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“He’s Not Unusual” – Church Massacre Suspect Dyllan Roof and Institutionalized Racism

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Interchange host Doug Storm spoke yesterday with Amrita Myers, an Associate Professor of History and Gender Studies at Indiana University and author of Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston. Myers spoke about institutionalized racism, extreme right-wing organizations and other elements of context for the June 17th murder of nine people in the oldest Black church south …

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Standing Room Only – The Be More Awards Honor Local Volunteers

On April 28th, the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network honored local volunteers for their exceptional commitment to community service at the Be More Awards. Awards were given in ten categories covering education and literacy, health & wellness, arts and culture, environmental sustainability, animal welfare, youth, groups or families, service as a board member, college student involvment, and lifetime service. Honorees …

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Interchange – Framing the Self: Conversations on Photography and Autobiography

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Tonight’s Interchange brings together two episodes that first aired on WFHB’s The Custom House in the summer of 2013. Part One, “Writing on Pictures,” is a discussion with photographer Jeffrey Wolin about how he integrates the written word into his portraits to make stories that are both deeply personal and broadly cultural. Part Two, “Hark! Who Goes There?,” features a …

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Books Unbound – The Mulatto

Books Unbound revisits “The Mulatto,” a short story that first appeared in 1837 in an anti-slavery magazine published by free people of color in France. Its author was the 19-year-old Victor Séjour, who had come as a student to Paris from New Orleans. Séjour was a French-speaking person of color whose baptismal record identifies him as a free quadroon. His …

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Public Continues Discussion of Kirkwood Criminal Activity in City Council Chambers

A standing-room-only crowd gathered last night in the Bloomington City Council chambers to discuss recent concerns over crime on Kirkwood Avenue. The forum was a response to the owners of Nick’s English Hut and other downtown businesses who have complained about panhandling, drug use and other behaviors they say are bad for business. City Council member Steve Volan hosted the …

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An Afternoon of Direct Animation this Saturday

The local experimental media group, Burroughs Century Limited, is hosting an Afternoon of Direct Animation this Saturday. The event invites participants to draw designs onto sixteen millimeter film, and then see their art projected as a motion picture film. The event is free, however donations will help pay for the group’s Wounded Galaxy festival, taking place in October. The 5-day …

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Daily Local News – June 11, 2015

Governor Mike Pence took out a full-page advertisement in the Wall Street Journal yesterday to invite companies in Connecticut to move their businesses to Indiana to avoid tax increases in the near future; The South Central Indiana Human Resources Association has recognized the City of Bloomington as its 2015 Employer of the Year; The Ellettsville town council heard a progress …

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EcoReport – June 11, 2015

Community Members Raise Concerns of PCB Contamination. For decades, a group of chemical compounds called PCBs have caused massive problems in Bloomington. In today’s feature, Emily Beck looks in to the current status of PCB contamination in the city. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:16 — 27.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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EcoReport – Community Members Raise Concerns of PCB Contamination

For decades, a group of chemical compounds called PCBs have caused massive problems in Bloomington. In today’s feature, Emily Beck looks in to the current status of PCB contamination in the city. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:08 — 7.4MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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IN Nature – Polyphemus Moth

The Polyphemus Moth is a giant silk moth, with a wingspan up to 6″. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:47 — 1.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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