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Anonymous Labor

To be read as postscript to “The Factory Store.” The Future (and Past) is Yours, Young Women!  Brought to you by the Cook Group, owners of Bloomington, Indiana, and Ivy Tech, Cook’s publicly subsidized employee training center. Manufacturing Technician Manufacturing technicians are responsible for the manufacture and packaging of potential and existing products. They operate […]

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Upon Examination: The Many and Few Against Liberty

Widespread ignorance bordering on idiocy is our new national goal. It’s no use pretending otherwise and telling us, as Thomas Friedman did in the Times a few days ago, that educated people are the nation’s most valuable resources. Sure, they are, but do we still want them? It doesn’t look to me as if we […]

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Conservatives to Occupy Duty: Cities Must Heed Business Interests

In my local Sunday newspaper, the day of greatest readership (at least in terms of print circulation), a front page story discussing how one of our schools has adopted the “Artful Learning” curriculum continues onto page A-6 where it shares that page with the Police Beat and a large 4-color advertisement for an Ivy Tech […]

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Master and Commander: Can a Mormon Be Man Enough for the Murder Machine?

Today I opened my morning paper to discover a very large headline in the “Neighbors/Religion” section (we don’t have time to discuss this formatting decision, focus!): “Would Monroe County vote for a Mormon?” This was an unfortunate piece to say the least, and I said more in comments and I’d like to share both the […]

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Lemons for Lessons: Replacing Childhood with Business Ideology

Apparently it’s time to ramp up the promotion of the propaganda engine that is “Lemonade Day” in America.  Today’s Bloomington Herald-Times offers free advertisement for this event and the Powers behind it in the form of a “news item” in the Business Section (which, really, is only advertising), “Kids learn with lemons.”  Is it just […]

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Antipodal Responses to Authority

Recall this from Kropotkin: throughout the history of our civilization, two traditions, two opposing tendencies have confronted each other: the Roman and the Popular; the imperial and the federalist; the authoritarian and the libertarian. Now, regarding a local protest of a recruiting visit at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business by a representative of J.P. […]

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Servicing the Masters (SOP): The Daily Show and OWS

Servicing the Masters (SOP): The Daily Show and OWS

They truly were the least-toileted generation. That quote is from Jon Stewart in the show’s most recent foray into humor at the expense of thought. Take a look and then come back (sorry, I can’t get it embedded properly). Occupy Wall Street Divided First, is this a surprise?  What I mean is 1) is it […]

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Brain Extravaganza

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Plans for a community project called the Brain Extravaganza, involving the temporary installation of at least 12 5-foot-tall, three-dimensional brain displays in Bloomington, are progressing…. Each brain display will cost $3,200 to produce, and each sponsor’s name will be included on a plaque on the base of the displays — which would be in public […]

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Bikes and Women

In Bloomington recently a man was run over and killed while riding his bicycle. A hit and run. It occurred […]

Interchange: The Future Cannot Be Capitalist: Michael Yates on the Working Class

AUDIO: The Future Cannot Be Capitalist With Covington Catholic High School students offering a fresh examples of the embodied ideologies […]

LeRoi and Ornette – Becoming in Time

I was listening to a PoemTalk (PennSound) about LeRoi (Amiri Baraka) Jones’s early poem “Kenyatta Listening to Mozart“ and one of […]

WFHB’s Interchange – Just a Spoonful of America

Audio: Just a Spoonful of America The title of our show, “Just a Spoonful of America – Prescribing American Studies […]

Luis Buñuel’s The Young One: Anatomy of White Male Supremacy (WFHB’s Interchange)

AUDIO: Luis Buñuel’s The Young One: Anatomy of White Male Supremacy We open with the jazz tune, “Epistrophy,” from Eric […]

WFHB’s Interchange – A Targeted Divide: What Bullets do to Bodies and Lives

AUDIO: What Bullets do to Bodies and Lives This is the special 90-minute finale for our series A Targeted Divide. […]