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Daily Local News – June 14, 2016

The Bloomington Utilities Service Center won’t be LEED certified anytime soon; In other news from the Utilities Department, Bloomington’s water quality coordinator is optimistic that the city has got its problem with disinfectant byproducts under control; Bloomington PRIDE is holding a candlelight vigil tonight to honor the victims of the mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando; Last week, …

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Interchange – The Graphically Radical Paul Buhle

Cartoon Paul Buhle by Steve Chappell

Our music tonight, at the suggestion of our guest, comes from The Fugs, formed in 1963 by the poets Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg and Ken Weaver. And we open with, “Here Comes the Levellers,” which is from the Reagan Era release No More Slavery. Our guest is Paul Buhle, one of the foremost historians of American Radicalism and the …

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Bring It On! – June 13, 2016

Leila Randle and Cornelius Wright enjoy a discussion of juke joints, dancing, good food and community with tonight’s guests Liz Mitchell and Gladys DeVane. Liz and Gladys also share news on their soon to be produced play “Resilience: Indiana’s Untold Story.” Resilience tells stories from Indiana’s 200 years with an African American perspective, and of importance to all state residents. …

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Daily Local News – June 13, 2016

Bloomington’s LGBT community is reacting to the deadly shooting in Orlando, where a gunman attacked a gay nightclub during “Latin Night” and left 49 victims dead; Bloomington Mayor, John Hamilton, called a press conference today to show support for a project that would serve low-income senior citizens; A new Gallup poll of 22,000 graduates from various Indiana universities has yielded …

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Islamic Center of Bloomington Fights Growing Anti-Muslim Sentiment

The mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando has again brought anti-Muslim sentiment to the fore in mainstream and social media, as well as from major politicians like Donald Trump. The shooter in Orlando was a practicing Muslim and reportedly told 911 dispatchers that he was carrying out the attack on behalf of the leader of the Islamic State. …

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Activate! Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America : Rachel Guglielmo

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From the Activate! Archives: Local mom and activist, Rachel Guglielmo, discusses her work with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America; an organization originally founded by fellow Hoosier Shannon Watts. There are chapters of Moms in 50 states, and Rachel is active in the local, Bloomington chapter. Listen to Rachel’s empowering experience committing her time and passion for a …

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Bloomington LGBTQ+ and Ally Communities Hold Vigil for Victims of Nightclub Attacks

Bloomington’s LGBT community is reacting to the deadly shooting in Orlando, where a gunman attacked a gay nightclub during “Latin Night” and left 49 victims dead. Bloomington PRIDE and the PRISM Youth Community will be holding a candlelight vigil Tuesday night on the steps of City Hall, beginning at 7:30pm(EST). Additionally, the Back Door is having a letter writing event …

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Mayor Hamilton Raises Support for Facility to Assist Low-Income Seniors

Bloomington Mayor, John Hamilton, called a press conference today to show support for a project that would serve low-income senior citizens. The real estate company, Evergreen Partners, has been planning a 115-unit assisted living facility for seniors who earn less than 60 percent of the area median income. The $22M facility is planned for south Sare Road on the southeast …

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A conversation with Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton

Just more than five months into his first term, Bloomington mayor John Hamilton dropped by the WFHB studios to talk with William Hosea and Cornelius Wright of Bring It On! about topics such as the high cost of living in Bloomington and diversity issues in schools, police forces and elsewhere. We bring you a portion of their conversation for today’s …

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Daily Local News – June 9, 2016

Mayor Hamilton announced improvements in parking meter performance in a press conference this afternoon; Last Night the Bloomington Utilities Department made its case for a 22 percent water and sewer increase; A 19-year-old Monroe County Jail inmate suffered a ruptured aortic aneurysm on Tuesday; In a news release, the Indiana State Police announced that as of July 1st motorist will …

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