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

What it’s like to be a Muslim Woman in America

“The Hijabi Diaries” is produced in partnership with the Islamic Center of Bloomington and the Openhearted Campaign, and brings you true stories about what it’s like to be a Muslim woman in America. Thoughts on life, faith, family, work, and wearing hijab, are shared by women from the Bloomington Muslim community. Find more podcasts like this at http://muslimsofbtown.wix.com/hijabidiaries

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Daily Local News – March 24, 2016

Police have made no arrests and have named no suspects in the case of a missing child in Owen County;This Tuesday, Gov Pence signed off on a measure that eliminates ISTEP style exit exams for high schoolers starting in 2017. FEATURE Up next we have a selection from a new local podcast. “The Hijabi Diaries” is produced in partnership with …

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Local Live – Lather-Sommer


Lather-Sommer bring their heavy, hallucination-inducing chaos to WFHB’s Local Live! Hosted by Jar Turner Engineered by Jim Lang & Dan Withered Produced by Frankie Farrell Executive Producer is Jim Manion Originally broadcast on March 9, 2016.

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Firehouse Sessions – HoneyHoney

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On March 10th, we enjoyed a delightful in-studio session with HONEYHONEY before their performance at The Bishop. The duo, featuring Suzanne Santo and Ben Jaffe, released their album “3” last year. Track list: 1. “Whatchya Gonna Do Now” 2. “Yours to Bear” 3. “Big Man” Host: Christine Brackenhoff Engineers: Dan Withered and Jeffrey Morris Producer: Christine Brackenhoff Executive Producer: Jim …

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Firehouse Follies – Wizard of Odd

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The WFHB Firehouse Follies spring radio variety extravaganza, “The Wizard of Odd,” featured musical guests Bleu Django, along with the WFHB Gospel Gurlz, the Firehouse Rounders, and storyteller Arbutus Cunningham. We took a trip down the Yellow Brick Road Donald the Scarecrow, Raphael the Tin Man, Bernie the Lion, and, of course, Hillary and her loyal lapdog Bill-Bill. Many adventures were …

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Books Unbound – Safe as Houses, Part Two: An Anthology


Our strange and surprising relationships with house and household objects are explored in an early story by Virginia Woolf, a modern adaptation of an unfinished story by Kafka, and a local story set in Bloomington, with poems by Pablo Neruda, James Tate and Cate Marvin. Heather Perry hosts. Featured readings: “Oda a las cosas rotas/Ode to Broken Things,” from the …

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Firehouse Sessions – Heartless Bastards

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On Monday, March 7, Heartless Bastards stopped in for a special acoustic Firehouse Session before their sold-out show at The Bishop. Songs performed: 1. Hi-Line 2. The Fool 3. Gates of Dawn Hosted by Jim Manion. Produced by Christine Brackenhoff. Engineered by Dan Withered, Ilze Akersberg and Jim Lang.

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Brown County Hour – Episode #48: March 2016

☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour: In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we feature Celtic music from local band,Celtica (including an exclusive sneak listen to a tune from their upcoming CD), plus a song from our friend from Ireland, Eunan Mc Intyre. Jim Schultz of the Peaceful Valley Heritage and Preservation project, discussing the preservation of local …

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Bloomington Water Treatment to Step Up Testing

The City of Bloomington will be testing more regularly for cyanobacterial toxins caused by harmful algae blooms beginning this summer. Water Quality Coordinator Rachel Atz told the Bloomington Utilities Service Board last night that harmful algal blooms were spotted at the point where water enters the Lake Monroe treatment plant. Atz said data from recent testing for cyanobacterial toxins showed …

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Books Unbound – Safe as Houses, Part One: ‘The House of Cobwebs’ by George Gissing


A struggling writer finds unexpected kindness and friendship from his poor landlord in this short story by George Gissing, whom George Orwell ranked among the best English novelists. Heather Perry reads. Gissing (1857–1903) neither sought nor enjoyed popularity, and is little known today, although his novel New Grub Street ranks on the Guardian’s list of top 100 novels written in …

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