Jim Russie, long time volunteer at the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic, on the work VIM does for Monroe and Owen County residents and how you can help. For more information on volunteering, go to http://www.vimmonroecounty.org/volunteer.php.
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A demonstration this evening on the courthouse square is part of a larger day of action called Days of Remembrance, a nationwide effort to bring attention to United States drone use.
“The U.S. drone program operates outside of the rule of law, essentially acting as judge jury and executioner,” says Timothy Baer, an organizer with Bloomington Peace Action Coalition
Names being read during the event are compiled by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism from news sources in the regions that have been hit by done attacks, a part of a larger project by BIJ called “Naming the Dead.” The names will include 62 school children killed in an attack to a religious school in Pakistan. Baer says reading the names out loud brings a human element to a military tactic that has removed the hardships of war from those who carry out the attacks.
“Those who are killing people, they are removed from the kill-zone,” says Baer. “They are typically thousands of miles away.”
Today’s rally is being held on the courthouse square between 5 and 6 pm, coinciding with events nationwide as well as a quilt exhibition also protesting the use of drones on display in the Monroe County Public Library through May 18th. The Bloomington Peace Action Coalition has proposed a local resolution for passage by the Bloomington City council. Baer says it is important for local legislatures to take a stand against actions made by the federal government, and sees continued drone warfare as increasing safety risks in America.
“The actions we are taking are in no way decreasing terrorism, they are without a shadow of a doubt increasing it, we are essentially creating more enemies than can be destroyed.”
9:20pm update, 100% of Precincts reporting
Contested Races Only
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 9
BILL BAILEY 45.00%
JAMES R. McCLURE, JR.
WILLIAM JOSEPH (BILLY) THOMAS
KATHY LOWE HEIL
MARK G. JONES
TODD YOUNG 82.00%
ASHLEY (SKOOGLUND) CRANOR
LINDA K. ROBBINS 71.69
MICHAEL (MIKE) PERSHING
STEPHEN E. SHARP
CATHERINE (CATHY) SMITH
BRAD SWAIN 49.65%
COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 2
BRIAN ELLISON 38.64%
PAUL E. WHITE, SR
COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 4
BARAK (BARRY) JAYNE
GREG KNOTT 88.59%
Lucy Schaich, Assistant Director of the City of Bloomington’s Volunteer Network along with New Hope Family Shelter Executive Director Elaine Gwin and New Hope volunteer Joanne on the Volunteer Network’s Fill the Gap community volunteer initiative and the specific needs of Fill the Gap partner agency New Hope Family Shelter. To find out more about Fill the Gap, go to http://www.bloomingtonvolunteernetwork.org/fillthegap. To volunteer at New Hope Family Shelter, go to http://newhopefamilyshelter.org/content/volunteer.
Host Trish Kerle’ interviews author, Will Fellows, whose book, A Passion to Preserve: Gay Men as Keepers of Culture, documents an American social movement rendered nearly invisible by most historians. Fellows believes there’s ample evidence that gay men have long been extraordinary preservers of history and that this inherent interest is the result of a “psychologic androgyny” of masculine and feminine qualities. He discusses five patterns of behavior in gay men who are preservation-minded that he has identified: gender atypicality, domophilia, romanticism, aestheticism, and connection- and community-mindedness. Fellows says, “we who begin our lives as boys, who are not like other boys, grow into men unlike other men.”
The Underhills are a fantastic young bluegrass band whose strengths lie as much in their musical talents as their ability to hold back and let the listener wander within their tunes.
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Local Live is produced and hosted by Nichole O’Neal
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Executive Producer is Jim Manion
Host Doug Storm speaks with candidates for the Democratic Primary Election for Indiana Congressional District 9, the seat currently held by Republican Todd Young.
Guests: William “Bill” Bailey, James McClure, and J.S. Miller.
“What kind of Democrat are you?”
Topics include Climate Change, NSA surveillance, and Public Education.
Queer, transgender, Asian American, Brooklyn based slam poet from Hawaii Kit Yan performs poetry and talks about his tours, performances and the changing attitudes toward gender related identities among the younger generation. Kit will perform in Indianapolis at the Schwitzer Student Center, IUPUI campus on 7 April 2014 at 9 pm. IU alum, Louisiana attorney and Cherokee Indian Becca Riall discusses the ‘special rights’ that Indians enjoy!
Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Associate Producer Sarah Hetrick
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson
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