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Interchange – Tracking Subversives: Alan Wald On the Development of the Literary Left

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According to or my guest, Alan Wald, the aim of the literary radical is “to endow history with meaning.” Literary radicalism is less a noun than a verb….It’s a work in progress, an evolving tradition of activism and commitment obsessed with its own identity. Its orders, its achievements, its efficacy.* We track three “subversives” in our program and offer their …

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Local Live – Nick Dittmeier and The Sawdusters

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Kentucky boys, Nick Dittmeier and The Sawdusters, perform songs from their upcoming and as yet unnamed album. SONGS 1.) Just My Job 2.) Pills, Jesus and War 3.) My True Love 4.) Ever Since You Left Town 5.) Centralia 6.) Heavy on My Mind Hosted by Frankie Farrell Engineered by Jim Lang, Dan Withered, Adam Reichle Produced by Frankie Farrell …

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Books Unbound – American Girls Horror Stories, Conclusion: Fall to Pieces


“Berenice” by Edgar Allan Poe is the featured story for the Halloween finale of “American Girls Horror Stories.” One of Poe’s lesser-known tales, “Berenice” so shocked its first readers in 1835 that in subsequent printings for the rest of the author’s life four paragraphs were censored. The bookish narrator prefers an intellectual fantasy world, but becomes obsessed with the enduring …

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Join the crew of WFHB’s Books Unbound!


Books Unbound is looking for reliable volunteers who would enjoy learning to record in the WFHB studio and working with voice talent on creating good-quality recordings of literary works. Session schedule depends on the voice talent, so the shift might vary week to week, but we can work with available hours that include some daytime or weekend availability. An interest …

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Arts Interchange – Roger Hallas: Documenting the Photographic Event

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Roger Hallas talks about the ways two technologies for image capture combine in documentaries about photographers and how these sharpen the focus on what is meant by the “event of photography.” The act of filming photography, of framing one medium through its perceived other, necessarily draws attention to the question of medium. While scholars have analyzed this self-reflexive practice within …

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Activate! – Jamie Hillner


Jamie Hillner talks about the mission and her experience with Girls Inc. Also, more ways to connect to your community from the City of Bloomington’s Volunteer Network. LINKS Girls Inc After-School Program Volunteer Girl Scout Leaders Boys and Girls Club Programs

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Local Live – Ladycop

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WFHB’s Local Live welcomes Ladycop for an exclusive live performance and interview! Hosted by Jar Turner Engineered by Jim Lang Produced by Erin Tobey Executive Producer is Jim Manion

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Books Unbound – American Girls Horror Stories, Part Four: Body and Soul


Male fears of female domination form one of the strands of horror in “The Thing on the Doorstep” by H.P. Lovecraft, with marriage both transforming and threatening individual identity. Now recognized as a master of the genre, Lovecraft died in poverty after publishing his short fiction mainly in pulp magazines. His expressions of horror are often driven by the darkness …

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Interchange – The Shell Game of Digital Liberation


Our program today is “The Shell Game of Digital Liberation.” Segment One: The Amazonization of Everything. We’ll take a look at what Jeff Bezos hath wrought–from enterprise software management systems to just-in-time-staffing in warehouses; from “immaterial labor” to Alexa, your personal digital assistant device which is always listening to you in your home; from Human Intelligence Tasks to inactivity reports. …

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Interchange – The Next Mayor of Bloomington: An Interview with John Hamilton and John Turnbull


Welcome to Interchange at Noon, a special Mayoral Election edition. Today we’ve got our two mayoral candidates in the studio with us; Republican candidate John Turnbull and Democratic candidate John Hamilton. Let me set the tone in a way that I think is necessary. Which is to say that I think we are past the point of acting as if …

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