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Hoosier History Live

Dec 28, 2018



Across the Indiana landscape during the 1960s, there may not have been much surf and sand of the sort celebrated in the music of The Beach Boys. But there were plenty of garage bands, rock and roll concerts by national touring groups and jam-packed venues for the music that was captivating Hoosier teenagers during...

Dec 21, 2018

Since the 1930s, this billboard on US 40 has been touting Clabber Girl Baking Powder and welcoming visitors to Terre Haute. It's one of the iconic Indiana road signs that are the focus of this week's show.

Steve Brady(December 8, 2018) For 60 years in Indianapolis, a signboard has been showcasing weekly puns and wordplay submitted by the general public and employees of OneAmerica, formerly American United Life Insurance (AUL). A pun on the marquee of the signboard at the 38-story One America Tower in downtown Indy during...

Dec 6, 2018

A master decoder of secret messages from foreign governments wouldn't seem to have any connection to an early advocate for free kindergarten.

Or to a columnist who offered insights about the challenges of running a farm.

Cryptologist Herbert Yardley (1889-1958) headed up one of the federal government's first decoding departments.The link between the three people: All were Hoosiers who became pioneering figures in...

Nov 9, 2018

Hoosier History Live takes a look at covered bridges; their history and social significance.  Joining host Nelson Price in studio are Margaret Smith of the Indiana Covered Bridge Society and Larry Stout, who helped lead the restoration of the historic Moscow Covered Bridge.

Oct 18, 2018

(October 13, 2018) With percussion instruments that included a makeshift washboard and a stage routine punctuated by comic banter between their musical numbers, they were nationally known entertainers from the 1920s through the mid-1940s.

he popular radio show National Barn Dance often featured the Hot Shots.The Hoosier Hot Shots were regulars on National Barn Dance, one of the most...