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Interchange – Mixed Nuts: Clint Eastwood’s Life In the Movies

Publicity photo for Rawhide, 1961

In a 2002 interview Patrick McGilligan said of Clint Eastwood, “I think he’s a lazy actor and a lazy director. He’s a great image. This book is about how the image and the reality complement each other. There’s a false morality about Clint, the false morality of his life, which becomes the false morality of his films. It’s a disgusting …

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Fun Around Town with No Money Down

College classes are back in session! You can have a social life this semester without going broke—if you know where to look for the many opportunities for free fun around town. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:34 — 4.2MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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A Conversation with the Gay-Straight Alliance at Bloomington High School North

Earlier this summer, Bloomington High School North made national headlines when students there decided to form what they called a Straight Pride Group. The group was reportedly going to offer “specific supports for heterosexual students”. Many saw the group as being anti- LGBTQ. After a public outcry, the group’s faculty sponsor backed out and the group never officially formed. Last …

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Daly Local News – August 25, 2015

Two Bloomington residents launched a crowdfunding campaign yesterday to bring a cat cafe to Bloomington. Elizabeth Retting and Jessie Wang are hoping to raise $25,000 to lease a space on Kirkwood Avenue to open “City Kitty and Brews”; A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Indiana House representative Eric Koch (pronounced “cook”) of Bedford. The lawsuit, brought by several citizen’s …

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Interchange – Preview: Sheepdog Theory in Eastwood’s American Sniper

by Doug Storm I watched American Sniper, prepping for tonight’s Interchange interview (6 pm) with Clint Eastwood biographer Patrick McGilligan, and discovered there is a bit of “warrior philosophy” inserted into Chris Kyle’s (the sniper) childhood in order to give him motivation; it’s about sheep, wolves and sheepdogs. Well, this was cribbed for the movie (it’s not in Kyle’s autobiography according to …

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Activate! – Exotic Feline Rescue: Blue Butterfly Woman

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Blue Butterfly Woman talks about the Exotic Feline Rescue center and the excitement and joy it brings to volunteers and visitors alike as well as its amazing work in saving exploited and abused exotic animals, including big cats. Also, more volunteer opportunities to work with animals from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS Exotic Feline Rescue Center Animal Rehabilitation PALS …

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County Prepares Zoning for Potential Solar Farms

On August 18th, the Monroe County Plan Commission recommended changing the county’s zoning regulations to include solar farms in the list of possible operations, or what the Planning Department calls ‘Conditional Uses”, in four of the county’s zoning types. Today, we will hear a report from Assistant News Director, David Murphy, on this proposed change for today’s WFHB community report. …

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Daily Local News – August 24, 2015

Two years ago, the Bloomington Police Department requested the military supply them with a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, according to a database compiled by the magazine Mother Jones; The U.S. Navy has awarded Indiana University a one-point-six-six million dollar grant to fund education in what are known as the STEM fields; Monroe County officials are moving forward with the process …

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Bring It On! – August 24, 2015

Beverly Calender-Anderson and Leila Randle welcome Robin Winston. PART ONE On tonight’s show, Beverly and Leila welcome Robin Winston, one of the principal’s of the Indianapolis based Winston/Terrell Group. He joins us by phone tonight to offer his perspective on the current state of affairs in the 2016 Presidential Campaign and weighs-in on regional and local races of interest, such …

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Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Nine: ‘Two Men’ Chapters 18-22

The novel Two Men continues as rumor spreads of a Parke family heir’s affair with a biracial woman. The compressed, elliptical and sometimes satiric style of American contrarian Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902) expresses the tensions and anxieties of the Civil War era in its themes of race, family bloodlines, class, sectarian religion, gender roles, and regional and national identity. This complex …

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