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Daily Local News – September 22, 2015

Earlier today both of Indiana’s U.S. senators voted in favor of a ban on most late-term abortions; IU-Bloomington is moving to compost much of its food waste; The People’s Art Fair is looking for new participants for their event, which takes place October 3rd. FEATURE Civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis addressed a full house last night at the …

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EXCLUSIVE LOTUS INTERVIEW – Delhi 2 Dublin

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As the Lotus World Music Festival approaches, WFHB’s Adriane Pontecorvo chats with Canada’s Delhi 2 Dublin. Delhi 2 Dublin set is possibly the only place you’ll see a fiddle player rocking out with a kilt-wearing Korean, flanked by two Bhangra percussionists and a vocalist who looks like he would be at home in a Bollywood music video. The group began …

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EXCLUSIVE LOTUS INTERVIEW – Bhi Bihman

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As Bloomington gears up for the upcoming Lotus World Music Festival, WFHB’s Tall Steve chats with singer-songwriter Bhi Bihman. American singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman is known for his fine guitar playing, his clever and edgy lyrics, and a remarkable voice that has earned comparisons to such artists as Nina Simone and Bill Withers. “What a voice Bhi Bhiman has, full-bodied and …

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EXCLUSIVE LOTUS INTERVIEW: tUnE-yArDs

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As Bloomington counts down the days before Lotus World Music Festival, WFHB’s Jim Manion chats with tUnE-yArDs’ own Nate Brenner. tUnE-yArDs is fresh, avant-garde, experimental, groovy, poppy, funky — pick a word to describe Merrill Garbus’s band and a reviewer somewhere in the world has already used it. Garbus and her collaborator, bassist (and Bloomington native) Nate Brenner, along with …

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Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Twelve: ‘Two Men,’ Chapters 29-32

The Civil War-era novel Two Men by Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902) heads into its final chapters. Spoiled by what we now label “white male privilege,” the heir to a Mayflower family fortune loses his prestige after an interracial love affair turns to tragedy. Following the death of the matriarch, his departure threatens the continuation of the family dynasty. Stoddard’s solution to …

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Activate! – Campus Girl Scouts at Indiana University: Claire Repsholdt

Claire Repsholdt, an IU student and life long scout, talks about the Girl Scouts organization, her experiences and the importance of female mentors and role models in young women’s lives. Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

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Why Should IU Divest from Fossil Fuel Companies?

Last Thursday, a March for Climate Action was held at the IU Bloomington campus. The event was organized by the group Reinvest IU, who want the University to sell off their stocks in fossil fuel companies, and invest in renewable energy and other environmentally sustainable projects.  A mix of students, faculty and community members took part in the march, and …

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Daily Local News – September 21, 2015

Civil rights activist and Congressman, John Lewis, will be appearing at Indiana University’s auditorium tonight; The 22nd Annual Lotus Music and Arts Festival will be swinging into action this weekend with events beginning on Thursday; Monroe County has changed its zoning regulations to allow for the development of solar farms; Indiana University has announced it will award the prestigious Thomas …

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Firehouse Sessions – Mekaal Hasan Band

The Mekaal Hasan Band joins us in our Firehouse Studios for unforgettable Firehouse Session. Their music is derived from the eastern classical music but they strive to make it progressive sounding .  Their music has been describe to “leave you in a state of spellbinding bliss”. Hosted by Adriane Pontecorvo Engineered by Jim Lang & Dan Withered Produced by Katie Moulton …

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Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Eleven: ‘Two Men,’ Chapters 26–29

The death of the matriarch and the return of the family adventurer casts the future of the Parke dynasty in doubt, while an interracial love affair turns to tragedy, in this episode of the Civil War-era novel Two Men by Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902). Stoddard’s three novels, all published in the 1860s, were overshadowed by the war and stylistically ahead of …

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