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Daily Local News – November 14, 2016

Bloomington and Indianapolis both saw protest activity over the weekend in reaction to Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election; Bloomington’s Public Works Department has announced that the downtown recycling center will be closed by the end of this month; Last week the Bloomington City Council gave conditional approval to a rezoning request that clears the way for a high-density …

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Advocacy Groups Hold Protests for Communities Affected by President-Elect

Bloomington and Indianapolis both saw protest activity over the weekend in reaction to Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election. A rally held at the Sample Gates on Sunday, billed as “Community Defense and Resistance”, drew between 100 and 200 attendees. The event was sponsored by the Indiana Recovery Alliance and several other area groups including PRISM, Students Against State …

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Conservative Group and Refugee Support Network Hold Forum

Area residents gathered at the Monroe County Public Library last Wednesday for a forum on the resettlement of refugees to Bloomington. Reporter, Sarah Vaughan, attended the meeting and, as expected, found opposing information and perspectives were plentiful. The organization, Exodus Refugee Immigration, is opening an office in Bloomington in the spring of next year and will help resettle families in …

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Activate! – Bloomington SCORE : Babette Ballinger


SCORE volunteers help entrepreneurs achieve new levels of success. Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back, connect with fellow business owners, and share your knowledge with others. In this week’s Activate! Babette Ballinger discusses her love of sharing her insights gained from her career in New York’s garment industry with entrepreneurs working to get a business …

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Kite Line: November 12, 2016 – Families and Prison, Part One


This week is our first installment of a series covering the impact of prison on families. This episode focuses on Wendi Middleton, who works in the Indiana Women’s Prison with her organization Angel’s Wings, which provides a variety of services to incarcerated women, from newly pregnant mothers to women who became prisoners while being the primary caregiver for their children. …

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Hola Bloomington – November 11, 2016

Israel Herrera interviews Spanish students who are involved in sports at Indiana University and a Spanish teacher who wants to start a group to help students practice the language. Antonio Cembellin, tennis player from Spain, talked about his experience in the tennis team and in studies. Antonio is studying biotechnology at the same time as he is playing for Indiana …

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What the Election Means For Anti-LGBTQ Legislation

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In this report from BloomingOUT, Kathryn de la Rosa takes a look at the candidates who have just been elected to the highest offices in the land. What are their positions on LGBTQ rights and what legislation have they supported?

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bloomingOUT – QueerTalk – November 10, 2016

Join anchors JP and Sarah as they interview Elbe Lieb and Kris Roehling, facilitators for the group QueerTalk. QueerTalk is a space that is for discussing and learning about issues that affect both individual members of the queer community, but also for the community as a whole. The group is a collective forum for members of the LGBTQ queer and …

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Daily Local News – November 10, 2016

Following the surprise election of Donald Trump as president, South Central Indiana Jobs With Justice is helping organize a rally in Bloomington; The Monroe County Council was inundated with public comment on two recipients of Sophia Travis Community Services Grants; The policy committee of the Bloomington Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization heard a report raising concerns about the accessibility of …

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Big Talk w/ Michael Glab: The Book Corner

The Book Corner on Walnut Street has anchored the southeast corner of the Courthouse Square through lean times and boom times for more than a half century. The story of the family-run business reads like a history of the town. The shop has weathered the advent of e-readers as well as the demise of newspapers and magazines but proprietor Margaret …

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