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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Annette Oppenlander

Bloomington author Annette Oppenlander was a success in finance and banking as well as public relations and then, late in life, realized she loved writing. She’s authored three young adult science fiction fantasies and this month has released her fourth novel, a coming of age love story set in World War II Germany entitled, “Surviving the Fatherland.” Much of the …

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Daily Local News – March 30, 2017

The City of Bloomington will not annex a group of unincorporated properties just northeast of the city, known as Annexation Area 6; The Ellettsville Fire Department continues to operate on a shoestring, despite increased call volumes, according to Ellettsville Fire Chief Mike Cornman; The Indiana House of Representatives has approved legislation that takes aim at teachers unions; The Indiana Military …

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Eco Report – March 30, 2017

Eco Report 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 …

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EcoFeature – Julianna Dailey Speaks With Youth Activist Liam Murphy

In today’s Eco Report feature, correspondent Julianna Dailey speaks with a young activist who gave a speech last month at the Indiana Statehouse. Liam Murphy is passionate about environmental issues and he assures Dailey that many other youth are too.

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Kite Line: March 24, 2017- Cyclical Confinement: Homelessness and Incarceration

In this episode, we speak to people with experience with both homelessness and incarceration. Often, there is a cyclical relationship between these two situations. We speak with Forest Gilmore, the director of the Shalom Center here in Bloomington. Forest talks about various barriers that both people who experience homelessness and those who have been incarcerated face. We have conversations with …

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Standing Room Only: Toward an Intersectional Feminism

On March 7th, panelists met at the Monroe County Public Library to discuss intersectional feminism. Panelists discussed the Women’s March on Washington along with issues related directly to Monroe County. Panelists included Janae Cummings, the Vice Chair of Bloomington Pride and local activist; T.K. Williams, a local activist; Becca Smith, the President of Prism Youth Community; Jack Owens, a member …

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Daily Local News – March 29,2017

In their meeting last night, the Monroe County Community School Board approved a resolution reaffirming MCCSC’s commitment to provide a safe and inclusive space for all students, without exception. The School Board also held a public hearing on six projects to be financed with a new, 7 million dollar bond. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has announced that the Free …

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Volunteer-Run Addiction Program Forced Out of County Jail, Makes Room for New State-Funded Program

For the past seven years, Christopher Haynes has led meetings in a special dorm at the Monroe County Jail. The dorm is set aside for inmates with addiction issues. Haynes spends an hour a week talking with inmates on subjects including meditation and spirituality. Participants have described activities ranging from the dissection of Leonard Cohen lyrics, to discussions based on …

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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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