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Kite Line: February 24, 2017- Support Communities

This episode, we focus on two individuals who are working to organize support systems for communities that are directly affected or targeted by law enforcement and incarceration. First, we continue our conversation with Akili Shakur, wife of prisoner Shaka Shakur, who works to organize support groups for family members of prisoners. Then, we hear from local student organizer Willy Palomo, …

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Bring It On!- February 27th, 2017

Each year, the City of Bloomington Black History Month Committee plans activities and events for the community to celebrate and commemorate the month of February as Black History Month. This year’s theme is “Black Her-Story Month: Illuminating the Gifts of Black Women”. On Bring It On representing all that is phenomenal about our Black women in Bloomington, we have assembled …

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Firehouse Follies – When I Was a Cowboy

The WFHB Firehouse Follies have emerged from hibernation, looked around, and have not really seen many shadows. However, we declare it to be Spring on Sunday, March 5, at 4 p.m. at the Monroe Convention Center in downtown Bloomington, when we take the wraps off of “When I was a Cowboy,” a show featuring cats, cowboys, and cactus sushi. And cats. Did we mention cats? Special musical guest will …

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Kite Line: February 10, 2017- Education in Prison, Part Two

We return to the topic of education within the prison system. After some prison news, we hear a statement written by someone who taught in prisons in the Midwest. Then we return to Micol Seigel’s discussion with Jarrod Wall, who tells us about getting a degree while incarcerated, and the effects/benefits of education while incarcerated, based on his personal experience- …

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Eco Report – January 12, 2017

EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we live. Each program features timely eco-related …

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Bring It On – January 9, 2017

Election Day 2016 has come and gone! As we are still sorting through the impact of the results, many (not just in the African American community) have been left with a feeling of bewilderment with the national and statewide outcomes. On this episode of Bring It On, We have invited Monroe County Democratic Party Chairman Mark Fraley to come on …

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Kite Line: December 30, 2016- Spaces of Exception; Resilience in Prisons and on Reservations

This week, we explore various spaces of exception. We spoke with Matt Peterson, a documentary filmmaker and contributor to a multimedia project called the Native and the Refugee. Along with Malek Rasamny, he has worked in both native reservations and Palestinian refugee camps, drawing links between each as spaces of exception, excluded from the national constitutional order, but also drawing …

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Sam Shaw on His Free Speech Lawsuit Over Bedford’s Sign Ordinance

The signs in Sam Shaw’s yard included messages like “I Seek Truth” and “Over the Hump with Trump.” Now the Bedford man is fighting for his right to display the signs, after the city of Bedford took issue. WFHB reporter Leah Carter spoke with Shaw as well an attorney for the ACLU of Indiana for this WFHB community report. The …

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Daily Local News – October 24, 2016

10/24/2016 Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson continues to face criticism for suggesting widespread voter fraud has taken place in Indiana; Members of the Monroe County Redevelopment Commission work through details of a contract with Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation for STEM programming; The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department has announced they will begin their annual winterization preparation at more than …

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Standing Room Only: 2016 Candidate Forums for Districts 61 and 46 in the Indiana House of Representatives

On today’s episode of Standing Room Only, we will be continuing with our 2016 candidate forum series. For the first half of this segment, WFHB’s News Director Joe Crawford will be interviewing candidates for District 61 in the Indiana House of Representatives. Those candidates are Drew Ash and incumbent Matt Pierce. In the second half of the episode, Joe Crawford …

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