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EcoReport – March 26, 2015

In today’s EcoReport feature, Jim Mountjoy talks about the rare sighting of an Ivory Gull in Illinois and Don Whitehead discusses local rare birds. 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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IN Nature – Ruffed Grouse

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Better Beware! – Videogame Malware

Ransomware – one of the nastiest cyber-attacks ever – is now hitting videogames. Want to have to cough up $500 to continue playing World of Warcraft? Watch out!

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Improvements Planned For Dangerous Area Of Old State Road 37

A hazardous stretch of Old State Road 37 will soon be reconstructed with improved safety measures. On March 24th the Board of Public Works approved a project at the intersection of Dunn Street and Old State Road 37. Roy Aten, Senior Project Manager with the city’s Planning and Transportation Department, explained the required improvements to enhance the safety of the …

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Could Comcast/Time Warner Merger Be Negative For Consumers?

The companies Comcast and Time Warner have proposed to merge, which would have effects on the cable market throughout the WFHB listening area. Correspondent David Murphy spoke with Herb Terry, Associate Professor at IU’s department of telecommunications, about the potential effects of the merger. Comcast released a statement today saying they expect the federal government will take until at least …

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Governor Pence Plans To Sign The Religious Freedom And Restoration Act As Many Call For Him To Veto The Bill

Thousands of Hoosiers and some high-powered business interests are calling for Indiana Governor Mike Pence to veto the so-called Religious Freedom & Restoration Act. If signed into law this bill would allow businesses to discriminate against anyone based on personal religious beliefs. Some fear the bill would also allow police officers and doctors to neglect their duties for the same …

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Daily Local News – March 25, 2015

Thousands of Hoosiers and some high-powered business interests are calling for Indiana Governor Mike Pence to veto the so-called Religious Freedom & Restoration Act; A hazardous stretch of Old State Road 37 will soon be reconstructed with improved safety measures; The Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation has had to work to keep up with changes in statewide assessment testing …

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Interchange – Making Love to Siri: The Seductiveness of Robots

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Tonight’s show “Making Love to Siri,” seeks to understand what is seductive to us about robots. Which question should we ask: Can we make love to Siri?, or, Can Siri make love to us? Guests Colin Allen is the Director of the Cognitive Science Program, Provost Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, and Associate Editor of …

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Ins and Outs of Money – Patch Those Holes—In Your Pants & Your Budget

Clothing—it’s a necessary expense, and it can be a big one. Jeanne Leimkuhler, co-founder of Discardia, reminds us that repairing and re-purposing our clothes saves money, encourages creativity, and promotes environmental sustainability.

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Daily Local News – March 24, 2015

A new report out of Ball State University finds that bills aimed at curbing meth use might be more expensive for Indiana in the long run; The opinions of local residents seem to reflect the views of their representative in the state senate;The First Lady of Indiana, Karen Pence, has awarded a grant of between $500 and $1,000 to The …

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