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Books Unbound – The Wild Pigeon: Rejection of a Caged Life

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Uyghur writer Nurmuhemmet Yasin’s poignant beast fable led to his imprisonment by the Chinese government on charges of inciting separatism. The tale can be read as a political or environmental allegory, and values freedom and spirituality over domination and exploitation. The author has remained in prison since the story’s publication ten years ago: 2015 was to have been the year …

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Black Student Solidarity March to Take Place Saturday on IU Campus

March organizers sold shirts featuring the words, "BLACK IUNITY." Many participants are planning to wear those shirts on Saturday. White says the proceeds from the sales will help pay the college application fees for high school students who could not otherwise afford to apply to attend IU.

On Saturday, a group of black students at Indiana University are planning a march as a symbol of solidarity in the wake of what organizers call racial transgressions on campus. The march begins at noon at the Sample Gates. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with an organizer of the march for today’s WFHB community report. Podcast: Play in new …

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Sheriff Swain Talks Body Cameras and Privacy Concerns (EXTENDED)

One of Monroe County's new body cameras.

At the end of last week, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department received a shipment of 36 body cameras. The cost for the equipment was almost $40,000, which came from money left over in the Sheriff’s fuel budget. All deputies are expected to begin using the body cameras by December 21st. This afternoon, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford stopped by the …

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Interchange – Eat Walk Shoot Draw: A New Film on John James Audubon

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John James Audubon was “an archetypal American who astonishingly combined in equal measure the virtues of George Washington, Daniel Boone and Benjamin Franklin.” (Lewis Mumford) Two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Al Reinert will premiere Audubon, a new documentary about the renowned bird artist, eloquent writer, and naturalist John James Audubon on Thursday, December 10 at 7:30pm AMC Showplace Bloomington 11, for …

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Books Unbound – Bad Girls Like Nice Shoes: Fairy Tales and Ballerinas for Nutcracker season

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Contemporary women poets reimagine fairy tales and the cultural icon of the ballerina—especially of the black swan school—along with two unsettling stories from Hans Christian Andersen, “The Red Shoes” (read by Renee Reed) and “The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf” (Jack Hanek). Berklea Going reads three poems: “Obedience, or The Lying Tale” by Jennifer Chang, from her debut collection …

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Firehouse Follies returns Dec 13 to the Ivy Tech Waldron Auditorium; Advance Tickets Here

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The reindeer are revolting and the elves aren’t very happy either, and the Firehouse Follies Unusual Suspects Radio Acting Troupe will show you why on “Negotiating the Santa Clause,” beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Ivy Tech Waldron Whikehart Auditorium. You’ll also learn about the history of the Waldron and some of the many pitfalls waiting for basketball teams traveling to Hawaii, and have the …

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Arts Interchange – Jean Anouilh’s Antigone

Ashley Dillard is Antigone

This Arts Interchange is about Jean Anouilh’s 1944 Antigone, inspired by the Sophocles play of the same name, which the IU Theater Department is performing beginning Friday December 4th. The program is in two parts. Part One is an interview with the play’s director Katie Horwitz and Part Two is an interview with the two leads, Ashley Dillard, who plays …

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Interchange – Organized for Violence: The Police and You

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Our show today comes in two parts. First a pre-recorded spot, an interview with noted police critic, Kristian Williams, author of Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America produced and hosted by WFHB News Department Volunteer Dan Young. For Part Two we’re joined by Bloomington’s Police Chief Mike Diekhoff. I’ll ask him to respond to some of what …

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Books Unbound – A Piece of Earth Is My Birthright: Writings from Native American Women for Thanksgiving

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The Yankton Sioux writer Zitkala-Sa attended Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, in the 1890s. “Zitkala-Sa” (“Red Bird”) was the name she gave herself when she began her writing career in English: her birth name was Gertrude Simmons, and she often appears in literary histories under her married name of Gertrude Bonnin. “A piece of earth is my birthright” is a …

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Interchange – Zora Neale Hurston and the Blues

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WFHB Blue Monday DJ and Blues guitarist Jason Fickel discusses Zora Neale Hurston with IU professor M. Cooper Harriss. The two look at the work of the Harlem Renaissance author, anthropologist, and folklorist in the context of Blues culture. We’ll hear Library of Congress recordings of Hurston singing as part of her folklore project, we’ll play blues songs from the …

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