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Eco Report – August 17, 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: The Garden of England

From May 31 to June 3, the Working Class Studies Association held their annual conference at Indiana University. Each day, there were several rounds of panels and speakers. On June 2, one of the panels focused on Working Class deindustrialization in the UK. The panelists were Tim Strangelman, David Nettleingham, and Emma Pleasant — all from the University of Kent.

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Daily Local News – August 16, 2017

Design plans for Indiana University Health’s new Bloomington Hospital were unveiled on Friday.   Investing in quality Pre-K and celebrating Bloomington’s Bicentennial are two new priorities in the city’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018.   If you’ve noticed heavier than usual traffic this week, it might be because today is the official move-in day for Indiana University Bloomington students.   …

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School Bus Scramble at MCCSC

After assuring parents and teachers of a smooth start to the school year, Monroe County Community School Corporation bungled their buses last Wednesday. WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with MCCSC spokesman Andrew Clampitt about what the School Corporation is doing to get the bus system running smoothly again and resolve the ongoing bus driver shortages.

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New Online Advice

Some of what we’ve been saying needs to be changed. Here’s brand-new advice on creating secure passwords, and staying safe while you’re using the internet.

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Activate! – Justice Unlocked: Lasserina Dowell

Air date: 08/21/2017 Justice Unlocked bridges a gap in legal aid accessibility, providing services to victims of human trafficking, sexual abuse, or domestic violence, to assist in their recovery. Lassserina’s attention to the branding and sustainability of the organization was extremely important in the first year of Justice Unlocked, when she volunteered 20 hours/week as their volunteer deputy development director, …

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Emerald Ash Borer Devastation Could Cost State Twenty Billion Dollars

The Emerald Ash Borer has been wreaking havoc on Indiana Ash trees since 2004. The invasive Asian beetle is responsible for widespread destruction of Ash tree populations across the state, and the Indiana Parks Alliance is warning Hoosiers that if aggressive action isn’t taken to combat the insect, almost all of Indiana’s Ash trees will be gone within the next …

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Church Vandalism Motivated By Fear

A week after Donald Trump was elected president of United States, George Nathaniel Stang sprayed the walls of Saint David’s Episcopal Church in Brown County with a swastika, anti-gay epithets, and “Heil Trump.” In May, Stang, who is publicly gay, confessed to spray painting the church in 2016. In a conversation with Doug Bauder, director of the LGBTQ Culture Center …

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Interchange – The Same Old Hate: The Reactionary Right Rides Again

A mass of torches in the darkness reveal faces full of rage — white, (mostly male) faces. Public violence and intimidation unmasking raw hateful prejudice and resurgent white supremacy. Is this the deep south of the 1920’s? No, it happened in a college town last weekend: Charlottesville, Virginia. Our show is about the Reactionary Right in the United States of America; …

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The Indiana Department of Transportation Takes Over Interstate 69 Construction

The Indiana Department of Transportation has finalized its takeover of the Interstate 69 section five corridor from Bloomington to Martinsville. WFHB News Director Wes Martin spoke with INDOT spokesman Scott Manning and Indiana Finance Authority spokeswoman Stephanie McFarland about the state’s arrangements.

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