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Interchange – Rape and White Male Privilege


Host Doug Storm is joined by Jen Maher, Rasul Mowatt and Justin Garcia a second time to try to figure out how to talk about rape, sexual violence and sexual privilege, all of which seem cultural prerogatives for white males in the United States. The show focuses on “Affirmative Consent” laws and the responsibility of the institutions which “look the other” way or actively promote binge alcohol consumption.

Jen Maher, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Gender Studies at Indiana University.
Justin Garcia, Director of Education & Research Training at The Kinsey Institute and Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at Indiana University.
Rasul Mowatt, Associate Professor in the School of Public Health.

Host & Producer: Doug Storm
Board Engineer: Jonathan Richardson
Social Media: Carissa Barrett
Executive Producer: Alycin Bektesh

The Top Stories of 2014: University Courts


Today on the Top Stories of 2014: Trouble in University Courts, City Council member Chris Sturbaum joins Alycin and Joe in the studio to discuss a controversy over Indiana University’s plans for the University Courts neighborhood.

The Top Stories of 2014 is a special production of WFHB News, looking back on the stories that define the year in news. From deer to development, education to equality, national issues became local, and Indiana worked to set itself apart. The Top Stories of 2014 is produced by Alycin Bektesh and Joe Crawford.

Bring It On! – December 15, 2014


William Hosea and Clarence Boone welcome Leila Randle.

On tonight’s show, William and Clarence welcome Bring It On contributor Leila Randle, a.k.a. the “Savvy Sistah of Shopping!”. She stops by to to help our viewers get creative with their gift giving and ways to spend more wisely while navigating the final few days of the holiday shopping frenzy.

Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.

Hosts: William Hosea and Clarence Boone
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Books Unbound – Short, With a Wicked Tongue and Long Legs, Episode 3: “The Cloak” by Gogol”, Conclusion


A three-episode program of short satiric fiction concludes with a slightly abridged version of “The Cloak” by Nikolai Gogol, read by Frank Buczolich. Gogol’s work was subjected to official censorship, and he lived in self-imposed exile for much of his adult life. At first praised by the political Left for his criticisms of Russian serfdom, his conservative loyalties toward the tsar and the Russian Orthodox Church damaged his literary standing during the Russian Revolution. “The Cloak” is a satire of Russian bureaucracy and rigid social classes, perhaps a ghost story, and an aesthetic masterpiece from a founding voice of modern Russian fiction. Produced and written by Cynthia Wolfe, with assistant producers Doug Storm and Robert Shull.

Music for “The Cloak”: Glinka, Viola Sonata, performed by Nobuko Imai
Break music: Diego Ortiz, Capona — Recercada Settima Sobre la Romanesca, performed by the Ensemble for the Seicento

Announcer: Berklea Going
Host: Sarah Torbeck
Voice of Nabokov: Tony Brewer

The Top Stories of 2014: Bloomingfoods United


Today on the Top Stories of 2014, Correspondent David Murphy joins Alycin and Joe in the studio for a look back at the successful unionization efforts of Bloomingfoods Co-Op Grocery workers beginning in September.

The Top Stories of 2014 is a special production of WFHB News, looking back on the stories that define the year in news. From deer to development, education to equality, national issues became local, and Indiana worked to set itself apart. The Top Stories of 2014 is produced by Alycin Bektesh and Joe Crawford.

Hola Bloomington- December 12, 2014


Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Maria Auxiliadora Viloria y Minerva Sosa entrevistan a profesores de la Universidad de Indiana: Patrick Dove, Peter Guardino y John H. McDowell sobre la violencia en México y la controversia de la desaparición de 43 estudiantes de Ayotzinapa.

Hola Bloomington’s hosts Maria Auxiliadora Viloria and Minerva Sosa interview Indiana University professors Patrick Dove, Peter Guardino and John H. McDowell on violence in Mexico and the controversy of the disappearance of 43 Mexican students from Ayotzinapa.

bloomingOUT – December 11, 2014


This week, our hosts Jeff Jewel and Jeff Poling interviewed president of Indy Pride, Chris Morehead. Chris Morehead talked about the history of the organization as well as Winter Pride. Our music was “I’m Still Hot” by Luciana (Feat. Betty White), a featured performer at Indy’s Winter Pride. We also heard from Nick Tumino in his weekly segment, First Year Out. This week we also heard from attendees at the Transgender Day of Remembrance at IU.

Hosts Jeff Jewel, Jeff Poling
News Director Ryne Shadday
Producer Olivia Davidson
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Script Coordinator Hayley Bass
Engineer Carissa Barrett

EcoReport – Christmas Bird Count


In today’s EcoReport feature, Bob Kissell interviews team leaders for the upcoming local Christmas bird counts, which are part of an annual nation wide Audobon society event.

Voices in the Street – Torture: The U.S. Government’s Controversial Interrogation Methods


In 2007, a former CIA interrogator asserted that the tactic known as water boarding was effective in shaking potentially life-saving information from terrorists. Fast forward seven years, and the U.S. Faces criticism from the United Nations as well as other countries whom the U.S. Has criticized for human rights violations after a Senate report was released detailing torture techniques used after the September 11th attacks. Notably, The Senate report concluded CIA interrogation tactics were ineffective and often too brutal and could incite attacks and endanger the lives of American hostages held by Islamic militants. Voices in the Street spoke with people seven years ago about how they felt on this issue.

Bloomington Police Chief comments on police/community relationship


In the wake of national unrest regarding police action killings of unarmed black men, Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekoff reached out to the local chapter of the NAACP and the Bloomington Commission on the Status of Black Males to talk to community leaders about strengthen communication between police and citizens. Today, we hear from Chief Diekoff about community engagement issues, for today’s feature report.

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