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Better Beware – Cops, Concerts and Ransoms

Telephones, social media, and emails are full of threats these days, and here’s info on three of the latest and most dangerous con-games which may well target YOU.

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Interchange – Becoming African in America: The Radical Politics of Fela Kuti

This is a special 90-minute show, live from The Atlas Bar, featuring the music and protest politics of Fela Kuti, the Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, and human rights activist. Fela Kuti died of complications from AIDS in 1997 at the age of 58 but his music has seen a resurgence even inspiring the perhaps …

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Kite Line- May 12, 2017: Addiction, Sobriety, and Recidivism

This week we feature an interview with Patrick, who reflects on his experience with addiction and prison. His story is both deeply personal and analytic, illuminating systemic connections and paths forward. We also share a long letter from a current Indiana prisoner, who makes an urgent plea to all of us for contact and for breaking with a life based …

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City of Bloomington Personnel Budget

At a meeting of Bloomington Utilities Service Board last night, Board member Jeff Ehman questioned the reason for a 20 million dollar jump in the city of Bloomington’s personnel budget over the past five years. In 2012, the budget was $18 million. That number is now up to $38 million per year. Controller Jeff Underwood said the city has only …

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Everyday People: Chronic Pain Support Group

WFHB’s weekly community resources segment. Meetings are on the second Wednesday of every month at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church from 1-2:30pm in their Fireside Room. Contact Janet Delong at 812-955-0770 or email her at Delongwellness@gmail.com for more information.

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UndocuHoosiers Bloomington

Indiana University students continue to ask the university to implement new initiatives to help support undocumented students. Reporter Jessica de la Cruz brings us this story about UndocuHoosiers Bloomington and its efforts to protect undocumented students. We have changed the name of one source in this story. The source, identified here as Tori Santos, is an undocumented student. This story …

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Daily Local News – May 16, 2017

High levels of ground-level ozone prompted the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to declare today and yesterday as Air Quality Action Days for several counties in Indiana, including Monroe; The city of Bloomington is asking its residents to pick out new garbage and recycling containers, ahead of the rollout of automated trash pickup later this year; The Indiana Attorney General’s …

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Activate: Dave Wright from Monroe County CASA

Dave Wright’s service to Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocates has been adaptive and critical for over sixteen years. Dave has many skills and strengths, and he is there to contribute in any void that develops. His advice and hard work guided the direction of CASA. Since his retirement, Dave treats CASA as his full time job and is an …

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Daily Local News – May 15, 2017

Newly filed court documents are shedding more light on Marsh Supermarkets’ financial troubles; An Indiana official is questioning the Veterans Administration’s plans to shutter 1,000 facilities and leave 4,000 jobs unfilled; Habitat for Humanity helps local family find affordable housing in high-priced Bloomington market; The Board of Directors of the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District has approved a final contract with …

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MCPL Wins Award for “Power of Words” Program

The American Library Association is awarding its Excellence in Library Programming Award to the Monroe County Public Library’s “Power of Words” program. Reporter Sarah Vaughan spoke with Library Director Marilyn Wood about the Power of Words program for today’s WFHB Community Report.

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