Interchange Wfhb



Conversations that challenge the ways we perceive the world around us.


  • Interchange – Life After the Human Catastrophe (Original Air Date 8/29/17)

    14/04/2020 Duración: 58min

    Today we offer a repeat of our interview with Rebekah Sheldon, author of The Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe. This was a live show recorded in our studios. I have taken the opportunity to update our underwriting as well as adjust the sound mix. The TOPICS discussed in the program might now …

  • Interchange – Prospero’s Roaring War: The Rough Magic of Shakespeare’s Tempest

    07/04/2020 Duración: 59min

    We open with the first movement of Beethoven’s “Tempest,” or Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, composed in 1802, performed here by Glen Gould on March 19, 1967 on the television program “Music For a Sunday Afternoon.” We read ourselves in Shakespeare’s Tempest – not only can we chart our sociological course by surveying …

  • Interchange: The Future Cannot Be Capitalist: Michael Yates on the Working Class (Air Date: 1/29/19)

    31/03/2020 Duración: 59min

    As we face a pandemic that has created a kind of general strike we need to think about organizing our lives differently. Today’s Interchange offers a class perspective to stand against the capitalism that offers only destruction for so many of us. *** We begin with exploitation and expropriation: Capitalism’s twin pillars of abuse and …

  • Interchange – The Persistence of Patriarchy: An Interview with Carol Gilligan

    25/03/2020 Duración: 59min

    Carol Gilligan is very well-known for having authored the influential feminist classic In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women’s Development published in 1982. This centered on a critique of the then current theories of moral development which literally excluded the study of girls and women and simply assumed studying boys and men would suffice to give …

  • Interchange – On Pandemics and Panopticons

    24/03/2020 Duración: 59min

    Today we look at the local effects of COVID-19 in and around the major cities of Italy and then we’ll widen our view to try to see the socio-political impacts of governmentality in the face of a crisis like a pandemic. Using both lenses we hope to find a focus that often escapes us when …

  • Interchange – The Choice of Separation: On the Locally Global COVID-19

    17/03/2020 Duración: 59min

    Today we begin to take some kind of measure of the impacts of the so-called novel coronavirus or COVID-19 in our communities. Throughout, we’ll be accompanied by “Love” and “Compassion,” two tracks from John Coltrane’s last recordings with McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Garrison. Recorded on September 2, 1965 and released in 1977 on the …

  • Interchange – Stacked Crooked: Renting Rooms In the Humanities Ghetto

    10/03/2020 Duración: 59min

    Over the past decade, academic labor has become increasingly precarious, with tenure track positions diminishing rapidly and the pool of adjunct lecturers growing intensely. Compensation for graduate students who double as Teaching Assistants (or TAs) has dropped significantly or stagnated while tuition and additional fees, as well as general class sizes and teaching responsibilities, have …

  • Interchange – The Public University in Crisis: An Interview with Michael Burawoy (4/10/18)

    03/03/2020 Duración: 58min

    Today we repeat our interview with Michael Burawoy on the “CEO Spiralists” in Public Universities from April 10, 2018, as a kind of preparation for next week’s show on the wildcat strike by graduate students at the University of California Santa Cruz. The University pays its administrators handsomely while bankrupting its working class – teachers. …

  • Interchange – Memes With Force: Transforming the Political Imaginary

    25/02/2020 Duración: 59min

    Our show is about the French Gilets jaunes Movement, or Yellow Vests Movement. For more than a year, protestors have donned yellow safety vests and taken to the streets to decry the police, centrist French President Emmanuel Macron, and his attempted austerity reforms. The reflective vests worn by protesters are required for all French motorists …

  • Interchange – Speaking the Language of White America: Violence and the End of Slavery

    19/02/2020 Duración: 59min

    In the August 1897 Atlantic Monthly W. E. B. Du Bois published “Strivings of the Negro People” in which he introduced the term double-consciousness: …this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. …