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Ep. 87: Anthony DeCurtis, author, journalist, music critic & IU alum

In episode 87, we feature an early-release episode of a mini-series from the College of Arts and Sciences featuring three alumni who received awards from the College this year. This episode is about award-winning author, journalist, and music critic Anthony DeCurtis.

Ep. 86: A life of adventure: A profile of Barbara Restle

In episode 86, Emily Miles speaks with Barbara Restle, environmental activist and press freedom advocate. A childhood in 1930s Austria, where Nazi occupation came to suppress independent reporting, led Restle to eventually study journalism at Indiana University. In 2017, Restle contributed funding to the Media School for the study of the Freedom of Information Act and confidential source protections. The music in this episode comes from Greta Keller, Bela Bartok, Jahzzar and Doctor Turtle.

Ep. 85: Noah Bendix-Balgley, First Concertmaster with the Berliner Philharmoniker

In episode 85, Janae Cummings speaks to Noah Bendix-Balgley, first concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic and a graduate of IU's Jacobs School of Music. As the Wells Scholars Program professor, Bendix-Balgley recently visited Bloomington to lead an honors interdisciplinary colloquium for undergraduate students on "Art Music in the Contemporary World: An Exploration of Emerging Models."

Ep. 83: Twyla Tharp on movement, creativity, and The One Hundreds at Indiana University

In episode 83, Janae Cummings interviews legendary dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp. The two talk about her career, method, and course collaboration with Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music and Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance.

Ep. 79: Wounded Galaxies 1968: Paris, Prague, Chicago

In episode 79, Dean Shanahan speaks to Joan Hawkins, associate professor at the IU Media School, about the Wounded Galaxies festival and symposium. Wounded Galaxies: 1968 – Beneath the Paving Stones, the Beach is a festival and symposium produced by The Burroughs Century Ltd., welcoming scholars, writers, artists, archivists, filmmakers, performers, and others interested in exploring the intellectual and aesthetic legacy of 1968, during its 50th Anniversary year. The festival subtitle is a translation of the French slogan “Sous les pavés, la plage!,” a popular resistance graffiti in France Mai ’68 that refers to both the sand beneath cobblestones lifted by students to hurl at police as well as the ‘Situationist’ conviction that the streets–the expression of capital and consumption–could be rediscovered by abandoning a regimented life.

Ep. 76: Discussing race, change, and awkward conversations with W. Kamau Bell

Through the Gates host Janae Cummings opens season 3 with W. Kamau Bell—sociopolitical comedian, podcaster, author, and Emmy Award-winning host of the CNN docu-series United Shades of America. Bell visited the Indiana University Bloomington campus to speak at the university's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Leadership Breakfast.

Ep. 75: The Through the Gates Holiday Spectacular

In episode 75, the Through the Gates family gets together for a fun episode of holiday trivia and conversation.

Ep. 73: Indie filmmaker and IU alumna Eliza Hittman

In episode 73, Janae Cummings speaks with Eliza Hittman, IU alumna and award-winning indie filmmaker. Hittman recently visited the IU Cinema as part of its Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker program. Her most recent feature BEACH RATS won the 2017 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award for U.S. Dramatic Feature.

Ep. 67: Breaking down Indiana University's campus ghost stories

In episode 67, Through the Gates producers Abbie Gipson and Emily Miles look into Indiana University campus ghost stories and discuss their findings. Be sure to listen to this in conjunction with episode 65, where we talk to IU alum Kat Klockow about her book Haunted Hoosier Halls and other paranormal phenomena (https://soundcloud.com/through-the-gates-at-iu/ep-65-the-haunted-history-of-indiana-university-with-kat-klockow)

Ep. 65: The haunted history of Indiana University with Kat Klockow

In episode 65, we chat with IU alum, writer, and paranormal enthusiast Kat Klockow about Indiana University's spooky stories and urban legends. Klockow is author of "Haunted Hoosier Halls: Indiana University" and "Ohio's Haunted Crime." Be sure to listen to this in conjunction with episode 67, where our producers examine more ghost stories related to the IU Bloomington campus (https://soundcloud.com/through-the-gates-at-iu/ep-67-breaking-down-indiana-university-campus-ghost-stories).

