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Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Four: ‘Two Men’ Begins

Two Men, the second novel by Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902), was published in 1865, a mere two months after Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Women were prolific writers of fiction during the 1860s, and have also left abundant letters and diaries, but masculinist notions of what constitutes “war writing” have given an incomplete picture of American literature in the crucial decade of …

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Hola Bloomington – July 17, 2015

Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Maria Auxiliadora Viloria y Araceli Gómez-Aldana entrevistan a Ellen Vaughn y Olivia Rios, las dos son consejeras del Centro para el Crecimiento Humano. Ellen y Olivia hablan de sus experiencias como consejeras y dan consejos sobre cómo lidiar con el estrés y cómo reconocer síntomas de depresión. Hola Bloomington’s hosts Maria Auxiliadora Viloria and Araceli …

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Better Beware – Latest Scam News

Bad news and good – a headsup on a new wrinkle in the email spam game, a look at some of the current cons, and a couple of examples to prove that sometimes, the bad guys get caught!

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Voices in the Street – “Tag, you’re it!”: Graffiti in Bloomington

Some say graffiti is art; others regard it as nothing more than vandalism. There does seem to be more of it around Bloomington these days; even the WFHB firehouse has been tagged a couple times. So what do YOU think Bloomington? How do you define graffiti, and when does it transcend vandalism and become art? Is there really more of …

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Daily Local News – July 16, 2015

The Monroe County Public Library is looking at the competitiveness of its staff salaries; The Monroe County Council approved a fifteen-thousand dollar grant to Martha’s House emergency shelter on Tuesday; The sixth annual beer, art, and music festival, GnawBrew, is set for next Saturday in Brown County; The Bloomington Bicycle Club’s 29th annual Ride Across Indiana, or RAIN Ride, gathered …

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Indiana Moral Mondays Prepares for Next Legislative Session

The group Indiana Moral Mondays is preparing for its second year of lobbying the Indiana legislature. The coalition formed last year and patterned itself after a series of protests in North Carolina. Indiana Moral Mondays steering committee member Erin Polley will be in Bloomington this coming Monday, July 20th, to meet with local supporters of the movement and discuss plans …

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EcoReport – July 16, 2015

The Bogazici University Summer School on Institutions, Justice and Democracy was held this June in Istanbul, Turkey. The event included discussions on environmental justice. Filiz Cicek spoke with one of the attendees, Dr Amrita Baviskar of India. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, …

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EcoReport – July 16, 2015

The Bogazici University Summer School on Institutions, Justice and Democracy was held this June in Istanbul, Turkey. The event included discussions on environmental justice. Filiz Cicek spoke with one of the attendees, Dr Amrita Baviskar of India. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, …

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EcoReport – Amita Baviskar: Political Ecology

Filiz Cicek talks to Amita Baviskar about Political Ecology, and how caring for the environment is also a quest for Social Justice.

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Standing Room Only – An Interview with Indiana Author James Madison

Author James Madison spoke on June 24th at the annual meeting of the Friends of Monroe County Library about his new book Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana. Madison is the Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor of History at Indiana University, Bloomington. In this lecture, he shares stories spanning 200 years, from Indiana as a frontier state to the present …

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