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Books Unbound – ‘Hospital Sketches’ by Louisa May Alcott, Conclusion


Illness cuts short Nurse Periwinkle’s service for the Union Army as Hospital Sketches concludes. In the last chapters of her thinly fictionalized memoir, during her convalescence in Washington, D.C., Louisa May Alcott offers observations of the pageantry and celebrations surrounding the New Year of 1863 and the Emancipation Proclamation. Although Alcott was a self-described “fanatic” abolitionist, the racist imagery when …

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Local Live – Skeleton Men

Photo courtesy of Dallas Bailey

Skeleton Men return to the WFHB studio on the heels of their “We Got a Van” mini-tour. The Skull Boyz rip through seven surf-rock tracks with titles that range from the nameless to a completely fleshed-out premise. SONGS 1. The New Old 2. The Argument 3. Untitled 4. Tsunami 5. The man who was left for dead but really wasn’t …

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Ins and Outs of Money – Retirement: What Are Your Options?

Retirement may be a long way off for lots of people, but preparing for it needs to happen now. Know your options-and don’t put them off!

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Books Unbound – Hospital Sketches’ by Louisa May Alcott, Part Three


Both Louisa May Alcott and Walt Whitman were profoundly affected by the aftermath of the Battle of Fredericksburg during the American Civil War. In today’s episode, Alcott’s alter-ego nurse stays by the side of the mortally wounded soldier John, who embodies wartime ideals of nobility in suffering and self-sacrifice. Her account, read by Sarah Torbeck, is complemented by one of …

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Local Live – Rambling Brambles

New Board

Alt-country trio Rambling Brambles blow through WFHB’s Local Live Studio for a live performance and interview! SONGS 1. Cadmium Red 2. The City Dark 3. More to Learn 4. Don’t Stop Loving Me 5. Stars Above 6. Caroline Hosted by Jar Turner Engineered by Jim Lang and Dan Withered Produced by Frankie Farrell Executive Producer is Jim Manion

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Local Live – Jesse Lacy


The first Local Live session of 2016 brings the return of Jesse Lacy for a live performance and interview! SONGS 1. Something More 2. Nobody Gives It Time 3. Harder Than Diamonds 4. Pack Of Dogs Hosted by Jar Turner Engineered by Jim Lang, Dan Withered Produced by Frankie Farrell Executive Producer is Jim Manion

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Books Unbound – ‘Hospital Sketches’ by Louisa May Alcott, Part Two

ca. 1861-1865, Nashville, Tennessee, Confederate States of America --- Two wounded Federal soldiers are cared for by Anne Bell, a nurse during the American Civil War. --- Image by © CORBIS

The dauntless nurse of Hospital Sketches gains a deeper understanding of the effects of war from the wounded men she cares for in the second part of Louisa May Alcott’s fictionalized memoir. Beloved as the author of Little Women, Alcott drew on her own brief service as a Union nurse during the Civil War in creating an authentic voice that …

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Better Beware! – Indiana Top Ten Part 2

Here are the rest of the ways fraudsters sucked over a million dollars out of Indiana in 2015…as far as the Indiana Attorney General knows. All too many scams aren’t reported!

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Self-Described “Conservative” Charter School Approved for Monroe County

Today, supporters of a controversial new charter school in Monroe County announced they have received approval to open as soon as this coming August. The Seven Oaks Charter School was previously rejected by the Indiana Charter School Board. But the self-described “conservative” group organizing the school went around the state and received a charter from a private, evangelical Christian college …

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Daily Local News – January 20, 2016

In a new study Indiana University scientists have discovered that information in the brain travels through hubs not unlike air traffic; The Sustainability Coordinator for the city of Bloomington, Jacqui Bauer, presented the Bloomington Commission on Sustainability with information about the city’s development of a Certified Tech Park last week; In 2015 investigators with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security …

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