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Interchange – Bloomington City Council Primary Candidates: District 1 Democrats

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Host Doug Storm is joined by District 1 candidates for the Democratic nomination to run for the Bloomington City Council seat in November. Guests Chris Sturbaum (incumbent) Kevin Easton Previous Candidate Conversations Interchange – Bloomington City Council Primary Candidates: District 4 Democrats Interchange – Bloomington City Council Primary Candidates: District 3 Democrats Related Democracy for Monroe County Forum, 3/31 Music: …

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Interchange – Bloomington City Council Primary Candidates: District 4 Democrats

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Host Doug Storm welcomes the candidates vying for the Democratic party nomination to run for the District 4 Bloomington City Council seat: Dave Rollo, the incumbent, and the challenger, Philippa Guthrie. Music “The Candidate” by Urge Overkill “The Politics Of Dancing” by Re-flex Credits Producer & Host: Doug Storm Board Engineer: Jonathan Richardson Executive Producer: Joe Crawford

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Interchange – Saint Monkey: A Conversation with Jacinda Townsend

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Host Doug Storm is joined by Jacinda Townsend, author of the novel Saint Monkey which has won the 2015 James Fenimore Cooper Prize awarded by the Society of American Historians. The Society’s web site says that the “prize is awarded for a book of historical fiction on an American subject that makes a significant contribution to historical understanding, portrays authentically …

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Interchange – Bloomington City Council Primary Candidates: District 3 Democrats

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This is a special Wednesday edition of Interchange. We kick-off a series of candidate conversations concerning contested seats on Bloomington’s City Council. There are four seats which have primary challenges to the incumbents–these are for Districts 1, 3, 4, and 5. Tonight’s show welcomes the candidates vying for the democratic party nomination to run for the District 3 seat. We …

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Interchange – Ukraine: 25 Years of Revolution

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Over the past year Americans have been hearing about the escalating conflict in Ukraine as a story of separatist movement stoked by Russian expansionism under Putin. The human cost of the partisan war as of February 2015 is sobering. According to the UN, 5,700 people have been killed; 14,000 wounded. Meanwhile, 5.2 million Ukrainian people are living in conflict areas; …

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Interchange – Making Love to Siri: The Seductiveness of Robots

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Tonight’s show “Making Love to Siri,” seeks to understand what is seductive to us about robots. Which question should we ask: Can we make love to Siri?, or, Can Siri make love to us? Guests Colin Allen is the Director of the Cognitive Science Program, Provost Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, and Associate Editor of …

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Interchange – Forbearance and Fighting: Parsing Jihad and Martyrdom

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Host Doug Storm is joined by Asma Afsaruddin to discuss her book Striving in the Path of God: Jihad and Martyrdom in Islamic Thought. In her essay “Inventing ‘Jihad‘,” Afsaruddin writes: Privileging the legal literature above other kinds of literature—particularly the exegetical literature on the Qur’an and ethical treatises—in discussions of jihad almost inevitably leads to the conclusion that it …

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Interchange – A Measure of Choice: Vaccine Opposition and Public Health

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“A Measure of Choice” explores the reasons that some parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children. The so-called “anti-vax” movement has been lumped in with what many in the popular press are calling a “war on science.” Along with trying to understand what the reasons are for this position on vaccinations, we’ll also examine the ethical and social justice …

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Interchange – Primary Candidates for Mayor: A Conversation

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Host Doug Storm welcomes the primary candidates for Mayor of Bloomington. Democrats: John Hamilton, John Linnemeier, Darryl Neher Republican: John Turnbull Some Topics Discussed: growth and development projects; job creation; minimum wage; tech sector; Party politics; IU Health’s decision to move the hospital out of downtown; city-wide broadband; political appointments. The Primary Election is Tuesday, May 5th, 2015.

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Interchange – The Prick of Noon: Romeo & Juliet

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We have two guests with us tonight to discuss the play both as production or performance and as text; the deed and the word. As Harold Goddard said, “Drama is a portrayal of human passions eventuating in acts. Poetry is a picture of life in its essence.” Shakespeare toils to mend the two. In Act One, “The Play’s the Thing,” …

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