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Arts Interchange – Abby Lee Is Masha in IU Theatre’s Production of 2013 Tony Award Winning Play

Abby Lee, Justino Brokaw, and Tara Chiusano in the IU Theatre's production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

What follows is an unedited conversation with actress Abby Lee who will be performing the role of Masha in IU Theatre’s production of the 2013 Tony Award winning play by Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Durang’s play revolves around the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings, two of whom live together, and takes place during a …

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Indiana Sec. of State Warns of New Possible “Voter Fraud,” But Declines To Give Details


AUDIO LINK: http://wfhb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/VOTERS.mp3   The Indiana Secretary of State’s Office is reporting problems with voter registration information. In a statement released today, the Office says some Hoosier voters are reporting their birth dates or first names appear incorrectly in the state’s voter registration system. When that information is incorrect, it can make it more difficult for voters to determine whether they’re …

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Interchange – Selling Democracy: Part One of The Way of Neoliberalism


It’s the water we swim in, the air we breathe. It’s all around us – yet we hardly it notice most of the time. It’s a matrix of ideas, incentives, and assumptions that shape our politics, our economy, and our lives. Today we kick off the first show in a four-part series we’re calling “The Way of Neoliberalism” on the …

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Firehouse Sessions – Syd Straw and Don Piper


For this special on-location session, the WFHB microphones landed in an Airstream trailer owned by the hosts of Syd and Don’s October house concert in Indianapolis. The session was overseen by Syd’s manager/dog, Carol Burnett, who makes an appearance mid-session. Songs performed: “When My Ship Comes In”, “Million Miles”, “Think Too Hard” Recorded and Produced by Jim Manion: October 1, …

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Kite Line – October 14, 2016: Habeas Corpus

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The focus this week is on the impact of habeas corpus both for prisoners and their loved ones. We begin with news on a call-in effort for queer and trans prisoners in Michigan, followed by updates on the death due to neglect of a Michigan prisoner and the forced transfer of an Alabama prisoner. We touch on the story of …

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My Bubba: 2016 WFHB Lotus Live broadcast from Blockhouse Studios


September 17, 2016 My Larsdotter and Bubba Tomasdottir make soulful, sensual, unhurried music that’s as playful as it is powerful. The sparse songs sometimes feature a cappella, body percussion, or simple acoustic arrangements. The lyrics are deceptively simple, sounding at times like found poetry.  “With just a guitar and vocals, they are mesmerizing in their softer-than-soft, lilting songs,” writes Amos …

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WFHB to Host Community Conversation: Race and Privilege–a Backyard Perspective


On Thursday, Oct. 27, WFHB’s Interchange will host a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Amrita Myers that focuses on topics prompted by the highly publicized police shootings of unarmed Black Americans in recent years and the subsequent rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. Hosted by Doug Storm, topics to be discussed include race, racism, privilege, and policing, with special emphasis …

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Interchange – The World at Large: Eliot Weinberger On Everything

"Perhaps the most famous rhinoceros who ever lived..." Portrait of Clara in Paris in 1749, by Jean-Baptiste Oudry.

“Doing no violence to living things, not even a single one of them, wander alone like a rhinoceros.”* All of our songs tonight feature the whirlwind as a kind of tribute to a central essay called “The Vortex,” written by our guest Eliot Weinberger and found in his serial essay begun in 2007 called An Elemental Thing. That work continues …

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Anger At Police, IU, Prisons, Other Institutions Voiced at Black Lives Matter Rally


AUDIO LINK: http://wfhb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/20161011blmFEATURE.mp3 More than an hour before hundreds of people would march through downtown, and hold a more than 20-minute demonstration in the street in front of the Bloomington police station, Liz Mitchell and several others stood in a parking lot fastening pieces of paper to black and white balloons. On each of the dozens of pieces of paper was …

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Kite Line – October 7, 2016: The YIMBY Episode

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Welcome to the YIMBY episode: Yes In My Backyard. We focus on some positive projects in our area that affect those experiencing incarceration, addiction, and poverty. We have updates on the National Prison Strike, read a letter from an inmate in the Monroe County Jail, and hear letters from prisoners requesting friends in the form of penpals. We speak with …

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