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Brown County Hour – Episode #28

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In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Chuck Wills and Kara Barnard bring us up to date on the Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Competition
  • S.G. Stratigus delivers Ron Dye’s adaptation of the Frank Hohenberger tale of attorney Bill Jones’ summation in the the moonshine trial of Alex Mullis
  • Tramp Starr’s poem Farm Doors
  • Keith Bradway remembers the early days of Fruitdale
  • The Land & Lore of Brown County by Bill Land: Lake Monroe
  • Another installment by Bill Miller, sharing his memories of Brown County
  • Poetry by Chris Curtin and Gunther Flumm
  • Rick Fettig interrupts a BCH meeting to take a call from the First Lady
  • Dave Seastrom delivers another fine essay
  • and selected solo guitar recordings from last year’s Indiana State Fingerstyle Competition
Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Brown County Hour – Episode #27

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Hosted by Dave Seastrom and Cheeky Rose.

First aired Sunday, May 5, 2014 at 9 AM on WFHB (Spring Fund Drive Special)

In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Jim Schultz of the Salt Creek Preservation Project gives us an update on developments
  • Multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter/artist Kara Barnard
  • Bill Miller shares his memories of Brown County, including a history of Elkinsville, a small town that disappeared with the creation of Lake Monroe
  • Mike Hater, on ukeleles and the Ukelele World Congress event held every year in Needmore
  • Dave Seastrom delivers another fine essay
  • a Brown County News Update by Rick Fettig
  • and an interview with our musical guest, Kara Barnard, including some outstanding songs featuring her fingerstyle guitar, mandolin, banjo and singing.
Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Brown County Hour – Episode #26

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In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Wildlife field recording engineer Geoff Keller talking about the impact of excessive logging on the ecosystem
  • Taylor Roberts, one of the students from Brown County Jr. High School who traveled recently to Washington DC to win the WE THE PEOPLE national competition for the 2nd straight year
  • poetry by Gunther Flumm, Chris Curtin, Mike Bube and Tramp Starr
  • essays by Dave Seastrom, Rick Fettig and Bill Land
  • and an interview with our musical guest, Jeb Allen, including some tracks from his recent CD, “Lost Lonesome Train”, plus live acoustic music recorded in the BCH studio with Jeb accompanied by Brown County musical luminaries Slats Klug and Dan Bilger.
Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Brown County Hour – Special Episode #25

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We are joined in the air room by Rick Fettig and Dave Seastrom for a special fund-drive edition of BCH!

Hosted by Dave Seastrom and Vera Grubbs.

First aired Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 9 AM on WFHB (Spring Fund Drive Special)

☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • In Memory of BC elder Hank Swain: essay by Pam Raider
  • Hank Swain with his story, Scuprats
  • Poems by Chris Curtin, Rick Fettig, Gunther Flumm and Tramp Star
  • Dave Seastrom with another pithy essay: Earth Day
  • And our Awesome Musical Guests: live recordings from the 2014 Brown County Music Awards (held on March 8), including music by Bonz, Lauren Robert, the Indiana Boys, Cari Ray, Marvin Parish, and a special Lifetime Achievement Award to beloved Nashville busker, John Franz.

✇ Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Brown County Hour – Episode #25

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Hosted by Dave Seastrom and Vera Grubbs.

First aired Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 9 AM on WFHB (Spring Fund Drive Special)

☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • In Memory of BC elder Hank Swain: essay by Pam Raider
  • Hank Swain with his story, Scuprats
  • Poems by Chris Curtin, Rick Fettig, Gunther Flumm and Tramp Star
  • Dave Seastrom with another pithy essay: Earth Day
  • And our Awesome Musical Guests: live recordings from the 2014 Brown County Music Awards (held on March 8), including music by Bonz, Lauren Robert, the Indiana Boys, Cari Ray, Marvin Parish, and a special Lifetime Achievement Award to beloved Nashville busker, John Franz.

