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Interchange – Taking the Measure of Raintree County

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Courtesy of the Estate of Ross F. Lockridge, Jr.

Courtesy of the Estate of Ross F. Lockridge, Jr.

Host Doug Storm introduces the three-part series Taking the Measure of Raintree County.

Perhaps it needn’t be said that Raintree County is novel with a history.  We take a first step tonight into the geography of the novel with the aid of three guests who will provide a kind of compass rose to help locate us in the mythical world of Ross Lockridge, Jr.

Guests:
Don Gray, emeritus professor of English literature at Indiana University; Eric Sandweiss, Carmony Chair, Department of History and Editor of Indiana Magazine of History; and Cherry Williams, Curator of Manuscripts at The Lilly Library at Indiana University.

Bring It On! – May 5, 2014

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William Hosea and Clarence Boone welcome Portia Maultsby, Professor Emerita of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University.

PART ONE
Recognizing that student talent and interest in Black performance styles could foster the development of such ensembles as a vital part of academic coursework, the IU Soul Revue was established in 1971 by Herman C. Hudson with Ethnomusicologist Portia K. Maultsby was appointed as the ensemble’s first director.

She served in this capacity for 10 years. Demonstrating a repertoire based in R&B, soul, and other forms of urban Black popular music, the “Revue” would become America’s first collegiate Black popular music ensemble offered for academic credit, under ethnomusicologist Professor Maultsby’s direction.

Portia joins William and Clarence to discuss this years spring concert and reflect on her distinguished teaching career upon her retirement at the end of the semester.

PART TWO
Headline news of interest to the African-American community.

PART THREE
William and Clarence reflect on BIO’s recent recognition after receiving an award from the Indiana Society of Professional Journalist annual awards banquet in Indianapolis.

CREDITS
Hosts: William Hosea and Clarence Boone
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

bloomingOUT – May 1, 2014

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The Bloomington Peace Choir is live in studio and performs many selections from their professional repertoire.  In honor of national holocaust remembrance day Helen talks about the effects of the holocaust on the lesbian and gay community on an edition of Queer History.

www.bloomingtonpeacechoir.org

Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Associate Producers Sarah Hetrick & Kenzie M
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson
Announcer Sarah Hetrick

EcoReport – May 1, 2014

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Piret Harmon, General Manager of the Scotts Valley Water District in California, discusses the newly announced state-of-emergency drought covering all of California, and how it is affecting the state’s economy and environment.

EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we live. Each program features timely eco-related headline news, a feature interview or event recording, and a calendar of events of interest to the environmentally conscious.

Anchors: Kelly Miller and Kristina Wiltsee
This week’s news stories were written by Joe Crawford, Linda Greene, Chelsea Hardy, Norm Holy, and Stephanie Stewart. This week’s feature was engineered by Stephanie Stewart. This week’s calendar was compiled by  Kristina Wiltsee.   Our broadcast engineer is Dan Withered. Producers for EcoReport are Kelly Miller, Stephanie Stewart, and Dan Young. Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

The condom industry and public health research

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On April 1st James Craigie and others spoke as part of the IU school of Public Health’s lecture series. The lecture was titled. Advancing Public Health Is Good for Business: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Life Sciences. Specifically the lecture is about the synergetic partnership of large corporations and research entities. Speakers included James Craigie Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Church & Dwight Co., Inc, Michael Reese with the School of Public Health, Bruce Weiss, Vice President of Marketing for Trojan and others. This event was recorded on location the IU Memorial Union  for Standing Room Only, on WFHB.

Interchange – A Passion to Preserve: Gay Men as Keepers of Culture

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Host Trish Kerle’ interviews author, Will Fellows, whose book, A Passion to Preserve: Gay Men as Keepers of Culture, documents an American social movement rendered nearly invisible by most historians. Fellows believes there’s ample evidence that gay men have long been extraordinary preservers of history and that this inherent interest is the result of a “psychologic androgyny” of masculine and feminine qualities. He discusses five patterns of behavior in gay men who are preservation-minded that he has identified: gender atypicality, domophilia, romanticism, aestheticism, and connection- and community-mindedness.  Fellows says, “we who begin our lives as boys, who are not like other boys, grow into men unlike other men.” 

Bring It On! – April 28, 2014

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Bev Smith and Clarence Boone welcome Dr. Tyron Cooper, three-time Emmy award nominee and the director of the IU Soul Revue.

PART ONE
The IU Soul Revue was founded in 1971, with ethnomusicologist Portia K. Maultsby appointed as the ensemble’s first director. Over the course of the last 40 years, the “Revue” has wowed audiences not only locally but across the country with dynamic performances of timeless R&B, Soul, Funk, and contemporary Black popular music styles delivered by its commanding male and female vocal ensemble, powerful horn line, and tight rhythm section.

Joining Bev and Clarence on the show is current Director of the IU Soul Revue, and three-time Emmy nominee, Dr. Tyron Cooper. Dr. Cooper talks about what to expect from the Revue at their upcoming spring concert.

PART TWO
Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.

CREDITS
Hosts: Bev Smith and Clarence Boone
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Little 500 Photo Gallery

photos by Hazel Levine for WFHB

Local Legislators March 2014

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On Saturday March 1st, local legislators gathered for a question and comment
session in Bloomington. This event was free and open to the public. Speakers
included: Mark Stoops, Eric Cook, Matt Pierce , and Matt Ubelhor. This event
was recorded on location at City Hall in Bloomington by Community Access
Television Services for Standing Room Only, on WFHB.

bloomingOUT – April 24, 2014

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Internationally prized opera singer and local musician Amanda Biggs is in studio with information about her latest cd to be officially announced at the release party on 15 May at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre and she also shares some of her latest songs. Musical selections are “More, Baby More,” “Can’t You Tell,” “The Valley” and “Rock and Roll Band.” Louisiana attorney, Cherokee and recovering urban Indian Becca Riall discusses the various historical sexual and gender role dynamics in Indian tribes in general as well as changing trends among tribes across the country.

www.facebook.com/public/Amanda-Biggs

Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Associate Producers Sarah Hetrick, Nick Tumino & Kenzie M
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson
Announcer Sarah Hetrick

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