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Interchange – Eat Walk Shoot Draw: A New Film on John James Audubon

John James Audubon. Painting: John Syme

John James Audubon was “an archetypal American who astonishingly combined in equal measure the virtues of George Washington, Daniel Boone and Benjamin Franklin.” (Lewis Mumford) Two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Al Reinert will premiere Audubon, a new documentary about the renowned bird artist, eloquent writer, and naturalist John James Audubon on Thursday, December 10 at 7:30pm AMC Showplace Bloomington 11, for …

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The Ins and Outs of Money – The Psychology of Budgeting

Often the biggest obstacle to maintaining a budget isn’t financial in nature it’s psychological. Overcome the temptation to cheat yourself with these guidelines for sticking to your budget. Produced by Ryan Stacy and Associate Producer Kristina Wiltsee. It’s part of the It’s Your Money Project at Monroe County Public Library. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:45 — …

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Sheriff Swain Talks Body Cameras and Privacy Concerns

At the end of last week, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department received a shipment of 36 body cameras. The cost for the equipment was almost $40,000, which came from money left over in the Sheriff’s fuel budget. All deputies are expected to begin using the body cameras by December 21st. This afternoon, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford stopped by the …

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Daily Local News – December 8, 2015

The Catholic archdiocese of Indianapolis has settled the first Syrian family in Indiana since Governor Pence announced his intention to block the arrival of any more refugees from Syria; At a Bloomington City Council meeting last week, council member Darryl Neher announced a grant of $150,000 from the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association to the Community Sheltering Project, formerly known as …

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Monroe County Government Loses Tax Court Battle With CVS

The Monroe County government has lost another tax court battle with CVS. This second ruling in less than a year could save the corporation tens of thousands of dollars a year on its property taxes. County Assessor Judy Sharp says other taxpayers will probably have to make up the difference. “Any time that someone gets their property assessments lowered- and …

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Bring It On! – December 7, 2015

William Hosea and Leila Randle welcome Amina B. Pierson, Assistant Vice President of Community & Economic Development for Fifth Third Bank. PART ONE On tonight’s show, William and Leila invites Amina Piersen to discuss the ways to combat holiday stress and personal finance, and how her experience building and managing community partnerships aids outreach programs for Fifth Third Bank. To …

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Activate! – Salvation Army Food Pantry – Part 1: Mercedes Jones


Part one of our conversation with a Salvation Army volunteer who decided to start a brand new food pantry. Our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community. EXTERNAL LINKS IU Crimson Cupboard Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:43 — 5.2MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Long Term: A Decades-Long Fight To Preserve Bloomington’s Courthouse Square

On December 2nd, the Bloomington City Council approved the establishment of Courthouse Square Historic District. This resolution places the area roughly bounded by 4th, Walnut, 7th, and College under the protection of Title 8 of the municipal code. This section gives the city control over any proposed change or demolition of the buildings in the district. Duncan Campbell has been …

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Daily Local News – December 7, 2015

The group Hoosiers for Syrian Refugees marched down Kirkwood Avenue on Saturday to promote inclusiveness and to protest Governor Mike Pence’s stance against allowing Syrian refugees to relocate to Indiana; The Monroe County government has lost another tax court battle with CVS; Ellettsville Planning Commission approves the subdivision of a 32-acre piece of land to allow for the construction of …

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Books Unbound – Bad Girls Like Nice Shoes: Fairy Tales and Ballerinas for Nutcracker season


Contemporary women poets reimagine fairy tales and the cultural icon of the ballerina—especially of the black swan school—along with two unsettling stories from Hans Christian Andersen, “The Red Shoes” (read by Renee Reed) and “The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf” (Jack Hanek). Berklea Going reads three poems: “Obedience, or The Lying Tale” by Jennifer Chang, from her debut collection …

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