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Interchange – Facing Down the Past: The White South Shakes Its Whip

Today we’ll excerpt a 1999 Interchange episode in which host Shana Ritter interviews Elizabeth Eckford, one of the Little Rock Nine, and Hazel Bryan Massery, the white student made infamous in photographs which capture her hatefully screaming at Eckford. The two are joined by the man who took those photos, Will Counts. Captured in Count’s photo, which is one of …

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Kite Line- December 22, 2017: Rightlessness

This week we speak with Naomi Paik about her 2016 book, Rightlessness. Her work addresses the most pressing contemporary issues, drawing together the brutal state of exception imposed on Haitian and Muslim prisoners in Guantanamo with the historical experience of Japanese internment camps and the current anti-immigrant drive. She focuses on the spaces – whether prisons, concentration camps, or immigrant …

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Kite Line- December 15, 2017: PREA, Part Two

This week features our second segment on PREA- the Prison Rape Elimination Act. Last week, we heard from Irene, who is being held in the Indiana Women’s Prison. She described her run-ins with PREA, leading to a broader analysis of the failure of prison bureaucracies to meaningfully respond to real abuse. At the same time, she shows how these bureaucracies …

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Activate! – Teachers Warehouse: Janet Schell

Air date: 12/18/2017 Original air date: 04/03/2017 Janet Schell’s work at the Teacher’s Warehouse keeps it running smoothly and spreads awareness about this wonderful opportunity. The Teacher’s Warehouse accepts donated school supplies and books that teachers can pick up to stock their classrooms. When the Teachers Warehouse is open for business, Janet is there with a smiling face to assist …

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Interchange – The New Cosmology or Upbeat in the Anthropocene

Or Big History, or, Epic Science, or Religion 2.0…Today’s show is kin to last week’s, Honey From a Weed…but instead of seeing the human as capable of flourishing in concert with the natural, in this story, humanity sings itself beyond limitation. “[T]he new cosmologists attempt to recast the universe as a distinctly human drama, a story in which we comfortably …

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Saturday’s Child with The Blue Diesel Ramblers

Saturday, December 9, at the Monroe County History Center The Blue Diesel Ramblers joined us for some authentic honky tonk music at Saturday,s Child.  There  was plenty of room to dance.    

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Kite Line- December 8, 2017: PREA, Part One

This episode is the start of our conversation about PREA, the Prison Rape Elimination Act. PREA was passed in 2003 with unanimous support from both parties in Congress. The purpose of the act was to “provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in Federal, State, and local institutions and to provide information, resources, recommendations and …

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Interchange – Honey From a Weed: The Life of Patience Gray

As we’re in the midst of a holiday season that can so often feel like merely a smattering of one-off charitable acts and token expressions of fellow-feeling paired with culturally enforced gluttony, it seemed appropriate to turn to a different kind of life, one which defines fasting and feasting in much different terms. As the sweet gives to salt it’s …

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Activate! – Community Kitchen of Monroe County: Keith Bobay

Rebroadcast date: 12/11/2017 Original air date: 02/20/2017 Keith Bobay serves the Community Kitchen and many other organizations in countless capacities. Keith is committed to the betterment of Bloomington; his own individual contributions of time and talent have had measurable impacts. In 2016 alone, he helped to feed almost 3000 individuals. He has dedicated over 700 hours to Community Kitchen alone, and …

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Firehouse Follies: “BloomRunner 2017” – Sunday, December 3 at 4 PM

The Firehouse Follies are about to take a brief winter siesta, but before that happens we are delighted to present our winter show for 2017, “BloomRunner 2017,” to be held on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Waldron Whikehart Auditorium. Our musical lineup includes the New Hoosier Broadcasters, the WFHB Gospel Gurlz, and our wonderful house band, the Firehouse Rounders. There will be a special …

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