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Current person in role: Jar Turner (2015-present)

Bloomington Beware! – Drowning In Passwords

How can anyone remember all the usernames and passwords we need these days? Perhaps the answer has been with us all along!

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Chimney Swifts and their Impact

Jessica Hite is a Ph.D. candidate in the Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior department at IU. On Tuesday, June 24, she gave a talk for Bloomington’s Science Cafe on chimney swifts. In this abridged version of her talk Jessica talks about chimney swifts, their habits and why they are important for the local ecosystem, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

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Daily Local News – June 30, 2014

Indiana industry dumps more chemicals into our waterways than any other state, however the state official in charge of water management isn’t aware of this pollution; The Monroe County Commission took on noisy I-69 contractors June 27th by passing a stricter noise ordinance; The city of Bloomington is finishing plans to build a short pedestrian trail on the south side …

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Indiana Tax Competitiveness and Simplification Conference

Governor Pence is hosting a conference to look at Indiana’s tax policies. What is billed as the Indiana Tax Competitiveness and Simplification Conference is billed as a means to get ideas that will make Indiana more competitive. The list of attendees includes tax professionals – tax lawyers, accountants and academics, business and economics academics, representatives from business and business associations, …

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Activate! – Katie Haddad: Hoosier Hills Food Bank

Katie Haddad, Volunteer Coordinator of the Hoosier Hills Food Bank and former volunteer with Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, on her experiences and the need for more summer volunteers to Fill the Gap at HHFB, including a unique 4th of July opportunity. To volunteer, go to http://www.hhfoodbank.org/volunteer.php.

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Daily Local News – June 26, 2014

Same sex couples in Indiana continue to wed today, following yesterday’s ruling by United States District Judge Richard Young Indiana’s state statue banning gay marriage is unconstitutional; The Bloomington City Council appeared supportive June 27th of a plan to restructure a city department that was the center of an alleged embezzlement scheme; Holding a large event in Ellettsville will come …

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The 2014 Summer Commune

Two years ago friends and strangers from around the world gathered in a small town called Moscow, Idaho for, as its organizers called it, a Summer Commune. Described on their website as a diverse temporary intentional community somewhere in North America, this year the Commune has been reduced to a single month and it’s happening in Bloomington this July. Correspondent …

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Voices in the Street – Gay people of Indiana Rejoice!

This week on the Voices in the Street:  “Gay people of Indiana Rejoice!  The ban on gay marriage has been struck down.” The law that made it illegal for same sex couples to marry in Indiana was ruled unconstitutional  yesterday in federal court.  The permanent injunction on the marriage ban meant that same sex couples could marry effective immediately, and …

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EcoReport – Kerwin Olson: Citizen Action Coalition

In today’s EcoReport feature, Kerwin Olson from the Citizen Action Coalition explains why we need to restore mandatory energy efficiency programs gutted by Indiana Senate Bill 340.

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Standing Room Only – Maya Kucherskaya: Church and Society in Contemporary Russia

Multi-talented Maya Kucherskaya, a renowned author of fiction and literature and an accomplished journalist shared her story at an author exposition hosted by the IU department of Slavic languages and the department of religious studies. Much of her work centers on the Russian Orthodox church and its interaction with more emergent aspects of  eastern European culture. Kucherskaya spoke at Indiana …

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