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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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bloomingOUT – July 2, 2015

Join hosts Ryne Shadday and Jeff Poling as they talk with IU Mauer School of Law Professor and Huffington Post contributor Steve Sanders. You’ll also hear some of the latest LGBTQ+ headlines and events in and around Bloomington. We also introduced our new theme music for the show, provided by Aaron Gage. Find more of Aaron’s work at aarongagemusic.com Hosts …

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Voices In The Street – The Two Bloomingtons: Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Student Exodus

Enough time has passed that it truly feels as though the IU student body population has dissipated significantly.  IU students bring a great deal of economic stimulus to Bloomington, but no one can dispute the relative calm that befalls our beloved city when summer gets into full swing.  Voices in the street hit the streets to ask your friends and …

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A Blue Dot In a Sea of Red, Bloomington’s Liberal Attitudes Compared to the Rest of the State

Bloomington, and especially Indiana University, is often referred to — politically speaking — as a blue dot in a sea of red. A strong majority of voters here favor Democrats, in stark contrast to the rest of Indiana. Conservative media often accuse of universities such as IU of indoctrinating students to favor liberal causes. WFHB correspondent Kara Tullman  wanted to …

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