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Daily Local News – Tuesday December 13, 2016

Following major electoral victories for marijuana legalization around the country, police in the Bloomington area have made two large weed-related busts; The Indiana Department of Education released their A through F school grades for 2016 today; The Monroe County Public Library is working to keep its wages and salaries up to local market rates; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District …

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Monroe County Community School Corporation Implementing Dropout Prevention Program in Two Schools

Graduation rates at Monroe County high schools are higher than at most other schools around Indiana. But school officials say they won’t be satisfied until 100 percent of their high school seniors receive their diplomas. That’s why they’re working to implement a program called Communities In Schools to help address non-instructional issues that often become obstacles to completing high school. …

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Bring It On! December 12, 2016

Leila Randle and William Hosea speak with Rafi Hassan, the Director of the City of Bloomington’s Office of Safe and Civil Cities. Safe and Civil Cities is a program within the Community and Family Resources Department (CFRD) and functions to improve public safety, address issues of equity, inclusion, and diversity. Rafi shares updates of the past year, 2016, and looks …

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Indianapolis Area Cities Continue to Challenge Lawsuit

Four Indiana cities are continuing to challenge a lawsuit by conservative groups seeking to have the cities’ human rights ordinances overturned. The lawsuit, filed by the Indiana Family Institute and several other affiliated groups, names Indianapolis, Columbus, Carmel, and Bloomington as defendants. Officials from the four cities first challenged the lawsuit in Hamilton County, where they argued that the plaintiffs …

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Syringe Exchange Program Expands Service Area

The Indiana Recovery Alliance, which started its needle exchange program in February of this year, is expanding its services into Lawrence County starting tomorrow. The Alliance was also recently re-approved by the state to continue the needle exchange program in Monroe County for another year. Needle exchange programs provide drug users with clean needles and prevent the spread of Hepatitis …

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Bloomingfoods GM Talks About Community Co-Op

A recent front page article in the Herald-Times reported that Bloomington’s cooperative grocery chain, Bloomingfoods, was failing to  meet its goals. But the general manager at Bloomingfoods says that message could be misinterpreted. We bring you a  conversation between General Manager, Tony Alongi, and WFHB News Director, Joe Crawford, for today’s WFHB community report. The 2016 Bloomingfoods Ends Monitoring Report …

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Daily Local News – December 12, 2016

A handful of local residents stood outside the Sunoco gas station on South Walnut Street this afternoon, demonstrating opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline; The Indiana Recovery Alliance, which started its needle exchange program in February of this year, is expanding its services into Lawrence County starting tomorrow; four Indiana cities are continuing to challenge a lawsuit by conservative groups …

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Kite Line: December 9, 2016 – Immigration and Incarceration

This week’s episode begins to explore the intersections of borders, documentation, and incarceration. We look at the history of U.S. immigration policy, and how immigrant detention has become such a racialized institution. We also hear from a local latinx poet, and learn about local initiatives led by undocumented communities across the state.

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bloomingOUT – Robert Ping-Slater – December 8, 2016

Join anchors JP and Ryne as they interview the President of the Quarryland Men’s Chorus and regular guest to the program, Robert Ping-Slater. Tonight, Rob talks about recent concerts, outreach, and upcoming events from the Quarryland Men’s Chorus – including a later-than-normal Winter Concert taking place on December 17th and 18th. Tonight’s episode features music from the Quarryland Men’s Chorus, …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Cynthia Brubaker

Restoration architect Cynthia Bruhbaker helps Bloomington retain its past. She has been responsible for the rebirth of such historic structures as the I. Fell Building and the old Coca Cola bottling plant that now serves as the multipurpose headquarters for Middle Way House. Bruhbaker knew early on she wanted to be involved in resurrecting nearly forgotten architectural treasures. She joins …

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