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Interchange – We, the Shackled: Nancy MacLean on Democracy in Chains

For this 90-minute special, our guest is Nancy MacLean, Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University and author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. This book has the Koch cadre at the Cato Institute, the Heritage Foundation, The American Enterprise Institute, and George Mason University’s Mercatus Center up in …

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Kilroy’s Announces Donation to the Shalom Center

A twenty-two thousand dollar donation from the Kilroy’s franchise will reportedly go towards expanding the Shalom Center’s hours to seven days a week. On Wednesday, owner Kevin Fitzpatrick announced that Kilroy’s would match a twenty-two thousand dollar donation made by the Cook Group in July. These developments follow Mayor John Hamilton’s call to address Bloomington’s homelessness. Hamilton proposed the city, …

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Local Teachers Chosen for STEM Fellowship

Fifteen teachers from eight counties in Southern Indiana were chosen for a two-year STEM fellowship through Regional Opportunities Initiative Incorporated. ROI’s mission is to enhance science, technology, engineering and math curriculum in area schools. As WFHB Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan reports, the STEM initiative aims to better qualify students for jobs in Indiana’s advanced manufacturing, life sciences and defense …

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Daily Local News – August 8, 2017

A twenty-two thousand dollar donation from the Kilroy’s franchise will reportedly go towards expanding the Shalom Center’s hours to seven days a week; City of Bloomington Utilities customers can expect an over twenty percent rate increase to their water bills next month; The Monroe County Election Board is scrutinizing overtime payments to county employees who work the polls during elections …

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New Law Requires Schools to Report Abuse/Neglect Directly to Law Enforcement

A new Indiana state law requires school employees to report suspected child abuse or neglect directly to Child Services or local law enforcement before informing the principal of the school. Legislation co-author State Senator Mark Messmer said the new law was made because some child abuse cases were not being reported. Lisa Tanselle, General Counsel at Indiana School Boards Association, …

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Muncie School Bus Operations Face Problems as School Year Begins

Wednesday is the first day of the school year in Muncie. WFHB News Director Wes Martin reports anxiety over the city’s school bus operations.

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Email/Phone Scam Asks Payment for Unclaimed Property

The Indiana Attorney General is warning citizens that a recent scam involving unclaimed property can come in the form of emails and phone calls asking for payment. Moving or having a named changed can cause property such as payroll, estates, death benefits, savings and more to go unclaimed. The state collects unclaimed property until Hoosiers are able to prove their …

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Daily Local News – August 7, 2017

Blue-green algae has been found in one of Lake Lemon’s overflow ponds; Indiana’s DNR asks bowhunters to keep track of any animals they spot; State law requires school employees to report suspected child abuse or neglect cases to Child Service or law enforcement before informing the school principal; A new scam involving requests for payment to redeem unclaimed property. FEATURE …

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Hola Bloomington – August 4, 2017

Locutora Raquel Anderson entrevesta a la directora de La Casa Latino Culture Center, Lillian Casillas, para saber mas de los servicios y el apoyo que ofrecen. Host Raquel Anderson interviews Latino Culture Center Director, Lillian Casillas, to know more about the services and support offered.

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Kite Line- August 4, 2017: “They haven’t deterred our work” Ramona Africa on the MOVE 9 and State Violence

This week, we share a conversation with Ramona Africa, who talks about the MOVE 9 case, the 1985 police bombing of the MOVE house, and the relationship between this history and contemporary struggles against prisons and police violence. We also hear updates on the struggle at the medium security facility in St. Louis, called the Workhouse. You can hear our …

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