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Kite Line- January 12, 2018: Shine A Light- Tensions Spreading in the Prisons

This week, we feature two snapshots from fast-developing situations inside the prison system. First, we share an anonymized statement from a prisoner participating in final preparations for Operation: PUSH, the statewide strike inside Florida prisons next week. Second, we broadcast an analysis by a Michigan prisoner of the recently instated mail ban there, which is strikingly similar to the new …

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Saturday’s Child – Kid Kazooey’s Hoagy House Band

Saturday, January 13 at the Monroe County History Center Kid Kazooey’s Hoagy House Band join us for a super fun set.

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Interchange – Storied States: James Scott’s Against the Grain

EXTENDED TAKE (Radio Cut below) Today’s show is Storied States and is something of “counter-companion” to last week’s program, Storied Into Being, with Anthology Editor and Literature professor Martin Puchner. That show followed the stories which accompanied writing technology on its roughly 5,000 year journey from the accountants of ancient Mesopotamia (which means between two rivers) to the entrepreneurship of …

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Kite Line- January 5, 2018: Operation PUSH

In this week’s episode, we speak with Karen Smith in Florida, who gives us insights into Operation PUSH. Kicking off in just 10 days, Operation PUSH is a prisoner-organized work stoppage inside Florida’s sprawling Prison System. In their own words, Operation PUSH is “asking all prisoners within the Department of Corrections to take a stand by laying down starting January …

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Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton and the Monroe County Commissioners proclaim WFHB Community Radio Day

On Monday, January 4, 1993, WFHB began broadcasting at 91.3 in south central Indiana. As a music station, we’ve offered an eclectic mix of local, regional and international music, including live in-studio performances for the past 25 years. Fourteen years ago, WFHB’s News Department began the only half-hour local news radio programming in Indiana. The News Department supports 23 Public Affairs programs and has received …

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Interchange – Storied Into Being: Martin Puchner On the Written World

From Alexander the Great’s “pillow book” (The Iliad) to the Mayan Popul Vuh; from Gilgamesh to Harry Potter by way of Goethe and the notion of “world literature”–tonight we contemplate The Written World. World Literature is a concept first expressed by Johann Wolfgang Goethe in 1827: If we Germans do not look beyond the narrow circle of our own environment, …

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Kite Line- December 29, 2017: You Can’t Force the State to Abide by the Law

In this week’s episode, we hear from Valerie Buford, the sister of Leon Benson, a prisoner here in Indiana. Valerie talks about the circumstances that lead to Leon being imprisoned on a murder charge since 1998. Through her story, you can hear how difficult it is to navigate the legal system, especially with few financial resources. Valerie walked us through …

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Firehouse Sessions – Peter Oren

Columbus, Indiana, native Peter Oren stopped by WFHB’s studios on December 1, 2017, for a Firehouse Session before his appearance at Blockhouse Bar with The Weather Station and James Elkington. Peter’s brand new release is Anthropocene, on the Western Vinyl label. Four songs from the new album are featured on this session. Songs performed: 1. Burden of Proof 2. Falling …

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Interchange – Facing Down the Past: The White South Shakes Its Whip

Today we’ll excerpt a 1999 Interchange episode in which host Shana Ritter interviews Elizabeth Eckford, one of the Little Rock Nine, and Hazel Bryan Massery, the white student made infamous in photographs which capture her hatefully screaming at Eckford. The two are joined by the man who took those photos, Will Counts. Captured in Count’s photo, which is one of …

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Kite Line- December 22, 2017: Rightlessness

This week we speak with Naomi Paik about her 2016 book, Rightlessness. Her work addresses the most pressing contemporary issues, drawing together the brutal state of exception imposed on Haitian and Muslim prisoners in Guantanamo with the historical experience of Japanese internment camps and the current anti-immigrant drive. She focuses on the spaces – whether prisons, concentration camps, or immigrant …

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