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Bring It On! – April 18, 2016

Clarence Boone and Leila Randle discuss the African-American Choral Ensemble resident at Indiana University with ensemble director Dr. Raymond Wise. The ensemble features a broad repertoire of spirituals, folk forms, and gospel music. The current director, Dr. Raymond Wise talks about the inter-relationship of the various choral forms, as well as the upcoming concert by the ensemble. The ensemble is …

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Activate! Re-Imagining Opera for Kids : Kim Carballo

Re-Imagining Opera for Kids (ROK) creates programming pairing IU music students with local schools. IU students get additional performance and administrative experience, and school children get exposure to the drama, beauty, and whimsy of opera. Win, win! Executive director and founder Kim Cabrallo discusses ROK’s mission further, and lets you know how you can get involved. LINKS Lotus Outreach Hoosier …

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Daily Local News – April 18, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments today in a case that will affect the fate of millions of undocumented immigrants; There were three cases of rape reported in Bloomington over this past weekend; Indiana’s Auto Dialer law emerged unscathed this month when a federal court ruled to uphold it; State Auditor Suzanne Crouch announced this week that Indiana’s government …

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Three Cases of Rape Reported in Bloomington During IU’s Little 500 Weekend

There were three cases of rape reported in Bloomington over this past weekend. In one incident, early Sunday morning a 19-year-old woman reported that she was walking alone near Bryan Avenue when she was approached by three men who attacked her. According to a statement from the IU Police Department, two of the men held the woman down while a …

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Indiana’s Government Transparency Website Receives Perfect Score

State Auditor Suzanne Crouch announced this week that Indiana’s government transparency website achieved a perfect score this year, ranking it as one of the top three sites in the nation. In a consumer report by the U.S. Public Interest Group Education Fund and Frontier Group entitled “Following the Money in 2016: How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access …

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The Hijabi Diaries – Amanda

“The Hijabi Diaries” is produced in partnership with the Islamic Center of Bloomington and the Openhearted Campaign, and brings you true stories about what it’s like to be a Muslim woman in America. Thoughts on life, faith, family, work, and wearing hijab, are shared by women from the Bloomington Muslim community. To hear full episodes of the podcast, visit hijabidiaries.com.

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Interview with Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff

As part of Mayor John Hamilton’s recently publicized public safety initiatives, the Bloomington police department is being asked to share a variety of data both with a White House Police Data Initiative and with the community via the City’s B-Clear data portal. WFHB Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan spoke with Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff about what information will be …

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The Bloomington Animal Shelter and Monroe County High School are Hosting a Spring Adoption Fair

As a part of the Global Youth Services Day, The Bloomington Animal Shelter is working with volunteers from Monroe County High School to host the Spring Adoption Fair tomorrow. Students will decorate the shelter and assemble gift baskets for those who adopt an animal. Throughout the weekend, the shelter will reduce adoption fees for all cats, dogs and rabbits. The …

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Voices in the Street – “Spring Fever: Celebrating the End of Winter”

This just in – shorts and sandals spotted on Kirkwood, a sure sign that spring is here. This week’s sunny weather gave us lots of chances to hit the streets to ask local residents about the changing of the season. Any favorite memories or springtime activities? Fill in the blank: you know it’s spring in Bloomington when…

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Applications are Available for Bloomington’s 2016 Citizens’ Academy

Applications are now available for the city of Bloomington’s 2016 Citizens’ Academy program. The 9 week program teaches participants about city services, programs and events. Participants will meet with various city departments, in order to learn more about budget making and other operations. The program is limited to 30 participants to ensure proper teaching. Applications are open until July 11th …

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