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Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Ten: ‘Two Men,’ Chapters 22–26

Set in antebellum New England but published in the immediate aftermath of the American Civil War, the novel Two Men begins to draw together the narrative strands of the Parke family saga with a death, a scandal, and a surprise visitor. Combining a Romantic’s headstrong individuality with a strikingly modern Realist psychology, Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902) rejected the prevailing mode of …

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Think Tank Makes Shaky Case For “Tobacco Harm Reduction”

Last week the student newspaper at IU published a lengthy letter advocating for an end to government funded tobacco research. The letter was written by Jesse Hathaway, who works with the Chicago-based Heartland Institute think tank. Correspondent Dan Young spoke about the issues raised in the letter with both Hathaway and IU public health professor and tobacco researcher Jon Macy. …

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Daily Local News – August 31, 2015

State health officials say they are continuing to investigate additional cases of HIV in southeastern Indiana, more than six months after the outbreak was announced; State Superintendent Glenda Ritz will be speaking at Bloomington High School South next week; A plan for a new Chrysler dealership on South Walnut Street has cleared the final hurdle needed to get approval from …

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Local Live – Rusted String Swindlers


Rusted String Swindlers return for an in studio performance and interview, with a new lineup too boot! SONGS 1. John Hardy 2. Elle & Anne 3. Darlin’ Corey (Bonnie & Clyde) 4. Nine Pound Hammer 5. Big Wheels Roll Hosted by Jar Engineered by Jim Lang, Dan Withered Produced by Erin Tobey Executive Producer is Jim Manion

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Local Live – Lost Catfish


Lost Catfish returns to Local Live for another performance and interview! SONGS 1. Better Off Alone 2. Primordial Blues 3. Fruit on the Vine 4. Mixed Drink Hosted by Frankie Ferrell Engineered by Jim Lang, Adam Reichle, Dan Withered, and Ilza Akerbergs Produced by Erin Tobey Executive Producer is Jim Manion

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Activate! – Exotic Feline Rescue: Blue Butterfly Woman


Blue Butterfly Woman talks about the Exotic Feline Rescue center and the excitement and joy it brings to volunteers and visitors alike as well as its amazing work in saving exploited and abused exotic animals, including big cats. Also, more volunteer opportunities to work with animals from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS Exotic Feline Rescue Center Animal Rehabilitation PALS …

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County Prepares Zoning for Potential Solar Farms

On August 18th, the Monroe County Plan Commission recommended changing the county’s zoning regulations to include solar farms in the list of possible operations, or what the Planning Department calls ‘Conditional Uses”, in four of the county’s zoning types. Today, we will hear a report from Assistant News Director, David Murphy, on this proposed change for today’s WFHB community report.

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Daily Local News – August 24, 2015

Two years ago, the Bloomington Police Department requested the military supply them with a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, according to a database compiled by the magazine Mother Jones; The U.S. Navy has awarded Indiana University a one-point-six-six million dollar grant to fund education in what are known as the STEM fields; Monroe County officials are moving forward with the process …

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Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Nine: ‘Two Men’ Chapters 18-22

The novel Two Men continues as rumor spreads of a Parke family heir’s affair with a biracial woman. The compressed, elliptical and sometimes satiric style of American contrarian Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902) expresses the tensions and anxieties of the Civil War era in its themes of race, family bloodlines, class, sectarian religion, gender roles, and regional and national identity. This complex …

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Activate! – Jaqueline Bauer: Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale


Jaqueline Bauer talks about the history of the Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale and the opportunities it affords for volunteers and sale attenders. Also, more sustainability volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS Hoosier 2 Hoosier Sale a program of Indiana University Office Of Sustainability H2H Sale Day Volunteers Monroe County Energy Challenge Ambassadors Greening IU Athletics

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