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Local Live – Rusted String Swindlers

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Rusted String Swindlers bring us “that high lonesome sound” for another unforgetable Local Live experience!

SONGS
1. Winding River
2. John Hardy
3. Your Hand in Mine
4. Rabbit in a Log
5. White House Blues
6. Stockade Blues

Originally aired on 12/17/2014.

Activate! – Shalom Center’s Job Links Program: Victor Harnack

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Victor Harnack, founder of the Job Links program at Shalom Center, talks about the rewards of helping people redefine themselves through employment and readjust their perceptions about what work should be. Also, more volunteer opportunities in our community from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network.

Research: Black Students Punished More Harshly

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There is increasing pressure on K-12 schools to examine their policies for punishing students, particularly because research now shows black students are punished more severely than white students. Correspondent Joe Crawford brings us this story about how local schools are dealing with the issue for today’s WFHB community report.

Daily Local News – January 12, 2015

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Bloomington has its first official candidate for mayor; John Hamilton filed paperwork this morning with the Monroe County Clerk’s office declaring his intention to run as a Democrat in this year’s municipal election; Democracy for Monroe County, has decided to review its mission statement and potentially broaden its support beyond its partisan origins; The hierarchy of the Monroe County Community School Board is set to remain the same throughout 2015; Time to stow the Christmas ornaments and recycle those trees; Attorney General Greg Zoeller supports legislation to regulate e-cigarettes.

FEATURE
There is increasing pressure on K-12 schools to examine their policies for punishing students, particularly because research now shows black students are punished more severely than white students. Correspondent Joe Crawford brings us this story about how local schools are dealing with the issue for today’s WFHB community report.

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

CREDITS
Anchors: Maria McKinley, Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Cathi Norton, Susan Northleaf along with commentary Anson Shupe
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Joe Crawford
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker, along with the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network
Our engineer is Chris Martin,
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Firehouse Sessions – Otis Gibbs

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Indiana native Otis Gibbs stopped by the WFHB studios for a Firehouse Session before playing the Deer Park Americana Series. Gibbs has lived in East Nashville, TN for seven years and tours Europe regularly. His latest album is Souvenirs of a Misspent Youth. Gibbs also produces a podcast called Thanks for Giving a Damn.

SONGS
1. It Was A Train
2. Ghost of Our Fathers
3. Second Best

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

Originally aired on January 9, 2015

Firehouse Follies – Forbidden Vegetables

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The WFHB Unusual Suspects Radio Acting Troupe is pleased to announce that two of our more popular characters from shows past–Penelope Pringle, vascular recovery nurse, and Oprah Operagurl, the only opera singer in the world to accompany herself on the violin–have time in their busy schedules to join us for “Forbidden Vegetables,” the winter edition of the Firehouse Follies.Plus, special musical guests Harpeth Rising.

EcoReport – Amphibian and Reptile Species in Indiana

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This week on Ecoreport, Mike Luurtsema from Hoosier Forest Watch and Sarabeth Clue-Mundy from Indiana DNR discuss the status of different amphibian and reptile species in Indiana.

Bloomington Beware – Scams On Us 1

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A highly suspicious phone call offering “business owners” a highly questionable benefit came in just as this week’s script was being written — what timing!

Interchange – Beyond Description: Witnessing Historical Trauma

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Tonight’s program is one half of a collaboration with WFHB’s Books Unbound centered around a memoir of a first-person eyewitness account written by Wang Xiuchu of the 1645 Massacre in Yangzhou, China, called, in English, An Account of Ten days at Yangzhou. This memoir will be featured this Saturday at 5 pm on Books Unbound. The Massacre at Yangzhou was translated by Lynn Struve, and the memoir is read by Eric Rensberger.

 Tonight we hear from Lynn Struve about this memoir as well as the historical context in which it takes place. We’ll also get some idea about how to think about the events in the narrative. But this story has two voices. Wang Xiuchu lives the events–but he is one of the crowd, lucky (if he can be called lucky) to escape death. There is also the voice of Shi Kefa, who was the soldier statesmen responsible for defending Yangzhou at the time of the Massacre. Frank Buczolich reads a letter home from Shi Kefa, the man who has come to represent the epitome of patriotic Chinese resistance to modern nationalistic writers. But we should not be so sanguine about that particular interpretation of history. Wang Xiuchu, and Lynn Struve, help us with that.

Patsy Rahn, a local poet who works in the Education Department of the Indiana University Art Museum, introduces her interview with retired IU professor, Chinese scholar and translator, Lynn Struve for Interchange.

Script assistance from Cynthia Wolfe.

Credits:
Producer and Host: Doug Storm
Board Engineer: Jonathan Richardson
Social Media: Carissa Barrett
Executive Producer: Alycin Bektesh

Local Live – Blind Uncle Harry

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Blind Uncle Harry joins WFHB’s Local Live, bringing in a small army of musicians to delight us with their own special blend of hillbilly hippy haiku folk rock action!

Originally broadcast on November 12, 2014.

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