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Daily Local News – March 8, 2018

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Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb extended the number of counties under an emergency declaration, yesterday; A bill increasing the regulations on abortion providers and women seeking an abortion, is now on Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s desk; The Bloomington City Council accepted five proposals that would streamline the city’s sidewalk ordinance, last night; Bloomington Black Lives Matter is holding a call-in campaign to convince city …

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Eco Feature – March 8th, 2018

This week, WFHB’s Norm Holy speaks with Jeff Dukes about his work on climate assessments for Indiana.

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Eco Report – March 8th, 2018

In this week’s episode of Eco Report WFHB’s Don Geyra and Julianna Dailey report on Monroe County’s timber purchase from land donated by the US Forest Service, a new organization advocating for renewable energy, the proposal of ‘bobcat season’ and the count of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico. All and more in this week’s run-down of ecological news. This week’s …

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Better Beware – Storm Damage Fraud

Recent storms have caused a lot of damage, especially flooding, and in their wake there are always people who prey on the victims. Here’s a warning from Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill:

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Daily Local News – March 7, 2018

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is considering allowing the hunting of bobcats; Monroe County is buying timber in Hoosier National Forest to reconstruct portions of Hunters Creek Road, in the Deam Wilderness; Police are increasing traffic patrols around Monroe County in preparation for March Madness and Saint Patrick’s Day; The City of Bloomington is hoping to motivate property owners to repair sidewalks by …

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Ninth Congressional District Candidate Forum: Canon, Chatlos, Watson

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Democratic candidates for Indiana’s 9th Congressional District met at the Indiana University Memorial Union, last night. Liz Watson, Dan Canon and Rob Chatlos spoke to a crowded and diverse audience in the Union’s Whittenberger Auditorium. The candidate forum was put together by Campus Action for Democracy, a leftist student organization affiliated with Hoosier Action. Campus Action for Democracy also reportedly …

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Better Beware – Outsmarting Your TV

The new “smart TVs” are so new they aren’t entirely safe…yet, anyway. They can be hacked, and they can tell the world exactly what you like to watch.

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Voices in the Street: International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day. A tradition that has been observed in the US since 1909, first known as “National Women’s Day” This week we ask; How do you celebrate? What do you think of the current state of women’s affairs? and who are the women that inspire you the most?

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Bloomington Breaks Ground on 65 Acre Tech Park

This afternoon, city officials and leaders from Bloomington’s business community gathered under a tent in the grass field next to city hall in downtown. Buffeted by heavy winds, officials from Bloomington’s Economic Development Commission, Redevelopment Commission, and consultants with Black Line Studio spoke about their aspirations for the city’s 65 acre tech park. Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton says the city …

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Interchange – Exceptions Aren’t the Rule: When Grit Isn’t Enough

Our guest is the founding headmaster of The Boston Arts Academy, Boston’s first public high school for the visual and performing arts, Linda Nathan. Nathan has written When Grit Isn’t Enough, a strong critique of the concept of inculcating “grit” in education as well as of its proselytizers and proponents. It’s published by Beacon Press. Our music throughout also comes …

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