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Inside the Bybee Stone Mill

Limestone work used to be quite dangerous. Joyce Jeffries remembers workers, including her grandfather, dying or getting injured. It’s gotten safer though. This week, Joyce, and others, on limestone.

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Stories from around Indiana...coming to you from the Wabash and Erie Canal Park in Carroll County.

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16th Century Ottoman Coffeehouse

This week on Harmonia: music associated with coffee and coffeehouses. Grab a cup of your favorite brew as we travel from Constantinople to Leipzig, London, Paris, and back again, hearing sounds of different coffeehouses from the 16th to the 18th centuries.

Bear in the dark

Doris Lynch reads "In the Wee Hours," "Night Swimming," "Beneath the Voices of Ravens," "Night Duties for Trees," "Sangre de Cristo Mountains," and "Night Visitor."

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Everyone needs at least one place in their lifetime when they can experience that feeling. Where you are greeted by a combination of familiar sights, sounds, or scents and suddenly become relaxed and rooted on this earth.

Stephen Deusner

Music critic Stephen Deusner on the book he wrote about the Drive-By Truckers, the South, and more. Plus, a review of a locally-born band that made President Obama’s best-of list.

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John Duncan's painting of Tristan and Isolde

On this edition of Harmonia, we’re collecting music named after specific people. These eponymous tunes have namesakes ranging from tragic to notorious and historical to legendary, so join as we explore the wide variety of song, dance, and chamber music they inspired over the centuries.

Close up of an eye

Laurie Higi reads "Your Eye in My Mind!," "Dolly Parton and the Backs of My Ears," "The Burn Hidden by the Horizon," "A Task Without Praise," and "Just What I Could Fit in My Pockets."

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John Duncan's painting of Tristan and Isolde

On this edition of Harmonia, we’re collecting music named after specific people. These eponymous tunes have namesakes ranging from tragic to notorious and historical to legendary, so join as we explore the wide variety of song, dance, and chamber music they inspired over the centuries.

Close up of an eye

Laurie Higi reads "Your Eye in My Mind!," "Dolly Parton and the Backs of My Ears," "The Burn Hidden by the Horizon," "A Task Without Praise," and "Just What I Could Fit in My Pockets."

Songs of 1924 Sheet Music

Our 1920s retrospective concludes this week with a look at songs from 100 years ago: 1924. We’ll hear some songs from this year that have resonated over the century, including “Fascinating Rhythm,” “Tea For Two,” and “I’ll See You In My Dreams.”

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What is happiness? And who has it, and why?

Marabai Rose

When Marabai Rose was 38, a mysterious paralysis came over her. The challenges of getting diagnosed – and treated – in this episode, based on her book, Holding Hope.

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DNR Dogs, Turkey Run State Park, Hunters Hunny Farm, a bird festival at Indiana dunes

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Ellington Treasury shows

In 1945, as World War II wound down in Europe and the U.S. ramped up for an invasion of Japan, Duke Ellington undertook a weekly broadcast on behalf of the war effort, playing music and encouraging civilians to buy war bonds.

German cartographer Johann Baptist Homann's 1730 map of Scandinavia.

Put on a sweater because this week we’re touring the Nordic countries! Often left out of the discussion when it comes to early music, the regions of modern-day Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland have fascinating musical pasts. We’ll hear from bards and religious reformers, local musicians and imported celebrities.

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In advance of its Granfalloon show, a visit with the directors of a chorus of 70-to-90-somethings that performs only rock-era material.

Bluegill fish in a pool of water

Josh Brewer reads "Roll Jordon," “Suspended Bluegill,” “When a calendar,” “When words are data,” and “When she feigned appetite.”

Songs of 1923 Sheet Music

We’re once again turning back the clock to the Roaring Twenties on Afterglow, to hear the songs from last century that have stuck around. We’ll focus on the year 1923, and its songs like “What'll I Do” and “Linger Awhile.”

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Part two of PorchLight's survey of the career of Bob Dylan.

Morning at the encampment at Dunn Meadow, May 2

What gets you out in support of a cause? Alex talked with some of the people at the Pro-Palestine encampment on the IU Bloomington campus, a week after it started.

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Bloomington Early Music Festival begins this week with a new theme: Early Music in Exile

Luys de Narváez’ intablulation of Mille Regretz, p. 94, Delphin's six books of cipher music for playing vihuela, 1538.

Join us this week on Harmonia as we explore how generations of musicians adapted existing music for their instruments through the art of intabulation. We’ll hear a chanson become a beautiful lute piece and explore how a Vivaldi concerto turned into a massive work for the organ.

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