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Arts Interchange – King Lear In Original Pronunciation

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Audiences will be treated to King Lear the way it sounded in 1606 at its first performance at the Court of Saint James. Director and IU associate professor Murray McGibbon says that this is the first original pronunciation performance of William Shakespeare’s King Lear since the 17th century: “Making world theater history in Bloomington, Indiana.” McGibbon and Graham Hopkins, the …

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FINAL ELECTION RESULTS (Updated at 10 p.m.)

The following are Monroe County results from the primary election, supplied to WFHB by the Monroe County Clerk’s Office as of 10:00 p.m. These are only Monroe County’s results. Outcomes of statewide and federal races depend on results from Indiana’s 91 other counties. Only contested races are included. 100 percent of precincts are reporting. Democrats President Hillary Clinton: 35% Bernie Sanders: 65% …

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Interchange – Paul Robeson: The Most Dangerous Man In America

PAUL ROBESON LEADING SHIPYARD WORKERS IN SINGING THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER, OAKLAND, CA, SEPTEMBER 1942

It’s primary Tuesday here in Indiana and the Democratic primary features a candidate whose rhetoric focuses on workers’ rights and social democracy and it seems as if this were subversive…it’s not, or not very, as Noam Chomsky has called Bernie Sanders a New Deal Democrat–or what was once a mainstream political position. So for this program, we’re going to take …

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Activate! Bloomington Boogies : Craig Brenner

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The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano festival returns to Bloomington for its second run in August of 2016. Listen as festival founder and local musician, Craig Brenner, discusses why this uniquely American music form is worthy of preservation and celebration. Those interested in volunteering can learn more at bloomingtonboogies.com/home. LINKS Bloomington Boogies B-Town Jazz Hoosier Dixieland Band

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Bernie Sanders Supporters Speak Outside IU Auditorium

Bernie Sanders supporters waiting in line about 2 p.m. on April 27th outside the IU Auditorium. (Photo by Joe Crawford)

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is set to speak at a rally this evening at the IU Auditorium. The doors opened at 5 o’clock and Sanders is supposed to begin speaking around 7. Sanders is the first presidential candidate to hold a rally in Bloomington this election season. His supporters began lining up outside the Auditorium early this morning. WFHB …

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Interchange – Romanticism, What Is It Good For? The Work of Morse Peckham

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The Fifth Symphony opens very famously with four memorable notes. Beethoven was asked what he meant by this opening and he’s said to have replied, “Thus fate knocks at the door.” Morse Peckham suggests we take Beethoven at his word, that we take him seriously. In a book published in 1962, Beyond the Tragic Vision, Peckham said this of the …

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Interchange – Impulse Under the Influence: A Repeat Prompted by Weekend Rape Reports

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We revisit a 2014 program called Impulse Under the Influence in the light of what Herald-Times reporter Kurt Christian posted Monday, April 18. In an article titled “Police investigating reports of rape, sexual assault during the weekend,” Christian wrote Investigations are ongoing as Bloomington and Indiana University police look into two reports of rapes and one sexual assault incident over …

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Throwback Thursday Session – Gillian Welch & David Rawlings April 3, 1999

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Mid to late 90s, Bloomington was already a regular stop for Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. They visited WFHB many times during this period. This recording is from April 3, 1999, before their gig at Second Story that night. Gillian and David return to Bloomington as The Dave Rawlings Machine on Friday, April 15, 2016. Songs performed: “One More Dollar”, …

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Local Live REMOTE – Peter Oren

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The Blockhouse hosts a special Spring Fund Drive edition of WFHB’s Local Live Remote Broadcast featuring Peter Oren and Jason Wilber! Hosted by Jar Turner Broadcast feed engineered by Jim Lang, Dan Withered Produced by Jim Manion Originally aired on April 6, 2016.

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Profiling Bloomington’s Complicated Relationship with Little 500

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Each April in Bloomington Little 500 comes and goes, and with it comes mixed emotions. On one hand, many IU students view it as the high point of fun in the academic year. The race itself is an effective fundraiser and provides student riders opportunities for personal growth and camaraderie. But for residents of Bloomington, Little 5 can be more …

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