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General Electric Cuts Retiree Health Care — Workers in Bloomington Protest

Ruth Whitt, right, says she was repeatedly assured she would have health care benefits during her retirement.

Retirees from General Electric demonstrated outside the plant on Curry Pike earlier today. GE has just slashed retirees’ health care benefits. Sandy Turner says she worked in the plant for 29 years before retiring in 2005. Turner told WFHB: “We’re out here in protest of GE breaking their promises (to) the retirees. Over the years we’ve made billions of dollars for this corporation — this …

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The Ins and Outs of Money – Adolessons

Your teen will be grown up before you know it. Try these “training wheels” for teaching them money skills they’ll need as an adult.

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Indiana Department of Transportation Chooses Route for Final Leg of I-69

The Indiana Department of Transportation has chosen the route for the final leg of I-69. INDOT informed residents in a meeting this morning that the new highway will be built on the existing highway 37 route, all the way to I-465 in Indianapolis. INDOT decided against several competing routes, which would have had I-69 diverging from highway 37 and going …

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Daily Local News – March 29, 2016

Retirees from General Electric demonstrated outside the plant on Curry Pike earlier today. GE has just slashed their health insurance benefits; There will be no cell tower at Upper Cascades Park – at least not in the near future; The Monroe County Energy Challenge, aimed at increasing energy efficiency in homes, was launched in January of 2015 and runs through …

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Bloomington City Council Opposes Pence’s Stance Against Syrian Refugees

City Council members unanimously approved a resolution opposing Governor Pence’s actions to withhold support for Syrian refugees. City Clerk, Nicole Bolden, read the resolution aloud: “The measure opposes Governor Pence’s actions to withhold support from Syrian refugees; and welcome Syrian refugees to our state and our community. The resolution documents the widespread suffering of Syrians, the unconstitutional nature of the …

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Daily Local News – March 28, 2016

An inmate at the Monroe County Jail died over the weekend after falling from the top of his cell block; Police have charged a Gosport man with the rape and murder of a 15-month-old girl from Spencer; Indiana Governor Mike Pence vetoed a bill that would have limited the state’s ability to pass environmental regulations; The Bloomington City Council has …

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Activate! – Mark Houlemarde


Mark Houlemarde is a PhD student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at Indiana University. He has experience working in areas of diversity education, judicial affairs, residence life, and gender-violence prevention. In this episode of Activate, Mark shares his experiences as an activist working to prevent sexual violence. Mark creates programming geared primarily for college students, particularly male …

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Voices in the Street – The Presidential Election 2016, who will YOU be voting for?

“Go Time” for the 2016 United States Presidential Election is closer than you might think.  On November 8th, the nation will decide who the next Commander in Chief will be.  It’s been a pretty wild ride so far with lots of unexpected twists and turns, so Voices in the Streets decided to ask your friends and neighbors who they will …

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What it’s like to be a Muslim Woman in America

“The Hijabi Diaries” is produced in partnership with the Islamic Center of Bloomington and the Openhearted Campaign, and brings you true stories about what it’s like to be a Muslim woman in America. Thoughts on life, faith, family, work, and wearing hijab, are shared by women from the Bloomington Muslim community. Find more podcasts like this at http://muslimsofbtown.wix.com/hijabidiaries

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Daily Local News – March 24, 2016

Police have made no arrests and have named no suspects in the case of a missing child in Owen County;This Tuesday, Gov Pence signed off on a measure that eliminates ISTEP style exit exams for high schoolers starting in 2017. FEATURE Up next we have a selection from a new local podcast. “The Hijabi Diaries” is produced in partnership with …

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