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Daily Local News – December 20, 2017

HEADLINES A small plane crash in south eastern Indiana claimed three lives over the weekend; Monroe County Commissioners are taking a first step in updating county code to reflect a 2007 ordinance regarding solid waste facilities; The City of Bloomington is gearing up to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Monroe County and the city’s establishment; The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development …

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Daily Local News – December 19, 2017

The Indiana Director of the Department of Child Services announced her resignation; changes in the Environmental Protection Agency’s toxicity standards mean the city of Bloomington will save money on Switchyard Park; Indiana Senate Democrats have begun putting together a legislative agenda for 2018; and The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County received its single largest donation to date. FEATURE …

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Bring It On! – December 18th, 2017

In tonight’s episode we have two interviews.  The first interview hosts speak with Monica Clemmons and Captain Cindy Hoag representing the Salvation Army, for a community discussion on providing hope, comfort and cheer during the holiday season.  Then in the second interview host interview Beverly Calender-Anderson, director for the Department of Community and Family Resources and Bring It On Contributor, to discuss activities …

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New Indiana Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka

Adrian Matejka was named Indiana’s Poet Laureate last week. A professor of Creative Writing at Indiana University, Matejka has authored several poetry compilations. The Devil’s Garden (2003) won the New York/New England Award. Mixology (2009) was a National Poetry Series award winner. It also was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature. His third collection, The Big Smoke (2013) won the Ainsfield-Wolf Book …

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Residents Press Waste Mgmt. Board To Oppose Transfer Facility

Residents opposing a proposed waste transfer station in Monroe County continue to press county officials to oppose the project. Residents addressed the Solid Waste Management Board on December 14th. During public comment time, Mark Napier said residents are stressed by the limbo they find themselves in. Solid Waste Management District Director Tom McGlasson, Jr., said he has not heard from …

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County Council Approves Food & Beverage Tax to Fund Convention Center Expansion

The Monroe County Council approved a one-percent food and beverage tax to help fund the expansion of the Bloomington-Monroe County Convention Center. In a special session last night, Council member Geoff McKim voiced his support. McKim said he’s motivated by the prospect of a more vibrant downtown that restores balance between locals, students and visitors. Reading from the Indiana state …

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Daily Local News – December 18, 2017

The Monroe County Council approved a one-percent food and beverage tax to help fund an expansion of the Bloomington Convention Center; Residents opposing a proposed waste transfer facility in Monroe County continue to press officials to oppose the project; White Buffalo Inc., a professional hunting firm, is expected to kill 100 deer in the Griffy Lake Nature Preserve this winter. …

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HOLA Bloomington- December 15, 2017

Jaime Vigna Gomez, Consul de Documentacion en el Consulado Mexicano en Indianapolis habla sobre los registros de nacimientos y el tramite que uno necesita para hacer la doble nacionalidad. Jaime Vigna Gomez, Documentation Consul at the Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis discusses birth records and the procedure one needs for the dual citizenship.

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Kite Line- December 15, 2017: PREA, Part Two

This week features our second segment on PREA- the Prison Rape Elimination Act. Last week, we heard from Irene, who is being held in the Indiana Women’s Prison. She described her run-ins with PREA, leading to a broader analysis of the failure of prison bureaucracies to meaningfully respond to real abuse. At the same time, she shows how these bureaucracies …

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bloomingOUT – Cindy Hall – December 14, 2017

This week on BloomingOUT, Producer Alex and hosts Rachel and Frankie are joined by Cindy Hall. Hall interviewed Mariella Castro in Cuba and spoke to BloomingOUT about LGBT rights in the country. During the first half of the show, they discuss public affairs involving the LGBT community, including Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, …

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