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Interchange – Victor Dubina: The Postal Service Then and Now

This week on Interchange, host Alycin Bektesh speaks with U.S. Postal Service Great Lakes Area manager of corporate communications Victor Dubina about the past, present, and future of the Postal Service. Mr. Dubina recounts the history of the U.S. Postal Service, dating all the way back to the first post master Benjamin Franklin, and also discusses the recent reports of …

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Interchange – Michael Koryta: Body Bags and Plot Lines

Recognized by the LA Times and others, Michael Koryta has just published his ninth thriller mystery novel, just in time for his 30th birthday. Not only a novelist, Koryta has worked as a private investigator and as a reporter for the Bloomington Herald-Times. He sat down with Interchange host Ryan Dawes to talk about his latest novel The Prophet and …

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Interchange – Munich ’72: Revisiting the Triumph and the Tragedy

This week on Interchange, former Herald-Times sports editor Bob Hammel discusses the events that took place at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. Host Joe Crawford speaks with Mr. Hammel about both the glorious victories for Mark Spitz as well as the hostage crisis and subsequent deaths of Israeli Olympians.

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Interchange – Tomcat Spray: Art on the Streets

Local visual artist David Ebbinghouse aka Tomcat Spray joins Ryan Dawes in studio for a conversation on art, his methods, and speaks on the debate over graffiti as vandalism.

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Interchange – Birth Control and the 2012 Election

This week, on Interchange, host Alycin Bektesh speaks with Catherine O’Conner,the Vice President of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood of Indiana about the role of reproductive rights in the 2012 election. In the 40 years since Roe v. Wade, a shift in women’s rights has been brought to light through the rhetoric of the 2012 election, as access to birth …

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Interchange – Affordable Care Act: The Supreme Decision

This week on Interchange, host Lisa-Marie Napoli interviews Beth Cate, Associate Professor at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and Rob Stone, Director of Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan & Professor of Palliative Medicine at IU School of Medicine, to discuss the recent Supreme Court Decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. The guests describe some …

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Interchange – Joe and Jan Edwards: Not Too Old to Cut the Mustard

Bloomington natives and Opryland alumni Joe and Jan Edwards have a country music touring/recording history that spans half a century. Host Ryan Dawes speaks with the Edwards duo about their experience performing alongside the likes of Bill Monroe, Les Paul, Chet Atkins, Bobby Bare and countless others on some of the premier country and bluegrass stages across the globe. So …

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Interchange – Al Ruesink and Stephanie Kimball: Interfaith Environmental Activism

This week on Interchange, host Lisa-Marie Napoli interviews Al Ruesink and Stephanie Kimball from Earth Care of Bloomington and Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light. In the interview, the guests discuss the important work being done to bring representatives from faith congregations together to reduce the carbon footprint in our community and state.  Ruesink and Kimball share specific “tips” for educating …

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Interchange – Rich Williams: Raising Interest Rates on Student Debt

This week on Interchange, host Alycin Bektesh speaks with Rich Williams, a Higher Education Advocate from the Indiana Public Interest Research Group about the impending deadline for a rate hike on federally-backed student loans. Williams discusses the history of the current bills being discussed in congress, and the ramifications of a county with unaffordable higher education.

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Interchange – Shelli Yoder, 9th District Congressional Democratic Candidate

This week on Interchange, host Ryan Dawes speaks with the winner of the 9th District Congressional Primary, Shelli Yoder, who will face Representative Todd Young in general election in November.  In this interview, Yoder voices her opinion on Health Care Reform, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and access to contraception.  She also recounts her history growing up in Southern Indiana and …

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