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Confusion Over Law Could Delay A-F School Grades

The Indiana State Board of Education voted today to instruct state officials to issue a new batch of A through F grades to each school in the state. That’s despite the fact the legal status of the school grading system has been called into question in recent weeks. According to the Journal Gazette, the Indiana Department of Education is leading …

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Interchange – Necessary Trouble: March and The Example of John Lewis

MARCH 2091

Tonight we discuss the groundbreaking graphic novel series, March, an engaging and award-winning first-hand account of Congressman John Lewis’s lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. March: Book One spans Lewis’s youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Nashville Student Movement’s battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins. The memoir …

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Development of 6 Acres of Trades District Awarded to Indianapolis Developer

Earlier this month, Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan announced the city had reached a deal with a company to develop about half of what the city calls The Trades District. The company, Flaherty and Collins, has agreed to develop a six-acre piece of land just east of Rogers Street and south of 11th Street. The city currently owns the land, which …

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Daily Local News – September 15, 2015

The Bloomington Plan Commission has approved the construction of a new apartment complex on the city’s south side; Indiana University Bloomington has already begun to receive applications for its new engineering programs; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District has appointed a new head of operations; In other District news, at that same meeting County Plan Commissioner Scott Wells accused …

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Bring It On! – September 14, 2015

Clarence Boone and Mattie White welcome Anthony Thompson and David Beecham. PART ONE On tonight’s show, Clarence and Mattie welcome Pastors Anthony Thompson of Light House Community Church and David Beecham formerly of Apostolic Bible Church. They joins us to for a conversation related to the 35th Anniversary of the Light House Community Church in Bloomington and the pressing issues, …

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Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Eleven: ‘Two Men,’ Chapters 26–29

The death of the matriarch and the return of the family adventurer casts the future of the Parke dynasty in doubt, while an interracial love affair turns to tragedy, in this episode of the Civil War-era novel Two Men by Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902). Stoddard’s three novels, all published in the 1860s, were overshadowed by the war and stylistically ahead of …

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Activate! – CASA: Angie Raymond


Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Angie Raymond explains the importance of this volunteer position to the children caught up in DCS cases and talks about the rewards of her own experience. Also, volunteer opportunities connected to the legal sector from the City of Bloomington’s Volunteer Network. LINKS Monroe County CASA POAP Assistant CJAM Mediation Training CASA New Volunteer Training

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Would Would A Monroe Co. Needle Exchange Look Like?

Earlier this month, the Monroe County Commissioners gave the go ahead for the County Health Department to set up a needle exchange program for intravenous drug users. The Commissioners passed a resolution in support of the department’s declaration of a health emergency in the community, due to the local Hepatitis C epidemic. The Department can now apply to the State …

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Daily Local News – September 14, 2015

The Bloomington City Council has recommended the city provide emergency funding for its largest homeless shelter, the facility that has long been known as Martha’s House; This morning the city of Bloomington announced six winners of its annual National Hispanic Heritage Month Awards; Bloomington is ranked among the top 100 most livable American cities in a list released today by …

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Hola Bloomington – September 11, 2015

Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Raquel Anderson y Luz María López hablan con invitados, Lillian Casillas, Jane Walter y Daniel Soto, sobre la importancia de celebrar el mes de la herencia hispana y sobre cómo a cambiado nuestra comunidad a lo largo de los años. Además, hablan sobre los premios otorgados por la comisión de asuntos hispanos y latinos en …

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