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New Location for Bloomington Hospital: IU Golf Course

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IU Health officials announced this morning they are changing the course of plans to relocate the Bloomington Hospital. The Hospital still plans to move out of its downtown location, a decision that has been unpopular with many Bloomington residents. But the new facility is now scheduled for construction on property that currently hosts the IU Golf Course, located on the northeast side of town along the bypass.

Before today, the plan had been to move west of city limits on North Park, where the hospital already owns land. Several officials, including Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan, IU President Michael McRobbie and IU Health Bloomington President Mark Moore, praised the new plan this morning.

The officials gave no indication of the time frame for the move, how much it will cost or exactly what infrastructure improvements might be needed to make it happen.

Audio of the full press conference is above.

Interchange – Bloomington City Council Primary Candidates: District 4 Democrats

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Host Doug Storm welcomes the candidates vying for the Democratic party nomination to run for the District 4 Bloomington City Council seat: Dave Rollo, the incumbent, and the challenger, Philippa Guthrie.

Music
“The Candidate” by Urge Overkill
“The Politics Of Dancing” by Re-flex

Credits
Producer & Host: Doug Storm
Board Engineer: Jonathan Richardson
Executive Producer: Joe Crawford

Local Live Remote – Hunterchild

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WFHB’s Local Live Remote broadcast takes us back to The Blockhouse for an unforgettable set from Hunterchild in support of WFHB’s Spring Fund Drive!

Broadcast signal engineered by Jim Lang
Produced by Erin Tobey
Executive Producer is Jim Manion
Hosted by Jar

Firehouse Sessions – Robert Earl Keen

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In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session all the way from Texas is Robert Earl Keen.  Robert Earl Keen and full band are in town for his show at The Bluebird whilst touring his new album “Happy Prisoner – The Bluegrass Sessions”. This album has reached no.1 on the Billboard Bluegrass. Robert Earl Chats to us about what inspired him to make his first bluegrass album and how the project/musicians came together.

The new album also features the talents of Lyle Lovett, Natalie Maines (Dixie Chicks) and Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek).

We also chat about Murder Ballads and how the intro to Walls of Time came about from Peter Rowan whilst recording with Lloyd Maines.

SONGS
“Walls of Time”
“Long Black Veil”

Hosted by Angela Backstrom
Engineered by Jim Lang & Dan Withered
Produced by Katie Moulton
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Originally aired on April 7th, 2015.

Interchange – Saint Monkey: A Conversation with Jacinda Townsend

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Host Doug Storm is joined by Jacinda Townsend, author of the novel Saint Monkey which has won the 2015 James Fenimore Cooper Prize awarded by the Society of American Historians. The Society’s web site says that the “prize is awarded for a book of historical fiction on an American subject that makes a significant contribution to historical understanding, portrays authentically the people and events of the historical past, and displays skills in narrative construction and prose style.”

Of Related Interest
#WhiteHistoryMonth: The FBI’s obsession with African-American Literature

Credits
Producer & Host: Doug Storm
Board Engineer: Jonathan Richardson
Executive Producer: Joe Crawford

Austin Lucas will be guest for Sweetheart of the Rodeo 4/11, 8 – 10 AM

Firehouse Sessions – Evie Ladin & Keith Terry

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Evie Ladin and Keith Terry visited the WFHB studio as part of their spring tour of the MIdwest. They combine old-time roots, body music, and original songs. Evie is a former Bloomingtonian who was also a WFHB DJ. Now based in Oakland, CA, both Evie and Keith are involved in a variety of musical projects. For their Firehouse Session they played three brand new songs of Evie’s – Jump Up and Go, Under The Water Line, and As The Day Gets Long.

Hosted by Jim Manion
Engineered by Jim Lang, Sundog, Dan Withered
Produced by Katie Moulton
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Originally aired on March 30, 2015.

