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Interchange – Steve Akers, Lucille Bertuccio – Simply Bioneers

Host Andy Mahler is joined by two of the principal organizers of this year’s Simply Bioneers Conference – Steve Akers, Associate Director for Environmental Operations within Indiana University’s Residential Programs and Services, and Lucille Bertuccio, president of the Center for Sustainable Living. The Simply Bioneers Conference will run from October 20-22 and features three days of presentations, offered via satellite, …

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Interchange – John Brunicon – Culture in Bloomington

A special two-part edition with host John Brunicon profiles two events endemic to culture in Bloomington: the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival and the “Hilly Hundred” bicycle race. In the first half-hour Brunicon is joined by Joe Anderson of Hilly Hundred, to talk about this weekend’s event. Joe discusses what it takes to put on a two-day, hundred-mile race …

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Interchange – Abbey Friedman, Joanne Stebbins

Host Mylo Roze speaks with two volunteer activists, Abbey Friedman of Boxcar Books & Community Center and Joanne Stebbins of the Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project. Issues adressed include incarceration, rehabilitation, recidivism, education, prisoner advocacy, class, race and mental illness. Also covered are good statistics about the criminal justice system for different types of offenders and the percentages of our …

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Interchange – Malcolm Abrams – Bloom magazine

Host Mike Conway spends an hour with Malcolm Abrams, editor and publisher of the new Bloom magazine, celebrating life in Bloomington with smartly-written articles and amazing art direction. Abrams talks about how he came to Bloomington and why he decided to start a magazine here. Abrams has more than 30 years of magazine experience and worked out of New York …

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Interchange – David Keppel – Hoosiers Against Divine Strake

Host Andy Mahler is joined by Hoosiers Against Divine Strake organizer and local peace activist David Keppel. We discuss what happened on September 11, 2001, and all the changes that have occurred since that fateful day, including ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the tense situation in the Middle East, and the drumbeat for war with Iran. We also discuss …

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Interchange – Jim Butler – Butler Winery

Host Lisa Morrison interviews Jim Butler, author of “Indiana Wine” and owner of Butler Winery in Bloomington, Indiana. Learn about the grape harvest this year, John James Dufour, the founder of Indiana wine and the Swiss Colony in Vevay, Indiana. Also, learn about the new state legislation for wine distribution in Indiana and how local growers are responding to the …

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Interchange – Reverend Hal Taylor

Host Mylo Roze speaks with Reverend Hal Taylor, PhD, President of Citizens for Effective Justice (CEJ) and Vid Beldavs, Executive Director of New Leaf, New Life, Inc. Both organizations advocate for citizens affected by or involved in the criminal justice system. CEJ, as a community forum, began as Citizens Investigating the Death of James Borden, the Bedford man who died …

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Interchange – Senator Vi Simpson

Host John Brunicon spends an hour with locally-based State Senator Vi Simpson. Two of Vi’s favorite topics, health care and education, are discussed in detail. The conversation also includes a frank discussion of I-69 and the lease of the Northern Indiana Toll Road along with sweeping coverage of recent resolutions that Senator Simpson helped to become law.

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Interchange – Peter Bane, Rhonda Baird – Permaculture

Host Andy Mahler explores “permaculture” with guests Peter Bane and Rhonda Baird. Permaculture is about designing ecological human habitats and food production systems. It is a land use and community building movement which strives for the harmonious integration of human dwellings, microclimate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, and water into stable, productive communities. The focus is not on these …

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Interchange – Mike Gasser

Host Robert Shull interviews IU Professor Mike Gasser about his Machine Language Translation project, about the Progressive Faculty Coalition (PFC), and about the World Social Forum. Mike explains that the language project is about a lot more than just translation. It involves, among other things, machines learning to evaluate texts for bias or point of view and involves many languages …

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