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Kite Line: March 17, 2017- Woomera: Escaping From an Immigrant Detention Center, Part Three

This week concludes our series on the mass escape from the Woomera immigrant detention center in 2002. Aren Aizura, who helped organize the solidarity camp outside the prison over Easter weekend of that year, tells us more about the aftermath: follow-up organizing with captive refugees, and the Australian government’s push to move the prisons to remote, unreachable islands. Despite these …

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Interchange – Eleanor In Love and Politics

Our opening song is “Sophisticated Lady,” the Duke Ellington jazz standard, performed by Ella Fitzgerald, speaking of disillusionment and loss. There’s plenty of that to around in the life of Eleanor Roosevelt and her circle of family and friends. Our show today is “Eleanor in Love and Politics.” In the first part of the show we’ll be joined by Susan …

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Kite Line: March 10, 2017- Woomera: Escaping From an Immigrant Detention Center, Part Two

In the second episode of our series on the mass escape from the Woomera refugee detention center in Australia, Aren Aizura parses out the stakes of the protest camp, its participants, and the escalation to the breakout.  From there, Aren moves to the escape itself, the emotional meeting between refugees and outside supporters, and the complicated choices they each faced …

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Local Live Remote – Chris Dollar

Set 1: Chris Dollar (guitar, vocals, songwriter), John Bowers (mandolin), Johnny Plott (banjo). Song Titles 1. Unknown 2. Way Downtown 3. The Hoosier River Blues 4. Away, Away 5. Me and My Travelin’ Gal 6. Instrumental 7. Look Up To The Sky 8. On Top Of The World 9. Unknown 10. Unknown Originally Aired 03/08/2017 Local Live Remote Broadcast from …

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WFHB TOP ALBUMS THIS WEEK – 3.7.17

1. Thievery Corporation – The Temple of I & I 2. Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom Highway 3. Aurelio – Darandi 4. Ryan Adams – Prisoner 5. Alison Krauss – Windy City 6. Valerie June – The Order of Time 7. Tinariwen – Elwan 8. Soul Scratch – Pushing Fire 9. Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Front Porch Sessions 10. …

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Interchange – Welles Before Glass: Intimacy and Propaganda in Radio

This is a special 90-minute Interchange focusing on Orson Welles in his less-appreciated role as an innovator in the WWII-era radio feature, a genre of radio mixing fact and drama that is a (largely forgotten and unacknowledged) forerunner of the radio documentary, as we know it now. (Think Ira Glass and This American Life.) We’ll discuss what the radio feature …

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Saturday’s Child with Hoosier Darling

Hoosier Darling joined WFHB live from the Monroe County History Center March 11 for Saturday’s child. This group of “darlings” lend impressive skills on a variety of instruments to performances with a unique approach to highly polished vocal harmonies.

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Kite Line: March 3, 2017- Woomera: Escaping From an Immigrant Detention Center, Part One

In 2002, imprisoned refugees inside Australia’s Woomera immigration prison coordinated with 2500 outside supporters who had pitched camp outside the facility.  Their coordination allowed them to stage a mass breakout.  This is the first of three episodes dedicated to telling this story, from an interview with a participant in the solidarity camp. It’s a vital reminder than in an age …

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Local Live – The Clodhoppers

The Clodhoppers have been playing music together for a long time. Over that time they’ve explored blues inspired by the end of the world, and the musical inspiration of Peanut Butter Sandwiches and Guacamole. Allow Jerry Maulin, Bill Berg and Jim Wendall to take you on an Americana tour of silver linings. 1.) Global Warming: End of the World Blues …

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Kite Line: February 24, 2017- Support Communities

This episode, we focus on two individuals who are working to organize support systems for communities that are directly affected or targeted by law enforcement and incarceration. First, we continue our conversation with Akili Shakur, wife of prisoner Shaka Shakur, who works to organize support groups for family members of prisoners. Then, we hear from local student organizer Willy Palomo, …

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