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Activate! – Justice Unlocked: Lasserina Dowell

Air date: 08/21/2017 Justice Unlocked bridges a gap in legal aid accessibility, providing services to victims of human trafficking, sexual abuse, or domestic violence, to assist in their recovery. Lassserina’s attention to the branding and sustainability of the organization was extremely important in the first year of Justice Unlocked, when she volunteered 20 hours/week as their volunteer deputy development director, …

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Emerald Ash Borer Devastation Could Cost State Twenty Billion Dollars

The Emerald Ash Borer has been wreaking havoc on Indiana Ash trees since 2004. The invasive Asian beetle is responsible for widespread destruction of Ash tree populations across the state, and the Indiana Parks Alliance is warning Hoosiers that if aggressive action isn’t taken to combat the insect, almost all of Indiana’s Ash trees will be gone within the next …

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Church Vandalism Motivated By Fear

A week after Donald Trump was elected president of United States, George Nathaniel Stang sprayed the walls of Saint David’s Episcopal Church in Brown County with a swastika, anti-gay epithets, and “Heil Trump.” In May, Stang, who is publicly gay, confessed to spray painting the church in 2016. In a conversation with Doug Bauder, director of the LGBTQ Culture Center …

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Interchange – The Same Old Hate: The Reactionary Right Rides Again

A mass of torches in the darkness reveal faces full of rage — white, (mostly male) faces. Public violence and intimidation unmasking raw hateful prejudice and resurgent white supremacy. Is this the deep south of the 1920’s? No, it happened in a college town last weekend: Charlottesville, Virginia. Our show is about the Reactionary Right in the United States of America; …

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The Indiana Department of Transportation Takes Over Interstate 69 Construction

The Indiana Department of Transportation has finalized its takeover of the Interstate 69 section five corridor from Bloomington to Martinsville. WFHB News Director Wes Martin spoke with INDOT spokesman Scott Manning and Indiana Finance Authority spokeswoman Stephanie McFarland about the state’s arrangements.

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Daily Local News – August 15, 2017

A week after Donald Trump was elected president of United States, George Nathaniel Stang sprayed the walls of Saint David’s Episcopal Church in Brown County with a swastika, anti-gay epithets, and “Heil Trump.”; The Monroe County Public Safety Tax Committee will fund six more dispatches for the county’s Central Emergency Dispatch; The Emerald Ash Borer has been wreaking havoc on …

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Bring It On! – August 14, 2017

Hosts Cornelius Wright and William Hosea have a special show on recent social justice incidents in our country occurring with greater regularity.  Guest Beth Applegate joins the show as co-chair of “Showing Up for Racial Justice”, or SURJ.  In this double header, Denise Valkyrie and Wanda Savala share their perspective as participants in the rally “Stand in Solidarity with Charlottesville …

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Volunteers Build Naxolone Kits

More than two dozen community members gathered Wednesday night to help the Indiana Recovery Alliance build Naxolone kits. Reporter Sarah Vaughan brings us the story for today’s Community Report.

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Jeffersonville Participants Learn How To Dispose of Needles And Administer Naxolone

A Jeffersonville program meant to help curb Hepatitis C and HIV is being extended for the upcoming year. The program, aimed at helping decrease the use of used needles shared by infected intravenous drug users, teaches participants how to safely dispose of needles and trains them in administering anti-opioid drug overdose medication called Narcan or Naloxone. Two years ago an …

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Bloomington Rallies To Support Victims of Charlottesville Terrorism

Organizations gathered at the Monroe County Courthouse yesterday in a show of solidarity for the victims of Saturday’s terrorist attack on counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. White supremacists gathered in the historic college town to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, calling their event the ‘Unite the Right Free Speech Rally.’ After repeated clashes …

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