Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
7:11 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Book Review: Congo - The Epic History of a People

The Democratic Republic of Congo currently ranks among the world's most failed nation states, second only to war torn Somalia.

Congo: The Epic History of a People, relates the story of the last several centuries of the Congolese through interviews and historical research in what many say is a gripping tale that reads like a novel.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Syrian Expat Uses Art To Process War

Abas currently teaches in Indiana State University's art department.
Credit courtesy Soulaf Abas

Making sense of war is hard to do. When that wasn’t working for expatriate Syrian Soulaf Abas in Terre Haute, she started making art – and making compassionate connections between kids on different sides of the world.

The Arab Spring revolution kindled Soulaf Abas’ hopes for democratic reform in Syria. But with the rest of the world, she helplessly watched it deepen into a brutal sectarian conflict that has exacted a terrible human toll.

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Arts & Culture
6:29 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society 1/9 concert preview

The Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society presents four of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerts Sunday afternoon at St. John’s Episcopal Church in downtown Lafayette. WBAA’s Greg Kostraba recently sat down with the group’s Executive Director Margot Marlatt to talk about the concert.

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Arts & Culture
4:08 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Book Review: The Monkey's Voyage - How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life

Did monkeys cross the wide Atlantic Ocean - long ago - traveling from Africa to South America? The Monkey's Voyage suggests that yes, monkeys and other creatures did make many such journeys.  Delve into the fascinating world of bio-geography – and read why we find so many creatures distributed so widely across the varied landscapes and biomes of the world.

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Arts & Culture
8:47 am
Wed January 7, 2015

WBAA Arts Spotlight: Purdue Jazz Bands

WBAA’s Greg Kostraba talks to Marion "Mo" Trout, Director of Jazz Studies at Purdue University, about the jazz program at Purdue. They also preview the upcoming Purdue Jazz Festival.

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