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Interchange – The Troublesome Films of Charles Burnett

We’re joined by James Naremore to discuss the cinema of Charles Burnett, who’s been called the nation’s least-known great filmmaker and the country’s most important African-American director. His major works, such as Killer of Sheep, To Sleep with Anger, The Glass Shield, and Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property explore history’s effect on the structure of family. In films about working-class …

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Interchange – Demythologizing Marches and the Promise of Direct Action

We open with “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye because it is the title track from his 1971 album–one that for me expresses both the popular awareness of the catastrophic actions of Western Militarism and Capitalism–but as well seems a kind of funeral dirge on the capability of protest movements to make real difference as opposed to a cosmetic one. …

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Interchange – The Sound of Resistance: Protest or Pose

“Protest or Pose” begins a series of programs under the heading The Sound of Resistance. Joining me in the studio is Rasul Mowatt, associate professor in The School of Public Health and the American Studies Department at Indiana University. We’ll look at three songs: “Strange Fruit” sung by Billie Holiday (and recently sampled by Kanye West); “We Almost Lost Detroit” …

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Top Stories of 2016: Demands for Racial Justice

Today is number 2 on our countdown of the Top Stories of 2016. In this episode, we take a look back at how Bloomington took part in activism surrounding race and police violence. The city saw its biggest Black Lives Matter rally so far, another protest to draw attention to the suspicious death of a black IU student, and a …

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AUDIO — WFHB Community Conversation: Race and Privilege, a Backyard Perspective

(Note: the player above plays only the first third of the event. To listen to parts 2 and 3, use the links at the bottom of this post.) From Ferguson to Charlotte, a national dialogue is underway about the status of race and racism in the United States. But how are things here, in Bloomington and other communities in South …

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WFHB to Host Community Conversation: Race and Privilege–a Backyard Perspective

On Thursday, Oct. 27, WFHB’s Interchange will host a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Amrita Myers that focuses on topics prompted by the highly publicized police shootings of unarmed Black Americans in recent years and the subsequent rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. Hosted by Doug Storm, topics to be discussed include race, racism, privilege, and policing, with special emphasis …

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Anger At Police, IU, Prisons, Other Institutions Voiced at Black Lives Matter Rally

AUDIO LINK: http://wfhb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/20161011blmFEATURE.mp3 More than an hour before hundreds of people would march through downtown, and hold a more than 20-minute demonstration in the street in front of the Bloomington police station, Liz Mitchell and several others stood in a parking lot fastening pieces of paper to black and white balloons. On each of the dozens of pieces of paper was …

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Daily Local News – October 11, 2016

10/11/16 A federal judge has ruled against former city of Bloomington projects manager Justin Wykoff in a lawsuit over the terms of his restitution payments to the city; An Indiana State Police investigation into voter fraud in Indianapolis has now grown to include over half the counties in the state. The list of affected counties includes Monroe, Greene, Owen, and …

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Student Organizations Stage Demonstration to Protest Recent Violence

Students Against State Violence and the Black Student Union at Indiana University are holding a demonstration at the Sample Gates this evening beginning at 6:30pm. The event will include speakers from student organizations and Indy10 Black Lives Matter, and is intended as a protest against racialized police violence and institutional racism. The demonstrators will be marching from the Sample Gates …

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Activate! – Black Lives Matter Rally : Zoe Reed and Peyton Wombach

In this episode of Activate!, we interview a few of the organizers of the Black Lives Matter Rally that took place in Bloomington earlier in 2016. Zoe and Peyton talk about how they were influenced by BLM rallies in other cities, and how that led them to work together with other members of the community to organize the Bloomington Black …

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