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Daily Local News – January 26, 2017


Jackson Creek Middle School’s Principal has received backlash after his letter to African American and bi-racial students went viral on Facebook; Local tech company Envisage Technologies is on track to get funding from the city of Bloomington for a planned expansion of the company’s offices.

President Donald Trump has reignited debate about the Dakota Access Pipeline. WFHB reporter Leah Carter spoke with a local activist as well as a tech activist who spoke from Standing Rock. She brings us this report.

Bloomington is home to a wide variety of do-it-yourself, grassroots entertainers. Sue Rall is one — an aerial silks acrobat and drag king. She and her cohorts perform at various special events around town as well as at venues featuring exotic and envelope-pushing fare. Sue graduated from the Bleeding Heartland Roller Girls to aerial acrobatics, defying gravity and combining her athletic and creative talents. More recently, she has become the aging glam-rock star, Jamie Spangle, transforming herself into a man on stage. She joins Michael Glab on this week’s edition of Big Talk.

This week’s edition asks Bloomington residents what they think should be done about Indiana’s opioid epidemic.

Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele and Glenn Lightner
Today’s headlines were written by Kacey Ross
Along with Sarah Vaughan for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Michael Glab
Voices in the Street was produced by Barbara von Przewoski
Our engineer today is Chris Martin
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford.

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