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Interchange – We, the Shackled: Nancy MacLean on Democracy in Chains

For this 90-minute special, our guest is Nancy MacLean, Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University and author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. This book has the Koch cadre at the Cato Institute, the Heritage Foundation, The American Enterprise Institute, and George Mason University’s Mercatus Center up in …

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Standing Room Only: Alec Hirschauer on Stars, Galaxies and Rainbows: Exploring the Universe Through Diffracted Light

On May 23, Alec Hirschauer, a Ph.D candidate in Indiana University’s Astronomy program, met with the Science Cafe of Bloomington to talk about the ways that scientists can use diffracted light to learn about the cosmos. He discusses the way that astronomy has changed over the years, from Galileo to modern day science. Alec talks about the ways that diffracted …

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Interchange – Understanding the Role of the Local School Board

School Boards seem to have arisen alongside public schooling in general. In 1826 Massachusetts formally established the system of school committees by requiring each town to elect a separate school committee to have “the general charge and superintendence” of all the public schools of the town. Over time, this model spread to the rest of the nation, insuring that local …

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