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Daily Local News – July 26, 2017

Monroe County Community School System unanimously approved a new food policy last night, allowing all students to receive the same lunch regardless of their ability to pay. Senate bill 303, a new law passed by the Indiana State Senate, could ease the process of obtaining health care. The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a deer Management Information Panel …

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Standing Room Only: Paying the Price

From May 31 to June 3, the Working Class Studies Association held their annual conference at Indiana University. Each day, there were several rounds of panels and speakers. On June 2, keynote speaker Sara Goldrick-Rab detailed her research into why so many students are forced to drop out of college and leave with debt. Goldrick-Rab is a professor of higher …

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Better Beware – Older Folks and Phones

The phone is the favorite way to target older folks, and now that almost everyone’s personal data has been stolen, scammers are ramping up their attacks.

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Interchange – With Ears to Hear: Voices Against the Heroic

Cynthia Wolfe joins us to discuss her “Platinum” ranked audio program “Nuclear Nightingales” which consists of readings from the oral history Voices from Chernobyl by 2015 Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich. With the troupe of local readers, Cricket’s Bone Caravan, Wolfe and company produce stories, literary and historical with national, global, and collective significance. 2016 marked the 30th Anniversary of the …

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Bloomington’s North-Side Experiencing A ‘Food Desert’

The closing of all Marsh stores in Bloomington has left citizens on the North-side without a place to buy groceries. Although members of the Monroe County Planning Department say they expect a Kroger supermarket will open at the former Marsh location at 1825 North Kinser Pike, the area is reportedly experiencing a ‘Food Desert’. Planning Services Manager, Scott Robinson, says …

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Henry, Rush County Officials Battle Wind Farm Development

A company fighting an ordinance it said was discriminatory to wind energy producers, just lost a long legal battle. As WFHB Correspondent Cole Stinson tells us, the possible repercussions of that legal decision puts in peril potentially millions of dollars of revenue for residents of Rush and Henry counties.

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Everyday People: Bell Trace Senior Living

Jeanne talks to us about her positions as the Director of Community Engagement for Bell Trace, giving a description of the various forms of housing and assistance offered by Bell Trace. Bell Trace offers free programming to ANYONE in the community regardless of age. Contact information given for full details.

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Daily Local News – July 25, 2017

The Monroe County Community School Corporation’s board will vote on a new policy tonight, aimed at eliminating a practice within Monroe County schools that critics are calling “lunch-shaming”; Monroe County officials are looking for multiple sources of funding for proposed bridge projects; The Monroe County Waste Management District Board has reviewed two versions of the District’s proposed 2018 budget in …

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Activate! – Movement Exchange: Olivia Ness

Original air date: 07/31/2017 Olivia Ness never considered herself a dancer. It wasn’t until she arrived at Indiana University that she ever saw the opportunity to dance – and to move – as one that was available to her. In her role as a volunteer for the IU chapter of Movement Exchange, Olivia has been able to share the life-changing …

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Bring It On! – July 24, 2017

Hosts Cornelius Wright and William Hosea speak with two potential Monroe County candidates.  Geoff Bradley is considering a run for a county judicial post.  Current Monroe County Clerk Nicole Browne will be seeking re-election.  Even though the county deadline for filing is next year in January, 2018 we are fortunate to hear from these two early candidates.  Join us to …

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