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The Hijabi Diaries

Today we bring you a new episode of the Hijabi Diaries, a local podcast produced with the Islamic Center of Bloomington. Episode Four features Melani, who speaks about why she wears her hijab, what it was like moving from Indonesia to Bloomington, why she loves being a teacher and a mother, and what her hopes are for her future.

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Daily Local News – July 6 2016

The president of the South Central Region of IU Health, Mark Moore, announced this morning that he will be retiring from his position on November 1st of this year; Monroe County officials are still debating the details of a proposed materials recovery facility, known simply as the MRF; The City of Bloomington Animal Care and Control announced last week that …

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Interchange – Midsummer Sensibility: Gigging in the Theater

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IU Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance. Jenny McKnight and David Kortemeier appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

We’re joined by four professional actors who will appear courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association in these two productions which are running on alternating nights from July 8 through the 23rd. They are David Kortemeier, Amanda Catania, Grant Goodman, and Jenny McKnight. I’ll warn you that the conversation is very fluid, alternating focus from Midsummer to Sense. Consistent throughout though …

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Bloomington Police Appoint LGBTQ Liasion

Detective Sergeant Dana Cole and Sergeant David Alley have been appointed to lead a new LGBTQ liaison initiative from the Bloomington Police Department. According to a press release, the LGBTQ liaison program is meant to foster positive relationships and build communication between the police department and the LGBTQ Community. Earlier today, I spoke with Sergeant Cole about the liaison program …

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Daily Local News – July 5, 2016

A new state law regulating the storage and use of footage from police body cameras has some departments questioning whether they want to use body cameras at all; Emergency personnel responded to a Life Alert notification yesterday, which later led to an arrest for attempted murder; The Bloomington City Council is scheduled to discuss a controversial plan for an electrical …

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Bring It On! – July 4, 2016

William Hosea and Clarence Boone talk with 3 special guests from sub-Sahara Africa. The U.S. State Department’s Mandela Washington Fellows for Young African Leaders brought 25 young leaders to the US for several weeks. These Fellows are leaders who have established records of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive change in their organizations, institutions, communities and countries. On this 4th …

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Patriotism in the Era of Trump: A Fourth of July Special

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As Americans celebrated the 240th anniversary of the 13 colonies declaring independence from the British empire, we stopped by Bloomington’s Fourth of July parade to talk with local people about patriotism and nationalism in the era of Donald Trump and Brexit. As usual, the City of Bloomington put together a big holiday parade this morning starting at 10 a.m. It …

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Hola Bloomington – July 1, 2016

Araceli Gomez-Aldana entrevista a Germán López, él es un timplista estimado de Gran Canaria, España. Como músico de conservatorio-entrenado, Germán López mezcla las antiguas tradiciones de las Islas Canarias con sus habilidades técnicas musicales extraordinarias. Germán es uno de los artistas que se presentarán en el annual Festival Internacional de Música LOTUS aquí en Bloomington Septiembre 15-18, 2016. Araceli Gomez-Aldana …

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Daily Local News – June 30, 2016

Earlier today a federal court granted Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky a preliminary injunction regarding Indiana’s new abortion law; Bloomington police are searching for witnesses and a suspect after an attempted abduction on the B-Line Trail; A program aimed at saving three endangered languages has taken a Bloomington-based nonprofit group to North Dakota this summer; Eleven dimly lit intersections …

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Standing Room Only: I Wish the World…An Author Discussion with Elsa Marston Harik

On June 22nd, children’s author Elsa Marston Harik hosted a discussion about her works at the Friends of the Library Bookstore at the Monroe County Public Library. Elsa has written many books, ranging from children’s picture books to young-adult novels to nonfiction pieces. Elsa Marston Harik writes about life in the Middle East, in hopes to “focus on interfaith bridge …

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