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Joe Crawford (2015-present) Alycin Bektesh (2011-2015) Chad Carrothers (2003??-2011) Jonathan Coke (1998?-1999?)

Standing Room Only: Generation Speaks

On November 11th, veterans from multiple generations and wars gathered at the Bell Trace Senior Living Community to talk about war and how it has changed over time. Panelists ranged from age 35 to age 95. The veterans discussed how communication, education, and technology has changed in the military over the years. The audio in this episode is courtesy of …

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Vice President-Elect Pence Not Required to Disclose Immigration Policy E-Mails

Vice President-elect Mike Pence will not have to disclose the contents of   e-mails relating to the state’s legal challenge of President Obama’s immigration policy. The Indiana Court of Appeals decided yesterday that documents attached to e-mails exchanged with Texas governor Greg Abbott’s office are exempt from Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act. The e-mails included a political white paper that …

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City of Bloomington Offers to Purchase Local Strip Club

The city of Bloomington has added $50,000 to its offer to purchase Night Moves, the lone strip club located within city limits. The Bloomington Redevelopment Commission approved the offer yesterday. The city is now offering $775,000 for the Night Moves property on South Walnut, which is currently owned by Larry and Cathy Holtz. The club itself is co-owned by Rodney …

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The Ins and Outs of Money

It’s been great bringing you tips on getting control over your finances—but all good things come to an end. We leave you with a few pointers on going down the money-smart path without us. Thanks for listening these past few years!

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Police Departments Pose Obstacle to Local Needle Exchange Program

It all began with a group of friends riding around on bikes passing out winter coats and blankets to those in need. Three years later, the Indiana Recovery Alliance is an established nonprofit in Bloomington, with a number of accomplishments under its belt. In addition to providing hundreds of referrals to social service agencies, the Indiana Recovery Alliance has helped …

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Daily Local News – January 10, 2017

An Indiana University fraternity that has been in operation for one hundred and thirty years was abruptly suspended today; The city of Bloomington has added $50,000 to its offer to purchase Night Moves, the lone strip club located within city limits; Vice President-elect Mike Pence will not have to disclose the contents of e-mails relating to the state’s legal challenge …

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Interchange – The Capitalized Womb: The Slave-Breeding Industry in America

We begin with “My Old Kentucky Home” by 19th century songwriter Stephen Foster, performed by Paul Robeson. Sung like a love song to the state of Kentucky by the Derby crowd at Churchill Downs, its real historical meaning is bleaker. The lyrics portray heartbreak: A man, sold down the river to work at a sugar plantation in the deep south, …

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Bring It On – January 9, 2017

Election Day 2016 has come and gone! As we are still sorting through the impact of the results, many (not just in the African American community) have been left with a feeling of bewilderment with the national and statewide outcomes. On this episode of Bring It On, We have invited Monroe County Democratic Party Chairman Mark Fraley to come on …

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Proposed Travel Taxes Increase Transportation Costs for Hoosiers

State Republicans are kicking off Eric Holcomb’s first term as Governor with a new road funding plan that would mean higher transportation costs for most Hoosiers. The bill, authored by Representative Ed Soliday of Valparaiso, would raise $1.2 billion per year by increasing gasoline taxes and vehicle registration fees. It would also require the state to seek approval from the …

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Citizens Voice Concerns Over Tech Park and Housing Cost

A local group voiced concerns this weekend that Bloomington’s planned technology park will cause major problems for working class residents of the city. The Bloomington Solidarity Network hosted an event at the public library on Saturday. Members argue the plans to build a tech park north of city hall will drive up housing costs in the Maple Heights neighborhood and …

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