Home > Tag Archives: frontpage

Tag Archives: frontpage

Local Live – Trollkiller

Play

Joining us this week is Trollkiller, recipient of RAW’s 2014 Indiana Artist of the Year, playing us their blend of laid-back summertime porch rock.

1. The Secret Circus
2. Shame
3. Just Friends
4. Don’t Count on Me
5. The Key in the Tree
6. The End

Hosted by Jar Turner
Engineers: Jim Lang, Dan Withered, Adam Reichle, and Ilza Akerbergs.
Producer: Erin Tobey
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Interchange – Drones at Liberty: Part Two

Play

Part 2 of Drones at Liberty: Our conversation continues to explore the meaning of drones–drones as instruments of war and policing, drones in the public imaginary, drones as extensions of state and/or human will–all topics under examination at the recent IU Symposium on Drone Warfare.

All technologies are transgressive.

It seems to me that normalization is the issue. Spying technologies have been around for a long time and yet there surely was a “peeping Tom” (men!) stigma as well as a respect for privacy–plus, who cares what normal life someone else was leading–ah, but prurience cultivated over the decades has increasingly led us to acknowledge that life is boring, yet hope that some folks perhaps are not boring, or that spying as a transgression is not boring BECAUSE it’s a transgression not for what is revealed through spying. Our television shows and movies normalize torture and spying and now the piloting of UAVs across the thousands of miles.

I would go so far as to argue that acceptable use inevitably paves the way for the transgression, and that the transgression is the fullest expression of the technology.

But, as many presenters made plain, the policing and terror apparatus is already firmly in place, and UAVs are an “in-kind” application that will further the constant machine surveillance and control of humanity.

With apologies to Emily Dickinson:

I heard a DRONE buzz – when I died –
The Stillness in the Room
Was like the Stillness in the Air –

and then it was
There interposed a DRONE –

With Blue – uncertain stumbling Buzz –
Between the light – and me –
And then the Windows failed – and then
I could not see to see –

GUESTS
Ishan Ashutosh, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Indiana University, is a critical human geographer whose work encompasses the study of migration, the politics of race and ethnicity from an international and comparative perspective, and urban studies. His research examines the multiple and contested representations of South Asia through projects situated in migration and area studies.

Chris Miles is a PhD student in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University. His work focuses on the intellectual, political, and material relationships between capitalism, media technologies, and nature. In particular, he studies informatic media and digital technology integrated into or pattered on biology and biological processes.

MUSIC
The Flaming Lips, “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1″
The Police, “Bombs Away”
The Flaming Lips, “Do You Realize??”
The Flaming Lips, “All We Have Is Now”

OF INTEREST
41 men targeted but 1,147 people killed

RELATED
Interchange – Drones At Liberty: Part One
Interchange – Terror Skies: The Drone as Judge and Jury
Interchange – Colin Allen: Thinking About Thinking Machines

CREDITS
Producer & Host: Doug Storm
Board and Music Engineer: Jonathan Richardson
Executive Producer: Joe Crawford

Interchange – Innovation Is Nothing New: Novelty in the Middle Ages

Play

Popular models of innovation (including buzzwords such as “creative destruction” or “disruptive innovation”) prize getting rid of anything that’s old. But some folks are starting to reimagine innovation in different terms: as reusing, recycling, refurbishing, sampling, or updating the old. In her new book, The Medieval New, Patricia Ingham shows that creative models combining old AND new have a long and interesting innovating history. Focusing on the period that gave us eye glasses, windmills, courtly love, and mechanical clocks, (not to mention falconry and the blast furnace), Ingham asks us to reconsider what we think we mean by calling something new.

I. Rethinking “new” as opposed to the “old”: how the medieval question was organized differently (not old versus new but ingenium vs. consuetudo, so inborn, though idiosyncratic, talent vs. convention, or things generally agreed upon); “cultures of artistic copying”– creative works were not a completely “original” poem or story, but a work engaged with, updating, reworking, or repurposing stories or poems long admired; things “discovered” not made out of nothing; creativity as an engagement with tradition as well as “environment.”

II. Medieval ambivalence about “newness” on account of questions of Ethics: both in medieval literature and art where newfangledness is regularly used as an ambivalent term. Ambivalence and its definition: as simultaneously, or possibly, loved, but also possibly hated, etc. In contrast to today where too often people assume that anything “new” is, by definition, good, what we want, etc.; historians of science and technology who don’t all see the path of history as one of unrelenting “progress.”

