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Daily Local News – September 26, 2016

An unusually large group of local government officials are meeting tomorrow to decide whether Monroe County will keep its new public safety income tax; During the past several weeks, local government entities have begun planning for how to spend the new public safety tax money, with the assumption that it will be renewed at tomorrow’s meeting; Some drivers in downtown Bloomington are learning …

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Officials Meet for Discussion of Public Safety Tax

An unusually large group of local government officials are meeting tomorrow to decide whether Monroe County will keep its new public safety income tax. Officials have described tomorrow’s meeting as historic, because it brings together members of the Bloomington Common Council, the Monroe County Council, the Ellettsville Town Council, and the Stinesville Town Council. All four bodies must vote on …

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Scientists and Community Members Speak Out During Climate March

The organization, ReInvest IU, held a climate march last week on the Indiana University campus to advocate for the university’s divestment from stocks in fossil fuel related businesses. Marchers and speakers voiced concern not only about IU’s investments, but also about the fate of current and future generations enduring climate change. For today’s WFHB Community Report, we bring you a …

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November Election Begins Individual Voting Procedures

Starting in the November election, Indiana voters will have to individually elect at-large county and town council seats. Although the straight party voting will still be an option for other races, voters will have to elect these specific positions individually. Senate Bill 61 was passed earlier this year, putting the changes into law.

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Hola Bloomington- September 23, 2016

Minerva Sosa, Carlos Bakota and John Nieto-Phillips host Jane “Juanita” Walters and Sandy Britton. Together they talk about the events that are coming up in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. They discuss ways the community can get involved in these and why it is important for us to come together as a community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Minerva Sosa, …

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bloomingOUT – From the Archives : Patrick Redmond – September 22, 2016

The bloomingOUT crew takes a week break from the live program, but hopes you enjoy this re-airing of an interview with Vincennes, IN native and author of Some Go Hungry, Patrick Redmond. The novel is based on a crime that occurred in his hometown of Vincennes, Indiana. This episode also featured music from this week’s featured artist, Ryan Dolan; and two segments of our …

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Daily Local News – September 22, 2016

A Brown County judge sentences Daniel Messel to eighty years in prison for the 2015 murder of Hannah Wilson; Some former employees of Bloomington’s General Electric Appliances plant will be eligible for a federal program that benefits workers whose jobs were lost due to international trade; During its second budget hearing of the week, the Monroe County Council unanimously approved …

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Big Talk w/ Michael Glab: Kristin Leaman-Morris

Indiana University is preparing to celebrate its bicentennial in 2020 just as the state of Indiana celebrates its own 200th birthday this year. Part of the university’s commemoration is its oral history project, begun in 2008. IU Bicentennial archivist Kristin Leaman-Morris joins Michael Glab on today’s Big Talk to discuss her role in collecting recordings of faculty, alumni, and support …

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Voices in the Street: “Cash, money, influence—what defines the middle class.”

The middle class is the bedrock of America—the foundation upon which this nation has grown and thrived over the last two hundred and forty years. It’s no small surprise that the middle class is defined differently than it was two hundred years ago and there are constant theories of the middle class being eroded away in today’s society. Voices in …

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EcoFeature – Part 2 of Norm Holy’s Interview with Patrick Gonzalez, Principle Climate Change Scientist of the National Park Service

In today’s EcoReport Feature, we bring you part two of correspondent Norm Holy’s interview with Patrick Gonzalez, the Principal Climate Change Scientist of the National Park Service. If you missed the first part of the interview last week, you can listen here at wfhb.org.

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