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“Fighting Against the Dark” – An Interview with Turkish Activist and Bombing Survivor Ramazan Basar


Today we bring you an extended interview recorded in Istanbul by longtime Bloomington resident and WFHB correspondent Filiz Cicek. Cicek spoke with an activist who had just survived a bombing as he was attempting to cross into the Syrian area of Kobani. Kobani is the name of both a city and a larger area in northern Syria near the border …

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Daily Local News – April 18, 2014

Local property tax issues are cutting into the revenues at the Monroe County Public Library; A local nonprofit wants to build two hydroponic greenhouses in Bloomington on land formerly owned by RCA; The Soften our Hearts tour is coming to Bloomington on April 27 to present a show of compassion and support for those experiencing the plight in Syria; Recently …

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Interchange – Recommended Listening: The Best of Interchange 2013


Recommended Listening: “The Best of Interchange 2013” Hosts and producers of Interchange chose their favorite shows out forty-Eight original programs produced by Interchange staff and volunteers last year. Programs highlighted tonight: W. Kamau Bell: Jokester Without Borders The Airbrushed Woman: Feminism and Women’s Magazines Kand McQueen: Boys, Girls, and Beyond Christoph Irmscher: Against Complacency: Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” Rahaf Safi and …

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An ambassador’s view of the Syrian conflict.

On Thursday November 7th Former Ambassador to Syria Rajendra Abhyankar provided an overview of the situation and helped audience members understand the complexities of the war, chemical weapons, and UN Resolutions. Indiana University student and Syrian native Rahaf Safi will share viewpoints and anecdotes from her family back home and discuss humanitarian concerns. This event was recorded on location at …

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Indiana’s representatives weigh in on military action in Syria

Senator Dan Coats, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, released a statement this week announcing his disagreement with the authorization of a U.S. military strike against Syria. He wrote,  “I do not believe a targeted, limited military strike on Syria is in the direct national security interests of the United States. Therefore, I do not support a resolution authorizing …

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Daily Local News – September 13, 2013

Senator Dan Coats, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, released a statement this week announcing his disagreement with the authorization of a U.S. military strike against Syria; The Bloomington Plan Commission rejected a plan Monday to relocate the Taste of India restaurant; This week the Bloomington City Council heard from residents who are unhappy with plans to demolish six …

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Interchange – Rahaf Safi and Shadi Alkattan: Understanding Syria

This week on Interchange, host Joe Crawford speaks with Rahaf Safi and Shadi Alkattan, both Syrian Americans who are also college students living in Bloomington. Safi and Alkattan discuss their past experiences visiting family and friends in Syria as well as what they have seen and heard about the government under President Bashar al-Assad. They also talk about the effects …

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Daily Local News- September 9, 2013

Enrollment for the fall semester at Indiana University Bloomington is up, compared to last year’s numbers; Once again, the Bloomington campus of IU has announced a theme for this academic year’s cultural activities; Bloomington peace groups will hold a vigil on 9/11 to oppose the possible attack on Syria. Correspondent Chris Martin has more; The Indiana University Office of Sustainability …

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Senator Coats Travels To Gather Hoosier Opinions On Syria

Indiana Senator Dan Coats wants to know what Hoosiers think about any U.S. military intervention in Syria in the near future. This week he is traveling across the state, talking to citizens about their reactions to the Syrian crisis and soliciting opinions about possible American involvement in that civil war. Senator Coats has been outspokenly critical that President Barack Obama …

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