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Kite Line: December 2, 2016- Dignity in Detention, from Standing Rock to the Spanish State

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Our focus this week is on Red Fawn Fallis, currently detained in North Dakota after her arrest on October 27, at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. We speak to a member of the International Indigenous Youth Council- and longtime friend of hers, Mia Stevens, about Red Fawn’s situation. We hear updates on the ongoing repression against striking prisoners, and read …

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Interchange – The Backyard Edition: Local Flavor for Fund Drive

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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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Interchange – Gownsburg: The Messy Child Born of a Dysfunctional Couple

Student false alarm rates are an egregious cost that the city pays. Photo credit: David Snodgress for the Herald-Times

Universities are paternalistic and infantilizing and municipalities enable them. This translates loosely into “If you’re father says it’s okay…” Bringing a wealth of experience in Bloomington City Government to the topic, Geography scholar Stephen Volan will share his research into how college campuses function, for better and for worse, as municipalities. Indiana University has a complex relationship with the City …

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Sheriff Swain Talks Body Cameras and Privacy Concerns

At the end of last week, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department received a shipment of 36 body cameras. The cost for the equipment was almost $40,000, which came from money left over in the Sheriff’s fuel budget. All deputies are expected to begin using the body cameras by December 21st. This afternoon, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford stopped by the …

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Daily Local News – April 28, 2015

An event to show support for the victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal is scheduled for this Thursday night. Governor Mike Pence has named Matt Lloyd as his new Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Strategy. This Friday marks the revival of a tradition in Bloomington called First Fridays. The Town of Ellettsville is getting ready for Opening …

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Interchange – Primary Candidates for Mayor: A Conversation

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Host Doug Storm welcomes the primary candidates for Mayor of Bloomington. Democrats: John Hamilton, John Linnemeier, Darryl Neher Republican: John Turnbull Some Topics Discussed: growth and development projects; job creation; minimum wage; tech sector; Party politics; IU Health’s decision to move the hospital out of downtown; city-wide broadband; political appointments. The Primary Election is Tuesday, May 5th, 2015.

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Local Police Recieve Grant To Buy New Audio & Video Equipment

Local police are planning to spend a $29,000 grant on new audio and video recording equipment. The Monroe County Commission accepted the County’s portion of the funding at a meeting May 30. County attorney Jeff Cockerill said the money would be split between the County Sheriff’s Department and the Bloomington Police Department. “This fund is to prevent violent crime,” Cockerill …

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Parking Meter Vandals Continue, Police Say

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Local police are receiving ongoing reports of parking meter vandalism in Bloomington. Susie Johnson, director of the city’s Public Works department, says she doesn’t want to go into detail on the vandalism, but that it has been minimal so far. “I really would rather not go into it, and not draw attention to it because I think it fans the …

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Council Member Chases Down Alleged Burglars

Early this week Bloomington City Council member Andy Ruff accidentally found himself involved in an issue that confronts the city every holiday season: burglary. Police say the incident, and the foot chase that ensued, resulted in two arrests that appear to have solved a string of east side break-ins. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford has the story for a …

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Daily Local News – December 6 2013

Indiana State Police say there have been too many car accidents to count, a result of the winter storm that began last night and has continued throughout the day; A report on the trend to privatize government social services painted a particularly harsh picture of Indiana’s contract with IBM; Hamilton Logging has begun logging operations in the most recently sold …

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