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Coming Up On Interchange – Cuba in Africa

Cuba in Africa We’re joined by Piero Gleijeses whose book, Conflicting Missions: Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976, “bluntly contradicts the Congressional testimony of the era and the memoirs of Henry A. Kissinger.” The work sheds new light on U.S. foreign policy and CIA covert operations and revolutionizes our view of Cuba’s international role, challenges conventional U.S. beliefs about the influence …

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Daily Local News – March 22, 2017

The city of Bloomington has discovered contaminants on land that is slated for an affordable housing development. The Bloomington Animal Shelter will be getting a million dollar facelift this year. The owners of Hopscotch Coffee have reportedly purchased Rainbow Bakery and plan to open a new location On Madison Street. Full time enrollment has reached an all-time high at IU …

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Behind the Bagpipes

Many Indiana University students and staff have taken note of a character often referred to simply as the Bagpipe Guy. But few know why he stands, day after day, playing his bagpipes in Dunn Meadow. So reporter Victoria Ziege tracked him down to find out. In the process, she found there was a great deal more to the strange man playing the bagpipes on IU’s campus. …

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IU at Enrollment Capacity

Full time enrollment has reached an all-time high at IU Bloomington. With the large numbers of students coming in, dorms are at capacity and sometimes overflowing. Jade Shoppell reports on the University’s enrollment issue.

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Activate! – Banneker Community Center: Jennifer Perry

In this week’s Activate! Jennifer Perry highlights her work caring for children at the Banneker Community Center which provides essential services for families. Family Events at Banneker Center School Bigs Program Volleyball Referee

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City of Bloomington Continues Discussions About Proposed Annexation

Discussions continue tonight about the proposed annexation of nearly 10,000 acres of Monroe County land into the city of Bloomington. Another public meeting is scheduled for people to learn more and speak with city officials. It runs from six to eight in the Council Chambers at City Hall. It is the second of six sessions meant to clarify the details …

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Interchange – Do You Bite Your Thumb At Us, Sir? On Mere Civility

Today, politicians and intellectuals warn that we face a crisis of civility and a veritable war of words polluting our public sphere. In liberal democracies committed to tolerating diversity as well as active, often heated disagreement, the loss of this conversational virtue appears critical. But is civility really a virtue? Or is it, as critics claim, a covert demand for …

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Anti-Solar Bill Set for Hearing — Interview with Hoosier Environmental Council Director Jesse Kharbanda

Tomorrow morning a committee in the Indiana House of Representatives is scheduled to discuss Senate Bill 309, a piece of legislation that worries solar energy advocates. For today’s WFHB community report, News Director Joe Crawford spoke with the executive director of the Hoosier Environmental Council, Jesse Kharbanda. We bring you a portion of their conversation now.

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Everyday People – Julie Hill on the Creative Aging Festival

Stacey and Courtney talk with Julie Hill about changes to the annual Creative Aging Festival, which is sponsored by the Bloomington Commission on Aging.

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Daily Local News – March 21, 2017

Discussions continue tonight about the proposed annexation of nearly 10,000 acres of Monroe County land into the city of Bloomington; A house bill naming protections for student journalists will be voted on this week at the Indiana Statehouse; Indiana University students are working to combat a bill proposed in the Indiana General Assembly that would make sanctuary universities illegal; A …

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