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Kite Line- November 10, 2017: 23 Hours In & One Hour Out- The View From Menard

This week, we share the words and experiences of Salomon X, a former prisoner in Illinois. In the first of two episodes with Salomon, he describes poor conditions and exploitation in the Menard prison, site of many recent struggles, and compares it with other facilities. Many of his memories will be recognizable to Hoosiers; elsewhere, he has spoken of prisoners …

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Activate! – Community Volunteer and Consultant: Michael Shermis

Air date: 11/13/2017 If one inquires for the names of people to contact for service or for great advice about service, Michael Shermis’ name will come up. It’s clear from his long track record as a volunteer that he is committed to strengthening the capacity of our nonprofit community. He has a broad reach, from arts to social services, criminal …

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WFHB’s Hoagy Carmichael Birthday Party – Thursday, November 16th

WFHB is throwing a Birthday Party for Hoagy Carmichael and you’re invited – 7pm, Thursday, November 16th at Fountain Square Ballroom, on the south side of the square in downtown Bloomington. A night of Hoagy Carmichael songs, liberally interpreted by Mark Bingham & David Gulyas, and Kid Kazooey’s Hoagy House Band (Danny Deckard, David Gulyas, Nate Johnson, Kid Kazooey, and …

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Saturday’s Child featuring Ron Kadish and Friends

Saturday’s Child welcomed Ron Kadish and Friends for a special WFHB Fall Fund Drive performance on Saturday, October 14th at the Monroe County History Center. Bassist, educator, composer, and bandleader Ron Kadish has been a staple of the phenomenal music scene in and around Bloomington, Indiana since 1993.   Ron Kadish – bass Danny Deckard – drums Bob Stright – vibes …

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Interchange – Walking the Talk: The Revolutionary Abolitionist Benjamin Lay

Today, the curious case of Benjamin Lay: Englishman, Quaker, cobbler, sailor, cultural shock firebrand, cave dweller, autodidact, animal liberationist, and outspoken critic of the hypocrisy of slave-owning Quakers in 18th century Pennsylvania. He would become known as one of the last radicals of the English revolution — an uprising in the mid 17th century against royal power, and an early …

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Activate! – All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center: Camille Vanden Dries

Air date: 10/23/2017 Camille Vanden Dries’ commitment to the Talkline at All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center is inspiring. Camille is able to balance a full time job and time with her kids, and still keeps her commitment to women facing difficult pregnancy situations. Callers need a compassionate ear, and Camille is happy to comfort and listen for as long as it …

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Kite Line- October 13, 2017: The Rise of Mass Incarceration, Part One

This week we share the first part of a lecture by Elizabeth Hinton delivered at IU on October 12.  In her talk, she traces the creation and rise of mass incarceration as a strategy of America’s ruling class.  Her historical research, which culminated in a book last year called “From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime,” demonstrates …

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Activate! – VITAL: Ruth Richardson

Air date: 10/16/2017 Ruth Richardson’s work through Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL) at the Monroe County Public Library is a welcoming embrace to new members of the Bloomington community. After 30 years as a public school teacher, Ruth continues to live her passion by teaching adults English. Ruth’s work with these adults affords them not only increased self-sufficiency, but …

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Arts Interchange – Chekhov’s Three Sisters: Where There’s a Will…

Our opening song is surely well-known–this is “Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay” performed here by Elsa Lanchester, which Chebutykin, the doctor in Chekhov’s Three Sisters, periodically, perhaps pointedly, hums. Believe it or not, the lyrics from this 1891 minstrel farce variety show called Tuxedo do apply here. It may also be of interest that Henry Sayers, credited with the composition, claims not to …

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Interchange – Who Owns the Radio? A Fund Drive Special

For our Fall Fund Drive show we offer some program highlights from the last several months to show, not tell, how deserving we are of your financial support. And we open the show with The Who’s “Eminence Front”…it’s a favorite of mine. We used this in the show with Thomas Frank, “It Takes a Democrat.” The sun shines And people …

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