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Interchange – Staging the Nation: Douglas Harvey on Performing Empire

Just a moment of watching the daily activities of our national public life reveals that ‘performance’ is consequential — far beyond the confines of the playhouse. In fact, ritual, performance, and theater foster and embody the myths of our culture, the assumptions we hold — often without even being aware of it — and have done so for longer than …

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Bloomington and Ellettsville: How a Developer’s Lawsuit Reveals Differences In Planning Policies

Earlier this month, WFHB reported on a lawsuit filed by a developer against the Ellettsville plan commission. Today, correspondent Jerrod Dill brings the in-depth story behind the lawsuit, and what it says about the differences between Bloomington and Ellettsville. The Ellettsville Plan Commission’s full findings of fact in the case concerning is available here.

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Fiesta Latina Internacional con el DJ Viloria y la WFHB

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Kite Line – August 26, 2016: Prison Ecology #2

This week, we hear some prison related news, and then return to the theme of Prison Ecology. There is more from the panel at the Fight Toxic Prisons convergence in Washington, DC., Jasmine Heiss from Amnesty International, and former eco-prisoner Eric McDavid.

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Local Live – Fistful of Bacon

Fistful of Bacon has won a few awards at various blues competitions and have finished as finalists at a few others. A quick listen to their eclectic mix of sounds, composed by singer/bassist Jeff Shew and singer/guitarist Marv Druin, show why these are well-deserved accolades. The founder of the band, Eric Gaylord, rounds out the meaty compositions on drums, with …

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Saturday is the 4th Annual Makevention Maker’s Fair

Fans of the maker movement, and those just curious about creative approaches to tools and materials, will find inspiration and entertainment this Saturday at Makevention, Bloomington’s annual maker fair featuring the work of area inventors, programmers, builders, and artists. The free all-ages event, now in its fourth year, takes place at the Monroe County Convention Center in downtown Bloomington, and …

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Kite Line – August 19, 2016: Prison Ecology

In the third episode of Kite Line, we focus on prison ecology. We talk with organizers of the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons as well as a member of the Letcher Governance Project in Letcher County, Kentucky. We hear from Ramona Africa from the Philadelphia-based organization, MOVE – she is the sole adult survivor of the May 13th, 1985, police …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Jason and Ginger

Separately and together, singer and guitarist duo Ginger Curry and Jason Fickel have been entertaining Bloomington audiences with their song stylings for years. This month they released their third CD, “Some Kind of Love,” on Lost Canyon Records. Fickel wrote four of the songs on the new album and the rest are covers of standards and hidden gems penned by …

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Standing Room Only: A Poetry Reading By Ross Gay

On Tuesday, August 9th, poet Ross Gay took the stage at the Bloom Magazine Book Club to recite some of his poems and talk about his writing process. Ross Gay is an award-winning poet who is housed here in Bloomington. Gay was reciting poems from his book entitled Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude. He is a founding member of the Bloomington …

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Interchange – On Being Domesticated By the State: A Conversation With James Scott (Original Air Date 3/22/16)

We announced an interview with historian Douglas Harvey about his book Theater of Empire which juxtaposes the colonizing, mercantile worldview of the English invaders of the Americas with the embodied and ecological perspective of this land’s indigenous cultures in the 18th and 19th century America via forms of performance like ritual ceremony, circuses, and minstrel shows. However due to some …

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