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Oct 30, 2021

After the discovery that she had been embarking for years in the early1900s, on one of Indiana’s most gruesome murder sprees, Belle Gunness has been considered among the most notorious female killers in U.S. history.

Many aspects of the life and crimes of Belle, a Norwegian immigrant, remain a mystery, including the...


Oct 30, 2021

The soldier who fired the first American shot during World War I was a Hoosier. Because initial reports from France did not include the soldier’s name, they only indicated that he was from South Bend. A media frenzy ensued in October 1917 to determine his identity, with widespread misinformation that was repeated...


Oct 30, 2021

About 700 residents of Wabash County in northeastern Indiana once donated locks of their hair to create a harp. Well, an intricate artwork in the shape of a harp. That sounds weird (or at least offbeat) today, concedes, T.J. Honeycutt, director of archives and outreach at the Wabash County Museum, where the "hair harp"...


Oct 30, 2021

A mysterious illness killing songbirds swooped in over the summer and became front-page news across Indiana. Concurrently, the Covid-19 pandemic that's been so devastating for people apparently has had a positive impact on the hobby of birding. Hoosier History Live will do a deep dive into those and other issues related...


Sep 23, 2021

In advance of the 20th anniversary of what has been called the most historic event of the 21st century so far, Hoosier History Live will welcome phone calls throughout our show from listeners.

We invite you to call the WICR-FM studio (88.7) at 317-788-3314 and share where you were when you learned about the terrorist...