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Daily Local News – January 29, 2018


A coalition of health and business agencies are pushing to raise the taxes on cigarette sales by $1.50; A recently published study says Indiana’s decision to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law has negatively impacted construction wages, job growth, and productivity; A Bloomington-based tech startup was awarded over $200,000 in grants from the National Science Foundation.

Associate Professor at Indiana University’s Media School, Joan Hawkins, is helping organize a conference and festival marking the 50th anniversary of a landmark, revolutionary year in global history. Titled “Wounded Galaxies 1968: Paris, Prague, Chicago,” the conference runs from February sixth through the eleventh on the IU campus and at various venues throughout Bloomington. A pre-conference festival begins with a showing of the horror film, “Night of the Living Dead,” on Thursday, February 8th, at the IU Cinema. Joan speaks with WFHB’s Michael Glab about the “taste politics” behind the film for the latest edition of Big Talk.

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