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Interchange – The Political Power of Music: A conversation with Dave Randall

We’re joined by guitarist, producer, composer and author Dave Randall. His book, Sound System, newly out from Pluto Press, is an insider’s view of the music industry, shedding light on the secrets of celebrity, commodification, and culture, and the system of music serving them. And yet music can be a force for social change, sounds made by us, for us. …

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Rise to Run Organization

A new organization coming to Bloomington will be encouraging young women to run for political office. Rise to Run will bring girls and young women together in order to get insights into the political process, connect with mentors and become involved with activism. Co-coordinator of Rise to Run’s Bloomington branch, Regina Moore, says having young voices in the political process …

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Daily Local News – May 23, 2017

The state of Indiana promotes the use of a test that favors white men over other groups; A new organization coming to Bloomington will be encouraging young women to run for political office; Former Owen County auditor Angie Lawson left a Kentucky federal prison this morning after completing a 20-month sentence for theft; A company seeking to rebuild a gas …

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Kite Line: May 19, 2017- Steps Forward

This week we share news and stories from two people who have been caught up in very different ways in the web of prison. Both Bresha Meadows and Patrick Pursely have recently made steps forward in escaping this web, and we are excited to share news from them. Listen in for updates on reduced charges in Bresha’s case, stemming from …

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Bring It On! – May 22, 2017

“If it affects one, it affects us all.” State Senator Eddie Melton helps us understand the recently completed Indiana Legislative Session, including important educational changes. We conclude with insights and inspiration from Mrs. Maggie DeVane, as told by her son, Gene DeVane. Mrs. DeVane soon turns 112. Two exceptional conversations, hosted by Leila Randle, and Liz Mitchell. Part One “If …

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Workforce Housing at Adams Village

Adams Village on West Tapp Road is one more new housing complex that would dedicate a percentage of its units to what’s termed as workforce housing. In this instance, the developer, Regency Consolidated Residential, voluntarily offered workforce housing to the city without having to be asked. But being located in the city’s southwest quadrant, how accessible will it be to …

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Long Delayed Mixed-waste Recycling Project One Step Closer

A long-delayed recycling project in Monroe County has entered another stage. Consultants are now on the clock to complete a  feasibility study for a mixed waste processing facility, also known as a MRF (pronounced “murf”). The MRF project has been studied and debated for more than seven years. The County Solid Waste Management District has now contracted with Florida firm Kessler …

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Gray Death: A New Strain of Heroin

A new strain of heroin has been found in Greenwood, Indiana. The heroin drug cocktail is being called Gray Death. It is a mixture of synthetic opioids, including Carfentanil which is 10,000 times more potent than morphine. Across the U.S., Gray Death has caused deaths and overdoses. An Ohio police officer reportedly overdosed last month after accidentally encountering the drug …

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Daily Local News – May 22, 2017

A new strain of heroin has been found in Greenwood, Indiana; The Indiana University School of Medicine will receive $2.9 million to research chemotherapy side effects; IU Center for Evaluation and Education Policy finds correlation between residential and school segregation; Feasibility study for a mixed-waste processing facility; Bloomington’s 2017 Early Music Festival. FEATURE A proposed expansion of Adams Village will …

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Local Live – Blind Uncle Harry

Blind Uncle Harry are specialists in shredding, sing-alongs and “hillbilly hippy haiku folk rock.” The band sometimes varies in style and size. We were fortunate enough to have Chris Doran and Sadie Dainko stop by the station and offer a musical antidote to these politically poisonous times. In their own words, “just because Donald Trump is president doesn’t mean you’ve …

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