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Interchange – The Beauty of the Brain; Fun and Games

Dr. Jill Bolte-Taylor returns to Interchange to share her amazing life experience — and the profound insights and encouragement she has learned along her path.  Also, Nathan Mishler of Studio Cypher offers a look into “interactive games” and the meaning of “fun”.

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Interchange – Walking 5000 Miles for a Good Cause; Snuffing Out Nicotine Addiction

Two Bloomingtonians, Winston Fiore and Jon Macy, come into the studio for discussions about Winston’s 5,000 mile trek across southeast Asia and Jon’s work against tobacco addictions, respectively.  In the first part, Interchange reporter William Morris sat down with Fiore to talk about his upcoming year-long journey to raise funds and awareness about Cleft’s Disease.  Winston shares what inspires his …

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Interchange – Biking in Bloomington; Working Pro Bono

Interchange reporter Ryan Dawes speaks with Bloomington City Council member Andy Ruff about Bloomington’s emergence as a model for bicycling communities across Indiana and the Midwest.  Ruff discusses how the community’s common sense and environmental sensibilities have expanded both the number of bike routes and the number of bicyclists criss-crossing Bloomington.  In the second segment, guests Diane Walker, Adrian Polit, …

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Interchange – Challenging the 9/11 Commission Report

Paul Smith, an electronics engineer with Indiana University and member of the 9/11 Working Group of Bloomington, does not believe everything the government tells him, especially regarding the official story behind the 9/11 disasters.  As a scientist, he approaches a problem, forms a hypothesis, gathers evidence, adjusts his hypothesis and forms a conclusion.  What he and thousands like him have …

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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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