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Daily Local News – May 19, 2015

Tomorrow night the Bloomington City Council is set to decide whether to borrow forty-eight million dollars to pay for major projects including Switchyard Park; The City of Bloomingtion is limited in what it can do to respond to the recent repeal of Indiana’s Common Construction Wage law; The Monroe County Election Board has rejected all thirteen provisional ballots Bloomington voters …

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Books Unbound – “Exploring with Robert McAlmon, Part Three”

Robert McAlmon was a ubiquitous presence among the “Lost Generation” of American expatriate writers during the 1920s and ’30s in Paris. Bisexual, he entered into a marriage of appearances with the heiress and lesbian writer Bryher. With her father’s great wealth, he started a press that published the early work of many of the most famous Modernists—and paid bar tabs …

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Women in Media: Facing Inequality

Do those things that terrify you. Say yes to your audience. Be a good person. That was all advice that a panel of media professionals gave to aspiring journalists late last month. The discussion occurred on the last day of class in J200, the Indiana University School of Journalism’s introductory course on writing and reporting. The four panelists were all …

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Bring It On! – May 18, 2015

William Hosea and Liz Mitchell welcome Jim Mitchell and Clarence Boone. PART ONE On tonight’s show, William and Liz welcome Jim Mitchell and B.I.O. Producer Clarence Boone. They join our host for an open dialogue roundtable on current events of interest for the black community. PART TWO Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community. CREDITS …

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Daily Local News – May 18, 2015

County officials say they are confident that a recent sediment spill into Richland Creek has been remediated; The rural Southern Indiana town of French Lick, population 1,800, is expecting 40,000 plus visitors this week for the Senior PGA Championship; U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana has publicly speculated there could be a connection between the HIV outbreak plaguing Scott County …

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Hola Bloomington – May 15, 2015

Hola Bloomington’s hosts Luis Hernandez, Carlos Bakota and Araceli Gomez-Aldana discuss Latino or Hispanic identity in the United States. What it means to be Latino or Hispanic; where these terms came from and who uses them. Also, is this ethnic group really “Latinos Unidos” here in the United States? Los locutores de Hola Bloomington Luis Hernández, Carlos Bakota y Araceli …

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bloomingOUT – May 14, 2015

Tonight, hosts Ryne Shadday and Jeff Jewel interview Justin Ford and Abby Perfetti, who work with community organization Bloomington PRIDE. We also hear an interview Jeff Jewel had with author, lecturer, and LGBTQ+ historian Sue Farentinos. Our music for tonight is a selection from “I was Born This Way” by Carl Bean. The bloomingOUT staff would like to give special …

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Local Residents Set to be Surveyed about Monroe County Community Schools

The Monroe County Community School Corporation is planning to survey local residents about their views on education issues. Superintendent Judy DeMuth told the school board about the survey at a work session May 12th. “We have added a couple of questions, one that really targets preschool and of course a question about technology”,  Demuth explains about the new survey. DeMuth …

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County Employee Salaries Under Review

Monroe County is comparing itself to other government bodies to find out how much County employees should be paid. The County Council has approved a letter of engagement with a company that will perform the salary review. The firm, Waggoner, Irwin, Scheele and Associates, will study of salaries and benefits paid to staff by comparable government bodies. During discussion on …

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New Non-Profit Center for Pregnant Women in Bloomington

A national nonprofit organization has just opened a center for pregnant women in Bloomington. The group describes the facility as QUOTE “secular and client-centered” UNQUOTE. Sierra Gardner has more for today’s WFHB community report. Beginning this Fall, All Options plans to host secular support groups for after-abortion support, pregnancy loss and parenting, according to its website.

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