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Our Town: Martinsville

Morgan County Public LibraryMartinsville, Indiana - a small town with a big reputation - will be the focus of the newest OUR TOWN production. The "City of Mineral Water" is the hometown of legendary basketball coach John Wooden, sanitariums featuring healing waters, outstanding high school academics and athletes, an aerospace industry, natural disasters, and controversy. WTIU will explore these subjects and more in the fifth installment of its OUR TOWN series.

Wilderness Plots

Scott Russell Sanders sits in the doorway of a historic log cabinProduced in 2008, WILDERNESS PLOTS features a selection of songs by area musicians inspired by Scott Russell Sanders' book about the settling of the American frontier. The program also includes readings by Sanders, interviews with the artists and views of the Southern Indiana scenery. The interviews provide background information and offer insight into the artists: their work, their perspectives, and their love for music, writing and history.

Restoring the Legend: The French Lick Springs Hotel

Front entrance of the restored French Lick Springs HotelProduced in 2007, RESTORING THE LEGEND focuses on the history and restoration of the French Lick Springs Hotel. The program traces the magnificent history of the hotel—from its days as a spa and unofficial headquarters for the National Democratic Party—to its decline after World War II—and finally to the multi-million dollar restoration that has recently been completed along with a casino, an additional golf course and full spa features.

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