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Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Seven: ‘Two Men’ Chapters 10–14

Two Men, the second novel by Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902), is a family saga published in 1865, in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, but is set before the war. In this episode, a visit from Philippa’s attractive college friend reveals Parke as a ladies’ man, and prompts other family members to recognize their own desires. The theme of race …

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Bloomingfood’s Workers Sign Agreement with Administration

Earlier this year, a majority of hourly employees at Bloomingfoods Cooperative Grocery signed up as members of Local 700 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. Management of Bloomingfoods agreed to recognize their employees membership and, with the help of a facilitator, the union and management then negotiated a tentative collective agreement. It was subsequently ratified and signed by …

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Daily Local News – August 10, 2015

Indiana schools superintendent Glenda Ritz has dropped out of the 2016 governor’s race; Drug overdoses and hepatitis C infections are on the rise in Monroe County, according to a report published Sunday in the Herald-Times; Monroe County officials are looking for information about the health of County residents; In other Monroe County news, the County Commissioners showed support for a …

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Changes Expected at Fairview Elementary

The new school year began on Monday for students in the Monroe County Community School Corporation. At Fairview Elementary, the Indiana Department of Education will continue this year to closely monitor performance. The state’s A through F grading system has assigned Fairview an F grade for the past three years. Principal Justin Hunter is beginning his second school year at …

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Voices in the Street – Bloomington’s Flag: A Thought Experiment

We’re taking a bit of a departure this week on Voices and coming at you with a brain storming session. Bloomington has the good fortune of being populated with lots of folks proud to be here—whether they’re true townies, townies by choice, or just here for school or another temporary stay. We thought it would be interesting to hear what …

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Firehouse Sessions – Eleni Mandell


Eleni Mandell stopped by the WFHB studios for a live Firehouse Session prior to her solo acoustic show at The Bishop on July 29, 2015. She performed three songs from her new album Dark Lights Up – “Someone to Love Like You”, “What Love Can Do”, and “China Garden Cafe”. Hosted by Jim Manion Engineered by Mike Chrastil & Jim …

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Brown County Hour – Episode #41: August 2015

Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Pam Raider, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig, Jeff Foster, with guest host Cari Ray. First aired Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB. ☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour:  Musical guests: The Boxcar Annies (Heather Elkins, Gabrielle Steenburger and Barry Elkins) Interviews with arborist Rick Patrick and author Ruth Anne Ingraham on Invasive Species Jeff Tryon’s My Brown County: “Stolen Watermelons” …

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Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Six: ‘Two Men’ Chapters 6-9

Two Men, the second novel by Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902), was published in 1865, in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, but is set before the war. Reviews were either mixed, recognizing the originality of her talent but faulting her preoccupations and technique, or hostile to the point of irrationality: Stoddard’s worst critics—all male—found it difficult to accept her undermining …

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EcoReport IN Nature – Night Heron

Today’s EcoReport IN Nature features the Night Heron.

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EcoReport – Will Potter: “The Green Scare”

In today’s EcoReport feature: On July 24th, the U.S. government charged two California activists with terrorism because of their involvement in releasing minks from fur farms. But private industries and the U.S. government have been active for decades trying to brand actions taken in defense of animals and the environment as criminal or terrorist acts. In September of 2012, EcoReport …

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