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Interchange – Making Love to Siri: The Seductiveness of Robots


Tonight’s show “Making Love to Siri,” seeks to understand what is seductive to us about robots. Which question should we ask: Can we make love to Siri?, or, Can Siri make love to us? Guests Colin Allen is the Director of the Cognitive Science Program, Provost Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, and Associate Editor of …

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Ins and Outs of Money – Patch Those Holes—In Your Pants & Your Budget

Clothing—it’s a necessary expense, and it can be a big one. Jeanne Leimkuhler, co-founder of Discardia, reminds us that repairing and re-purposing our clothes saves money, encourages creativity, and promotes environmental sustainability.

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Daily Local News – March 24, 2015

A new report out of Ball State University finds that bills aimed at curbing meth use might be more expensive for Indiana in the long run; The opinions of local residents seem to reflect the views of their representative in the state senate;The First Lady of Indiana, Karen Pence, has awarded a grant of between $500 and $1,000 to The …

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Senator Dan Coats Says No to Re-Election in 2016

Today, Dan Coats, senior Senator from Indiana, announced that he will not be running for re-election next year. According to Brian Howey of Howey Politics Indiana, he has maintained that position as the congressional GOP as a whole has moved to the right. Correspondent David Murphy spoke to Mister Howey today about Coats’ politics and the implications of his decision …

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Bring It On! – March 23, 2015

Liz Mitchell and Jacinda Townsend welcome Dr. Amrita Myers. PART ONE On tonight’s show, Liz and Jacinda welcome Dr. Amrita Myers, IU associate professor of History and Gender Studies. She join us, in studio, to provide an overview of the event she is co-organizing titled “It’s Not So Black and White: Talking Race, From Ferguson to Bloomington.” PART TWO Headline …

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Activate! – MCCSC Adult Education: Blue Butterfly Woman

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Blue Butterfly Woman on how working with students at Broadview Learning Center in the MCCSC Adult Education Program enriches her life and proves the lessons of her childhood hold true even in retirement. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS MCCSC Adult Education Broadview Learning Center RSVP Tutoring in the Schools ESL Tutors VITAL Volunteers

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Local Organizations Collecting Camping Gear for Homeless Residents

Local organizations have begun collecting camping gear for homeless residents who will soon be without access to a low-barrier shelter. Next Wednesday, the Interfaith Winter Shelter will officially cease its operations for the season. Each year after the shelter closes, dozens of homeless residents are left to sleep outdoors, typically in camps that are technically illegal. Forrest Gilmore, the executive …

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Indiana House of Representatives Approves Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Freedom Indiana delivered thousands of letters opposing Senate Bill 101 just hours before the House of Representatives voted to pass the bill. Photo courtesy of Freedom Indiana.

Shortly before we went to air today, the Indiana House of Representatives approved a bill that could protect businesses that discriminate against LGBT residents. The bill is known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. It would prohibit governments from “substantially burdening a person’s exercise of religion.” Some proponents of the bill have said they hope it will protect businesses, churches …

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Daily Local News – March 23, 2015

Local organizations have begun collecting camping gear for homeless residents who will soon be without access to a low-barrier shelter; A former employee at the city of Bloomington is waiting on a federal court to decide his fate after pleading guilty to 11 counts of wire fraud; In a separate case of alleged embezzlement at the city of Bloomington, a …

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Books Unbound – “Lost Borders” by Mary Hunter Austin, Part 2

In the interconnected story cycle of “Lost Borders,” Mary Hunter Austin challenges the masculine myths of the American West through the perspective of a feminist and conservationist. Austin was an ailing transplant from the Midwest who began to thrive personally and artistically in the desert landscape among the spiritual and expressive traditions of Native peoples. Although she published thirty-one books, …

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