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Kite Line- April 21, 2017: Recovery From Above, Recovery From Below- The AIR Dorm

This week, we focus on the closing of a volunteer-run dorm in the Monroe County Jail. The Addicts in Recovery, or AIR Dorm, has been a unique part of the local jail programming for several years. The AIR program provides a place for selected inmates to participate in intensive addiction recovery programs (addiction treatment, anger management, community building, meditation, parenting, …

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Kite Line: February 10, 2017- Education in Prison, Part Two

We return to the topic of education within the prison system. After some prison news, we hear a statement written by someone who taught in prisons in the Midwest. Then we return to Micol Seigel’s discussion with Jarrod Wall, who tells us about getting a degree while incarcerated, and the effects/benefits of education while incarcerated, based on his personal experience- …

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Interchange – The Capitalized Womb: The Slave-Breeding Industry in America

We begin with “My Old Kentucky Home” by 19th century songwriter Stephen Foster, performed by Paul Robeson. Sung like a love song to the state of Kentucky by the Derby crowd at Churchill Downs, its real historical meaning is bleaker. The lyrics portray heartbreak: A man, sold down the river to work at a sugar plantation in the deep south, …

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Interchange – An Extended Conversation with Nancy Isenberg: Unfounded America

Interchange offers a no-frills, 80-minute conversation with White Trash author Nancy Isenberg–just she and I talking on the telephone. In this extended episode you’ll hear Isenberg’s take on the Broadway sensation Hamilton as well as more about the necessity of education to “unfound” our national myths to create a citizen properly skeptical of political and cultural ideologies. RELATED Unfounded America: …

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Linked-In Learning: Facing a New Trend of Online Classrooms

Bloomington High School South has begun to incorporate online courses into its curriculum. Now students are able to retake classes they failed – or begin working on college courses – all online. But some say a computer screen can’t completely replace a classroom. Student journalist, Alexis Davis, reported on the story. Each Monday during June and July, the Daily Local …

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Bring It On – April 4, 2016

Clarence Boone and Cornelius Wright welcome special guest Dr. Iris Rosa, who is a professor in Indiana University Bloomington’s Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, and the Director of the African American Dance Company for over four decades. Rosa joins Bring It On to discuss the history of the African American Dance Company and their upcoming Spring Concert, …

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Standing Room Only: Pieces of the Pie: Indiana State School Funding

Former State Senator Vi Simpson is an expert in state finance, having served in the state legislature for 28 years. Tonight on Standing Room Only, we’ll hear Simpson discuss public school funding, including specific funding formulas. The lecture was given on February 3, 2016, as the first segment in a two-part series on public school funding. The series is a …

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Interchange – Marching the Alcotts: “We Really Lived Most of It”

Our guest is Pulitzer Prize winning biographer John Matteson whose The Annotated Little Women was published last month. Since its first publication in the 1860s, Little Women has been translated into more than fifty languages and inspired six films, four television shows, a Broadway musical, an opera, and a web series. Through numerous photographs taken in the Alcott family home …

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Interchange – The Next Mayor of Bloomington: An Interview with John Hamilton and John Turnbull

Welcome to Interchange at Noon, a special Mayoral Election edition. Today we’ve got our two mayoral candidates in the studio with us; Republican candidate John Turnbull and Democratic candidate John Hamilton. Let me set the tone in a way that I think is necessary. Which is to say that I think we are past the point of acting as if …

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Interchange – Keeping a Hand in Mind: Reading and Writing in a Digital World

Should we try to understand reading and writing as primary ways of making a particular kind of human; a way we embody consciousness. Are you “formed” in the forming act? For example, with your hands you made letters and words–you write (not type) a self–you are embodied in the language you craft. Memory lives in the act. Without the act …

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