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Current person in role: Jar Turner (2015-present)

Why Should IU Divest from Fossil Fuel Companies?

Last Thursday, a March for Climate Action was held at the IU Bloomington campus. The event was organized by the group Reinvest IU, who want the University to sell off their stocks in fossil fuel companies, and invest in renewable energy and other environmentally sustainable projects.  A mix of students, faculty and community members took part in the march, and …

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Daily Local News – September 21, 2015

Civil rights activist and Congressman, John Lewis, will be appearing at Indiana University’s auditorium tonight; The 22nd Annual Lotus Music and Arts Festival will be swinging into action this weekend with events beginning on Thursday; Monroe County has changed its zoning regulations to allow for the development of solar farms; Indiana University has announced it will award the prestigious Thomas …

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Firehouse Sessions – Mekaal Hasan Band

The Mekaal Hasan Band joins us in our Firehouse Studios for unforgettable Firehouse Session. Their music is derived from the eastern classical music but they strive to make it progressive sounding .  Their music has been describe to “leave you in a state of spellbinding bliss”. Hosted by Adriane Pontecorvo Engineered by Jim Lang & Dan Withered Produced by Katie Moulton …

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Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Eleven: ‘Two Men,’ Chapters 26–29

The death of the matriarch and the return of the family adventurer casts the future of the Parke dynasty in doubt, while an interracial love affair turns to tragedy, in this episode of the Civil War-era novel Two Men by Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902). Stoddard’s three novels, all published in the 1860s, were overshadowed by the war and stylistically ahead of …

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Activate! – CASA: Angie Raymond


Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Angie Raymond explains the importance of this volunteer position to the children caught up in DCS cases and talks about the rewards of her own experience. Also, volunteer opportunities connected to the legal sector from the City of Bloomington’s Volunteer Network. LINKS Monroe County CASA POAP Assistant CJAM Mediation Training CASA New Volunteer Training

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Would Would A Monroe Co. Needle Exchange Look Like?

Earlier this month, the Monroe County Commissioners gave the go ahead for the County Health Department to set up a needle exchange program for intravenous drug users. The Commissioners passed a resolution in support of the department’s declaration of a health emergency in the community, due to the local Hepatitis C epidemic. The Department can now apply to the State …

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Daily Local News – September 14, 2015

The Bloomington City Council has recommended the city provide emergency funding for its largest homeless shelter, the facility that has long been known as Martha’s House; This morning the city of Bloomington announced six winners of its annual National Hispanic Heritage Month Awards; Bloomington is ranked among the top 100 most livable American cities in a list released today by …

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Brown County Hour – Episode #42: September 2015

Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Pam Raider, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig, with guest host Cari Ray. First aired Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB. ☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour: WFHB Fall Fund Drive Special. Musical guests: Slip Me Five – old-time swingabilly, interview and songs. Rachel Perry with the tale of “The Unreported Escape From The Old Log …

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Books Unbound – Bread and Roses: Workers’ Rights A Century Ago


Speeches and poetry of the labor movement in the 1910s are featured in the Books Unbound Labor Day weekend special “Bread and Roses”. “Bread and roses!” was a rallying cry that originated around 1911. It first appeared in literary form in a poem of that title by James Oppenheim, who was inspired by versions of the phrase on banners carried …

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Banneker Community Center Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Art and Audio Projects

The Banneker Community Center celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Banneker was founded as a school for African American children and transformed into a community center after school integration. It continues to serve in that role today. And to celebrate its anniversary, this year’s summer campers learned about local African American history through art and audio projects. We bring you …

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