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Local Live – Jesse Lacy

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The first Local Live session of 2016 brings the return of Jesse Lacy for a live performance and interview! SONGS 1. Something More 2. Nobody Gives It Time 3. Harder Than Diamonds 4. Pack Of Dogs Hosted by Jar Turner Engineered by Jim Lang, Dan Withered Produced by Frankie Farrell Executive Producer is Jim Manion

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Books Unbound – ‘Hospital Sketches’ by Louisa May Alcott, Part Two

ca. 1861-1865, Nashville, Tennessee, Confederate States of America --- Two wounded Federal soldiers are cared for by Anne Bell, a nurse during the American Civil War. --- Image by © CORBIS

The dauntless nurse of Hospital Sketches gains a deeper understanding of the effects of war from the wounded men she cares for in the second part of Louisa May Alcott’s fictionalized memoir. Beloved as the author of Little Women, Alcott drew on her own brief service as a Union nurse during the Civil War in creating an authentic voice that …

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Interchange – Freedom’s Just Another Word For Absurdity: Sartre, Beauvoir, and Camus

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What do acting, literature and philosophy have in common with branding, fascism and incarceration? How can the humanities confront the problem of the other and the rise of right wing ideology in the US and France? We’ll pose those question to the first couple of existentialism, Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre, and we’ll invite another guest to the …

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Books Unbound – ‘Hospital Sketches’ by Louisa May Alcott, Part One

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Beloved as the author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott drew on her service as a Union nurse during the Civil War for her first major literary success. Published in 1863, Hospital Sketches is a fictionalized memoir of her experiences, cut short when she was stricken by typhoid fever. Her health was permanently damaged by the mercury compound used at …

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Interchange – Louis Farrakhan: The Last Radical Conservative

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Louis Farrakhan, Black Lives Matter, and the future of black political leadership in the United States. I speak with Freddie deBoer about his Harper’s Monthly article “The Charmer” and the way Farrakhan’s “Million Man March” served as both a show of force and an example of resistance and separation from white America, prefiguring both the Occupy Wall Street and Black …

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Interchange – Confronting Black Jacobins: “The Cannibals of the Terrible Republic”

REVENGE TAKEN BY THE BLACK ARMY FOR THE CRUELTIES PRACTISED ON THEM BY THE FRENCH, ENGRAVED BY INIGO BARLOW, FROM 'AN HISTORIC ACCOUNT OF THE BLACK EMPIRE OF HAITI', PUBLISHED IN 1805 (ENGRAVING) BY MARCUS RAINSFORD

It was Thomas Jefferson who called the Black Jacobins “the cannibals of the terrible republic” in a letter to Aaron Burr dated 11 February 1799. …it is impossible the French should invade us since the annihilation of their power on the sea, our constituents will see in these preparations the utmost anxiety to guard them against even impossibilities. the Southern …

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Books Unbound – Time, Memory, Imagination: Reflections for the Turn of the Year

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Short stories and contemporary poems reflect on the passage of time and the return of deeds carried out in love or neglect. Heather Perry hosts. Joan Hawkins reads Anton Chekhov’s short-short story “The Looking Glass,” translated by Constance Garnett. A young woman glimpses her future as a wife, all compressed into a moment. One of the acknowledged masters of Russian …

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Interchange – The Matter of Black Lives on Interchange in 2015

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Interchange reviews 2015 with a specific look at the programs which detailed the history and present moment of Black lives in the United States of America. We can’t offer highlights from all of these so there are links for you to go to the full programs below. The programs excerpted tonight feature Rhiannon Giddens, Amrita Myers, Amira Davis, Gerald Horne, …

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Top Stories of 2015: A New Mayor in Town

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WFHB is counting down the 10 most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. Number 7 on our countdown is “A New Mayor in Town.” All the top elected positions in Bloomington were up for grabs this year – elections were held to select the mayor and all nine …

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Top Stories of 2015: Hospital Headaches

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WFHB is counting down the 10 most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. Number 8 on our countdown is “Hospital Headaches.” There’s been talk for years that the IU Health Bloomington Hospital would eventually move out of its space on 2nd street in downtown Bloomington. The hospital purchased …

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