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BloomingOUT w/ Jonathan Balash (from Spencer Pride) – May 15th, 2019

Madison True, 2018.

On June 1st, Spencer will host its 13th annual Pride festival in Spencer, Indiana. We have Jonathan Balash in the studio to share a personal story and talk about the upcoming festival. Stay tuned for a discussion on recent news including the White House’s criticism of the Equality Act, as well as some good news, including Gilead Sciences’ commitment to …

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Parking Garage Reconstruction to Close Lanes on 3rd, 4th, and Walnut

The reconstruction and closure of Bloomington’s Fourth Street parking garage will prompt a year-long closure of three downtown streets. The Bloomington Board of Public Works approved the engineer’s road closure request on May 14. The city’s Planning Department Sara Gomez told the board single lane closures on Third, Fourth and Walnut Streets will begin in mid-July. The Board also approved …

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Bloomington Partnering with Area 10 For New Senior Center

The City of Bloomington announced this week it will partner with Area 10 Agency on Aging and IU Health Bloomington to open a senior center, this year.  At a meeting on Monday, the Jack Hopkins Social Service Funding Committee, which funds projects that help vulnerable Bloomington residents, recommended approving Area 10’s application for funds to launch the partnership. The last …

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Artisan Alley Founder Adam Nahas

When he graduated from Indiana University, Adam Nahas wanted to keep his creative circle of friends together and establish a place for artists to share space and equipment. After a few different incarnations, Nahas’s dream has become a reality in the nonprofit Artisan Alley. It’s a one-stop, comprehensive resource for artists and artisans featuring shared work space, tools, classrooms, exhibit …

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Daily Local News – May 16, 2019

A new requirement for Indiana Teachers to fulfill 15 hours of training before July, has prompted Bloomington’s Switchyard Brewing Company to put together a Summer Camp for teachers; Last night, the Bloomington City Council postponed adopting permanent scooter regulations until July 31; The reconstruction and closure of Bloomington’s Fourth Street parking garage will prompt a year long closure of three …

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Standing Room Only – Near West Side Historic Preservation Commission

Standing Room Only

This week on Standing Room Only we will hear the guest speakers at a recent meeting of the Near West Side Historic Preservation Commission as they explore designating Bloomington’s near west side as a historic district. The speakers are Historic Preservationists, Duncan Campbell and Cynthia Brubaker. Standing Room Only is produced by Kate Welch.

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Student Housing Developer Requests Bypassing City Council

In Tuesday’s Plan Commission meeting, members expressed concern about connectivity and the student focus of a proposed North Walnut Street apartment complex. Missouri-based Collegiate Development Group is proposing redeveloping the current site of the Motel 6 at 1800 N. Walnut. Their plans call for a five to six story, 820 bedroom housing complex, with a parking garage. The site to …

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Daily Local News – May 15, 2019

Monroe County Commissioners are concerned about the impact the delayed road work will have on the new IU Hospital; Hoosier National Forest Supervisor Mike Chaveas told Monroe County Commissioners Indiana Department of Environmental Management specialists are looking into the effects of clear cutting forests, just south of Lake Monroe; The Monroe County Community School board approved a ten cent increase …

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China Tariffs Could Punish Indiana’s Economy

Trade negotiations between the United States and China ended without a deal, on Friday. Instead, the U.S. raised tariffs on over $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. Shortly after, China announced retaliatory measures, increasing tariffs on $50 billion worth of U.S. imports. Soybeans and corn, of which China is the largest importer in the world, make up one third of …

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Better Beware – Childrens’ Privacy Online

Beware

Amazon’s new “Echo Dot Kids” digital assistant for children may have some serious problems. Consumer Reports and privacy advocates are seriously alarmed, and here’s the details.

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