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Manufacturing Closures in Indiana and the Trans Pacific Partnership

Last week, two large manufacturing plants in Huntington and Indianapolis announced plans to move operations to Mexico. The announcement was a major blow to workers and a setback for Indiana’s economy. It has raised concerns about other potential closures, especially as the U.S. considers signing on to an expansive new trade agreement. The state of Indiana is currently trying to …

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Daily Local News – February 17, 2016

The Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation is pursuing grant funding in support of developing K through 12 STEM programming; All Indiana State officials are referred to as “he” in the laws that define their duties; A grant from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute aims to help the Indiana State Police develop a statewide youth education initiative; SustainIU Week, an …

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Ins and Outs of Money – The Young & the Reckless

Today’s teenagers are lucky if they get any formal education in personal finance. We hit the street to see what local teens are taught about being money smart, by whom, and whether they’re taking financial advice to heart. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:56 — 1.8MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Interchange – Parsing Granfalloons: Douglas Wissing on Indiana

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This show explores the granfalloon* “Hoosier” through the journalism of Indiana native Douglas Wissing. Wissing has written many books and articles about topics that one might list from A to Z…or maybe from A to T and much INbetween. We find him enmeshed in adventurism and corruption (or are those synonyms) in both Afghanistan and Tibet while all the time …

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United Technologies Announces Closing of Two Major Plants

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation is trying to reclaim grant money from two companies operating in the state. United Technologies announced the closure of two plants in Indianapolis and Huntington, outsourcing about 2,100 jobs to Mexico. Over the past nine years, the company received over half a million dollars in grants for training and development from the Indiana Economic Development …

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Group of Experts on Environmental Policy Debate Merits of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Last night a group of experts on environmental policy converged to debate the merits of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Just last week, the Supreme Court delayed the implementation of the plan, which sets limits on carbon emissions from power plants. States across the country, including Indiana, have filed lawsuits challenging the legality of the regulations. Speaking last night were …

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Daily Local News – February 16, 2016

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation is trying to reclaim grant money from two companies operating in the state; The Bloomington Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Policy Committee has approved a project aimed at making local intersections safer and more accessible for pedestrians; Yesterday the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission heard an update on plans for a Certified Tech Park; Indiana State Representative …

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Activate! Quarryland Men’s Chorus : Robert Ping Slater

Robert Ping-Slater shares his experience being a part of the Quarryland Men’s Chorus, a positive performance-based community for gay and bisexual men and their allies in South Central Indiana. Through vocal excellence and fellowship, participants in the choir develop community and artistry. Listen and be inspired to get involved! Learn about this and other volunteer opportunities from the City of …

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Bring It On! – February 15, 2016

Anchors William Hosea and Cornelius Wright interview Dr. Stephanie Carter, leader of a local community program that works with preparing teens for college. PART ONE Anchors William Hosea and Cornelius Wright interview Dr. Stephanie Carter, a local resident who started a community-based research program that works with African American high school students to increase literacy and college preparation. Dr. Carter …

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Water Contamination Problem Linked to Treatment Plant

Procedures at Bloomingon’s water treatment plant appear to be contributing to the high levels of disinfectant byproducts in the city’s water. That’s according to recent input from two outside agencies. Staff from the Bloomington Utilities Department met on Friday with officials at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and consultants from Black and Veatch, a company the city has …

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