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Martinsville, Morgan County Scramble To Provide Ambulance Service

When their sole ambulance provider unexpectedly pulled out of a service agreement, Martinsville and Morgan County were left scrambling to pick up the slack. Correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us a story about local government success.

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Supreme Court Lets Indiana Robocall Law Stand

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to review Indiana’s anti-robocall law. A lower court upheld the robocall ban in January and the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the case means the law will stay in place. The law prohibits companies from making pre-recorded calls to peoples’ phones without their consent. A company called Patriotic Veterans, Inc. had been seeking …

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Bloomington Residents Urged to Install Solar Panels by End of Year

The Solarize Bloomington Initiative is beginning its second phase, encouraging residents to install solar panels before the end of the year. The program is a collaboration between the City of Bloomington and the Solar Indiana Renewable Energy Network, or SIREN. Bloomington is encouraging residents to go solar before the end of 2017, instead of waiting until 2018, when the state’s …

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Daily Local News – July 12, 2017

The Solarize Bloomington Initiative is beginning its second phase, encouraging residents to install solar panels by the end of the year; The Bloomington Plan Commission approved site plans for 3809 South Sare Road; The Indiana Arts Commission is accepting nominations for Indiana State Poet Laureate; The US Supreme Court will not review Indiana’s anti-robocall law. FEATURE When their sole abulance …

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Activate! – Volunteers in Medicine: Janet DeLong

Janet DeLong at VIM

Original air date: 07/12/2017 Janet DeLong is one of the many dedicated and skilled VIM volunteers. Those who volunteer through Volunteers in Medicine of Monroe County are filling an important gap in medical services to un-served and under-served adults. Volunteers in Medicine is able to serve individuals who are between health care plans, transitioning into health care, and those without …

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Drag Queen Storytime Sparks Debate

A new addition to Monroe County Public Library’s children’s programming has sparked heated public debate on the Herald Times’ website. On July 21st, the library is scheduled to host two local drag queens, as they read stories to children and sing songs while dressed in drag. The event was planned by the children’s librarians at the Monroe County Public Library. …

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Interchange – White Lies to Brown Women: The Disingenuous Feminism of the Right

Our opening song is “Lagi” by Aziza Brahim, and she provides all the music for the program. Lagi is Arabic and means Refugee–the song’s opening line is “Ever since I arrived in this world I have lived as a refugee.” In our show today with Sara Farris we’ll ask, what’s behind the right-wing demand for women’s rights in the context …

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Everyday People: Parks and Recreation

Julie Ramey is the Community Relations Manager with Parks and Recreation, in this interview she discusses 1/2 price pool days, free music at various locations and the existence of the Leisure Companion/Inclusive Recreation volunteers who are available to assist those with disabilities in accessing Parks & Recreation programs and activities.

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Daily Local News – July 11, 2017

Monroe County Sheriff Brad Swain says he’s instructing his deputies to reserve use of the anti-opioid drug Naloxone for themselves, due to a shortage of the drug; A new addition to Monroe County Public Library’s children’s programming has sparked heated public debate on the Herald Times’ website; Several of the nation’s largest internet-based companies are staging a protest on Wednesday, …

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Sheriff’s Office Considers Prioritizing Naloxone for First Responders

In a morning press release on July 11, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office stated that a lack of the anti-overdose medication Naloxone made it necessary for deputies to prioritize use of the drug on themselves and other first responders, rather than on people overdosing. Sheriff Brad Swain told WFHB News Director Wes Martin that one nasal-spray Naloxone dose existed per …

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