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Books Unbound – Time, Memory, Imagination: Reflections for the Turn of the Year

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Short stories and contemporary poems reflect on the passage of time and the return of deeds carried out in love or neglect. Heather Perry hosts. Joan Hawkins reads Anton Chekhov’s short-short story “The Looking Glass,” translated by Constance Garnett. A young woman glimpses her future as a wife, all compressed into a moment. One of the acknowledged masters of Russian …

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Interchange – The Matter of Black Lives on Interchange in 2015

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Interchange reviews 2015 with a specific look at the programs which detailed the history and present moment of Black lives in the United States of America. We can’t offer highlights from all of these so there are links for you to go to the full programs below. The programs excerpted tonight feature Rhiannon Giddens, Amrita Myers, Amira Davis, Gerald Horne, …

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Top Stories of 2015: A New Mayor in Town

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WFHB is counting down the 10 most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. Number 7 on our countdown is “A New Mayor in Town.” All the top elected positions in Bloomington were up for grabs this year – elections were held to select the mayor and all nine …

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Top Stories of 2015: Hospital Headaches

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WFHB is counting down the 10 most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. Number 8 on our countdown is “Hospital Headaches.” There’s been talk for years that the IU Health Bloomington Hospital would eventually move out of its space on 2nd street in downtown Bloomington. The hospital purchased …

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The Plot to Overthrow Christmas (with Introduction by Richard Fish)

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A special holiday program produced locally by the Monroe County Civic Theater in collaboration with WFHB Community Radio. The Plot to Overthrow Christmas was originally written for broadcast by Norman Corwin. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:04 — 33.9MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Books Unbound – The Edge of Christmas, Second Christmas: Classic Stories for the Season

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Stories for the season from Langston Hughes, Willa Cather, and William S. Burroughs highlight themes of redemption and disillusion. “One Christmas Eve,” by the great Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes, is a sharply poignant story about a small boy’s first realization that the secular deity Santa Claus is for white people. The story, which first appeared in Hughes’ 1934 collection …

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Books Unbound – The Edge of Christmas, Part One: Classic Stories for the Season

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Christmas is the setting as sly women turn the tables on their menfolk in a pair of overlooked short stories from the classic era of magazine fiction. “The Christmas Present” (1922) by Richmal Crompton, read by Katy Ratcliff, is a brief and humorous tale about a secret of self-preservation passed down by the women of a family through generations. Crompton …

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Interchange – Marching the Alcotts: “We Really Lived Most of It”

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Our guest is Pulitzer Prize winning biographer John Matteson whose The Annotated Little Women was published last month. Since its first publication in the 1860s, Little Women has been translated into more than fifty languages and inspired six films, four television shows, a Broadway musical, an opera, and a web series. Through numerous photographs taken in the Alcott family home …

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Cast of Characters: Heather Pittman (EXTENDED)

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In the WFHB series, Cast of Characters, we go looking for local people with important personal stories. We bring you another installment of the Cast of Characters series now with WFHB correspondent Amanda Marino, featuring local resident Heather Pittman. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:18 — 35.9MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Interchange – Orson Undiminished, Or How Kane Was Raised

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From theater to radio to Hollywood…the ambition of Orson Welles, as Patrick McGilligan tells us in his new book Young Orson, was already old-fashioned: he wanted to be an “actor-manager” of a theater company. The leader of a troupe…something romantic about that…and something very Ambersons in its bad timing. “Orson Undiminished” focuses on the early life of George Orson Welles; …

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