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Wes Martin (2017-Present)
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Voices in the Street: “Is investing in offshore accounts acceptable for IU?”

University endowment earnings are usually tax-exempt. However, depending on the type of investment, even Universities can be required to pay federal taxes. Investing through so-called blocker corporations, which are established in no-tax or low-tax jurisdictions like the Cayman Islands literally blocks the University from having to pay taxes. IU and many other Universities utilize blocker corporations to maximize the return …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Theresa Ochoa

Theresa Ochoa considers herself lucky — she gets to work with imprisoned kids, some of whom are well on their way to becoming hardened criminals. She’s an Associate Professor of Special Education at Indiana University and has founded HOPE, a program matching undergraduate college students as mentors, with kids serving time in the state’s three juvenile correctional facilities. Ochoa leads …

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Daily Local News – November 9, 2017

Around 200 protesters, scientists, and environmental activists gathered this morning in Yellowwood State Park in Brown County; Governor Eric Holcomb released his 2018 agenda; Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County is looking to breathe new life into the former RCA/Thomson Property, which has remained uninhabited for over a decade; The city of Bloomington Police Department is planning on adding three-to-five …

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Local Live – IU Jacobs School of Music Plummer Ensemble

The IU Jacobs School of Music Plummer Ensemble plays modern jazz that blends a number of styles, personal and academic. They take a break for the night from campus and its practice rooms to share their considerable talent on-air. The ensemble is made up of Amanda Gardier (Alto Saxophone), Barclay Moffitt (Tenor Saxophone), Clay Wulbrecht (Piano), Jake Jezioro (Bass) and …

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Eco’s Get Out and Hike! – November 9, 2017

EcoReport’s Jan Walker interviews Don Carlton about Browning Mountain in today’s episode of “Get Out and Hike!”

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Eco Feature – November 9, 2017

News Director Wes Martin interviews Dr. Rae Schnapps, Conservation Director for the Indiana Forest Alliance, on site at the Save Yellowwood encampment. Also interviewed Dave Schoopman, a concerned property owner.

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Eco Report – November 9, 2017

Eco Report is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we live. Each program features timely …

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Planning Director Accuses City Councilman of “Fear Mongering”

Last night’s Bloomington City Council meeting became heated, as city Planning Director Terri Porter accused a council member of abusing their authority while reviewing the city’s proposed comprehensive plan. Porter accused City Council member Chris Sturbaum of fear mongering when it comes to housing density. Last night’s session ends a first round of chapter- by-chapter amendments. Council members Steve Volan …

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Daily Local News – November 8, 2017

A New York Times article released this afternoon alleges that the Indiana University Foundation off-shored assets in the Cayman Islands, Vice President Michael Pence will visit Plainfield tomorrow to advocate for the Trump administration’s tax reform bill, and low-income families in Indiana can now apply for financial heating assistance. Feature: Bloomington Planning Director Terri Porter accuses City Council member Chris Sturbaum …

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IU Foundation Using Federal Tax-Avoidance Scheme

A New York Times article released this afternoon alleges the Indiana University Foundation off-shored assets in the Cayman Islands, in a federal tax avoidance scheme. The Times piece sources leaks from a Bermuda-based law firm called Appleby. A source from the firm has been at the center of the release of millions of documents spotlighting the world of offshore banking. …

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