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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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Interchange – Faiz Rahman: Bloomington Islamic Center

Host Dave Stewart interviews Faiz Rahman, president of the Executive Council of the Bloomington Islamic Center and Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Indiana University.  Our conversation touches on the basic tenets of Islam and then presents some tough questions about how Islam is perceived in current events.  The Bloomington Mosque has undergone some recent renovations and has …

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Interchange – Robert Arnove: Master Teachers and Peak Performers

Host Debra Kent interviews Robert Arnove, Professor Emeritus in the IU School of Education, about his new book, “Master Teachers and Peak Performers”. Bob shares many colorful stories about a wide range of stellar teachers and students in such diverse areas as swimming and diving, chess, dance, opera, jazz and classical music–even in the culinary world. He reveals their individual …

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Interchange – Vickie Provine: Housing and Neighborhood Development

Host Michael Simmons interviews Vickie Provine, Program Manager in Bloomington’s Housing and Neighborhood Development Department (HAND).  Vickie provides information on a number of programs facilitated by her department, including Citizen’s Academy, the Blooming Neighborhood Awards, grant programs available for neighborhood improvement, and neighborhood organizational support.  Although Vickie wears many hats, she is able to change them effortlessly in order to …

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Interchange – Kadhim Shaaban: An Iraqi in Bloomington

Host Dave Stewart welcomes Kadhim Shaaban, who has lived in Bloomington for many years after growing up and teaching in Iraq. Shaaban offers listeners a unique two-world perspective of what Iraq was like years ago, what Iraq was like during the UN Embargo, and what Iraq is like now. Shaaban is also the person who inspired the story, “Santa Claus …

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Interchange – Philip Wagner: Rhythm of Hope

Host Jeffrey Miller interviews Phillip Wagner, storyteller and founder of Rhythm of Hope. Rhythm of Hope is a non-governmental organization that uses constructive social facilitation to create meaningful connections among non-profit agencies in Brazil and funders worldwide. Miller and Wagner discuss the evolution of Wagner’s life and work leading to the founding of the organization, its use of constructive social …

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