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Bring It On! – February 19, 2018

William Hosea and Jim Sims welcome Vauhxx Booker, Mike Diekhoff, and Cherrish Pryor PART ONE On tonight’s show, William and Jim, along with Bring It On contributor Cornelius Wright, welcome Black Lives Matter organizer Vauhxx Booker and Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff. They join us to engage in a civil discourse on the merits and concerns regarding the purchase of …

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Residents Concerned Over BPD Armored Car Purchase

Residents of Bloomington spoke out this afternoon against the purchase of an armored car by city police. Dozens of reporters, local government officials and concerned citizens gathered in the Bloomington Police Department Headquarters at noon, to ask questions of BPD Chief Mike Diekhoff. Their concerns were largely that the $225,000 armored vehicle would be used against protesters, and represented an …

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Daily Local News – February 1, 2018

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The Indiana Legislature’s Short Session is set to end on March 15th and this afternoon the legislature struck down a number of bills; Indiana Senate Republicans initiate a last-minute proposal to allow 10 percent of public school districts’ teachers to be unlicensed; Indiana House Democrats say they’re worried about state of the Department of Child Services; The city of Bloomington’s …

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More Police Hired To Patrol Downtown

The Bloomington Police Department has hired more police to patrol downtown, following the recommendations of a task force assembled by Mayor John Hamilton. Police chief Michael Diekhoff told the Herald-Times the four extra officers would focus attention on drug use, fighting, and public consumption of alcohol. Diekhoff has not responded to a request for comment from WFHB. In recent years …

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Interchange – The Backyard Edition: Local Flavor for Fund Drive

WFHB’s longest-running public affairs program, Interchange, wants to talk about everything, any topic, in a desire to make connections across the categorical. Our feelings and opinions about Macbeth, and college students, and guns, and dying, and movies, and Moby Dick…do speak to and for each other. Looking closely at one illuminates all the others also. And in a like manner, …

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Guns and the BPD: Chief Diekhoff Speaks About Police Training

Recent incidents across the country – from Baton Rouge to Minneapolis to Dallas – have drawn increased attention to issues surrounding police and police violence. Many police departments are pledging to alter the ways officers are trained. In Bloomington, police chief Mike Diekhoff says officers are undergoing training related to many subjects, including mental health and community policing. And he …

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Daily Local News – July 19, 2016

The City of Bloomington’s Department of Economic and Sustainability is hoping to win $10,000 in prize money for its rental search website RentRocket.org; A new nonprofit organization has launched in Bloomington. The organization, called Accessible Community Abortions of Bloomington, aims to provide help for women in need of financial assistance for abortions or other reproductive health concerns not covered by …

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Interchange – Organized for Violence: The Police and You

Our show today comes in two parts. First a pre-recorded spot, an interview with noted police critic, Kristian Williams, author of Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America produced and hosted by WFHB News Department Volunteer Dan Young. For Part Two we’re joined by Bloomington’s Police Chief Mike Diekhoff. I’ll ask him to respond to some of what …

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Bring It On! – February 9, 2015

Clarence Boone and Leila Randle welcome Mike Diekhoff. PART ONE On tonight’s show, Clarence and Leila welcome Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff. He joins us to share his perspectives on how the BPD is making Bloomington a safe place to live, work and thrive. PART TWO Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community. CREDITS Hosts: …

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Interchange – Making the Case Against Cages; Being Vulnerable to Arrest

Segment One: Making the Case Against Cages. Prison abolitionist Micol Seigel, an associate professor in the departments of American Studies and History at Indiana University, discusses issues surrounding homelessness and incarceration in Bloomington and Monroe County. The conversation focuses on the changes in the Indiana criminal sentencing codes that shift categories of crime, eliminates some offenses, changes the severity of …

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