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Interchange – Pete Seeger: Plain and Complicated

Today on Independence Day, your independent, community radio station in Bloomington, Indiana presents “Pete Seeger: Plain and Complicated.” It’s hard to know where to begin but let’s start with one of the most popular songs of the mid-20th century, The Weavers rendition of “Goodnight Irene” by Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Leadbelly. This is a song which seems a kind …

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Hola Bloomington – June 30, 2017

Locutoras Maria Auxi, Minerva Sosa y Melanie Oben Hablan de los eventos para el verano para las familias de Bloomington y otros condados. Hosts Maria Auxi, Minerva Sosa and Melanie Oben talks about events in Bloomington for the families in Bloomington and surrounding counties.

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Eco Report – June 29, 2017

Eco Report is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we live. Each program features timely …

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Eco Feature: Indiana’s Response to Climate Change, Pt. 2

In today’s Eco Report feature, we hear the second part of correspondent Norm Holy’s conversation with Indiana University professor and acclaimed scientist Ellen Ketterson, who is part of a team of faculty working to develop plans for responding to climate change in Indiana. Last month, IU announced it would invest 55 million dollars in the project as part of the …

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bloomingOUT – J Patrick Redmond and Patricia Smith – June 29, 2017

Join our hosts Jeff Poling and Colin Shassberger as they chat with guests J Patrick Redmond, author of Some Go Hungry, and Patricia Smith, author of The Year of Needy Girls. The four discuss being LGBT+ in the 80s and 90s, and the importance of reaching out to younger generations. Musical selections include “Little of Your Love” by HAIM, “Ominion” …

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Standing Room Only: The State of the American Labor Movement

From May 31 to June 3, the Working Class Studies Association held their annual conference at Indiana University. Each day, there were several rounds of panels and speakers. On June 3, the closing plenary speaker Kim Moody spoke to the present and possible futures of labor movement in the U.S. He touched on many sides of the issue, including surveillance, …

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Bring It On! – June 26, 2017

PART ONE Hosts William Hosea and Cornelius Wright lead a round table about the acquittal of Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez, plagiarism allegations against Sheriff David Clarke, the Bill Cosby mistrial, and the appointment of President Trump’s wedding planner to head up a Housing and Urban Development branch. Guests are Justin Crossley and Eric Love. PART TWO Headline news of …

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Interchange – The Strange Life of Work: Kathi Weeks

Our program today is about the problem of work. In “Life Without Principle” Henry David Thoreau, our great American guide to “getting a life,” wrote of Those slight labors which afford me a livelihood…are as yet commonly a pleasure to me, and I am not often reminded that they are a necessity. So far I am successful. But I foresee …

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Hola Bloomigton June 23, 2017

Locutora Luz Lopez y Melanie Oben entrevistan al Pastor Erick Gutierrez de la Iglesia Hispana Sherwood Oaks Hosts Luz Lopez and Melanie Oben interviews Pastor Erick Gutierres from the Sherwood Oaks Church

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bloomingOUT – From the Archives: J Patrick Redmond – June 22, 2017

The bloomingOUT crew takes a week break from the live program, but hopes you enjoy this re-airing of an interview with Vincennes, IN native and author of Some Go Hungry, Patrick Redmond. Patrick Redmond will be returning to BloomingOUT next week to talk about his latest work. This episode also features music from this week’s featured artist, Ryan Dolan and …

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