III. Innovation and the University: We are said to be currently in an Age of Innovation–but we don’t always think too hard about what innovation entails. The University as an institution has long drawn together both strands of the “medieval new”: histories of re-reading, remaking, repurposing; but also ingenious solutions to long standing problems, concerns.

GUEST
Patricia Ingham, Professor of English and Medieval Studies at Indiana University and Editor of Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and author of The Medieval New: Ambivalence in an Age of Innovation.

OF INTEREST
Innovators are killing us
The Disruption Machine

RELATED
Vijay Iyer’s Life in Music: “Striving is the Back Story”

MUSIC
The Hilliard Ensemble, “O Livoris Feritas, M9″ (Guillaume de Machaut)
Nice & Smooth, “Old to the New”
Derek and the Dominoes, “Layla”
Us3, “Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)”–sample Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island”
Madlib, “Slim’s Return”–originally recorded by Gene Harris & The Three Sounds as “The Book of Slim”

NEXT WEEK
Part Two of Drones at Liberty

CREDITS
Producer & Host: Doug Storm
Board Engineer: Joe Crawford
Executive Producer: Joe Crawford

Local Live – Frankie Camaro

Play

Frankie Camaro crashes into our Local Live studio for a solo surf-rock guitar performance and interview. Frankie explains his Solar Powered Guitar Amplifier system.  “The amp and is all battery powered, where the batteries are charged with a Solar Panel. It can run just with Sun Power without a battery, but using batteries allows me to capture the sun’s energy to use at night,” he says.

1. Miserlou
2. One Hot Summer
3. Drag Strip
4. Apache
5. Hard Day’s Night

Hosted by Frankie Ferrell
Engineered by Jim Lang, Dan Withered, Adam Reichle,  Ilza Akerbergs, and Mike.
Produced by Erin Tobey
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Originally aired on June 24, 2015.

Local Live – Mark Bookwalter

Play

Local country songwriter Mark Bookwalter visited our Local Live studio for an exclusive live performance and interview.

SONGS
1. Disease
2. Working Title
3. Man in Black
4. Spins
5. Half-Time

Hosted by Jar
Engineered by Jim Lang, Dan Withered
Produced by Erin Tobey
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Firehouse Sessions – Eilen Jewell

Play

In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session is Eilen Jewell accompanied by band members Jason Beek, Shawn Supra and local Jerry Miller.  Eilen Jewell is here from Boise, ID playing at The Bishop whilst touring her new album “Sundown Over Ghost Town”. We get the chance to chat with Eilen day one of her current mid west tour.  Eilen Jewell chats to us about her autobiographical writing style and the new album that is inspired by baby Mavis and moving back to her home town Boise, ID with husband Jason Beek.

SONGS

1. “Worried Mind”
2. “Rio Grande”
3. “Hallelujah Band”

Hosted by Angela Backstrom
Engineered by Dan Withered
Produced by Katie Moulton
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Originally aired on July 2nd, 2015.

Local Live – Sitar Outreach Ministry

Play

Sitar Outreach Ministry joins our Local Live Studios to create an enchanting soundscape that will put your aura in check.

Sitar Outreach Ministry is Nick McGill, Dylan Sizemore, Richard Leinenbach, Aaron Pollitt, and Bryce Martin.

SONGS
1. Waters of Oblivion
2. Pay Day
3. (untitled)
4. (classical indian (Raga) style song)
5. Raga Joe

Hosted by Frankie Ferrell
Engineered by Jim Lang
Produced by Erin Tobey
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Recorded on May 27, 2015.

Interchange – Drones At Liberty: Part One

Play

This is the first of a two-part program based on a symposium to be held at Indiana University called Reconfiguring Global Space: The Geography, Politics, and Ethics of Drone War.

In warfare against savage tribes who do not conform to codes of civilized warfare aerial bombardment is not necessarily limited in its methods or objectives by rules agreed upon in international law. –Royal Air Force Chief of the Air Staff, Hugh Trenchard, March 1, 1924.

“To be against the drone program is like being against the Internet.” Ethan Hawke, actor.

GUESTS
Majed Akhter is an Assistant Professor of Geography at Indiana University Bloomington. He is a human geographer working at the intersection of political ecology/economy, development studies, and the history and politics of South Asia. His research queries how the spatiality of state power shapes, and is shaped by, transnational and transregional processes.

Hamid Ekbia is an Associate Professor of Informatics, Cognitive Science, and International Studies, and Director of the Center for Research on Mediated Interaction. His work focuses on mediation, that is, on the processes through which objects and meanings are transformed in hybrid networks of interaction. In particular, he wants to understand how technologies mediate interactions among individuals, organizations, and collectives. He is the author of Artificial Dreams: The Quest for Non­biological Intelligence (2008).

