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Daily Local News – September 19, 2017

Cook Pharmica sold to Catalent Incorporated this morning. An expansion of the Monroe County Convention Center has been discussed for more than a decade, but has never come to fruition, now, members of the convention center’s Advisory Board have found an expansion plan they can all get behind; Indiana University resigned a partnership agreement with Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane …

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Bring It On! – September 18, 2017

It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month and Bring It On! hosts Roberta Radovich and Leila Randle speak with Lillian Casillas, director of Indiana University’s La Casa Latino Cultural Center, and Jane Walter from El Centro to discuss the many local events celebrating Hispanic heritage. The keynote speaker for IU-Bloomington’s National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration will be award-winning poet, writer, performer and …

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Environmentalists, Scientists Warn Yellowwood Logging May Harm Species

Some 299 acres of Yellowwood State Forest are on the table for selective logging. As WFHB Correspondent Alex Davis reports, environmental groups, scientists and researchers are warning that dozens of endangered species roost in Yellowwood’s back country. They’re bringing their pleas to stop the Indiana Department of Natural Resources plan to Governor Eric Holcomb.

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MCCSC Cancels Auxilio Bus Services Contract

Transportation services company Auxilio Services was delivered a public letter by the Monroe County Community School Corporation stating that its school bus contract will be canceled due to parent complaints, delays, and a shortage of drivers. The letter, sent to Auxilio late last week, stated the contract will be terminated on October 13th. The move by MCCSC officials comes after …

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State Reaches Settlement With Pharmaceutical, Novo Nordisk

Attorney General Curtis Hill has announced that Indiana has reached a settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer Novo Nordisk. The agreement settles accusations that the company failed to comply with Food and Drug Administration standards for their type II diabetes medication. The FDA required the insulin manufacturer to work to lessen the risk of a form of cancer caused by the medication …

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Daily Local News – September 18, 2017

Darryl Neher is the new Chief Executive Officer for Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County; Indiana has reached a settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer Novo Nordisk for its medication, Victoza; The Monroe County Schools Corporation will cancel its contract with bus service provider Auxilio; The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation is raising funds for its new headquarters on South Rogers Street. …

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Hola Bloomington – September 15, 2017

Host Israel Herrera in HOLA Bloomington’s un Cafecito with: Theater group from RESAS School. David Boceta, Juan Hernando Vasquez and Isabel Rodes. Guest Julian Carrillo tells us about the event for tomorrow’s Mexican & Central American Independence Day! Locutor Israel Herrera en HOLA Bloomington’s un Cafecito con: El grupo de teatro de la escuela RESAD David Boceta, Juan Hernando Vasquez …

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Kite Line- September 15, 2017: Prison Lives Matter

This episode is an interview with Kwame Shakur, who is currently incarcerated at the Pendleton Correctional Institution. On August 11th , Indiana prison activists held a demonstration at the state capitol building in Indianapolis opposing new Indiana department of corrections regulations restricting incoming prisoner mail. The new policy prohibits all mail which is not hand written on white,lined paper. Though …

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bloomingOUT – Out of Bounds – September 14, 2017

In lieu of BloomingOUT this evening we aired two podcasts from Out Of Bounds, a weekly public affairs radio show in Ithica, New York. First, producer Tish Pearlman interviews transgender activist Josie Zanfordino and discusses issues facing the queer community. In the second half of the show, Pearlman talks to author and Professor Emeritus in developmental psychology Ritch Savin-Williams about …

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Voices in the Street: “what do you think about President Trump rescinding deferred action for childhood arrivals?” (aka DACA)

Last week the Trump administration announced that DACA will be phased out by March 2018. DACA is a presidential memorandum issued by president Obama in 2012 which defers deportation for two years for undocumented, law abiding immigrants who were brought here as children before the age of 16. DACA status is renewable and offers the ability to remain temporarily in …

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