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Bloomington, IN

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The Moment of Indiana History radio series is a production of the Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS). The series is co-produced on behalf of IPBS by WFIU, Bloomington and WBAA, West Lafayette.

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English


Episodes

The Second Life Of An Indianapolis Landmark

1/27/2014
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As demographic change altered the landscape of downtown Indianapolis, the church that had housed Indiana's largest Methodist congregation faced demolition.

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A Shifting Role On The Civil War Homefront

1/20/2014
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Women on the Civil War home front spent the war years occupied with matters outside the boundaries of what was then considered “women’s work”.

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An Avant-Garde Electric Car

1/6/2014
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Gasoline propulsion claimed the day, and by 1914 the Waverley Electric car went out of production. Turns out, the vehicle was a century ahead of its time.

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Slaying The Dragon

12/16/2013
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From small beginnings in 1922, the Ku Klux Klan had attracted an estimated thirty percent of all white males in the Hoosier state onto its membership rolls.

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On The Vanguard For African American Rights

12/9/2013
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At a time when other branches of government proved inconsistent on matters of African American rights, the Indiana Supreme Court steadily upheld human rights.

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The Legend of Pinhook

11/25/2013
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During the 1850s, a rail line planned to connect Lafayette and Covington, Kentucky would have stopped at Pinhook. The railroad never materialized.

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A Fair-weather Brown County Painter

11/4/2013
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"The county loses its charm when everything is hard," Lucie Hartrath claimed. "The wind blows the mist away and every detail in the landscape is visible.

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A Savory Solution For A Surfeit Of Squirrels

10/28/2013
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An Indiana farmer in the 1840s came up with a savory solution for the squirrels threatening his corn crop: burgoo.

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The Staid Beginnings Of A Hoosier Radical

10/21/2013
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In his young working days, the man who would found the American Socialist Party took a somewhat more conservative approach to the needs of the working class.

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Hoeing A New Row, In The New World

10/14/2013
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In his letters back home, a German immigrant documented the challenges of farm life in mid-nineteenth-century Indiana.

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Indiana's Second Poet Laureate

10/7/2013
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Hoosier Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf's love of place runs throughout many of his writings.

Suddenly, Last Summer (In Lafayette)

10/7/2013
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In 1849, no one knew what caused cholera--a miasma in the air emanating from filth in the street,or living a life that was dissolute or intemperate

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Remembering The Show On The Road

10/7/2013
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At the turn of the last century, traveling chautauquas brought rural and small town residents cultural entertainment with a religious component.

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Win-Win: The Mutual Ascent Of Basketball And Radio

7/3/2013
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And when station owners went looking for popular programming that would draw fans and encourage advertisers, they discovered that one sure bet was basketball.

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A Motorcade Fit For A Prince

6/17/2013
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cars started up and headed west out of the city. The first challenge came when the cars "stopped to get ready for the high hills" west of the White River.

Duration: 00:02:15


An Ignominious Governorship

5/21/2013
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On Governor David Wallace's watch, the internal improvements program bankrupted the state and the Potowatomi Indians were exiled to Kansas by armed militia.

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Advocating For Better Schools

5/3/2013
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in 1840, 1 in every 10 white citizens in Indiana above the age of 21 could neither read nor write, an illiteracy rate matching that of Mississippi.

Indiana's Canal Debacle

5/3/2013
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In September 1853, the southern section of the Wabash and Erie Canal finally opened for business. By the early 1850s

Indiana's First First Lady

4/1/2013
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Anna Symmes Harrison had not yet made it to Washington when her husband gave his inaugural address. As she prepared to leave, she received news of his death.

A Woman's Judgment

3/21/2013
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Although Ohio elected a woman to its supreme court in 1922, it was not until 1995 that Indiana would see a woman sitting on its highest state court.
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