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Books Unbound – Safe as Houses, Part One: ‘The House of Cobwebs’ by George Gissing

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A struggling writer finds unexpected kindness and friendship from his poor landlord in this short story by George Gissing, whom George Orwell ranked among the best English novelists. Heather Perry reads. Gissing (1857–1903) neither sought nor enjoyed popularity, and is little known today, although his novel New Grub Street ranks on the Guardian’s list of top 100 novels written in …

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Interchange – “No Excuses” Schools: Broken Windows Theory Goes to School

Detria Mills and Justin Campbell work on the floor with their fellow eighth-graders at a KIPP academy in metro Atlanta. Students get classrooms and desks when they demonstrate they have earned them by meeting their student goals. (AJC.com)

I’m joined by author and educator Jim Horn to discuss his latest book, Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys Through No Excuses Teaching. Horn explores the ideological contexts for the creation and spread of “no excuses” charter schools with a primary focus on the Knowledge Is Power Program or KIPP. “No Excuses” means schooling that focuses on psychological interventions aimed to …

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Local Live – Limestone Beaters

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Ben Fowler and Aaron Comforty of Jefferson St. Parade Band bring in a group of young protégés who skillfully blow and bang their way through some standards and originals. SONGS 1. Saints Go Marching In 2. Cumbia De La Pendejita 3. Nick’s Beat 4. Gonyea’s Groove 5. Party Time Excellent Hosted by Frankie Farrell Engineered by Jim Lang, Dan Withered …

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Books Unbound – Not Light, But Fire: Readings from African-American Abolitionists

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To close Black History Month, words that inspired hope and incited action in the struggle for the abolition of slavery and for the empowerment of people of African descent in the United States. Two hundred years of chattel slavery shaped the economic and political life of the United States. The consequences of slavery still affect the country’s economy and national …

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Arts Interchange – Carmen As Other

Courtney Bray as Carmen at Musical Arts Center (Indiana University)

This program focuses on Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera Carmen, which is being produced by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Opera & Ballet Theater. Bizet’s Carmen, our guests tell us, is one of the top 3 most performed operas in the world today after a rather rocky start in its day. Carmen, the fiery gypsy cigarette girl, gets any …

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Interchange – The White Coats Are Coming: Explanation and Power in Psychology and Neuroscience

‘The CIA contracted Bruce Jessen, left, and James Mitchell to design, lead, and direct harsh interrogations of a Qaeda operative,’ The New York Times wrote of the two psychologists in December 2014. ‘The men are pictured in images from ABC News.’

Last month novelist and social critic Curtis White joined us to discuss his latest book We, Robots: Staying Human in the Age of Big Data. One of his major points is that we are being told stories about the ways our technologies will organize us (positively) and though some of us will be left behind (a lot of us), the …

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Firehouse Sessions – R. Ring

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Joining us for another Firehouse Session are R. Ring! R. Ring is made up of Kelley Deal (The Breeders) and Mike Montgomery (Ampline) and joining them on this tour are cellist, Lori Goldston (Earth/Nirvana), and percussionist, Leo DeLuca (Southeast Engine). R. Ring was in Bloomington to play at The Bishop and is currently in the process of recording a new record. SONGS 1. Fallout …

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Elementary Schoolers Research Bloomington African American Leader Elizabeth Bridgwaters

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This year is the 100th anniversary of the original Banneker School, a segregated elementary and middle school in Bloomington. Elizabeth Bridgwaters was one of the major influences on Bloomington’s integration movement; she was a leader and Monroe County’s first elected African American elected official. Through the work of Bridgwaters and other remarkable African American leaders, Fairview School was integrated in …

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Local Live – Marlowe Shepherd

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About to embark on a 42 date U.S. tour, Marlowe Shepherd joins us in the WFHB Local Live studio for a live performance and interview! SONGS 1. I’ll Leave it to You 2. We’ve Come Too Far 3. Angel Dove 4. The Second Floor 5. Change in Seats Hosted by Jar Turner Engineered by Jim Lang, Dan Withered, & Ilze Akerbergs …

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Interchange – Parsing Granfalloons: Douglas Wissing on Indiana

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This show explores the granfalloon* “Hoosier” through the journalism of Indiana native Douglas Wissing. Wissing has written many books and articles about topics that one might list from A to Z…or maybe from A to T and much INbetween. We find him enmeshed in adventurism and corruption (or are those synonyms) in both Afghanistan and Tibet while all the time …

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