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Standing Room Only – Native American Church

On February 27th, the Mathers Museum of World Culture hosted Daniel Swan, Curator of Ethnology at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History at University of Oklahoma, to speak of the musical instruments used in Native American Church. Swan says that the musical instruments used in Peyotism provide an important opportunity to consider the role of material culture and music …

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Interchange – Forbearance and Fighting: Parsing Jihad and Martyrdom

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Host Doug Storm is joined by Asma Afsaruddin to discuss her book Striving in the Path of God: Jihad and Martyrdom in Islamic Thought. In her essay “Inventing ‘Jihad‘,” Afsaruddin writes: Privileging the legal literature above other kinds of literature—particularly the exegetical literature on the Qur’an and ethical treatises—in discussions of jihad almost inevitably leads to the conclusion that it …

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Bring It On! – March 16, 2015

William Hosea and Beverly Calender-Anderson welcome Gary, IN Mayor Karen Freeman- Wilson. PART ONE On tonight’s show, William and Beverly welcome Gary, IN Mayor Karen Freeman- Wilson. She join us, by phone, reflect on the successes of her first term in office and the progress made towards implementing a path for Gary’s prosperity and opportunity and a look ahead to …

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Books Unbound – “Lost Borders” by Mary Hunter Austin, Part 1

Mary Hunter Austin was born in Illinois in 1868 and died in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1934. Her father encouraged her interest in writing, but died when she was only ten. Her mother considered fiction mere “storying” akin to lying, and found Mary too insistent about shaping her identity as an individual. Mary did attend college, and earned a …

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Hola Bloomington – March 13, 2015

Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Maria Auxiliadora Viloria y Mónica Hernández platican con Lillian Casillas, Dayanna Arichavala, Jonathan Barrienros y Mintzi Martínez-Rivera. Ellas discuten la importancia de celebrar el mes de la historia de la mujer y los avances en nuestra sociedad con respecto a la igualdad de derechos para la mujer. Hola Bloomington hosts Maria Auxiliadora Viloria and Monica …

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bloomingOUT – March 12, 2015

Hosts Erica Dorsey, Ryne Shadday, and Jeff Poling interview our guest JJ Gufreda, an author and playwright, about her book, Left Hander in London, as well as her background being a transgender woman.  We also hear some of JJ’s original music. This song is her latest. This is her response to the recent transgender bathroom and religious freedom laws. When You Gotta Go …

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Voices In the Street – “If we took a holiday ooh yeah ooh yeah, it would be so nice!”

This week on the Voices in the Street:  “If we took a holiday ooh yeah ooh yeah, it would be so nice!” Indiana University and the Monroe County Community School Corporation are closing down for Spring Break next week so Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask the obvious question:  What are your spring break plans and what …

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“Civil Immunity” Law Could Help Provide Free Health Care, But at a Cost

The goal of House Bill 1145, according to its authors, is pretty straightforward: to get free health care to residents who need it, to make it easier for doctors to show up at places like food banks and volunteer their time. On its face, the strategy legislators want to use seems pretty simple: they want to eliminate the possibility a …

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Daily Local News – March 12, 2015

The Bloomington City Council is still trying to figure out a fair set of ordinances to regulate the increasing number food carts and mobile vendors operating in downtown; Professor and vocal jazz director Steve Zegree passed away last Saturday, March the 7th, in Bloomington at age 61;Local author and Martinsville resident Mark C. Adkisson will be holding a book signing this …

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EcoReport – Jim Nelson: The Choral Reefs of Florida and the Caribbean

In today’s EcoReport, in Part One of an interview with Jim Nelson, he discusses the condition of coral reefs in Florida and the Caribbean. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:29 — 7.8MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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