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IU Researchers ID Gene That Blocks Insect-Borne Pathogens

Researchers at Indiana University Bloomington have been able to identify a specific gene necessary to block insect-borne pathogens that transmit diseases like Dengue Fever, as well as the Zika and West Nile viruses. The study employed a common bacterium called Wolbachia. It was published last week in the medical journal PLoS Pathogens. Irene Newton, an assistant Professor of Biology and …

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“Take Back Peoples Park” Community Picnic

Several dozen people gathered at Peoples Park yesterday evening, partly in response to increased police patrols in the area. The event was billed as a Community Picnic to Take Back Peoples Park. In recent weeks, the Bloomington Police Department has hired additional officers and focused patrols on Peoples Park, an area that has often been frequented by people experiencing homelessness. …

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Accidents Up On I-69 Section 5 Stretch

There has been a nearly 48% increase of car accidents on Section 5 of Interstate 69 since construction started in 2014. That’s according to a report today in the Indianapolis Star. Citing data provided by the Indiana Department of Transportation, the newspaper reports there were 354 crashes in 2016, 4 of which were fatal. This is a stark difference from …

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DAILY LOCAL NEWS – June 19,2017

A nearly 48 percent increase in car accidents on Section 5 of I-69 since construction started in 2014; Several dozen people gathered in Peoples Park yesterday in response to increased police presence; Less than a year after Monroe County passed a public safety tax the new revenue stream is being stretched thin; The Monroe County and South Central Community Action Program’s …

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BIO – June 19th, 2017

On today’s episode of Bring It On, Dr. Amrita Myers and Jim Sims speak to Beth Applegate, president of Applegate Consulting Group, and Jennifer Brooks, along with resident anchor William Hosea to discuss Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ), an initiative dedicated to building accountability with people of color doing exceptional work dealing with racial justice in Bloomington and Monroe …

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Kite Line- June 16, 2017: Memories of Boo

This week, we return to the story of Clinton “Boo” Gilkie, who died one year ago- on June 7, 2016- in the Monroe County Jail.  We discussed the circumstances of his death in our episode 2 weeks ago, and recommend that you to listen this episode of Kite Line for more context. Our interview today is with TJ, who was …

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Hola Bloomington – June 16, 2017

Locutoras Minerva Sosa, Norma Reeve, Melanie Oben, y Maida Morales presentan el programa ‘De Mujer a Mujer en la Vida Real’ y discuten sobre el estres. Hosts Minerva Sosa, Norma Reeve, Melanie Oben and Maida Morales present ‘De Mujer a Mujer en la Vida Real’. Today’s topic: Stress.

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Mayor’s Task Force Officially Recommends More Police, Other Changes Downtown

A task force today recommended the City of Bloomington hire more police, increase patrols, develop a new jobs program and take other steps aimed at addressing “downtown safety and civility issues.” Mayor John Hamilton’s Safety, Civility and Justice Task Force officially presented their report at City Hall. Other suggestions include more enforcement of panhandling laws, installation of a public restroom …

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bloomingOUT – Jessie Grubb – June 15, 2017

Join producer Ryne Shadday and anchors Colin Shassberger and Jeff Poling as they interview the new board engineer Jessie Grubb. They discuss growing up in Bloomington, being accepted as LGBT, and what the future holds for Jessie. The news segment covers issues of being “out” in sports, recent LGBT statistics and upcoming local events. Music from this show includes “Til …

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Voices in the Street: “Do you think the stepped up police presence in peoples park was a good move?”

Recently, the Bloomington Police Department increased their presence in peoples park. The move came in response to complaints about aggressive panhandling and criminal activity. Voices in the street has asked your friends and neighbors whether you think that increased police presence downtown is a good thing?

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