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Public Comment Question Causes Rift on Redevelopment Commission

The Bloomington Redevelopment Commission, which is involved with projects including the Switchyard Park and the Certified Tech Park, is debating whether to take public comment. Members of the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission reminded city administrators last night about what they say is a need for public input in the development of the Certified Tech Park and other projects. No public comment policy was approved in last …

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Monroe County Accepts Grant Money; Plans for Unexpected

Last week the Monroe County Commissioners accepted more than $15,000 in grant funding for the county’s Futures Family Planning Clinic. The money comes from the Indiana Family Health Council. The Futures clinic provides family planning services on a sliding fee scale. County Health Administrator Penny Caudill said the clinic is receiving slightly less money than in last year’s grant cycle. …

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District 6 Board Candidate Speaks – Monroe County Community School

This fall, voters are being asked to decide three contested races for Monroe County Community School Board seats. In District 6, Lois Sabo-Skelton is defending her seat against candidate Marty Spechler. Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan spoke with Spechler as part of WFHB’s Candidate Forum series. Sabo-Skelton declined to participate. We bring you an excerpt of the conversation.

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Activate! – Opportunity House

Opportunity House is a non-profit resale shop operated by the Monroe County United Ministries (MCUM). Profits from Ops House funds full-time, year round affordable childcare services for kids between the ages of two and six and thus serves a critical need for high quality childcare for low income people in our community. While many volunteers are part of the MCUM …

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Bring It On! – October 3, 2016

Clarence Boone and Leila Randle speak with Nyama McCarthy-Brown, Selene Carter, and Dr. Stephanie Power-Carter about their collaborative project entitled, “Embodied Conversations: Dancing Difficult Dialogues.” As body based artists their texts are our bodies and how we stage and engage ourselves to first dismantle racism as an essential part to the process of undoing racism. PART ONE Clarence Boone and …

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Daily Local News – October 3, 2016

Governor Mike Pence’s administration cannot legally prevent the settlement of Syrian refugees in Indiana; Lawrence County has officially declared a public health emergency related to Hepatitis C; Last week the Monroe County Commissioners accepted more than $15,000 in grant funding for the county’s Futures Family Planning Clinic; County Health Administrator Caudill said the Health Department has received $3,000 from the …

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Hola Bloomington – September 30, 2016

Israel Herrera entrevista a Serafin Coronel Molina y  Micheal Montesano los organizadores del Latino americano serie de películas indegenious. Nos cuentan porque querían planear esta seria y que tuvieron que hacer para realizar este evento. También entrevistan a Mario Crespo, en Venezuela, el productor de “Dauna. Lo que lleva el río” y ha Marvin Coroy uno de los actores en la …

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Kite Line – September 30, 2016: Women, Health and Prison, Part One

This week is our introduction to the topic of women, health, and prison. We speak with some prisoners about their experiences with mental health in prison, and hear additional commentary from outside sources, hoping to lay the groundwork for future episodes about the subject.

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bloomingOUT – From the Archives : Post-Convention Roundtable – September 29, 2016

The bloomingOUT crew takes a week break from the live program, but hopes you enjoy this re-airing of a post-Democratic and Republican National Convention roundtable discussion between anchors Janae Cummings and Jeff Poling, bloomingOUT producer, Ryne Shadday; and special contributor, Brandon Gage. When this episode was aired, both party conventions had concluded, and the respective presidential nominees had been named (Donald Trump …

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Voices in the Street: “Syrian Refugees, settling those fleeing their homeland.”

For more than five years war has raged on in Syria, forcing millions of Syrians to flee. Of the five million who have left, only a few thousand have made their way to the united states and even fewer to Indiana. The Bloomington Refugee Support Network is preparing to help settle Syrian refugees in March of 2017. Some have protested …

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