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Interchange – Toxic Prison Blues: The Prison Ecology Project

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With me today to discuss the environmental hazards facing America’s prison population as well as the environmental hazards caused by prisons themselves is co-host Micol Siegel, who is an associate professor in the American Studies and History Departments at Indiana University. And joining us by phone is our guest Panagioti Tsolkas of the Human Rights Defense Center who’s here to …

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The Ins and Outs of Money

WFHB’s weekly financial segment The Ins and Outs of Money. The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Ryan Stacy and edited by Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County.

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Executive Director of the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District to Retire

The Executive Director of the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District, Larry Barker, announced that he will be leaving his job on Friday. His retirement will happen prior to the completion of the Materials Recycling Facility, or Murf, at the District, perhaps Barker’s biggest goal in the past few years. Assistant News Director, David Murphy, spoke to Barker about the …

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Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Ten: ‘Two Men,’ Chapters 22–26

Set in antebellum New England but published in the immediate aftermath of the American Civil War, the novel Two Men begins to draw together the narrative strands of the Parke family saga with a death, a scandal, and a surprise visitor. Combining a Romantic’s headstrong individuality with a strikingly modern Realist psychology, Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902) rejected the prevailing mode of …

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Daily Local News – September 1, 2015

Governor Pence announced the creation of a new anti-drug task force in a press conference this morning; An IU student has started a petition to urge university administration to adopt a climate action plan; This summer’s above average rainfall is leaving Indiana farmers with profit losses and damaged crops in their corn and soybean yields; Monroe County is moving forward …

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Bring It On! – August 31, 2015

Cornelius Wright and Clarence Boone welcome Justin Ford. PART ONE On tonight’s show, Cornelius and Clarence welcome IU Lecturer Justin Ford. He joins us to share his thoughts on the findings of the Campus Pride list of the top 25 LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities and other relevant topics such as growing up as a LGBTQ person of color and the …

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Think Tank Makes Shaky Case For “Tobacco Harm Reduction”

Last week the student newspaper at IU published a lengthy letter advocating for an end to government funded tobacco research. The letter was written by Jesse Hathaway, who works with the Chicago-based Heartland Institute think tank. Correspondent Dan Young spoke about the issues raised in the letter with both Hathaway and IU public health professor and tobacco researcher Jon Macy. …

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Daily Local News – August 31, 2015

State health officials say they are continuing to investigate additional cases of HIV in southeastern Indiana, more than six months after the outbreak was announced; State Superintendent Glenda Ritz will be speaking at Bloomington High School South next week; A plan for a new Chrysler dealership on South Walnut Street has cleared the final hurdle needed to get approval from …

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Hola Bloomington – August 28, 2015

Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington María Auxiliadora Viloria y Luz María López habla con el nuevo padre de la Iglesia Catolica San Pablo Raymond Bryce. Platican sobre que servicios proporciona la iglesia y cuales son las opiniones del Padre Raymond sobre Bloomington hasta hora. Hola Bloomington’s hosts Maria Auxiliadora Viloria and Luz Maria Lopez interview Father Raymond Bryce. Raymond Bryce …

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Voices in the Street – Sacking the plastic? Bloomington considers banning single-use plastic bags

Recently, the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Waste Management District voted, tentatively, to support Bloomington’s yet-to-be proposed single-use bag ordinance.  The draft ordinance, presented in May by Bring your Own Bag Bloomington proposes restricting plastic bag use and would eventually limit retail vendors’ free provision of plastic carry-out bags to customers.  So Bloomington, what do YOU think about …

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