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EcoFeature – Julianna Dailey Speaks With Youth Activist Liam Murphy

In today’s Eco Report feature, correspondent Julianna Dailey speaks with a young activist who gave a speech last month at the Indiana Statehouse. Liam Murphy is passionate about environmental issues and he assures Dailey that many other youth are too.

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Kite Line: March 24, 2017- Cyclical Confinement: Homelessness and Incarceration

In this episode, we speak to people with experience with both homelessness and incarceration. Often, there is a cyclical relationship between these two situations. We speak with Forest Gilmore, the director of the Shalom Center here in Bloomington. Forest talks about various barriers that both people who experience homelessness and those who have been incarcerated face. We have conversations with …

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Standing Room Only: Toward an Intersectional Feminism

On March 7th, panelists met at the Monroe County Public Library to discuss intersectional feminism. Panelists discussed the Women’s March on Washington along with issues related directly to Monroe County. Panelists included Janae Cummings, the Vice Chair of Bloomington Pride and local activist; T.K. Williams, a local activist; Becca Smith, the President of Prism Youth Community; Jack Owens, a member …

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Daily Local News – March 29,2017

In their meeting last night, the Monroe County Community School Board approved a resolution reaffirming MCCSC’s commitment to provide a safe and inclusive space for all students, without exception. The School Board also held a public hearing on six projects to be financed with a new, 7 million dollar bond. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has announced that the Free …

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Volunteer-Run Addiction Program Forced Out of County Jail, Makes Room for New State-Funded Program

For the past seven years, Christopher Haynes has led meetings in a special dorm at the Monroe County Jail. The dorm is set aside for inmates with addiction issues. Haynes spends an hour a week talking with inmates on subjects including meditation and spirituality. Participants have described activities ranging from the dissection of Leonard Cohen lyrics, to discussions based on …

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Coming Up On Interchange – Entertainment Inaction and Consumption Politics

Next time on Interchange, a special show and a unique opportunity for our local listeners. This will be a 90-minute program featuring an interview with Thomas Frank, author of the bestselling What’s the Matter with Kansas?, and most recently, Listen, Liberal: Or, Whatever Happened to the Party of the People?; and a second installment of our series with Rasul Mowatt …

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Interchange – Cuba In Africa, or Castro’s Worldview

Our show is Cuba in Africa, or what my guest today has called “Castro’s Worldview: Foreign Policy in a Hostile World.” Our music throughout also reflects the influence of Cuba in Africa and the struggle for independence by African nations. Our opening song, “Valodia” by Santocas, released shortly after Angolan independence is in praise of a guerilla fighter. Some of …

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Student Organization Petitions Indiana University on Behalf of Undocumented Students and Staff

The student organization, UndocuHoosiers Bloomington, is petitioning Indiana University to create a new full-time position to serve undocumented students and staff. The organization wants the position to be in the Office of International Students Services. The co-founder of UndocuHoosiers Bloomington, Willy Palomo, says it is the responsibility of the university to help their undocumented students. “Undocumented students have very particular …

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Bloomington City Council Discusses Gun Regulations

The Bloomington City Council has approved a resolution urging state lawmakers to give them back the right to regulate guns. Since 2011, the state of Indiana has prohibited local governments, such as the city of Bloomington, from regulating the use of firearms. In a meeting last week, members of the city council denounced that prohibition, as well as the state …

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Everyday People – Meals on Wheels

WFHB’s weekly community resources segment.

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