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


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


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

Photo by Kmetherd via Wikimedia Commons

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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Interchange – On Police Force

Critical Incident Response Team in training at the Public Safety Training Center on South Walnut. Photo courtesy of the Bloomington Police Dept.

Let’s start with this bit from Jean Anouilh’s version of Antigone performed in Nazi occupied France in 1942. The stress here is not on individual men, but on the institutional role. They are the guards. They chew tobacco; one smells of garlic,another of beer; but they’re not a bad lot. They have wives they are afraid of, kids who are …

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Interchange – Gownsburg: The Messy Child Born of a Dysfunctional Couple

Student false alarm rates are an egregious cost that the city pays. Photo credit: David Snodgress for the Herald-Times

Universities are paternalistic and infantilizing and municipalities enable them. This translates loosely into “If you’re father says it’s okay…” Bringing a wealth of experience in Bloomington City Government to the topic, Geography scholar Stephen Volan will share his research into how college campuses function, for better and for worse, as municipalities. Indiana University has a complex relationship with the City …

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Firehouse Sessions – Seán Cleland & Jackie Moran


Seán Cleland is an Irish fiddle player, music teacher, producer, and executive director of the Irish Music School of Chicago and has toured and recorded in bands such as Baal Tinne, The Drovers, Bohola, and more. Jackie Moran is a preeminent Bodhrán player in Chicago Irish music, and a founding and driving force of bands such as The Drovers, Comas, …

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Local Live – Jesse Slokum

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Jesse Slokum, a.k.a. Busker 4 Freedom, stops by WFHB to discuss his development as a musician. He plays a few songs that capture a hopeful perspective on society and the skewed perspective of one wearing beer goggles. SONGS 1.) Baby Spoons 2.) Outside Man 3.) Have you Heard? 4.) Beer Goggles Hosted by Frankie Ferrell Engineers: Dan Withered, Cindy Brubaker, …

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Interchange – Eliding History: Jill Lepore on Telling Stories

Photo: © Dari Michele

Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore joins me in the studio to discuss history and that… 1. Voting used to be fatal! 2. Margaret Sanger tried to steal her sister’s hunger strike. 3. Joe Gould is a Modernist Frat Boy Pin-up. We discuss three of her books: The Story of America: Essays on Origins, her book of …

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General Electric Cuts Retiree Health Care — Workers in Bloomington Protest

Ruth Whitt, right, says she was repeatedly assured she would have health care benefits during her retirement.

Retirees from General Electric demonstrated outside the plant on Curry Pike earlier today. GE has just slashed retirees’ health care benefits. Sandy Turner says she worked in the plant for 29 years before retiring in 2005. Turner told WFHB: “We’re out here in protest of GE breaking their promises (to) the retirees. Over the years we’ve made billions of dollars for this corporation — this …

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