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“Lost Borders” by Mary Hunter Austin, Conclusion

The interconnected story cycle “Lost Borders” by Mary Hunter Austin concludes. Austin’s character types and settings are in many ways familiar from other westerns, but her perspectives are feminist, conservationist, and anti-gun. She died in 1934, and her books soon went out of print—just as Hollywood was establishing its masculinist myths of a Wild West dominated by gun violence. Although …

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Local Live Remote – Hunterchild


WFHB’s Local Live Remote broadcast takes us back to The Blockhouse for an unforgettable set from Hunterchild in support of WFHB’s Spring Fund Drive! Broadcast signal engineered by Jim Lang Produced by Erin Tobey Executive Producer is Jim Manion Hosted by Jar

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Firehouse Sessions – Robert Earl Keen

Robert Earl Keen

In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session all the way from Texas is Robert Earl Keen.  Robert Earl Keen and full band are in town for his show at The Bluebird whilst touring his new album “Happy Prisoner – The Bluegrass Sessions”. This album has reached no.1 on the Billboard Bluegrass. Robert Earl Chats to us about what …

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Brown County Hour – Episode #37 – April 2015

Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig & Jeff Foster. First aired Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB. ☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour: Musical guests the Rusted String Swindlers Singer/songwriter Cari Ray returns with another “For a Song” Poetry by Carol Marks and BCH Poet Laureate, Gunther Flumm Essays by Dave Seastrom and Rick Fettig Vera Grubbs …

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Books Unbound – “Lost Borders” by Mary Hunter Austin, Part 4

The interconnected stories of ‘’Lost Borders’’ are set in the desert landscape of southern California, where author Mary Hunter Austin moved with her mother and brothers in 1888 at the age of twenty. The ailing Austin found strength in this challenging environment, and came to regard the land as a central character in her writing. The Books Unbound podcast presents …

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Firehouse Sessions – Evie Ladin & Keith Terry

Evie Laden and Keith Terry

Evie Ladin and Keith Terry visited the WFHB studio as part of their spring tour of the MIdwest. They combine old-time roots, body music, and original songs. Evie is a former Bloomingtonian who was also a WFHB DJ. Now based in Oakland, CA, both Evie and Keith are involved in a variety of musical projects. For their Firehouse Session they …

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Local Live – Old Man and the Sea

Old Man and the Sea

Newcomers, Old Man and the Sea identify the “old man” and play us some songs that both rock and roll. SONGS 1.) It Isn’t Yet 2.) Kevin’s Blues 3.) Bridge 4.) It Hasn’t Happened Yet 5.) The Divorce Hosted by Frankie Ferrell Engineered by Jim Lang, Dan Withered, Matt Gwaltney, Ilza Akerbergs Produced by Erin Tobey Executive Producer is Jim Manion

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Books Unbound – “Lost Borders” by Mary Hunter Austin, Part 3

“Lost Borders” by Mary Hunter Austin continues with interconnected stories about the American West from a feminist and conservationist perspective. Austin’s settings and subject matter may be familiar from Hollywood westerns, but she challenges masculinist myths of dominance and exploitation. Although she was a prolific and highly regarded writer at the time of her death in 1934, nearly all her …

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Activate! – Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard: Patrick Siney


Patrick Siney, a volunteer for Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard and many other local non-profits, discusses opportunities at “The Hub” and talks about how volunteering has made a huge difference in his life. Also, ways for you to connect your talents to non-profits in our community through volunteering from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard New Hope Family …

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Firehouse Sessions – Kinobe & the Wamu Spirit


Ugandan artist Kinobe’s March 24 Firehouse Session was his second visit to WFHB, having played a WFHB Lotus Live Session which led to his song “Abataka” being selected for WFHB’s Lotus Live Volume 1 CD. In the six years since Kinobe’s last visit he has traveled to many African countries and his music has evolved from Ugandan fusion to a …

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