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Bring It On! November 28, 2016

Cornelius Wright and William Hosea speak with Jim Sims, the newly elected president of the Monroe County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), about his vision for this local branch of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most widely respected grassroots-based civil rights organization, the NAACP. PART ONE Cornelius Wright and William Hosea speak with …

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Bloomington Firefighters to Receive Backlogged Overtime Pay

Bloomington city officials announced in a press conference last week that the city is preparing to pay over $200,000 in back pay to city firefighters following a change in how the city calculates overtime pay. Previously, the city used a system called “fluctuating workweek overtime.” Under that arrangement, employees are paid a fixed salary per week, and any overtime pay for …

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Daily Local News – November 28, 2016

Tensions in Standing Rock, North Dakota have been on the rise during the past couple weeks, with several Bloomington residents there to participate and observe, including several WFHB reporters; Bloomington city officials announced in a press conference last week that the city is preparing to pay over $200,000 in back pay to city firefighters following a change in how the …

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Student Groups Speak on Donald Trump’s Election – from Bring It On!

In the wake of the November 8th election, Bloomington residents have organized a plethora of community meetings, marches, organizing events and rallies. Many are alarmed about the potential effects of a Donald Trump presidency. Earlier this month, the hosts of WFHB’s Bring it On spoke with three student activists who represented groups associated with Indiana University. Bring It On host, …

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Activate! – Habitat Restore : Donald Westerhaus

Don Westerhaus previously volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in Iowa, and after retiring to Bloomington became active in Habitate for Humanity of Monroe County. In this week’s Activate! – listen as Don describes how impactful Habitat’s work is with family’s in need, and describes his own growth and satisfaction gained from the many roles he has fulfilled as a Habitat …

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City to Hold Public Forum on Water Rate Increase

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission  will hold a public hearing on the City of Bloomington’s proposed water rate increase at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow night at the Tri-North Middle School Auditorium. That’s at 1000 West 15th Street in Bloomington. Citizens will be able to speak directly to the Commission regarding the proposed rate increase. The increase would bring average residential water …

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Kite Line: November 25, 2016 – Female Survival in Prison

This episode is the second installment exploring women within prisons. First, we get updates on struggles in Bulgaria and Turkey, hear about proposed changes to solitary confinement, and learn about the case of Red Fawn, a Colorado woman arrested at the Standing Rock occupation against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Micol Seigel interviews two women, Ana and Michelle, who have done …

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Interchange – Scapegoating Our Cities

Blue dots in a sea of red. The electoral map presents a distorted picture belying where most of the country’s population lives, and where the most privation occurs. A survey of the landscape in the wake of Donald Trump’s election reveals that America’s urban/rural drift has cemented into a chasm. Though commonly conflated with only economic elites, those blue dots …

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Kite Line: November 18, 2016 – Families and Prison, Part Two

This week’s episode is the second installment of our Families and Prison series. We speak with April, a formerly-incarcerated mother who works with House of Hope in Martinsville, Indiana. She shares her experiences and thoughts about the issues facing women in prison, as well as the work she has been doing since her release. We also hear some updates about …

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bloomingOUT – Spencer PRIDE – November 17, 2016

On tonight’s episode of bloomingOUT, join anchors JP and Ryne as they talk with Jonathan Balash and Dana Beth Evans from Spencer PRIDE in Spencer, Indiana. Dana Beth and Jonathan have come to the show this evening to discuss ways you can become involved as an ally and advocate for Spencer PRIDE. They also discuss the upcoming Black Friday events …

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