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Interchange – The Whole World Is Watching: The Legacy of 1968

Our opening song is “Inflated Tear” by Roland Kirk performed in Prague in 1967…a prelude of sorts of what was to come. Across the globe it was a year of countless uprisings. In the US it was the year of police violence against protesters at the Chicago Democratic Convention; it saw the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive, the assassinations of Martin …

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State Senate Stalls Hate Crime Bill

Proposed hate crime legislation has stalled in the Indiana state Senate. SB418 was scheduled to be heard this morning in the Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law. The Associated Press reports the committee chair declined to take a vote on the bill because committee members couldn’t agree on its wording. Two other bills addressing hate crimes have been referred …

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MCCSC Condemns State Takeover Attempt of Gary, Muncie

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The Monroe County Community School Corporation school board submitted a letter to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s office— as well as to the state legislature— last week, condemning a law that would allow the state to take over Muncie and Gary community school corporations. The letter, which was signed by all of the MCCSC board members, states, “[The MCCSC board of …

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Daily Local News – January 30, 2018

The City of Bloomington is working to make travel on West Bloomfield Road easier for pedestrians and cyclists; Among the legislation up for a vote today in Indianapolis is a Payday lending bill; The city of Bloomington’s volunteer network is accepting nominations for the annual Be-More awards, which celebrate the public service of community members; Proposed hate crime legislation has …

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Indiana Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka

Newly-named state poet laureate Adrian Matejka says Bloomington is an almost magical, mystical fertile ground for creative writers. A professor in Indiana University’s English Department and a National Book Award finalist for his poetic biography of boxer Jack Johnson, The Big Smoke, Matejka assumed his post as Indiana’s bard ambassador this month. He joins Michael Glab to talk about his …

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County Commissioner Amanda Barge

Amanda Barge is a first-term Monroe County Commissioner and a rising star in the local Democratic Party. A family counselor who grew up in a politically active family, Barge finds her social work experiences were invaluable preparation for her stint as an elective officeholder. She has helped spearhead the county’s efforts to cope with the opioid epidemic. She talks about …

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Joan Hawkins & Wounded Galaxies 1968

Joan Hawkins, associate professor at Indiana University’s Media School, is one of the organizers of an academic conference and festival marking the 50th anniversary of a landmark, revolutionary year. Titled “Wounded Galaxies 1968: Paris, Prague, Chicago,” the conference runs February 6-11. A pre-conference festival has already begun with film screenings, art exhibits, musical performances, and literary readings at various venues …

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Bring It On! – January 29, 2018

Cornelius Wright and William Hosea welcome David Schunk, Tina Lampke, Ruben Marte’, Roger Logsdon and Allen Bell. (WARNING: This program contains adult themes i.e. sexual violence) PART ONE David Schunk, pastor of Vineyard Community Church; Tina Lampke, executive director of Hannah Center; Captain Ruben Marte’ and Detective Roger Logsdon with the Indiana State Police and Allen Bell, Victims Advocate & …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Joan Hawkins Pt. II

Associate Professor at Indiana University’s Media School, Joan Hawkins, is helping organize a conference and festival marking the 50th anniversary of a landmark, revolutionary year in global history. Titled “Wounded Galaxies 1968: Paris, Prague, Chicago,” the conference runs from February 6th through the 11th on the IU campus and at various venues throughout Bloomington. A pre-conference festival begins with a …

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Daily Local News – January 29, 2018

A coalition of health and business agencies are pushing to raise the taxes on cigarette sales by $1.50; A recently published study says Indiana’s decision to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law has negatively impacted construction wages, job growth, and productivity; A Bloomington-based tech startup was awarded over $200,000 in grants from the National Science Foundation. FEATURE Associate Professor at …

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