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State House Passes Bill for ISTEP Replacement

Indiana students could eventually be sitting for a new standardized test. It’s called I-LEARN, and it would replace the current, decades-old ISTEP. House Bill 1003 proposing the new exam passed through the Indiana House yesterday with a vote of 67 to 31. It requires that students in grades 3-8 take a standardized exam. Students in grades 9 through 12 would …

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Indiana Nonprofits Lobby State Legislators to Get More Supplemental Nutrition Assistance for Hoosiers

Indiana nonprofits are lobbying state legislators on two Senate bills that would impact the ability of Hoosiers to receive SNAP benefits. That’s the federally funded supplemental nutrition assistance program formerly known as food stamps. Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, the Indiana Association of United Ways, the Indiana Township Association, Inc., and the Institute for Working Families are among a dozen organizations working …

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Everyday People – Older Adults and Social Isolation

Area 10 Executive Director, Kerry Conway provides information on services and supports available at Area 10. Special focus on health impacts of social isolation.

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Daily Local News – February 21, 2017

Indiana students could evenutally be sitting for a new standardized test; The number of Hoosiers earning workforce certificates has jumped significantly; The Department of Homeland Security has released a set of memos to implement President Trump’s plan to crack down on immigrants who are in the country illegally; The Bloomington Police Department is holding on to records that could help …

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Interchange – The Tragic Birth of Black Populism

Born out of necessity, out of self-protection and preservation, Black Populism’s story is equal parts inspiring and heartbreaking. Last week Thea Riofrancos joined us to try to distinguish Populism in terms of its political character–on the Left and on the Right. Today, we’ll take a look at the development and destruction of Black Populism in the post-bellum South, discovering the …

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Bring It On! – February 20, 2017

William Hosea and Clarence Boone host Dr. David Ragland, head of the Truth Telling Project.  There is nothing new about state violence against African Americans.  From slave patrols up through today’s shoot-first practices, racial oppression in the US has always been maintained by violence. Hear about Truth Telling first!  And later in the broadcast Bring It On’s always unique ending …

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Southern Indiana Residents Upset by Planned Housing Development

Residents of a low-income neighborhood in southern Indiana say the city government is forcing them out of their homes to clear the way for a private developer.

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Activate! – Community Kitchen: Keith Bobay

Keith Bobay serves the Community Kitchen and countless other organizations in countless other capacities. In this week’s Activate! Keith discusses his passion for community service and describes how these services help people get through challenging times in their lives. LINKS Community Kitchen

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Future of Redistricting Bill Uncertain

A bill to create an independent commission to draw legislative districts is poised to die in committee without being voted on. The bill, coauthored by House speaker Brian Bosma, has support from both Republicans and Democrats in the House. But the bill’s progress has been halted by Representative Milo Smith, a Republican from Columbus. He chairs the House Elections Committee, …

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Daily Local News – February 20, 2017

A bill to create an independent commission to draw legislative districts is poised to die in committee without being voted on; Solar energy advocates continued their criticism of Senate Bill 309; On Saturday, March 4th the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra will present “Scene Change: Music of Latin America” at the Buskirk Chumley Theater in Bloomington. FEATURE Residents of a low-income neighborhood …

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