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Interchange – Parsing Granfalloons: Douglas Wissing on Indiana

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This show explores the granfalloon* “Hoosier” through the journalism of Indiana native Douglas Wissing. Wissing has written many books and articles about topics that one might list from A to Z…or maybe from A to T and much INbetween. We find him enmeshed in adventurism and corruption (or are those synonyms) in both Afghanistan and Tibet while all the time …

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Books Unbound – W.E.B. Du Bois’s ‘Darkwater’: Two Stories

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A black man and a white woman might be the last two people on earth in the post-apocalyptic tale “The Comet,” an early example of African-American sci fi from W.E.B. Du Bois’s 1920 collection Darkwater. Lauren Robert is the reader. This Books Unbound original presentation introduces the story with dramatized newspaper articles from the New York Times, May 1910, reporting …

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Firehouse Sessions – Marlon Williams

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In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session is Marlon Williams accompanied by the Yarra Benders. Marlon is here from Lyttleton, NZ and playing a show at The Bishop.  He is currently touring his debut self titled solo album with the release date 19th February. We get the chance to chat with Marlon about joining local label Dead Oceans …

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Firehouse Sessions – Martin Courtney

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On February 5th, Martin Courtney joined us for an in-studio session on behalf of his new solo album, “Many Moons”. He is a member of the indie rock band Real Estate and performed at The Bishop later that evening. 1. “Northern Highway” 2. “Awake” 3. “Airport Bar” Host: Christine Brackenhoff Engineers: Dan Withered and Jim Lang Producer: Christine Brackenhoff Executive …

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Local Live REMOTE – Lily & Madeleine

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WFHB’s Local Live Remote returns to Primary Sound Studios for an unforgettable night with Shannon Hayden and Lily & Madeleine! Hosted by Jar Turner Broadcast feed engineered by Jim Lang Produced by Jim Manion Originally broadcast on February 3, 2016.

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Local Live REMOTE – Shannon Hayden

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WFHB’s Local Live Remote returns to Primary Sound Studios for an unforgettable night with Shannon Hayden and Lily & Madeleine! Hosted by Jar Turner Broadcast feed engineered by Jim Lang Produced by Jim Manion Originally broadcast on February 3, 2016.

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Interchange – Frantz Fanon: Toward a New Humanism

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Psychiatrist, philosopher, writer, activist and insurgent, Frantz Fanon influenced such revolutionary leaders as Malcolm X and Che Guevara. Fanon was a political radical and a Marxist humanist concerned with the psychopathology of colonization, and the human, social, and cultural consequences of decolonization. He died of leukemia at just 36 years of age in December of 1961, just one year before …

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Cast of Characters: James Wilder

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In the WFHB series, Cast of Characters, we go looking for local people from interesting personal stories. We bring you another installment of the Cast of Characters series now with WFHB correspondent Amanda Marino.

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Books Unbound – ‘Hospital Sketches’ by Louisa May Alcott, Conclusion

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Illness cuts short Nurse Periwinkle’s service for the Union Army as Hospital Sketches concludes. In the last chapters of her thinly fictionalized memoir, during her convalescence in Washington, D.C., Louisa May Alcott offers observations of the pageantry and celebrations surrounding the New Year of 1863 and the Emancipation Proclamation. Although Alcott was a self-described “fanatic” abolitionist, the racist imagery when …

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Local Live – Skeleton Men

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Skeleton Men return to the WFHB studio on the heels of their “We Got a Van” mini-tour. The Skull Boyz rip through seven surf-rock tracks with titles that range from the nameless to a completely fleshed-out premise. SONGS 1. The New Old 2. The Argument 3. Untitled 4. Tsunami 5. The man who was left for dead but really wasn’t …

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