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‘Noon Edition’ to broadcast live from WonderLab on April 5 
Host Bob Zaltsberg and a panel of experts will discuss the upcoming eclipse

photo of Noon Edition host Bob Zaltsberg
Photo of Noon Edition host Bob Zaltsberg

Bloomington, Ind., March 29, 2024 — WFIU Public Radio will host a live Noon Edition broadcast from WonderLab (308 W. 4th St., Bloomington) on Friday, April 5 focused on the upcoming eclipse and Bloomington’s spot in its path of totality. Doors for this free event will open at 11:30 a.m. with the live broadcast beginning at 12 p.m. 

Anticipating a staggering influx of over 300,000 visitors, city officials are gearing up for a monumental event. Noon Edition host Bob Zaltsberg will be joined by a panel of experts discussing the intricate science behind eclipses, essential safety measures for viewing, strategies for navigating the anticipated traffic surge, and more.

Panelists for the event will cover the following aspects of the eclipse:

Liz Aguilar from the Indiana University Department of Biology will discuss eclipse effects on the natural world.

Carey Champion from the Wylie House and Indiana University Libraries will talk about the total eclipse of 1869 in Bloomington.

John J. Salzer, provost professor from the Indiana University Department of Astronomy, will provide insight into the science of an eclipse.

Adam Wason from the City of Bloomington will share how the city is handling the anticipated increase in people and traffic.

Noon Edition will take questions from the audience in attendance at WonderLab, as well as through X @NoonEdition and email at The event will be broadcast on WFIU at 103.7 FM in Bloomington. After the live broadcast, the program will be available to listen to on demand on Noon Edition’s website,

Learn more WFIU’s eclipse 2024 content at

Noon Edition is made possible with support from Bloomington Health Foundation, Estate & Downsizing Specialists, and Smithville. Support for Eclipse 2024 programming comes from presenting partner IU Credit Union.

About Noon Edition

Noon Edition is a weekly public affairs radio program airing Fridays at 12 p.m. on WFIU. The program surveys diverse topics of local and regional interest in a lively, but civil conversation with scholars, government leaders, and listeners, giving Indiana residents an opportunity to talk with these guests about topics relevant to their lives. Learn more at

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About WFIU

WFIU Public Radio is south central Indiana’s source for news, arts, and music programming, broadcasting from the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington. The station is one of the original 90 charter members of NPR and currently offers programming from that network and other national and regional program providers. WFIU serves more than 20 counties in Indiana and is available at 103.7 FM and 101.9 FM (WFIU2) in Bloomington, 100.7 FM in Columbus, 101.7 FM in French Lick/West Baden, 98.9 FM in Greensburg, 106.1 FM in Kokomo, 100.1 FM (WFIU2) in Seymour, 95.1 FM in Terre Haute, and streaming at

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