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Daily Local News – May 26, 2016

Last night the Bloomington City Council had its first public conversation about whether to support a new local income tax; Indiana University filed a lawsuit yesterday challenging fetal tissue regulation in House Enrolled Act 1-3-3-7; An Indiana healthcare facility has been targeted with ransomware in recent weeks. FEATURE Today we bring you a new episode of the Hijabi Diaries, a …

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Daily Local News – May 25, 2016

05/25/16 An IU professor presented findings yesterday about why local residents did or did not support a plan to kill deer in the Griffy Woods in 2015; Registration for the Indiana Kids’ Election opened on May 4. Since then, nearly 400 schools have signed up for the program; Seniors in Indiana are not signing up for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance …

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Better Beware – Travel Scams

‘Tis the season to get out and get going, and if you’re traveling here are some nasty tricks people play on out-of-towners.

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Citizens Suing for Transparency on Anti-Solar Bill

Last month the Indiana Supreme Court handed down a ruling that dismayed many open government advocates. The Court ruled that Indiana legislators have the legal right to keep some public records secret. The records in question surround what some called the Anti-Solar Bill. That bill was introduced in 2015 would have reduced the financial incentives for homeowners to install solar …

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Interchange – Pitching Poetry: Recalculating Charles Bernstein

Susan Bee, Recalculating, 2010. Oil on linen, 16 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist and A.I.R. Gallery.

This show features the most recent work of Charles Bernstein, the inestimable Charles Bernstein, to whom I might append title, à la James Brown, “the hardest working man in poetry.” Which is just to say, Charles Bernstein walks and talks the walk and talk. If you know anything about poetry since the 1980s you must know at least something of …

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Profiles: Local Martial Artist Arlo Welty

Local martial artist Arlo Welty has learned a lot from years of teaching and training. Martial arts teaches him how to balance business and family, and when to use caution or take risks. Indiana University student and reporter Sarah Whaley brings us his story.

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The Ins and Outs of Money – Your Voices: Surviving as an Artist

Three artists share their stories of how they make ends meet as full-time self-employed creatives.

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Daily Local News – May 24, 2016

Last night the Ellettsville Town Council threw its support behind a point two-five percent tax increase to fund county wide public safety initiatives; The death of Monroe County Public Servant Kevin Enright created a vacancy in the Monroe County surveyor position, so the precinct committee must vote to fill it on the general election ballot; A branding initiative called “Indiana …

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Interchange – The Endeavor to Tell Lines: The Music of Will Johnson (Extended)

Will Johnson, photo by Matt Pence

Will Johnson joins us to talk about his new album, Swan City Vampires, and how it reflects an intense period of loss and mourning. With the passing of his mother and the breaking up of his band of seventeen years, Centro-matic, Will Johnson lost two of the most important things in his life. Swan City Vampires comes from inside of …

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Bring It On! – May 23, 2016

William Hosea and Leila Randle have a quality of life discussion with Bloomington’s Communitry and Family Resources Department Director, guest Beverly Calender-Anderson. She tells about the many ways citizens can engage and participate in programs and services. “The Community and Family Resources staff works every day to make Bloomington a better place for everyone to live, work and play” PART …

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