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Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Nine: ‘Two Men’ Chapters 18-22


The novel Two Men continues as rumor spreads of a Parke family heir’s affair with a biracial woman. The compressed, elliptical and sometimes satiric style of American contrarian Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902) expresses the tensions and anxieties of the Civil War era in its themes of race, family bloodlines, class, sectarian religion, gender roles, and regional and national identity. This complex of issues underlies the romantic saga of a family who are seen as “originals” in their quirky individuality while subjected to Stoddard’s unsentimental portrayal.

Two Men is read by Shayne Laughter. Sarah Torbeck reads the letters of Elizabeth Stoddard throughout the series. Heather Perry hosts, with announcer Jack Hanek. This episode was produced, written, and edited by Cynthia Wolfe, with assistance from Heather Perry, Sarah Torbeck, and Jack Hanek.

Special music for Two Men comes from the album MacDowell: Second Modern Suite / Étude de Concert / Twelve Études (Naxos, 1999), performed by James Barbagallo (1952–1996). The American composer Edward MacDowell, born in 1860, wrote these works for piano in the 1880s, around the time Two Men was reissued. Gull sound effects from Freesound.org created by users soundmary and m.newlove.

Executive producer: Joe Crawford
Theme music: The Impossible Shapes

Hola Bloomington – August 21, 2015


Hoy en HOLA Bloomington Araceli Gomez-Aldana habla sobre las estadísticas de los nuevos estudiantes de la Universidad de Indiana y habla sobre la población histórica de los estudiantes Latinos. Además, un segmento de Radio Bilingüe con historias sobre un grupo llamado Madres Soñadoras y información sobre DACA y DAPA.

Today in HOLA Bloomington Araceli Gomez-Aldana talks about the statistics of the new students at Indiana University and talks about the historical population of Latino student enrollment. Also, a segment from Radio Bilingue which talks about a group called Madres Soñadoras and information about DACA and DAPA.

Hola Bloomington – August 14, 2015


Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Araceli Gómez-Aldana y invitados Rubén Marte y Nicole Browne hablan sobre el Monroe County Clerk’s Office o el Secretario del condado de Monroe. Discuten los servicios que proporciona la oficina del secretario y lo que debe saber la comunidad Latina.

Hola Bloomington’s hosts Araceli Gómez-Aldana and guests Ruben MArte and Nicole Browne discuss the importance of the Monroe County Clerk’s Office. They talk about what services the Clerk’s Office provides and what resources are useful for the Latino community.

bloomingOUT – August 20, 2015


Hosts Olivia Davidson and Megan McCullough interview Greg Chaffin and Hannah Jesseph about Bloomington High School North’s LGBTQ+ resources, as well as Sarah Perfetti and Diana Sokolova from Bloomington PRIDE. Both music selections from tonight’s show were by string quartet Well Strung, with covers of “Snice U Been Gone” and “Blank Space”.

Hosts – Olivia Davidson,  Megan McCullough
Executive Producer – Joe Crawford
Producer – Olivia Davidson
Board Engineer – Andrew Sims

Daily Local News – August 20, 2015


The IU Office of Sustainability is hosting the Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale this Saturday for the sixth year in a row; The Bloomington Community Farmers Market will host a panel discussion about Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs, on September 14th; Bloomington city officials are looking to increase spending for public safety next year.


An IU law professor says a battle over unionization in Indianapolis could have ripple effects around the country. Fran Quigley has just published a book documenting the struggles of low-wage service industry workers in the city. Quigley spoke to us last week during an episode of WFHB’s program, Interchange. The next clip is from that interview. It begins with a portion of a speech by Martin Luther King Jr. given on April 3rd, 1968, to a group of striking sanitation workers. The host of Interchange is Doug Storm.

We ask IU students why they chose to come to Bloomington

Anchors: Scott Weddle and Carolyn VandeWiele
Today’s headlines were written by Hannah Boone and Sierra Gardner
Along with David Murphy for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Joe Crawford and the crew of Interchange
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our engineer today is Hannah Griggs
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford.

EcoReport – August 20, 2015


In today’s Feature, Jodi Perras, the “Beyond Coal” representative for Indiana’s Sierra Club, discusses the EPA’s new Clean Power Plan, and its effect on Indiana.

EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we live. Each program features timely eco-related headline news, a feature interview or event recording, and a calendar of events of interest to the environmentally conscious.

Today’s Anchors: Glenn Lightner and Linda Lightner
This week’s news stories were written by Linda Greene, Norm Holy, Jack Hanek and David Murphy. Dan Withered produced the feature and served as our broadcast engineer. Phil Kasper is our live production manager. This week’s calendar was compiled by Filiz Cicek. EcoReport is produced by Filiz Cicek and Dan Young. Executive producer is Joe Crawford.

Clean Power Plan and Indiana Coal


In today’s Feature, Jodi Perras, the “Beyond Coal” representative for Indiana’s Sierra Club, discusses the EPA’s new Clean Power Plan, and its effect on Indiana.

Better Beware! – College Scams


Some 40,000 students are arriving in town right now. This can cause problems for local residents, but the students are often targets for fraudsters. Here’s some heads-ups for everyone!

MCCSC Seeks Renewal of Property Tax


The Monroe County Community School Corporation has been considering asking local voters to renew a special property tax introduced in 2011. The levy was approved by 63 percent of voters in 2010. That vote put the tax in place for six years. It’s set to expire at the end of 2016.  Property owners are charged an extra fourteen-cents on every one-hundred dollars of assessed property value, and that money goes to the school corporation. The stated reason for the supplement was to make up for cuts in state funding of K to 12 public education. MCCSC staff, including the superintendent, have recommended seeking renewal. Assistant News Director David Murphy spoke to the President of the Board of Trustees of the MCCSC, Keith Klein, and to Cathy Fuentes-Rohrer, a parent of four school age children and the Chairperson of the Monroe County-South-Central Indiana chapter of the Indiana Coalition for Public Education.

Senator Donnelly Has Issued His Tie-Breaking Support For The Iran Nuclear Deal


Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana has announced he will support the nuclear deal with Iran. Donnelly made the announcement in a press release this afternoon. He is expected to hold a potentially tie-breaking vote when the issue comes before the Senate next month. On August 9th,  several local peace organizations held a rally urging Donnelly to support the deal. David Keppel was one of the lead organizers. Keppeli believes that this is a deal of historical proportions and an opportunity to keep Iran’s nuclear program peaceful. Opponents of the Iran nuclear deal have launched an ad campaign, spending an estimated twenty to forty million dollars urging lawmakers to oppose the agreement. The other senator from Indiana, Republican Dan Coats, has said he opposes the deal.

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