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Everyday People – Did You Know That?

Did You Know That? Amy Thompson, County Extension Director gives us a snapshop of what Purdue Extension in Monroe County has to offer including upcoming programs, free resources and services.

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Local Entrepreneur Works to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Local entrepreneur Joe Davis is the creator of the Community Carbon Exchange, or CCX. Davis says carbon-saving actions like carpooling and walking, as well as adjustments in food and utility consumption create a carbon offset that can be sold. Individuals and companies with larger carbon footprints can then buy that offset as a way to help mitigate their own impact …

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Daily Local News – February 28, 2017

A two-year state budget proposal is moving on to the Indiana Senate; The Indiana House has approved a measure creating a new requirement for abortion providers to inform patients about so-called “abortion reversal” procedures; Five states in the U.S. do not have legislation targeting hate crimes–Indiana being one of them; A fundraising event tomorrow night is supporting the efforts of …

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Interchange – Televising the Revolution: Cuba in Film and Fiction

Our show tonight features two well-known Cuban artists: contemporary novelist, Leonardo Padura, whose fictional detective Mario Conde has been introduced to an even wider audience now through the Netflix miniseries Four Seasons in Havana. As it was shot on location it gives viewers a feel for what our guest Anke Birkenmaier terms the “actually existing Havana”; and Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, …

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Bring It On!- February 27th, 2017

Each year, the City of Bloomington Black History Month Committee plans activities and events for the community to celebrate and commemorate the month of February as Black History Month. This year’s theme is “Black Her-Story Month: Illuminating the Gifts of Black Women”. On Bring It On representing all that is phenomenal about our Black women in Bloomington, we have assembled …

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Monroe County Community School Corporation to Keep Existing Bathroom Policy

The Monroe County Community School Corporation will not be changing their gender neutral bathroom policy after President Trump rescinded Obama’s guidelines protecting transgender students last week. Andrew Clampitt is a spokesperson for the school corporation. “We kind of look at this in a different way than a lot of other school corporations and communities. We’re already such a rich, diverse …

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Bloomington Solidarity Network Releases Report About Controversial MCCSC Contract

The school board at the Monroe County Community School Corporation is scheduled to vote tomorrow night on a contract that would affect the jobs of dozens of bus drivers. The proposed agreement has drawn public criticism from some local residents, including some of the drivers. Late last week the Bloomington Solidarity Network released a report describing how the contract could …

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Daily Local News – February 27, 2017

An Owen County judge has accepted a plea agreement in the case of Shaylyn Ammerman’s murder; A former assistant director of IU’s Office of Student Ethics has been sentenced for possession of child pornography, a level six felony; The Indiana House of Representatives has approved a gun bill allowing people with civil protective orders to carry a handgun without a …

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Daily Local News – February 27, 2017

An Owen County judge has accepted a plea agreement in the case of Shaylyn Ammerman’s murder; A former assistant director of IU’s Office of Student Ethics has been sentenced for possession of child pornography, a level six felony; The Indiana House of Representatives has approved a gun bill allowing people with civil protective orders to carry a handgun without a …

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Kite Line: February 17, 2017- Families and Prison, Part Three

Our focus for this episode returns to the impact of incarceration on families. First we have a discussion between our friend Lucy and one of her fellow classmates at Indiana University, Rafael Green, III. Rafael describes having multiple family members in prison during his childhood, and the way that affected both his childhood, and the lives of other family members …

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