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Applications are Available for Bloomington’s 2016 Citizens’ Academy

Applications are now available for the city of Bloomington’s 2016 Citizens’ Academy program. The 9 week program teaches participants about city services, programs and events. Participants will meet with various city departments, in order to learn more about budget making and other operations. The program is limited to 30 participants to ensure proper teaching. Applications are open until July 11th …

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Poll Workers are Needed for Monroe County’s Primary Election on May 3rd

Voter turnout for Monroe County’s primary election on May 3rd is expected to be high. And election officials are still in dire need of poll workers to help assist voters and process returns. To work the polls in Monroe County, one must: be a registered voter of Monroe County; attend training provided by the Election Board; read and speak English, …

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Daily Local News – April 14, 2016

More than a thousand people have signed a petition calling attention to the lack of midwives at IU Health Bloomington Hospital; Last night the Bloomington City Council showed support for combining part-time staff positions within the departments of Economic and Sustainable Development and Public Works to make one full-time customer service position with benefits; Voter turnout for Monroe County’s primary …

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EcoReport – April 14, 2016

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In today’s EcoReport Feature, Norm Holy talks with DNR apiary inspector Kathleen Prough (Pro), who describes the status of the honeybee population in Indiana. 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 …

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The latest Buzz on Bees

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In today’s Feature, Norm Holy talks with DNR apiary inspector Kathleen Prough, who describes the status of the honeybee population in Indiana. 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 …

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IN Nature – The Morel Mushroom

It’s that time of the year! Mushrooms are popping up, find out more about morels in this IN Nature Feature. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:12 — 1.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware – Smartphone Safety

Smartphones are increasingly vulnerable targets for increasingly dangerous hackers and theives. Here are five ways to stay as safe as possible! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Profiling Bloomington’s Complicated Relationship with Little 500

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Each April in Bloomington Little 500 comes and goes, and with it comes mixed emotions. On one hand, many IU students view it as the high point of fun in the academic year. The race itself is an effective fundraiser and provides student riders opportunities for personal growth and camaraderie. But for residents of Bloomington, Little 5 can be more …

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Daily Local News – April 13, 2016

Abortion rights activists are encouraging men to start taking part in a protest against Indiana’s HEA 1337—one of the nation’s most restrictive laws on a woman’s right to choose; The gender wage gap costs Hoosier women more than ten billion dollars a year, according to a new study from the National Partnership for Women and Families; The United Way of …

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Interchange – On Police Force

Critical Incident Response Team in training at the Public Safety Training Center on South Walnut. Photo courtesy of the Bloomington Police Dept.

Let’s start with this bit from Jean Anouilh’s version of Antigone performed in Nazi occupied France in 1942. The stress here is not on individual men, but on the institutional role. They are the guards. They chew tobacco; one smells of garlic,another of beer; but they’re not a bad lot. They have wives they are afraid of, kids who are …

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