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Daily Local News – March 3, 2016

The Bloomington City Council unanimously adopted a resolution opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership last night; Over the past month, members of the Indiana Senate and House have been going back and forth over two bills that legislate how to fund the repair of local roads; Hemp from marijuana plants can be used in a variety of eco-friendly ways: for fiber, food …

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EcoReport – An Interview with Indiana Sierra Club Director Bowden Quinn

In today’s Eco-Report feature, Norm Holy talks with Bowden Quinn, Chapter Director of Indiana’s Sierra Club about their legislation under consideration which is designed to restrict public input.

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EcoReport – March 3, 2016

In today’s Eco-Report feature, Norm Holy talks with Bowden Quinn, Chapter Director of Indiana’s Sierra Club about their legislation under consideration which is designed to restrict public input. 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 events in order to foster open discussion …

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Bloomington Police Department offers Rape Aggression Defense Course

Starting at the end of March, the Bloomington Police Department(BPD) will be hosting a Rape Aggression Defense Course. It consists of both lectures and physical training. BPD is teaming with Indiana University Police for the project. The course is free. It is restricted to women. Registration deadline is March 22, 2016. About 35 percent of Indiana University women have been …

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Richland Bean Blossom Schools adds ENL Resource

The Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation has a new resource for students learning to speak English. Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughn has more on that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Better Beware – Home Improvement Scams

With Spring rapidly approaching scammers are targeting citizens in need of home improvements. Beware of “special contracts” and “special deals.” CREDITS Better Beware was produced by Richard Fish.

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Daily Local News – March 2, 2016

The nonprofit organization Centerstone has been awarded a 1.4 million dollar grant for a five-year program to prevent the spread of HIV and Hepatitus C in young populations; The National Network to End Domestic Violence has released the results of its 10th annual report; Starting at the end of March, the Bloomington Police Department will be hosting a Rape Aggression …

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Standing Room Only: Pieces of the Pie: Indiana State School Funding

Former State Senator Vi Simpson is an expert in state finance, having served in the state legislature for 28 years. Tonight on Standing Room Only, we’ll hear Simpson discuss public school funding, including specific funding formulas. The lecture was given on February 3, 2016, as the first segment in a two-part series on public school funding. The series is a …

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Interchange – “No Excuses” Schools: Broken Windows Theory Goes to School

Detria Mills and Justin Campbell work on the floor with their fellow eighth-graders at a KIPP academy in metro Atlanta. Students get classrooms and desks when they demonstrate they have earned them by meeting their student goals. (AJC.com)

I’m joined by author and educator Jim Horn to discuss his latest book, Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys Through No Excuses Teaching. Horn explores the ideological contexts for the creation and spread of “no excuses” charter schools with a primary focus on the Knowledge Is Power Program or KIPP. “No Excuses” means schooling that focuses on psychological interventions aimed to …

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Indiana State Department of Health Works to Reduce the State’s Infant Mortality Rate

The Indiana State Department of Health launches a new hotline service this week. It’s aimed at reducing Indiana’s infant mortality rate. The MOMS helpline connects new parents with prenatal and child health services around the state. In addition to providing educational resources, the hotline includes certified navigators to assist parents with applying for public assistance programs like WIC, SNAP, and …

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