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Interchange – Walking the Talk: The Revolutionary Abolitionist Benjamin Lay

Today, the curious case of Benjamin Lay: Englishman, Quaker, cobbler, sailor, cultural shock firebrand, cave dweller, autodidact, animal liberationist, and outspoken critic of the hypocrisy of slave-owning Quakers in 18th century Pennsylvania. He would become known as one of the last radicals of the English revolution — an uprising in the mid 17th century against royal power, and an early …

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Controversy Surrounds Indiana Dunes Renovation

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is perhaps the most widely known landmark in the state. The fifteen mile string of sand dunes and marshes along the southern tip of Lake Michigan are an environmentally protected area, and comprise the fourth most plant diverse ecosystem in the country. At the center of the 15,000 acre park is the aging State Park …

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Everyday People: Caregiver University

In this episode of Everyday People, Stacey and Courtney discuss upcoming events surrounding Caregiver University: Hands-On Skills for Family Caregivers. This is an event that is being held on October 20, 2017 from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Monroe County Public Library. Caregiver University: Hands-On Skills for Family Caregivers

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Duke Energy Releases Records of Indiana Coal Ash Ponds After Environmental Groups Threaten Legal Action

Duke Energy is releasing records of its Indiana coal ash ponds after being threatened by legal actions from environmental groups. According to a statement issued by Wabash Riverkeeper, The Waterkeeper Alliance and the Hoosier Environmental Council, the dump sites contain hazardous amounts of chemicals that can cause brain damage and cancer. Duke Energy previously refused requests to release the information. …

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Daily Local News – October 17, 2017

Duke Energy is releasing records of its Indiana coal ash ponds after being threatened by legal actions from environmental groups; The US Forest Service will be conducting controlled burns in Hoosier National Forest; Democratic Party contenders for Indiana’s 9th Congressional District have released the results of the first quarter of fundraising efforts; This morning, the Lawrence County Commissioners decided to …

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Bring It On! – October 16, 2017

Each year Indiana University recognizes outstanding alumni with the Distinguished Alumni Service Award (DASA), the highest accolade reserved solely for alumni. The awardees are leaders in their chosen fields. They also make significant contributions benefiting their community, state, nation, or university. Since the award’s inception in 1953, more than 300 Indiana University alumni have been so honored. In tonight’s episode …

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Who Was Chekhov? “Three Sisters” at IU’s Wells-Metz Theatre

In today’s Community Conversation we’ll hear a selection from a recent Arts Interchange conversation about Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters,” currently in production at IU’s Wells-Metz Theatre. Interchange host Doug Storm is joined in the WFHB studios by Abby Lee, who plays Masha Prozorov, the middle of the three sisters in the play, and by Greer Gerni, the production’s dramaturg. Greer …

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Ellettsville FD Now Answering Only Life-Threatening Calls

The Ellettsville Fire Department will now only respond to life-threatening calls. Ellettsville Fire Chief Mike Cornman says he needs to reduce  the number of calls his fire department responds to in order to stay within its budget and current staffing levels. Cornman’s remarks were made during the Ellettsville Town Council meeting last week. During the meeting, Cornman told the town …

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MCCSC Using Janitors, Maintenance Workers as Bus Drivers

The Monroe County Community School Corporation is using Janitors and Maintenance personnel as bus drivers. MCCSC Spokesman Andrew Clampitt says the school district faces a driver shortage, after bus service company Auxilio Services failed to fulfill the terms of its contract. He says the staff members go through “the same training and background checks as bus drivers.” Auxilio Services officially …

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Daily Local News – October 16, 2017

The Monroe County Community Schools Corporation is using janitors and maintenance personnel as bus drivers; The Ellettsville Fire Department will now only respond to life-threatening calls; The City of Bloomington will unveil a new mural at People’s Park. FEATURE Interchange host Doug Strom interviews actor Abby Lee and dramaturg Greer Gerni about the IU Wells-Metz Theatre production of Anton Chekhov’s …

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