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Eco Report – February 23, 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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Eco Report Feature – Myke Luurtsema On All-Age Forests

In today’s Eco Report feature, correspondent Aaron Comforty speaks with Mike Luurtsema from the Heartwood Council about the group’s efforts to save old growth forests in Indiana.

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Standing Room Only: Dr. Janet Poppendieck and the History of Food Security

On Friday, February 10th, Dr. Janet Poppendieck gave a lecture of food security at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU. Dr. Poppendieck is a sociologist and food policy author, and has written three books, entitled Sweet Charity, Breadlines Knee Deep in Wheat, and Free For All: Fixing School Food in America. Dr. Poppendieck talked about the history …

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Better Beware – Triple Threats

A bumper crop of new scams want you to drink poison, give them your utility account information, and send huge chunks of money to the wrong place. Here’s the lowdown on the latest.

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Daily Local News – February 22, 2017

Monroe County Plan Commission members heard from local residents last night while considering a rezoning request for the property once known as the Short Stop Gas Station; The Monroe County Commissioners are hiring an appraiser to conduct a financial impact study on the city of Bloomington’s proposed annexation of nearly 10,000 acres of County land; The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is …

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Arts Interchange – Such Stuff: Henry Woronicz on The Tempest

If we are such stuff as dreams are made on…is anything real outside the mind? Henry Woronicz, the Director of IU Theatre’s production of The Tempest, attempts an answer. This weekend IU Theatre will open the production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest which will feature acrobatic aerial silk work and a female actor playing the “Salvage” Islander Caliban*. For this “Arts …

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State House Passes Bill for ISTEP Replacement

Indiana students could eventually be sitting for a new standardized test. It’s called I-LEARN, and it would replace the current, decades-old ISTEP. House Bill 1003 proposing the new exam passed through the Indiana House yesterday with a vote of 67 to 31. It requires that students in grades 3-8 take a standardized exam. Students in grades 9 through 12 would …

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Indiana Nonprofits Lobby State Legislators to Get More Supplemental Nutrition Assistance for Hoosiers

Indiana nonprofits are lobbying state legislators on two Senate bills that would impact the ability of Hoosiers to receive SNAP benefits. That’s the federally funded supplemental nutrition assistance program formerly known as food stamps. Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, the Indiana Association of United Ways, the Indiana Township Association, Inc., and the Institute for Working Families are among a dozen organizations working …

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Everyday People – Older Adults and Social Isolation

Area 10 Executive Director, Kerry Conway provides information on services and supports available at Area 10. Special focus on health impacts of social isolation.

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Daily Local News – February 21, 2017

Indiana students could evenutally be sitting for a new standardized test; The number of Hoosiers earning workforce certificates has jumped significantly; The Department of Homeland Security has released a set of memos to implement President Trump’s plan to crack down on immigrants who are in the country illegally; The Bloomington Police Department is holding on to records that could help …

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