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EcoReport – October 8, 2015

In today’s Ecoreport feature Jeff Stant, Executive Director of the Indiana Forest Alliance discusses The Forestry Division of the Department of Natural Resouces’  five year plan for the state forests. The DNR is proposing cutting several million more board feet of timber each year. Stant summarizes the plan and also comments on the plan. There will be opportunity for the …

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Democratic U.S. Senate Hopeful John Dickerson Speaks with WFHB

So far, two Democrats have announced they will compete next year to represent Indiana in the U.S. Senate. One candidate is Baron Hill, the former U.S. representative from Seymour. Hill represented Indiana’s 9th District, which includes the Monroe County area. The other candidate is John Dickerson, the longtime executive director of the Arc of Indiana, which offers services to people …

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Presentation On The Fight Against Building Appalachia Prisons To Be Given On Monday

A presentation on the fight against building prisons in Appalachia will be held this coming Monday by the IU group, Students Against State Violence. Panagioti Tsolkas (PAH-nee-AH-tee-CHO-kus.) will be speaking. Tsolkas has worked at the Human Rights Defense Center since 2014. He was interviewed on WFHB’s Interchange in September. Tsolkas says that we should look at this as anger against …

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Better Beware! – Good Charities

Fair’s fair, and after ratting out the bad guys, here’s a look at the best of the good guys. Another countdown, this time of the World’s Best nonprofits.

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Kevin O. Mooney’s Unique Video Art Comes To Bloomington

A new exhibit featuring the video work of Kevin O. Mooney will be opening on Friday, October 23rd at the Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University. The exhibit will showcase more than 250,000 still images in several stop-motion animation movies taken by the artist. Entitled, “365/24/7/-2012” the piece allows viewers to witness day-to-day events in the artist’s life over the course …

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Daily Local News – October 7, 2015

A vigil is set to begin at 7 p.m. tonight in Dunn Meadow to honor two Indiana University students who died recently; Union membership in Indiana is on the rise despite the passing of right to work legislation in 2012; The McDoel Gardens Neighborhood Association has scheduled its annual Fall Harvest Neighborhood Party, for Saturday, October 17th; A new exhibit …

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State And National Union Membership Popularity Is On The Rise

Union membership in Indiana is on the rise despite the passing of right to work legislation in 2012. That’s according to a report from the Times of Northwest Indiana. In 2014, Indiana unions counted 299,000 members, up from 249,000 members the year before. That is an 18% growth in membership, bringing 12% of Indiana’s workforce into the union fold. Union …

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Interchange – Targeting the Vulnerable: Charter Legislation and Urban School Districts

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This conversation was excerpted for the program, “Darker than Blue: The Failure of School Integration.” This is the full conversation between Interchange host Doug Storm and Joe Johnston, an assistant professor of sociology at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, who earned his doctorate at Indiana University in Bloomington studying how and why Kentucky has not enacted any state charter laws …

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Interchange – Darker Than Blue: The Failure of School Integration

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“Darker Than Blue” is in three parts. The first is an excerpt of a conversation I had with with Joe Johnston, an assistant professor of sociology at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, who earned his PhD at Indiana University in Bloomington studying how and why Kentucky has not enacted any state charter laws in education. He studies Jefferson County schools …

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The Ins and Outs of Money – Protect Yourself from Identity Theft: Part 1

Identity theft is everywhere, but there are ways to minimize your risks of being exposed or hacked. Kristina tells you how in this three-part series. The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Ryan Stacy with help from Kristina Wiltsee, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County.

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