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Bloomington Plan Commission Reviews Plans for New Development

The Bloomington Plan Commission gave a favorable review to plans for a multi-family development at 2182 West Tapp Road in its meeting last night. Last night’s review included clarification on a request from the city for a 30-year commitment to include workforce housing in the development. Workforce housing units are cheaper to rent and are set aside for people with …

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Interview with Nancy Richman, Executive Director for Volunteers in Medicine

Since long before the passage of Obamacare, Bloomington’s own Volunteers In Medicine has been providing free care to people who can’t otherwise afford it. And despite the health care law, the free clinic continues to see many clients. To find out more, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with the executive director of Volunteers in Medicine, Nancy Richman. We’ll hear …

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Everyday People – Rehab Hospital of Indiana

A discussion with Jean Capler with Rehab Hospital about TBI (traumatic brain injury) and resources available to those with new or old injury, the Rehab Hospital is a tremendous resource.

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Daily Local News – March 7, 2017

The Bloomington Plan Commission gave a favorable review to plans for a multi-family development at 2182 West Tapp Road in its meeting last night; 37 Indiana University Bloomington graduates are volunteering with the Peace Corps in 20 different countries this year; Devour Btown has announced their third annual 14-day dining event, which will start Monday, March 20th, and continue through …

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Bring It On! – March 6, 2017

William Hosea and Liz Mitchell host Tonda Pauley, President of the Indiana Democratic African American Caucus, or IDACC.  IDAAC enhances the Democratic Party’s inclusion of African Americans.  Hear how you can join with IDAAC in building inclusive decision making, public office appointments, and party positions.   PART ONE William Hosea and Liz Mitchell host Tonda Pauley, President of the Indiana …

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Public Access Advocates: Pence Broke No Laws, But Created Dilemmas

Vice President Mike Pence created serious public access issues when he used a private email account for public business, but he didn’t break the law. That’s according to public access officials in Indiana. The Indianapolis Star reported last week that Pence used a private AOL account for government business while he was Governor of Indiana. Indiana Public Access Counselor Luke …

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Mayoral Task Force Reviews a Report on Downtown Safety and Civility

A report on Downtown Safety and Civility is now under review by a mayoral task force. The Community Justice and Mediation Center, or CJAM, produced the report after undertaking a three-stage public deliberation process to examine issues such as panhandling, homelessness, and substance abuse in public places that led some community members to feel unsafe. One of CJAM’s public forums …

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Daily Local News – March 6, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence created serious public access issues when he used a private email account for public business, but he didn’t break the law; Monroe County Commissioners approved  an agreement with the county jail’s Collective Bargaining Unit last week; A bill being considered in the Indiana legislature would introduce four new Class A misdemeanors for the misuse of unmanned …

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Kite Line: March 3, 2017- Woomera: Escaping From an Immigrant Detention Center, Part One

In 2002, imprisoned refugees inside Australia’s Woomera immigration prison coordinated with 2500 outside supporters who had pitched camp outside the facility.  Their coordination allowed them to stage a mass breakout.  This is the first of three episodes dedicated to telling this story, from an interview with a participant in the solidarity camp. It’s a vital reminder than in an age …

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Hola Bloomington – March 3, 2017

Locutores Luis Hernandez, Luis Fuentes y Carlos Bakota tuvieron su primer programa de Hola Bloomington Politico. Nos cuentan sobre los Latinos y las batallas que están viviendo. Hablaron sobre como preparar un plan de emergencia por si acaso son detenidos y que deben hacer si son arrestado por inmigración. También compartan con nosotros las organizaciones que están aquí para ayudar …

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