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Interchange – José Martí: The Whole Revolution

Today on Interchange we confront the insidious myth of individualism with a contrasting scientific doctrine of interconnectedness. Much like the male brain and thoughts of sex, in the USA hardly a moment goes by without some commercial or institutional message encouraging us to “follow our dreams” and be true to ourselves. And it’s assumed we act on “our own” when …

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Interchange – The Masks of Democracy: A Conversation with Nick Xenos

In a piece called “Jazz Democracy,” a Slate review of The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, January 1965-June 1968, Adam Shatz writes: It’s a commonplace that jazz is the musical expression of American democracy. The unfortunate truth is that jazz more often resembles the daytime talk show: Everyone gets his or her say before the floor …

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Interchange – Entertainment Inaction: The Liberal Use of the Cause

Our show today, “Entertainment Inaction,” is in two parts and is a special for our Spring Fund Drive. Cast a glance up and to the right of the page (right next to Phil’s head)…see that big red “Donate” button? You know what to to. PART ONE: Listen, Liberal Assistant Producer Rob Schoon sat down in the WFHB studio with bestselling …

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Coming Up On Interchange – Entertainment Inaction and Consumption Politics

Next time on Interchange, a special show and a unique opportunity for our local listeners. This will be a 90-minute program featuring an interview with Thomas Frank, author of the bestselling What’s the Matter with Kansas?, and most recently, Listen, Liberal: Or, Whatever Happened to the Party of the People?; and a second installment of our series with Rasul Mowatt …

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Interchange – Selling Ignorance: Part Two of the Way of Neoliberalism

We don’t know. In fact we can’t know. That’s a core tenet of the neoliberal project, which puts faith in markets instead of people. Tonight we’re speaking with Philip Mirowski, historian and philosopher of economic thought at the University of Notre Dame, and author of Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste and Machine Dreams, about how the neoliberal …

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Interchange – What Makes Us Vulnerable: The Essential Ellen Willis

Our topic for the next hour is the cultural and critical writing of Ellen Willis who was the New Yorker‘s first rock critic and the cofounder of the radical feminist group the Redstockings. Her essays have been described as always unsettling, combining passion and moral clarity, espresso for the feminist soul, and relevant as ever, with a continuing influence on …

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Interchange – Marx, Darwin, and Kinsey, Oh My: Creationism and Anti-Communism in Modern America

Do you think Darwin’s Origin of Species undermines a belief in the veracity of the creation as told in Genesis? If you think so, what does that say about your worldview? Will your politics be revealed? Does your belief in Yahweh or any other god, or lack of belief in such constructs, really matter in the larger picture of how …

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