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Interchange – Sharing Patchwork: The Quilts of Southwest China

This is our first show under the Trump Administration and it seems appropriate as we’ve discovered President Trump wants to wall out the world, heighten police powers, and restrict or eliminate altogether arts funding. This is relevant here as The Quilts of Southwest China received some of its funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities which is on the …

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Daily Local News – January 23, 2017

A weekend of anti-Trump activities kicked off in Bloomington this past Friday, featuring workshops workshops, marches, and a standing-room-only rally at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater; A separate group of anti-Trump protesters took to the streets of Bloomington later on Friday night; Global protests continued this past Saturday, including a women’s rally in Indianapolis that was attended by many local residents. FEATURE …

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Kite Line: January 20, 2016 – Education in Prison

This week’s episode focuses on the importance of education in prison. We speak with Dr. Scarlett Brooks, who has taught English and writing in several inmate education programs . We also hear some reflections from Maureen, who has experience teaching art in Indiana Prisons. Later, we share a letter written by Zolo, a long-time inmate in an Indiana prison.

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Interchange – We Decline: Inaugurate the Revolution

As we head into the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, a local group says “NO, in Thunder”: No to the erosion of civil liberties and the end of any semblance of a democratic society. We welcome organizers of Inaugurate the Revolution, a group seeking to transfer power into the hands of the disenfranchised, and to dismantle the systems of oppression …

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Activate – Women’s March: McKenzie Goodrich

On January 21, 2017 an estimated 200,000 people will convene in Washington to march in assertion that women’s rights are human rights. The March, convened in the wake of the election of President-elect Trump, is providing an outlet for many that view Trump’s election as an assault on human rights. Case in point, McKenzie Goodrich, a local business owner who …

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Empowerment, Inspiration and Gratitude — Students Reflect on MLK

In this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day special, we hear local high school students speaking about King’s legacy, and we revisit a speech made in Bloomington last year by a celebrated Black Lives Matter organizer and Teach for America administrator. Part 1 In the weeks leading up to this holiday, WFHB asked local high school students to respond briefly to …

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Kite Line: January 13, 2017- The Muse on the Inside

Our topic this week is creativity behind bars. We showcase poetry from prisoners working with the Indiana Prisoners’ Writing Project, a piece by Shaka Shakur, entitled “Black Pain”, and a song by local musician Billy Young. Shakur is currently serving time in the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility here in Indiana. Billy Young will speak with us in a future episode …

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Kite Line: Friday, January 6, 2017- Childbirth in Prison

This week, we hear some prison-related news and then return to the topic of pregnancy in prison. We continue our discussion with Dr. Alicia Suarez, a sociologist who researches pregnancy and childbirth as it relates to incarcerated women. She continues the discussion from our Pregnancy in Prison episode, and walks us through the process of giving birth as a prisoner. …

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Kite Line: Friday, December 23, 2016- Pregnancy in Prison

Our episode focuses on the experience of being pregnant while in prison. First, we hear prison-related news. Then, we speak with Dr. Alicia Suarez, PhD, who teaches at DePauw University. Suarez researches pregnant prisoners at the Indiana Women’s Prison, and speaks with us about the daily life and issues facing these women. In our next installment of this series, we …

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Interchange – The Capitalized Womb: The Slave-Breeding Industry in America

We begin with “My Old Kentucky Home” by 19th century songwriter Stephen Foster, performed by Paul Robeson. Sung like a love song to the state of Kentucky by the Derby crowd at Churchill Downs, its real historical meaning is bleaker. The lyrics portray heartbreak: A man, sold down the river to work at a sugar plantation in the deep south, …

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