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IU Group Raises Relief Funds for Nepal Recovery Effort

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The earthquake in Nepal last month has claimed the lives of more than seventy-five hundred people, according to a statement today from the country’s government. Another 14,500 people were injured. In Bloomington, a group at IU has been collecting money to help in the relief effort. On Friday, WFHB spoke with a professor who has been closely involved with the effort. Correspondent Michael Hilton brings you that story for today’s WFHB community report.

The Ins and Outs of Money – Keep Your Scams Off My Money!

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Scams are more prevalent than ever, says consumer watchdog Richard Fish. But by keeping a few basic guidelines in mind, you can protect yourself—and your money—from falling prey to many common swindles.

Brown County Hour – Episode #38: May 3, 2015

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☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Musical guests: The Hammer & The Hatchett
  • Jeff Tryon launches his new series, “My Brown County”
  • Vera Grubbs interviews artist Monique Cagle ofSleepy Cat Studio
  • Singer/songwriterCari Ray returns with another “For a Song”
  • Poetry by Carol Marks, Chris Curtain and BCH Poet Laureate, Gunther Flumm
  • Essays by Dave Seastrom and Rick Fettig
  • Guest host Paulette Justice delivers the May Brown County Community Calendar
✇ Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Featured photo includes John Bowyer & Jayme Hood of The Hammer & The Hatchet in the BCH studio.

Books Unbound – Exploring with Robert McAlmon: ‘A Vacation’s Job,’ Part One

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“Exploring with Robert McAlmon” is a three-episode series of fiction and poetry by one of the lesser-known Modernists. Born in 1895, McAlmon grew up in the small towns of the Midwest as the son of an itinerant Presbyterian minister, and he never developed the habit of staying in place. He knew and offered support as a publisher to many of the key figures of Modernism, publishing Ernest Hemingway’s first book and typing in the manuscript of James Joyce’s Ulysses. He also published Mina Loy’s Lunar Baedeker, selections from which were heard in the November 23 episode of Books Unbound.

The series begins with “A Vacation’s Job,” a selection for graduation season to be continued next week, published in McAlmon’s 1922 collection A Hasty Bunch. A smugly superior white male college student takes a summer job among manual laborers. He thinks of himself as an enlightened intellectual, but through techniques of ironic point of view, McAlmon reveals his unexamined racist hypocrisies. (Listeners are advised that the story contains offensive and derogatory racial and ethnic characterizations and language that reflect attitudes of the 1920s.) The story’s exploration of masculinist themes and male friendships is interesting in light of McAlmon’s own strong belief that bisexuality is normative, and that both homosexuality and heterosexuality are partial and restrictive.

The reader is Phil Kasper. Sarah Torbeck hosts, with announcer Jack Hanek. This episode was produced, written, recorded and edited by Cynthia Wolfe, with assistance from Sarah Torbeck and Jack Hanek.

The episode concludes with an observance for the deaths in Nepal after the April 25 earthquake. Cynthia Wolfe reads “Death Speaks” by Nepalese poet Dinesh Adhikari, in a translation by Wayne Amtzis.

McAlmon regularly refers to jazz and avant-garde classical in his work, and the episode features lavish portions of 1920s music. Special music for the Nepalese observance (and during a description of the desert in the story) comes from the Sonata for Violin and Cello by Maurice Ravel, written 1920–1922, and performed by Carlos Benito de la Gala and Alberto Gorrochategui Blanco, from their album Kodaly and Ravel (KalilaDimna, 2011).

Executive producer: Joe Crawford
Theme music: The Impossible Shapes

Hola Bloomington – May 1, 2015

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Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Minerva Sosa y Luz Maria López entrevistan a niños de nuestra comunidad en celebración del día del niño. Hablan de la tradición latinoamericana de celebrar este día y platican con los niños sobre sus planes para el futuro.

Hola Bloomington hosts Minerva Sosa and Luz Maria Lopez interview children from our community in honor of “Día del Niño” or Children’s Day. They talk about this Latin American tradition and interview the children about their future plans.

Youth Radio’s Mixed Nuts – Spring 2015

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The latest installment of Rhino’s Youth Radio’s Mixed Nuts podcast. Featuring sound collages and found sounds, 2014 year-in-review, 2015 resolutions, an impromptu off-beat superhero rundown and more!

Hola Bloomington – April 24, 2015

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Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington entrevistan a estudiantes Latinos de la universidad de Indiana que se gradúan en mayo. Hablan de sus experiencias en la universidad y cómo podemos aumentar la cantidad de estudiantes Latinos que asisten y se gradúan de la universidad.

Hola Bloomington hosts interview Latino students that will graduate from Indiana University in May. They discuss the student’s accomplishments and what can be done to increase the number of Latinos students seeking higher education.

Filmmaker Hildegard Keller on Annemarie Mahler

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A documentary film that will play this Sunday at the IU Cinema at 6:30 portrays local artist and scholar Annemarie Mahler. Mahler was born in Vienna in 1926, and has been a resident of Bloomington since 1957. It is an intimate conversation with herself and her dog that unfolds in front of the camera. Doug Storm interviewed the film’s creator, Hildegard Keller, for WFHB’s Interchange. The following is an excerpt from that program which is scheduled to air on May 12th.

Daily Local News – April 23, 2015

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The state government is pitching in $60,000 to help Monroe County win an energy conservation prize; The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is hosting what it calls a Dog Walk and Pooch Party this weekend on the north side of town; U.S. Senator Dan Coats, of Indiana, renewed his call today for a repeal of the medical device tax that helps pay for the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare; A proposed cell tower southwest of Bloomington spurred debate this week before the Monroe County Plan Commission; Next Wednesday, the I-69 Development Partners will host a public open house at the Holiday Inn on Kinser Pike; Soon Monroe County residents will be getting more than their morning cup of joe when they visit local coffee shops.

FEATURE
A documentary film that will play this Sunday at the IU Cinema at 6:30 portrays local artist and scholar Annemarie Mahler. Mahler was born in Vienna in 1926, and has been a resident of Bloomington since 1957. It is an intimate conversation with herself and her dog that unfolds in front of the camera. Doug Storm interviewed the film’s creator, Hildegard Keller, for WFHB’s Interchange. The following is an excerpt from that program which is scheduled to air on May 12th. Storm began by asking Keller what sparked the idea for the film.

VOICES IN THE STREET
Yesterday was Earth Day and was recognized by over 190 countries worldwide. While earthfriendliness is encouraged globally on this one day, some people celebrate the Earth everyday. In today’s edition of Voices in the Street, we asked your friends and neighbors what they did to celebrate earth day and also what they think Earth Day might look like over the next fifty years.

CREDITS
Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele, Scott Weddle
Today’s headlines were written by Joe Crawford, Adele Poudrier and Sarah Panfil
Along with David Murphy for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Doug Storm
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our engineer today is Joe Crawford
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford.

Voices in the Street – Earth Day today and into the future: How Green is your Routine?

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Yesterday was Earth Day and was recognized by over 190 countries worldwide.  While earthfriendliness is encouraged globally on this one day, some people celebrate the Earth everyday.  In today’s edition of Voices in the Street, we asked your friends and neighbors what they did to celebrate earth day and also what they think Earth Day might look like over the next fifty years.

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