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Current person in role: Jar Turner (2015-present)

Books Unbound – Not Light, But Fire: Readings from African-American Abolitionists

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To close Black History Month, words that inspired hope and incited action in the struggle for the abolition of slavery and for the empowerment of people of African descent in the United States. Two hundred years of chattel slavery shaped the economic and political life of the United States. The consequences of slavery still affect the country’s economy and national …

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Firehouse Sessions – R. Ring

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Joining us for another Firehouse Session are R. Ring! R. Ring is made up of Kelley Deal (The Breeders) and Mike Montgomery (Ampline) and joining them on this tour are cellist, Lori Goldston (Earth/Nirvana), and percussionist, Leo DeLuca (Southeast Engine). R. Ring was in Bloomington to play at The Bishop and is currently in the process of recording a new record. SONGS 1. Fallout …

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Books Unbound – “The Mulatto” by Victor Séjour

The first published short story by an African American, “The Mulatto” appeared in 1837 in an anti-slavery magazine in France. Its author was the 19-year-old Victor Séjour, who had come as a student to Paris from New Orleans. This Books Unbound encore episode is presented in honor of Black History Month. Séjour was a French-speaking person of color whose baptismal …

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Local Live – Marlowe Shepherd

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About to embark on a 42 date U.S. tour, Marlowe Shepherd joins us in the WFHB Local Live studio for a live performance and interview! SONGS 1. I’ll Leave it to You 2. We’ve Come Too Far 3. Angel Dove 4. The Second Floor 5. Change in Seats Hosted by Jar Turner Engineered by Jim Lang, Dan Withered, & Ilze Akerbergs …

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Books Unbound – W.E.B. Du Bois’s ‘Darkwater’: Two Stories

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A black man and a white woman might be the last two people on earth in the post-apocalyptic tale “The Comet,” an early example of African-American sci fi from W.E.B. Du Bois’s 1920 collection Darkwater. Lauren Robert is the reader. This Books Unbound original presentation introduces the story with dramatized newspaper articles from the New York Times, May 1910, reporting …

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Firehouse Sessions – Marlon Williams

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In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session is Marlon Williams accompanied by the Yarra Benders. Marlon is here from Lyttleton, NZ and playing a show at The Bishop.  He is currently touring his debut self titled solo album with the release date 19th February. We get the chance to chat with Marlon about joining local label Dead Oceans …

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Firehouse Sessions – Martin Courtney

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On February 5th, Martin Courtney joined us for an in-studio session on behalf of his new solo album, “Many Moons”. He is a member of the indie rock band Real Estate and performed at The Bishop later that evening. 1. “Northern Highway” 2. “Awake” 3. “Airport Bar” Host: Christine Brackenhoff Engineers: Dan Withered and Jim Lang Producer: Christine Brackenhoff Executive …

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Local Live REMOTE – Lily & Madeleine

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WFHB’s Local Live Remote returns to Primary Sound Studios for an unforgettable night with Shannon Hayden and Lily & Madeleine! Hosted by Jar Turner Broadcast feed engineered by Jim Lang Produced by Jim Manion Originally broadcast on February 3, 2016. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:28 — 38.9MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Local Live REMOTE – Shannon Hayden

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WFHB’s Local Live Remote returns to Primary Sound Studios for an unforgettable night with Shannon Hayden and Lily & Madeleine! Hosted by Jar Turner Broadcast feed engineered by Jim Lang Produced by Jim Manion Originally broadcast on February 3, 2016. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:04 — 44.0MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Books Unbound – ‘Hospital Sketches’ by Louisa May Alcott, Conclusion

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Illness cuts short Nurse Periwinkle’s service for the Union Army as Hospital Sketches concludes. In the last chapters of her thinly fictionalized memoir, during her convalescence in Washington, D.C., Louisa May Alcott offers observations of the pageantry and celebrations surrounding the New Year of 1863 and the Emancipation Proclamation. Although Alcott was a self-described “fanatic” abolitionist, the racist imagery when …

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