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Eco Report – February 2, 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: Bloomington Solidarity Network and Tech Park

On Saturday, January 7, the Bloomington Solidarity Network hosted a public discussion at the Monroe County Public Library to talk about the Bloomington’s planned technology Park. The organization argues that building the park will increase costs of housing in that area. The main speaker at the event was Adam Scouten from the Bloomington Solidarity Network, and multiple community members asked …

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New State Drug Official Talks Treatment, Needle Exchange, Criminalization

Indiana governor Eric Holcomb recently created a new position in state government: the executive director for substance abuse, prevention and enforcement. The position is responsible, in part, for responding to the opioid epidemic that has spread across the state and the country. Holcomb appointed the former CEO of Goodwill Industries Foundation of Central Indiana, Jim McClelland, to fill the role. …

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Daily Local News – February 1, 2017

Traffic is expected to be particularly slow on State Road 37 north of Bloomington tomorrow morning; More than 130 members of the Bloomington Refugee Support Network met at the Monroe County Public Library last night to discuss plans for going forward; The City of Bloomington tests the levels of disinfectant byproducts, or DBPs, every month; Old downtown Ellettsville has been susceptible to flooding …

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Better Beware – New Phone Scams

Our local State Police are warning that way too many local folks are being swindled by phone calls, some old con games and now a brand new one. Please help — tell your family and friends!

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Interchange – The Elected Coup

Our latest President tweets out “policy” and executive orders and his national security advice is coming from Breitbart blogger, Steve Bannon. This morning’s tweets: ‘Nancy Pelosi and Fake Tears Chuck Schumer held a rally at the steps of The Supreme Court and mic did not work (a mess)-just like Dem party!’ ‘When will the Democrats give us our Attorney General …

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City of Bloomington Accepting Public Input for Tech Park

The city of Bloomington is still taking public comment on its plans for a Tech Park. Although much of the design is finished, and there are already plans for at least two companies to build in the park, the city held a public input event last night at the atrium of City Hall. The public could view drawings of the …

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Inside a Somali Refugee’s Struggle to Reunite with His Family

Last week President Donald Trump issued an executive order suspending the entry of all refugees into the United States for four months. And he banned citizens from seven countries from entering the United States for 90 days. Syrian refugees are banned indefinitely. In our next piece, reporter Emily Miles brings us a local story about a Somali refugee who has …

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Daily Local News – January 31, 2017

A federal court has struck down a controversial Indiana law regulating the vape industry; The city of Bloomington is still taking public comment on its plans for a Tech Park; The city of Bloomington is moving forward with plans for the reconstruction of West 17th Street; After marching for women’s rights earlier this month, local supporters are meeting again to …

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Bring It On! – January 30, 2017

Jim Sims and William Hosea host a special show with two interviews previewing Black History Month in the community. City of Bloomington has adopted a theme of “Her-story Month:  Illuminating the Gifts of Black Women”, while Indiana University Bloomington’s theme is “IU Black History Made Daily”. PART ONE City of Bloomington has adopted a theme of “Her-story Month:  Illuminating the …

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