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Interchange – The Authoritarian Creep

As a follow-up to last week’s program, “The Elected Coup,” tonight we confront The Authoritarian Creep. I should note that I spoke with both of our guests last Thursday (2/2) and as mindless speed seems to be the name of Donald Trump’s game (a la Italian Futurism), this show may already be behind the times! SEGMENT ONE: Lessons from Local …

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Interchange – The Graphically Radical Paul Buhle

Our music tonight, at the suggestion of our guest, comes from The Fugs, formed in 1963 by the poets Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg and Ken Weaver. And we open with, “Here Comes the Levellers,” which is from the Reagan Era release No More Slavery. Our guest is Paul Buhle, one of the foremost historians of American Radicalism and the …

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Standing Room Only – Political Economist Gar Alperovitz

On December 4, 2015, political economist, activist and author Gar Alperovitz discussed redesigning our economic future as part of Indiana University’s Fall 2015 Themester programming. Alperovitz challenged his listeners to consider ways in which communities might help to transform the current system of wealth and political power to benefit more of society than just an elite few. The event begins …

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Standing Room Only: A Discussion of Labor and Civil Rights

“Labor and Civil Rights” was the theme of a discussion on November 4, 2015, with the Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP and founder of the Moral Mondays movement, and Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO. The discussion was part of Indiana University’s College of Arts and Sciences Fall 2015 Themester programming. Now in it’s seventh year, …

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

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 …

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Local GE Appliance Plant Working With Union To Eliminate 160 Production Jobs

Local management and labor at the Bloomington GE Appliance plant are currently working out how the elimination of 160 production jobs will be handled. On September 9, management announced that approximately 35 percent of the job shedding will be through early retirement provisions and the rest, around 100, will be laid off. Since then, workers at the plant held rallies …

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