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Bloomington City Council Takes a Stand Against New Indiana Bill

The Bloomington city council took a stand against the Religion Freedom Restoration Act last night. The entire Council co-sponsored a resolution opposing the law. Council member Darryl Neher read the resolution aloud during the meeting. He called for it to be sent to state leaders, including Governor Pence and Indiana University President Michael McRobbie. Michael Mcrobbie, reading the resolution, states …

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EcoReport – April 2, 2015

In today’s EcoReport feature, Bob Kissel interviews 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 and the Earth and …

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IN Nature – Indiana Bat

April 2 – IN Nature – Indiana Bat Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:53 — 1.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware! – Fake Service Dogs

Some selfish people are claiming their pets are service dogs, to get them into places pets aren’t allowed. And some businesses are selling fake certificates to help this fraud! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Bloomington Residents Protest the Religious Freedom & Restoration Act at Rally

Roughly 200 people rallied yesterday at Karst Farm Park in Bloomington, just across the street from a local Republican fund raiser. The rally was originally scheduled to protest Governor Mike Pence, who was supposed to be the featured speaker at the event. Pence canceled his appearance amid increasing controversy over the passage of the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act. But …

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Standing Room Only – Democratic Mayoral Candidate Debate

On March 24, the three democratic candidates for mayor of Bloomington squared off in a debate hosted by the Indiana University College Democrats. John Hamilton, John Linnemeier and Darryl Neher were each given time to answer questions that were related to potential issues they would face as mayor. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 56:23 — 51.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes …

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Interchange – Bloomington City Council Primary Candidates: District 3 Democrats

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This is a special Wednesday edition of Interchange. We kick-off a series of candidate conversations concerning contested seats on Bloomington’s City Council. There are four seats which have primary challenges to the incumbents–these are for Districts 1, 3, 4, and 5. Tonight’s show welcomes the candidates vying for the democratic party nomination to run for the District 3 seat. We …

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A Case Is Made For A New School Referendum Based On The Success Of The Past

Property owners will again be asked to pay additional taxes to help support the Monroe County Community School Corporation. Last week the League of Women Voters hosted a talk by MCCSC Superintendent Judy DeMuth regarding the use of the funds received after voters passed the funding referendum in 2010. League President Doris Wittenburg said Monroe County students were fortunate, because …

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Daily Local News – April 1, 2015

The family of a Northern Indiana woman has set up a crowd funding campaign to help appeal her 20-year prison sentence; The American public is growing more supportive of same-sex marriage; Property owners will again be asked to pay additional taxes to help support the Monroe County Community School Corporation; The local non-profit organization My Sister’s Closet is holding a …

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Public Opinion Of Gay Marriage Continues To Grow In Favor

The American public is growing more supportive of same-sex marriage. That’s according to Indiana University Sociologist Brian Powell, who published a paper recently about public opinion and gay marriage. Powell’s team interviewed and re-interviewed people around the country and found that overall Americans have become more and more accepting of gay marriage. And despite the fact that some lawmakers continue …

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