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Daily Local News – June 29, 2017

A federal court has blocked some provisions of a new abortion law from taking effect; The Bloomington City Council has approved the development of pocket neighborhoods as a conditional use in single family and core neighborhoods; Bloomington sanitation services will operate on their normal schedule this July 4th. FEATURE Phil Ford is the author of “Dig: Sound and Music in …

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Eco Feature: Indiana’s Response to Climate Change, Pt. 2

In today’s Eco Report feature, we hear the second part of correspondent Norm Holy’s conversation with Indiana University professor and acclaimed scientist Ellen Ketterson, who is part of a team of faculty working to develop plans for responding to climate change in Indiana. Last month, IU announced it would invest 55 million dollars in the project as part of the …

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bloomingOUT – J Patrick Redmond and Patricia Smith – June 29, 2017

Join our hosts Jeff Poling and Colin Shassberger as they chat with guests J Patrick Redmond, author of Some Go Hungry, and Patricia Smith, author of The Year of Needy Girls. The four discuss being LGBT+ in the 80s and 90s, and the importance of reaching out to younger generations. Musical selections include “Little of Your Love” by HAIM, “Ominion” …

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Daily Local News – June 28, 2017

Community members, food pantries and the Bloomington mayor are pressuring the Monroe County Community School Corporation to change its lunch policy. July 1st will see more than 250 new laws take effect in Indiana. The Indianapolis International Airport is still working to obtain its first transatlantic flight. Independence Day Fireworks displays begin this weekend in the Monroe County area. FEATURE …

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Police Presence Downtown Debated by Task Force

This afternoon a group of about a dozen people were sitting or lying down on the sidewalk on East Kirkwood Avenue, alongside shopping carts full of belongings and various other items. The group congregated in front of the site where construction crews are building a new boutique hotel, The Graduate. At least some members of the group have been regular …

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Standing Room Only: The State of the American Labor Movement

From May 31 to June 3, the Working Class Studies Association held their annual conference at Indiana University. Each day, there were several rounds of panels and speakers. On June 3, the closing plenary speaker Kim Moody spoke to the present and possible futures of labor movement in the U.S. He touched on many sides of the issue, including surveillance, …

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Better Beware – You’re At Risk

Massive data breaches have leaked detailed information on all American voters, and the info can be used against anyone, anytime.

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Local Residents Recognize One-Year Anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub Attack

This past weekend local residents gathered to recognize the one-year anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub attack. WFHB correspondent Arjun Balasundaram was on hand for the event and he brings us this story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Bring It On! – June 26, 2017

PART ONE Hosts William Hosea and Cornelius Wright lead a round table about the acquittal of Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez, plagiarism allegations against Sheriff David Clarke, the Bill Cosby mistrial, and the appointment of President Trump’s wedding planner to head up a Housing and Urban Development branch. Guests are Justin Crossley and Eric Love. PART TWO Headline news of …

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MCCSC Unpaid Lunch Debt Policy Raises Concerns

Concerns about the way Monroe County Community Schools collect unpaid lunch debts is prompting some community members to voice their discomfort at tonight’s school board meeting. The federal school lunch program now requires school districts to formalize in writing the policies they have to collect unpaid lunch debt from students whose account balances are negative. Policy 8500 is MCCSC’s formalization …

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