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Interchange – The World at Large: Eliot Weinberger On Everything

"Perhaps the most famous rhinoceros who ever lived..." Portrait of Clara in Paris in 1749, by Jean-Baptiste Oudry.

“Doing no violence to living things, not even a single one of them, wander alone like a rhinoceros.”* All of our songs tonight feature the whirlwind as a kind of tribute to a central essay called “The Vortex,” written by our guest Eliot Weinberger and found in his serial essay begun in 2007 called An Elemental Thing. That work continues …

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Interchange – Pitching Poetry: Recalculating Charles Bernstein

Susan Bee, Recalculating, 2010. Oil on linen, 16 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist and A.I.R. Gallery.

This show features the most recent work of Charles Bernstein, the inestimable Charles Bernstein, to whom I might append title, à la James Brown, “the hardest working man in poetry.” Which is just to say, Charles Bernstein walks and talks the walk and talk. If you know anything about poetry since the 1980s you must know at least something of …

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Bring It On – March 14, 2016

William Hosea and special guest host Beverly Calendar-Anderson are joined by Michael Duerson, brother of the former NFL standout Dave Duerson – who died after suffering chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Duerson joins the Bring it On cast in order to discuss his efforts to raise awareness and provide treatment on concussions for kids, grades K-12. To learn more, information can …

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Interchange – Freedom’s Just Another Word For Absurdity: Sartre, Beauvoir, and Camus

Sartre and Beauvoir on a plane in Brazil.

What do acting, literature and philosophy have in common with branding, fascism and incarceration? How can the humanities confront the problem of the other and the rise of right wing ideology in the US and France? We’ll pose those question to the first couple of existentialism, Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre, and we’ll invite another guest to 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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Standing Room Only – The Candidates’ Forum

On September 29, 2015, the League of Women Voters of Bloomington and Monroe County hosted two candidate forums, the first with mayoral candidates John Hamilton and John Turnbull, the second with City Council At Large candidates Tim Mayer, Jennifer Mickel, Andy Ruff, Susan Sandberg and Scott Tibbs. Audience questions formed the basis of the discussion, facilitated by a panel composed …

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Mark Lee – bloomingOUT October 15, 2015

Join hosts Jeff Jewel and Jeff Poling while they talk to Mark Lee, a photographer and historian, and go through a brief history of the LGBTQ+ community in and around Bloomington. Plus, hear this week’s LGBTQ+ headlines and our event calendar. Hosts – Jeff Jewel and Jeff Poling Executive Producer – Joe Crawford Producer – Olivia Davidson Board Engineer – …

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Judi Epp from Spencer Pride – bloomingOUT October 8, 2015

Join hosts Ryne Shadday and Olivia Davidson as they chat with Judi Epp from Spencer Pride about the group’s upcoming LGBT History Month celebration. Hosts – Ryne Shadday, Olivia Davidson Executive Producer – Joe Crawford Producer – Olivia Davidson Board Engineer – Joe Crawford

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Samuel Buelow – September 24, 2015

Join hosts Jeff Poling and Jeff Jewel as they chat with Samuel Buelow, a PhD student at Indiana University and bloomingOUT’s newest co-host, about trans* issues and LGBTQ+ issues around the world. Hosts – Jeff Poling, Jeff Jewel Executive Producer – Joe Crawford Producer – Olivia Davidson Board Engineer – Olivia Davidson

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