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Daily Local News – May 14, 2014

Monroe County residents will pay higher income taxes next year to support local youth services; The Ellettsville Town Council gave thanks May 12th for its right to pray before meetings; Officials throughout Monroe County are making plans to enter an energy efficiency contest for a $5 million prize. FEATURE The exhibit “Raintree County: A Celebration of the Life and Work …

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Raintree County Artifacts on Display at Lily Library

The exhibit “Raintree County: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Ross Lockridge, Jr.” currently on display at Indiana University’s Lilly Library is coming to a close on May 19th. The exhibit explores and celebrates the life and work of Indiana author, Ross Lockridge, Jr., and the world of his iconic novel, Raintree County. Highlighted are about 400 of …

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Bloomington Beware! – Viva Las Vegas

A new edition of our consumer watchdog segment Bloomington Beware! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:40 — 4.3MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Ins and Outs of Money – What’s your Interest?

So, what’s your interest? This week we are going to test your knowledge on how interest works for or against you in budgeting and personal finance. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:55 — 4.5MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Daily Local News – May 13, 2014

A contractor helping supervise I-69 construction insisted May 9th contractors are doing all they can to prevent pollution from the project; After months of delay, the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District can now fill a vacant desk job; The recipients of the City of Bloomington’s 2014 Art Project Grants have been announced. FEATURE A press conference held today revealed …

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Fairview Elementary Progresses Through the Arts

A press conference held today revealed the positive impact of arts programing on Fairview Preschoolers during this academic year. Dr. Gus Weltsek and Ginger Brinn worked with Fairview instructor Lynne Hall to bring drama and visual arts into the curriculum several times a week. Preschoolers were tested on vocabulary, alliteration, and rhyming before the program and again in December, when …

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Activate! – Volunteers in Medicine: Jim Russie


Jim Russie, long time volunteer at the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic, on the work VIM does for Monroe and Owen County residents and how you can help. For more information on volunteering, go to http://www.vimmonroecounty.org/volunteer.php. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:25 — 5.0MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Daily Local News – May 12, 2014

Bloomington’s Planning Director gave the first details May 5th about a proposed hotel along Kirkwood Avenue downtown; In a special meeting of the Board of Public Works held May 7th , the board approved a contract with a local lawn care business to provide lawn mowing services for the City of Bloomington; The Hoosier Environmental Council released a report May …

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Indiana Coal Council: “Obviously Not Consensus” On Climate Change

In recent months, almost a million Americans submitted comments about new regulations that would cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. That includes tens of thousands of Hoosiers. The comment period ended Friday and the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to issue its new rules this summer. Indiana’s coal industry has steadfastly opposed regulations like these, which they say would …

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Books Unbound – Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Part 26

Born in 1885, David Herbert Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, and painter. His collective works are classified as a reflection of the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialization. His marriage in 1914 to Frieda Weekly, a woman who left her husband and three children for Lawrence, provided inspiration and emotional support for his literary career. Lawrence died …

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