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Bloomington Beware! – Shellshock/Bash Bug

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If you thought the “Heartbleed” bug was bad, get ready for Shellshock, as the Bash Bug is much, much worse. 70 percent of all computers — including your phone, maybe your car, and even your thermostat — have been vulnerable for over twenty years.

Firehouse Sessions – Shovels and Rope

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Much is made of the on-stage chemistry between husband-and-wife Americana duo Shovels & Rope, who solder their harmonies with steady eye contact. During their visit to the WFHB studios, Cary Ann Hearst laughed it off, “We’ve been married for about ten thousand years!” Michael Trent backed her up, saying that the glances passed between them during sets are not about romance: “It’s communication. We’re talking about music.”

The Charleston-based band’s second album, 2012’s O’Be Joyful, made them stars on the country folk scene, with the single “Birmingham” picking up song of the year honors at the Americana Music Awards. Swimmin’ Time, released last summer, has resulted in even more national exposure, but the duo is sticking to their insulated DIY ethos. They talked with host Katie Moulton about collaboration, touring, and what they never leave home without (hint: it has paws).

Brown County Hour – Episode #31 – October 4, 2014

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Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Pam Raider, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig & Jeff Foster.

First aired Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 9 AM on WFHB

In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Our special WFHB Fall Fund-drive episode, featuring:
  • Metal worker Brad Cox discusses the dedication of the new Teen BETA sculpture
  • A tall tale, “The Death of Sliver Milo”, by Hank Swain
  • Poetry by Chris Curtin and Gunther Flumm
  • Rick Fettig with another Brown County News Update
  • Dave Seastrom delivers another fine essay
  • and our musical guests, Frank Jones and Slats Klug, featuring their individual adaptations of Carl Wilson (“Tramp Starr”) writings.
Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Activate – Interfaith Shelter: Sara Frommer

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Sara Frommer, a volunteer and volunteer coordinator for the Interfaith Winter Shelter, talks about the important work the Shelter does, saving lives by offering a warm, safe bed to our homeless citizens in freezing and below freezing whether. Also, we list the training dates for the Shelter, happening throughout October and into November. The Interfaith Winter Shelter opens November 1st and offers shelter at different congregations 7 nights a week.

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Interfaith Shelter

Bloomington Interfaith Winter Shelter from Eye Mime on Vimeo.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Indiana’s Appeal to Ban Same-sex Marriages

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Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would not hear an appeal from the state of Indiana, together with four other states, to district court rulings against same-sex marriage legal bans in these states. In Indiana’s case, Attorney General Zoeller had appealed to the Supreme Court against the September 4th ruling of the Seventh Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals which, in turn, had upheld the June 25 ruling in Southern District of Indiana Court, which struck down the state law banning both marriage in Indiana for same-sex couples, and recognition of same-sex marriages performed outside the state. Southern District Judge Richard Young had ruled that dual prohibitions violated due process and equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Ken Falk, Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and a member of the legal team that mounted the original appeal against the Indiana prohibitions responded to today’s decision…

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Daily Local News – October 6, 2014

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence announced an innovation in penology, which is the practice of incarceration, at a central Indiana prison; Construction on the B Line begins tomorrow; Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would not hear an appeal from the state of Indiana, together with four other states, to district court rulings against same-sex marriage legal bans in these states.

ACTIVATE!
Our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community.

CREDITS
Anchors: Jennifer Whitaker, Maria McKinley
Today’s headlines were written by Anson Shupe and David Murphy
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker,
Our engineer is Chris Martin,
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer if Joe Crawford
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Books Unbound – Frankenstein, Part 8

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was 18 when she and her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, visited some literary friends and got involved in a challenge, to see who could write the most frightening story. Out of a group that included the poet Lord Byron, only Mary’s story of a scientist who goes too far has lasted as a landmark of fantastic literature. Mary Shelley was twenty when the book was published.

Frankenstein was published in 1818, as the Industrial Revolution readied for takeoff in Europe. Science held out the promise of mankind’s triumph over nature, even over death itself – and electricity was the key. In the novel, a doctor uses electricity to re-animate parts of human corpses into a whole, living being – who, although hideous, develops intelligence and self-awareness – and finally turns against its creator. Frankenstein was banned in South Africa in 1955, for containing material deemed “indecent” and “obscene.”

Local Live – Nice Try

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Local punk/pop trio Nice Try bring us a series of quick, hard-rockin’ melodies and express their love for canned potato chips.

Songs:
1. No Good
2. Say Anything
3. Angry
4. Your Hair
5. Feels Right
6. The Worst
7. I Don’t Care
8. Micah

CREDITS
Jar – Host
Jim Lang, Dan Withered, Adam Reichle, Ilsa – Engineers
Erin Tobey – Producer
Jim Manion – Executive Producer

Firehouse Sessions – Two Man Gentleman Band

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Two Man Gentleman Band joins us for our Firehouse Session series for a performance and chat with WFHB’s Jim Manion.

Originally aired on September 18, 2014.

Firehouse Sessions – Saintseneca

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Saintseneca, the folk-rock quartet out of Columbus, Ohio, stopped by on a return trip through Bloomington to play a few songs off their spring 2014 release Dark Arc. Led by songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Zac Little, the band works with acoustic instrumentation, foot-stomping melody, and wistful Appalachian-tinged vocals that have recently characterized many popular hipster-folk acts, yet their songs defy “Ho! Hey!” vapidity. In conversation with host Katie Moulton, the band discusses the DIY scene in Columbus, the strangest venue they ever played, and what to expect from their live shows (hint: it involves bodily fluids).

 Tracks:
“Happy Alone”
“Only the Young Die Good”
“Takmit”

Originally aired on April 14, 2014.

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