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Kite Line- September 22, 2017: Fighting Words

This week, we have two contributions –one closer to home and one many more miles away- but both aim to describe an unfair relationship of power each contributor’s community faces. We first hear an essay from a prisoner in Southern Illinois, followed by a statement sent to us from a member of the community of the Mapuche people in Chile. …

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Activate! – Pantry 279: Cindy Chavez

Air date: 09/25/2017 Cindy Chavez was inspired by her daughters’ concern for a fellow schoolmate who did not have enough food to get through the weekend. They came to her and suggested that they could be a part of the solution. Her first answer was no. How could she take on this task? But after reconsidering, she decided to honor …

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Interchange – In the Name of the Family: The Moral Uses of Welfare

The “father of the modern welfare state” is said to be Lester Frank Ward, an American sociologist who published his major work in the midst of what is called the Gilded Age, 1870-1900 (which incidentally also dovetails with the end of Reconstruction and the inception of Jim Crow Laws). He believed “A sociology which intelligently and scientifically directed the social …

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WFHB Top Albums 9.19.17

1. Eilen Jewell – Down Hearted Blues 2. Iron & Wine – Beast Epic 3. The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding 4. Gregg Allman – Southern Blood 5. Gogol Bordello – Seekers and Finders 6. Joan Osborne – Songs of Bob Dylan 7. Kacy and Clayton – The Siren’s Song 8. T. V. Mike & The Scarecrowes – …

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Kite Line- September 15, 2017: Prison Lives Matter

This episode is an interview with Kwame Shakur, who is currently incarcerated at the Pendleton Correctional Institution. On August 11th , Indiana prison activists held a demonstration at the state capitol building in Indianapolis opposing new Indiana department of corrections regulations restricting incoming prisoner mail. The new policy prohibits all mail which is not hand written on white,lined paper. Though …

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Activate! – IU Health Alzheimer’s Resource Services: Wendy Rubin

Air date: 09/18/2017 Wendy Rubin volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Resource Service’s Service and Support Group, providing support to participants and their family caregivers. Wendy also co-chairs the local Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee and advocates for it tirelessly. Personal experience supporting her late husband as he lived with Alzheimer’s allows Wendy to relate to others with compassion, insight, and wisdom. …

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Interchange – Women and Children First: The Dialectic of Sex

Our topic today is Shulamith Firestone’s radical feminist book The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution, published in 1970. But first a brief note on the death of Kate Millett, last Wednesday, September 6th. Listeners of Interchange will know we discussed Millett’s own radical feminist book, Sexual Politics, back in May with Maggie Doherty. Doherty wrote an obituary …

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Firehouse Session – Rory Block Interview September 8, 2017

Country blues guitarist and singer/songwriter Rory Block stopped by the WFHB studios for a live interview before her headlining appearance at the 2017 Amethyst House Benefit. Interview Host: Carolyn VandeWiele Producer: Jim Manion Coordinating Producer: Christine Brackenhoff Engineer: Dan Withered Songs from the Rory Block album Keepin’ Outta Trouble: “Keepin’ Outta Trouble”, “Parchman Farm Blues”

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Kite Line: September 8, 2017- Family Values: A Conversation with Ray Luc Levasseur

In this episode, we continue our conversation with Ray Luc Levasseur. He is a former underground combatant with the United Freedom Front, which carried out a campaign of attacks from 1975-1984 against South African Apartheid and US intervention in Central America. He spent 13 years in solitary confinement after his capture. This week, he shares with us his thoughts on …

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Firehouse Sessions – Austin Lucas

Austin Lucas performed live in our studio as a preview to his opening set at the September 8th Amethyst House benefit at BCT. Austin performs three songs, talks about the new album he’ll be recording in December and the important mission of Amethyst House. Austin Lucas: guitar, vocals Songs performed: “Ain’t We Free”, “Monroe County Nights”, “Man Alive” Interview Host: Jim Manion …

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