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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Caty Pilachowski

Caty Pilachowski is one of Indiana University’s top astronomers. She holds the Kirkwood Chair at IU, was a staff member at the National Optical Astronomy Observatories, and is a past president of the American Astronomical Society. She and the rest of the astronomy department are gearing up for the Great American Total Eclipse that will sweep across the nation in …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Liz Watson

With the 2018 mid-term election 15 months away, five hopefuls already have declared their candidacy for Indiana’s Ninth District seat in Congress. Four of those candidates are Democrats, hoping to wrest the seat from first-term Republican Trey Hollingsworth. The four will jostle for the Democratic nomination during the May Primary, before going on to face the incumbent Republican in November. …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Spyridon Stratigos

A man of more hats than a magician, Spyridon Stratigos, better known around town as Strats, was in on the predecessors of Bloomington’s famed vegetarian mecca, the Tao back in the late Sixties and early Seventies. He tells how he and the Uptown Cafe’s Michael Cassady created what is now one of Bloomington’s signature breakfast dishes on today’s edition of …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: One Year Anniversary

WFHB News Director Joe Crawford took a chance on Big Talk three years ago. The idea for a weekly regular feature on the Daily Local News spotlighting compelling people from in and around Bloomington might have been intriguing but carrying it out would be a challenge. After some fits and starts, Big Talk became a Thursday fixture on the DLN …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Dan Canon

The son of a single mother, he dropped out of high school and played in a rock ’n roll band for ten years. Then he got serious about life and put himself through college and law school. In 2015 he argued before the United States Supreme Court for marriage equality and won the landmark case. Now, Dan Canon is running …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Peggy

We call them the homeless, as if they’re all alike and their entire lives can be reduced to a single descriptive word. Thousands, hundreds of thousands, up to half a million people in America may not know precisely where they’re going to sleep tonight or where their next meal will come from. A woman named Peggy is one such person. …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Phil Ford

Phil Ford is the author of “Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture.” He takes the reader on a tour of the cutting edge world of jazz musicians, Beat writers, and style arbiters who make up what is hip. Ford is a professor of musicology at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. His interests range far beyond the narrow …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Shelly Westerhausen

Like countless people before her, Shelly Westerhausen came to Bloomington to study at Indiana University and wound up staying here. A vegetarian since she was a young girl, Shelly grew up in a town that didn’t even have a vegetarian restaurant. She was drawn to Bloomington by our town’s diverse and varied eateries. She has blogged about cooking for years …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Pete Buttigieg

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has gained national attention for reviving his once-dying city and for his spirited run for Democratic National Committee chair this past winter. Major publications and television news programs have speculated on his chances to become a valid candidate for his party’s nomination for president in 2020. In the midst of a cross state tour this …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Emma Johnson

Prisons are a big business in America today. A number of recent books have addressed the burgeoning inmate population as well as the growing profits to be had in what many are calling the “prison industrial complex.” A group of activists in Bloomington hopes to remind us that prison inmates still are human beings and they’ve created the radio program …

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