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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Adria Nassim

Adria Nassim and her constant companion Lu — her service dog — might be as familiar to many Bloomington residents as Mayor Hamilton or IU basketball coach Tom Crean. Nassim is this town’s go-to expert on the autism spectrum, something she knows about intimately. She was a premature baby and early on was found to have the classic social interaction, …

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Daily Local News – August 11, 2016

Regular visitors to Seminary Park voiced dissent this afternoon following Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton’s announcement that a police surveillance camera would be installed there; Monroe County Commissioner Patrick Stoffers has warned the County Council they will likely need to invest in professional guidance for the County Treasurer and Auditor’s offices; Multiple Indiana business and civic leaders plan to introduce a …

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Voices in the Street: “Drama down in Rio: Catching Olympic fever.”

The 2016 Summer Olympics are underway in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Despite controversies like doping and the Zika virus, enthusiasm for the games is always palpable. With folks like Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky, and IU’s very own Lilly King becoming household names, Voices in the Streets’ intrepid, roving reporter, MJ, asks Bloomington residents what Olympic event they look forward to …

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Daily Local News – August 10, 2016

Earlier today a jury in Brown County found 51-year-old Daniel Messel guilty for the murder of 22-year-old Indiana University student Hannah Wilson in May of last year; The Indiana Institute for Working Families has released their annual findings on the status of workplace policies that provides support for working families; Hoosiers can now vote to decide what the new Indiana …

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Bloomington to Increase Police Presence, Surveillance Downtown and In Parks

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With just a few days before the kick off of Welcome Week at Indiana University, Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton this morning announced plans to crack down on panhandling, surveil city parks and increase police presence downtown. At a press conference this morning, Hamilton laid out a plan that also included forming committees tasked with evaluating public safety downtown and making recommendations …

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Better Beware – Adulterated Food

The food industry – grocery stores and restaurants – has an astonishing amount of edibles that are either adulterated or substitutes. Here’s what to watch out for.

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Green Drinks Bloomington: Solar Indiana Renewable Energy Network

Darrell Boggess is a volunteer with the Solar Indiana Renewable Energy Network. He’s also the owner of a solar system that powers his home in Parkridge East. Late last month, Boggess spoke about the state of solar power in Indiana to a group gathered at Upland Brewery. The talk was part of series known as Green Drinks. We bring you …

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Daily Local News – August 9, 2016

The race for Indiana’s vacant Senate seat is attracting large amounts of outside money; Sycamore Land Trust has plans to build a small parking lot leading to a new, 49-acre forest preserve located on East Rush Ridge Road; Indiana Kinsey Institute researcher Justin Garcia didn’t expect the results he got in his study on sexting—the transmission of sexual images and …

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Interchange – Unfounded America: Taking Out the Myth with the Trash

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For “Unfounded America” we’re joined by Nancy Isenberg author of the popular and provocative new book, White Trash: The 400-year Untold Story of Class in America. Laura Miller writes of the book in Salon: Tapping into scores of sources, Isenberg traces the emergence of the white-trash stereotype from its roots in British beliefs that the working class was truly a …

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Interchange – An Extended Conversation with Nancy Isenberg: Unfounded America

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Interchange offers a no-frills, 80-minute conversation with White Trash author Nancy Isenberg–just she and I talking on the telephone. In this extended episode you’ll hear Isenberg’s take on the Broadway sensation Hamilton as well as more about the necessity of education to “unfound” our national myths to create a citizen properly skeptical of political and cultural ideologies. RELATED Unfounded America: …

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