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Monroe County Organization Assists Runaway Youth

According to the National Runaway Safeline, more than 1 million children and teens run away from home each year in America. The Indiana Department of Education reported in the 2013-14 school year, 16 out of every 1,000 students in Monroe County was homeless. Among the organizations providing services to this population is Stepping Stones, a nonprofit providing transitional housing and …

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Activate! Bloomington Boogies : Craig Brenner

Bloomington Boogies

The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano festival returns to Bloomington for its second run in August of 2016. Listen as festival founder and local musician, Craig Brenner, discusses why this uniquely American music form is worthy of preservation and celebration. Those interested in volunteering can learn more at bloomingtonboogies.com/home. LINKS Bloomington Boogies B-Town Jazz Hoosier Dixieland Band

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Ted Cruz Makes Stop in Bloomington Ahead of Indiana Primaries

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is scheduled to be speaking in Bloomington at the Wagon Wheel Market on South Walnut Street. An event schedule posted at Event Brite dot com indicated the speech would begin at 5:30. The stop comes just one day before Indiana’s primary election, during which Cruz is hoping to upset the Republican frontrunner, Donald Trump. Cruz …

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Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Speaks at IU Auditorium

More than 3,000 people packed the IU Auditorium last night to see Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders give a speech. A line began forming outside the Auditorium early yesterday morning, hours before the doors opened at 5pm. After the building was filled to capacity last night, thousands of people still remained in line, unable to get in. Sanders spoke briefly …

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Voices in the Street – “Celebrating May Day and the Advance of the Rights of Workers in America”

May 1st is right around the corner, and in addition to being May Day, it’s also International Workers’ Day. This day has its origins in the Labor Union Movement so Voices in the Streets hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors if there’s anything we should do to advance the rights of workers in the U.S.

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The Daily Local News – April 28, 2016

More than 3,000 people packed the IU Auditorium last night to see Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders give a speech; Brown County voters will decide on Tuesday whether property owners should provide support to the Brown County Career Resource Center and the school district’s general fund; This week, the Monroe County Community Corrections Program was awarded an additional grant fund …

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Wendell Potter: Author, Activist and Former Health Insurance PR Executive

On Sunday, May 1st, former health insurance PR executive Wendell Potter will be making a presentation in Bloomington. Potter will be speaking at 5pm at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. He quit his job at Cigna in 2008 and has since become a health care advocate, often calling out questionable practices in the health insurance industry. Earlier today WFHB News Director Joe …

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Indiana Earthskills Gathering Features Hands-on Workshops on Skill-Building

Ever wonder how to make moccasins, identify herbs to use for medicine, or learning other wilderness, earth-friendly skills? On the weekend of May 13-15, Indiana will have its first “Earthskills Gathering,” a family friendly event that features hands-on workshops on skill-building: making things by hand, learning about nature, camping, theatre, music, storytelling and theater. Monique Philpop, one of the event …

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Voters Will Decide Whether Property Owners Should Provide Support to the Brown County Career Resource Center

Brown County voters will decide on Tuesday whether property owners should provide support to the Brown County Career Resource Center and the school district’s general fund. Brown County taxpayers are in the final year of paying a 1-cent tax to support the career center. Officials say the referendum is needed to keep the career center open and help maintain the …

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Mapping the Firefly’s Genome

In today’s EcoReport feature, Bob Kissel interviews IU post-doc Megan Behringer about the status of Fireflies and her involvement with a project to map the genome of the Firefly.

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