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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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Local Live – Limestone Beaters

Ben Fowler and Aaron Comforty of Jefferson St. Parade Band bring in a group of young protégés who skillfully blow and bang their way through some standards and originals. SONGS 1. Saints Go Marching In 2. Cumbia De La Pendejita 3. Nick’s Beat 4. Gonyea’s Groove 5. Party Time Excellent Hosted by Frankie Farrell Engineered by Jim Lang, Dan Withered …

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Books Unbound – Not Light, But Fire: Readings from African-American Abolitionists

To close Black History Month, words that inspired hope and incited action in the struggle for the abolition of slavery and for the empowerment of people of African descent in the United States. Two hundred years of chattel slavery shaped the economic and political life of the United States. The consequences of slavery still affect the country’s economy and national …

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Firehouse Sessions – R. Ring

Joining us for another Firehouse Session are R. Ring! R. Ring is made up of Kelley Deal (The Breeders) and Mike Montgomery (Ampline) and joining them on this tour are cellist, Lori Goldston (Earth/Nirvana), and percussionist, Leo DeLuca (Southeast Engine). R. Ring was in Bloomington to play at The Bishop and is currently in the process of recording a new record. SONGS 1. Fallout …

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Books Unbound – “The Mulatto” by Victor Séjour

The first published short story by an African American, “The Mulatto” appeared in 1837 in an anti-slavery magazine in France. Its author was the 19-year-old Victor Séjour, who had come as a student to Paris from New Orleans. This Books Unbound encore episode is presented in honor of Black History Month. Séjour was a French-speaking person of color whose baptismal …

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Local Live – Marlowe Shepherd

About to embark on a 42 date U.S. tour, Marlowe Shepherd joins us in the WFHB Local Live studio for a live performance and interview! SONGS 1. I’ll Leave it to You 2. We’ve Come Too Far 3. Angel Dove 4. The Second Floor 5. Change in Seats Hosted by Jar Turner Engineered by Jim Lang, Dan Withered, & Ilze Akerbergs …

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Books Unbound – W.E.B. Du Bois’s ‘Darkwater’: Two Stories

A black man and a white woman might be the last two people on earth in the post-apocalyptic tale “The Comet,” an early example of African-American sci fi from W.E.B. Du Bois’s 1920 collection Darkwater. Lauren Robert is the reader. This Books Unbound original presentation introduces the story with dramatized newspaper articles from the New York Times, May 1910, reporting …

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Firehouse Sessions – Marlon Williams

In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session is Marlon Williams accompanied by the Yarra Benders. Marlon is here from Lyttleton, NZ and playing a show at The Bishop.  He is currently touring his debut self titled solo album with the release date 19th February. We get the chance to chat with Marlon about joining local label Dead Oceans …

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