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Interchange – Facing America at Standing Rock

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Even elementary schools are now teaching what was always factual about the conquest of this land mass–Northern Europeans came and murdered as many indigenous people as possible. Treaties were made to be broken. Herded onto desolate reservations, dying by the thousands en route, the native people of this land were treated as one race of lesser beings–portrayed as devils and …

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Kite Line: December 2, 2016- Dignity in Detention, from Standing Rock to the Spanish State

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Our focus this week is on Red Fawn Fallis, currently detained in North Dakota after her arrest on October 27, at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. We speak to a member of the International Indigenous Youth Council- and longtime friend of hers, Mia Stevens, about Red Fawn’s situation. We hear updates on the ongoing repression against striking prisoners, and read …

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Document: Full List of “Action Ideas” for Downtown Bloomington

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The city of Bloomington is asking for feedback on a broad range of ideas that could affect the future of the downtown area. From 9AM to noon on Saturday, City Hall is hosting an event where community members will discuss various action ideas generated as part of Mayor John Hamilton’s Downtown Safety, Civility and Justice Initiative. There are dozens of …

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Standing Room Only: WFHB’s Backyard Conversation on Race and Privilege

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On Thursday, October 27th, WFHB’s Interchange hosted a panel discussion in the Monroe County Public Library auditorium. The panel was about race and privilege and was coined a “Backyard Conversation” in hopes to talk about the issues surrounding race, racism, privilege,  and policing, with an emphasis on the local. The panel was hosted by Interchange’s host Doug Storm. The panelists …

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Interchange – The Wages of Whiteness: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Color Line

W.E.B. Du Bois, ca. 1946 (Credits: Flickr; Van Vechten Photographs, Yale University)

Think of it this way, W. E. B. Du Bois, born in February 1868, that’s 3 years after the end of the American Civil War, two years after Melville’s volume of Civil War poetry, Battle Pieces, died in August 1963, at 95, the year John F. Kennedy is assassinated, the year Medgar Evers is assassinated, and the day before Martin Luther King, Jr. …

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Kite Line: November 25, 2016 – Female Survival in Prison

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This episode is the second installment exploring women within prisons. First, we get updates on struggles in Bulgaria and Turkey, hear about proposed changes to solitary confinement, and learn about the case of Red Fawn, a Colorado woman arrested at the Standing Rock occupation against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Micol Seigel interviews two women, Ana and Michelle, who have done …

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Local Live on WFHB 4-23-08: Sheasby Matiure and The Mbira Queens

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WFHB Music presents this archival session in memory of Dr. Sheasby Matiure, who passed away on November 10, 2016, in Zimbabwe. Full obituary below. RIP, Sheasby. —————————————————————— It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Dr. Sheasby Matiure on November 10, 2016 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Sheasby was an incredibly talented musician, educator and scholar in both North …

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Interchange – Scapegoating Our Cities

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Blue dots in a sea of red. The electoral map presents a distorted picture belying where most of the country’s population lives, and where the most privation occurs. A survey of the landscape in the wake of Donald Trump’s election reveals that America’s urban/rural drift has cemented into a chasm. Though commonly conflated with only economic elites, those blue dots …

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Firehouse Follies – 200 years of Hoosierness

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The WFHB Firehouse Follies are back! Join the cast and crew of our live radio variety show from 4 to 6 p.m. this December 4 in the Ivy Tech Waldron Whikehart Auditorium as we present our winter show, “200 years of Hoosierness.” Our special musical guest for this show is RB Morris, who also serves as the poet laureate of Knoxville, Tennessee. He will be …

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Kite Line: November 18, 2016 – Families and Prison, Part Two

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This week’s episode is the second installment of our Families and Prison series. We speak with April, a formerly-incarcerated mother who works with House of Hope in Martinsville, Indiana. She shares her experiences and thoughts about the issues facing women in prison, as well as the work she has been doing since her release. We also hear some updates about …

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