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City Council Approves Funding to Provide Training for City Employees

The Bloomington City Council approved funding last night in support of Mayor John Hamilton’s effort to provide training for City employees. City Controller Jeff Underwood, said the city held off on some training in response to the downturn in the economy. “It was a priority for the mayor coming into office was to increase the amount of funds available for …

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Voices in the Street – Defining Socialism: What do you think of when you hear the word?

Socialism, or being branded a socialist, carries with it a lot of connotations. Some folks feel we should incorporate more socialist policies, while others feel it undermines the American way. So, Bloomington, what does socialism mean to you? Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 2.2MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Indiana Teachers have Serious Concern Over Teacher-Pay Bargaining Bill

Indiana teachers are expressing serious concern about House Bill ten-oh-four, which is expected to get a final vote in the State Senate on Monday. The Bill was created to allow teacher-pay bargaining, specifically for teaching positions that are difficult to fill. The Indiana State Teacher’s Association says the measure could cause division among teachers. Teresa Meredith, the president of the …

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Daily Local News – February 25, 2016

Monroe County Community Schools Superintendent Judy DeMuth announced changes to the school day, starting next school year; The Bloomington City Council approved funding last night in support of Mayor John Hamilton’s effort to provide training for City employees; Indiana teachers are expressing serious concern about House Bill ten-oh-four, which is expected to get a final vote in the State Senate …

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EcoReport – February 25, 2016

In today’s Eco-Report feature, we will listen to excerpts from the Panel Discussion at the Clean Power Forum held in Bloomington last week. Speakers include Janet McCabe from the EPA, Jesse Kharbanda from the Hoosier Environmental Council, Mark Maassell of the Indiana Energy Association, and Ken Richards- Professor of Environmental Economics at IU Bloomington. Podcast: Play in new window | …

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EcoReport – Clean Power Plan Forum

Today’s EcoReport Feature gives you highlights from the Panel Discussion at the Clean Power Forum held in Bloomington this week. Speakers include Janet McCabe from the EPA, Jesse Kharbanda from the Hoosier Environmental Council, Mark Maassell of the Indiana Energy Association, and Ken Richards- Professor of Environmental Economics at IU Bloomington. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:00 …

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State Legislature Blocks Bloomington’s Ban of Plastic Bags

A bill banning local plastic bag restrictions was approved by the Indiana Senate yesterday. News Director Joe Crawford has more on that story for today’s WFHB community report. Produced by Sarah Zinn and Joe Crawford. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:34 — 6.0MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware – ID Theft and Kids

The scammers are changing their tactics and ramping up their efforts, and now they’re starting to target children — through the new craze in toys that connect to the internet. Produced by Richard Fish. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:01 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Daily Local News – February 24, 2016

Indiana University has officially recorded six cases of the mumps; A report from Ball State University suggests an increase in Indiana’s gasoline tax is needed; The Indiana Senate Public Policy Committee recently performed a hearing on House Bill 1201; Indiana’s First Lady Karen Pence held a reception for grant recipients from the Indiana First Lady Charitable Foundation yesterday; The Department …

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Interchange – The White Coats Are Coming: Explanation and Power in Psychology and Neuroscience

‘The CIA contracted Bruce Jessen, left, and James Mitchell to design, lead, and direct harsh interrogations of a Qaeda operative,’ The New York Times wrote of the two psychologists in December 2014. ‘The men are pictured in images from ABC News.’

Last month novelist and social critic Curtis White joined us to discuss his latest book We, Robots: Staying Human in the Age of Big Data. One of his major points is that we are being told stories about the ways our technologies will organize us (positively) and though some of us will be left behind (a lot of us), the …

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