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Interchange – Impulse Under the Influence: Campus Rape Culture


“Impulse Under the Influence” examines campus rape culture and how easy access to alcohol exacerbates the incidence of sexual abuse.


Jen Maher, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Gender Studies, Maher’s area of expertise covers gender and popular culture; second and third wave feminism; gender and modern memoir, feminist history/theory, and the politics of reproduction.

Rasul Mowatt, an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health. His main research areas of interest are leisure behavior, social justice, cultural studies, and critical pedagogy.

Justin Garcia, Director of Education & Research Training at The Kinsey Institute and Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender Studies.


Host and Producer, Doug Storm
Board Engineer, Jonathan Richardson
Social Media Coordinator, Carissa Barrett
Executive Producer, Alycin Bektesh.

Firehouse Sessions – Lera Lynn


This was Lera Lynn’s second visit to the WFHB studios for a Firehouse Session. Lera’s guitarist Rick Lollar joined her for a sublime set of songs from her new album The Avenues. They also played The Bishop Bar while in Bloomington.

1. “I’m Your Fool”
2. “Coming Down”
3. “Refrained”

Hosted by Jim Manion
Engineered by Jim Lang
Produced by Katie Moulton
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Originally aired on November 11, 2015.


Local Live – Tyler Damon

Solo percussion artist Tyler Damon joins our Local Live series to create a spectacular aural narrative for our airwaves.
TYLER DAMON (b. 1987, Cincinnati, OH USA) is a Bloomington, IN-based artist whose work aims to reveal obscured and untold narratives via drums/percussion & free improvisation in solo and collaborative endeavors.

He is currently involved in duo exhibitions with bassists Keith Jost (Bloomington) and Darin Gray (St. Louis/Edwardsville, IL), as well as work with Rachel Maudlin (as Heavy With Puppy) and Nathan Warrick & John Dawson (as Canned Hamms Blues Band). Most likely recognized for his work with minimal-rockist outfit Open Sex, other collaborators have included reedist Mars Williams (Psychedelic Furs, NRG Ensemble), Little Howlin’ Wolf, Chris Trull (Grand Ulena, Yowie), Kevin Harris, Mark Hosler (Negativland), Matt Shuff, Haley Fohr (Circuit des Yeux), Sir Deja Doog’s Love Coffin, and Sitar Outreach Ministry, among many others.

Tyler has toured extensively in the US and is also regularly engaged with other artists, musicians and heads of various sorts in the Bloomington area where he hosts long-running free-form/experimental radio program Melody Unasked For on WFHB. He also engages with Bloomington youth through work at Rhino’s Youth Center and formerly curated a performing arts series in his living room, the House at the Bottom of the Hill. He has been described by Darin Gray as “the up-and-coming young drummer in the midwest, and a voice that will be active for years to come.”

Interchange – Slapping Both Cheeks: Incarceration As A Barrier To Social Justice


“Slapping Both Cheeks” will try to offer some insight into the facts of incarceration in our society and community and into the idea of social justice.

Does incarceration decrease crime, either through deterrence or incapacitation? How do the challenges of homelessness make people vulnerable to arrest and incarceration? And once jailed how reduced are the chances for future welfare?

Incarceration is a fact of our justice system; Is it a barrier to the notion of social justice?

Our guests are:
Christopher Abert a social worker here in Bloomington.
Isabella Bravo is a lawyer with the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office.
Erin Marshall is a member of Decarcerate Monroe County.
Jason Sorden is a recidivist felon, recently paroled from prison and experiencing homelessness.
Judah Schept is an Assistant Professor of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University.

Incarceration is a fact that both utterly inundates our society while at the same time being somewhat invisible to what we might call the voting middle class. Something one imagines akin to the abattoirs of our meat industry–our jails are hidden by being located in economically depressed middle America–we are blind to the lives that are darkened inside them.

Which is to say, how do we countenance throwing away the lives of so many people behind the justification of criminal code violations that disproportionately punish those who live in poverty and the Black and Hispanic populations?

And it’s not like the jailed population are the only people affected–families are put under such strain and hardship that there is no conception of “the good life” or the chimera we call the American Dream. There is the truth of an American Nightmare–the Prison State America.

We’ll try to understand the ways in which our political culture of management bureaucracy sweeps folks under the rug as part of business as usual.

What are jails good for?
What does the term Social Justice mean?

Host & Producer, Doug Storm
With Special Assistance from Micol Seigel
Board Engineer, Jonathan Richardson
Social Media Coordinator, Carissa Barrett
Executive Producer, Alycin Bektesh

Firehouse Sessions – Ed Kabotie


Ed Kabotie joins us for an exclusive Firehouse Session!

Ed Kabotie traveled to Bloomington, Indiana in honor of Native American Heritage Month this past November. He is from the Hopi village of Shungopavi in northern Arizona, and the Tewa village of Khap’o Owinge – Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. Kabotie’s music incorporates important messages including the protection of the environment and the sacredness of the land. “We feel we were given the land as
trustees…It’s everybody’s responsibility to take care of it and to live life in a balanced way in harmony.”

It is not often that one encounters a Native American musician like Kabotie, who sings in 3 different languages – Hopi, Tewa and English. By incorporating “looping” technology, Kabotie creates electroacoustic Native American music with his guitar and flute that is grounded in his heritage “born out of meditations,” but is also influenced by rock and reggae. He is a solo artist, but also plays vocals/guitar for Los Coyotes or Tha Yoties (a rock/reggae trio based in Flagstaff, Arizona), vocals/guitar for Twin Rivers (a Nu-Native band based out of Sante Fe, New Mexico), and the drums for Summit Dub Squad (A Reggae/Hip-hop band based in Flagstaff, Arizona). “Loloma” is from his album Origins, and “Don’t Worry be Hopi” is from his new album Shadowed by the Mountain. For more information go to edkabotie.com, and/or like him of Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/edkabotie.

Hosted by Davina Two Bears
Engineered by Jim Lang & Dan Withered
Produced by Katie Moulton
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Originally broadcast on November 11, 2014.

Election Night 2014 – Jean Capler


WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh and bloomingOUT Host Jeff Jewel speak with Fair Talk President Jean Capler about 2014’s legalization of same sex marriage in Indiana, despite the Indiana General Assembly’s efforts against same sex marriage, and how that may influence Election Night results.

Election Night 2014 – Carlos Bakota


Hola Bloomington Producer Araceli Gomez speaks with Carlos Bakota of the Commission for Hispanic and Latino Affairs  about issues of concern to the local Latino  community and how that might effect this year’s elections.

Election Night 2014 – Dave Nakarado


WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh speaks with Libertarian County Commissioner candidate Dave Nakarado about the two-party system and the leading issues in Monroe County.

Election Night 2014 – Matt Pierce


WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh speaks with District 61 Representative Matt Pierce about Indiana’s Republican super-majority, and the changes to House and Senate districts that may ensure the Party’s stronghold during this election as well.

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