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Monroe Co. Planners Debate I-69 Hospital Access

In the closing remarks of the Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s meeting on Friday, Plan Commission member Richard Martin brought up what he considered disconcerting news. Martin was alarmed by the fact that an alternative to the original plan for the I-69 interchange at Fullerton Pike seemed to be in the works. Martin said that alternative would limit access to …

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Activate! – Bloomington Symphony Orchestra/CHIRP – Audrey Jo Williams

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Audrey Jo Williams of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra talks about her work with CHIRP, the BSO’s program to provide instruments to underpriveleged youth in our community. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS Bloomington Symphony Orchestra BSO Board Treasurer Indiana Youth Musicians Bloomington Community Band

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League of Women Voters Hosts RFRA Conversation with Local Legislators

The local chapter of the League of Women Voters hosted a conversation with local legislators over the weekend. Much of the conversation centered on discrimination against LGBT residents, which lawmakers are expected to debate at length during this year’s legislative session. The forum was attended by State representatives Matt Pierce, Peggy Mayfield and Jeff Ellington, as well as State Senator …

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Daily Local News – January 11, 2016

Duke Energy is building a 17 megawatt solar facility 40 miles southwest of Bloomington; the Bloomington Utilities Department is advising residents to take precautions to avoid frozen and burst water pipes; Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s meeting on Friday, Plan Commission member Richard Martin brought up what he considered disconcerting news about the I-69 extension and hospital access; The Bloomington Board …

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EcoReport – January 7, 2016

In today’s feature,  Bob Kissel interviews Ross Brittain and Susan Hengeveld about their local Sawwhet Owl banding stations, part of the national Project OwlNet. 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 of human relationships with …

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EcoReport Feature: The Sawwhet Owl

In today’s feature, Bob Kissel interviews Ross Brittain and Susan Hengeveld about their local Sawwhet Owl banding stations, part of the national Project OwlNet.

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bloomingOUT – Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival, p.2 – January 7th, 2016

Hosts Jeff Poling and Ryne Shadday are joined by Abby and Mike from the Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival to talk about the upcoming events and festivities. We hear original music from artists Logan Lynn, Joey Graceffa, and Glass Battles. Plus a new episode of our weekly segment, Open Doors. CREDITS Executive Producer Joe Crawford Producer Olivia Davidson Board Engineer Sarah …

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IU School Accepts More Koch Brothers Cash

The IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs, or SPEA, recently announced that it will continue its close financial relationship with right-wing philanthropist Koch brothers. In December SPEA Dean John Graham announced that a professor at its IUPUI wing will receive a $210,000 grant from the Charles Koch Foundation. According to Greenpeace the Koch brothers have spent at least $79 …

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IN Nature – Sawwhet Owl

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Interchange – Confronting Black Jacobins: “The Cannibals of the Terrible Republic”

REVENGE TAKEN BY THE BLACK ARMY FOR THE CRUELTIES PRACTISED ON THEM BY THE FRENCH, ENGRAVED BY INIGO BARLOW, FROM 'AN HISTORIC ACCOUNT OF THE BLACK EMPIRE OF HAITI', PUBLISHED IN 1805 (ENGRAVING) BY MARCUS RAINSFORD

It was Thomas Jefferson who called the Black Jacobins “the cannibals of the terrible republic” in a letter to Aaron Burr dated 11 February 1799. …it is impossible the French should invade us since the annihilation of their power on the sea, our constituents will see in these preparations the utmost anxiety to guard them against even impossibilities. the Southern …

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