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Books Unbound – Heaven’s Cafe: A Miscellany for Solstice Eve

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“Heaven’s Café” is a seasonal episode of Books Unbound featuring poetry from China, Germany, Mexico, Palestine, Cuba and England, with a tribute to the late Mark Strand and one of Dostoyevsky’s lesser-known stories, “The Christmas Tree and the Wedding”. The program explores seasonal themes of Heaven/the heavens: how we mark the season and align ourselves to celestial phenomena, and how at the end of the year’s cycle we dwell on loss, especially love lost—but also revisit childhood and beginnings with often unforeseen consequences.

Co-hosts: Doug Storm and Sarah Torbeck
Announcer: Berklea Going

READINGS

  • “New Year’s Watch” and “Visiting the Temple of Auspicious Fortune on New Year’s Eve” by the 11th-century Chinese poet Su Shi (Patsy Rahn, Pei-Shan Yu)
  • “After the Rain” by World War One-era poet Richard Dehmel (Frank Buczolich, in both German and his own translation)
  • Poetry by the 17th-century Colonial Mexican poet Sor Juana on the Nativity and the cosmos (Berklea Going, Eric Rensberger, Cynthia Wolfe, Sonia Velázquez)
  • “A Prayer to the New Year” by the 20th-century Palestinian poet Fadwa Tuqan (Ali Alnahhabi, Cynthia Wolfe)
  • “The Coming of Light” by Mark Strand, a brief tribute to the Canadian-American poet who died last month (Frank Buczolich)
  • “The Christmas Tree and the Wedding” by Dostoyevsky (Sarah Torbeck, with Russian intro by Pavel Abramov)
  • “Christmas of 2012″ by the Cuban dissident writer and photographer Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo (Tony Brewer)
  • “On Heaven” by Ford Madox Ford, writing as Ford Madox Heuffer, again taking us to the WW1 era, imagining the afterlife as meeting his lost beloved in a cafe in the South of France (Doug Storm)

Music excerpted from the Sonata for Viola and Piano of Dmitri Shostakovich.

Produced by Cynthia Wolfe with Doug Storm.
Written by Cynthia Wolfe with contributions from Ali Alnahhabi, Frank Buczolich and Doug Storm.
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Hola Bloomington – December 19, 2014

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Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Maria Auxiliadora Viloria, Carlos Bakota, Minerva Sosa, John Nieto-Phillips y Christie Popp hablan sobre la acción ejecutiva del presidente Obama sobre la reforma migratoria. Ademas, se habla sobre la importancia del voto Latino.

Hola Bloomington’s hosts Maria Auxiliadora Viloria, Carlos Bakota, Minerva Sosa, John Nieto-Phillips y Christie Popp talk about President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform. In addition, we talk about the importance of the Latino vote in the next election.

EcoReport – Mining Close to Home: IU Professor Michael Hendryx

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This week on Ecoreport, IU Professor Michael Hendryx discusses the health implications of living near mining operations.

The Top Stories of 2014: Parents Protest at Fairview Elementary

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Today on the Top Stories of 2014, former school board candidate Brandon Shurr joins Alycin and Joe in the studio to discuss changes made at Fairview Elementary School and the ensuing protests from parents and students.

The Top Stories of 2014 is a special production of WFHB News, looking back on the stories that define the year in news. From deer to development, education to equality, national issues became local, and Indiana worked to set itself apart. The Top Stories of 2014 is produced by Alycin Bektesh and Joe Crawford.

The Top Stories of 2014: Oh, Deer

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Today on the Top Stories of 2014, Herald Times City Government Reporter Lindsey Erdody joins Alycin and Joe in the studio to discuss the progression of deer management during the year, and the efforts taken by those who oppose the kill.

The Top Stories of 2014 is a special production of WFHB News, looking back on the stories that define the year in news. From deer to development, education to equality, national issues became local, and Indiana worked to set itself apart. The Top Stories of 2014 is produced by Alycin Bektesh and Joe Crawford.

