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New Bill May Extend Civil Rights to LGBTQ Community; Some Lawmakers Seek to Move Past This Issue

In the wake of the Religious Freedom bill from earlier this year, Indiana’s LGBTQ community may be facing another bill about legalized discrimination. State Senate President David Long of Fort Wayne has informed state legislators that they will see a bill in the near future that may extend ‘anti-discrimination protections’ while also allowing people to claim ‘religious freedom’ to deny …

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Changes Set to Take Place in I-STEP Re-scoring Process

Confusion continues to surround student scores on the standardized test known as the I-STEP. The Indiana Department of Education has now issued a change in the process for re-scoring the test this year. Re-scoring is a process in which graders re-evaluate the written portions of the standardized test. Students whose tests are re-scored are then assigned the higher of the …

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Syrian Refugees Redirected From Indianapolis Arrival

A family of Syrian refugees had been set to land in Indianapolis today, according to a report in the New York Times. But at the last minute the refugees were redirected to Connecticut after Indiana Governor Mike Pence announced Indiana would not be accepting more refugees. The family of three had been waiting in Jordan for three years to be …

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Daily Local News – November 18, 2015

A family of Syrian refugees had been set to land in Indianapolis today, according to a report in the New York Times; 18,000 Hoosiers lost their eligibility for food stamps this month, following the reinstatement of work requirements; Confusion continues to surround student scores on the standardized test known as the I-STEP; In the wake of the Religious Freedom bill …

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Interchange – Embodied By Prisons: First the Whip, Then the Chains, and Then…

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What comes after Whips and Chains? Solitary confinement. Lisa Guenther of Vanderbilt University discusses the reformist good intentions of Benjamin Rush in the 1790s who developed the idea that solitary confinement could serve to “clean” the criminal of the impulses to transgress. We also discuss the 13th Amendment and its “partial emancipation” of enslaved Black people and how this Amendment …

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County Plan May Affect Bloomington Borders

On October 20th, the Monroe County Plan Commission adopted the Monroe County Urbanizing Area Plan. At that meeting, the Director of the County’s Planning Department, Larry Wilson, stated that the purpose of the Plan was to provide a master document for an eventual updating of the county’s zoning structure and regulations in the so-called two-mile fringe around Bloomington. By state …

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The Ins and Outs of Money

After work, school, and kids, who’s got the time or energy to cook during the week? Two simple appliances in your kitchen answer that question—and using them together means big savings. The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Ryan Stacy and Associate Producer Kristina Wiltsee. It’s part of the It’s Your Money Project at Monroe County Public Library.

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Daily Local News – November 17, 2015

Bloomington Police responded to a reported armed sexual assault at around 3:08 a.m. this morning at Brownstone Terrace Apartments off of East 14th Street; Yesterday, Governor Pence announced that Indiana would no longer be accepting Syrian refugees into the state, following the discovery of a counterfeit Syrian passport on one of the dead assailants in the Paris attacks; The School …

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Bring It On! – November 16, 2015

Cornelius Wright and Mattie White welcome Dr. Yolanda Treviño and Gloria Howell. PART ONE On tonight’s show, Cornelius and Mattie welcome Dr. Yolanda Treviño, IU Assistant Vice President for Strategy, Planning, & Assessment. She joins us, along with IU student Gloria Howell, to talk about the many initiatives being addressed through the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity …

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Interview with Queer Punk Band PWR BTTM

Tomorrow night, the New York-based punk duo PWR BTTM will perform at the Bishop Bar in Bloomington. WFHB correspondent Joshua Byron spoke with the members of the group, Oliver Bruce and Ben Hopkins, and we bring you that conversation now for today’s WFHB community report

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