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Veteran and Housing Status Added to Bloomington Ordinances


Earlier this month, the Bloomington City Council added Veteran Status and Housing Status to the list of protected classes in the Bloomington Human Rights Ordinance. The recommendation to do so came from the city’s Human Rights Commission. At the meeting, the Chair of the Commission, Byron Bangert, and its Director, Barbara McKinney, spoke on this recommendation. WFHB Assistant News Director, David Murphy, spoke to both Bangert and McKinney about these additions to the code and also about the role of the Commission in enforcing the Code’s regulations. We bring you that conversation for today’s WFHB community report.

An ambassador’s view of the Syrian conflict.


On Thursday November 7th Former Ambassador to Syria Rajendra Abhyankar provided an overview of the situation and helped audience members understand the complexities of the war, chemical weapons, and UN Resolutions. Indiana University student and Syrian native Rahaf Safi will share viewpoints and anecdotes from her family back home and discuss humanitarian concerns. This event was recorded on location at the Monroe County Public Library by Community Access television services for Standing Room Only, on WFHB.

Interchange – Fred Cate: Government Surveillance, Then and Now


This week on Interchange, host Joe Crawford speaks with Indiana University Law Professor Fred Cate, an expert on privacy and “cybersecurity”. Cate talks about government surveillance on the local, state and national levels – from the spying apparatus at the National Security Agency, to cell phone intercepts by the Indiana State Police, to new surveillance cameras in downtown Bloomington. Cate talks about how our understanding of privacy has changed since the adoption of the Fourth Amendment, which was intended to protect Americans from unlawful search and seizure, in 1792.

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