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Google Contributes $150,000 to I.U. for STEM Research

Google has contributing $150,000 to a study by two Indiana University researchers who want to understand the connection between early childhood experiences and interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or STEM. Adam Maltese and Kylie Peppler, associate professors at IU’s school of education, will study how putting things together and taking them apart can promote a …

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Lotus Foundation Buys Old Fire Station For $1.00

Last night the Bloomington Board of Public Works approved selling the old Rogers Street fire station to the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation for one dollar. Over the years, staff have consulted with other arts groups and artists interested in the building. The former fire station is at 105 South Rogers Street. Economic and Sustainable Development Director, Miah Michaelson noted …

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Interchange – Innovation Is Nothing New: Novelty in the Middle Ages

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Popular models of innovation (including buzzwords such as “creative destruction” or “disruptive innovation”) prize getting rid of anything that’s old. But some folks are starting to reimagine innovation in different terms: as reusing, recycling, refurbishing, sampling, or updating the old. In her new book, The Medieval New, Patricia Ingham shows that creative models combining old AND new have a long …

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IOM – Money Smarts on the Road

If you’re lucky, you get a chance to get out of town a few days each summer. But just because you’re taking a break from work doesn’t mean you’re taking a vacation from being money smart.

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Indiana Man Pays For Mission Trips With Cans


In Southwest Indiana, Jim Schroeder is preparing for his 8th trip to Haiti. Jim has formed a club with over 70 members across southern Indiana who raise funds for his unique missionary program. IU student reporter Olivia DeWeese brings us this story, which comes courtesy of American Student Radio and the IU Media School.

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DLN – July 14, 2015

Last night the Bloomington Utilities Services Board gave the go-ahead for a one-point-two-million-dollar painting project at the Redbud Water Tank and the Dillman Road Wastewater Treatment Plant; The problems with implementing Bloomington’s zoning rules for commercial businesses came up last night at a meeting of the Bloomington Plan Commission; The Indiana Department of Revenue will conduct what it calls Tax …

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Bring It On! – July 13, 2015

Liz Mitchell and Cornelius Wright welcome Rev. Dr. Bruce Rose. PART ONE On tonight’s show, Liz and Cornelius welcome Rev. Dr. Bruce Rose of the Second Baptist Church. He joins us this evening to provide his insight on relevant issues that challenge the black church. This is the second of several black clergy conversations that will be featured on Bring …

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Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Three: Absence

Books Unbound resumes the summer series “Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s” after an Independence Day break, with two short stories by this lesser-known innovator in American women’s fiction. Julianna Dailey reads “One of the Days of My Life” (1865), a first-person story that seems like thinly veiled autobiography about the death of a sister and the bond to place. Stoddard …

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Activate! – Habitat for Humanity – IU Chapter

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Kristina Zerfas, president of the IU Bloomington chapter of Habitat for Humanity, talks about the impact that Habitat for Humanity has had on her life in the past 6 years as she moved to high school volunteer to a leadership position at IU. Also, City of Bloomington Volunteer Network offers three ways that you can get involved as a volunteer …

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Indiana University to Analyze Aspects of Drone War

Beginning tomorrow morning, Indiana University will host a four-day conference exploring the geography, politics and ethics of drone war. Last Tuesday I spoke about the event with IU Assistant Professor of Geography Majed Akhter and Center for Research on Mediated Interaction Director Hamid Ekbia. The conversation first aired on WFHB’s Interchange, which airs each Tuesday at 6 p.m. In this …

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