Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton held a press conference on the increased law enforcement presence at People’s Park and in the downtown area; Demand for social workers has increased as a result of the opioid drug epidemic; Eli Lilly is working with Pfizer to create an alternative pain killer; Residents of Monroe and Owen County filed more than 2,400 federal tax returns through Free Community Tax Service; President Donald Trump’s promise to save local jobs at Carrier Corporation has just become the subject of a lawsuit; The Bloomington Board of Public Works approved a $29,000 engineering service agreement for electrical improvements at the Fourth Street garage.
We call them the homeless, as if they’re all alike and their entire lives can be reduced to a single descriptive word. Thousands, hundreds of thousands, up to half a million people in America may not know precisely where they’re going to sleep tonight or where their next meal will come from. A woman named Peggy is one such person. She has slept in parks and on the streets. She has eaten at free kitchens. She has a story. And she has pride, as well as dreams and goals. She joins Michael Glab on this week’s edition of Big Talk.
VOICES IN THE STREET
This week’s edition asks Bloomington residents how they celebrated Independence Day.
Anchors: Ron Bronson and Joe Crawford
Today’s headlines were written by Wes Martin, Robert Goldkamp and Arjun Balasundaram
Along with Sarah Vaughan for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Michael Glab
Voices in the Street was produced by Barbara von Przewoski
Our engineer today is Chris Martin
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford.