"Intersections: Where Art and Science Meet" Public Radio

Co-Hosts …

Mark Kesling

Mark Kesling is a pioneering artist and science educator in the field of museum education and design for more than 45 years. He is currently the Founder and CEO of the daVinci Pursuit. He possesses a unique set of skills, combining art with science in ways that engage learners of all ages.

Dr. Krista Hoffmann-Longtin

Krista Hoffmann-Longtin is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies in the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, and an Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She researches communication education and faculty development in the sciences and health professions.

Executive Producer …

Dr. Elizabeth U. Murphy

Dr. Elizabeth Murphy received her DVM from Cornell University in 1997. Prior to attending veterinary school, Dr. Murphy graduated from Duke University’s Physician Assistant Program and worked as a Physician Assistant in Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery at Children’s Hospital in Boston.

“Intersections: Where Art and Science Meet”

From the studios of WICR, this is Intersections: Where Art and Science Meet, your weekly hour of conversation, where you learn about the curious intersections between art and science, with your hosts Mark Kesling, the Founder of the DaVinci Pursuit and Krista Hoffmann-Longtin, Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Listen to past shows, view photos of our guests, and learn more about the topics presented by clicking on title below …

From on High: The Art of Drone Phtography (Live)

From on High: The Art of Drone Phtography (Live)

Aired Saturday, March 20, 2021From on High: The Art of Drone PhotographyShow #124 Talking about the art of drone photography, perspective, visual storytelling, and the technical aspects of drone photography. Guests Rocky Walls, Director and Co-Founder, 12 Stars Media...

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Mathematics in Dance (Taped)

Mathematics in Dance (Taped)

Aired Saturday, February 6, 2021Mathematics in DanceShow #120 Talking about the mathematics and dance. How do dancers use math to perform and notate movement in dance.Guests Julia Arciero, Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences IUPUI Robin Cox, Associate...

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The Art and Science of Food (Taped)

The Art and Science of Food (Taped)

Aired Saturday, January 23, 2021The Art and Science of FoodShow #119 Talking about bugs, food, art, and science.Guests Chef Joseph owner and Founder of Brooklyn Bugs Dr. Andrea Liceaga, Associate Professor of Food Science at Purdue University Upcoming Mathematics in...

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Art and Science of Creativity and Community (Taped)

Art and Science of Creativity and Community (Taped)

Aired Saturday, January 16, 2021 Art and Science of Creativity and CommunityShow #118 Talking about how to build a relationship using the arts, mentors, and programs that are sustaining for people of color.   Guests Tatjana Rebelle, Writer, Organizer, activist,...

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The Art and Science of Reporting the News (Taped)

The Art and Science of Reporting the News (Taped)

Aired Saturday, January 9, 2021The Art and Science of Reporting the NewsShow #117 Talking about the challenges and successes of investigative reporting in the current era of social media.  Guests Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star Reporter Emily Hopkins,...

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Mathematics in Dance (Live)

Mathematics in Dance (Live)

Aired Saturday, December 19, 2020Mathematics in DanceShow #114 Talking about the mathematics and dance. How do dancers use math to perform and notate movement in dance.Guests Julia Arciero, Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences IUPUI Robin Cox, Associate...

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Women in STEM (Taped)

Women in STEM (Taped)

Aired Saturday, December 12, 2020Women in STEMShow #113 Talking about the challenges and successes of women who choose a STEM field and about a project that Jheel Patel has started to record short video podcasts of local women in STEMGuests Jheel Patel, PhD candidate...

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Spicing It Up (Live)

Spicing It Up (Live)

Aired Saturday, December 5, 2020Spicing It UpShow #112 Talking about spices and how the brain perceives them. Guests Claire Cheney, Founder Curio Spice Company Susan Turner, Program Manager at Curio Spice Company Jheel Patel, Neuroscientist at Indiana University...

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Silk And Stone: The Art And Chemistry of Henna (Live)

Silk And Stone: The Art And Chemistry of Henna (Live)

Aired Saturday, November 28, 2020Silk and Stone: The Art and Chemistry of HennaShow #111 Talking about the art and chemistry of henna and natural dyes.Guests Kesha Bhatt, Henna artist and Pre-Med student at Indiana University School of Medicine Todd Hopkins, Professor...

