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City of Bloomington to Hold Meetings on Proposed Annexation

The city of Bloomington is holding meetings all week about the proposed annexation of nearly 10,000 acres of county property. Mayor John Hamilton has proposed incorporating the areas into the city. The city government would be responsible for providing services to the areas, including trash pickup and police. Some affected property owners have voiced concerns about increased taxes and other …

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Activate! Student Activist Stanley Njuguna

Stanley Njuguna isn’t afraid to make his voice heard. Only a Sophomore, Stanley has made his presence known through his work to push Indiana University to be more responsive to issues related to climate change and to declare itself a Sanctuary Campus. Stanley was also one of the leading organizers of Inaugurate the Revolution, held last January in Bloomington. Listen …

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Kite Line: March 17, 2017- Woomera: Escaping From an Immigrant Detention Center, Part Three

This week concludes our series on the mass escape from the Woomera immigrant detention center in 2002. Aren Aizura, who helped organize the solidarity camp outside the prison over Easter weekend of that year, tells us more about the aftermath: follow-up organizing with captive refugees, and the Australian government’s push to move the prisons to remote, unreachable islands. Despite these …

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Hola Bloomington – March 17, 2017

Locutoras Minerva Sosa y Norma entrevistan a nuestras invitadas especiales Cynthia Roberts, Jeanette Clausen y Taylor Roberts sobre la organizacion CUBAmistad. Speakers Minerva Sosa and Norma interview our special guests Cynthia Roberts, Jeanette Clausen and Taylor Roberts on CUBAmistad.

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Coming Up on Interchange – Do You Bite Your Thumb At Us, Sir?

Next time on Interchange: “Do you bite your thumb at us, Sir?” What is Civil Discourse and why do politicians and pundits seem to resort to admonishment when discourse gets messy and less than civil. Also, what is civility in the first place and who gets to define it? I’ll talk with author Teresa Bejan about her book Mere Civility, …

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Interchange – Eleanor In Love and Politics

Our opening song is “Sophisticated Lady,” the Duke Ellington jazz standard, performed by Ella Fitzgerald, speaking of disillusionment and loss. There’s plenty of that to around in the life of Eleanor Roosevelt and her circle of family and friends. Our show today is “Eleanor in Love and Politics.” In the first part of the show we’ll be joined by Susan …

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Bring It On! – March 13, 2017

Jim Sims and Liz Mitchell host Cherrish Pryor, Chairwoman of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus.  Hear how the caucus is advancing the primary concerns of minority citizens in the current legislative session.  Representative Pryor also gives advice for contacting your state representative and providing direct citizen feedback!   PART ONE Jim Sims and Liz Mitchell host Cherrish Pryor, Chairwoman of …

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Kite Line: March 10, 2017- Woomera: Escaping From an Immigrant Detention Center, Part Two

In the second episode of our series on the mass escape from the Woomera refugee detention center in Australia, Aren Aizura parses out the stakes of the protest camp, its participants, and the escalation to the breakout.  From there, Aren moves to the escape itself, the emotional meeting between refugees and outside supporters, and the complicated choices they each faced …

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Hola Bloomington 3/10/17

La locutora de Hola Bloomington Maria Auxi Viloria entrevista a Jane ‘Juanita’ Walter, Lillian Casillas y Daniela Gutierrez sobre los esfuerzos locales para responder a las inquietudes de los inmigrantes en Bloomington. Hola Bloomington host Maria Auxi Viloria interviews Jane ‘Juanita’ Walter, Lillian Casillas and Daniela Gutierrez about the local efforts to address Immigration concerns.

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bloomingOUT – Ashton Shaw Melvin – March 9, 2017

Join bloomingOUT anchors Colin and Grace as they welcome Ashton Shaw Melvin to the show! Ashton is a first-time guest to the show has recently released his first novel titled Life’s Uncertain Journeys: A LGBTQ Short Story Collection. Ashton joins us tonight to speak bout his new book, his life as an Out Hoosier in Mitchell, IN; and his inspiration …

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