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Interchange – The Right to Dignity: Service Sector Workers and the Future of Unions

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Do service-sector workers represent the future of the U.S. labor movement? Mid-twentieth-century union activism transformed manufacturing jobs from backbreaking, low-wage work into careers that allowed workers to buy homes and send their kids to college. Some union activists insist that there is no reason why service-sector workers cannot follow that same path…As one Indiana-based organizer says of the struggle being …

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Interchange – The Acceptable MLK: Speech Over Action


Host Doug Storm is joined by Rasul Mowatt and Jacinda Townsend to discuss why Martin Luther King, Jr. has been remembered and elevated to represent the struggle toward civil rights as opposed to other civil rights leaders such as Malcolm X; and how creating a “great leader” to follow can undermine the support of community movements for social and economic …

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City of Bloomington’s 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Award-winning filmmaker Bennett Singer gave the keynote address this year at the City of Bloomington’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration. Singer most recently produced and directed the film, “Brother Outsider,” which chronicles the life of Bayard Rustin, and openly gay civil rights activist who worked closely with Dr. King. Besides Singer, the event also featured speeches by Bloomington …

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“Reclaiming the Legacy” – MLK Day Demonstrators Call for Justice

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A “Reclaim MLK Day” action was held last night along State Road 46 in Bloomington. The demonstration focused on the issue of police mistreatment of African-Americans and recent calls for justice for those victims. WFHB correspondent David Murphy was on the scene to talk to some of the participants for today’s WFHB community report. Photos by Mihee Kim-Kort     …

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Daily Local News – January 20, 2015

As President Obama prepares to unveil his proposal for free community college in tonight’s State of the Union address, a local legislator is putting forward his own plan; Police are still looking for information about a Bloomfield woman who has been missing for nearly three weeks; The First Baptist Church in West Baden Springs has been taken off the state’s …

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Online Video Contest Remembering MLK Now Accepting Submissions

The City of Bloomington’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission is accepting submissions for a video contest. Special Projects Coordinator Craig Brenner says that all participants have to do is post their submission on Youtube and then submit the URL online by the deadline which is December 13, 2013. There will be voting by the public. Brenner hopes …

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