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Daily Local News – April 17, 2017

A program that provided afternoon snacks to Fairview Elementary School students has hit a roadblock; A 17-year-old from Mooresville is being tried as an adult for an incident which included an attempt to shoot a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy; A local property management company was the target of protest last week; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management Board has approved …

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Indiana General Assemby Passes Law to Decrease Risk of Cervical Cancer

The Indiana General Assembly this year passed a bill aimed at reducing deaths from cervical cancer among Hoosier women. Representative Sharon Negele of Indianapolis authored the bill, which has now been signed into law. In a press release last week, Rep. Negele said: “The disease is almost entirely preventable by receiving regular screenings, avoiding certain risk factors and getting vaccinated …

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Grant Program Providing Snacks to Elementary School Ends

A program that provided afternoon snacks to Fairview Elementary School students has hit a roadblock. Monroe County Community School Corporation spokesperson, Andrew Clampitt, says the grant that funded the program has just ended, leaving many students without afternoon snacks. Clampitt says free afternoon snacks are particularly at Fairview Elementary, where a particularly high rate of students receive free and reduced …

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Bloomington Chooses Local Firm to Manage Study on Waste Processing Facility

The Monroe County Solid Waste Management Board has approved contracting with local firm Kessler Consulting for a feasibility study on a mixed waste processing facility, also known as a MRF. In the Board’s meeting last week, Solid Waste Management District Executive Director Tom McGlasson, Jr., said Kessler’s $84,000 bid was chosen over four other firms in part because of the …

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Activate! – Shay Upadhyay: Monroe County Youth Council

Shay Upadhyay has been volunteering at WonderLab Museum since she was in the 7th grade, and has been a dedicated volunteer ever since. In her four years at WonderLab, Shay has donated over 600 hours of her time and talent, working in development, membership, and the volunteer department, the birthday program, outreach events, summer enrichment camps, and more! In recent …

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Everyday People – Local Resources

Stacey and Courtney discuss 211 services and what they offer, in addition to upcoming events related to community wellness resources.

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Better Beware – Brain Hacking

Computer software and hardware is being designed to physically take over your brain and change your behavior. It’s not illegal, but it is dangerous, and it’s time to realize what’s happening.

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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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