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Saturday’s Child – King Bee & The Stingers

King Bee & The Stingers joined WFHB at Saturday’s Child February 10th. Fine blues and more.

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Kite Line- February 9, 2018: The Long History of Black Radicalism on the Inside, Part One

This week, we are changing our format slightly.  After hearing a letter from a prisoner involved in Operation PUSH, we are broadcasting an interview between Dr. Micol Seigel and Dr. Garrett Felber on the role of the Nation of Islam in prison life and prisoners’ struggle. Beginning in the middle of the last century, the Nation of Islam built a …

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Activate! – Bloomington Community Band: Jerry Jerome

Air date: 02/05/2018 Jerry Jerome’s love affair with music began in 1945 when he was in the 3rd grade and spans over 70 years, taking him from the Detroit area to Europe and eventually, to our great gain, Bloomington. He put down his horn for 30 years from 1961 to 1990, as he pursued a career in sales, but returned …

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Kite Line: February 2, 2018- The Past Isn’t Passed: Cycles of Violence and Exploitation

This episode, we start out with a statement from Anastazia Schmid, a prisoner in the Indiana Women’s Prison. She walks us through a brief history of how prisons, and specifically the modern practice of prison slave labor, came about. She also talks through some basics of how prison serves to isolate those on the inside, and the importance of outside …

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Interchange – The Whole World Is Watching: The Legacy of 1968

Our opening song is “Inflated Tear” by Roland Kirk performed in Prague in 1967…a prelude of sorts of what was to come. Across the globe it was a year of countless uprisings. In the US it was the year of police violence against protesters at the Chicago Democratic Convention; it saw the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive, the assassinations of Martin …

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Kite Line- January 26, 2018: More Insights from the Local Jail

In this episode, we start with updates from Operation PUSH. After that, we continue hearing from Craig, who spent significant time in the Monroe County jail. You can hear the first part of Craig’s interview in last week’s episode. He spoke about his experiences in the various parts of Monroe County Jail, and also his experiences being a jail trustee. …

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Activate! – Bloomington Symphony Orchestra: Donna Lafferty

Air date: 01/29/2018 For the past 48 years, the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra has been a musical home for local residents who want to keep their love of music alive, providing them performance opportunities and a real sense of community. And for the past 20 years, BSO has been the volunteer home for Donna Lafferty. She originally started as a volunteer …

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Interchange – Freedom to Exit: The Libertarian Use of Market Ideology

Today we discuss the ideology of market egalitarianism and versions of libertarianism from the Levellers in 17th century England through Adam Smith’s “Invisible Hand” and Tom Paine’s Rights of Man and on to Lincoln’s political argument to poor whites that wage labor was slave labor and a man should instead stand on his own two feet on his own plot …

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Kite Line- January 19, 2018: Inside the Local Jail

First off, we include an update from outside supporters of Operation PUSH, the strike in Florida prisons that is now in its fifth day. We will continue to give updates on the situation in Florida’s prisons as they arrive. After the news, we share the first part of Craig’s story, who was recently released from the Monroe County Jail, after …

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Interchange – The Political Prisoner in the Modern World

“You have done nothing wrong — though to be honest perhaps that’s a matter of perspective. You marched in a demonstration, or you attended a meeting, or you wrote an essay that appeared in an underground journal, or you merely possessed a copy of that journal. Or maybe you really did break the law. You planted a bomb, carried a …

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