On this episode, we talk with Anya Grundmann '89, the vice president of programming and audience development at National Public Radio. Once upon a time, she was a wide-eyed Grinnell College student, exploring her passion for music and throwing herself into the wide-ranging learning experiences of the liberal arts. The same spirit of exploration which informs so much of the NPR ethos can also be traced back to her time at Grinnell. From Grinnell to the world of public radio, and back, we also talk to Eric McIntyre, professor of music, as he guides us on a musical tour of some works from the Grinnell College Museum of Art. McIntyre created six musical compositions in response to works on display in the exhibition, For Campus and Community: The Collection of the Grinnell College Museum of Art.
On this episode, Evelyn and Will Freeman, longtime coaches of cross country and track and field, reflect on almost 40 years of coaching student-athletes here at Grinnell. The Freemans' unique and evolving coaching philosophies, which center on a holistic approach to personal growth and individualized mentorship in tandem with athletic success, have influenced countless Grinnellians. We hear from the Freemans and some of their student-athletes as they gathered in the fall to celebrate their retirement and share memories.