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Interchange – Randy Paul: Agent of Change

Randy Paul fights for people you may never think about.  A community organizer, labor activist, and current trustee of the Monroe County Public Library, Paul joins host Chad Carrothers in the studio to talk about the challenges facing organized labor, as well as the handicapped and other people sometimes regarded as being on the fringe of society.  In the first …

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Interchange – Bill Brown: How the Cream and Crimson is Going Green

Host John Patishnock talks with Bill Brown, the first-ever Director of Sustainability for Indiana University. Bill discusses the progress of IU’s Office of Sustainability over the last eighteen months since its inception, how IU students are making an impact through the office’s internship program, and how IU is moving towards a more sustainable future. Other topics include the greening of IU athletics …

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Interchange – Del Criscenzo: A Personal Quest

Host Helen Harrell talks with French citizen, IU graduate, English tutor and social activist Del Criscenzo about her academic career, personal views about discrimination in the US and abroad as well as her goals to document various cultural perspectives in an effort to educate and enlighten the populace about how it feels to be a victim and what happens to …

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Interchange – David McDonald: Listening to Palestine

Host Dave Stewart talks about the music of Palestine with David McDonald, Professor of Folklore at Indiana University. Professor McDonald explains that the culture of Palestine is incredibly diverse, and we hear songs that represent secular nationalism (Fatah), Islamic representation (Hamas), and world youth culture (hip-hop). Professor McDonald provides unique insight into the history and present-day reality of Palestine through …

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Interchange – Sue Murphy: Literacy is VITAL

Sue Murphy from Volunteers In Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL) discusses literacy challenges in our community with host William Morris. In the first part, Sue talks about the particular challenges caused by illiteracy and specific steps taken by VITAL to quash illiteracy in Monroe County. In the second part, VITAL’s 33-year history is described, including a short segment about the late Cathy Rogers, …

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Interchange – Tina Peterson: Funding Education Outside the Classroom

The executive director of the Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools says the Bloomington district is unique in the state in having to fundraise to maintain extracurricular activities. Tina Peterson tells host Will Murphy that the Foundation is in a race against time to come up with $750,000 by August 1 to restore extracurricular stipends for the coming year.

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Interchange – David Bremer: The State of Spirituality in Bloomington

Host Helen Harrell interviews local pastor David Bremer about efforts to make Bloomington’s churches more welcoming to people traditionally ostracized by organized religion.  Reverend Bremer also discusses humanitarian relief aid projects local churches are supporting in Africa.

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Interchange – Milton Fisk: Social Forums as Platforms for Change (Another View)

Host Dave Stewart welcomes Milton Fisk to Interchange.  Milton Fisk has just returned from the Social Forum in Detroit and reports on the proceedings there, which he categorized broadly as Economics, Environment, and Empire.  A common thread during the conversation is Labor and the fact that unless workers organize and work for their rights inequality is not going to be …

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Interchange – Jada Barbry: Feminist Performance Art

Helen Harrell interviews Jada Barbry, local singer, creative activist, and founder of Verbal Terrorism Productions and the Bloomington Burlesque Brigade. Discussion includes issues related to Barbry’s personal ambitions and aspirations that inspire her creativity; burlesque as a form of feminist performance art; the group’s impact upon the Bloomington community; and some of the challenges and successes she has experienced over the previous …

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Interchange – Michael Gasser: Social Forums as Platforms for Change

Host Dave Stewart talks with Indiana University Professor Michael Gasser about the process called the social forum, events where people get together in an “open space” to discuss social problems and solutions. Gasser will be attending the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit on June 22-26, 2010, billed as a platform to build relationships, learn from each other’s experiences, and share analysis of …

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