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Daily Local News – October 7, 2015

A vigil is set to begin at 7 p.m. tonight in Dunn Meadow to honor two Indiana University students who died recently; Union membership in Indiana is on the rise despite the passing of right to work legislation in 2012; The McDoel Gardens Neighborhood Association has scheduled its annual Fall Harvest Neighborhood Party, for Saturday, October 17th; A new exhibit …

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State And National Union Membership Popularity Is On The Rise

Union membership in Indiana is on the rise despite the passing of right to work legislation in 2012. That’s according to a report from the Times of Northwest Indiana. In 2014, Indiana unions counted 299,000 members, up from 249,000 members the year before. That is an 18% growth in membership, bringing 12% of Indiana’s workforce into the union fold. Union …

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Interchange – Targeting the Vulnerable: Charter Legislation and Urban School Districts

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This conversation was excerpted for the program, “Darker than Blue: The Failure of School Integration.” This is the full conversation between Interchange host Doug Storm and Joe Johnston, an assistant professor of sociology at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, who earned his doctorate at Indiana University in Bloomington studying how and why Kentucky has not enacted any state charter laws …

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Interchange – Darker Than Blue: The Failure of School Integration

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“Darker Than Blue” is in three parts. The first is an excerpt of a conversation I had with with Joe Johnston, an assistant professor of sociology at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, who earned his PhD at Indiana University in Bloomington studying how and why Kentucky has not enacted any state charter laws in education. He studies Jefferson County schools …

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The Ins and Outs of Money – Protect Yourself from Identity Theft: Part 1

Identity theft is everywhere, but there are ways to minimize your risks of being exposed or hacked. Kristina tells you how in this three-part series. The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Ryan Stacy with help from Kristina Wiltsee, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County. Podcast: Play in new …

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Daily Local News – October 6, 2015

The Carmel City Council voted last night to add protections for gender identity and sexual orientation to the city’s non-discrimination ordinance; Actor Jessie Eisenberg has pledged to match up to $100,000 in donations to support Bloomington’s Middle Way House; Hoosier Energy is set to begin construction next fall on a $12 million dollar facility that will produce electric power from …

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“Radical Arts” – The Burroughs Century on Experimental Media, the Wounded Galaxies Festival

The Wounded Galaxies Festival begins in Bloomington on Thursday, October 8th. The four-day festival includes film screenings, musical performances and other events that emphasize what organizers call “the subversive potentials of montage, remixes, appropriations, cutups and rearrangements of all kinds.” Participants include the feminist, fictionalist, and DIY filmmaker Chris Kraus, as well as bassist, composer and improviser James Ilgenfritz, who …

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Books Unbound – American Girls Horror Stories: ‘Darkwater’ by W.E.B. Du Bois

A month of sci-fi, fantasy, gothic, and horror begins with two stories from W.E.B. Du Bois’s 1920 collection Darkwater: Voices from within the Veil. Du Bois (1868–1963) is one of the outstanding figures of American literature in the first half of the 20th century, and a prominent voice on African American issues. Du Bois was also an advocate for feminism, …

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Activate! – Buskirk-Chumley Theater: Donna Cohen

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Donna Cohen shares anecdotes and her experience volunteering at the Buskirk-Chumley theater. Also, three volunteer opportunities available through the Buskirk. LINKS Buskirk-Chumley Theater Buskirk-Chumley Theater Volunteering Cinema Usher Corps Cardinal Stage Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:08 — 4.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Martha’s House: The Story behind Bloomington’s Longest Running Homeless Shelter

This past June, Martha’s House Incorporated officially dissolved. The organization had run the Martha’s House emergency shelter since 2003. Located on South Rogers in Bloomington, the facility offered forty beds, on a temporary basis, to residents of Monroe, Lawrence and Owen Counties experiencing homelessness. It also provided food, clothing, and personal hygiene products to residents, as well as coaching for …

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