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Interchange – Do You Bite Your Thumb At Us, Sir? On Mere Civility

Today, politicians and intellectuals warn that we face a crisis of civility and a veritable war of words polluting our public sphere. In liberal democracies committed to tolerating diversity as well as active, often heated disagreement, the loss of this conversational virtue appears critical. But is civility really a virtue? Or is it, as critics claim, a covert demand for …

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Coming Up on Interchange – Do You Bite Your Thumb At Us, Sir?

Next time on Interchange: “Do you bite your thumb at us, Sir?” What is Civil Discourse and why do politicians and pundits seem to resort to admonishment when discourse gets messy and less than civil. Also, what is civility in the first place and who gets to define it? I’ll talk with author Teresa Bejan about her book Mere Civility, …

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Interchange – Redneck Muslim: A Special Episode of the Hijabi Diaries

Tonight in lieu of Interchange we’re going to share another special episode of the local podcast The Hijabi Diaries. This one is called Redneck Muslim and explores one woman’s lifelong attraction to organized Religion. Host Aubrey Seader offers the life story of one woman, her name is Dawn, a member of the Bloomington Muslim community, who has practiced three very …

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Arts Interchange – Zac Little of Saintseneca: To Shake the Ache

Doug Storm talks to singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Zac Little of Saintseneca, an American folk rock band from Columbus, Ohio, about Apalachia, songwriting, God, the devil, and the Tao of Physics in this Arts Interchange. RELATED Saintseneca: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert CMJ 2013’s 10 Best Discoveries Pop for Misfits MUSIC From Such Things unless otherwise noted. “Daendors” (Dark Arc) “River” …

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BloomingOUT – January 8, 2015

Tonight, hosts Jeff Jewel and Justin Ford discuss with Bobbie Emetu issues facing the transgender community, societal attitudes on the community, social media, and how it all connects to the recent tragic death of Leelah Alcorn. Our weekly segments “Out on Campus” and “First Year Out” are also highlighted in this week’s show. Hosts – Jeff Jewel, Justin Ford Executive …

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bloomingOUT – March 13, 2014

Regular guest Reverend Irene Monroe discusses her presentation about homophobia, religion and racism for students at the United Nations private school in NYC, the continued banning of LGBT participation in Boston’s St Patrick’s Day Parade, Pope Francis and civil unions and Katy Perry’s ‘blasphemous act of free speech.’ Canadian native and co-founder of Indiana AIM Chapter Kylo Prince is in …

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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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