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Standing Room Only: Reconciliation Projects — The Vexed Racial Politics of Genetics Ancestry Testing

On September 14, sociologist Dr. Alondra Nelson spoke about racial politics in DNA testing. Dr. Nelson is a Columbia University professor of sociology and the president of the Social Science Research Council. She was also Indiana University’s Institute for Advanced Study Fall 2017 Branigin Lecturer, which was jointly sponsored by the Council for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society …

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Daily Local News – June 14, 2017

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg appeared this morning in Bloomington at a meet-and-greet in a private home and spoke to an array of veteran County Democratic Party figures. A new study from IU’s Fairbanks School of Public Health claims to show a significant decrease in hospital admissions as a result of Marion County’s public smoking ban. The Indiana Institute for …

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Daily Local News – May 3, 2017

The Monroe County Democratic Party is voicing frustration with the governor’s signing of an anti-solar energy bill, Senate Bill 309. Holcomb signed the bill yesterday. Seven Oaks Classical School is pushing back after a local group filed a lawsuit seeking to have the school’s charter revoked. The City of Bloomington is taking another step towards developing a proposed tech park …

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Daily Local News – April 26, 2017

Indiana governor Eric Holcomb vetoed a bill that would have increased costs for members of the public seeking to access government records. The Monroe County Community School Corporation has approved an increase in meal prices for the 2017-2018 school year. The Indiana State Police are once again partnering with the Indiana Drug Abuse Task force to collect expired, unused and …

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Ban the Box – Governor Holcomb Supports State but not Local efforts for Job Applicants

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced he has plans for the state of Indiana to change the way it screens the criminal histories of job applicants. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with a policy analyst at an organization that advocates for what is known as ban the box legislation.

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Hola Bloomington – March 3, 2017

Locutores Luis Hernandez, Luis Fuentes y Carlos Bakota tuvieron su primer programa de Hola Bloomington Politico. Nos cuentan sobre los Latinos y las batallas que están viviendo. Hablaron sobre como preparar un plan de emergencia por si acaso son detenidos y que deben hacer si son arrestado por inmigración. También compartan con nosotros las organizaciones que están aquí para ayudar …

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Interchange – Selling Happiness: Part Five of The Way of Neoliberalism

Happiness. We all want it. But what can that word mean? What do we imagine we’re seeking as we spend much of our time and effort in pursuit of happiness? Happiness has become the biggest idea of our age, a new religion dedicated to well-being. Political economist Will Davies shows how this philosophy, first pronounced by Jeremy Bentham in the …

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Interchange – The World at Large: Eliot Weinberger On Everything

“Doing no violence to living things, not even a single one of them, wander alone like a rhinoceros.”* All of our songs tonight feature the whirlwind as a kind of tribute to a central essay called “The Vortex,” written by our guest Eliot Weinberger and found in his serial essay begun in 2007 called An Elemental Thing. That work continues …

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Interchange – Pitching Poetry: Recalculating Charles Bernstein

This show features the most recent work of Charles Bernstein, the inestimable Charles Bernstein, to whom I might append title, à la James Brown, “the hardest working man in poetry.” Which is just to say, Charles Bernstein walks and talks the walk and talk. If you know anything about poetry since the 1980s you must know at least something of …

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Bring It On – March 14, 2016

William Hosea and special guest host Beverly Calendar-Anderson are joined by Michael Duerson, brother of the former NFL standout Dave Duerson – who died after suffering chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Duerson joins the Bring it On cast in order to discuss his efforts to raise awareness and provide treatment on concussions for kids, grades K-12. To learn more, information can …

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