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Standing Room Only: Songs of John Handcox, African American Composer and Labor Organizer

On November 11, 2015, Professor Michael Honey of the University of Washington-Tacoma shared stories and music from the life of John Handcox, a 20th Century African American composer, poet, and labor organizer for the Southern Tenant Farmers Union. Professor Honey’s most recent book “Sharecropper’s Troubadour” is an oral history of Handcox. In this segment of Standing Room Only, we’ll hear …

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Interchange – Zora Neale Hurston and the Blues

photo by Carl Van Vechten (1938)

WFHB Blue Monday DJ and Blues guitarist Jason Fickel discusses Zora Neale Hurston with IU professor M. Cooper Harriss. The two look at the work of the Harlem Renaissance author, anthropologist, and folklorist in the context of Blues culture. We’ll hear Library of Congress recordings of Hurston singing as part of her folklore project, we’ll play blues songs from the …

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Cast of Characters: Rachid Maidi

Rachid Maidi has lived in the United States for over 40 years. He considers the U.S. his home.

In the WFHB series, Cast of Characters, we go looking for local people with interesting personal stories. In this episode, local resident Rachid Maidi discusses his childhood in Algeria, his experiences as a Muslim in the U.S. and much more. Cast of Characters is produced by Amanda Marino.

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The Ins and Outs of Money

WFHB’s weekly financial segment The Ins and Outs of Money.You’ve finally committed to keeping a budget, but it can be tedious. Here are some tips for managing your money—without micromanaging it. Produced by Ryan Stacy and Associate Producer Kristina Wiltsee. It’s part of the It’s Your Money Project at Monroe County Public Library.

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Daily Local News – November 24, 2015

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging Governor Mike Pence’s decision to block the resettlement of Syrian refugees; A bill introduced by state lawmakers last week could make it more difficult for Bloomington officials to target discrimination; Bloomington’s incoming mayor is raising questions about plans for the proposed Trades District downtown; The …

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Bring It On! – November 23, 2015

Cornelius Wright and Jim Sims welcome Doris Sims, Beverly Calender-Anderson, and William Hosea. PART ONE On tonight’s show, Cornelius and Jim welcome friends for a round table discussion on the holiday traditions and the blessings of family. We start out the night on the phenomenon of the Patti Labelle Sweet Potato Pie. PART TWO Headline news of interest to the …

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Hola Bloomington – November 20, 2015

Locutora de HOLA Bloomington, Araceli Gomez-Aldana, entrevista a Yanin Bello y Ivan Heredia, los dos son miembros de nuestra comunidad y propietarios de negocios en Bloomington. Además, escuchamos dos segmentos creados por estudiantes que están aprendiendo el Español. Primero estudiantes en la universidad que están en la clase de gramática avanzada ensenada por Amina Shabani. Nos hablan de sus dificultades …

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bloomingOUT – Eric Samuels of IU CAPS – November 19, 2015

Hosts Jeff Jewel and Jeff Poling interview Eric Samuels of Indiana University’s Counseling and Psychological Services about LGBT issues. The music for tonight was “Around” by Russell Elliot and “With You” by Indiana Queen. The segment was the second episode of “Open Doors”. Hosts Jeff Jewel and Jeff Poling Executive Producer Joe Crawford Producer Olivia Davidson Engineer Andrew Sims

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Excerpt from New Series “Open Doors”

A group of audio journalism students at IU has begun gathering coming out stories from local residents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. A new episode of that series, titled Open Doors, will air in just more than an hour on BloomingOUT. For today’s WFHB community report, we hear the first installment of that series, which aired …

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Jared Fogle Sentenced to Fifteen and a Half Years in Prison

Former Subway sandwich spokesman Jared Fogle was sentenced to 15 and a half years in federal prison today after pleading guilty to charges of child pornography possession and paying for sex with minors. A federal judge also sentenced Fogle to a lifetime of supervision after his release and a fine of $175,000. The judge’s sentence went even further than what …

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