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Local Live – LOAF

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This might be some of the heaviest Loaf you’ve ever tasted. The songs are grungy, psychedelic and sometimes about the joy of cats. SONGS 1. The Isthmus 2. Cytherian Descent 3. Happy Kitty 4. Cedar Chips 5. Morning Star 6. Heavy Outro Hosted and produced by Frankie Ferrell Recording Engineers: Dan Withered, Jim Lang, Ilze Akerbergs Mixing Engineer: Jar Turner …

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Interchange – Pitching Poetry: Recalculating Charles Bernstein

Susan Bee, Recalculating, 2010. Oil on linen, 16 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist and A.I.R. Gallery.

This show features the most recent work of Charles Bernstein, the inestimable Charles Bernstein, to whom I might append title, à la James Brown, “the hardest working man in poetry.” Which is just to say, Charles Bernstein walks and talks the walk and talk. If you know anything about poetry since the 1980s you must know at least something of …

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WFHB Firehouse Follies presents: “What’s Cookin’?”

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The WFHB Firehouse Follies are back with “What’s Cookin’?”! Listen and learn recipes for deep-fried chili and lard-fried peaches, with delicious music provided by special musical guest Andy Cohen, Art Heckman, the WFHB Gospel Gurlz and the Firehouse Rounders. Made possible by Ivy Tech Community College and Bloomington Hardware. Originally aired live on June 5th, 2016.

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Interchange – The Endeavor to Tell Lines: The Music of Will Johnson (Extended)

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Will Johnson joins us to talk about his new album, Swan City Vampires, and how it reflects an intense period of loss and mourning. With the passing of his mother and the breaking up of his band of seventeen years, Centro-matic, Will Johnson lost two of the most important things in his life. Swan City Vampires comes from inside of …

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Graduates Job Hunting, With Tattoos

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With the school year now over, many college students and graduates have embarked on journeys to score jobs or internships. One question that some students should be asking is whether a tattoo could be a professional liability. Jordan Morgan, a journalism student at IU, investigated the evolving opinions of tattoos in society and in the workplace.

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Interchange – If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time: Wendell Potter on Big Money

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Former Insurance PR Executive turned atoning activist, Wendell Potter, joins us to discuss his latest book, Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It. Potter and co-author Nick Penniman write that American democracy has become coin-operated. Special interest groups increasingly control every level of government. The necessity of raising huge sums …

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Interchange – Racist Revolutionaries: The Alt-Right Uprising?

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Our opening song for this program, “Racist Revolutionaries,” is a counter-statement: “Money Jungle” from three greats of Jazz, Duke Ellington, Max Roach, Charles Mingus. As has come to be “SOP” here, we like to choose music illustrative of our program; sometimes this comes from a sideways angle, but it’s usually fairly direct that the music reflects the content. For this …

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Local Live REMOTE – Jason Wilber

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The Blockhouse hosts a special Spring Fund Drive edition of WFHB’s Local Live Remote Broadcast featuring Peter Oren and Jason Wilber! Hosted by Jar Turner Broadcast feed engineered by Jim Lang, Dan Withered Produced by Jim Manion Originally aired on April 6, 2016.

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Firehouse Sessions – Austin Lucas

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Bloomington native Austin Lucas stopped by WFHB to talk about his forthcoming new album, “Between the Moon and the Midwest” and play a few songs as a preview to his show at The Bishop on April 13. Songs performed: “Monroe County Nights”, “Unbroken Hearts” Coordinating Producer: Christine Brackenhoff Interview Host: Jim Manion Engineers: Dan Withered, Ilze Akersber, Cyndi Brubaker Originally aired …

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Arts Interchange – King Lear In Original Pronunciation

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Audiences will be treated to King Lear the way it sounded in 1606 at its first performance at the Court of Saint James. Director and IU associate professor Murray McGibbon says that this is the first original pronunciation performance of William Shakespeare’s King Lear since the 17th century: “Making world theater history in Bloomington, Indiana.” McGibbon and Graham Hopkins, the …

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