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Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP spoke in Bloomington over the weekend

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The Indiana State NAACP State Convention Conference was held in Bloomington this weekend, and included workshops on health, veterans affairs, environmental climate and justice and an awards banquet. The keynote speaker of the conference was Cornell William Brooks, the president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. WFHB Correspondent William Hosea spoke with Brooks about racial tensions in America and, in light of next week’s election, voter suppression, for today’s community report.

Books Unbound – “The Burning Secret” by Stefan Zweig, Part 2

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Stefan Zweig was an Austrian Jew whose books were among the first burned by the Nazis in 1933. He was one of the most beloved writers of the 1920s and 30s, but he committed suicide in Brazil in 1942, despairing that the Old Europe he loved was lost. His novella “The Burning Secret” shows the psychoanalytic influence of his friend Sigmund Freud. Zweig has enjoyed a recent renaissance in the English-speaking world, and was the inspiration for filmmaker Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Local Live – Hoot von Woot

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Husband and Wife duo Hoot von Hoot share their music and explain the concept of “primitive beard fishing”. Check it out!

SONGS
1.Forbidden
2. Let Me Die In Your Arms
3. Chicken Hawk
4. At Every Show
5. One Man’s Trash

Firehouse Sessions – Amanda Shires

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In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session is Amanda Shires. Amanda Shires is in town for her show as opener for Richard Thompson at the Buskirk Chumley Theatre whilst touring her new album “Down Fell the Doves” Besides making music as a solo artist, Shires also tours with husband Jason Isbell.

When Amanda Shires goes on tour, she meets a lot of interesting people. Once after a show in Tampa, Florida, a fellow calling himself Tiger Bill handed her a mysterious bag — whose contents, he said, would make her “bulletproof.”

SONGS
“Swimmer”
“Bulletproof”
“A song for Leonard Cohen”

Hosted by Angela Backstrom
Produced by Katie Moulton
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Originally aired on October 20, 2014

Firehouse Sessions – Joan Shelley

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Joan Shelley is a singer-songwriter from Louisville, Kentucky. She stopped by WFHB for a Firehouse Session before her show at The Backdoor. This session features songs from her new album Electric Ursa.

SONGS
1. “Something Small”
2. “Over and Even”
3. “Easy Now”

Hosted by Jim Manion
Engineered by Jim Lang & Dan Withered
Produced by Katie Moulton

Originally aired on October 23, 2014.

Standing Room Only – Get to know your local candidates Part 3 of 6

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On Tuesday, September 29, in the Bloomington City Council Chambers four candidates discussed their qualifications for City Council district 1 and 2 in Monroe County. The session consisted of expert commentary and Audience Q&A. Candidates for City Council seat 1 are Shelli Yoder (D), and Nelson Shaffer (R). The candidates for City Council Seat 2 are Ryan Cobine (D), Brian Ellison (R). This event was recorded by Community Access Television Services and used with permission by Standing Room Only, on WFHB.

EcoReport – Collaboration in Turkey to solve environmental issues

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In today’s EcoReport feature, our former co-producer and current foreign corespondent Filiz Cicek reports from an event in Turkey where governments, private corporations and college students collaborated to solve environmental challenges.

Local Live – Lost Catfish

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Blues-rock trio Lost Catfish joins us in the studio for an exclusive live performance.

SONGS
1. Factory Work
2. Untamed Touch
3. The Wolf Song
4. Handle With Care
5. Woman Got No Soul

Lost Catfish is Jack Whittle – Guitar/Vocals, Steve Laine – Bass/Vocals, The Reverend Taylor Allen Harmon – Drums

Books Unbound – “The Burning Secret” by Stefan Zweig, Part 1

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Stefan Zweig was an Austrian Jew whose books were among the first burned by the Nazis in 1933. He was one of the most beloved writers of the 1920s and 30s, but he committed suicide in Brazil in 1942, despairing that the Old Europe he loved was lost. His novella “The Burning Secret” shows the psychoanalytic influence of his friend Sigmund Freud. Zweig has enjoyed a recent renaissance in the English-speaking world, and was the inspiration for filmmaker Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Bloomingfoods employees and co-op members rally during annual meeting in support of unionization

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WFHB Correspondent David Murphy attended Bloomingfood’s annual meeting last week and an accompanying rally by those who support a recent effort by workers to form a union. Today we hear comments from the rally for our Daily Local News community report.

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