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Interchange – No One Here But Us Creeps: On Nonconsensual Sex, Sleeping Beauty, and Hunting Girls

Henry Meynell Rheam, "Sleeping Beauty" - December 1898

Our opening song is by Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars off of The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond. This is “Safe and Sound” which claims “Even if we’re six feet underground, I know that we’ll be safe and sound.” We’ll challenge even that “safety” for hunted girls in today’s program. Kelly Oliver’s recent book, Hunting Girls, …

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Interchange – On Being Domesticated By the State: A Conversation With James Scott (Original Air Date 3/22/16)

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We announced an interview with historian Douglas Harvey about his book Theater of Empire which juxtaposes the colonizing, mercantile worldview of the English invaders of the Americas with the embodied and ecological perspective of this land’s indigenous cultures in the 18th and 19th century America via forms of performance like ritual ceremony, circuses, and minstrel shows. However due to some …

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Interchange – Unfounded America: Taking Out the Myth with the Trash

Margaret Bourke-White, You Have Seen Their Faces.  "Family at table eating," Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia.

For “Unfounded America” we’re joined by Nancy Isenberg author of the popular and provocative new book, White Trash: The 400-year Untold Story of Class in America. Laura Miller writes of the book in Salon: Tapping into scores of sources, Isenberg traces the emergence of the white-trash stereotype from its roots in British beliefs that the working class was truly a …

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Interchange – An Extended Conversation with Nancy Isenberg: Unfounded America

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Interchange offers a no-frills, 80-minute conversation with White Trash author Nancy Isenberg–just she and I talking on the telephone. In this extended episode you’ll hear Isenberg’s take on the Broadway sensation Hamilton as well as more about the necessity of education to “unfound” our national myths to create a citizen properly skeptical of political and cultural ideologies. RELATED Unfounded America: …

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Interchange – How We Talk About Our Dying: Susan Gubar On Living with Cancer

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In 2008 Susan Gubar was diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer which means that the cancer had metastasized beyond the ovaries into the abdomen or nearby lymph nodes. The statistical prognosis for life expectancy when ovarian cancer is diagnosed in this stage is 3-5 years. In 2012, Gubar became a participant in a Phase One drug trial that she describes …

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Interchange – Lynchings on Loop: How Terror Goes Viral

Anti-lynching banner flew outside NAACP headquarters in midtown Manhattan from the early 1900s until 1938. (LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/COURTESY OF THE NAACP)

Courtney Baker on the double-edged power of images of black suffering and death. For “Lynchings on Loop” Courtney Baker, author of Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African American Suffering and Death joins us to talk about the history of images of black pain, the malleable and incomplete nature of the image, and how to proceed in our current media-saturated …

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Interchange – Focus on Apartheid: The Photojournalism of Margaret Bourke-White

Men at "antipass" protest, near Johannesburg, 1950  Margaret Bourke-White/Time-Life/Getty Images

As a photographer for Life and Fortune magazines, Margaret Bourke-White traveled to Russia in the 1930s, photographed the Nazi takeover of Czechoslovakia in 1938, recorded the liberation of Buchenwald a the end of World War II, and documented “Calcutta streets strewn with putrefying corpses decaying in the heat and being consumed by bloated vultures” in the aftermath of the 1946 …

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Interchange – Ghosts, Dogs, and the Law: On Constructing Criminality and Negating Persons

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The law is a kind of haunting. In single words the history of slavery and denigration can be discovered. And it’s through these words, through the retention of their meaning in their original application, through that first life where they did their original work, that they haunt us. Our program is a conversation with Colin Dayan, author most recently of …

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Interchange – Midsummer Sensibility: Gigging in the Theater

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IU Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance. Jenny McKnight and David Kortemeier appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

We’re joined by four professional actors who will appear courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association in these two productions which are running on alternating nights from July 8 through the 23rd. They are David Kortemeier, Amanda Catania, Grant Goodman, and Jenny McKnight. I’ll warn you that the conversation is very fluid, alternating focus from Midsummer to Sense. Consistent throughout though …

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Interchange – Redneck Muslim: A Special Episode of the Hijabi Diaries

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Tonight in lieu of Interchange we’re going to share another special episode of the local podcast The Hijabi Diaries. This one is called Redneck Muslim and explores one woman’s lifelong attraction to organized Religion. Host Aubrey Seader offers the life story of one woman, her name is Dawn, a member of the Bloomington Muslim community, who has practiced three very …

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