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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Mayor’s Deal Would Give Real Estate, Tax Break to Company Led By IU Trustee

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton has announced that he wants the city to give an acre of downtown property to an auto parts manufacturer that wants to make its North American corporate headquarters there. In exchange, the company would create at least 18 jobs. Hamilton says he wants to give a .9-acre property to the Tsuchiya Group, a multinational corporation whose …

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Anna & Elizabeth: WFHB Lotus Live from Blockhouse Studios September 17, 2016

Multi-instrumentalist Anna Roberts-Gevalt and ballad-singer Elizabeth LaPrelle honor Appalachian artistry with a repertoire collected from archives, elder musicians, and their contemporaries among the old-time renaissance in the U.S. In haunting ballads, lilting lullabies, and songs of grace and redemption, the duo showcases arresting vocal harmonies that seem both very old yet fresh and raw.  Roberts-Gevalt and LaPrelle also create and …

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Interchange – Selling Happiness: Part Five of The Way of Neoliberalism

Happiness. We all want it. But what can that word mean? What do we imagine we’re seeking as we spend much of our time and effort in pursuit of happiness? Happiness has become the biggest idea of our age, a new religion dedicated to well-being. Political economist Will Davies shows how this philosophy, first pronounced by Jeremy Bentham in the …

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