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Arts Interchange – Carmen As Other

Courtney Bray as Carmen at Musical Arts Center (Indiana University)

This program focuses on Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera Carmen, which is being produced by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Opera & Ballet Theater. Bizet’s Carmen, our guests tell us, is one of the top 3 most performed operas in the world today after a rather rocky start in its day. Carmen, the fiery gypsy cigarette girl, gets any …

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Interchange – The White Coats Are Coming: Explanation and Power in Psychology and Neuroscience

‘The CIA contracted Bruce Jessen, left, and James Mitchell to design, lead, and direct harsh interrogations of a Qaeda operative,’ The New York Times wrote of the two psychologists in December 2014. ‘The men are pictured in images from ABC News.’

Last month novelist and social critic Curtis White joined us to discuss his latest book We, Robots: Staying Human in the Age of Big Data. One of his major points is that we are being told stories about the ways our technologies will organize us (positively) and though some of us will be left behind (a lot of us), the …

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Firehouse Sessions – R. Ring


Joining us for another Firehouse Session are R. Ring! R. Ring is made up of Kelley Deal (The Breeders) and Mike Montgomery (Ampline) and joining them on this tour are cellist, Lori Goldston (Earth/Nirvana), and percussionist, Leo DeLuca (Southeast Engine). R. Ring was in Bloomington to play at The Bishop and is currently in the process of recording a new record. SONGS 1. Fallout …

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Elementary Schoolers Research Bloomington African American Leader Elizabeth Bridgwaters


This year is the 100th anniversary of the original Banneker School, a segregated elementary and middle school in Bloomington. Elizabeth Bridgwaters was one of the major influences on Bloomington’s integration movement; she was a leader and Monroe County’s first elected African American elected official. Through the work of Bridgwaters and other remarkable African American leaders, Fairview School was integrated in …

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Local Live – Marlowe Shepherd

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About to embark on a 42 date U.S. tour, Marlowe Shepherd joins us in the WFHB Local Live studio for a live performance and interview! SONGS 1. I’ll Leave it to You 2. We’ve Come Too Far 3. Angel Dove 4. The Second Floor 5. Change in Seats Hosted by Jar Turner Engineered by Jim Lang, Dan Withered, & Ilze Akerbergs …

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Interchange – Parsing Granfalloons: Douglas Wissing on Indiana


This show explores the granfalloon* “Hoosier” through the journalism of Indiana native Douglas Wissing. Wissing has written many books and articles about topics that one might list from A to Z…or maybe from A to T and much INbetween. We find him enmeshed in adventurism and corruption (or are those synonyms) in both Afghanistan and Tibet while all the time …

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Books Unbound – W.E.B. Du Bois’s ‘Darkwater’: Two Stories


A black man and a white woman might be the last two people on earth in the post-apocalyptic tale “The Comet,” an early example of African-American sci fi from W.E.B. Du Bois’s 1920 collection Darkwater. Lauren Robert is the reader. This Books Unbound original presentation introduces the story with dramatized newspaper articles from the New York Times, May 1910, reporting …

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Firehouse Sessions – Marlon Williams

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In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session is Marlon Williams accompanied by the Yarra Benders. Marlon is here from Lyttleton, NZ and playing a show at The Bishop.  He is currently touring his debut self titled solo album with the release date 19th February. We get the chance to chat with Marlon about joining local label Dead Oceans …

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Firehouse Sessions – Martin Courtney


On February 5th, Martin Courtney joined us for an in-studio session on behalf of his new solo album, “Many Moons”. He is a member of the indie rock band Real Estate and performed at The Bishop later that evening. 1. “Northern Highway” 2. “Awake” 3. “Airport Bar” Host: Christine Brackenhoff Engineers: Dan Withered and Jim Lang Producer: Christine Brackenhoff Executive …

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Local Live REMOTE – Lily & Madeleine


WFHB’s Local Live Remote returns to Primary Sound Studios for an unforgettable night with Shannon Hayden and Lily & Madeleine! Hosted by Jar Turner Broadcast feed engineered by Jim Lang Produced by Jim Manion Originally broadcast on February 3, 2016.

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