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Bloomington Free Parking Happy Hour

Last night the Bloomington City Council voted to give downtown drivers back 2 hours of free parking each day. The Council voted to start enforcing the meter rules at 9 a.m. instead of 8 a.m. They also moved the end of parking enforcement up an hour, from 10 p.m. to 9 p.m. Council member Steve Volan presented a proposal to …

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EcoReport – Joe Duff: Operation Migration, Part 2

In today’s EcoReport feature, Part 2 of Bob Kissel’s interview with Operation Migration co-founder Joe Duff about an experimental Whooping Crane reintroduction program. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:23 — 8.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Law Limiting Plastic Shopping Bags

Momentum is building for a law in Bloomington that would seek to limit the use of plastic shopping bags. This week the Bloomington Commission on Sustainability urged the Bloomington City Council to draw up and enact such an ordinance. Andrea Jobe, a City council appointee to the Sustainability Commission, reported to the commission about the “Bring Your Own Bag” initiative, …

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IU Prof: Mike Pence Could Still Run For President

Governor Mike Pence’s presidential aspirations may not be hurt by the recent controversy over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. That according to an IU political scientist who focuses on Indiana and federal politics. WFHB Correspondent David Murphy spoke with Professor Marjorie Hershey about the impact on Pence. We bring you that conversation for today’s WFHB community report. Podcast: Play in …

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Voices in the Street – Taxation and Representation: Paying Uncle Sam’s Bills

Tax time is nigh, a good time to question what we’re paying for. We hit the streets of Bloomington to ask local residents what they think about our tax system. Imagine YOU were the tax man …Or tax woman. Is our system fair? We hit the streets to find out what YOU think of how US citizens are taxed. Podcast: …

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Daily Local News – April 16, 2015

Last night the Bloomington City Council voted to give downtown drivers back 2 hours of free parking each day; A bill which would likely oust Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz as chair of the State Board of Education passed in the House this week; A state audit by the Indiana Department of Correction has given the Monroe County Community …

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EcoReport – April 16, 2015

In today’s EcoReport feature, Part 2 of Bob Kissel’s interview with Operation Migration co-founder Joe Duff about an experimental Whooping Crane reintroduction program. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature …

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Interchange – Bloomington City Council Primary Candidates: District 1 Democrats

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Host Doug Storm is joined by District 1 candidates for the Democratic nomination to run for the Bloomington City Council seat in November. Guests Chris Sturbaum (incumbent) Kevin Easton Previous Candidate Conversations Interchange – Bloomington City Council Primary Candidates: District 4 Democrats Interchange – Bloomington City Council Primary Candidates: District 3 Democrats Related Democracy for Monroe County Forum, 3/31 Music: …

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Better Beware! – Stealing Kids’ Identities

There’s a growing epidemic of children having their identites stolen — and not knowing about it for many years. Most parents aren’t aware of this danger, but there are ways to protect your little ones. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:01 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Bloomington Hospital Scheduled to Relocate Near IU Golf Course

IU Health officials announced this morning they are changing the course of plans to relocate the Bloomington Hospital. The Hospital still plans to move out of its downtown location, a decision that has been unpopular with many Bloomington residents, but the new facility is now scheduled for construction at the IU Golf Course, located on the northeast side of town …

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