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Kite Line: December 16, 2016 – Community Policing

This week, we are sharing a conversation we had with Kristian Williams, author of Our Enemies in Blue and American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination. Kristian spoke at IU earlier this month on the history of policing in America, but we were eager to pick his brain about the intersections of police, racism, and prisons. He argues that …

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Hola Bloomington – December 16, 2016

En la programa de hoy locutora Maria Auxi Viloria y invitadas Minerva Sosa y Norma Revee platicaron sobre sus tradiciones navideñas y como ellas celebran en su país. Maria Auxi habla sobre su país Venezuela y sobre sus experiencias celebrando la navidad en América. Minerva nos contó sobre las posadas que ella extraña y Norma nos contó que no siempre …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Francesca Sobrer

Actor and beloved drama teacher Francesca Sobrer appears in this weekend’s final performances of the Bloomington Playwrights Project production, “Home”. She plays a manipulative Texas mother desperate for her daughter’s love and understanding. It’s a challenging role as Sobrer is on stage for almost the entire length of the play. She deals with her daughter as three different times in …

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Daily Local News – December 15, 2016

The Bloomington City Council is amending its ordinance regarding cell towers to add back regulations that were struck in 2015; The Monroe County Council is considering a tax break for Bloomington based AB BioTechnologies, Inc.; The County Council also held further talks about buying a parcel of land next to the County Airport worth $1.2 million; Drivers traveling in Louisville …

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EcoReport Feature – Interview with Tracy Hunter of Hunter’s Honey Farm in Martinsville

In today’s EcoReport feature, correspondent Norm Holy interviews Tracy Hunter, of Hunter’s Honey Farm in Martinsville, to discuss beekeeping and how the pollen and nectar nutrition is affected by GMO soybeans.

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EcoReport – December 15, 2016

EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we live. Each program features timely eco-related …

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Report Describes Sluggish Bloomington Economy, Critiques Regulators, Suggests Branding and Innovation

This week Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton’s Wage Growth Task Force released a report following months of studying the local economy. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford has more in today’s WFHB community report (audio above). You can find the full report from the Mayor’s Wage Growth Task Force on the city’s website.

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Better Beware – Aloe Vera!

Three major retailers have been found selling Aloe Vera gel that contains no aloe vera, and there are other examples of fraud in production and labeling of food, cosmetics, and over-the-counter medications.

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Daily Local News – Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The percentage of state education dollars spent on in-classroom education declined last year, according to a new expenditure data for fiscal year 2015; The Building and Trades Park in downtown Bloomington will be growing its northwest boundary; The Town of Ellettsville is moving ahead on raising it’s sewer rates; Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocates is calling for volunteers to …

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Interchange – Our Father Frankenstein

Mary Shelley’s novel of 1818, Frankenstein, Or, the Modern Prometheus, seems to me to clang like a hammer blow against a bell that tolls our self-inflicted doom. To quote Victor Frankenstein– None but those who have experienced them can conceive of the enticements of science. In other studies you go as far as others have gone before you, and there …

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