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Standing Room Only: Black Don’t Crack

On Monday, February 27, the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center hosted a panel discussion entitled “Black Don’t Crack.” This panel discussed African-American healthcare in the United States. The panelists discussed trust with healthcare providers along with the history of discrimination against African-Americans in the healthcare sphere. The panelists included Rory James, who is the Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion for …

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Standing Room Only: Dr. Janet Poppendieck and the History of Food Security

On Friday, February 10th, Dr. Janet Poppendieck gave a lecture of food security at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU. Dr. Poppendieck is a sociologist and food policy author, and has written three books, entitled Sweet Charity, Breadlines Knee Deep in Wheat, and Free For All: Fixing School Food in America. Dr. Poppendieck talked about the history …

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Standing Room Only: Music, Race, Incarceration, and Survivor Testimonies from Apartheid South Africa

On February 10th, Dr. Janie Cole from the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town SACM came to Indiana University to speak about studying music in Apartheid South Africa. Dr. Cole is the founder and executive director of Music Beyond Borders, “an organization dedicated to research, cultural-heritage preservation, publications, and film documentaries in which crimes against humanity …

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Standing Room Only: Bloomington Solidarity Network and Tech Park

On Saturday, January 7, the Bloomington Solidarity Network hosted a public discussion at the Monroe County Public Library to talk about the Bloomington’s planned technology Park. The organization argues that building the park will increase costs of housing in that area. The main speaker at the event was Adam Scouten from the Bloomington Solidarity Network, and multiple community members asked …

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Standing Room Only: Big Power Shifts

On Friday, January 20th, or Inauguration Day, a panel of history professors got together to discuss big power shifts in history in relation to the inauguration of Donald Trump. The speakers talked about big power shifts in Ancient Rome, the French Revolution, Angola, and the Election of 1968. The four professors that spoke were Colin Elliot, Rebecca Spang, Marissa Moorman, …

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Standing Room Only: CrimethInc and Preparing for Trump

On Saturday, January 7th, CrimethInc met at the Monroe County Public Library to give their lecture entitled “Preparing for the Trump Era.” CrimethInc is an anarchist network that is active around the United States and other parts of the world, and two members of the group came to speak. The group discussed how Trump came into power and how to …

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Standing Room Only: Generation Speaks

On November 11th, veterans from multiple generations and wars gathered at the Bell Trace Senior Living Community to talk about war and how it has changed over time. Panelists ranged from age 35 to age 95. The veterans discussed how communication, education, and technology has changed in the military over the years. The audio in this episode is courtesy of …

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Standing Room Only: Why Vietnam Still Matters 50 Years Later

On November 5, four Vietnam Veterans sat on a panel at the Monroe County History Center and discussed their service along with why Vietnam is still important today. Local Vietnam veterans included Phil Zook, Cathy Peacock, Jim Kryway, and Jim Follette. Veteran and filmmaker Ron Osgood moderated the panel. Panelists will discuss their time abroad along with what it was …

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Standing Room Only: Food and Memory Stories

Tonight’s Standing Room Only will feature a variety of stories about Food and Memory from Rachel Bahr’s classroom at the Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship. These students wrote a short story about a recipe that is important to themselves or to their culture and recorded their anecdote for this show. The format of this program will be a little different; …

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Standing Room Only: WFHB’s Backyard Conversation on Race and Privilege

On Thursday, October 27th, WFHB’s Interchange hosted a panel discussion in the Monroe County Public Library auditorium. The panel was about race and privilege and was coined a “Backyard Conversation” in hopes to talk about the issues surrounding race, racism, privilege,  and policing, with an emphasis on the local. The panel was hosted by Interchange’s host Doug Storm. The panelists …

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