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bloomingOUT – Jacques Rozier – March 3, 2017

Join bloomingOUT anchors Colin and JP as they welcome Jacques Rozier to the show! Jacques is a Master’s student studying sports broadcasting at the Indiana University Media School who has spoken with us previously about LGBTQ+ athletes. Tonight, Jacques will discuss the existing relationship between President Donald Trump and the journalists; as well of openly Out athletes in major sports …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Doug Wissing

Longtime Bloomington journalist and author Douglas Wissing has been described as an adventurer. His three tours as an embedded reporter in Afghanistan have provided him with enough adventures to last a lifetime. He’s described what he’s seen in two books on America’s sixteen-year battle in history’s chronic battleground. His latest book, “Hopeless but Optimistic: Journeying Through America’s Endless War in …

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Daily Local News – March 2, 2017

Members of the Bloomington City Council approve a resolution calling on the US Congress to enact a revenue neutral carbon fee on fossil fuels; A former dog kennel in Monroe County will get new life as a facility for children with autism; The City of Bloomington is one of three cities chosen to participate in the 2017 Map Box Cities …

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Kite Line: February 24, 2017- Support Communities

This episode, we focus on two individuals who are working to organize support systems for communities that are directly affected or targeted by law enforcement and incarceration. First, we continue our conversation with Akili Shakur, wife of prisoner Shaka Shakur, who works to organize support groups for family members of prisoners. Then, we hear from local student organizer Willy Palomo, …

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Standing Room Only: Black Don’t Crack

On Monday, February 27, the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center hosted a panel discussion entitled “Black Don’t Crack.” This panel discussed African-American healthcare in the United States. The panelists discussed trust with healthcare providers along with the history of discrimination against African-Americans in the healthcare sphere. The panelists included Rory James, who is the Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion for …

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Daily Local News – March 1, 2017

The Monroe County School Board gave its final approval last night to a 2.5 million dollar bus contract with Michigan based Auxilio Services. An initiative to add another access point to Ellettsville’s Heritage Trail is moving forward.The Bloomington Board of Public Works has approved a request from the developers of Patterson Pointe to allow a parking boulevard to encroach into …

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Steve Sanders speaks on LGBTQ legal issues

Last week, WFHB’s LGBTQ public affairs show, BloomingOUT, hosted a conversation with Indiana University law professor Steve Sanders. Sanders begins by addressing the Trump administration’s reversal of a directive related to transgender access to bathrooms.

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Better Beware – Three New Scams

BETTER BEWARE Shady tax preparers, an avalanche of danger for Mac users, and a huge new internet security leak for everyone to worry about. Lots of new news this time!

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Coming Up On Interchange: Welles Before Glass

Our March 7 episode will be special 90-minute Interchange focusing on Orson Welles in his less-appreciated role as an innovator in the WWII-era radio feature, a genre of radio mixing fact and drama that is a (largely forgotten and unacknowledged) forerunner of the radio documentary, as we know it now. (Think Ira Glass and This American Life.) Michele Hilmes joins …

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Toby Strout, Longtime Director of Middle Way House, Passes Away

The longtime director of Middle Way House, Toby Strout, has died at the age of 71. Strout led the organization for almost three decades before retiring last year. Middle Way House has a mission to end violence, both structural and interpersonal, in the lives of women and children. Strout oversaw major changes at the organization. During her tenure, Middle Way …

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