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Protesters Urge No Bombing of Syria

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Leaders of the Democratic and Republican parties in Congress said today they support the Obama administration’s call for a military strike on Syria. The administration, especially Secretary of State John Kerry, has said the U.S. should attack in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government on August 21st. But as some in Washington continue to make the case for intervention, protesters in Bloomington are calling for diplomacy instead. A crowd gathered outside the Monroe County Courthouse last night to protest military action in Syria. Correspondent Joe Crawford has that story for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

My Health Matters – Caregiver Workshop: Nancy Kalina

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Nancy Kalina, a Bloomington Life Coach, explains the Caregivers Workshops in September.

The Ins and Outs of Money – Financial Fitness

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Unfortunately two of the biggest barriers to an exercise routine are time and money. While they can’t put more hours in your day, Ashley and Sarah can help you keep fitness affordable.

Daily Local News – Septempter 2, 2013

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Labor Day is upon us! Our WFHB correspondents address labor movements in today’s economy and more on today’s Daily Local News Labor Day Special.

Bring It On! – September 2, 2013

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The Custom House – Henceforth Be Masterless: D. H. Lawrence on the Idea of America (Extended Cut)

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We like to think of the old-fashioned American classics as children’s books. Just childishness, on our part. The old American art-speech contains an alien quality, which belongs to the American continent and to nowhere else. But, of course, so long as we insist on reading the books as children’s tales, we miss all that.

That’s a line from the introductory chapter to D. H. Lawrence’s Studies in Classic American Literature. We’ll explore this spirited and vital work of appreciation and criticism as a great investigation of the body and soul in America Letters.

In this episode of The Custom House we let D. H. Lawrence do the talking. His Studies in Classic American Literature is a powerful and incisive investigation of American personality done through a thorough reading the literature of  “this evening land”.  For the radio we introduce the book and then present a reading of Chapter One, “The Spirit of Place.”

The extended cut replaces Chapter One with excerpts from the chapters on Whitman, Benjamin Franklin, and Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.

The Custom House – Episode 13: “Henceforth Be Masterless: D. H. Lawrence on the Idea of America”

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WE like to think of the old-fashioned American classics as children’s books. Just childishness, on our part. The old American art-speech contains an alien quality, which belongs to the American continent and to nowhere else. But, of course, so long as we insist on reading the books as children’s tales, we miss all that.

That’s a line from the introductory chapter to D. H. Lawrence’s Studies in Classic American Literature. We’ll explore this spirited and vital work of appreciation and criticism as a great investigation of the body and soul in America Letters.

In this episode of The Custom House we let D. H. Lawrence do the talking. His Studies in Classic American Literature is a powerful and incisive investigation of American personality done through a thorough reading the literature of “this evening land.” For the radio we introduce the book and then present a reading of Chapter One, “The Spirit of Place.”

Books Unbound – A Study in Scarlet, Part 1

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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.

Hola Bloomington – August 30, 2013

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Hostess Pamela Mejia and Ernesto Castañeda interview Jane Walters- medical and community interpreter-, and she talks about her job and the programs that Centro Comunal Latino offers. Also Mesa redonda with Minerva Sosa, the local news and the events of the week.

Volunteer Connection – August 29, 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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