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Interchange – The Stones of Reason: Athol Fugard’s My Children! My Africa!

Direct action and reform politics meet in Apartheid South Africa in playwright Athol Fugard’s 1989 play My Children! My Africa! Within the ruling class, apartheid violence of white South Africa sits a play with a seeming taste for moderation and order in debate, and the recognition of the political uses of speech. But the debate is not just between the …

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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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Bloomington Annexation Halted by Last-Minute Legislative Maneuver

Special interests, including the Cook Group, played a significant role in a surprise reversal of the city of Bloomington’s annexation plans. That’s according to officials at City Hall and the Statehouse today. A last-minute effort to kill the controversial annexation succeeded on Friday night, as state lawmakers approved a budget bill with language that makes it illegal for the city …

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WFHB Top Albums 4.18.17

1. Tanika Charles – Soul Run 2. Spoon – Hot Thoughts 3. Aimee Mann – Mental Illness 4. Jeb Loy Nichols – The Country Hustle 5. Opal Fly and Kapow! – Abundance 6. Thundercat – Drunk 7. Father John Misty – Pure Comedy 8. The Mavericks – Brand New Day 9. Chicano Batman – Freedom Is Free 10. Juana Molina …

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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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Activate! – Shay Upadhyay: Monroe County Youth Council

Shay Upadhyay has been volunteering at WonderLab Museum since she was in the 7th grade, and has been a dedicated volunteer ever since. In her four years at WonderLab, Shay has donated over 600 hours of her time and talent, working in development, membership, and the volunteer department, the birthday program, outreach events, summer enrichment camps, and more! In recent …

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Kite Line: April 14, 2017- Bresha Meadows, Domestic Violence, and the State

Content Warning: This episode contains strong imagery about domestic violence and other abuse. This week, we examine the intersections between domestic violence, along with other forms of gendered violence, the courts, and the prison system. To begin, we share thoughts from a collaborator about Bresha Meadows – a teenager facing murder charges after killing her abusive father – and what …

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Kite Line: April 7, 2017- How to Write to Prisoners

Our focus for this episode is writing to prisoners. After some prison-related news, we speak with Lukah Revolt, who explains how she went from writing a few political prisoners to writing more than 30 people on the inside. Lukah explains the basics of sending a letter inside, and why it is important to communicate with people who are locked up.

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Interchange – It Takes a Democrat: Selling out Solidarity

Historian and bestselling author of What’s the Matter with Kansas?, Thomas Frank, came to Bloomington on March 24th promoting his latest attempt at diagnosing our decades-long liberal malaise and ineptitude in the Democratic Party. While he was here he stopped in to chat with Interchange Assistant Producer Rob Schoon about his new book: Listen, Liberal — which asks the question, …

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Kite Line: March 31, 2017- Jailhouse Law

This episode is a conversation with Steve Garrett, who during his time in Ohio’s prison system, used the legal loopholes and statutes he learned to challenge the State on its own terms. He shares stories with us about how he used the law to his advantage.

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