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Kite Line: March 24, 2017- Cyclical Confinement: Homelessness and Incarceration

In this episode, we speak to people with experience with both homelessness and incarceration. Often, there is a cyclical relationship between these two situations. We speak with Forest Gilmore, the director of the Shalom Center here in Bloomington. Forest talks about various barriers that both people who experience homelessness and those who have been incarcerated face. We have conversations with …

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Daily Local News – March 27, 2017

The city of Bloomington has finished its six-day series of meetings about the proposed annexation of nearly 10,000 acres of Monroe County land; A group of Bloomington residents demanded that a landlord cancel debt for a tenant who they say rented a rat-infested apartment; Indiana Doctors are likely to be limited to prescribing a 7-day supply of opioid painkillers to …

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Daily Local News – March 20, 2017

The city of Bloomington is holding meetings all week about the proposed annexation of nearly 10,000 acres of County property; The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation has announced five performances by global artists for the 22nd Annual Lotus Blossoms Program; State lawmakers are considering a bill that would help victims of domestic violence to obtain separate phone accounts from their …

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City of Bloomington to Hold Meetings on Proposed Annexation

The city of Bloomington is holding meetings all week about the proposed annexation of nearly 10,000 acres of county property. Mayor John Hamilton has proposed incorporating the areas into the city. The city government would be responsible for providing services to the areas, including trash pickup and police. Some affected property owners have voiced concerns about increased taxes and other …

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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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DLN Feature: The Personal Is Political

Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer has risen up as a figure in local politics in the past few years. She spends much of her time advocating for public education issues.  She took this to the next level during the fall when she decided to run for a seat on the school board. Reporter Katelyn Haas tells this story of political engagement in Bloomington. …

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Mayor Hamilton Proposes Annexation of Nearby Land

Bloomington Mayor, John Hamilton, is asking the City Council to annex more than 15 square miles of land into the City of Bloomington. Hamilton made this announcement on Friday: “City boundaries have been adjusted many times. Expanding the city limits to incorporate the urbanized areas surrounding the city. Despite the ongoing growth in those urbanized areas of the county since …

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Activate! – Opportunity House : Jill Argenbreight

This week on Activate! Opportunity House is a non-profit resale shop that has been serving Monroe County since 1968. This volunteer-run store provides recycled household goods and clothing at great prices, and work in partnership with other Monroe County non-profits to ensure people in the greatest need can shop even if they have no money. In this week’s Activate, Jill …

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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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Top Stories of 2016: Downtown Development

Today is number 8 on our countdown of the Top Stories of 2016. In this episode, we take a look back at major developments in 2016 that will change downtown Bloomington and some nearby areas. The Duke Energy substation, the demolition of the old Chocolate Moose and more. The Top Stories of 2016 is a production of the WFHB News …

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