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Interchange – Bill Williams – Monroe County Highway Department

Host John Brunicon interviews Bill Williams, Director of Engineering for the Monroe County Highway Department. Topics include the local impact of the I-69 project and other funded and unfunded projects, pollution caused by ice melting ingredients, costs of asphalt verses concrete, Curry Pike then and now, and increasing the gas tax as an alternative source of funding to leasing public …

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Interchange – Helen Monica Vasquez

Host Andy Mahler speaks with long-time Orange County resident and Texas native Helen Monica Vasquez about her activism on behalf of immigrants. Helen, a retired civil servant, has been a volunteer with the Guadalupe Center in Dubois County which provides services to the area’s Hispanic community which has more than doubled in the last decade. The conversation touches on the …

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Interchange – Betty Cockrum – Planned Parenthood of Indiana

Host Sarah Eckard gets up close and personal with Betty Cockrum, CEO Planned Parenthood of Indiana. Cockrum talks about her fight to stop Attorney General Steve Carter from seizing medical records in a battle over patient confidentiality and recalls the little-publicized story of how a state bill introduced last year sought to criminalize abortion in Indiana. She also expresses frustration …

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Interchange – Herb Kilmer – Monroe County Commissioner

Host John Brunicon talks with Monroe County Commissioner Herb Kilmer, who is running for Judge Circuit Court 5. Topics include taxes, I-69, funding mandates, septic issues, the jail system and law enforcement, Herb’s involvement with the Monroe County School Board, and the ways Bloomington has changed (and remained the same) over the last forty years.

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Interchange – Gretchen Clearwater

Host Lisa Morrison spends an hour with Bloomington resident Gretchen Clearwater, a candidate for Congress vying for the Democratic nomination in the upcoming primary for a chance to unseat ninth district Republican incumbent Mike Sodrel. Learn about Clearwater’s positions on the war in Iraq, education, health care, and employment as she details her travels and conversations with area citizens. You’ll …

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Interchange – Dr. Jerry Jesseph

Host Andy Mahler interviews Bloomington surgeon and IU professor Dr. Jerry Jesseph about patient care and the practice of peace of mind. Jesseph explores the divergent paths of western science and eastern mystical traditions, the nature of disease, the physiology of the mind, particle physics, the inspiration of Buckminster Fuller, and the joys of his newly-found grandparenthood. Dr. Jesseph is …

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Interchange – “The People of WFHB News”

“The People of WFHB News” – In this special celebration of volunteer spirit news director Chad Carrothers spends and hour with nearly a dozen of the movers and shakers in local community newsradio to find out what makes them tick. In segment one you’ll hear familiar voices like senior correspondent Cynthia Roberts-Hall and lead reporter Sarah Eckard talk about the …

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Interchange – Barbra Lantz – “The Return of Chief Joseph”

Host Lisa Morrison talks with local writer and musician Barbra Lantz about her newly published book, “The Return of Chief Joseph”, and her workshop series at the Bloomington Womens’ Writing Center. Joseph was chief of the Wallowa band of Nez Perce Indians during General Oliver O. Howard’s attempt to forcibly remove his band and the other “non-treaty” Indians to a …

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Interchange – Susan Clearwater – Green Turtle Botanical Sanctuary

Host Lisa Morrison interviews local Holistic Nurse Practitioner, Susan Clearwater. Her 50-acre Green Turtle Botanical Sanctuary in Martinsville is blessed with some of the best soil in the county and an abundance of native medicinal plants. Clearwater combines her nursing education with holistic and traditional herbal medical perspectives to offer a comprehensive blend of healing therapies. She also offers nutritional …

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Interchange – John Smith – Bikesmiths

Host Andy Mahler interviews Bloomington activist John Smith, owner of Bikesmiths and organizer of Count US!, about bicycles, circuses, highways, and Major Moves. John Smith is an accomplished photographer, award-winning automobile mechanic, world traveller, and former candidate for US Congress. He became an activist when he discovered that his home was directly in the path of one of the proposed …

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