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Kite Line- October 20, 2017: The Rise of Mass Incarceration, Part Two

Our news this week focuses on the prisoners who are fighting California’s wildfires for as little as a dollar an hour while actually fighting fires. In total, about thirty-eight hundred male and female inmates are fighting fires in California. They constitute around thirteen percent of the state’s firefighters. Their low salaries save taxpayers a hundred twenty-four million dollars a year. …

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Kite Line- September 22, 2017: Fighting Words

This week, we have two contributions –one closer to home and one many more miles away- but both aim to describe an unfair relationship of power each contributor’s community faces. We first hear an essay from a prisoner in Southern Illinois, followed by a statement sent to us from a member of the community of the Mapuche people in Chile. …

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Kite Line: May 26, 2017- The Death Penalty

The death penalty is the barest, most explicit aspect of state violence. Relatively few people are sentenced to death, and even fewer are actively, legally killed by the state but the death penalty persists as an assertion of the sovereign right to take life or to let live. This week on Kite Line, we’ll begin examining the history and experience …

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Kite Line: May 19, 2017- Steps Forward

This week we share news and stories from two people who have been caught up in very different ways in the web of prison. Both Bresha Meadows and Patrick Pursely have recently made steps forward in escaping this web, and we are excited to share news from them. Listen in for updates on reduced charges in Bresha’s case, stemming from …

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bloomingOUT – Camp Buckwood – May 18, 2017

Hosts Colin Shassberger and Jeff Poling sit down with Ben Gleason, the co-owner of a gay campground in Brown County, to learn about Camp Buckwood’s history, upcoming events and more. You can find more about the camp on their website at: http://egay.biz/joomla/ This episode also includes a local and global news discussion about banning conversion camps, the local organist who …

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bloomingOUT – News Segment – May 11, 2017

In this brief segment, bloomingOUT producer Ryne Shadday discusses current LGBT news and events. Topics include conversion therapy, artificial insemination, and same-sex marriage. CREDITS Producer: Ryne Shadday Board Engineer: Jessie Grubb bloomingOUT News Director: Noelle Philipps Executive Producer: Joe Crawford The bloomingOUT theme is an original composition from Aaron Gage.

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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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Kite Line: March 31, 2017- Jailhouse Law

This episode is a conversation with Steve Garrett, who during his time in Ohio’s prison system, used the legal loopholes and statutes he learned to challenge the State on its own terms. He shares stories with us about how he used the law to his advantage.

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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 22, 2017

The city of Bloomington has discovered contaminants on land that is slated for an affordable housing development. The Bloomington Animal Shelter will be getting a million dollar facelift this year. The owners of Hopscotch Coffee have reportedly purchased Rainbow Bakery and plan to open a new location On Madison Street. Full time enrollment has reached an all-time high at IU …

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