Ep. 59: A discussion on Confederate monuments and awakening Americans to history

In episode 59, we talk to James H. Madison, the Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor of History Emeritus at Indiana University Bloomington, about recent controversies surrounding Confederate monuments and the Civil War.

Ep. 48: Getting to know the University Archives & the Primary Source Immersion Program

Dina Kellams, Director of University Archives, and Meg Meiman, head of teaching and learning at IU Libraries, join us to discuss the Indiana University Archives and the Primary Source Immersion Program. The new program will help IU faculty members integrate primary sources into an existing or new course and show ways to foster students’ information literacy skills in relation to primary sources.

Ep. 43: On the road to the Rhodes with scholar Morgan Mohr

We talk to Morgan Mohr, a senior at Indiana University Bloomington studying political science, history and feminist policy. Morgan was recently named a 2017 Rhodes Scholar.

Ep. 39: The Holiday Spectacular

IU Libraries Dina Kellams and Michelle Crowe join Jim and Janae to talk about Indiana University holiday facts, traditions, and more. This episode marks the end of season 1 of Through the Gates.

Ep. 35: The challenge of increasing campus diversity among faculty and students

This week, Through the Gates host Jim Shanahan speaks with John Nieto Phillips, IU associate vice provost for faculty development and diversity, on the challenge of increasing campus diversity among faculty and students. The conversation addresses a variety of nuances of student and faculty recruitment and touches on questions of competitive hiring, extra burdens on minority faculty, and implicit bias.

Ep. 32: Bernard Fraga and Sandy Shapshay on young voters & the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

Janae Cummings talks with Prof. Bernard Fraga and Prof. Sandra Shapshay about their work on the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a national voting initiative focused on improving democratic engagement on college campuses, increasing student voter participation rates, and graduating students with a lifelong commitment to being informed and active citizens. In our Hoosier Five segment, Cummings speaks with Professor Amjad Ali Khan, a virtuoso and master teacher of the Indian sarod, a fretless cousin of the sitar.

Hoosier Five: Indiana University Sleep Walk

Hoosier Five host Janae Cummings talks about the Indiana University Sleep Walk and the Sleep Great IU! Challenge with Carrie Docherty from the IU School of Public Health and Steven Lalevich from Healthy IU.

Ep. 26: Melanie Payne - Welcome Week

When students at IU Bloomington head back to campus, Melanie Payne and her team are there to help them. Payne is the senior associate director of First Year Experience and the director of New Student Orientation, and she joins Through the Gates this week to share exactly how she makes the move-in experience a good one for all of the new Hoosiers heading to school for the first time.

Ep. 19: A look at IU Swimming with Coach Ray Looze and Olympic hopefuls Lilly King & Blake Pieroni

This week, we hear from IU swim coach Ray Looze, the 2016 Big Ten Coach of the Year for both men’s and women’s swimming, along with swimmers Lilly King, a rising sophomore from Evansville studying physical education in the School of Public Health, and Blake Pieroni, a rising junior from Chesterton, Ind., studying biology in the College of Arts and Sciences. King was named the 2016 Big Ten Women’s Swimmer of the Year. Both King and Pieroni hope to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Aug. 5 to 21) at the Olympic Trials for swimming June 26 to July 3 in Omaha, Neb. In this podcast, King and Blake talk about the discipline required for day-to-day life as student swimmers — and the numerous calories needed to fuel their training.

Ep. 12: Chris Lemonis, IU baseball coach

Though spring has been slow to arrive, baseball is already here! To bring us up to speed on this year's IU baseball team, Through the Gates welcomes head coach Chris Lemonis. Lemonis is now in his second season as head coach of the Hoosiers, and today he'll tell host Jim Shanahan about the joys and challenges of coaching baseball in the Big Ten.

Ep. 4: IU Bloomington Provost Lauren Robel

IU Provost Lauren Robel chats with IU Media School Dean James Shanahan in this week's podcast.

Ep. 3: Tom French, professor and journalist

This week's Through the Gates podcast looks at long-form narrative journalism with IU Media School professor of practice Tom French, a Pulitzer Prize-winner and IU alumnus.