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March for Science Indianapolis Draws Earth-Conscious Hoosiers

Scientists and science supporters raised their voices across the globe this past Saturday, which was also Earth Day. Correspondent Sarah Vaughan reports on the Indianapolis March for Science in today’s WFHB Community Report.

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Hola Bloomington – April 21, 2017

Entrevista con nuestra invitada especial, Mariana Torres Sojo. La jefa del Departamento de Proteccion del Consulado de Mexico en Indianapolis. Interview with our special guest, Mariana Torres-Sojo. Director of Protection Department of the Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis.

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Coming Up On Interchange – The Stones of Reason: Athol Fugard’s My Children! My Africa!

Next time on Interchange: “The Stones of Reason” Direct action and reform politics meet in Apartheid South Africa in playwright Athol Fugard’s 1989 My Children! My Africa! Within the ruling class apartheid violence of white South Africa sits a play with a taste for moderation and order in debate, and the recognition of the political uses of speech. But the …

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Voices in the Street: “Threats to Free Speech?”

Events leading up to and following the election of Donald Trump as president have raised questions about freedom of speech in the U.S. During the campaign, Trump famously ejected protesters from his rallies and promised to strengthen libel laws to curtail the rights of the press. In recent months, prominent white nationalists have made campus speaking tours, with supporters declaring …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Yousuf Ali

Researchers at Indiana University’s Lu Lab for the study of neural networks have discovered that caffeine, among two dozen other common compounds, can strengthen brain cells and help ward off Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other degenerative brain diseases. Before you decide to drink a pot or two of coffee every morning in hopes of avoiding these maladies, one of the lab’s …

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Daily Local News – April 20, 2017

A group at Indiana University spoke out against the university’s handling of a recent white nationalist speaking event, and demanded IU take measures to increase diversity on campus; Smokers of electronic cigarettes now risk receiving a one-hundred-dollar fine if they smoke in public; Personal or sensitive information is at risk as work from home scams appear to be increasing in …

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Daily Local News – April 19, 2017

A Bloomington-based biotech company, AB Biotechnologies, took another step toward expanding its business last nigh; Many Indiana University employees will be losing out on overtime eligibility that they had received last year as a result of a measure put into place by former president Barack Obama; Indiana employers are in need of middle-skill workers, according to a report from the …

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Peace and Planet Before Profit – Earth Day Rally

Norm Holy speaks with Tomi and James Allison, of the local chapter of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, who are working to organize an Earth Day Demonstration on April 22 at noon on Bloomington’s Courthouse Square to rally support for environmental protections.

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City of Bloomington Moves Forward on Renovating Dimension Mill

The City is making progress on renovating the old Dimension Mill on West 11th Street. The old mill is within the Certified Tech Park. In last night’s meeting of the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission, the city’s Economic and Sustainability Director, Alex Crowely, said he’d like to move from design approval to financial approval in the next two months. “The Dimension Mill …

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Interchange – Demythologizing Marches and the Promise of Direct Action

We open with “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye because it is the title track from his 1971 album–one that for me expresses both the popular awareness of the catastrophic actions of Western Militarism and Capitalism–but as well seems a kind of funeral dirge on the capability of protest movements to make real difference as opposed to a cosmetic one. …

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