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Teaching Science and Art During the Pandemic (Live)

Teaching Science and Art During the Pandemic (Live)

Aired Saturday, November 7, 2020Teaching Science and Art During the PandemicShow #108 Talking about how teaching has changed at the university level during the pandemic.  Guests Dr. Andy Gavrin, Professor of Physics at IUPUI Juliet King, Associate Professor of...

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Spooky Science (Repeat)

Spooky Science (Repeat)

Aired Saturday, October 31, 2020Spooky ScienceShow #86 Talking about zombies, theatrical performance, and all things odd and weird.  Guests William Sullivan, Scientist/Author Bennet Ayres, Actor/PlaywrightUpcoming Teaching Science and Art During the...

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Women in STEM (Live)

Women in STEM (Live)

Aired Saturday, October 24, 2020Women in STEMShow #106 Talking about the challenges and successes of women who choose a STEM field and about a project that Jheel Patel has started to record short video podcasts of local women in STEMGuests Jheel Patel, PhD candidate...

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The Art and Science of Food (Live)

The Art and Science of Food (Live)

Aired Saturday, October 17, 2020The Art and Science of FoodShow #105 Talking about bugs, food, art, and science.Guests Chef Joseph owner and Founder of Brooklyn Bugs Dr. Andrea Liceaga, Associate Professor of Food Science at Purdue University Upcoming Women in...

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Precision Medicine and Breast Cancer (Live)

Precision Medicine and Breast Cancer (Live)

Aired Saturday, October 10, 2020Precision Medicine and Breast CancerShow #104 Talking about Indiana University’s Precision Health Initiative Grand Challenge and breast cancer research.Guests Dr. Milan Radovich, Associate Professor of Surgery, Indiana University School...

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Communicating Science Through the Arts (Live)

Communicating Science Through the Arts (Live)

Aired Saturday, October 3, 2020Communicating Science Through the ArtsShow #103 Talking about the ways in which theater improvisation can be used to communicate science more effectively with the public.Guests Krista Hoffmann-Longtin, Science Communicator Jim Ansaldo,...

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Volunteerism During a Pandemic (Live)

Volunteerism During a Pandemic (Live)

Aired Saturday, September 26, 2020Volunteerism During a Pandemic: Why Volunteerism in the Arts and Sciences is So Critical During a TIme of CrisisShow #102 Talking about the number of ways volunteerism helps connect us with people, art, science, and animals....

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Art and Science of Creativity and Community (Live)

Art and Science of Creativity and Community (Live)

Aired Saturday, September 19, 2020Art and Science of Creativity and CommunityShow #101 Talking about how to build a relationship using the arts, mentors, and programs that are sustaining for people of color.  Guests Tatjana Rebelle, Writer, Organizer, activist,...

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Hands-On Exhibits in Museums During a Pandemic (Live)

Hands-On Exhibits in Museums During a Pandemic (Live)

Aired Saturday, September 12, 2020Hands-On Exhibits in Museums During a PandemicShow #100 Talking about the ways exhibit technology has to change during a pandemic.  Guests Cathryn Ferree, Indiana State Museum Charles Venable, Newfields Upcoming Art and Science...

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The Art and Science of Reporting the News (Live)

The Art and Science of Reporting the News (Live)

Aired Saturday, September 5, 2020The Art and Science of Reporting the NewsShow #99 Talking about the challenges and successes of investigative reporting in the current era of social media.  Guests Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star Reporter Emily Hopkins,...

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Cell Phone Art and Science (Live)

Cell Phone Art and Science (Live)

Aired Saturday, August 29, 2020Cell Phone Art and ScienceShow #98 Talking about NEW ways to experience art, science, and culture on your electronic devices.  Guests Lorraine Phillips Vavul, Project Manager for Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis (HUNI)...

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All Things DaVinci (Live)

All Things DaVinci (Live)

Aired Saturday, August 22, 2020All Things DaVinciShow #97 Talking about Mark’s recent trip to Paris and the amazing da Vinci Exhibition, about Jason’s trip to the Leonardo Conference, the 500th Anniversary of Leonardo, and how da Vinci continues to have an impact on...

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The Art and Science of Medicine (Live)

The Art and Science of Medicine (Live)

Aired Saturday, August 15, 2020The Art and Science of MedicineShow #96 Talking about the art and science of medicine and some of the ways that outbreaks and pandemics have affected doctor and patient interaction.  Guests Dr. Mary McAteer, Pediatircian Dr....

