Host Andy Mahler is joined in the studio by journalist, author, and IU journalism instructor Steve Higgs for our annual year-end review. Steve Higgs is the publisher of both the Bloomington Alternative and the electronic Indiana Environmental Report. We discuss the stories and events that have affected life in Bloomington and south-central Indiana over the past year, including the major thrust towards privatization of public assets under the Daniels administration, the militarization of the state forests, recent election results and the relentless pace of development in Bloomington. We also talk about grassroots media and its role in creating a just and democratic society.
Excerpt from City Council Member, Steve Volan’s Talk: “Gownsburg: How American College Campuses Became Dysfunctional Towns”
On Tuesday, Bloomington City Council member Steve Volan gave a talk regarding Indiana University’s place, …