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Cast of Characters: James Wilder

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In the WFHB series, Cast of Characters, we go looking for local people from interesting personal stories. We bring you another installment of the Cast of Characters series now with WFHB correspondent Amanda Marino.

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Books Unbound – ‘Hospital Sketches’ by Louisa May Alcott, Conclusion

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Illness cuts short Nurse Periwinkle’s service for the Union Army as Hospital Sketches concludes. In the last chapters of her thinly fictionalized memoir, during her convalescence in Washington, D.C., Louisa May Alcott offers observations of the pageantry and celebrations surrounding the New Year of 1863 and the Emancipation Proclamation. Although Alcott was a self-described “fanatic” abolitionist, the racist imagery when …

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Local Live – Skeleton Men

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Skeleton Men return to the WFHB studio on the heels of their “We Got a Van” mini-tour. The Skull Boyz rip through seven surf-rock tracks with titles that range from the nameless to a completely fleshed-out premise. SONGS 1. The New Old 2. The Argument 3. Untitled 4. Tsunami 5. The man who was left for dead but really wasn’t …

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Interchange – The Charm’s Wound Up: Macbeth

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We begin with Donovan’s 1966 hit “Season of the Witch.” The weird sisters, hand in hand, Posters of the sea and land, Thus do go about, about: Thrice to thine and thrice to mine And thrice again, to make up nine. Peace! the charm’s wound up. When the hurly burly’s done, fair is foul and foul is fair, by the …

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A “Ride Along” With IU-Bloomington Campus Police

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With 44 full-time sworn officers, several part time police officers and student cadets, the Indiana University Police Department is one of the larger university police organizations in the United States. It is among the 12 largest law enforcement organizations in Indiana. Last fall, Correspondent Naomi Zhao rode along with three IUPD officers to find out more about their jobs. We …

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Books Unbound – Hospital Sketches’ by Louisa May Alcott, Part Three

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Both Louisa May Alcott and Walt Whitman were profoundly affected by the aftermath of the Battle of Fredericksburg during the American Civil War. In today’s episode, Alcott’s alter-ego nurse stays by the side of the mortally wounded soldier John, who embodies wartime ideals of nobility in suffering and self-sacrifice. Her account, read by Sarah Torbeck, is complemented by one of …

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Local Live – Rambling Brambles

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Alt-country trio Rambling Brambles blow through WFHB’s Local Live Studio for a live performance and interview! SONGS 1. Cadmium Red 2. The City Dark 3. More to Learn 4. Don’t Stop Loving Me 5. Stars Above 6. Caroline Hosted by Jar Turner Engineered by Jim Lang and Dan Withered Produced by Frankie Farrell Executive Producer is Jim Manion

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Interchange – We, Robots: Curtis White on the Delusional Tales of Technologists

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We’re told intelligent machines and big data will free us from work, educate our children, transform our environment, and even make religion more user-friendly. At least that’s the story we’re told by pundits, journalists and economists: Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Your Robot! Curtis White, author of We, Robots, joins us to share his skeptical view of the voices …

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Local Live – Jesse Lacy

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The first Local Live session of 2016 brings the return of Jesse Lacy for a live performance and interview! SONGS 1. Something More 2. Nobody Gives It Time 3. Harder Than Diamonds 4. Pack Of Dogs Hosted by Jar Turner Engineered by Jim Lang, Dan Withered Produced by Frankie Farrell Executive Producer is Jim Manion

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Books Unbound – ‘Hospital Sketches’ by Louisa May Alcott, Part Two

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The dauntless nurse of Hospital Sketches gains a deeper understanding of the effects of war from the wounded men she cares for in the second part of Louisa May Alcott’s fictionalized memoir. Beloved as the author of Little Women, Alcott drew on her own brief service as a Union nurse during the Civil War in creating an authentic voice that …

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