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“Civil Streets” Project Holds Community Conversation

In August, Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton announced an initiative to address complaints and issues surrounding safety and civility in downtown Bloomington. The initiative stems from complaints about aggressive panhandlers, and behavioral problems from some persons with mental health and drug abuse issues. The mayor also said some parks employees didn’t feel safe working in downtown parks, and cited public health …

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Window Open for “Women’s” Award Nominees

The Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women released a call for nominees for their 2017 Woman of the Year, Emerging Leader, and Lifetime Contribution Awards. The Woman of the Year Award is for a woman who has improved the quality of life for other women and serves as a role model for them by her outstanding contributions to the …

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New Nature Preserve Opens on Shores of Lake Monroe

The Sycamore Land Trust has opened a new nature preserve on the shores of Lake Monroe. The Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve, which covers 48 acres, was acquired in 2015. The land was purchased with funds donated by several members of the Weingartner family in memory of their daughter, Amy, who died of brain cancer in 2012. Additional funding was …

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Kite Line: December 2, 2016- Dignity in Detention, from Standing Rock to the Spanish State

Our focus this week is on Red Fawn Fallis, currently detained in North Dakota after her arrest on October 27, at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. We speak to a member of the International Indigenous Youth Council- and longtime friend of hers, Mia Stevens, about Red Fawn’s situation. We hear updates on the ongoing repression against striking prisoners, and read …

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bloomingOUT – Steve Sanders – December 1, 2016

Join anchors JP and Sarah as they interview Maurer School of Law faculty member and lawyer, Professor Steve Sanders. Steve will be discussing the legal issues of LGBTQ+ Americans that could potentially be affected by president-elect Donald Trump and vice president-elect, Mike Pence. This episode features music from Jack Colwell and Conleth Kane. Tonight’s episode will also feature a new …

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WFHB at Standing Rock

WFHB reporter Leah Carter brings us a story of surveillance and police militarization, from Standing Rock, North Dakota.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Dan “Carp” Combs

An institution in local politics, Dan “Carp” Combs has been Perry Township trustee since the mid-‘eighties, providing services for the needy and even making sure the abandoned Shortstop lot on the south side remains relatively clutter-free. Uniquely among American states, Indiana depends on the township form of government. Former Governor Mitch Daniels tried to eliminate the township system but failed. …

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Daily Local News – December 1, 2016

The state of Indiana has offered seven million dollars in tax breaks to Carrier Corporation in a deal that is expected to keep about a thousand manufacturing jobs in Indianapolis; The city of Bloomington is asking for feedback on a broad range of ideas that could affect the future of the downtown area; Preparations are underway for the Fifth Annual …

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Phone Jamming, Constant Surveillance, Flood Lights at Pipeline Protests

WFHB reporter Leah Carter was present at the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakota last week and she witnessed some of the most tense interactions between police and demonstrators. She brings us an account of police force and surveillance, as well as creative responses from demonstrators, in this report.  

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Document: Full List of “Action Ideas” for Downtown Bloomington

The city of Bloomington is asking for feedback on a broad range of ideas that could affect the future of the downtown area. From 9AM to noon on Saturday, City Hall is hosting an event where community members will discuss various action ideas generated as part of Mayor John Hamilton’s Downtown Safety, Civility and Justice Initiative. There are dozens of …

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