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The Art and Science of Teaching Art (Live)

The Art and Science of Teaching Art (Live)

Aired Saturday, August 8, 2020The Art and Science of Teaching ArtShow #95 Talking about the art and science of teaching art on the college level.  Guests Greg Hull, Interim Dean of the Herron School of Art and Design Anila Agha, Associate Professor of Drawing at...

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The Art and Science of Collecting (Live)

The Art and Science of Collecting (Live)

Aired Saturday, August 8, 2020The Art and Science of CollectingShow #94 Talking about the important role of collecting, conservation, and display of objects.  Guests Dr. Shirley Mueller, Neuropsychologist Robin Toulouse, artist/gallery owner  Upcoming The...

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No Rhyme or Reason (Repeat)

No Rhyme or Reason (Repeat)

Aired Saturday, July 25, 2020No Rhyme or ReasonShow #93 Talking about using poetry to communicate science.  Guests Joyce Brinkman, Poet Kelly Brown, Biologist Chef Joseph Yoon, Brroklyn BugsUpcoming The Art and Science of Teaching ArtContact Joyce ...Contact Chef...

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How Science Inspires Art (Repeat)

How Science Inspires Art (Repeat)

Aired Saturday, July 18, 2020How Science Inspires ArtShow #92 Talking about the ways in which science inspires art and how technology can provide new technologies in the arts.  Guests James Viewegh, Artist Randy Frye, ArtistUpcoming No Rhyme or ReasonContact...

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Media Literacy in the Age of Fake News (Repeat)

Media Literacy in the Age of Fake News (Repeat)

Aired Saturday, July 11, 2020Media Literacy in the Age of Fake NewsShow #91 Talking about their collaboration in a teacher workshop designed to reveal the issues with media and reporting the “facts.”  Guests Andy Gavrin, Physicist Sarah Bowman, ReporterUpcoming...

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Undercurrent (Repeat)

Undercurrent (Repeat)

Aired Saturday, July 4, 2020UndercurrentShow #90 Talking about the water sculpture collaboration to reveal the flow of water beneath the surface.  Guests David Landis, SculptorUpcoming Media Literacy in the Age of Fake NewsContact David ...

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Art and Physics: A Strange Relationship (Repeat)

Art and Physics: A Strange Relationship (Repeat)

Aired Saturday, June 27, 2020Art and Physics: A Strange RelationshipShow #89 Talking about the intersection between physics and poetry.  Guests Andy Gavrin, Physicist Jessica Reed, PoetUpcoming UndercurrentContact Andy ...Contact Jessica ...

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Chaos (Repeat)

Chaos (Repeat)

Aired Saturday, June 20, 2020ChaosShow #88 Talking about using art to explain the science of chaos.  Guests Andy Gavrin, Physicist David Landis, Kinetic SculptorUpcoming Art and Physics: A Strange RelationshipContact Andy ...Contact David ...

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Pleased to Meet Me (Repeat)

Pleased to Meet Me (Repeat)

Aired Saturday, June 13, 2020Pleased to Meet MeShow #87 Talking about how genetics, epigenetics, microbiology, and psychology work together to influence our personality and actions.  Guests William Sullivan, Scientist/AuthorUpcoming ChaosContact Bill ...

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Spooky Science (Repeat)

Spooky Science (Repeat)

Aired Saturday, June 6, 2020Spooky ScienceShow #86 Talking about zombies, theatrical performance, and all things odd and weird.  Guests William Sullivan, Scientist/Author Bennet Ayres, Actor/PlaywrightUpcoming Pleased to Meet MeContact Bill ...Contact Ben ...

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Poetic Planets (Repeat)

Poetic Planets (Repeat)

05-30-2020 (Show #85: Taped) Poetic Planets – Clyde Pennington, fabricator; Joyce Brinkman, Poet – Talking about space, planets, poetry, and metal fabrication.

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Stream Dance (Repeat)

Stream Dance (Repeat)

05-23-2020 (Show #84: Taped) Stream Dance – Cynthia Pratt, Dancer; Travis Ryan, Biologist – Cynthia Pratt, Dancer; Travis Ryan, Biologist – Talking about the ways dance can be used to capture ideas regarding the science of water.

