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Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice with an all-female cast

Starting this Friday, October 28th and running through November 13th, The Cardinal Stage Company presents Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice with an all-female cast. Doug Storm spoke with Cardinal Stage artistic director, and play director, Randy White, and the actresses who play Shylock and Portia, Liz Pazik and Leslie Ann Handelman for an episode of Arts Interchange. This excerpts centers …

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Better Beware – Internet of Threats

Over six billion things are now connected to the internet, and they can be used by hackers to crash the net unless their owners change the passwords. This means you!

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Daily Local News – October 26.16

Bloomington resident Aaron Pollitt was one of more than 140 people arrested this past weekend while opposing construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, The Bloomington Parks Department and the Bloomington Parks Foundation are laying plans for a fundraising campaign for the Switchyard Park; Convicted sex offenders will not be allowed to participate in trick-or-treating activities again this year; According to …

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Arts Interchange – All That Glisters: Cardinal Stage’s All-Female Merchant of Venice


“Which is the merchant here, and which is the Jew?” Portia asks as she begins her performance as Antonio’s lawyer (and as a man) in opposition to Shylock’s suit for a pound of flesh. This is the soul of the play. What difference: usury or finance? What difference: Christian or Jew? How are we trapped in the ways in which …

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Activate! – Bloomington Community Band


In this week’s Activate! trombone player Gary Wiggins discusses the award-winning Bloomington Community Band. The band not only gives musicians an opportunity to play their instruments and to share their love of music with a variety of audiences, including community events like the 4th of July parade, and senior citizen residences. LINKS Bloomington Community Band Hoosier Hills Dixieland Band Blooming …

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Daily Local News – October 24, 2016

10/24/2016 Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson continues to face criticism for suggesting widespread voter fraud has taken place in Indiana; Members of the Monroe County Redevelopment Commission work through details of a contract with Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation for STEM programming; The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department has announced they will begin their annual winterization preparation at more than …

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Interchange – Selling Ignorance: Part Two of the Way of Neoliberalism


We don’t know. In fact we can’t know. That’s a core tenet of the neoliberal project, which puts faith in markets instead of people. Tonight we’re speaking with Philip Mirowski, historian and philosopher of economic thought at the University of Notre Dame, and author of Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste and Machine Dreams, about how the neoliberal …

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Daily Local News – October 25, 2016

10/25/16 Employees of the Town of Ellettsville will see an increase in their health insurance premiums for 2017; Mayor John Hamilton has appointed an Advisory Committee to study and make recommendations to improve the city’s proposal to modernize solid waste and recycling collection services provided the City’s Sanitation Divisions; A local group that has worked to prevent Syrian refugees from moving to Bloomington is hosting …

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Bill Breeden, Candidate for District 46 Indiana House of Representatives

Bill Breeden rose to national fame in the mid-1980s. He was the only person ever to serve jail time in connection with the Iran-Contra scandal. Breeden’s crime — was stealing a street sign in the tiny Indiana town of Odon, a sign named after former national security advisor John Poindexter. Breeden announced he was holding the sign for a $30 …

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Bring It On! October 24, 2016

William Hosea and Cornelius Wright speak with Eric Deggans, NPR’s first full-time TV critic. They discuss the final Presidential debate, Mr. Deggans’ visionary book “Race-Baiter,” as well as exploring his extensive journalistic and cable news experience. PART ONE William Hosea and Cornelius Wright speak with Eric Deggans, NPR’s first full-time TV critic. They discuss the final Presidential debate, Mr. Deggans’ …

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