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


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


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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Interchange – Marching the Alcotts: “We Really Lived Most of It”


Our guest is Pulitzer Prize winning biographer John Matteson whose The Annotated Little Women was published last month. Since its first publication in the 1860s, Little Women has been translated into more than fifty languages and inspired six films, four television shows, a Broadway musical, an opera, and a web series. Through numerous photographs taken in the Alcott family home …

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Bring It On! – December 21, 2015

Clarence Boone and William Hosea welcome Jacinda Townsend, Bring It On contributor, IU faculty member, and mother. PART ONE Clarence Boone and William Hosea welcome Jacinda Townsend to discuss tonight’s topic “The New Face of Families”. Biracial children have been a part of America reportedly since 1620. Despite the long history biracial children have in the U.S., myths still abound. …

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Top Stories of 2015: A Long Road for a Trail in Ellettsville

WFHB is counting down the most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. We’re starting off our countdown in a somewhat unconventional way. 2015 saw the first pavement laid as part of the long-awaited Heritage Trail in Ellettsville. That pedestrian trail has a heritage of its own at this …

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Top Stories of 2015: Big Changes at Bloomingfoods

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 9 on our countdown is “Big Changes at Bloomingfoods.” Turmoil at Bloomingfoods continued into 2015. During our Best of 2014 series, we reported on the efforts of employees at Bloomingfoods to unionize, the conflict …

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Hola Bloomington – December 18, 2015

Locutores de HOLA Bloomington Minerva Sosa, Maria Auxiliadora Viloria y Carlos Bakota platican sobre sus tradiciones familiares y como celebran la navidad y el año nuevo. Hablan de como se celebra la navidad en diferentes países de Latino America. Hola Bloomington hosts Minerva Sosa, Maria Auxiliadora Viloria and Carlos Bakota talk about their family traditions and how they celebrate the …

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Fairview Elementary to become “Home for the Arts”

Starting next school year, Fairview Elementary School is beginning a new initiative to be a  “Home for the Arts.” On Tuesday night the principal at Fairview, Justin Hunter, presented the plan to the Monroe County Community School Corporation’s Board of Trustees. We bring you his conversation with the school board for today’s WFHB community report.

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Daily Local News – December 17, 2015

The City of Bloomington’s Parks and Recreations department has identified areas on the east side of town as an underserved area; Decarcerate Monroe County is holding an event this weekend to celebrate the latest issue of The Abolitionist; This Saturday and Sunday, reindeer and other Arctic animals will be at Wonderlab; The former Federal Reserve Board vice chair and director …

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bloomingOUT – Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival – December 17, 2015

Tonight, hosts Olivia Davidson and Jeff Jewel are joined by Dave, Rene, Kyle, and Keith – four representatives from the upcoming Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival. This episode includes some selected holiday music, this week’s LGBTQ+ headlines, event calendar, and a new episode of Open Doors. Credits Executive Producer Joe Crawford Producer Olivia Davidson Board Engineer Sarah Hetrick Segment Producer Megan …

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