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Kite Line: February 24, 2017- Support Communities

This episode, we focus on two individuals who are working to organize support systems for communities that are directly affected or targeted by law enforcement and incarceration. First, we continue our conversation with Akili Shakur, wife of prisoner Shaka Shakur, who works to organize support groups for family members of prisoners. Then, we hear from local student organizer Willy Palomo, …

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Standing Room Only: Black Don’t Crack

On Monday, February 27, the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center hosted a panel discussion entitled “Black Don’t Crack.” This panel discussed African-American healthcare in the United States. The panelists discussed trust with healthcare providers along with the history of discrimination against African-Americans in the healthcare sphere. The panelists included Rory James, who is the Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion for …

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Daily Local News – March 1, 2017

The Monroe County School Board gave its final approval last night to a 2.5 million dollar bus contract with Michigan based Auxilio Services. An initiative to add another access point to Ellettsville’s Heritage Trail is moving forward.The Bloomington Board of Public Works has approved a request from the developers of Patterson Pointe to allow a parking boulevard to encroach into …

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Steve Sanders speaks on LGBTQ legal issues

Last week, WFHB’s LGBTQ public affairs show, BloomingOUT, hosted a conversation with Indiana University law professor Steve Sanders. Sanders begins by addressing the Trump administration’s reversal of a directive related to transgender access to bathrooms.

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Better Beware – Three New Scams

BETTER BEWARE Shady tax preparers, an avalanche of danger for Mac users, and a huge new internet security leak for everyone to worry about. Lots of new news this time!

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Coming Up On Interchange: Welles Before Glass

Our March 7 episode will be special 90-minute Interchange focusing on Orson Welles in his less-appreciated role as an innovator in the WWII-era radio feature, a genre of radio mixing fact and drama that is a (largely forgotten and unacknowledged) forerunner of the radio documentary, as we know it now. (Think Ira Glass and This American Life.) Michele Hilmes joins …

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Toby Strout, Longtime Director of Middle Way House, Passes Away

The longtime director of Middle Way House, Toby Strout, has died at the age of 71. Strout led the organization for almost three decades before retiring last year. Middle Way House has a mission to end violence, both structural and interpersonal, in the lives of women and children. Strout oversaw major changes at the organization. During her tenure, Middle Way …

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Everyday People – Did You Know That?

Did You Know That? Amy Thompson, County Extension Director gives us a snapshop of what Purdue Extension in Monroe County has to offer including upcoming programs, free resources and services.

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Local Entrepreneur Works to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Local entrepreneur Joe Davis is the creator of the Community Carbon Exchange, or CCX. Davis says carbon-saving actions like carpooling and walking, as well as adjustments in food and utility consumption create a carbon offset that can be sold. Individuals and companies with larger carbon footprints can then buy that offset as a way to help mitigate their own impact …

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Daily Local News – February 28, 2017

A two-year state budget proposal is moving on to the Indiana Senate; The Indiana House has approved a measure creating a new requirement for abortion providers to inform patients about so-called “abortion reversal” procedures; Five states in the U.S. do not have legislation targeting hate crimes–Indiana being one of them; A fundraising event tomorrow night is supporting the efforts of …

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