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Leonardo da Vinci, Anatomist (Repeat)

Leonardo da Vinci, Anatomist (Repeat)

05-16-2020 (Show #83: Taped) Leonardo da Vinci, Anatomist – Dr. Jason Organ, Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Indiana University School of Medicine and Rita Spalding, Artist – Talking about Jason’s recent attendance at the Leonardo da Vinci Conference, Rita’s work with realism, and a deeper look at Leonardo the anatomist.

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Inside the Head of the Collector (Repeat)

Inside the Head of the Collector (Repeat)

05-02-2020 (Show #81: Taped) Inside the Head of the Collector: Neuropsychology of Art– Dr. Shirley Mueller, Neuropsychologist; Freddie Kelvin, Photographer; Tom Mueller, Photographer – Talking about the ways in which the mind, arts, and sciences all combine in the human brain to make us each individual.

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Giant Pollinators (Repeat)

Giant Pollinators (Repeat)

04-25-2020 (Show #80: Taped) Giant Pollinators – Tom Swinford, Biologist; Patrick Mack, Sculptor – Talking about pollinators, sculpture, and the Urban Wilderness Trail.

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Challenges in Engineering Art Installations (Repeat)

Challenges in Engineering Art Installations (Repeat)

04-18-2020 (Show #79: Taped) Challenges in Engineering Art Installations – Chip Doeden, Mechanical Engineer; Julia Moore, Arts Council of Indianapolis; David Landis, Sculptor – Talking about the challenges with engineering large public art sculptures and the capacity of local artists to respond to these challenges.

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Art, History, and Science Education (Live)

Art, History, and Science Education (Live)

04-04-2020 (Show #77: Live) Art, History, and Science Education Along the White River – Kevin Hardie, Executive Director, Friends of the White River; Andrew Bradford, Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Conner Prairie – Talking about the ways in which partner organizations are activating education along the White River.

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Lessons Learned: A Look at the Art, Science, and Ethics (Live)

Lessons Learned: A Look at the Art, Science, and Ethics (Live)

03-28-2020 (Show #76: Live) Lessons Learned: A Look at the Art, Science, and Ethics from Auschwitz – Dr. Sabine Hildebrandt, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and 2020 IUPUI Scholar in Residence; Dr. Amber Comer, Assistant Professor and Scientific Researcher; Dr. Jason Organ, Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Indiana University Medical School; Talking about the lessons learned and the effects on medical/science ethics in the 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Her book “The Anatomy of Murder: Ethical Transgressions and Anatomical Science during the Third Reich” was published by Berghahn Books in January 2016, and is the first systemic study of anatomy during National Socialism.

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The Flow of Rap (Repeat)

The Flow of Rap (Repeat)

03-14-2020 (Show #74: Taped) The Flow of Rap – Jordan Munson, Musician – Talking about the design of a giant boombox, rap music, and electronic soundscapes.

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Stream Dance (Repeat)

Stream Dance (Repeat)

03-07-2020 (Show #73: Taped) Stream Dance – Cynthia Pratt, Dancer; Travis Ryan, Biologist – Cynthia Pratt, Dancer; Travis Ryan, Biologist – Talking about the ways dance can be used to capture ideas regarding the science of water.

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One Giant Leap (Repeat)

One Giant Leap (Repeat)

02-22-2020 (Show #72: Taped) One Giant Leap – Joy Hernandez-Butler, artist/videographer/gallery owner; Brian Murphy, Butler University Physicist and Astronomer; Lauren Zoll, Artist – Talking about landing on the moon, Astronomy, and Space Art.

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To Eat Intelligently is an Art (Repeat)

To Eat Intelligently is an Art (Repeat)

Aired Saturday, February 8, 2020To Eat Intelligently is an ArtShow #71 Talking about the role of food in keeping us healthy and in healing.Guests Colleen Rocap, Plant-Based Food Advocate Terry Border, Artist/AuthorUpcoming One Giant LeapMore by this artist...Contact...

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Pleased to Meet Me (Repeat)

Pleased to Meet Me (Repeat)

Aired Saturday, February 2, 2020Pleased to Meet MeShow #70 Talking about how genetics, epigenetics, microbiology, and psychology work together to influence our personality and actions.  Guests William Sullivan, Scientist/AuthorUpcoming To Eat Intelligently Is An...

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