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Standing Room Only – Slices of Life: ASE Students Share Their Stories, Part 2

In December of 2015, 49 students from the Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship participated in a storytelling event in the style of The Moth storytelling events, sharing true, personal stories crafted under the guidance of English teacher Rachel Bahr and social studies teacher Pam Gunkel as part of an American Studies class. Tonight, we feature a selection of those stories …

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Standing Room Only – Slices of Life: ASE Students Share Their Stories, Part 1

In December of 2015, 49 students from the Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship participated in a storytelling event in the style of The Moth storytelling events, sharing true, personal stories crafted under the guidance of English teacher Rachel Bahr and Social Studies teacher Pam Gunkel as part of an American Studies class. Tonight, we hear a selection of those stories …

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Standing Room Only: The Not-So-Private Lives of Hoosiers

On December 2, 2015, the ACLU of Indiana hosted a panel discussion on the intersection of digital security, government surveillance and privacy rights titled “The Not-So-Private Lives of Hoosiers: How Technology Is Threatening Our Privacy.” The four-person panel consisted of Indiana University faculty member Christine Von Der Haar, who has experienced governmental surveillance first-hand, Fred Cate, Vice President for Research …

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Standing Room Only – Political Economist Gar Alperovitz

On December 4, 2015, political economist, activist and author Gar Alperovitz discussed redesigning our economic future as part of Indiana University’s Fall 2015 Themester programming. Alperovitz challenged his listeners to consider ways in which communities might help to transform the current system of wealth and political power to benefit more of society than just an elite few. The event begins …

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Standing Room Only: Remembering Osage Ballerinas Marjorie and Maria Tallchief

On November 5, 2015, Violette Verdy, distinguished professor at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and Russell Tallchief, nephew of Native American ballerinas Marjorie and Maria Tallchief, presented a slideshow and discussion remembering the ballerinas as part of Native American Heritage Month events at IU. Born in Oklahoma, each Tallchief sister achieved prominence in the competitive world of ballet. …

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Standing Room Only: Songs of John Handcox, African American Composer and Labor Organizer

On November 11, 2015, Professor Michael Honey of the University of Washington-Tacoma shared stories and music from the life of John Handcox, a 20th Century African American composer, poet, and labor organizer for the Southern Tenant Farmers Union. Professor Honey’s most recent book “Sharecropper’s Troubadour” is an oral history of Handcox. In this segment of Standing Room Only, we’ll hear …

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Standing Room Only: A Discussion of Labor and Civil Rights

“Labor and Civil Rights” was the theme of a discussion on November 4, 2015, with the Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP and founder of the Moral Mondays movement, and Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO. The discussion was part of Indiana University’s College of Arts and Sciences Fall 2015 Themester programming. Now in it’s seventh year, …

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Standing Room Only – From Bench to Bedside: Developing Modern Pharmaceuticals

On September 22, 2015, Science Café Bloomington hosted a discussion on the development of modern pharmaceuticals with Dr. Alex Straiker, a neuropharmacologist with Indiana University’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Dr. Straiker discussed some of the issues involved with drug research and development in the United States.

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Standing Room Only – The Candidates’ Forum

On September 29, 2015, the League of Women Voters of Bloomington and Monroe County hosted two candidate forums, the first with mayoral candidates John Hamilton and John Turnbull, the second with City Council At Large candidates Tim Mayer, Jennifer Mickel, Andy Ruff, Susan Sandberg and Scott Tibbs. Audience questions formed the basis of the discussion, facilitated by a panel composed …

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Standing Room Only – Storyzilla Story Show

Storyzilla Story Show is a monthly variety show offering people the opportunity to tell their stories, often in a humorous way. Hosted by local storyteller Nell Weatherwax, participants receive advanced coaching in telling their true, personal stories on a given topic. Tonight on Standing Room Only, we’ll hear tales on the theme “Get Schooled,” the title of the September Storyzilla …

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