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Local Live – Grace Minnick

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Grace got started in music at the age of five and now as an IU freshman is opening for bands at the Buskirk-Chumley and performing in various venues around Bloomington and Ft. Wayne. Listen to her strum well-crafted songs about her relationships with other people and her phone. SONGS 1. Optimism 2. Third Wheel 3. Tiny Town 4. 18 Summers …

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Interchange – The Graphically Radical Paul Buhle

Cartoon Paul Buhle by Steve Chappell

Our music tonight, at the suggestion of our guest, comes from The Fugs, formed in 1963 by the poets Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg and Ken Weaver. And we open with, “Here Comes the Levellers,” which is from the Reagan Era release No More Slavery. Our guest is Paul Buhle, one of the foremost historians of American Radicalism and the …

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Firehouse Sessions – Evie Ladin & Keith Terry

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In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session is Evie Ladin & Keith Terry. Evie is about to release new album Jump The Fire available from May 6th. We get the chance to chat with Evie and Keith about the new record, Evie’s songwriting challenge, forthcoming tour and Keith’s interest in body music. SONGS 1. “Jump The Fire” 2. …

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Profiles: Bloomington Clay Studio Founder Daniel Evans


Daniel Evans is the founder and current artistic director of the Bloomington Clay Studio. Daniel’s dedication to clay has taken him all over the U.S. and landed him here in Bloomington, Indiana. Anna Werner brings us his story for today’s WFHB community report. This story was produced in partnership with an audio journalism class at Indiana University. A note for …

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Interchange – The Radical Democracy of Henry David Thoreau: A Conversation with Branka Arsic’

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What may seem surprising as you listen is the way in which Thoreau’s understanding of death and life can inform our own considerations of what it means to live by an ethics of inclusion and acceptance of differences and to eschew what is given to us politically and socially as measured, hierarchical, and standardized forms of “knowing.” All this is …

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Sam Bush Interview


Sam Bush and his band New Grass Revival were a prime influence in the progressive bluegrass movement of the 1970s. In the years since, Sam’s music has continued to evolve and remains an inspiration for a new generation of artists including Punch Brothers, Sierra Hull, Leftover Salmon and any more. WFHB’s Music Director Jim Manion recently got the chance to …

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Interchange – For Want of a Better Choice: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton

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It’s thought that to get a woman in the White House would be an achievement for all women everywhere, a kind of trickle-down feminism. In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, the mantle of feminist elect has descended on Hillary Clinton and dissent seems tantamount to political betrayal. A new book, False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham …

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Local Live – LOAF


This might be some of the heaviest Loaf you’ve ever tasted. The songs are grungy, psychedelic and sometimes about the joy of cats. SONGS 1. The Isthmus 2. Cytherian Descent 3. Happy Kitty 4. Cedar Chips 5. Morning Star 6. Heavy Outro Hosted and produced by Frankie Ferrell Recording Engineers: Dan Withered, Jim Lang, Ilze Akerbergs Mixing Engineer: Jar Turner …

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Interchange – Pitching Poetry: Recalculating Charles Bernstein

Susan Bee, Recalculating, 2010. Oil on linen, 16 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist and A.I.R. Gallery.

This show features the most recent work of Charles Bernstein, the inestimable Charles Bernstein, to whom I might append title, à la James Brown, “the hardest working man in poetry.” Which is just to say, Charles Bernstein walks and talks the walk and talk. If you know anything about poetry since the 1980s you must know at least something of …

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WFHB Firehouse Follies presents: “What’s Cookin’?”


The WFHB Firehouse Follies are back with “What’s Cookin’?”! Listen and learn recipes for deep-fried chili and lard-fried peaches, with delicious music provided by special musical guest Andy Cohen, Art Heckman, the WFHB Gospel Gurlz and the Firehouse Rounders. Made possible by Ivy Tech Community College and Bloomington Hardware. Originally aired live on June 5th, 2016.

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