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Daily Local News – May 23, 2016

Indiana University is joining a lawsuit challenging Indiana’s new abortion law, saying it could jeopardize hundreds of millions of dollars in research funding, as well as threaten researchers with felony prosecution; Purvi Patel’s case was back in court this week as judges from the Indiana Court of Appeals held the first hearing in her attempt to challenge the state’s conviction …

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Hola Bloomington – May 20, 2016

Las locutoras de Hola Bloomington Maria Auxiliadora Viloria y Araceli Gómez-Aldana entrevistan a estudiantes de nuestra comunidad que terminan su año escolar. Se habla sobre sus logros, actividades extracurriculares y planes para el verano. Hola Bloomington’s hosts Maria Auxiliadora Viloria and Araceli Gómez-Aldana interview local students who are finishing up their school year. They discuss their academic achievements, extracurricular activities …

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Standing Room Only – Five Women Poets Recite Poetry from “Birds of a Feather”

The Five Women Poets is an organization in Bloomington that serves as a creative outlet for women to meet and discuss poetry. Five Women Poets has been in existence since 1974, and they’ve been meeting once a month since then to discuss each other’s work. On May 15th, the Five Women Poets met at the Monroe County History Center to …

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Standing Room Only – Wendell Potter on the Future of Healthcare in America

Wendell Potter worked as a Public Relations representative for Humana and Cigna health insurance agencies before he realized that he was, “on the wrong side of healthcare.” he left the healthcare industry to pursue his own advocacy in creating a more inclusive national healthcare program. On March 1st, Potter took to the stage at the Buskirk Chumley theater to promote …

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bloomingOUT – Jonathan Balash and Judi Epp with Spencer PRIDE – May 19, 2016

Join anchors Janae and Schuyler as they interview two regulars to the program: Jonathan Balash and Judi Epp with Spencer PRIDE! Jonathan and Judi talk about some exciting events, guests, entertainment, and more at the annual Spencer PRIDE festival, taking place in Spencer, Indiana the weekend of June 4-5. This episode features music from Tegan and Sara, and STYX; plus …

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Redevelopment Commission Approves “Branding” Plan for Westside Area

Yesterday the Monroe County Redevelopment Commission gave its approval to a final report on how to brand the westside TIF district, also referred to as the WEDA, or Westside Economic Development Area. The Indianapolis-based design firm Schmidt Associates was contracted for the study, but has not been engaged to do any actual design or implementation. Sarah Hemptead of Schmidt and …

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Recent Court Ruling to Require Email Records From State Legislators Discussed

The Indiana Supreme Court ruled last month that the court could not require state legislators to release email records, and today some Hoosiers are asking for the court to reconsider. This ruling is the result of a case involving Indiana State Representative Eric Koch from Bedford. According to the Herald Times, Representative Koch was corresponding with “lobbyists concerning House bill …

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Michael Hicks Discusses the Relationship between Economy and Jobs

Michael Hicks, the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University, says many people have the wrong idea about the relationship between the economy and jobs. In a recent study, Hicks says it is not that jobs are moving out of the country. That accounts for only 4 percent of manufacturing losses over the last …

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ACLU Wins Suit Against Indiana Medicaid

A new ruling from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is contesting the state of Indiana’s decision to cut benefits for some disabled residents. For today’s WFHB community report, correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us the story of that case and what it could mean for Indiana. In a separate case, the Indiana ACLU has a pending lawsuit against the Family …

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Daily Local News – May 19, 2016

5/19/16 The Indiana Supreme Court ruled last month that the court could not require state legislators to release email records, and today some Hoosiers are asking for the court to reconsider; Yesterday the Monroe County Redevelopment Commission gave its approval to a final report on how to brand the westside TIF district, also referred to as the WEDA, or Westside …

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