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Kite Line: June 30, 2017- Recalling Past Struggles

This week is the first part of our interview with Mark Cook. Mark served 24 years in prison for his participation in a bank robbery and jail break associated with the George Jackson Brigade in Seattle. He co-founded the Walla Walla chapter of the Black Panther Party, and Mark continued his activism throughout his captivity. In this segment, Mark talks …

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Eco Report – June 29, 2017

Eco Report is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we live. Each program features timely …

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Voices in the Street: “Have you been personally affected by the current opioid crisis?”

Last week Bloomington police investigated a rash of overdoses ten of which occurred during a 24 hour period alone. As the opioid crisis rages on and its effects are felt in Bloomington voices in the street has gone and asked whether you have been personally affected by it or whether you know someone who has.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Phil Ford

Phil Ford is the author of “Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture.” He takes the reader on a tour of the cutting edge world of jazz musicians, Beat writers, and style arbiters who make up what is hip. Ford is a professor of musicology at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. His interests range far beyond the narrow …

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Daily Local News – June 29, 2017

A federal court has blocked some provisions of a new abortion law from taking effect; The Bloomington City Council has approved the development of pocket neighborhoods as a conditional use in single family and core neighborhoods; Bloomington sanitation services will operate on their normal schedule this July 4th. FEATURE Phil Ford is the author of “Dig: Sound and Music in …

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Eco Feature: Indiana’s Response to Climate Change, Pt. 2

In today’s Eco Report feature, we hear the second part of correspondent Norm Holy’s conversation with Indiana University professor and acclaimed scientist Ellen Ketterson, who is part of a team of faculty working to develop plans for responding to climate change in Indiana. Last month, IU announced it would invest 55 million dollars in the project as part of the …

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bloomingOUT – J Patrick Redmond and Patricia Smith – June 29, 2017

Join our hosts Jeff Poling and Colin Shassberger as they chat with guests J Patrick Redmond, author of Some Go Hungry, and Patricia Smith, author of The Year of Needy Girls. The four discuss being LGBT+ in the 80s and 90s, and the importance of reaching out to younger generations. Musical selections include “Little of Your Love” by HAIM, “Ominion” …

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Daily Local News – June 28, 2017

Community members, food pantries and the Bloomington mayor are pressuring the Monroe County Community School Corporation to change its lunch policy. July 1st will see more than 250 new laws take effect in Indiana. The Indianapolis International Airport is still working to obtain its first transatlantic flight. Independence Day Fireworks displays begin this weekend in the Monroe County area. FEATURE …

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Police Presence Downtown Debated by Task Force

This afternoon a group of about a dozen people were sitting or lying down on the sidewalk on East Kirkwood Avenue, alongside shopping carts full of belongings and various other items. The group congregated in front of the site where construction crews are building a new boutique hotel, The Graduate. At least some members of the group have been regular …

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Standing Room Only: The State of the American Labor Movement

From May 31 to June 3, the Working Class Studies Association held their annual conference at Indiana University. Each day, there were several rounds of panels and speakers. On June 3, the closing plenary speaker Kim Moody spoke to the present and possible futures of labor movement in the U.S. He touched on many sides of the issue, including surveillance, …

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