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Interchange – Michael Grady and Lori Hoevner: A Look at the Israel-Palestine Conflict, Part 2

In the second of a three-part discussion on Palestine and Israel, Bloomingtonians Michael Grady and Dr. Lori Hoevner talk about their experiences — and friendships — in Palestine.  Grady and Hoevner’s relationship with Palestine dates back to a trip to the Holy Land in 2009.  While there, they were moved by the injustices they saw towards the Palestinian people.  Since …

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Interchange – Shaul Magid: A Look at the Israel-Palestine Conflict, Part 1

Dr. Shaul Magid of the I.U. Department of Religion joins host William Morris for a discussion of both the historic and present states of the Palestine-Israel situation.  Dr. Magid first gives a historic overview of the situation, going back to occupation under the Ottoman Empire, the 1917 Balfour Declaration, and the Peale Commission of 1937.  The discussion also covers Dr. …

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Interchange – Fabio Rojas: Black Power and the Anti-war Movement

Host Dave Stewart welcomes Professor Fabio Rojas of the I.U. Department of Sociology for a wide ranging discussion on the anti-war movement, and how the Black Power movement caused Black Studies to be an field of academic study.  Beginning with a discussion on how the election of President Obama resulted in a reduction of Democrats who attend anti-war protests, we …

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Interchange – Beth Hatt: The Changing Face of Primary Education

Dr. Beth Hatt, Associate Professor of Education at University of Southern Indiana, joins host William Morris for Part 2 of a conversation on “The State of Education in Indiana”.  Dr. Hatt addresses the challenges of recent school reform in Indiana, including the statewide emergence of charter schools and vouchers.  She poses the question: “What is our goal in public education?” …

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Interchange – Barbara Cope: A Life in Education

Host William Morris welcomes long-time Indiana educator Barbara Cope in a discussion about “The State of Education in Indiana”. Ms. Cope, calling on her 50 years of experience as a public school teacher, as Vice Chancellor for Student Services at IU Northwest, and as executive director of the Gary Educational Development Foundation, reflects on school desegregation in the 1960s and …

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Interchange – Samuel Obeng: Endangered Languages

Host William Morris speaks with Samuel Obeng, professor of Linguistics and Director of African Studies at Indiana University about the extinction of languages in the world today. Samuel discusses the dynamics of how language groups become vulnerable to “majority languages”, especially in light of electronic global media that pushes a limited set of languages, specifically English. In addition to how …

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Interchange – Doug Wissing: On the Ground in Afghanistan

Host January Jones talks with independent journalist Doug Wissing. Doug recently won multiple awards from the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for his series of reports from Afghanistan. He traveled with the Indiana National Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team. Wissing has contributed to publications that include The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and Salon.com. We’ll …

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May 4, 2011: United Way of Monroe County presents Bank on Bloomington

Last week, the United Way of Monroe County launched a new initiative that will help local residents open bank accounts, even if they have had difficulty doing so in the past or are unable to have money in the account at all times. The program is called Bank on Bloomington and will serve the nearly 20% of all Hoosiers who …

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Interchange – Dwight Worker: The World on Two Wheels

Host Dave Stewart welcomes Dwight Worker, former professor of Information Sciences at IU and one of Bloomington’s most colorful residents, back to Interchange.  Since 1997, Worker has embarked on at least two lengthy bicycle tours abroad each year. He recounts his recent trips to Southeast Asia, experiencing Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Malaysia “without a filter.” Dwight Worker’s previous interviews with former …

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May 3, 2011: Supporters of Planned Parenthood Protest Funding Cuts

Yesterday, supporters of Planned Parenthood gathered outside of the Bloomington office on South College street. Armed with signs and cheers, the group is calling for Governor Mitch Daniels not to enact a law that will defund Planned Parenthood, a national low-cost women’s health care provider. In this WFHB exclusive, we hear directly from people whose lives have been positively affected …

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