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Daily Local News – March 23, 2017

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The Bloomington City Council approved a new sanitation automation plan; Local veterans expressed mixed opinions about their government-funded health care at the Monroe County courthouse; The 2017 College Readiness Report says nearly one-fifth of recent Indiana high school graduates are not academically prepared to take college courses, specifically in the subject of math; The most recent Census Bureau report shows Indiana continuing its slowest period of population growth in nearly 30 years.

FEATURE
With the April 15th deadline for submissions fast approaching, this year’s fourth Middle Coast Film Festival is taking shape. Launched in 2014 by founders Jess Levandoski and Chelsea Sanders, the Fest brings independent movies from around the world to Bloomington and it shows the world what Bloomington filmmakers can do. Programmer Jess Levandoski and business manager Jess Reed talk about movies, stage plays, and 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon as a role model as they join Michael Glab on this week’s edition of Big Talk.

VOICES IN THE STREET
This week’s edition asks Bloomington residents if the federal government should provide funding for the arts.

CREDITS
Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele and Ron Bronson
Today’s headlines were written by Karl Van Cleave
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

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