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From the Vault: Louis Agassiz with Christoph Irmscher

Interchange took a break this week. As a substitute, here’s a conversation with Christoph Irmscher about Louis Agassiz for your edification and your listening pleasure. This first aired on June 8, 2013 as part of the summer series The Custom House. Louis Agassiz, born in 1807 in Fribourg, Switzerland, came to the US in 1846 and very quickly became one …

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Activate! – Global Gifts, Habitat for Humanity, WonderLab: Joy Bhattacharya

Rebroadcast date: 12/04/2017 Original air date: 6/19/2017 Joy Bhattacharya, a dedicated local, high-school age volunteer, was awarded the Youth Volunteer Award at the Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence on Nov. 9th, 2017 in Indianapolis. The awards, presented by Serve Indiana, are Indiana’s most prestigious annual awards celebrating the accomplishments of dedicated volunteers and service members. Joy Bhattacharya is a volunteer …

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Kite Line- November 24, 2017: Transitions to the Outside

In this episode we give follow-up information about the hunger strike at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility. Then, we finish a conversation with Salomon X, a former prisoner in southern Illinois. Two weeks ago, he shared stories of different issues he faced in a variety of facilities. Now, he continues talking about his experiences behind the walls, and about his …

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WFHB December Dine and Donate at Lennie’s

WFHB has partnered with Lennie’s to bring you the opportunity to both eat a great meal and support WFHB through the Lennie’s Dine and Donate Program. Each Tuesday in December after 4 PM when you dine at Lennie’s, they will donate 20% of your bill to WFHB. Just print out the certificate or present it to your server via your …

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Interchange – Censorship and Sensibility: Story and First Person Provocation

“Censorship and Sensibility” features local author and film scholar Joan Hawkins in conversation with writer Laurie Stone. Stone was in town to read from her latest book as part of the Player’s Pub Spoken Word series organized by the Writers Guild at Bloomington. A longtime writer for the Village Voice, theater critic for The Nation and critic-at-large on Fresh Air, …

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Activate! – Center for Women’s Ministries: Reova Meredith

Rebroadcast date: 11/27/2017 Original air date: 5/8/2017 Reova Meredith, volunteer founder of the Center for Women’s Ministries, was awarded the Faith-Based Volunteer Award at the Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence on Nov. 9th, 2017 in Indianapolis. The awards, presented by Serve Indiana, are Indiana’s most prestigious annual awards celebrating the accomplishments of dedicated volunteers and service members. Reova Meredith began …

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Kite Line- November 17, 2016: Two Weeks Into the Hunger Strike at Wabash Valley

In Wabash Valley, Shaka Shakur is maintaining his hunger strike, demanding an end to guard abuses and the isolation of active prisoners in camera cells. We spoke with his wife, Akili Shakur, who provided context for the struggle undertaken by Shaka and other prisoners, along with background on his imprisonment and the role of guards in targeting prisoners and stoking …

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Activate! – Banneker Community Center: Jennifer Perry

Rebroadcast Date: 11/20/2017 Original Air Date: 03/22/2017 Jennifer Perry has served as a volunteer librarian and program assistant at the Banneker Community Center since June 2014. Her involvement has stretched over 13 programs, always committed to early childhood programming there. Her focus has been to create an inclusive environment in which participants feel they can have positive interactions within their …

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Interchange – Matilda and the Wobblies

From the Ukrainian Pale to Bridgeport, Connecticut. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Radicalized by deplorable labor conditions for immigrants in America, Matilda Rabinowitz became one of the only women to organize for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Rabinowitz immigrated to the United States from Ukraine at the age of thirteen. …

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Kite Line- November 10, 2017: 23 Hours In & One Hour Out- The View From Menard

This week, we share the words and experiences of Salomon X, a former prisoner in Illinois. In the first of two episodes with Salomon, he describes poor conditions and exploitation in the Menard prison, site of many recent struggles, and compares it with other facilities. Many of his memories will be recognizable to Hoosiers; elsewhere, he has spoken of prisoners …

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