✇ Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Brown County Hour – Episode #24

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Hosted by Dave Seastrom and Vera Grubbs.

First aired Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 9 AM on WFHB.

☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

Vera Grubbs interviews artist Mary Pendergrass
WoodWatch segment: a report on a Meet Your Legislators meeting at the County Building regarding the DNR logging plan
Rich Reardin talks about the upcoming Brown County Playhouse concert and documentary on the life and music of Irish folksinger Eunan Mc Intyre
The Artist Colony Inn Players with a teaser for their ongoing murder mysteries
Poems by Rick Fettig and Gunther Flumm
Dave Seastrom with another pithy essay: Cabin Fever
And our Musical Guests: The Whipstitch Sallies.

✇ Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Brown County Hour – Episode 23

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Hosted by Dave Seastrom and Vera Grubbs.

First aired Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 9 AM on WFHB.

In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Vera Grubbs interviews Artist Michele Pollock of Lost Lake Studio
  • Charlie Cole continues his commentary on Yellowwood logging
  • Dave Seastrom – essay on Groundhog Day
  • Bill Land – Land and Lore of Brown County
  • Poems by Chris Curtain, Rick Fettig, Gunther Flumm and Tramp Star
  • Top ten reasons to visit Brown County by Rick Fettig
  • and our musical guest, fifth-generation Brown County singer/songwriter, Robbie Bowden.
Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Brown County Hour – Episode 23

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The Brown County Hour comes to you from the legendary Hills o’ Brown where the plum purple haze, the one nature herself drapes in the hills and hollers, inspires local characters, artists, and nature lovers.  It’s as though the hills themselves conspired to create a beauty and a culture in the heart of Indiana.  Sit for a spell and hear the music, the tall tales, the true stories, and the current goin’s on brought to you by folks who still know how to sit by a fire in winter and swim buck naked in summer…
In this episode of the Brown County Hour:
Vera Grubbs interviews Artist Michele Pollock of Lost Lake Studio
Charlie Cole continues his commentary on Yellowwood logging
Dave Seastrom – essay on Groundhog Day
Bill Land – Land and Lore of Brown County
Poems by Chris Curtain, Rick Fettig, Gunther Flumm and Tramp Star
Top ten reasons to visit Brown County by Rick Fettig
and our musical guest, fifth-generation Brown County singer/songwriter, Robbie Bowden.

Also please visit our main show page at www.browncountyhour.com

Brown County Hour – Episode #22 – January 5th, 2014

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Hosted by Dave Seastrom and Vera Grubbs.

First aired Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 9 AM on WFHB.

In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Vera Grubbs’ interview with BC artist Patricia Rhoden Bartels
  • a Brown County story from Tramp Starr
  • poems by Chris Curtin and Gunther Flumm
  • Brown County State Park naturalist Katie Kogler with some interesting facts about spiders
  • more of our ongoing series about logging in Brown County, featuring Charlie Cole and Linda Baden
  • another audio essay from BCH co-producer Dave Seastrom
  • a conversation between Father Time and the New Year’s Baby by Rick Fettig, featuring the voice talents of Becky Stapf as the babe
  • and our musical guest, Brown County Music Awards Entertainer of the Year (2013), Cari Ray.
Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Brown County Hour – Episode 21

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In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Ian McCabe with a taste of It’s a Wonderful Life, being performed till December 16th at the Brown County Playhouse
  • Vera Grubbs’ interview with BC artist Anne Ryan Miller
  • A historical report of Hippies in Brown County
  • The Land & Lore of Brown County by Bill Land
  • Poems by Chris Curtin and Gunther Flumm
  • Live recording of the dedication of the Salt Creek Trail
  • More of our ongoing series about logging in Brown County, featuring Charlie Cole and Linda Baden
  • Audio essays from BCH co-producers Dave Seastrom and Rick Fettig
  • And our musical guest, Brown County big band luminary (clarinet, sax, vocals) Mel Chance.
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