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Yaël Ksander

Yaël Ksander

Yaël Ksander is a writer, editor, and radio producer who works at Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies and contributes to Bloomington’s NPR station, WFIU. The longtime co-host of the syndicated program A Moment of Science, Yael narrated the documentary films The Natural Heritage of Indiana and The Ordinary, Extraordinary Junco. Having grown up in Alexandria, Virginia, Yaël studied languages, literature, and art history at the University of Virginia and Columbia University before pulling up stakes to pursue an MFA in painting at Indiana, hoping it would be the Wild West. Well, it has been wild, at least.

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Remembering To Be an Artist When Life Gets in the Way

Finding work-life balance isn’t what people normally associate with the Picassos and Pollocks of the art world. Yet it’s a real-life dilemma for many working artists. Writer Yaël Ksander talks with several artists about how domestic life makes it “hard to remember that you are an artist. Especially if you’re a woman.” Click here to read the full story.

Joel Pett: Humanist with a ‘Mean Streak a Mile Wide’ Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Joel Pett served up an adult portion of art and stand-up at his homecoming

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and Bloomington expat Joel Pett returned to his hometown recently for a gallery show — and a stand-up gig. After talking to Pett about his work, writer Yaël Ksander wonders whether a man with “a mean streak a mile wide” has, deep down, a passion for humanity. Click here to read the full story.

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‘Stone Country,’ the Land That Carved a People

In her first article for Limestone Post, Yaël Ksander, a producer at WFIU, takes an in-depth look at the collaboration between photographer Jeffrey Wolin and writer Scott Russell Sanders, whose two books (published 30 years apart) are a chronicle of our quarries — the workers, rock, and cultural histories of the Indiana limestone industry. Click here to read the full story.

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