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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Shelly Westerhausen

Like countless people before her, Shelly Westerhausen came to Bloomington to study at Indiana University and wound up staying here. A vegetarian since she was a young girl, Shelly grew up in a town that didn’t even have a vegetarian restaurant. She was drawn to Bloomington by our town’s diverse and varied eateries. She has blogged about cooking for years …

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Daily Local News – June 22, 2017

The Sycamore Land Trust has acquired two square miles, or 115 acres, that will be added to the Bean Blossom conservation area; Bloomington City council members take their time with one of two proposed ordinances aimed at encouraging more affordable housing in the city; The U.S. Justice Department announced it will help twelve cities, including Indianapolis, develop strategies in hopes …

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Eco Report – June 22, 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 Feature: IU Team Works on Indiana’s Response to Climate Change

In today’s Eco Report feature, correspondent Norm Holy speaks with Indiana University professor and acclaimed scientist Ellen Ketterson, who is part of a team of faculty working to develop plans for responding to climate change in Indiana. Last month, IU announced it would invest 55 million dollars in the project as part of the university’s Grand Challenges program. This is …

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Dance Instructor Marks Decades of Movement

A dance instructor at the Twin Lakes Recreation Center has seen highs and lows during his decades of teaching in Bloomington. WFHB correspondent Arjun Balasundaram brings us this story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Standing Room Only: Intimate Sycamore Landscapes

On April 26, Steve Higgs discussed his experience studying and reporting on natural conservation in Indiana. Higgs is among Indiana’s foremost environmental photographers and is the author of Eternal Vigilance: Nine Tales of Environmental Heroism in Indiana and A Guide to the Natural Areas of Southern Indiana. His talk was one in a series from Green Drinks Bloomington, a monthly …

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Daily Local News – June 21, 2017

Two major insurance companies, Anthem and MD Wise, announced today they won’t participate in Indiana’s health insurance exchange next year. According to an annual report by The Rural School and Community Trust, rural Indiana schools receive disproportionate funding compared to urban or suburban schools. Community members within the Richland Bean Blossom School Corporation want to see less crowded schools, better …

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Better Beware – Scam Updates

Here’s the latest info about some common scams going around right this very moment, including a look at a swindle that may not be what we thought it was.

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Standing Room Only: Notches in the Rust Belt

From May 31 to June 3, the Working Class Studies Association held their annual conference at Indiana University. Each day, there were several rounds of panels and speakers. On June 1, one of the panels focused on class and labor issues in the American Rust Belt. Panelists included James Rhodes from the University of Manchester, Jackie Gabriel from Western State …

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Interchange – The Masks of Democracy: A Conversation with Nick Xenos

In a piece called “Jazz Democracy,” a Slate review of The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, January 1965-June 1968, Adam Shatz writes: It’s a commonplace that jazz is the musical expression of American democracy. The unfortunate truth is that jazz more often resembles the daytime talk show: Everyone gets his or her say before the floor …

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