Interchange – Bloomington City Council Primary Candidates: District 3 Democrats

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This is a special Wednesday edition of Interchange. We kick-off a series of candidate conversations concerning contested seats on Bloomington’s City Council. There are four seats which have primary challenges to the incumbents–these are for Districts 1, 3, 4, and 5.

Tonight’s show welcomes the candidates vying for the democratic party nomination to run for the District 3 seat. We welcome Marty Spechler, the incumbent, and the two challengers, Allison Chopra, and Mike Satterfield.

The city’s website describes the role of the council this way:

As the legislative body of the City, the City Council is a link between the citizens of Bloomington and their government. By enacting legislation that fosters the health, safety and welfare of the City, the Council works to represent the interests of residents while ensuring the delivery of municipal services. By statute, the Council is responsible for the control of the City’s property and finances, and the appropriation of money.

It’s easy to lose sight of the big important issues like poverty and social justice amidst all the bureaucratic procedures and jargon of operational government, but this is our intent on the series.

Credits
Producer & Host: Doug Storm
Research Assistance: Nancy Jones
Board Engineer: Jonathan Richardson
Executive Producer: Joe Crawford

Local Live – Old Man and the Sea

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Newcomers, Old Man and the Sea identify the “old man” and play us some songs that both rock and roll.

SONGS
1.) It Isn’t Yet
2.) Kevin’s Blues
3.) Bridge
4.) It Hasn’t Happened Yet
5.) The Divorce

Hosted by Frankie Ferrell
Engineered by Jim Lang, Dan Withered, Matt Gwaltney, Ilza Akerbergs
Produced by Erin Tobey
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Interchange – Ukraine: 25 Years of Revolution

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Over the past year Americans have been hearing about the escalating conflict in Ukraine as a story of separatist movement stoked by Russian expansionism under Putin.

The human cost of the partisan war as of February 2015 is sobering. According to the UN, 5,700 people have been killed; 14,000 wounded. Meanwhile, 5.2 million Ukrainian people are living in conflict areas; and over 950,000 people have been displaced within Ukraine, while 600,000 have fled to neighboring countries, of whom 400,000 have gone to Russia.

All this is taking place in a country already suffering from a crisis in health and demographics. Between 1990 and 2013, Ukraine’s population declined by over 12 percent. The fertility rate is well below replacement rates, and the mortality rate among working-age and younger men is said to be at crisis levels. Income inequality is among the worst in the world and there is widespread environmental depredation, and a deteriorating infrastructure.

While the suffering in Ukraine is clear, a clear divide between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ forces there may not be. Most of us struggle to understand the ongoing conflict because our knowledge of Ukraine during the post-Soviet era is very incomplete. We are told by our leaders and by the mainstream press that the fight reflects a clear conflict between pro-Russian and pro-Western ideologies. We have very little idea of what it has been like to live in Ukraine during the past 25 years.

Guests
Sarah Drue Phillips, IU Professor of Anthropology and the Director of the Russian and East European Institute. She has been conducting anthropological research in Ukraine since 1995. Her broad research interests have concerned the variable effects of socialist collapse on people’s lives, especially in terms of gender formations, health, social inequalities and social justice, and changing citizen-state relations. She has studied the role of women in Ukraine’s civil society, the Ukrainian disability rights movement and, most recently, HIV prevention strategies.

Padraic Kenney, IU Professor of History and International Studies at Indiana University. He is the author or editor of seven books on Polish, Eastern European, and global history including most recently, 1989: Democratic Revolutions at the Cold War’s End (Boston, 2010).

Polina Vlasenko, a Ph.D. student in Anthropology at IU who is a native of the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. She was an active volunteer in bringing medical aid to participants in the 2014 EuroMaidan protests, and has seen family members forced to flee from the eastern region of Ludansk.

Music
“Stand Up!” by Okean Elzy
“It’s My City” by ONUKA
“Carpathian Rap” by DakhaBrakha

Credits
Producer & Host: Doug Storm
Research & Script: Nancy Jones
Board Engineer: Carissa Barrett
Executive Producer: Joe Crawford

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