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Books Unbound – Time, Memory, Imagination: Reflections for the Turn of the Year

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Short stories and contemporary poems reflect on the passage of time and the return of deeds carried out in love or neglect. Heather Perry hosts. Joan Hawkins reads Anton Chekhov’s short-short story “The Looking Glass,” translated by Constance Garnett. A young woman glimpses her future as a wife, all compressed into a moment. One of the acknowledged masters of Russian …

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Top Stories of 2015: Developments Downtown

WFHB is counting down the 10 most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. Number 6 on our countdown is “Developments Downtown.” In this section, we look at this year’s construction around Bloomington as the city planning commission continues to permit large-scale condominium and housing projects, as well as hotels …

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Interchange – The Matter of Black Lives on Interchange in 2015

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Interchange reviews 2015 with a specific look at the programs which detailed the history and present moment of Black lives in the United States of America. We can’t offer highlights from all of these so there are links for you to go to the full programs below. The programs excerpted tonight feature Rhiannon Giddens, Amrita Myers, Amira Davis, Gerald Horne, …

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Top Stories of 2015: A New Mayor in Town

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WFHB is counting down the 10 most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. Number 7 on our countdown is “A New Mayor in Town.” All the top elected positions in Bloomington were up for grabs this year – elections were held to select the mayor and all nine …

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Top Stories of 2015: Hospital Headaches

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WFHB is counting down the 10 most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. Number 8 on our countdown is “Hospital Headaches.” There’s been talk for years that the IU Health Bloomington Hospital would eventually move out of its space on 2nd street in downtown Bloomington. The hospital purchased …

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The Plot to Overthrow Christmas (with Introduction by Richard Fish)

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A special holiday program produced locally by the Monroe County Civic Theater in collaboration with WFHB Community Radio. The Plot to Overthrow Christmas was originally written for broadcast by Norman Corwin. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:04 — 33.9MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Christmas Eve – bloomingOUT – December 24, 2015

The bloomingOUT crew shares Christmas memories and traditions. Executive Producer – Joe Crawford Producer – Olivia Davidson Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:00:31 — 55.4MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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EcoReport – December 24, 2015

This week on EcoReport’s Holiday Special, an essay by Jeff Tryon entitled “Everybody’s Forest- the Trees We Own in Common”. This was originally broadcast as part of the December installment of WFHB’s Brown County Hour. Them, excerpts from Lucille and Mary Bertuccios readings from Lucille’s Book of Essays -“Au Natural”. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:29 — …

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Books Unbound – The Edge of Christmas, Second Christmas: Classic Stories for the Season

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Stories for the season from Langston Hughes, Willa Cather, and William S. Burroughs highlight themes of redemption and disillusion. “One Christmas Eve,” by the great Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes, is a sharply poignant story about a small boy’s first realization that the secular deity Santa Claus is for white people. The story, which first appeared in Hughes’ 1934 collection …

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Books Unbound – The Edge of Christmas, Part One: Classic Stories for the Season

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Christmas is the setting as sly women turn the tables on their menfolk in a pair of overlooked short stories from the classic era of magazine fiction. “The Christmas Present” (1922) by Richmal Crompton, read by Katy Ratcliff, is a brief and humorous tale about a secret of self-preservation passed down by the women of a family through generations. Crompton …

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