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Kite Line – September 23, 2016: Dear Marius

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We begin our show with updates on the National Prison Strike, and then devote the entire episode to Marius Mason, a friend and former Bloomington resident currently serving a 22 year sentence for acts of ecological defense. We hear messages from people to and about Marius, listen to some of Marius’s music and poetry, and learn about his case.

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Interchange – Love and Activism in the Bicentennial

New York City celebrates the Declaration of Independence bicentennial anniversary, on July 4, 1976. The display ended a day of festivities in the New York Harbor, with boats and tall ships from across the world gathered for Operation Sail. AP

1976, the Bicentennial year of The United States of America. What else? Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak; NASA Unviels first space shuttle, the Enterprise; It’s reported that CFCs, or Chlorofluorocarbons, used in aerosol cans damage the ozone layer; The Olympics, broadcast from Montreal, Canada, draw an estimated one billion viewers worldwide. Nadia Comaneci, a 14 year-old Romanian, is …

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Kite Line – September 16, 2016: National Prison Strike Updates

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This week on Kite Line, we follow up on what’s happening nationally and internationally in regards to actions for the National Prison strike, both on the inside and outside. We talk to a supporter of Kara Wild, a US trans woman who is currently being held indefinitely in a French jail. We report on call-in requests from various prisoners who …

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Interchange – Let’s Get It On…with Amy Rose Spiegel

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Amy Rose Spiegel joins us to talk about talking about sex, Helen Gurley Brown, and her favorite episode of The Golden Girls. Marvin Gaye writes in the liner notes to his 1973 classic Let’s Get It On: I can’t see anything wrong with sex between consenting anybodies. I think we make far too much of it. After all, one’s genitals …

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Kite Line – September 9, 2016: The National Prison Strike

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In this episode, we focus on the September 9th National Prison Strike. We hear the Free Alabama Movement’s initial call for the strike, learn a bit about prison labor and Whole Foods, get an update on Siddique Hasan’s ongoing hunger strike, and talk with people involved in organizing against a proposed prison in Letcher County, Kentucky.

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Boo Seeka Interview

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Boo Seeka is from Australia, a hip-hop-psych-soul/dream-tronica project that started as an outlet for a couple of musical experiments, a kind of soul petrie dish, a testing ground for new sounds. Now on their first US tour, they are appearing Saturday, September 10 at Old National Center in Indianapolis. WFHB’s Christine Brackenhoff caught up with Ben Gumbleton on the phone …

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Interchange – The Backyard Edition: Local Flavor for Fund Drive

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WFHB’s longest-running public affairs program, Interchange, wants to talk about everything, any topic, in a desire to make connections across the categorical. Our feelings and opinions about Macbeth, and college students, and guns, and dying, and movies, and Moby Dick…do speak to and for each other. Looking closely at one illuminates all the others also. And in a like manner, …

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Local Live-Coot Crabtree

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Indianapolis-based performer Coot Crabtree performs his blend of classic country music with a modern sensitivity to create a sound he describes as “trucker folk.” The songs contain elements of heartbreak and isolation, indicative of a life on the road. 1. Quarantine 2. The Season Between 3. Over You 4. Blue Jay 5. Save My Name 6. The Lost Highway Hosted …

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Kite Line – September 2, 2016: Bend the Bars

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This week, we recorded at Bend The Bars, a conference in Columbus, Ohio, that brought together former prisoners, various organizations, and people who are interested in prisoner support. First off, we read a letter from an inmate at the Monroe County Jail. We learn about the upcoming September 9th National Prison Strike, speak with attendees at the conference, and get …

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Interchange – Staging the Nation: Douglas Harvey on Performing Empire

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Just a moment of watching the daily activities of our national public life reveals that ‘performance’ is consequential — far beyond the confines of the playhouse. In fact, ritual, performance, and theater foster and embody the myths of our culture, the assumptions we hold — often without even being aware of it — and have done so for longer than …

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