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Interchange – Pred Ed: For-Profit Colleges and Universities

Today’s show is about for-profit colleges and universities–or the Predatory Education Business. If you’re surprised to hear predatory and for-profit used interchangeably to describe this industry, you won’t be at the end of the show. Two things must spring to mind when one says “for profit” education: University of Phoenix and Trump University. The first graduates only 5% of their …

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Interchange – The Stones of Reason: Athol Fugard’s My Children! My Africa!

Direct action and reform politics meet in Apartheid South Africa in playwright Athol Fugard’s 1989 play My Children! My Africa! Within the ruling class, apartheid violence of white South Africa sits a play with a seeming taste for moderation and order in debate, and the recognition of the political uses of speech. But the debate is not just between the …

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Coming Up On Interchange – The Stones of Reason: Athol Fugard’s My Children! My Africa!

Next time on Interchange: “The Stones of Reason” Direct action and reform politics meet in Apartheid South Africa in playwright Athol Fugard’s 1989 My Children! My Africa! Within the ruling class apartheid violence of white South Africa sits a play with a taste for moderation and order in debate, and the recognition of the political uses of speech. But the …

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Interchange – Demythologizing Marches and the Promise of Direct Action

We open with “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye because it is the title track from his 1971 album–one that for me expresses both the popular awareness of the catastrophic actions of Western Militarism and Capitalism–but as well seems a kind of funeral dirge on the capability of protest movements to make real difference as opposed to a cosmetic one. …

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Coming Up On Interchange – Reinventing Radicalism: The Lessons of Direct Action

What happened to the American left after the Sixties? This the question L.A. Kauffman seeks to answer in her book, Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism. The book examines how movements from ACT UP to Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter have used disruptive tactics to catalyze change against long odds, creating a new kind of …

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Interchange – It Takes a Democrat: Selling out Solidarity

Historian and bestselling author of What’s the Matter with Kansas?, Thomas Frank, came to Bloomington on March 24th promoting his latest attempt at diagnosing our decades-long liberal malaise and ineptitude in the Democratic Party. While he was here he stopped in to chat with Interchange Assistant Producer Rob Schoon about his new book: Listen, Liberal — which asks the question, …

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Coming Up On Interchange – It Takes A Democrat: An Interview with Thomas Frank

Next time on Interchange, “It Takes a Democrat: Selling Out Solidarity.” We’re joined by Thomas Frank, bestselling author of What’s the Matter with Kansas?, whose latest book Listen, Liberal asks the question, “Whatever Happened to the Party of the People?” With a focus on the metamorphosis of the Democratic Party from New Deal to New Democrats, centered in the presidency …

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Interchange – Entertainment Inaction: The Liberal Use of the Cause

Our show today, “Entertainment Inaction,” is in two parts and is a special for our Spring Fund Drive. Cast a glance up and to the right of the page (right next to Phil’s head)…see that big red “Donate” button? You know what to to. PART ONE: Listen, Liberal Assistant Producer Rob Schoon sat down in the WFHB studio with bestselling …

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Coming Up On Interchange – Entertainment Inaction and Consumption Politics

Next time on Interchange, a special show and a unique opportunity for our local listeners. This will be a 90-minute program featuring an interview with Thomas Frank, author of the bestselling What’s the Matter with Kansas?, and most recently, Listen, Liberal: Or, Whatever Happened to the Party of the People?; and a second installment of our series with Rasul Mowatt …

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Interchange – Cuba In Africa, or Castro’s Worldview

Our show is Cuba in Africa, or what my guest today has called “Castro’s Worldview: Foreign Policy in a Hostile World.” Our music throughout also reflects the influence of Cuba in Africa and the struggle for independence by African nations. Our opening song, “Valodia” by Santocas, released shortly after Angolan independence is in praise of a guerilla fighter. Some of …

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