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Interchange – Steve Arnold and Marcia Veldman: Citizen Lobbyists

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This week on Interchange, host Lisa-Marie Napoli interviews Steve Arnold, Volunteer Group Leader of the Bloomington Global Chapter of RESULTS, and Marcia Veldman, Co-Leader of the Bloomington Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby. The guests discuss each of their corresponding non-partisan citizens lobby groups in several ways: how they came to be; the issues they address and other aspects of their local, state and national efforts. Arnold and Veldman acknowledge that both RESULTS and the Citizens Climate Lobby use similar methodologies that train citizens to gain specific skills to develop political will, personal empowerment and effective lobbying efforts.

Ins and Outs of Money – Money Smarts and College Finances

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Phil Schuman, Director of Financial Literacy for Indiana University, joins Sarah and Ashley to discuss college finance pitfalls and programs and resources that are available to help.

Bloomington Chamber of Commerce on Same-Sex Marriage

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Several large organizations and institutions have expressed opposition to the effort to amend the state constitution to limit marriage to two people of the opposite sex, in effect banning same-sex marriage in Indiana. The Indiana General Assembly has already passed one resolution to this effect. A second bill, House Joint Resolution 6, or HJR 6, which would put the question on the ballot in the fall of 2014, is up for debate in January. Michael McRobbie, President of Indiana University, announced yesterday that IU is joining Freedom Indiana, the state wide coalition leading the fight against the constitutional amendment. Several important Indiana-based corporations, including Ely Lilly and Cummins Diesel, have also voiced their opposition to the move. Last week, the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce adopted the same position. For today’s WFHB feature exclusive, correspondent David Murphy spoke to Liz Irwin, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy for the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, to find out if the voice of business in this region has taken a position on the issue.

Local Live – The New Old Cavalry

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Local bluegrass combo The New Old Cavalry joins us for a night of fast-pickin’, string tunin’, and an all around good time.

 

Songs:

1. Chaos & Cornliquor

2. Lay in the Rain

3. Tune Tune

4. Lonely Winter

5. Electric Bill

 

The New Old Cavalry: Chris Dollar-guitar, Alex Wukmer-dobro, Brian Chomka-bass, Justin Hughey-banjo, Brandon Lee-mandolin

Activate! – Monroe County CARES: Tom Cox

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Tom Cox talks about the work and purpose of Monroe County CARES, our local connection to the Drug Free Indiana program on Activate! Our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community.

IU Joins Resistance to HJR-6

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Today, Indiana University President Michael McRobbie announced that IU is joining Freedom Indiana in its battle against the stated intention of the Indiana government to amend the state constitution, effectively banning same sex marriage. This action requires the General Assembly to pass a resolution to this effect during two sessions of the assembly. It has been passed once already. The proposal is to be presented for the second time to the Indiana General Assembly, under House Joint Resolution 6, during the upcoming session that begins in January 2014. If passed, HJR 6 will have a statewide referendum placed on the November 2014 ballot, that will ask voters to approve amending the state constitution to read, quote, that only marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Indiana, and provides that a legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized. WFHB correspondent David Murphy spoke to Mark Land, from IU Communications, about McRobbie’s announcement.

Books Unbound – A Study in Scarlet, Part 9

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In this episode:
“A Study in Scarlet” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

About this Author:
Born on 22 May 1859, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Arthur Conan Doyle went on to study medicine at Edinburgh University from 1876 to 1881, during which time he began writing short stories. His first published work was “The Mystery of Sasassa Valley,” which appeared in 1879. With the publication of A Study in Scarlet, Conan Doyle created the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson who would make him famous. He based the deductive reasoning that characterized Holmes on the techniques of Joseph Bell, one of his instructors in medical school. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died on 7 July 1930, far more famous as a writer than as a doctor.

About this book:
Originally titled “A Tangled Skein.” A Study in Scarlet first appeared in Beeton’s Christmas Annual (1887), and was published as a book in July, 1888. Twenty-seven year-old Conan Doyle received £25 for full rights to the story, which he had written in three weeks in 1886. The work, the first of only four full-length Sherlock Holmes novels, introduced the consulting detective and the faithful Dr. Watson, who also chronicled their adventures in fifty-six short stories to make the Baker Street team the most famous pair in detective fiction. Although it attracted little notice at the time, it’s portrayal of Mormonism soon became controversial.

About this program:
Books burn; ideas endure. Books Unbound is a weekly showcase of literary works banned by those who fear the power of the pen. The program promotes literary reading and curiosity, challenging listeners to consider viewpoints that may be different from our own. Each week we bring you literature prohibited by governments, schools, and religious institutions. In the words of French philosopher Emile-Auguste Chartier, “nothing is as dangerous as an idea, when it’s the only one you’ve got.” Books Unbound is a production of community radio WFHB in Bloomington, Indiana.

Local Live – Jerry Miller

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Legendary guitarist Jerry Miller (the Spurs, The Coachmen, Jack Smith & the Rockabilly Planet, Eilen Jewell, the Sacred Shakers…) has recently made Bloomington his temporary home while playing music with and supplying stories to local musician Nate Gibson. Gibson’s recent book “The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built” and its accompanying album “The Starday Sessions” chronicles the historic label and it’s influential music makers, including Jerry Miller. Tonight, the two of them accompanied by Mike Lee an Tim Moore share with us songs from their recent musical releases and tell us a little about their lives in the wonderful world of music.

Songs:

1. Travis Express

2. Moon Fallin’

3. Stealin’ Corn (Merle Haggard tune)

4. Slaughter on Roosevelt

5. Daisy May 6. How Do You Do Me (Like You Do, Do, Do)

7. Remington Ride

 

Jerry Miller (guitar), Nate Gibson (bass, guitar, vocals), Mike Lee (bass, guitar), Tim Moore (drums)

Hola Bloomington – October 25, 2013

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Hostess Luz Maria Lopez and Carlos Bakota, interview Chelsea Alexander. Currently Chelsea has a practice at the Animal Shelter working as a translator. She comes to our show and talks about her life, her goals and her experience as a translator. Also “mesa Redonda”..with Minerva Sosa, “un cafecito con…” the news and the events of the week.

Volunteer Connection – October 25, 2013

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A weekly snapshot of how people of all ages can match their time and talents to local needs. Each week Volunteer Connection brings you the “featured five” – five ways to get involved NOW! Volunteer Connection is a co-production of WFHB and the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network, working together to build an empowered, vibrant, and engaged community!

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