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Water Quality and Coal Ash Lagoons to be Discussed at Environmental Forum

An upcoming environmental forum will delve into state environmental issues like water quality and coal ash lagoons. The 8th annual Greening the Statehouse will be held Saturday, November 14th at the University of Indianapolis. This year’s keynote speaker is Attorney Lisa Evans. Evans has 25 years of experience working in hazardous waste law. She represented multiple public interest groups when …

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Daily Local News – November 5, 2015

Indiana University’s Fifth Annual Traditional Powwow is this Saturday at noon; An upcoming environmental forum will delve into state environmental issues like water quality and coal ash lagoons; Last night the Bloomington City Council grappled with the future use of the now-empty Jill’s House on the north side of town. FEATURE Last night the manager of Bloomington’s Downtown Recycling Center, …

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EcoReport – November 5, 2015

Due to technical difficulties, Today’s EcoReport show did not get recorded. The feature can be opened here by clicking on the link. We apologize for nor not having the audio of the entire show for you to listen to. The transcript of the show is included below. As global temperatures rise, what will happen to Indiana’s vital corn industry? The …

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Corn, Climate Change, and Indiana

As global temperatures rise, what will happen to Indiana’s vital corn industry? The challenges of adapting to the pressures of climate change will lead to changes in agricultural practices in Indiana. Farmers will plant corn earlier, and the varieties of corn being planted are likely to change. In today’s Feature, Professor Otto Doering discusses the role Climate Change plays in …

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Better Beware! – Worst Internet Scams

Americans fed the sharks 13 billion dollars last year — so we’re going to count down the 11 worst (if you’re a victim) or best (if you’re a swindler) internet scams.

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Proposed Charter School in Bloomington Raises Questions

As we broadcast this evening, an evangelical Christian college based in Winona Lake, Indiana, is holding a hearing in Bloomington about whether to sponsor a charter school here. The meeting at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites on Franklin Road is being held to take public comment on the proposed Seven Oaks Classical School. A local group has proposed the …

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Report Exposes Troubling Facts Regarding Federal and State Funding to Charter Schools

A new report issued by a non-partisan national watchdog group of investigative journalists charges there is a lack of federal and state accountability for public money used to fund charter schools. In contrast with public schools’ accountability for expenditures to elected school boards, the Center for Media and Democracy, or CMD, likens government spending on charter schools to a “black …

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Upward Trend of DBP’s Found in Water Causes Concern

The Utilities Department of Bloomington has been given the go-ahead to pay for a study into the rising levels of disinfectant byproducts, or D.B.P.’s, in the local drinking water. These D.B.Ps form as the chlorine used to purify the water at the utility treatment plant breaks down as the water makes its way to consumers’ taps. The Utilities Department was …

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Brown County Hour – Episode #44: November 2015

Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Cari Ray, Pam Raider, Vera Grubbs and Rick Fettig. First aired Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB ☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour: Musical guest: Forest Gras – interview plus music from his new CD, Stones N Bones Vera Grubbs interviews artist Martha Sechler. Pam Raider interviews patrons and organizers of …

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John Hamilton Wins Mayoral Race as Democrats Sweep Bloomington City Elections

Democrats swept the city elections in Bloomington yesterday. The Democratic nominees won races for mayor, city clerk and all nine spots on the City Council. Perhaps the most closely watched race was between John Hamilton and John Turnbull, who were both seeking the job of mayor. Hamilton, the Democrat, received a total of 77% of the vote. Turnbull ran as …

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