Books Unbound – Short, With a Wicked Tongue and Long Legs, Episode 3: “The Cloak” by Gogol”, Conclusion

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A three-episode program of short satiric fiction concludes with a slightly abridged version of “The Cloak” by Nikolai Gogol, read by Frank Buczolich. Gogol’s work was subjected to official censorship, and he lived in self-imposed exile for much of his adult life. At first praised by the political Left for his criticisms of Russian serfdom, his conservative loyalties toward the tsar and the Russian Orthodox Church damaged his literary standing during the Russian Revolution. “The Cloak” is a satire of Russian bureaucracy and rigid social classes, perhaps a ghost story, and an aesthetic masterpiece from a founding voice of modern Russian fiction. Produced and written by Cynthia Wolfe, with assistant producers Doug Storm and Robert Shull.

Music for “The Cloak”: Glinka, Viola Sonata, performed by Nobuko Imai
Break music: Diego Ortiz, Capona — Recercada Settima Sobre la Romanesca, performed by the Ensemble for the Seicento

Announcer: Berklea Going
Host: Sarah Torbeck
Voice of Nabokov: Tony Brewer

The Top Stories of 2014: Bloomingfoods

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Today on the Top Stories of 2014, Correspondent David Murphy joins Alycin and Joe in the studio for a look back at the successful unionization efforts of Bloomingfoods Co-Op Grocery workers beginning in September.

The Top Stories of 2014 is a special production of WFHB News, looking back on the stories that define the year in news. From deer to development, education to equality, national issues became local, and Indiana worked to set itself apart. The Top Stories of 2014 is produced by Alycin Bektesh and Joe Crawford.

EcoReport – Christmas Bird Count

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Bob Kissell interviews team leaders for the upcoming local Christmas bird counts, which are part of an annual nation wide Audobon society event.

Daily Local News – December 9, 2014

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Old National Bank is one major step closer to moving its downtown Bloomington branch; A law prohibiting dead people from voting was responsible for delays in tallying election results last month; A new bicycle and pedestrian trail west of Bloomington could be facing a rough winter; A committee of former Red Cross Book Fair volunteers has completed its selection process for a NEW HOST for the popular book fair fund-raiser annually held at the Monroe County Fair Grounds; A public hearing will be held this Thursday by the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce for citizens to comment on the Fullerton Pike Extension project; The long running dispute between Indiana Governor Mike Pence and State
Superintendent of Education Glenda Ritz seems to have switched battlegrounds.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
You’ll find plenty of people who are happy to advise you in matters of money–for a fee, of course. A better option might be taking advantage of free resources. Here’s WFHB’s weekly financial segment The Ins and Outs of Money.

CREDITS
Anchors: Casey Kuhn, Chris Martin
Today’s headlines were written by Sophia Saliby, and Anson Shupe
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by David Murphy
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Ryan Stacey and edited by Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe
County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County.
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford,
Our board engineer and Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Local Live Remote – Krista Detor and Friends from Airtime Studios, Part 2

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Our annual Winter Holiday show from Airtime Studios with Krista Detor, Jason Wilber, Amanda Biggs, David Weber, Justin Teague, John Missick, Steve Mascari, Ella Poletti, Michael White.

SONGS
1. Justin Teague – Over The Rainbow 2. Krista Detor – My Love’s Eyes 3. Michael White – It’s A Wonderful Life 4. Michael White and Krista Detor – Christmas On The Moon 5. Ella Poletti – Love Is Christmas 6. Ella Poletti – Hallelujah 7. Amanda Biggs and Justin Teague – Baby, It’s Cold Outside 8. Michael Whie – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 9. Krista Detor – Sheriff Santa From Montana 10. Amanda Biggs and Justin Teague – O Holy Night 11. Krista Detor – Awake The Voice

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