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Lotus Live: Rahim Alhaj

WFHB Lotus Live Session March 20, 2017 Iraqi oud musician and composer Rahim AlHaj combines traditional Iraqi maqams with contemporary styling and influence. Virtuosically playing on an instrument that spans 5,000 years, Rahim’s music represents a unique voice that speaks passionately to contemporary listeners of every musical background. Deftly combining traditional Iraqi maqams with contemporary stylings and influences, AlHaj seeks …

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Interchange – Dissecting Male Supremacy: Kate Millett’s Sexual Politics

We open the show with Bobbi Martin’s “For the Love of Him.” All the music played is from the 1970 Billboard Top 100, extending the discussion from last week’s show on the political power of music. Kate Millett’s 1970 book, Sexual Politics, is a classic text of Second Wave Feminism, finding sexism and subjection inherent in the institutions of marriage …

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Activate! – City of Bloomington Commission on Aging: Courtney Stewart

Courtney Stewart

The vision of the City’s Commission on Aging is to make Bloomington more age- and ability-friendly is a vision that CoA member Courtney Stewart can get behind. As one of the commission’s youngest members, she is advocating for her own future in this community, and for the health, safety, and quality of life of those already 55 or better. This …

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Kite Line: May 26, 2017- The Death Penalty

The death penalty is the barest, most explicit aspect of state violence. Relatively few people are sentenced to death, and even fewer are actively, legally killed by the state but the death penalty persists as an assertion of the sovereign right to take life or to let live. This week on Kite Line, we’ll begin examining the history and experience …

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Eco Report – May 25, 2017

Eco Report is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we live. Each program features timely …

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Interchange – The Political Power of Music: A conversation with Dave Randall

We’re joined by guitarist, producer, composer and author Dave Randall. His book, Sound System, newly out from Pluto Press, is an insider’s view of the music industry, shedding light on the secrets of celebrity, commodification, and culture, and the system of music serving them. And yet music can be a force for social change, sounds made by us, for us. …

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Kite Line: May 19, 2017- Steps Forward

This week we share news and stories from two people who have been caught up in very different ways in the web of prison. Both Bresha Meadows and Patrick Pursely have recently made steps forward in escaping this web, and we are excited to share news from them. Listen in for updates on reduced charges in Bresha’s case, stemming from …

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I-69 Developer Disrupts Road Project in Tunisia

The financially-troubled multinational company responsible for building and maintaining Section 5 of Interstate 69 has now reportedly disrupted a major road project in Tunisia. Tunisie Autoroutes, which is responsible for managing highways in Tunisia, has just cancelled a contract with Isolux Corsan, which had been hired to build a 13-mile stretch of motorway there. According to Africa Intelligence, the financial …

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Saturday’s Child – Kade Puckett

On Saturday, May 13, Saturday’s Child, welcomed guitar virtuoso Kade Puckett to the stage at the Monroe County History Center. A good time was had by all.

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Interchange – Becoming African in America: The Radical Politics of Fela Kuti

This is a special 90-minute show, live from The Atlas Bar, featuring the music and protest politics of Fela Kuti, the Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, and human rights activist. Fela Kuti died of complications from AIDS in 1997 at the age of 58 but his music has seen a resurgence even inspiring the perhaps …

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