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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.

Brown County Day – 1 – 3 PM, October 10 – Muddy Boots Cafe

Listen In and Listen Up: A Message from Brown County Hour producer Pam Raider

The fall fund drive for our local community radio station WFHB (FM91.3 and 100.7) begins on October 3rd and runs through October 12th.  By definition, this station is listener supported and volunteer powered – nothing would happen without our participation and support.  And I for one am grateful for their varied and entertaining programming from the eclectic variety of music, including live Lotus entertainment, to award winning daily local news.  I have learned so much from their many talk shows, interviews and taped lectures.

WFHB is a connection to the wider world not only through what we hear but because we get to share our stories on The Brown County Hour twice each month (we are into our fifth year of production).  On the first Sunday of the drive, October 5th episode 31 of The Brown County Hour will air at 9 am with two of the team members, Dave Seastrom and Pam Raider, hosting live on the air.  By the way you can also catch this or any of our past episodes on line at browncountyhour.com or streamed from wfhb website.  I hope you will tune in and let the station know you support the show by pledging some amount which you can do by calling 812-323-1200 or on line at wfhb.org.  Let’s keep this signal strong – it takes everyone’s help to pay the expenses.

It is important to continue to support unique local endeavors that keep community strong.  WFHB is a training ground for citizen journalists who learn how to report on critical issues in their own backyard, this is community empowerment, something we could use more of.

During this fund drive week in October, you will have another opportunity to show your support by coming out to Muddy Boots on Friday October 10th where we will be broadcasting live from 1 – 3 pm, and Kade Puckett will be performing at 1:20 p.m. and the Indiana Boys will be performing at 2:20 p.m.  You just might get on the air yourself as one of the proud supporters of WFHB.  Where else do you have a chance to actually participate in a radio station?

Since our pledges are votes for programs we like, we actually help determine on air content.    So step up and keep this signal strong by supporting us during this fund drive.  I think you’ll be glad you did.

Brown County Hour – Episode #30

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Hosted by Dave Seastrom and Vera Grubbs.

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

In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Bob Gustin, former editor of the Columbus Republic, discusses his perspective on the current state of journalism
  • We talk to two young local participants in the National History Day competition held in Washington DC
  • Rita Simon of the Brown County History Center discusses the grand opening of its new facility in Nashville
  • John Mills, former Brown County School Board member, continues his discussion in part two of the interview we aired last month
  • Larry Pejeau and John Mills discuss their early days in the pottery business
  • Poetry by Chris Curtin and Gunther Flumm
  • Rick Fettig with a Brown County News Update: “Fox News”
  • Dave Seastrom delivers another fine essay
  • and our musical guest, Barry Johnson, shares stories of his work as a songwriter pitching tunes in “Music City USA”, and we hear demos of his work produced in Nashville, TN.
Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Brown County Hour – Episode #29

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Hosted by Dave Seastrom and Vera Grubbs.

First aired Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 9 AM on WFHB

In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Bees in Indiana: a roundtable discussion with Chuck Wills
  • Essay by Jeff Tryon: “Our Brown County”
  • Larry Pejeau, CEO of the Brown County Community Foundation
  • John Mills, former Brown County School Board member
  • Larry Pejeau and John Mills discuss the Brown County Literacy Coalition
  • Poetry by Chris Curtin
  • Rick Fettig with a Brown County News Update
  • Dave Seastrom delivers another fine essay
  • and selected tunes from the 2014 Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Competition
Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

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.

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