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Daily Local News – February 16, 2017

Members of the Bloomington Solidarity Network denounced recent local economic development efforts in a City Council meeting; Plans for a multi-family development on Bloomington’s southwest side receives mixed responses from Bloomington Plan Commission members; The Indiana Department of Transportation is looking for new members for its Americans with Disabilities Act Community Advisory Working Group. FEATURE An actor, playwright, and proud …

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IN Nature – Cerulean Warbler

The Cerulean Warbler is a small songbird with a severely declining population. They can be found in Indiana. Find out more about these birds in this episode of IN Nature, produced by Eco-Report’s Julianna Dailey.

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Eco Report – February 16, 2017

Eco Report 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 the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we live. Each program features timely …

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Standing Room Only: Music, Race, Incarceration, and Survivor Testimonies from Apartheid South Africa

On February 10th, Dr. Janie Cole from the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town SACM came to Indiana University to speak about studying music in Apartheid South Africa. Dr. Cole is the founder and executive director of Music Beyond Borders, “an organization dedicated to research, cultural-heritage preservation, publications, and film documentaries in which crimes against humanity …

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DLN Feature: The Personal Is Political

Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer has risen up as a figure in local politics in the past few years. She spends much of her time advocating for public education issues.  She took this to the next level during the fall when she decided to run for a seat on the school board. Reporter Katelyn Haas tells this story of political engagement in Bloomington. …

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Better Beware – Millennials and Taxes

Surprise! Now it’s younger people who are being victimized most successfully by scammers, who have been ramping up their internet skills. Here’s what they’re doing as tax-time approaches.

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Daily Local News – February 15, 2017

County residents and officials showed up at last night’s county council meeting to protest the City of Bloomington’s proposed annexation of seven areas bordering the city limits; On Monday, Indiana Senate Bill 420 was discussed at the statehouse in Indianapolis; The City of Bloomington Animal Shelter reports they experienced reduced intake and euthanasia rates last year; An assistant professor with …

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Senate Bill Proposes to Limit Funding for Waste Management Through Property Taxes

Monroe County officials are keeping an eye on proposed legislation that would severely limit a county’s ability to fund solid waste management districts through property taxes. Solid Waste Management Director Tom McGlasson said Senate Bill 465 has been assigned to a committee but hasn’t yet had a hearing. “That bill sought to eliminate taxing authority of solid waste management districts, …

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Interchange – Populism Against the “Center”

Today our guest, Thea Riofrancos, suggests populism is the not the problem, as so many in the “center” (left and right) fear, but the answer to the decades-long program of neoliberal policies that have created a politically disengaged citizenry. But what flavor of populism? On the left, populism lays bare the class antagonisms that already structure social, economic, and political …

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Everyday People – Tim Clougher of Community Kitchen

Tim Clougher of Community Kitchen joins Stacey and Courtney to discuss resources offered by that organization. Everyday People is a weekly segment aimed at improving the lives of older adults and people with disabilities in Monroe County. Produced by Courtney Stewart and Stacey Goffinet.

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