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Interchange – Confronting Nazi Art Looting in the 21st Century

Provenance refers to the origins of an object or work of art. Historically it’s been used to describe the process of validating authorship— is this really a Picasso or a forgery? But since 1933, it has also referred to establishing rightful ownership of a work. From 1933 until the end of World War II, a number of Nazi units known …

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Interchange – Facebook Breakup: Time to Cash Out?

In March of 2014 it was reported that the National Security Agency had aggressively accelerated its hacking initiatives – codenamed TURBINE – to “allow the current implant network to scale to large size (millions of implants) by creating a system that does automated control implants by groups instead of individually.” Much of this done via “fake” Facebook Servers. Here’s what …

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Interchange – These Hollowed Halls: Business Creep(s) in the University

What shall it profit a university to gain valuable endowments or private partnerships, if it should lose its soul? The public University as we know it is in crisis, as business prerogatives overtake its values and executive-style leadership eats away at its budgets. The number university administrators has grown over 350% since 1976, while faculty levels are nearly stagnant*; college …

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Interchange – Anarchy Is Intersectional: Learning From Emma Goldman

Our show today is Anarchy is Intersectional: Learning from Emma Goldman. Goldman, a feminist anarchist, was disdainful of what is now called “Lean In” feminism saying, in a letter written 99 years ago on April 3, 1919, that “…the feminists foolishly believe that having a man’s job, or professions, makes them free.” Emma Goldman was born to Orthodox Jewish parents …

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Interchange – Supporting Women: A Spring Fund Drive Special

Today we show our support for women as we ask you to show your support for Interchange. We’ll hear clips that highlight the fight for women’s rights in the country where 77% percent of women polled will not identify as feminist but believe men and women should be equal socially, politically and economically. Those are 2013 poll numbers but I …

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Next Interchange – Supporting Interchange, Supporting Women

March 27 is our Spring Fund Drive show! We’ll ask you to show your support for Interchange and WFHB while we show our support for women. We’ll hear clips that highlight the fight for women’s rights in the country where 77% percent of women polled will not identify as feminist but believe men and women should be equal socially, politically …

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Interchange – Sex Politics: Meghan Murphy and the Feminist Current

What is identity and why is it political? In the wake of gender identity politics what has happened to the political category of Woman? **Gender says that men are inherently violent, aggressive, independent, assertive, and rational. Whereas women are inherently passive, delicate, nurturing, irrational and emotional. These ideas have been disproved thanks in large part to the Feminist Movement. Yet, …

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Interchange – Who Gets To Tell Our Stories? Charles Burnett and the Responsibility of the Artist

“[Burnett] really invites us, the viewer to, not take a position, but to say, this is what it is, do you wanna do anything about it?…In the banality of oppression, the every day reality of oppression, a toll, a profoundly tragic toll, is demanded of black people.” – Michael Martin “His filmmaking is so quiet. It’s a deeply reflective cinema; …

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Interchange – Exceptions Aren’t the Rule: When Grit Isn’t Enough

Our guest is the founding headmaster of The Boston Arts Academy, Boston’s first public high school for the visual and performing arts, Linda Nathan. Nathan has written When Grit Isn’t Enough, a strong critique of the concept of inculcating “grit” in education as well as of its proselytizers and proponents. It’s published by Beacon Press. Our music throughout also comes …

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Interchange – The Least That Can Be Done: Black History Month

This is the final Tuesday in February and so also our last show dedicated to highlighting our past programs detailing key figures and moments in Black History in the United States. So far this month we’ve heard Gerald Horne proclaim that the American Revolution was guided by a backlash to England’s abolitionism; that the US needed to be free to …

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