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Better Beware – Senior Citizens

A newly-published study shows why older people are such juicy targets for scammers — they’re more likely to let their emotions run away with them.

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Daily Local News – June 15, 2016

General Electric announced today that it plans to close its refrigerator plant in Bloomington; Workers in Monroe County will be paying more local taxes next year; A member of the Bloomington Utilities Service Board is urging the city to examine how it charges customers for water; Congressman Andre Carson announced Thursday that 4-point-3 million dollars in federal grant money will …

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Veterans Court Coming to Monroe County

Nationwide there are more than 21.5 million veterans, many of whom struggle with PTSD, brain injury or trauma, and drug and alcohol addictions. This combination sometimes leads to problems as veterans reintegrate into civilian life, and some find themselves in court. Monroe County Chief Probation Officer Linda Brady has secured a $64,000 grant from the Indiana Judicial Center to fund …

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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


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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