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Interchange – Big Data Is Watching You

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This week on Interchange host Doug Storm presents “Big Data Is Watching You,” a conversation with Colin Allen, Director of the Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University.  Allen is a philosopher of biology and cognitive science and he’s joined us once before on Interchange to talk about the possibilities of machine morality and perhaps rather the necessity of building morality into source codes.  If nothing else, this week’s program should make that at least clear, and clearly an imperative.  Of course we’re stuck with the question, who will craft this ethical code?

We also present here for podcast the unedited conversation which covers more ground and even attempts to explicate Yeats’s “Second Coming” (1919) as an ode to the coming of the Mind of Big Data.

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

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Best of 2013 #7- Indiana stays HIP: the ACA & the Twenty-Nine Hour Work Week

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A source of national controversy and the impetus behind the October shutdown of the federal government, the ACA produced two big issues in Indiana. The creation of the 29-hour work week allowed employers to avoid providing health care benefits to part-time workers, and Indiana lawmakers refused to create an Indiana insurance exchange, rejected Federal Medicaid expansion monies, and chose to seek approval for the revamped Healthy Indiana Plan system as an alternative. As 2013 started, businesses, schools, and local governments began looking at ways to implement the requirements of the ACA, slated to go into effect at the beginning of 2014. As early as January, administrators were looking at ways to cut employee hours in order to avoid providing health insurance. Without employer coverage, many of these workers turned to the state, where Mike Pence’s refusal to create a state insurance exchange or to take part in ACA Medicaid expansion is expected to leave at least 400,000 people in poverty without the ability to get insurance even under an expanded Healthy Indiana Plan.

Best of 2013 #8 – A Year of Government Dysfunction: The Sequester and the Shutdown

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One of the biggest national stories in 2013 was the continuing inability for the Federal Government to govern in a bi-partisan manner or in fact to govern at all. Beginning with the automatic cuts commonly referred to as the sequester in March as a result of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and reaching a breaking point with the October government shut down, political infighting, intransigence, and incompetence set the tone for 2013 and affected everyone from the inner circle in DC to the residents here in Monroe County.

CREDITS
The best of 2013 is a production of the WFHB news department.
Today’s episode was produced by Jennifer Whitaker. Correspondents David Murphy, Casey Kuhn, Producers Carolyn VandeWiele and Ilze Ackerbergs and WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford contributed to today’s reports.
Our theme music is provided by Legs
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh

bloomingOUT – December 19, 2013

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Bloomington Pride Film Festival Co-Directors Abby Henkel and Sarah Perfetti provide information about this year’s event scheduled for 23-25 January 2014 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre. IU School of Public Health Professor Debra Herbenick and Michael discuss LGBTQIA issues related to family and personal interactions during the holidays on a new edition of Sexual Health Matters. Featured artist is singer/songwriter Bobby Blue. Musical selections are “Blue Island” and gay wedding song “He Loves Me.”

www.bloomingtonpride.org
www.info.publichealth.indiana.edu/faculty
www.bobbyblue.com

Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Associate Producers Sarah Hetrick & Nick Tumino
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson
Announcer Sarah Hetrick

Local Live – Skeleton Men

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Skeleton Men: Alex Hamel (bass), Michael Morgan (guitar), Danny McKinley (drums)

Bold, dark, instrumental, and surf-rock are words that come mind with Bloomington trio Skeleton Men

1. Witches March
2. Next Victim
3. Summer City
4. Dean Man Waltz
5. Tsunami
6. Unrestricted Submarine Warfare

Interchange – The Wages of Labor: Bloomington’s Industrial Past

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This week on Interchange, host Trish Kerle speaks with Carrol Krause, author of Showers Brothers Furniture Co: The Shared Fortunes of a Family, a City, and a University and Joe Varga, Assistant Professor of Labor Studies at Indiana University and a labor and social justice activist.

Since the 1870s, Bloomington has been shaped by the ebb and flow of industrialization – and de-industrialization, beginning with the Showers Brothers Furniture Company, followed by the RCA radio and television factory, right up to today with what appears to be – the fading presence of General Electric. Krause and Varga talk about the history of those companies, their impact on the city, and the rise of organized labor in Bloomington.

“No Justice For Ian Stark”: Rally Decries Lack of Shelter

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Last week, a man named Ian Stark was found dead at the Colonial Crest Apartment complex on the north side of Bloomington. Stark was reportedly homeless and police say he might have died from exposure to the cold weather. In response, a group gathered Friday night on the Courthouse Square to bring attention to Stark’s death and to the continuing issues with lack of shelter in Bloomington. Assistant News Director Joe Crawford has that story for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

Bloomington’s Baha’i Community

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This fall, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, issued another fatwa, or religious edict, against the Baha’i community. The Baha’is are the largest non-Muslim religious minority in Iran. Indiana University graduate student Sudeshna Chowdhury spoke to Baha’is in Bloomington, to learn about the local Baha’i community and hear its reactions to the persecution, for today’s WFHB feature courtesy of American Student Radio.

Krista Detor & Friends – WFHB Local Live Remote Broadcast Part 2

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On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, WFHB’s Local Live crew headed to Airtime Studio for a remote broadcast with Krista Detor and her many musical friends – Tim Grimm, David Weber, Amanda Biggs, Steve Mascari, Jim Krause, Anne Hurley, Janiece Jaffe and Justin Teague. Celebrating new albums, along with some holiday cheer.
SETLIST Part 2
Krista Detor – “Sheriff Santa”
Janiece Jaffe – Santa Baby
Tim Grimm – “Merry Christmas from the Family”
Krista Detor – “Must Be Christmas Morning”
Jim Krause & Anne Hurley
Amanda Biggs & Krista Detor – “More Than I Dare Say”
Krista Detor – “Better Than This”
Tim Grimm – “The Longest Night”
Krista Detor – “Castle In Wales”
Justin Teague – “The Christmas Song”
Krista Detor – “Christmas in London”

Krista Detor & Friends – WFHB Local Live Remote Broadcast Part 1

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On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, WFHB’s Local Live crew headed to Airtime Studio for a remote broadcast with Krista Detor and her many musical friends – Tim Grimm, David Weber, Amanda Biggs, Steve Mascari, Jim Krause, Anne Hurley, Janiece Jaffe and Justin Teague. Celebrating new albums, along with some holiday cheer.
SETLIST PART 1
Krista Detor – “Red Velvet Box
Tim Grimm – “King of the Folksingers”
Jim Krause & Anne Hurley – “Gabriola”
Krista Detor – “Blowing Kisses”
Amanda Biggs & Justin Teague – “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
Krista Detor – “Steal Me a Car”
Krista Detor – “Belle of the Ball”
Jim Krause & Anne Hurley – “Persephonie”
Krista Detor – “Flat Earth Diary”

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