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Daily Local News – August 16, 2016

A group of white nationalists, anti-Muslim activists and self-described patriots have hit a roadblock in their plans to hold a get-together in central Indiana; Mayor Hamilton’s office has released the findings of the Innovation Task Force, a six month project by a group of city, community, and university leaders to improve the efficiency of local government; The Monroe County Metropolitan …

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Activate! Spencer Pride: Judi Epp


Spencer Pride supports the rural LGBTQI community in South Central Indiana and beyond. Listen as Executive Director, Volunteer Coordinator, and Treasurer Judi Epp discusses why our rural communities are in particular need of resources and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex people. Spencer Pride cultivates compassion and community, and offers a range of services that are often …

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Daily Local News – August 15, 2016

Tech companies who helped create the master plan for Bloomington’s Certified Tech Park are raising concerns about the design;  an area developer is suing the town of Ellettsville for refusing their proposal to build a new apartment complex; City of Bloomington Utilities issued a series of sanitary sewer overflow advisories; the Bloomington Utilities Service Board reviewed a $40.5 million budget request …

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Crossed Circuits – Tech Park Development Encounters More Delays

The Bloomington Redevelopment Commission and City administrators have been in conversation the past few weeks over the design of Bloomington’s Certified Tech Park. In their meeting August 1st, Commission members were asked by city administrators to approve a contract with the urban design firm Anderson Bohlander to design and engineer streets and sidewalks that would subdivide the Tech Park for …

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Bring It On! – August 15, 2016

William Hosea and Clarence Boone host Beverly Calendar-Anderson, Director of Community and Family Resources Department in the City of Bloomington. We discuss the city’s recently announced initiatives to curb and monitor a growing crime rate, evidence of more use and abuse of drugs, and increasing complaints on panhandling. PART ONE William Hosea and Clarence Boone host Beverly Calendar-Anderson, Director of …

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Kite Line – August 12, 2016


In the second episode of Kite Line, we hear from Bomani Shakur, a prisoner on death row in Ohio, have our second installment of Prison 101 with Professor Micol Seigel, get an update about repression against Siddique Hasan in response to the upcoming September 9th prisoner strike, and we learn about the hunger strike that took place in Wisconsin prisons …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Adria Nassim

Adria Nassim and her constant companion Lu — her service dog — might be as familiar to many Bloomington residents as Mayor Hamilton or IU basketball coach Tom Crean. Nassim is this town’s go-to expert on the autism spectrum, something she knows about intimately. She was a premature baby and early on was found to have the classic social interaction, …

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Daily Local News – August 11, 2016

Regular visitors to Seminary Park voiced dissent this afternoon following Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton’s announcement that a police surveillance camera would be installed there; Monroe County Commissioner Patrick Stoffers has warned the County Council they will likely need to invest in professional guidance for the County Treasurer and Auditor’s offices; Multiple Indiana business and civic leaders plan to introduce a …

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Voices in the Street: “Drama down in Rio: Catching Olympic fever.”

The 2016 Summer Olympics are underway in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Despite controversies like doping and the Zika virus, enthusiasm for the games is always palpable. With folks like Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky, and IU’s very own Lilly King becoming household names, Voices in the Streets’ intrepid, roving reporter, MJ, asks Bloomington residents what Olympic event they look forward to …

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Daily Local News – August 10, 2016

Earlier today a jury in Brown County found 51-year-old Daniel Messel guilty for the murder of 22-year-old Indiana University student Hannah Wilson in May of last year; The Indiana Institute for Working Families has released their annual findings on the status of workplace policies that provides support for working families; Hoosiers can now vote to decide what the new Indiana …

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