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Daily Local News – June 8, 2017

Indiana University’s Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition and fees at the Bloomington campus starting next year; The Bloomington City Council could not agree whether to give Bloomington-based developer Naples LLC a tax cut in exchange for including workforce housing in its new apartment complex; The Indiana Child Abuse Registry has been launched one month earlier than scheduled; The …

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Voices in the Street: “Do you think that it’s time to legalize Marijuana in Indiana?”

Recently, the attorney general of the State of Indiana wrote an op-ed piece in the Herald-Times to the effect that we should never be tempted to legalize marijuana. Voices has gone out into the streets to inquire what your thoughts are on the subject. Here is what fellow Bloomingtonians had to say about the legalization of Marijuana.

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Ecologist Details Threats to Endangered Indiana Bat, Other Species

In today’s Eco Report feature, correspondent Norm Holy talks with Forest Service Research Ecologist Susan Loeb, who has been involved with an effort to understand a massive bat die-off in the United States. Among the species that have been affected is the endangered Indiana bat.

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Eco Report – June 8, 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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Daily Local News, June 7, 2017

A new state law taking effect July 1st will provide criminal immunity to Good Samaritans who rescue pets trapped in hot cars. Suspects arrested on felony charges IN Indiana will soon be required to submit to DNA collections as part of the arrest process. The Vigo County Sheriff’s Department reports they are having difficulty managing what they say is a …

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Bookstores Becoming Endangered Species

Local bookstore owners in southern Indiana say university towns are keeping a love of physical books alive. And outside that university bubble, other bookstore owners are trying to do the same. Dominick Jean brings us that story in today’s WFHB community report. This story airs courtesy of a partnership between WFHB and a journalism class at the IU Media School …

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Interchange – Moderation In Dark Times: Aurelian Craiutu

We’ll open with “Tensions” by Charles Mingus, recorded in 1959 and released in 1960 on the album Blues & Roots. About the album Mingus wrote that it’s “unusual” presenting only one aspect of his musical world, the blues. “Some people, particularly critics, were saying I didn’t swing enough. [The record’s producer] wanted to give them a barrage of soul music: …

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Activate! – Bloomington Community Orchard: Stephen Hale

Stephen Hale

Original Air Date: 6/12/2017 The Bloomington Community Orchard survives and thrives on the hard work of volunteers only. These volunteers, including this week’s subject Stephen Hale, have a powerful vision of what growing and sharing fruit can mean for the community. It can empower people to play a more proactive role in their local food systems, as well as create …

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Renovation of Dimension Mill

The city of Bloomington isn’t waiting for the renovation of the Dimension Mill to hold events there.  Economic and Sustainability Director Alex Crowley told the Redevelopment Commission yesterday that the former furniture factory will be the site of a regional pitch competition for tech start ups. The pitch competition will take place this Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Eleven …

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Monroe County Is Considering Buying Drones

Some local officials would like to see the Monroe County government using drones. That includes the Sheriff’s Department. Correspondent Lyndsay Jones has that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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