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Interchange – Impulse Under the Influence: Campus Rape Culture


“Impulse Under the Influence” examines campus rape culture and how easy access to alcohol exacerbates the incidence of sexual abuse.


Jen Maher, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Gender Studies, Maher’s area of expertise covers gender and popular culture; second and third wave feminism; gender and modern memoir, feminist history/theory, and the politics of reproduction.

Rasul Mowatt, an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health. His main research areas of interest are leisure behavior, social justice, cultural studies, and critical pedagogy.

Justin Garcia, Director of Education & Research Training at The Kinsey Institute and Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender Studies.


Host and Producer, Doug Storm
Board Engineer, Jonathan Richardson
Social Media Coordinator, Carissa Barrett
Executive Producer, Alycin Bektesh.

Local Live – Tyler Damon

Solo percussion artist Tyler Damon joins our Local Live series to create a spectacular aural narrative for our airwaves.
TYLER DAMON (b. 1987, Cincinnati, OH USA) is a Bloomington, IN-based artist whose work aims to reveal obscured and untold narratives via drums/percussion & free improvisation in solo and collaborative endeavors.

He is currently involved in duo exhibitions with bassists Keith Jost (Bloomington) and Darin Gray (St. Louis/Edwardsville, IL), as well as work with Rachel Maudlin (as Heavy With Puppy) and Nathan Warrick & John Dawson (as Canned Hamms Blues Band). Most likely recognized for his work with minimal-rockist outfit Open Sex, other collaborators have included reedist Mars Williams (Psychedelic Furs, NRG Ensemble), Little Howlin’ Wolf, Chris Trull (Grand Ulena, Yowie), Kevin Harris, Mark Hosler (Negativland), Matt Shuff, Haley Fohr (Circuit des Yeux), Sir Deja Doog’s Love Coffin, and Sitar Outreach Ministry, among many others.

Tyler has toured extensively in the US and is also regularly engaged with other artists, musicians and heads of various sorts in the Bloomington area where he hosts long-running free-form/experimental radio program Melody Unasked For on WFHB. He also engages with Bloomington youth through work at Rhino’s Youth Center and formerly curated a performing arts series in his living room, the House at the Bottom of the Hill. He has been described by Darin Gray as “the up-and-coming young drummer in the midwest, and a voice that will be active for years to come.”

Interchange – Slapping Both Cheeks: Incarceration As A Barrier To Social Justice


“Slapping Both Cheeks” will try to offer some insight into the facts of incarceration in our society and community and into the idea of social justice.

Does incarceration decrease crime, either through deterrence or incapacitation? How do the challenges of homelessness make people vulnerable to arrest and incarceration? And once jailed how reduced are the chances for future welfare?

Incarceration is a fact of our justice system; Is it a barrier to the notion of social justice?

Our guests are:
Christopher Abert a social worker here in Bloomington.
Isabella Bravo is a lawyer with the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office.
Erin Marshall is a member of Decarcerate Monroe County.
Jason Sorden is a recidivist felon, recently paroled from prison and experiencing homelessness.
Judah Schept is an Assistant Professor of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University.

Incarceration is a fact that both utterly inundates our society while at the same time being somewhat invisible to what we might call the voting middle class. Something one imagines akin to the abattoirs of our meat industry–our jails are hidden by being located in economically depressed middle America–we are blind to the lives that are darkened inside them.

Which is to say, how do we countenance throwing away the lives of so many people behind the justification of criminal code violations that disproportionately punish those who live in poverty and the Black and Hispanic populations?

And it’s not like the jailed population are the only people affected–families are put under such strain and hardship that there is no conception of “the good life” or the chimera we call the American Dream. There is the truth of an American Nightmare–the Prison State America.

We’ll try to understand the ways in which our political culture of management bureaucracy sweeps folks under the rug as part of business as usual.

What are jails good for?
What does the term Social Justice mean?

Host & Producer, Doug Storm
With Special Assistance from Micol Seigel
Board Engineer, Jonathan Richardson
Social Media Coordinator, Carissa Barrett
Executive Producer, Alycin Bektesh

Election Night 2014 – Jean Capler


WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh and bloomingOUT Host Jeff Jewel speak with Fair Talk President Jean Capler about 2014’s legalization of same sex marriage in Indiana, despite the Indiana General Assembly’s efforts against same sex marriage, and how that may influence Election Night results.

Election Night 2014 – Carlos Bakota


Hola Bloomington Producer Araceli Gomez speaks with Carlos Bakota of the Commission for Hispanic and Latino Affairs  about issues of concern to the local Latino  community and how that might effect this year’s elections.

Election Night 2014 – Dave Nakarado


WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh speaks with Libertarian County Commissioner candidate Dave Nakarado about the two-party system and the leading issues in Monroe County.

Election Night 2014 – Matt Pierce


WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh speaks with District 61 Representative Matt Pierce about Indiana’s Republican super-majority, and the changes to House and Senate districts that may ensure the Party’s stronghold during this election as well.

Monroe County Election Results 2014

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Interchange – Education: The Local Up Against the Global


Host Doug Storm offers selections from two previous shows on the state of public education in Indiana and the nation.

Part I

The program begins with the first half of our October 1, 2013 program, “The State of Education in Indiana.

Our guests for the October 1, 2013 program were Vic Smith, Board President of the Indiana Coalition for Public Education; Phil Harris, the Executive Director of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology; and Gary Crow, a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

Our topics included the coercive economics of educational products corporations like Pearson Education, the funding of charter schools by foundations like the Lilly Endowment which have tremendous reach by placing employees in government to influence public policy, and the role the school used to play, ought to play, but no longer does, in developing a democratic citizen. Listen closely as the guests focus on how educating for democracy ought to be “non-partisan.”

Part II

This segment excerpts our June 24, 2014 program, “Subverting Democracy Through Education Reform.” We invited nationally known blogger and Purdue PhD student Freddie DeBoer to join us. DeBoer is writing a dissertation on the Collegiate Learning Assessment ( or CLA) and its successor, the CLA+, which was developed by the Council for Aid to Education

In that show we looked at issues in the politics and economics of our education system with a fair amount of focus on Bill Gates who seems to be the shadow secretary of the department of education (and a big shadow at that). We also discussed the manufacturing of the CRISIS Narrative to sell the desperate need for educational reform to “keep pace” with the world’s labor markets.

Our break music tonight was from Hoosier School Heist author Doug Martin’s song, “When I-Step Was a Famous Dance.

Of related interest:

Interchange – Doug Martin: Muckraking Education Politics


Producer & Host: Doug Storm
Engineer: Jonathan Richardson
Social Media Coordinator: Carissa Barrett
Executive Producer: Alycin Bektesh

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