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Interchange – Lynchings on Loop: How Terror Goes Viral

Anti-lynching banner flew outside NAACP headquarters in midtown Manhattan from the early 1900s until 1938. (LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/COURTESY OF THE NAACP)

Courtney Baker on the double-edged power of images of black suffering and death. For “Lynchings on Loop” Courtney Baker, author of Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African American Suffering and Death joins us to talk about the history of images of black pain, the malleable and incomplete nature of the image, and how to proceed in our current media-saturated …

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Fireshouse Sessions – Marisa Anderson

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Guitarist Marisa Anderson played live on WFHB on May 18, 2016, before her show at The Bishop that night. Since then, her new album “Into the Light” has been released to critical acclaim from NPR Music and others. “She’s meshed folk, bluegrass and blues ideas together to create something closer to self-portrait than tradition, with hands-on scholarship digging for old …

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Interchange – Focus on Apartheid: The Photojournalism of Margaret Bourke-White

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As a photographer for Life and Fortune magazines, Margaret Bourke-White traveled to Russia in the 1930s, photographed the Nazi takeover of Czechoslovakia in 1938, recorded the liberation of Buchenwald a the end of World War II, and documented “Calcutta streets strewn with putrefying corpses decaying in the heat and being consumed by bloated vultures” in the aftermath of the 1946 …

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Interchange – Ghosts, Dogs, and the Law: On Constructing Criminality and Negating Persons

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The law is a kind of haunting. In single words the history of slavery and denigration can be discovered. And it’s through these words, through the retention of their meaning in their original application, through that first life where they did their original work, that they haunt us. Our program is a conversation with Colin Dayan, author most recently of …

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Local Live – Siddius

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Fresh off of their victory lap from winning the most recent Battle of the Bands at The Bluebird, Siddius joins WFHB’s Local Live for an exclusive live on air performance and interview! SONGS “Don’t Be Afraid to Run” “Nothing’s There”/”On the Open Sea” “Broken Strings” Hosted by Jar Turner Engineered by Jim Lang and Dan Withered Produced by Frankie Ferrell …

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Naytronix Interview

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Bloomington native Nate Brenner had a grand homecoming last fall when his band Tuneyards headlined Lotus Festival 2015. On April 6, 2016, Nate returned to Bloomington with his electronic music project Naytronix. WFHB’s Christine Brackenhoff interviewed Nate live on WFHB and featured some tracks from his latest Naytronix album Mr. Divine.

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Firehouse Sessions – Will Johnson

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In Bloomington for a house concert, Will Johnson performed live on WFHB on May 26, 2016. A prolific songwriter, producer and performer, Will Johnson has been a member of Centromatic, South San Gabriel and Monsters of Folk – along with a string of solo albums and collaborations, including one with the late Jason Molina. His most recent release is Swan City Vampires and he performed …

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Firehouse Sessions – M. Ward

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In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session is M. Ward. M. Ward is up to album no. 8 and just released More Rain early March 2016. He is in town to play a show at the Bluebird with Big Thief & NAF. We chat about the new album, his many collaborations on this and other albums, producing Mavis …

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Interchange – Midsummer Sensibility: Gigging in the Theater

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IU Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance. Jenny McKnight and David Kortemeier appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

We’re joined by four professional actors who will appear courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association in these two productions which are running on alternating nights from July 8 through the 23rd. They are David Kortemeier, Amanda Catania, Grant Goodman, and Jenny McKnight. I’ll warn you that the conversation is very fluid, alternating focus from Midsummer to Sense. Consistent throughout though …

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Patriotism in the Era of Trump: A Fourth of July Special

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As Americans celebrated the 240th anniversary of the 13 colonies declaring independence from the British empire, we stopped by Bloomington’s Fourth of July parade to talk with local people about patriotism and nationalism in the era of Donald Trump and Brexit. As usual, the City of Bloomington put together a big holiday parade this morning starting at 10 a.m. It …

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