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

St. Monkey: A New Book by IU Prof. Jacinda Townsend

Jacinda Townsend grew up in South-Central Kentucky and has published short fiction in literary magazines such as African Voices, Carve Magazine, The Maryland Review, and Xavier Review. Her work has been anthologized in publications like Surreal South and Telling Stories: Fiction by Kentucky Feminists. She is currently a professor at Indiana University and resides in Bloomington with her two kids. …

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Daily Local News – March 4, 2014

The Bloomington Plan Commission voted February 24th to fast-track approval for a thirty-five home subdivision in what is currently an urban forest along the B-Line Trail; Senator Joe Donnelly received the announcement on February 28th that a state of emergency in Indiana has been extended to March fifteenth, due to extremely cold weather affecting propane supply; Indiana University plans to …

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Daily Local News – March 3, 2014

The Indiana House has voted in favor of Senate Bill 101, which further criminalizes trespassing within the agricultural industry; An economic researcher at Ball State University has found that the percentage of working-age people in Indiana currently employed or looking for work has been declining since the onset of the Great Recession in 2008, and is likely to stay low …

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IU: No Written Contracts on University Courts Deal

As Bloomington officials debate this week whether to designate the University Courts neighborhood as a historic district, plans are moving forward to demolish six of its houses. Indiana University plans to tear down the homes along East 8th Street, and then trade the land to a fraternity that would build a house there. The plan has angered neighbors and others …

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Activate! – Free Community Tax Services: Ashley Hall

Ashley Hall of the United Way talks about the Free Community Tax Services program being coordinated by United Way and other Bloomington business and institutions. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:37 — 5.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Local Live – Sphie


With multi-genred roots, Sphie combines an eclectic blend of soul, pop and R&B with operatic undertones. Sultry melody lines mixed with percussive and descriptive lyricism paint her portrait of sound. Songs: 1. Jump In 2. Pigs Ears N’ Honey 3. Music in the Movement 4. Without Any Lights On 5. Love Will Heal This World Sphie Holman (vocals, piano), Jamal …

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Hola Bloomington – February 28, 2014

Hostess Minerva Sosa and Jose Toledo interview Prisma Lopez-Marin Assistant programmer  from the Community and Family Resources Department, Latino Outreach. She talks about the service the City is providing to help people filling out their taxes. Also our guest Colin Airriess explain his job about being an interpreter for the people who don’t speak English. Also our local news, sports, …

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Narrowing the Skills Gap: An Interview with Joe Donnelly

Some are saying there is a skills gap in Indiana – that there are manufacturing jobs available but not enough skilled workers to fill them. Correspondent Lauren Glapa spoke with Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly about his support for the Midwestern Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, which he hopes will train Indiana workers with the skills needed to get those …

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Daily Local News – February 28, 2014

The Office of Enrollment Management at Indiana University Bloomington has hired an associate director to find more effective ways to find students from underrepresented populations; The Bloomington City Council showed approval February 26th on placing historic protections on a neighborhood just east of Indiana University; The City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women will host a women’s leadership …

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Books Unbound – Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Part 16

Born in 1885, David Herbert Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, and painter. His collective works are classified as a reflection of the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialization. His marriage in 1914 to Frieda Weekly, a woman who left her husband and three children for Lawrence, provided inspiration and emotional support for his literary career. Lawrence died …

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