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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

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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

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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

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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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Hola Bloomington – December 4, 2015

Locutora de HOLA Bloomington, Araceli Gomez-Aldana entrevista a Lillian Casillas y Stefanie Huezo, las dos hablan sobre su evento La Parranda Navideña. Además, se habla sobre una grupo de mujeres que se encuentran en centre de detención en Hutton Texas. Hablamos sobre sus condiciones, la huelga de hambre que iniciaron y se leen unas cartas que las mujeres escribieron. También, …

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bloomingOUT – Robert Ping-Slater – December 3, 2015

Join hosts Jeff Poling and Olivia Davidson as they chat with Quarryland Men’s Chorus President and chorus member Robert Ping-Slater about the group’s upcoming holiday concert. Plus, music from Quarryland Men’s Chorus, a new episode of “Open Doors,” and our event calendar. Hosts – Jeff Poling, Olivia Davidson Executive Producer – Joe Crawford Producer – Olivia Davidson Board Engineers – …

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What’s in the Water: Erin Brockovich Questions the Bloomington Utilities Department

The safety of the local water supply has been called into question in recent weeks. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford has more on that story for today’s WFHB Community report. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Bloomington Utilities Department has been getting plenty of calls lately from residents wondering about what’s in the water. For one thing, the Department issued a report in October …

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