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Daily Local News – May 21, 2015

The Bloomington City Council voted last night to borrow up to forty-eight million dollars for the city’s Redevelopment District, also known as the downtown TIF district;Last night the Council also passed a resolution to add the old Showers Furniture buildings to the city’s list of historic districts;The executive director of Indiana’s state school board is quitting after just a year …

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EcoReport – May 21, 2015

In today’s EcoReport feature, I-U environmental scientist Vicki Meretsky discusses Frogs, their role in our environment, and the types of these amphibians found in Southern 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 …

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EcoReport – Professor Vicki Meretsky on Frogs

In today’s EcoReport feature, I.U. environmental scientist Vicki Meretsky discusses frogs, their role in our environment, and the types of these amphibians found in Southern Indiana.

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IN Nature – Mourningdove

Image By Linda Tanner (originally posted to Flickr as Mourning Dove) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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Standing Room Only – Embargos, Music, and Culture: Cuba in Focus

On April 23, CUBAmistad held a panel discussion in Bloomington featuring Frank Marshalek, Geography PhD candidate on Economic Developments, Marysol Quevedo, Musicologist on Cultural Changes, and Cathy McGuire of WILPF. The conversation touches on the history of the embargo, along with music and culture within Cuba.

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Cast of Characters: Troy Kilgore

In the third installment of WFHB’s Cast of Characters series, local landscape painter Troy Kilgore sits down with reporter Amanda Marino to discuss art and tell his story of how he came to be a painter.

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Daily Local News – May 20, 2015

An Indiana University Sociology professor has just released a study contradicting previous claims that lesbians and gay men make bad parents; Last week, Purdue University announced it would freeze tuition for a fourth year in a row; The city of Bloomington Utilities Department is looking for ways to make water bills more informative and simpler for customers to understand; The …

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Purdue and IU freeze tuition

Last week, Purdue University announced it would freeze tuition for a fourth year in a row. And today, IU indicated it would follow suit. IU president Michael McRobbie recommended in a statement today that IU not increase tuition for in-state students for the next two years. The IU Board of Trustees will make a final decision on that request June …

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IU Sociology Professor releases study contradicting previous claims

An Indiana University Sociology professor has just released a study contradicting previous claims that lesbians and gay men make bad parents. Professor Brian Powell partnered with the sociology department at the University of Connecticut to reanalyze the claims that children of same-sex parents have negative social, emotional and relational outcomes. The original study is known as the Regnerous Papers. It …

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Interchange – The State of Terror: Guantanamo Diary

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“The State of Terror: Guantanamo Diary” Part One: “Presenting Redacted” Joan Hawkins and Tony Brewer discuss selections of Guantánamo Diary they chose to perform as part of a collaboration between WFHB’s Books Unbound and The Writer’s Guild at Bloomington. We talk about the force of the redactions made in the text; if the narrative is effective as an “abolitionist” document; …

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