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Dial This Extension for Money Smarts

Along with every other Indiana county, we have a Purdue University Extension that offers free resources to the community. Among those resources, says Emily Roth, are money-managing information and education.

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Interchange – The Right to Dignity: Service Sector Workers and the Future of Unions

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Do service-sector workers represent the future of the U.S. labor movement? Mid-twentieth-century union activism transformed manufacturing jobs from backbreaking, low-wage work into careers that allowed workers to buy homes and send their kids to college. Some union activists insist that there is no reason why service-sector workers cannot follow that same path…As one Indiana-based organizer says of the struggle being …

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Interview: ACLU Lawsuit Challenges Law Barring Sex Offenders From Voting in Schools

Earlier this year the Indiana legislature passed a law barring what are referred to as serious sex offenders from voting on election day if their precinct is located in a school. The law passed unanimously in both the House and Senate. It makes it a Level 6 felony for an offender to enter a school property. Earlier today the American …

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Daily Local News – August 18, 2015

Indiana University has just signed one of the largest apparel contracts in the history of college athletics; The Indiana Department of Transportation is warning incoming college students to be aware of delays along the route to Bloomington; A study on the sustainability of Bloomington has found mixed results; Hoosier Energy is proposing to build a photovoltaic solar power farm west …

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Bring It On! – August 17, 2015

Clarence Boone and Jacinda Townsend welcome Liz Mitchell. PART ONE On tonight’s show, Clarence and Jacinda welcome B.I.O. contributor Liz Mitchell.She joins us by phone to shed light on her annual pilgrimage through the deep south to research America’s dark past with an eye toward a brighter future. You’ll hear more of her commentary during future airings of “Dark Past, …

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Governor Pence Undergoes Surgery

Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann will serve as the acting governor of Indiana tomorrow while Governor Pence undergoes surgery to have a hernia repaired. Pence’s surgery was described as outpatient in a press release issued today. But he will undergo general anesthetic as part of the procedure. In a letter to Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma and Senate President Pro Tem …

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Mayor Mark Kruzan Endorses John Gregg

Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan has joined 35 other Indiana mayors to officially endorse Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg. The Gregg campaign made the announcement in a press release this afternoon. The endorsements come just a week after Superintendent for Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, who was possibly Gregg’s biggest Democratic rival, dropped out of the race. Ritz had struggled with fundraising, …

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bloomingOUT – August 13, 2015

Hosts Jeff Poling and Megan McCullough interview Ryan Cassata, a singer-songwriter and transgender motivational speaker. The music tonight was also by Ryan Cassata, a song written for a friend, titled “Jump Fence”. Hosts – Jeff Poling, Megan McCullough Executive Producer – Joe Crawford Producer – Olivia Davidson Board Engineer – Andrew Sims

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“Fighting Against the Dark” – An Interview with Turkish Activist and Bombing Survivor Ramazan Basar


Today we bring you an extended interview recorded in Istanbul by longtime Bloomington resident and WFHB correspondent Filiz Cicek. Cicek spoke with an activist who had just survived a bombing as he was attempting to cross into the Syrian area of Kobani. Kobani is the name of both a city and a larger area in northern Syria near the border …

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Daily Local News – August 13, 2015

The Monroe County Community School Corporation is working on a strategy to get voters to renew a supplemental school funding tax. At a work session on Tuesday, the Corporation’s Board of Trustees discussed the logistics of an upcoming referendum vote; Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan has joined 35 other Indiana mayors to officially endorse Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg; Lieutenant Governor …

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