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Activate! – VITAL: Sarah Buchanan and Susan Welsand

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Volunteers Sarah Buchanan and Susan Welsand share their experiences working for the Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL) program at the Monroe County Public Library. Also, volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS VITAL at the Monroe County Public Library RSVP Tutoring in the Schools  ESL Tutors  VITAL Volunteers 

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Global Climate Change Awareness

Last week local residents participating in Global Divestment day joined an estimated 450 events in 60 countries to bring awareness to the connection between climate change and the use of fossil fuels. Correspondent Alycin Bektesh has that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Bring It On! – February 16, 2015

Clarence Boone and Jim Sims welcome Akwasi Owusu-Bempah. PART ONE On tonight’s show, Clarence and Jim welcome Akwasi Owusu-Bempah to the show. An Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and an Adjunct Professor within the Department of African American and Diaspora Studies. He is also a Faculty Affiliate, within the Center for Research on Race, Ethnicity and Society. Dr. Owusu-Bempah joins us …

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Daily Local News – February, 16, 2015

The influx of proposed developments in Bloomington is raising concerns at the city’s Commission on Sustainability. Last week, Rebecca Swanson gave a report to the Commission and listed five projects that she called “eye openingly large.” She included the recent passage by the Bloomington Plan Commission of a 30-foot height variance for a hotel on Kirkwood Avenue. FEATURE Last week …

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Books Unbound – “Benito Cereno” by Herman Melville, Part Four

A four-part presentation of Herman Melville’s classic and problematic historical fiction “Benito Cereno” concludes. In the final episode, Captain Amasa Delano has realized what underlies the unease and disorder he’s been witnessing all day aboard the San Dominick. The Spanish captain Benito Cereno has been the puppet of Babo, a Senegalese slave who has led his fellow Africans to revolt. …

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Hola Bloomington – February 13, 2015

Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Maria Auxiliadora Viloria V.​, Carmen Gozalo, Minerva Sosa​ y Sherly Perez platican sobre el día del amor y la amistad. Como lo celebran y que les gusta hacer en este día. Además, los oyentes comparte mensajes de amor al aire. Hola Bloomington hosts Maria Auxiliadora Viloria, Carmen Gozalo, Minerva Sosa and Sherly Perez discuss Valentine’s …

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bloomingOUT – February 12, 2015

Tonight, our hosts Erica Dorsey, Jeff Jewel, and Ryne Shadday discuss recent events within the news.  Their discussion is led through topics such as why our elected officials continue to go down the path of stifling business growth through regressive legislation, as well as the impact of religious conservatives within legislation.  Our music tonight featured Matt Alber, “Handsome Man,” which …

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Bloomington City Council speaks on giving tax breaks to developers

Last night the Bloomington City Council questioned the criteria for granting tax breaks to developers. The company, Big O Properties, asked for a tax abatement from the city for a proposed mixed-use development on South Walnut Street downtown. Danise Alano-Martin, the city’s Director of the Economic and Sustainable Development, recommended the council approve the abatement request. Alano-Martin says the development meets …

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State legislation affects education

Much of the debate at the Indiana Statehouse over the past several weeks has revolved around education. Just this week Governor Mike Pence announced plans to shorten the length of the I-STEP test,  which students will take in March. That move was in response to an announcement that the length would otherwise have doubled this year. Meanwhile, Indiana Republicans have …

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Bloomington is for Lovers: A Valentine’s Day Special

Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is Saturday!!  Valentine’s Day can be a tricky one.  Some people revel in the love and affection that given to them, some people feel uncomfortable with or jealous of this kind of affection and still some others would just rather not think about it and treat it as any other day.  Voices in the …

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