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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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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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