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EcoReport – August 18, 2016

In today’s EcoReport feature, Filiz Cicek interviews Stephen Hale of Bloomington Community Orchard, which is publicly owned and maintained by volunteers. EcoReport 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 …

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Standing Room Only: A Poetry Reading By Ross Gay

Photo by: Natasha Komoda

On Tuesday, August 9th, poet Ross Gay took the stage at the Bloom Magazine Book Club to recite some of his poems and talk about his writing process. Ross Gay is an award-winning poet who is housed here in Bloomington. Gay was reciting poems from his book entitled Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude. He is a founding member of the Bloomington …

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Daily Local News – August 17, 2016

Indiana University has begun installing light fixtures along the pathways in Dunn’s Woods, according to an article in The Herald-Times; A group of local Democrats have founded a new organization, called the Richland-Bean Blossom Organization, to build a presence in the western part of Monroe County; The Monroe County Plan Commission is looking for a updated approach to its unified …

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Flooding Overwhelms Bloomington Sewers

Today Bloomington saw its first extended period without rain in nearly a week. The heavy precipitation during the past several days has caused several issues around town, including with the city’s sewer system. The Bloomington Utilities Department reported several cases of sewage overflowing into the streets this week. To find out why that’s happening, and what the city is doing …

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Better Beware – Automobiles

Modern cars are controlled by computers, and connected to the internet. Get into one, and you have no privacy. It could be stolen with a laptop. You could even lose control. Here’s what we know now.

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Interchange – On Being Domesticated By the State: A Conversation With James Scott (Original Air Date 3/22/16)

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We announced an interview with historian Douglas Harvey about his book Theater of Empire which juxtaposes the colonizing, mercantile worldview of the English invaders of the Americas with the embodied and ecological perspective of this land’s indigenous cultures in the 18th and 19th century America via forms of performance like ritual ceremony, circuses, and minstrel shows. However due to some …

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Bloomington Dramatically Increases Fee to Access Police Body Cameras and Dash Cams

Bloomington Police in the 2016 Fourth of  July parade.

The city of Bloomington has officially adopted new rules that dramatically increase the cost of accessing footage from police body cameras and dash cams. The standard fee for accessing a single video is now $150, the maximum allowed by state law. Until this summer, the fee was $20. The increase comes amid rising tensions around the country between police departments …

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Daily Local News – August 16, 2016

A group of white nationalists, anti-Muslim activists and self-described patriots have hit a roadblock in their plans to hold a get-together in central Indiana; Mayor Hamilton’s office has released the findings of the Innovation Task Force, a six month project by a group of city, community, and university leaders to improve the efficiency of local government; The Monroe County Metropolitan …

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Activate! Spencer Pride: Judi Epp

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Spencer Pride supports the rural LGBTQI community in South Central Indiana and beyond. Listen as Executive Director, Volunteer Coordinator, and Treasurer Judi Epp discusses why our rural communities are in particular need of resources and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex people. Spencer Pride cultivates compassion and community, and offers a range of services that are often …

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Bring It On! – August 15, 2016

William Hosea and Clarence Boone host Beverly Calendar-Anderson, Director of Community and Family Resources Department in the City of Bloomington. We discuss the city’s recently announced initiatives to curb and monitor a growing crime rate, evidence of more use and abuse of drugs, and increasing complaints on panhandling. PART ONE William Hosea and Clarence Boone host Beverly Calendar-Anderson, Director of …

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