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Kite Line: December 9, 2016 – Immigration and Incarceration


This week’s episode begins to explore the intersections of borders, documentation, and incarceration. We look at the history of U.S. immigration policy, and how immigrant detention has become such a racialized institution. We also hear from a local latinx poet, and learn about local initiatives led by undocumented communities across the state.

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bloomingOUT – Robert Ping-Slater – December 8, 2016

Join anchors JP and Ryne as they interview the President of the Quarryland Men’s Chorus and regular guest to the program, Robert Ping-Slater. Tonight, Rob talks about recent concerts, outreach, and upcoming events from the Quarryland Men’s Chorus – including a later-than-normal Winter Concert taking place on December 17th and 18th. Tonight’s episode features music from the Quarryland Men’s Chorus, …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Cynthia Brubaker

Restoration architect Cynthia Bruhbaker helps Bloomington retain its past. She has been responsible for the rebirth of such historic structures as the I. Fell Building and the old Coca Cola bottling plant that now serves as the multipurpose headquarters for Middle Way House. BROO-baker knew early on she wanted to be involved in resurrecting nearly forgotten architectural treasures. She joins …

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Daily Local News – December 8, 2016

A Canadian company is taking the first steps toward developing a city-wide, high speed, fiber network in Bloomington; In last night’s city council meeting, council members gave their final approval to a fee schedule for the rental of city facilities; the Bloomington Plan Commission heard a petition from Horvath Communications to put a cell tower; Stone Belt Arc will hold …

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EcoReport – December 8, 2016

EcoReport 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 eco-related …

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Daily Local News – December 7, 2016

12/7/16 A story published in the Herald Times about local white nationalists provoked varied community responses this week; Monroe County Officials are discussing streamlining the county’s zoning code as it applies to the urbanizing area just outside Bloomington city limits; Project Porchlight— an effort designed to engage local residents with energy-saving opportunities in their home—occurred in October this year. FEATURE …

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Better Beware

Online Shopping Dangers Apps and emojis — the free ones, and mostly the ones from overseas — are hijacking online shoppers, especially those using tablets and cellphones. Here’s what’s going on

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Mayor John Hamilton Speaks with Bloomington Rotary Club

Last month Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton spoke to the Bloomington Rotary Club about the issues in the city, from housing to job creation. We bring you a portion of his comments now, for today’s WFHB community report. This clip begins with Hamilton speaking about the fallout from the November 8th election. That was Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton speaking last month at a …

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Interchange – Facing America at Standing Rock

Photo courtesy of Kelly Tudor.

Even elementary schools are now teaching what was always factual about the conquest of this land mass–Northern Europeans came and murdered as many indigenous people as possible. Treaties were made to be broken. Herded onto desolate reservations, dying by the thousands en route, the native people of this land were treated as one race of lesser beings–portrayed as devils and …

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Daily Local News – December 6, 2016

12/06/16 The City of Bloomington is offering to pay $725,000 to buy the city’s only strip club, Night Moves; The CEO of United Technologies, the parent company to Carrier, said in an interview with CNBC’s Jim Cramer that there was no specific quid-pro- quo involved in the deal to preserve 1,000 jobs at Carrier’s Indianapolis plant; The Bloomington Volunteer Network …

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