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Interchange – Dr. Lida Anestidou: Animal Research Ethics

Host Colin Allen interviews Lida Anestidou, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, who is a program officer at the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Anestidou discusses her background in veterinary medicine, including initial training in Greece and the Netherlands, and then her move into a research position in the United …

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Interchange – James and Valerie Gray: Documenting Mission Work around the World

Host Deb Kent talks with documentary filmmakers James and Valerie Gray of MissionFoto, a non-profit photography and documentary company that chronicles mission work in countries around the world, including Guatamala, Honduras, Haiti and the Ukraine. James Gray once found himself in Haiti helping to build a clinic and, unexpectedly, assembling eyeglasses too. When he witnessed the reaction of an old …

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Interchange – Charles Sitzes: Indiana Atheist Bus Campaign

Lisa Morrison interviews Charlie Sitzes of the Indiana Atheist Bus Campaign.  The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is representing the bus campaign in a lawsuit against Bloomington Transit for its refusal to run ads saying “You Can Be Good Without God” on the sides of Bloomington buses.  Sitzes shares his view on “God vs. Science”, as well as the status of the campaign which …

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Interchange – Rob Larson: Making Sense of the Economy

A fascinating discussion of economics and politics with Ivy Tech Economics Professor Rob Larson.  From the initial question of “should the United States have bailed out AIG” the discussion is on the ramifications of economic policy on our lives. Microeconomics is discussed, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that basically allows “price-fixing’, to globalization and its effects both here in the …

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Interchange – Mike Ferner: Veterans for Peace

Host Dave Stewart interviews Mike Ferner, president of Veterans for Peace. Mike Ferner discusses his experience as a Navy Corpsman in a hospital during Vietnam, and how that experience of seeing the human cost of war caused him to become a conscientious objector upon his discharge from the Navy. Mike Ferner has a website, www.mikeferner.org, and posts regular stories and political …

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Interchange – Scott Russell Sanders: A Conversation about Conservation

Host Tom Healy welcomes author and educator Scott Russell Sanders to the studio to discuss his newest book, A Conservationist Manifesto. Sanders is renowned for his evocative style and his love of his adopted home, Indiana. After 38 years in Bloomington, he says he feels native to South Central Indiana and has spent the better part of three decades learning …

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Interchange – Bill Stanczykiewicz: Safeguarding Indiana’s Youth

President and CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute Bill Stanczykiewicz explains how a sports announcer ended up tackling the problems facing Indiana’s young people. In a conversation with WFHB’s Will Murphy, Stanczykiewicz outlines the major threats to the well-being of Indiana’s children and what we can do to help them succeed.

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Interchange – Scott Miller: Ending Poverty

Host Robert Shull interviews Scott Miller, author of “Until It’s Gone: Ending Poverty in Our Nation, in Our Time” and the founder of the Circles National Campaign.  Miller describes the key elements of the Circles program and explains why it has been so successful in reducing poverty where so many welfare programs have failed.  He tells how the Circles campaign developed and who …

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Interchange – Mark Deuze: Living with Media

Host Deb Kent talks with Mark Deuze, Indiana University telecommunications Professor and author of “Media Work.” Deuze explores the brave and sometimes bizarre new world of modern media where all the world’s a stage and each of us an actor, autobiographer, and avatar. Deuze talks about the way media has transformed concepts of identity, community and privacy. He also explores …

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Interchange – Juana Orellan Watson: Indiana Latinos

Host Lisa Morrison interviews Juana Orellan Watson, Senior Advisor for Latino Affairs to Governor Mitch Daniels. Born and raised in a small village in central Mexico, Juana relocated to Indiana in 1978 with limited education and limited English fluency. Determined to fully adapt into her new environment, she worked diligently to develop her English and eventually earned a doctorate degree …

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