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Kite Line: April 14, 2017- Bresha Meadows, Domestic Violence, and the State

Content Warning: This episode contains strong imagery about domestic violence and other abuse. This week, we examine the intersections between domestic violence, along with other forms of gendered violence, the courts, and the prison system. To begin, we share thoughts from a collaborator about Bresha Meadows – a teenager facing murder charges after killing her abusive father – and what …

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Hola Bloomington – April 14, 2017

Locutora Luz Maria Lopez nos presenta a el profesor Rodrigo Armijos, Abdul Balogun y Kyle invitados especiales de IU School of Public Healh. Nos cuentan sobre lo que se proponen iniciando un programa de evaluacion del bienestar y estado de salud de la populacion latina. Speaker Luz Maria Lopez introduces Professor Rodrigo Armijos, Abdul Balogun, and Kyle from IU School …

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Coming Up On Interchange – Reinventing Radicalism: The Lessons of Direct Action

What happened to the American left after the Sixties? This the question L.A. Kauffman seeks to answer in her book, Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism. The book examines how movements from ACT UP to Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter have used disruptive tactics to catalyze change against long odds, creating a new kind of …

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bloomingOUT – Ryan Cassata – April 13, 2017

Tonight on bloomingOUT, join us for a special conversation with Ryan Cassata, a transgender musician and YouTube personality. Ryan talks with bloomingOUT anchors JP and Colin in a special conversation ranging from breaking into the entertainment industry and YouTube’s recent newsworthy censorship of LGBTQ+ content to underage viewers. This episode features your weekly LGBTQ+ news roundup from bloomingOUT News Director, …

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Voices in the Street: “How big of a problem is sexual harassment in the workplace?”

Two days ago, embattled Fox News host Bill O’Reilly announced he would take a two-week vacation, an unusually long absence for him. Recently, The New York Times reported that O’Reilly and Fox News had settled five lawsuits against O’Reilly dating back to 2002. The amount paid to the women filing the complaints was estimated at $13 million. After the five …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Heather Bradshaw

With medical marijuana gradually becoming a legal norm across the country, questions remain about how it works — and why. Bloomington is one of the world’s centers for research into the effects of the many types of cannabis plant. Heather Bradshaw heads a lab in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences looking into the active compounds in pot and …

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Daily Local News – April 13, 2017

Critics and supporters of vaping lobby the Bloomington City Council as they consider including e-cigarettes in the city ordinance banning smoking in public places; Indiana lawmakers continued their push this week to pre-emptively bar universities from establishing policies to protect undocumented students; Indiana lawmakers are reportedly considering reviving a bill that would allow domestic violence victims to carry guns without …

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Daily Local News – April 12, 2017

The Monroe County Council has put plans for a new library branch in a holding pattern, citing concerns about annexation; Revisions to a town ordinance governing the floodplain overlay district could prove expensive for some Ellettsville residents; A City of Bloomington press release announced the results of the city’s monthly water testing program; A bill to create a new state …

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Standing Room Only: Linking Arms for Social Justice

On March 30th, the Bloomington Commission for the Status of Women hosted a panel discussion entitled “Linking Arms for Social Justice,” which took place at City Hall. The panel focused on issues of intersectionality and how gender intersects with other identities. The panelists included Sheila Kennedy, who spoke on misogyny; Francis Trix, who spoke on immigration, race, and religion; Christie …

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Large Police Presence Criticized At Charles Murray Talk

A much-criticized speech at Indiana University last night became the site of a clash between police and protesters. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford has more on that story in today’s WFHB community report.

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