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Interchange – The Backyard Edition: Local Flavor for Fund Drive


WFHB’s longest-running public affairs program, Interchange, wants to talk about everything, any topic, in a desire to make connections across the categorical. Our feelings and opinions about Macbeth, and college students, and guns, and dying, and movies, and Moby Dick…do speak to and for each other. Looking closely at one illuminates all the others also. And in a like manner, …

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Local Live-Coot Crabtree


Indianapolis-based performer Coot Crabtree performs his blend of classic country music with a modern sensitivity to create a sound he describes as “trucker folk.” The songs contain elements of heartbreak and isolation, indicative of a life on the road. 1. Quarantine 2. The Season Between 3. Over You 4. Blue Jay 5. Save My Name 6. The Lost Highway Hosted …

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Kite Line – September 2, 2016: Bend the Bars


This week, we recorded at Bend The Bars, a conference in Columbus, Ohio, that brought together former prisoners, various organizations, and people who are interested in prisoner support. First off, we read a letter from an inmate at the Monroe County Jail. We learn about the upcoming September 9th National Prison Strike, speak with attendees at the conference, and get …

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Interchange – Staging the Nation: Douglas Harvey on Performing Empire

Edwin Forrest as Metamora (1890s engraving)

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

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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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