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Daily Noon Courthouse Demonstration for Standing Rock Through December

Tomorrow at noon, local residents are set to begin a month-long action in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with a local organizer for today’s WFHB community report.  Officials in North Dakota announced yesterday that they plan to try and block the flow of supplies from reaching protesters  at Standing …

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Better Beware – Spying on you

Tiny spy-cams are everywhere these days; some are legal and some are not. How can you know when you’re being  watched? Here’s a wake-up call on a modern problem.

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Standing Room Only: Health, Healing, and the Arts

On Tuesday, October 11th, Mathers Museum of World Cultures hosted a panel entitled Health, Healing, and the Arts. The panel spoke about art and the healing process, and the cultural, economic, spiritual and educational dimensions of art within public health. Panelists included IU’s School of Medicine’s Associate Dean of Global Health Dr. Bob Einterz, Associate Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology …

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Interchange – The Wages of Whiteness: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Color Line

W.E.B. Du Bois, ca. 1946 (Credits: Flickr; Van Vechten Photographs, Yale University)

Think of it this way, W. E. B. Du Bois, born in February 1868, that’s 3 years after the end of the American Civil War, two years after Melville’s volume of Civil War poetry, Battle Pieces, died in August 1963, at 95, the year John F. Kennedy is assassinated, the year Medgar Evers is assassinated, and the day before Martin Luther King, Jr. …

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Breaking Ground on Extension of Crawford Homes, Supportive Housing for the Homeless

Yesterday, representatives from local organizations including Life Designs and the Shalom Community Center broke ground on what they call Crawford 2. The project is an extension of the Crawford Homes, a complex in Bloomington offering permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness. The new building will be constructed next to the existing Crawford Homes at 2440 South Henderson Street. In …

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Daily Local News – November 29, 2016

11/29/16 The city of Bloomington has announced the results of a new round of water quality tests, showing a continued decrease in levels of disinfectant byproducts; The City of Bloomington Utilities Department has agreed to handle the treatment of grease waste produced by food services at Indiana University; Monroe County Commissioners have given the go ahead to the Sheriff’s Department …

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Bring It On! November 28, 2016

Cornelius Wright and William Hosea speak with Jim Sims, the newly elected president of the Monroe County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), about his vision for this local branch of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most widely respected grassroots-based civil rights organization, the NAACP. PART ONE Cornelius Wright and William Hosea speak with …

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Bloomington Firefighters to Receive Backlogged Overtime Pay

Bloomington city officials announced in a press conference last week that the city is preparing to pay over $200,000 in back pay to city firefighters following a change in how the city calculates overtime pay. Previously, the city used a system called “fluctuating workweek overtime.” Under that arrangement, employees are paid a fixed salary per week, and any overtime pay for …

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Daily Local News – November 28, 2016

Tensions in Standing Rock, North Dakota have been on the rise during the past couple weeks, with several Bloomington residents there to participate and observe, including several WFHB reporters; Bloomington city officials announced in a press conference last week that the city is preparing to pay over $200,000 in back pay to city firefighters following a change in how the …

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Student Groups Speak on Donald Trump’s Election – from Bring It On!

In the wake of the November 8th election, Bloomington residents have organized a plethora of community meetings, marches, organizing events and rallies. Many are alarmed about the potential effects of a Donald Trump presidency. Earlier this month, the hosts of WFHB’s Bring it On spoke with three student activists who represented groups associated with Indiana University. Bring It On host, …

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