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Daily Local News – March 2, 2016

The nonprofit organization Centerstone has been awarded a 1.4 million dollar grant for a five-year program to prevent the spread of HIV and Hepatitus C in young populations; The National Network to End Domestic Violence has released the results of its 10th annual report; Starting at the end of March, the Bloomington Police Department will be hosting a Rape Aggression …

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Standing Room Only: Pieces of the Pie: Indiana State School Funding

Former State Senator Vi Simpson is an expert in state finance, having served in the state legislature for 28 years. Tonight on Standing Room Only, we’ll hear Simpson discuss public school funding, including specific funding formulas. The lecture was given on February 3, 2016, as the first segment in a two-part series on public school funding. The series is a …

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Interchange – “No Excuses” Schools: Broken Windows Theory Goes to School

Detria Mills and Justin Campbell work on the floor with their fellow eighth-graders at a KIPP academy in metro Atlanta. Students get classrooms and desks when they demonstrate they have earned them by meeting their student goals. (AJC.com)

I’m joined by author and educator Jim Horn to discuss his latest book, Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys Through No Excuses Teaching. Horn explores the ideological contexts for the creation and spread of “no excuses” charter schools with a primary focus on the Knowledge Is Power Program or KIPP. “No Excuses” means schooling that focuses on psychological interventions aimed to …

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Indiana State Department of Health Works to Reduce the State’s Infant Mortality Rate

The Indiana State Department of Health launches a new hotline service this week. It’s aimed at reducing Indiana’s infant mortality rate. The MOMS helpline connects new parents with prenatal and child health services around the state. In addition to providing educational resources, the hotline includes certified navigators to assist parents with applying for public assistance programs like WIC, SNAP, and …

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The Ins and Outs of Money – Trust Me, I’m An Expert

Expert advice—sounds great, right? When it come to money, though, even experts might have an agenda. But unbiased advice from a personal finance expert is yours through the Library’s free Talk to an Expert sessions. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:14 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Bloomington Resident Matt Bruce Discovers Passion for Stone Carving

For today’s WFHB community report, we bring you the story of Matt Bruce, a local resident who found his passion for stone carving after an unfortunate wake-up call. Neil Hedlund has the story for today’s WFHB community report. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:42 — 4.0MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Daily Local News – March 1, 2016

The Indiana State Department of Health launches a new hotline service this week. It’s aimed at reducing Indiana’s infant mortality rate; A road construction project on the north side of Bloomington involves the removal of trees that are potential habitat for the endangered Indiana bat; Indiana University announced it has received the highest possible financial rating by Standard and Poor’s …

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Bring It On! – February 29, 2016

William Hosea and Cornelius Wright host a round table on the legacy of President Barack Obama. PART ONE On the last day of Black History Month, William Hosea and Cornelius Wright host a round table on the legacy of President Barack Obama. Joining in the discussion is Liz Mitchell and Jacinda Townsend. This broadcast concludes Black History Month – Bloomington …

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Indiana University-Bloomington Receives Findings on School Diversity

This morning, a representative from the research and analytics firm, Halualani and Associates, presented the findings of a study into IU’s diversity efforts. Rona Halualani spoke to a group at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center in Bloomington. According to the university, the report will serve as “a baseline measurement for Indiana University in diversity achievement and progress which will provide …

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Activate! – Trashion Refashion: Kelly Wherley and Deb Christiansen

From the Activate! Archives: Kelly Wherley and Deb Christiansen on Trashion ReFashion and their experience with this great event. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. Activate! is produced by Jennifer Brooks with help from Christine Brackenhoff, along with the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. Link to Original Story. Podcast: Play in new window | Download …

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