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Interview with Grammy Winner Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens will be in Bloomington on Monday, October 12th, to perform at The Buskirk Chumley Theater. Giddens uses her voice and platform to showcase the hidden histories of Black String Music, in particular the banjo, which in her words is at the heart of American Music. Giddens spoke to Interchange Host Doug Storm about the way she seeks to …

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Past Two Weeks Have Yielded Over $48 Million in Donations to IU

The past two weeks have yielded over $48 million in donations to Indiana University. The donations will go toward IU’s bicentennial campaign goal of $2.5 billion by IU’s 200th birthday in 2020. Donations have been made to projects within the School of Informatics, the Kelley School of Business, and the Jacobs School of Music. Those projects include a new informatics …

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Monroe County Domestic Violence Task Force Annual Fall Conference Topics

A local task force will host discussions tomorrow about human trafficking, protective orders and the influence of technology on domestic violence. The Monroe County Domestic Violence Task Force is holding its third annual fall conference. The program coordinator for Monroe County’s protective order assistance partnership, Sarah Hunt, says many of the topics relate to domestic violence as well as sexual …

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Voices in the Street – Public Safety and The Right to Bear Arms

On October 1st, a mass shooting took place at Umpqua Community College, near Roseburg, Oregon. And on Monday a five year-old boy shot his two year-old sister in Kentucky. If his weren’t enough, just yesterday a 47 year-old woman with a concealed carry permit opened fire at suspected shoplifters in a home depot parking lot in Auburn Hills, Michigan. In …

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Arts Interchange – Rhiannon Giddens

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My guest today is Rhiannon Giddens co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops an old-time string band from Durham, North Carolina. Their 2010 album, Genuine Negro Jig, won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. Giddens has released a solo album produced by T. Bone Burnett called Tomorrow Is My Turn. David Fricke in …

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DNR 5 year Forest Plan

Jeff Stant, Executive Director of the Indiana Forest Alliance discusses The Forestry Division of theDepartment of Natural Resources’  five year plan for the state forests. The DNR is proposing cutting several million more board feet of timber each year. Stant summarizes the plan and also comments on the plan. There will be opportunity for the public to comment. Comments on …

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EcoReport – October 8, 2015

In today’s Ecoreport feature Jeff Stant, Executive Director of the Indiana Forest Alliance discusses The Forestry Division of the Department of Natural Resouces’  five year plan for the state forests. The DNR is proposing cutting several million more board feet of timber each year. Stant summarizes the plan and also comments on the plan. There will be opportunity for the …

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Democratic U.S. Senate Hopeful John Dickerson Speaks with WFHB

So far, two Democrats have announced they will compete next year to represent Indiana in the U.S. Senate. One candidate is Baron Hill, the former U.S. representative from Seymour. Hill represented Indiana’s 9th District, which includes the Monroe County area. The other candidate is John Dickerson, the longtime executive director of the Arc of Indiana, which offers services to people …

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Presentation On The Fight Against Building Appalachia Prisons To Be Given On Monday

A presentation on the fight against building prisons in Appalachia will be held this coming Monday by the IU group, Students Against State Violence. Panagioti Tsolkas (PAH-nee-AH-tee-CHO-kus.) will be speaking. Tsolkas has worked at the Human Rights Defense Center since 2014. He was interviewed on WFHB’s Interchange in September. Tsolkas says that we should look at this as anger against …

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Better Beware! – Good Charities

Fair’s fair, and after ratting out the bad guys, here’s a look at the best of the good guys. Another countdown, this time of the World’s Best nonprofits.

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