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Brown County Hour – Episode #40: July 2015

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Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig and Jeff Foster.

First aired Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB.

☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Musical guests: Lucky & The Kid (aka Picker Dan Bilger and Barry Elkins)
  • Vera Grubbs interviews artist Darren Redman
  • Pam Raider interviews Keith Bradway of the Writers, Readers and Poets Society (WRAPS)
    Lucky-Kid

    Lucky and The Kid
    (l-r: Barry Elkins and Picker Dan Bilger)

  • Jeff Tryon’s My Brown County: The Last House In Brown County”
  • Singer/songwriter Cari Ray returns with another “For a Song”
  • BCH “poet lariat” Gunther Flumm returns with his latest poem, Possum Oil
  • Essays by Dave Seastrom and Rick Fettig
  • Brown County Community Calendar for July 2015
✇ Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Brown County Hour – Episode #39: June 2015

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Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig, Jeff Foster.

First aired Sunday, June 6, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB.

☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Musical guests: Amanda & Brian Webb
  • Anabel Hopkins tells us about the Partake Film Festival
  • Alan Birkmeyer shares info about the Relay For Life event
  • Jeff Tryon’s My Brown County: How Peoga got it’s name
    Amanda & Brian Webb performing live in the BCH studio

    Amanda & Brian Webb performing live in the BCH studio

  • Singer/songwriter Cari Ray returns with another “For a Song”
  • Essays and nonsense from Dave Seastrom and Rick Fettig
  • “Remembering John Mills” by Paulette Justice and Pam Raider, music by Jeff Foster
  • Brown County Community Calendar

✇ Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Brown County Hour – Episode #38: May 3, 2015

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☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Musical guests: The Hammer & The Hatchett
  • Jeff Tryon launches his new series, “My Brown County”
  • Vera Grubbs interviews artist Monique Cagle ofSleepy Cat Studio
  • Singer/songwriterCari Ray returns with another “For a Song”
  • Poetry by Carol Marks, Chris Curtain and BCH Poet Laureate, Gunther Flumm
  • Essays by Dave Seastrom and Rick Fettig
  • Guest host Paulette Justice delivers the May Brown County Community Calendar
✇ Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Featured photo includes John Bowyer & Jayme Hood of The Hammer & The Hatchet in the BCH studio.

Brown County Hour – Episode #37 – April 2015

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Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig & Jeff Foster.

First aired Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB.

☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Musical guests the Rusted String Swindlers
  • Singer/songwriter Cari Ray returns with another “For a Song”
  • Poetry by Carol Marks and BCH Poet Laureate, Gunther Flumm
  • Essays by Dave Seastrom and Rick Fettig
  • Vera Grubbs delivers the April Brown County Community Calendar and an interview with the Reverend Rick Clayton about the unique labyrinth he constructed behind his church
  • Brown County jazz violinist Carolyn Dutton talking about the upcoming BC Playhouse film, “Lady Be Good”
✇ Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Brown County Hour – Episode #36 – March 1, 2015

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Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig & Jeff Foster.

First aired Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB.

☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour:
Celtica-Logo-Hi-Def-300Musical guest Tammera Lane of CELTICA — interview and songs from Labyrinth Walk.
Cari Ray returns with another For A Song, exploring the creative processes involved in songwriting. This month: Making the most of what you have.
Yellowwood Road resident Mark Cagle presents his views on the State’s controversial road project.
Eric Freeman of the National Maple Syrup Festival describes the history of the event and the many offerings to be presented during its Brown County debut.
Dave Seastrom tells the story of his own maple syrup experiences.
Rick Fettig with a Brown County News Update on the Shine-On 2-K Run, a somewhat mythical event coming soon.
Poetry by Gunther Flumm: Leprechauned .
✇ Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Brown County Hour – Episode #35 – February 1, 2015

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Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig & Jeff Foster.

First aired Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB.

☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Musical guests Hamilton Creek perform LIVE in BCH Studio B — interview and songs.
    l-r Frank Hilligoss/bass, Dave Conner/mandolin, Neil Smith/guitar & Dan Harden/banjo

    HAMILTON CREEK l-r Frank Hilligoss/bass, Dave Conner/mandolin, Neil Smith/guitar & Dan Harden/banjo

  • Cari Ray returns with another For A Song, wherein she explores the creative processes involved in finding your muse… even with a broken leg.
  • Arborist Rick Patrick shares his take on IDNR logging practices in another WoodWatch segment.
  • BC entrepreneur Harry Hopkins of Brockwood Farm tells the stories of his Stall-sifter and Worm-siftermachines.
  • Don Crum with info on the BC Youth Music Showcase coming up Feb 28.
  • Rachel Perry shares a tall tale about love and moonshine.
  • Rick Fettig with an essay on squirrels.
  • Dave Seastrom delivers an update on construction progress with the new BCH studio.
  • Poetry by Gunther Flumm: Voodoo voodoo. 
✇ Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Brown County Hour – Episode #34 – January 4, 2015

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Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Pam Raider, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig & Jeff Foster.

First aired Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB

☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Musical guest David Bartlett talks about his recent CD, Lead Your Life By A Song, produced by Jeff Foster, and we hear several tunes from the project

    David Bartlett

  • Cari Ray returns with the second of her new BCH series, For A Song, wherein she explores the creative processes involved in finding your muse
  • Rick Fettig with an original story,It’s A Boy, about growing up (and old) in a changing world, with background music by Barry Ginsbarg
  • Dave Seastrom delivers another pithy essay
  • Poetry by Gunther Flumm
  • And music recorded live at our Nov 1 2014 BCH Studio Fundraiser held at the Brown County Inn, including tracks by Dave Sisson & Sam Herrin, Trish Rieke and Cole O’Day.
✇ Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Brown County Hour – Episode #33 – December 7, 2014

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Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Pam Raider, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig & Jeff Foster.

First aired Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 9 AM on WFHB

☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Musical guest Kenan Rainwater talks about his recent CD, As The River Flows, produced by the Reverend Peyton, and we hear selected tunes from the project

    Kenan Rainwater

    Kenan Rainwater

  • Director of Mother’s Cupboard Sherry Houze discusses the Cupboard’s work to help feed Brown Countians in need
  • Brown County singer/songwriter extraordinaireCari Ray launches the pilot segment of her new BCH series, For A Song, wherein she explores the creative processes involved in finding your muse
  • Rick Fettig offers a heartfelt perspective on public assistance, and also some thoughts on a persimmon tree
  • Our old friend Pete Sebert returns to visit Brown County, and offers some uplifting thoughts in a freewheeling interview with Pam Raider
  • Poetry by Gunther Flumm
  • Dave Seastrom delivers another pithy essay
  • FOSTER JONES perform Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas in this archive recording from our December 2010 episode.
✇ Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Brown County Hour – Episode #32 – November 2, 2015

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Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Pam Raider, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig & Jeff Foster.

First aired Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 9 AM on WFHB

☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour:
Musical guest Lauren Robert with a discussion of living the big life in NYC, returning to Brown County, her experiences as a peace officer, and her new band Soul Medicine, plus four songs from her vast repertoire of great R&B tunes
Director of the Indiana Forest Alliance Jeff Stant discusses the current state of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ controversial forest management plan in an important extended interview
Lauren Robert
Lauren Robert
Poetry by Chris Curtin and Tramp Starr
Dave Seastrom delivers another pithy essay.
✇ Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Brown County Hour – Episode #31 – October 4, 2014

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Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Pam Raider, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig & Jeff Foster.

First aired Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 9 AM on WFHB

In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Our special WFHB Fall Fund-drive episode, featuring:
  • Metal worker Brad Cox discusses the dedication of the new Teen BETA sculpture
  • A tall tale, “The Death of Sliver Milo”, by Hank Swain
  • Poetry by Chris Curtin and Gunther Flumm
  • Rick Fettig with another Brown County News Update
  • Dave Seastrom delivers another fine essay
  • and our musical guests, Frank Jones and Slats Klug, featuring their individual adaptations of Carl Wilson (“Tramp Starr”) writings.
Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.
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