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National Survey Shows Public Opinion on Federal Sentencing Laws is Changing

The results of a recent national survey show that public opinion of Federal sentencing laws is changing. The Mellman Group and Public Opinion Strategies survey finds that nearly 80 percent of participants strongly support sentence flexibility, as opposed to mandatory terms—especially with regard to drug offenses. The companies surveyed twelve hundred registered voters. Four out of five respondents say sentencing …

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Interview with Monroe County Board of Commissioners Candidate Rick Dietz

After almost three decades on the Monroe County Board of Commissioners, Iris Kiesling has announced she won’t run for reelection this year. That has prompted several ambitious local residents to announce plans to compete for her position. The three members of the Commission function collectively as the executive of the Monroe County government, which has a 65 million dollar budget …

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Daily Local News – February 18, 2016

Earlier today, a man with a hatchet reportedly attacked a Brown County High School student in downtown Nashville; Last night Bloomington City Council President Andy Ruff shared a letter of protest he wrote to the state legislature regarding House Bill 105; Yesterday, Sarah Hempstead of Schmidt Associates presented what was called a place-making proposal for the Westside Economic Development area; …

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Voices in the Street – “Black History Month: African-American Heroes”

February is Black History Month, which in Bloomington means a full slate of public forums and celebrations honoring the cultural legacy of African-Americans in Bloomington and beyond. As part of our coverage of Black History Month, we hit the streets to ask local residents about African-Americans who inspire you. So Bloomington, tell us about your black heroes. Podcast: Play in …

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“You Can. Go Back” Program Encourages Hoosiers with some College Credit to Finish their Degrees

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education plans a campaign targeting former Hoosier college students who have earned some college credits, but for a variety of reasons haven’t finished their degrees. In an article from the Tribune-Star, the Commission states the campaign—“You Can. Go Back”—offers special programs and incentives to encourage up to 200,000 Hoosiers to earn degrees by 2020. The …

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EcoReport – February 18, 2016

In today’s Eco-Report feature, Janet McCabe, from the Environmental Protection Agency, talks at the Clean Power Plan Forum Monday night in Bloomington, about the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan and it’s potential impact on Indiana. 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 …

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IN Nature – Sandhill Cranes

Today’s EcoReport IN Nature report features Sandhill Cranes. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:06 — 1.9MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Standing Room Only – Gownsburg: How American College Campuses Became Dysfunctional Towns

‘Gownsburg’ is a moniker coined by Bloomington City Council member Steve Volan to indicate the unique functions of colleges and universities as both educational institutions and municipalities. In his talk ‘Gownsburg: How American College Campuses Became Dysfunctional Towns’ Volan describes how IU and other universities came to take on numerous and varied municipal roles in an effort to meet the …

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Janet McCabe from the EPA on the Clean Power Plan –

In today’s Eco-Report feature, Janet McCabe, from the Environmental Protection Agency, talks at the Clean Power Plan Forum Monday night in Bloomington, about the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan and it’s potential impact on Indiana. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:00 — 7.3MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware

Protect Your Identity! A new study on internet fraud brings bad news: it’s only a matter of time before hackers steal EVERYBODY’s personal information. Here’s a start on what you can do about it. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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