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Interchange – Who Owns the Radio? A Fund Drive Special


For our Fall Fund Drive show we offer some program highlights from the last several months to show, not tell, how deserving we are of your financial support. And we open the show with The Who’s “Eminence Front”…it’s a favorite of mine. We used this in the show with Thomas Frank, “It Takes a Democrat.”

The sun shines
And people forget
The spray flies as the speedboat glides
And people forget
Forget they’re hiding
The girls smile
And people forget

Also tonight…

We’re joined by Marissa Moorman in the studio to help us understand the way radio has shaped cultures and histories other than our own.

Marissa Moorman is an associate professor in the History Department and Media School at Indiana University. Her research focuses on the intersection between politics and culture in colonial and independent Angola. She’s interested in the ways that cultural practice is productive of politics and not just derivative of it.

She is currently working on a book project entitled Powerful Frequencies: Radio, State Power, and the Cold War in Angola, 1933-2002 which looks at the relationship between the technology of radio and the shifting politics of southern Africa as anti-colonial movements established independent states in the context of a region newly charged by Cold War politics. This book attends to state dynamics of consolidation through techno-political processes and the human interferences that jam those grand plans.

It Takes a Democrat” (Guest, Thomas Frank)
We, the Shackled” (Guest, Nancy MacLean)
The Bluff of the Century” (Guest, Joan Brady)

“Eminence Front” The Who
“High Cotton” Alabama
“Talking Un-American Blues” Betty Sanders
“Play it Cool, Stay in School” Brenda Holloway
“(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding

SPECIAL THANKS to Jennifer Brooks for fund drive assistance.

Producer & Host: Doug Storm
Assistant Producer: Rob Schoon
Studio Engineer: Bryce Martin
Executive Producer: Wes Martin

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