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Interchange – A Libyan Student Shares Views of His Homeland

Abdurrahman Garrio, a Libyan grad student at Indiana University, joins William Morris for a conversation about the dramatic events presently unfolding in Libya.  Abdurrahman traces the history of peaceful protests back to events in 1995 when the Qaddafi regime killed over 1,200 Libyans under secretive conditions.  He also speaks about his hopes for the new government and how Libya has …

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Interchange – The Geopolitics of Food; Raw Power!

Nick Cullather, a professor of History at Indiana University, discusses his book “The Hungry World” with reporter Susan Hu.  Nick talks about U.S. government policy on hunger in Asia and around the world post World War II, including America’s attempt to fight the Cold War — and other global-political battles — with food.  In the second segment, food educator Kat …

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Interchange – Battling I-69 in Court; IU’s Library Layoff Controversy

Sandra Tokarski, co-plaintiff in the recent Federal Court action to halt the construction of I-69, along with her attorney Mick Harrison, join Interchange reporter Ryan Dawes for an in-depth discussion of the four-count complaint, including the government’s failure to follow essential protocol, as well as the highway’s long-term threat to the existence of a rare species of bat.  In the …

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Interchange – Fighting Illiteracy; Journalism Students in Kenya

Literacy mentor and teacher Anabel Newman joined William Morris for a conversation about her long and distinguished work in fighting adult illiteracy in Indiana and across America. Among the insights she shared was her formula for teaching reading skills: Model, Motivation, Interests, Perseverance and Positive Pressure. In the second segment, new Interchange reporter Susan Hu talked with IU Journalism students …

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Interchange – Daniel Baron of the Project School; Dennis Hodges on High-Speed Rail

Clarence Boone chats with Daniel Baron, founder and executive director of the Project School, for a chat about the school’s progressive goals and objectives, including an passionate outreach to serve the under-represented population of Bloomington and Monroe County.  In the second interview, Dennis Hodges talks with WFHB General Manager Chad Carrothers about the past, present and future of high-speed rail …

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Interchange – Prisoners’ Rights; IU’s Groups Program

Ross Martini Eiler sits down with WFHB News Director January Jones to discuss the public records request he made to the Monroe County jail about prisoner grievance forms. Eiler was a former New Leaf-New Life volunteer in the Monroe County jail and is a member of the Bloomington Christain Radical Catholic worker community..  In the second segment, Janice Wiggins and …

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Interchange – Dr. Rob Stone on Health Care; Timothy O’Donnell on the Death Penalty

Dr. Rob Stone comes into the Firehouse to discuss the national health care, the state of health-care locally, the struggle with insurance companies and why single-pay systems work.  Another Hoosier, Timothy O’Donnell, shares his views on the death penalty — including both the philosophical and theological points of opposition, the abuse of state power in criminal punishment, and the courage …

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Interchange – Pro-Life Discussion; Sustainable Farming; Quantum Consciousness

This week marks the inaugural of Interchange’s new three-part format.  In the first segment, Marian Leahy and Tom McBroom discuss their involvement in pro-life activities.  They offer their views on how pro-life policies support both female and human well-being – physically and spiritually.  In the second part, local farmer Betty Boos lays out the benefits of sustainable agriculture to Monroe …

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Interchange – Betty Cockrum of PPIN; Adam Bobeck of NO SWEAT!

In the first segment, Betty Cockrum, President of Planned Parenthood of Indiana (PPIN), discusses the current agenda of the national reproductive health rights organization, including the June 24th preliminary injunction handed down by the federal court against the state of Indiana.  Betty talks at length about PPIN’s role in the state of Indiana, and how that role has developed since …

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Interchange – Stephanie Solomon and Amanda Nickey: Fighting Hunger Locally

Interchange welcomes Stephanie Solomon and Amanda Nickey of Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard for a discussion on organic gardening, sustainability, food and social justice.  In the first part of the interview, Stephanie tells host William Morris about the function and role of gardening and nutrition in MHC.  She explains how “education” and “self-sufficiency” are at the root of MHC.  Executive Director Amanda …

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