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Interchange – The Sound of Resistance: Protest or Pose

“Protest or Pose” begins a series of programs under the heading The Sound of Resistance. Joining me in the studio is Rasul Mowatt, associate professor in The School of Public Health and the American Studies Department at Indiana University. We’ll look at three songs: “Strange Fruit” sung by Billie Holiday (and recently sampled by Kanye West); “We Almost Lost Detroit” …

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Top Stories of 2016: Demands for Racial Justice

Today is number 2 on our countdown of the Top Stories of 2016. In this episode, we take a look back at how Bloomington took part in activism surrounding race and police violence. The city saw its biggest Black Lives Matter rally so far, another protest to draw attention to the suspicious death of a black IU student, and a …

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Hola Bloomington – December 30, 2016

Locutora Exsenet Esler termino el ano con la serie “Entrevistas con familias de Bloomington”. Platico con Nancy Dorantes, Cindy Cruz y Maria Escolero, quien nos conto sobre su vida en Bloomington y de sus costumbres y tradiciones de su país. Nancy y Cindy nos hablan de las fiestas de México que como celebran los días festivos. Maria nos hablo sobre …

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Top Stories of 2016 — Hoosier Hospitality: Indiana Debates Blocking Refugees

Today is number 3 on our countdown of the Top Stories of 2016. In this episode, we take a look back at a debate over whether Bloomington, and the rest of the state of Indiana, should welcome people who are fleeing political persecution, war and natural disasters. We hear about how federal judges chastised Governor Mike Pence for discriminating against …

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Kite Line: December 30, 2016- Spaces of Exception; Resilience in Prisons and on Reservations

This week, we explore various spaces of exception. We spoke with Matt Peterson, a documentary filmmaker and contributor to a multimedia project called the Native and the Refugee. Along with Malek Rasamny, he has worked in both native reservations and Palestinian refugee camps, drawing links between each as spaces of exception, excluded from the national constitutional order, but also drawing …

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bloomingOUT – Featured Organization – Freedom Indiana

The bloomingOUT crew will be taking a hiatus this week, but return with a live episode. In honor of the holiday season and the end of the giving year, we will be featuring interviews from LGBTQ nonprofit organizations that we have interviewed on the program. We at bloomingOUT would like remind everyone that in honor of the season of giving, …

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Top Stories of 2016: The Targeting of Muslim Hoosiers

Today is number 4 on our countdown of the Top Stories of 2016. In this episode, we take a look back at WFHB’s coverage of issues surrounding the perception and treatment of Muslims in south central Indiana. We start with the October 2015 attack at Sofra Cafe, then move on to the community’s response to anti-Muslim rhetoric and the Pulse …

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EcoReport Feature – Part One of Our Interview with Dana Recklehoff, Naturalist at Patoka Lake

In today’s EcoReport feature, we bring you part one of Julianna Dailey’s interview with Dana Recklehoff, Naturalist at Patoka Lake in southern Indiana.

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EcoReport – December 29, 2016

EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we live. Each program features timely eco-related …

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Standing Room Only: Why Vietnam Still Matters 50 Years Later

On November 5, four Vietnam Veterans sat on a panel at the Monroe County History Center and discussed their service along with why Vietnam is still important today. Local Vietnam veterans included Phil Zook, Cathy Peacock, Jim Kryway, and Jim Follette. Veteran and filmmaker Ron Osgood moderated the panel. Panelists will discuss their time abroad along with what it was …

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