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Decades-Old Document Lists Bloomington Properties Suspected of PCB Contamination

For decades, a group of chemical compounds called PCBs have caused massive problems in Bloomington. Although there has been relatively little public discussion about the contaminants in the past decade, a citizen group called Healthy Monroe County has recently reignited the issue. That has caused some in the community to call for more information about the current status of PCB …

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Bring It On! – May 11th, 2015

Beverly Calender-Anderson and Leila Randle welcome Donald Griffin Jr. PART ONE On tonight’s show, Beverly and Leila welcome Donald Griffin Jr., real estate broker and owner of Griffin Reality. He joins us to talk about his realty business and also educate listeners on effective strategies for home buying and selling. PART TWO Headline news and local calendar events of interest …

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Books Unbound – Exploring with Robert McAlmon, Part Two

“Exploring with Robert McAlmon” is a three-episode series of fiction and poetry by one of the lesser-known Modernists. McAlmon has been called a leading “spokesman of the post-war nihilistic pessimism of the Lost Generation.” He was publisher and hard-drinking companion of many of the major Modernists writing in English, including James Joyce, William Carlos Williams, H.D., Gertrude Stein, and Ernest Hemingway. …

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Daily Local News – May 11, 2015

The Bloomington City Council has begun a process to make Bloomington’s Courthouse Square a Local Historic District; Fewer than 7 percent of Bloomington’s registered voters showed up to the polls during the municipal primary election last week; The reptile rescue and education team, Scaly Tailz, is asking for donations to help them relocate. FEATURE For decades, a group of chemical …

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Hola Bloomington – May 8, 2015

Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Minerva Sosa, Luz Maria López y Maria Auxiliadora Viloria entrevistan a mamás de nuestra comunidad en honor al día de las madres. Hablan de lo que se significa ser mamá y de los mejores consejos que les dieron sus madres. Hola Bloomington hosts Minerva Sosa, Luz Maria López and Maria Auxiliadora Viloria interview moms from …

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bloomingOUT – May 7, 2015

Tonight, hosts Jeff Poling and Ryne Shadday interview our guest Jeanne Smith, an activist, an environmentalist, a humanist. She describes herself as a hoosier philosopher, a free thinker, an absolute relativist, a nude transvestite, a transsexual, a full time crossdresser and someone transgender.  She has been living as a woman for the past seven years.  Our music for tonight was “Ghost …

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Voices in the Street – Speaking from Experience: Advice Post Pomp and Circumstance

This time of year, our community’s youth find themselves on the cusp of big change. In the midst of graduations at IU, Ivy Tech, as well as local high schools, we asked YOU for advice and words of wisdom for our local graduating seniors. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:59 — 4.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Construction Begins in B-Line Woods Neighborhood

Habitat for Humanity began building homes last week as part of its new subdivision along the north end of the B-Line Trail. This first round of construction was part of what Habitat calls the Women Build Blitz, where all-women volunteer teams construct houses. The entrance to the new neighborhood is located off Diamond Street. The project faced some resistance when it was proposed last year, mostly …

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City Deals with Pricey Sludge

The City of Bloomington has hired a company to truck away sludge from its waste water treatment plant. The Utilities Services Board awarded the contract to Young Trucking. The Board recently heard that costs for removal and disposal of sludge has been escalating rapidly over the last few years, approaching three-hundred-thousand dollars for 2015. Utilities Department Assistant Director Efrat Feferman reported on the process leading …

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Daily Local News – May 7, 2015

Summer festival season is about to start, as can be seen by the Bloomington Board of Public Works agenda for its meeting of June 6th; On Tuesday, Bloomington High School South is set to unveil its new sustainable energy installation called Project Pavegen; Habitat for Humanity began building homes last week as part of its new subdivision along the north …

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