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Activate! – Caleb Poer :: Activist

Air date: 08/14/2017 Caleb Poer never thought of himself as an activist before that day. Outspoken maybe, but not an activist. That all changed on the morning that he walked into his high school and was confronted with a display of racial hatred that gave him no choice but to act. That incident gave Caleb his voice. It also revealed …

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Interchange – We, the Shackled: Nancy MacLean on Democracy in Chains

For this 90-minute special, our guest is Nancy MacLean, Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University and author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. This book has the Koch cadre at the Cato Institute, the Heritage Foundation, The American Enterprise Institute, and George Mason University’s Mercatus Center up in …

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Saturday’s Child – Keith Skooglund Trio

Saturday, August 12, at the Monroe County History Center  WFHB’s Saturday’s Child wellcomed the Keith Skooglund Trio.  From gray hair to toddlers the music was enjoyed by all.

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Kite Line- August 4, 2017: “They haven’t deterred our work” Ramona Africa on the MOVE 9 and State Violence

This week, we share a conversation with Ramona Africa, who talks about the MOVE 9 case, the 1985 police bombing of the MOVE house, and the relationship between this history and contemporary struggles against prisons and police violence. We also hear updates on the struggle at the medium security facility in St. Louis, called the Workhouse. You can hear our …

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Activate! – B’Town Jazz: Fred Parker

Air date: 08/07/2017 Fred Parker’s commitment to the solid presence of jazz music in the Bloomington community is tireless and immeasurably fruitful. When many jazz venues closed in Bloomington, Fred found himself energized, seeing this as an opportunity. He helped an existing organization adapt to a changing music culture through B’Town Jazz. Fred’s work has allowed jazz to reach an …

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Interchange – Farewell Transmission: The Life and Music of Jason Molina

Today’s show, “Farewell Transmission: The Live and Music of Jason Molina” opens with “Not Just a Ghost’s Heart” from Songs: Ohia’s album Ghost Tropic released in November of 2000. Jason Molina was a prolific songwriter and bandleader who released music under the names Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Company from 1997 through 2009. A Secretly Canadian recording artist, Molina periodically …

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Firehouse Follies – Through The Looking Glass, Darkly

Join us at the Waldron Auditorium Sunday, Aug. 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. for the autumn edition of the WFHB Firehouse Follies, where, for a mere $10 per ticket (or 2 for $15.00) you can find out exactly what happened when Alice went through that looking glass. You know the fake news about the event–now it’s time to tell …

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Kite Line- July 28, 2017: The Workhouse

In this episode of Kite Line, we cover the recent demonstrations outside the Workhouse in St. Louis, Missouri. On July 21, police there used pepper spray to disperse 300 people protesting conditions in a medium-security jail called the Hall Medium Security Facility, known popularly as the Workhouse. The demonstrators demanded that the jail be closed, as prisoners inside chanted and …

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Interchange – With Ears to Hear: Voices Against the Heroic

Cynthia Wolfe joins us to discuss her “Platinum” ranked audio program “Nuclear Nightingales” which consists of readings from the oral history Voices from Chernobyl by 2015 Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich. With the troupe of local readers, Cricket’s Bone Caravan, Wolfe and company produce stories, literary and historical with national, global, and collective significance. 2016 marked the 30th Anniversary of the …

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Activate! – Movement Exchange: Olivia Ness

Original air date: 07/31/2017 Olivia Ness never considered herself a dancer. It wasn’t until she arrived at Indiana University that she ever saw the opportunity to dance – and to move – as one that was available to her. In her role as a volunteer for the IU chapter of Movement Exchange, Olivia has been able to share the life-changing …

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