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Books Unbound – A Piece of Earth Is My Birthright: Writings from Native American Women for Thanksgiving


The Yankton Sioux writer Zitkala-Sa attended Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, in the 1890s. “Zitkala-Sa” (“Red Bird”) was the name she gave herself when she began her writing career in English: her birth name was Gertrude Simmons, and she often appears in literary histories under her married name of Gertrude Bonnin. “A piece of earth is my birthright” is a …

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Interchange – Zora Neale Hurston and the Blues

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WFHB Blue Monday DJ and Blues guitarist Jason Fickel discusses Zora Neale Hurston with IU professor M. Cooper Harriss. The two look at the work of the Harlem Renaissance author, anthropologist, and folklorist in the context of Blues culture. We’ll hear Library of Congress recordings of Hurston singing as part of her folklore project, we’ll play blues songs from the …

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Cast of Characters: Rachid Maidi

Rachid Maidi has lived in the United States for over 40 years. He considers the U.S. his home.

In the WFHB series, Cast of Characters, we go looking for local people with interesting personal stories. In this episode, local resident Rachid Maidi discusses his childhood in Algeria, his experiences as a Muslim in the U.S. and much more. Cast of Characters is produced by Amanda Marino.

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Books Unbound – Killing Voltaire, November 13 Edition: An Observance for Charlie Hebdo (Audio Updated)


In response to the November 13 attacks in Paris, Books Unbound revisits an episode originally created in the wake of the January 7 attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo. (Note to WFHB broadcast listeners: The encore presentation of Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, previously announced for this date, has been postponed.) Classic and contemporary free-speech quotations from the Voice of …

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Local Live – Will Scott

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Soul-Americana & Hill Country Blues musician Will Scott joins the Local Live crew for an exclusive performance and interview! SONGS 1. Haiku For A Chicken About To Die from Blues 2. White River Rising 3. Stain Lifter 4. Just To Ferry Me Over 5. Gnawbone Hosted by Jar Turner Engineers Jim Lang and Adam Reichle Produced by Frankie Farrell Executive …

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Firehouse Sessions – Doug Paisley and Joan Shelley


Joan Shelley and Doug Paisley joined WFHB for an in-studio Firehouse Session on Friday, November 6th. Joan played “Stay on My Shore” from her new album “Over and Even”, Doug played “Easy Money”, and together they played “Bury Me Beneath the Willow”. Accompanying them were guitarist Nathan Salsburg and bassist Ben Whitely. That evening, Joan and Doug played at The …

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Interchange – Embodied By Prisons: First the Whip, Then the Chains, and Then…

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What comes after Whips and Chains? Solitary confinement. Lisa Guenther of Vanderbilt University discusses the reformist good intentions of Benjamin Rush in the 1790s who developed the idea that solitary confinement could serve to “clean” the criminal of the impulses to transgress. We also discuss the 13th Amendment and its “partial emancipation” of enslaved Black people and how this Amendment …

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Cast of Characters: Stephen Lucas

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In the WFHB series, Cast of Characters, we go looking for local people with interesting personal stories. We bring you another installment of the Cast of Characters series now with WFHB correspondent Amanda Marino.

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Celebrate Hoagy Carmichael’s 116th Birthday with WFHB!

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Advance tickets are available thru showclix here.

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Interchange – Brief: Michael Honey on Love, Solidarity, and the Black Freedom Song


Michael Honey discusses non-violent theorist and organizer James Lawson, and John Handcox, the Great Depression-era tenant farmer and union advocate. Honey’s recent short film, Love and Solidarity, is about the work of James Lawson, who served as nonviolent theorist, teacher and organizer for Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, among others. As a Methodist minister in …

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