Hot Air: Big Talk Thursday

Who Loves Ya, Baby?

Good Morning. Y’gotta love Indiana sometimes, no? Note I wrote sometimes. Let’s not get carried away now.

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This billboard stands across State Road 50 just outside Bedford. Jesus’s arrow points toward a church that occupies what appears to be a former banquet hall or bowling alley out in the farmland just east of town. As soon as I uploaded this image, it occurred to me I hadn’t written down the name of the church so I went to Google and learned, on the way to not finding this particular church’s name, that the town of Bedford (population 13,347, US Census Bureau 2015 estimate) is home to some 70 houses of worship, at least acc’d’g to a list of them published by the town itself. If that ratio of people to churches held true in Indianapolis (pop. 820,445), for instance, the city would boast some 4300 churches. New York City (8,550,405), by the same light, would be home to more than 44,800 of them.

God must love Hoosiers.

Jason & Ginger

Tune in to WFHB radio, 91.3, this afternoon a 5:30 for the Daily Local News with its regular Thursday feature, Big Talk, my interview show that starts about hatlfway through the newscast.

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My guests tonight are singer Ginger Curry and guitarist Jason Fickel, who comprise the lively and lovely duo, Jason & Ginger. Their third CD, Some Kind of Love (buy it here, here, or here), was released two weeks ago and they play around town regularly. You may even have caught Ginger warbling with the Gospel Gurlz or Hoosier Darling around these parts.

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Jason & Ginger

They talk about their lives and music, natch, with me. They’re a lot of fun. Join us.

[Note: Pick up WFHB on alternative regional channels including Bloomington, 98.1; Ellettsville, 106.3; and Nashville, 100.7.]

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