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Books Unbound – A Piece of Earth Is My Birthright: Writings from Native American Women for Thanksgiving


The Yankton Sioux writer Zitkala-Sa attended Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, in the 1890s. “Zitkala-Sa” (“Red Bird”) was the name she gave herself when she began her writing career in English: her birth name was Gertrude Simmons, and she often appears in literary histories under her married name of Gertrude Bonnin. “A piece of earth is my birthright” is a …

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Local Dance Event Brings AIDS Awareness

WFHB correspondent Joshua Byron speaks with Jan Lucas Grimm who will be helping host an event next week on World AIDS day. The event, titled “Dancing Into the Heart Of Compassion,” seeks to raise support and awareness of AIDS in Africa. It is scheduled to take place December 1 at the Commons in Columbus, Indiana.

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Daily Local News – November 23, 2015

A meeting next week will include new details about the five preliminary routes for section 6 of Interstate 69; Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis plans to introduce 14 All Gender restrooms across campus; The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has announced a program to control the common carp population at Griffy Lake; Bloomington’s B-Line Trail has been recognized by a …

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Books Unbound – Killing Voltaire, November 13 Edition: An Observance for Charlie Hebdo (Audio Updated)


In response to the November 13 attacks in Paris, Books Unbound revisits an episode originally created in the wake of the January 7 attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo. (Note to WFHB broadcast listeners: The encore presentation of Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, previously announced for this date, has been postponed.) Classic and contemporary free-speech quotations from the Voice of …

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Local Live – Will Scott

Will Scott

Soul-Americana & Hill Country Blues musician Will Scott joins the Local Live crew for an exclusive performance and interview! SONGS 1. Haiku For A Chicken About To Die from Blues 2. White River Rising 3. Stain Lifter 4. Just To Ferry Me Over 5. Gnawbone Hosted by Jar Turner Engineers Jim Lang and Adam Reichle Produced by Frankie Farrell Executive …

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Firehouse Sessions – Doug Paisley and Joan Shelley


Joan Shelley and Doug Paisley joined WFHB for an in-studio Firehouse Session on Friday, November 6th. Joan played “Stay on My Shore” from her new album “Over and Even”, Doug played “Easy Money”, and together they played “Bury Me Beneath the Willow”. Accompanying them were guitarist Nathan Salsburg and bassist Ben Whitely. That evening, Joan and Doug played at The …

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Activate! – Council for Community Accessibility: Vicki Pappas


Vicki Pappas on the work done by CCA to educate about issues facing our community and the positive action CCA brings to working towards solutions. Also, more ways to connect to your community from the City of Bloomington’s Volunteer Network. LINKS Council for Community Accessibility AccessAbility Decal Project Surveyors Team Growing Opportunities Education Volunteer CCA Activities & Events Committee

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Daily Local News – November 9, 2015

56 percent of Indiana residents are in favor adding LGBT anti-discrimination protections to the law, according to a survey by Ball State University and WISH-TV in Indianapolis; The Indiana Department of Transportation says they’re working to keep traffic moving in spite of major construction on Interstate 69. FEATURE One of the most clear challenges for a person or a family …

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Books Unbound – The Massacre of Yangzhou

The protagonist of “The Massacre of Yangzhou” is the southern Chinese city of Yangzhou, a rich and beautiful center of the failing Ming Dynasty as it succumbed to the rising Qing Dynasty. The episode is based on “‘Horrid Beyond Description’: The Massacre of Yangzhou”, from the book Voices from the Ming-Qing Cataclysm: China in Tigers’ Jaws by Lynn Struve. Struve …

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Firehouse Sessions – Justin Townes Earle


Justin Townes Earle stopped by WFHB for a Firehouse Session on Friday, October 30, before his appearance at the 3rd Annual Amethyst House Benefit at Buskirk-Chumley Theater. SONGS 1. Burning Pictures 2. White Gardenias 3. So Different Blues Hosted by Jim Manion Engineered by Jim Lang & Dan Withered Executive Producer is Jim Manion

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