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Pot & Olive Oil Researcher Heather Bradshaw

Heather Bradshaw is a research scientist in the Indiana University Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences. She specializes in studying lipids — fats, to the layperson — and their presence and roles in, among other things, the marijuana plant and olive oil. The lipids in pot may one day be isolated and turned into medications that reduce symptoms and cure …

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Hola Bloomington – March 16, 2018

Hosts, Yllari Briceño, Doris Loayza, and Gabriela Salinas talk about Peruvian culture, traditions and food!! Locutoras, Yllari Briceño, Doris Loayza y gabriela Salinas hablan sobre la ¡cultura, tradiciones y comida peruana!

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Kite Line- March 16, 2018: Women’s Resistance Behind Bars

This week, we speak with Victoria Law- a freelance journalist, mother of a New York City high school student, author of the book Resistance Behind Bars, the co-author of the forthcoming book Your Home Is Your Prison, as well as the editor of Tenacious, a journal of art and writing by incarcerated women.   She starts by telling us why …

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Daily Local News – March 15, 2018

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Democrats in Indiana’s legislature are asking the state to take action, in the wake of growing controversy in the state’s Department of Child Services; Indiana’s annual legislative session descended into chaos in its closing minutes as bickering Republicans who control the House and the Senate blew past yesterday’s midnight deadline, and adjourned without taking up a number of key bills; …

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Global Climate Team gives Local Indiana Forecast

In today’s feature report, our environmental correspondent Norm Holy talks with Purdue University’s Jeffrey Dukes. Dr. Dukes is the Director of Purdue Climate Change Research Center, and leads a global network of climate researchers. Based on his team’s recent work, Dr. Dukes gives us an eye into the changes in weather patterns Hoosiers can expect in coming decades.

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Voices in the Street: Student Protests for Gun Control

 Voices in the Street asks how you feel about the national student protest on gun control.

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How an Indiana Bill About CBD Oil Became a Bill About Gun Deregulation

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Republicans in the Indiana House of Representatives have turned a bill about medical cannabidiol oil, into a bill deregulating firearm ownership. After the adoption of a similar bill in the Indiana Senate, Rep. William Friend (R-Macy) and other House Republicans changed the bill to do away with restrictions on firearm permitting. Rep. Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington) sits on both bills conference …

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Coal Ash Ponds Responsible for Widespread Groundwater Contamination

A new report shows groundwater across the state is being contaminated by unsafe amounts of toxic heavy metals from coal ash. The residue left over from coal-fired power plants, coal ash is either stored in large watery ponds or lagoons, or shipped away and buried. The Hoosier Environmental Council is warning that the latest data, provided by energy companies themselves, …

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Daily Local News – March 14, 2018

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A new report shows groundwater across the state is being contaminated by unsafe amounts of toxic heavy metals from coal ash; Bloomington will roll out 150 ‘smart bikes’ as part of a new bike share program, this Spring; Black Lives Matter is encouraging residents to contact Mayor John Hamilton’s office, and give their opinions about the city’s purchase of an armored …

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Trump Tariff Proposal Misrepresents Purdue Study

A study by Purdue University is being used by the federal Commerce Department, as the basis for President Trump’s proposed steel tariff plans. Thomas Hertel, of the Global Trade Analysis Project at Purdue, says his study is being misused by the Commerce Department to sell the administration’s 25 percent tax on imported steel. Hertel wrote in a statement that the …

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