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Interchange – Primary Candidates’ Spotlight 1

Kicking off our May Primary Election coverage on Interchange, host Ryan Dawes speaks first with Monroe County Clerk Linda Robbins about all the voting options available to county citizens and accessibility improvements made at polling locations.  In the second segment, Dawes speaks with Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock about his campaign against Senator Dick Lugar for US Senate.  WFHB has …

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Interchange – A Brief History of Fire House Broadcasting

This week on Interchange, host Louis Malone speaks with Brian Kearney, the first General Manager of WFHB.  The discussion focuses on the hurdles to WFHB’s founding along with some of the Bloomingtonians who worked to make WFHB a reality.  Community Radio as an identity of a radio station is explored as are the principles that guided those to founding Bloomington’s …

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Interchange – Women’s History Month Special: Indiana University Office for Women’s Affairs

This week on Interchange, host Lisa-Marie Napoli speaks with the Dean of the Office for Women’s Affairs, Yvette Alex-Assesnsoh, and Maren Pink of the Women in Science Program.  The office for Women’s Affairs has focused on issues that effect women on Indiana University-Bloomington’s campus since the offices inception in the 1970’s.  Ms. Napoli speaks with the guests from the Office …

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Interchange – A Conversation with Former Bloomington Mayor Tomi Allison

This week on Interchange, host Alycin Bektesh speaks with Bloomington’s first elected female mayor Tomi Allison. In honor of Women’s History Month, Allison describes the political environment in Bloomington in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s, and the experiences that led her to running the city. Allison also speaks about her continued activism following her 13-year tenure in 1995, specifically her …

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Interchange – Mapping Out Bloomington’s Future

The City of Bloomington is in the process of deciding how growth and development will be guided for the next ten years.  Bloomington is also working to create a centralized technology park in hopes of attracting tech firms from across the nation and building the local economy.  At the dawn of so many changes, the city will soon be making …

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Interchange – Criminal Justice 101 with Bill Glick and Dr. Judah Schept

As Black History month comes to an end, host Louis Malone discusses the founding, function, and future of the criminal justice system here in Indiana and across the nation with William Glick of the Indiana Juvenile Justice Task Force, Inc. and  scholar-activist Dr. Judah Schept, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Eastern Kentucky University.  Unfortunately, the criminal justice system in the United …

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Interchange – The Switchyard Switch: Designing Bloomington’s New Park

The City of Bloomington’s Parks System is currently in the planning stages for what will be the city’s largest urban park, which will be located in the area formerly occupied by the McDowell Switchyard. Stretching 1.5 miles along Bloomington’s Southside, the city is leaving the design and function of the park up to area citizens. Today on Interchange, host Ryan …

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Interchange – The Push to Make IU Coal-Free

Host Alycin Bektesh speaks with Chris Wiesler and Megan Anderson of Coal Free IU about the groups mission of encouraging Indiana University to shut down or replace campus-based coal plants and end dependence on coal-generated electricity. The discussion covers the impact of coal on health and the environment, the history behind the Coal Free IU organizations, and solutions for a …

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Interchange – Black History Month in Bloomington: The Status of Black Males

Host Louis Malone discusses the work of the Commission on the Status of Black Males with Chair of the commission Greg Tourner, commission member David Hummons, and City of Bloomington’s Craig Brenner. They discuss the events the commission has planned for Black History month and a preview of the commission’s upcoming projects, for Interchange on WFHB.

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Interchange – Caught Up in the Egyptian Revolution

Host Lisa-Marie Napoli welcomes IU student Luke Gates to discuss his experiences studying abroad in Cairo, Egypt, last fall as political tensions there rose.  Gates was arrested and detained by Egyptian military forces for several days. Later, charges were dropped and he was allowed to return to the United States.

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