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Bring It On! – April 6, 2015

Clarence Boone and Leila Randle welcome Iris Rosa. PART ONE On tonight’s show, Clarence and Leila welcome Iris Rosa, Indiana University Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies Professor and director of the Indiana University African American Dance Company. She joins us tonight to highlight the Dance Company’s 40th annual spring ensemble concert at the Buskirk Chumley Theater. PART …

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Books Unbound – “Lost Borders” by Mary Hunter Austin, Part 4

The interconnected stories of ‘’Lost Borders’’ are set in the desert landscape of southern California, where author Mary Hunter Austin moved with her mother and brothers in 1888 at the age of twenty. The ailing Austin found strength in this challenging environment, and came to regard the land as a central character in her writing. The Books Unbound podcast presents …

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State-Ordered Needle Exchange Program Opened

A state-ordered needle exchange program opened in Scott County over the weekend in response to a public health emergency there. An HIV epidemic in southern Indiana led Gov. Mike Pence to authorize counties at risk of outbreak to start needle exchange programs. In just over a month, the number of cases in southern Indiana has shot up–in late February, about …

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Daily Local News – April 6, 2015

A state-ordered needle exchange program opened in Scott County over the weekend in response to a public health emergency there; WIUX is hosting Culture Shock, its annual music festival, this Saturday, April 11; Today marks the 4th day of WFHB’s 2015 Spring Pledge Drive; Last week the City Council approved changes that will increase parking and eliminate green space at …

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Activate! – My Sister’s Closet: Laura Robinson

Laura Robinson explains the nature and rewards of working as a volunteer at My Sister’s Closet, recently relocated in a beautiful new building on S College. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS My Sister’s Closet Global Gifts Opportunity House

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EcoFeature – Joe Duff

In this EcoReport Feature, Bob Kissel interviews Operation Migration co-founder Joe Duff about an experimental Whooping Crane reintroduction program.

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bloomingOUT – April 2, 2015

Tonight, hosts Erica Dorsey, Ryne Shadday, and Jeff Poling interview our guest Frankie Price-Preslaff, a Speaker and organizer at Tuesday night’s R.F.R.A Rally in Bloomington. Our music tonight was “Same Love” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert.The bloomingOUT staff would like to give a special thanks to our guest Frankie Price-Preslaff for joining us tonight. Credits Hosts Erica …

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Healthy Monroe County Outbreak sponsors awareness event for PCB

Next Saturday an organization called Healthy Monroe County will sponsor an event aimed at informing local residents about the current effect of PCBs in Bloomington. PCBs, or Polychlorinated Biphenyls, are highly toxic chemicals that were banned in the U.S. in 1979. But before that, they were dumped in locations throughout the city. WFHB correspondent Emily Beck looked into the current …

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Daily Local News – April 2, 2015

4/2/15 Republican leaders pledged today to amend the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act; The Bloomington city council took a stand against the Religion Freedom Restoration Act last night; In the brief time since Indiana Senator Dan Coats announced his retirement, three Republican Party veterans have shown interest in taking his seat. FEATURE Next Saturday an organization called Healthy Monroe County …

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Bloomington City Council Takes a Stand Against New Indiana Bill

The Bloomington city council took a stand against the Religion Freedom Restoration Act last night. The entire Council co-sponsored a resolution opposing the law. Council member Darryl Neher read the resolution aloud during the meeting. He called for it to be sent to state leaders, including Governor Pence and Indiana University President Michael McRobbie. Michael Mcrobbie, reading the resolution, states …

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