MUSIC
Jon Langford, “Drone Operator”
The Alan Parsons Project, “Eye In The Sky”

MOVIE TRAILERS
Good Kill, written and directed by Andrew Niccol
Wounds of Waziristan, a documentary film by Madiha Tahir

RELATED
Interchange – Terror Skies: The Drone as Judge and Jury

NEXT WEEK
The Medieval New
Popular models of innovation (including buzzwords such as “creative destruction” or “disruptive innovation”) prize getting rid of anything that’s old. But some of us are starting to reimagine innovation in different terms: as reusing, recycling, refurbishing, sampling, or updating the old. In her new book, Patricia Ingham shows that creative models combining old AND new have a long and interesting innovating history. Focusing on the period that gave us eye glasses, windmills, courtly love, and mechanical clocks, (not to mention falconry and the blast furnace), Ingham asks us to reconsider what we think we mean by calling something new.

CREDITS
Producer & Host: Doug Storm
Board & Music Engineer: Jonathan Richardson
Production Assistance: Kara Tullman
Executive Producer: Joe Crawford

Firehouse Sessions – Dale Watson

Play

In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session is Dale Watson and His Texas Two (Mike Bernal & Chris Crepps). Dale Watson is in town to perform at the annual Road Rocket Rumble (Rockabilly Festival) in Indianapolis. He is currently touring his new album “Call Me Insane” across the country with his band.

We chat about making the new album with producer Lloyd Maines, his great honky-tonk saloon in Austin “the Little Longhorn,” and about just what Ameripolitan means to Dale and the future of country music as we know it. Dale is also set to star in an upcoming indie movie “Yellow Rose.”

SONGS
“A Day At A Time”
“Bug Ya For Love”
“Jonesin’ For Jones”

Hosted by Angela Backstrom
Engineered by Jim Lang
Produced by Katie Moulton
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Originally aired on June 26, 2015

Interchange – What Makes Us Vulnerable: The Essential Ellen Willis

Play

Our topic for the next hour is the cultural and critical writing of Ellen Willis who was the New Yorker‘s first rock critic and the cofounder of the radical feminist group the Redstockings. Her essays have been described as always unsettling, combining passion and moral clarity, espresso for the feminist soul, and relevant as ever, with a continuing influence on critics of American culture today.

Ellen Willis was a great fan and a great “reader” of Bob Dylan. I’ll have to admit as someone with little invested in Dylan and it was only in reading Willis’s “breakout” essay on Dylan published first in the magazine Cheetah in 1967 (and called “Dylan”) that I was intellectually engaged in thinking about Dylan and the album that the song appears on, John Wesley Harding. This album, appearing to be a retreat back onto well-trod ground, was rather a work serving the purpose of liberation…that is liberating Dylan, and the rest of us, from the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper. More on that in the program.

Joining us via phone is Nona Willis Aronowitz, the daughter of Ellen Willis, who has edited two collections of her mother’s essays both published by the University of Minnesota Press, one called Out of the Vinyl Deeps, consists of Willis’s Rock criticism and the other, The Essential Ellen Willis, spans four decades and seems to cover nearly every topic of social and cultural importance you might think of (abortion, radical feminism, sexism terrorism, the family, male supremacy, terrorism, motherhood, racism, Judaism, fundamentalism, liberalism, and on).

A key theme that often runs through Willis’s work is vulnerability and her writing style seems to be pitched towards always understanding that common quality. The best way to understand this I think might be to think of it simply as respect for any audience to which she might be speaking. This seems more and more a very rare quality.

Guest
Nona Willis Aronowitz is the editor of TalkingPointsMemo’s The Slice and TPMCafe. Previously, she was an education and poverty reporter at NBC News Digital, a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, and an associate editor at GOOD magazine. She’s written for The Atlantic, Washington Post, NYMag.com, The Nation, The American Prospect, Tablet, and Rookie, among others.

Related
Ellen Willis Tumblr
There are photos and many links to Willis’s essays and reviews of the two collections edited by Nona Willis Aronowitz along with some video.

Music
“All Along the Watchtower” by Bob Dylan
“Maybe” by Janis Joplin
“Someday Never Comes” by Creedence Clearwater Revival
“Beginning to See the Light” by The Velvet Underground

Credits
Host & Producer: Doug Storm
Board Engineer: Joe Crawford
Executive Producer: Joe Crawford

Scroll To Top