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Local Live – Rikki Jean and the DWBs

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Rikki Jean and the DWBs are back in the studio to play some new rockin’ blues originals and promote the release of an album. The band has an addition of a horn section since last year on Local Live, now including a horn section. The 7-piece band is lead by Rikki Jean, the singer-songwriter of the group. SONGS 1.) Sad …

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Interchange – Redneck Muslim: A Special Episode of the Hijabi Diaries

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Tonight in lieu of Interchange we’re going to share another special episode of the local podcast The Hijabi Diaries. This one is called Redneck Muslim and explores one woman’s lifelong attraction to organized Religion. Host Aubrey Seader offers the life story of one woman, her name is Dawn, a member of the Bloomington Muslim community, who has practiced three very …

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Local Live – Hex Mundi

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Hex Mundi brings their blend of psychedelic garage rock from Indianapolis. The band is comprised of husband and wife, Justin Renner (Electric Mandolin, vocals) and Stephanie Renner (drums, backing vocals), and rounded out with Zachary Hall (lead guitar), Andrew Roti (bass), Wylie Peach (guitar, backing vocals) and Alex McGail (keys). The individual tastes and preferences of each band member come …

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Local Live – Kentucky Nightmare

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Kentucky Nightmare is back with a new album showcasing the rock quartet’s raw power, energy, and beauty. Since 2004 the band has survived numerous personnel lineup changes but the one constant has always been singer-songwriter Simon Moore, who can often be found busking the streets of Bloomington and Evansville. The new album “In The House Facing South” was recorded at …

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Local Live – Grace Minnick

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Grace got started in music at the age of five and now as an IU freshman is opening for bands at the Buskirk-Chumley and performing in various venues around Bloomington and Ft. Wayne. Listen to her strum well-crafted songs about her relationships with other people and her phone. SONGS 1. Optimism 2. Third Wheel 3. Tiny Town 4. 18 Summers …

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Interchange – The Graphically Radical Paul Buhle

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Our music tonight, at the suggestion of our guest, comes from The Fugs, formed in 1963 by the poets Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg and Ken Weaver. And we open with, “Here Comes the Levellers,” which is from the Reagan Era release No More Slavery. Our guest is Paul Buhle, one of the foremost historians of American Radicalism and the …

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Firehouse Sessions – Evie Ladin & Keith Terry

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In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session is Evie Ladin & Keith Terry. Evie is about to release new album Jump The Fire available from May 6th. We get the chance to chat with Evie and Keith about the new record, Evie’s songwriting challenge, forthcoming tour and Keith’s interest in body music. SONGS 1. “Jump The Fire” 2. …

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Profiles: Bloomington Clay Studio Founder Daniel Evans

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Daniel Evans is the founder and current artistic director of the Bloomington Clay Studio. Daniel’s dedication to clay has taken him all over the U.S. and landed him here in Bloomington, Indiana. Anna Werner brings us his story for today’s WFHB community report. This story was produced in partnership with an audio journalism class at Indiana University. A note for …

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Interchange – The Radical Democracy of Henry David Thoreau: A Conversation with Branka Arsic’

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What may seem surprising as you listen is the way in which Thoreau’s understanding of death and life can inform our own considerations of what it means to live by an ethics of inclusion and acceptance of differences and to eschew what is given to us politically and socially as measured, hierarchical, and standardized forms of “knowing.” All this is …

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Sam Bush Interview

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Sam Bush and his band New Grass Revival were a prime influence in the progressive bluegrass movement of the 1970s. In the years since, Sam’s music has continued to evolve and remains an inspiration for a new generation of artists including Punch Brothers, Sierra Hull, Leftover Salmon and any more. WFHB’s Music Director Jim Manion recently got the chance to …

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