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City Announces New Meetings Over Armored Car

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The city of Bloomington will hold three public meetings this week, about the planned purchase of an armored vehicle for the city’s police department. The announcement of the planned purchase on February 6th drew criticism from Bloomington residents and Black Lives Matter advocates. Residents raised concerns about a lack of public input and the two-hundred, twenty five thousand dollar price …

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Daily Local News – February 26, 2018

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The Bloomington Chapter of Black Lives Matter are expected to screen a documentary about police militarization tonight; The city of Bloomington is holding three public meetings this week about the planned purchase of an armored vehicle for the city’s police department; Nearly 5,000 acres of Indiana forest are slotted for controlled burns over the next few weeks; Indiana is set to start selling …

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Inside Outdoors – February 24, 2018

Buddy Bill, Rich Reardin, and Don Jordan are the hosts. Bill and Rich give the Lake Monroe report. Severe weather and flooding in Indiana, the midwest and south from Texas to Pennsylvania. Lot’s of snow in Wyoming, local flooding on roads near Lake Monroe, Don calls in from Florida, more discussion about the weather, application period Feb.1st through March 18 …

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School Shooting Threats Encompass National Debate – Gun Control, Public Safety, Racism

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The detention of an African-American family and two children in Bloomington over the weekend is spawning debate over active shooter threats to schools, community policing, and race. A Fairview Elementary School student and a Batchelor Middle School student posted threats against another Fairview student on Saturday, a day after a former high school student shot and killed 17 people in …

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Love Songs for a Lasting World – A Middle Way House Benefit

Now in its third year, Love Songs for a Lasting World is described as a winter extravaganza of song and dance. It’s also a signature fund raiser for Middle Way House, a local nonprofit providing services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and human trafficking. This year’s concert honors former Middle Way House Director Toby Strout, who guided the …

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Inside Outdoors – February 17, 2018

Buddy Bill, Rich Reardin, and Don Jordan are the hosts. Bill and Rich give the Lake Monroe report. Not much happening, no ice fishing. Indiana Conservation officer and his friend was killed after drowning while ice fishing. Discussion about the school shooting and guns in the USA. NRA payments to Congress and the resulting disinterest in changing gun laws. President …

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The Bicentennial Journal – Scott Faris pt 1

In this week’s edition of The Bicentennial Journal, Scott Faris tells his family’s story of emigrating from the U.K., after facing religious persecution. Support for The Bicentennial Journal and WFHB comes from Monroe County and Visit Bloomington. More information about Monroe County’s Bicentennial is available on their website.

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The Bicentennial Journal – Allen Dunn

In this week’s edition of The Bicentennial Journal, Allen Dunn tells his family’s story, which includes the forging of the fish that still sits on top of the Monroe County Courthouse. Support for The Bicentennial Journal and WFHB comes from Monroe County and Visit Bloomington. More information about Monroe County’s Bicentennial is available on their website.

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The Bicentennial Journal – Bob Hammel-Black Basketball players

Bill Garrett was the first African-American college basketball player at Indiana University. While Major League Baseball and National Football were moving towards desegregation, Garrett would spend his entire college career without playing against another black player. Bob Hammel tells Garrett’s story, and the story of desegregation in college basketball, in this week’s edition of The Bicentennial Journal—looking back on 200 …

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The Bicentennial Journal – Bob Hammel-George Shively

In this week’s edition of The Bicentennial Journal, Bob Hammel tells the story of George Shively, a professional African-American baseball player who was born the son of a slave. Shively was buried in an unmarked grave in Rose Hill Cemetery until recently, when the indignity of his burial was brought to light. Support for The Bicentennial Journal and WFHB comes …

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