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EcoReport Feature – Interview with Tracy Hunter of Hunter’s Honey Farm in Martinsville

In today’s EcoReport feature, correspondent Norm Holy interviews Tracy Hunter, of Hunter’s Honey Farm in Martinsville, to discuss beekeeping and how the pollen and nectar nutrition is affected by GMO soybeans.

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EcoReport – December 15, 2016

EcoReport 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 eco-related …

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Report Describes Sluggish Bloomington Economy, Critiques Regulators, Suggests Branding and Innovation

This week Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton’s Wage Growth Task Force released a report following months of studying the local economy. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford has more in today’s WFHB community report (audio above). You can find the full report from the Mayor’s Wage Growth Task Force on the city’s website.

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Better Beware – Aloe Vera!

Three major retailers have been found selling Aloe Vera gel that contains no aloe vera, and there are other examples of fraud in production and labeling of food, cosmetics, and over-the-counter medications.

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Daily Local News – Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The percentage of state education dollars spent on in-classroom education declined last year, according to a new expenditure data for fiscal year 2015; The Building and Trades Park in downtown Bloomington will be growing its northwest boundary; The Town of Ellettsville is moving ahead on raising it’s sewer rates; Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocates is calling for volunteers to …

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Interchange – Our Father Frankenstein

Mary Shelley’s novel of 1818, Frankenstein, Or, the Modern Prometheus, seems to me to clang like a hammer blow against a bell that tolls our self-inflicted doom. To quote Victor Frankenstein– None but those who have experienced them can conceive of the enticements of science. In other studies you go as far as others have gone before you, and there …

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Daily Local News – Tuesday December 13, 2016

Following major electoral victories for marijuana legalization around the country, police in the Bloomington area have made two large weed-related busts; The Indiana Department of Education released their A through F school grades for 2016 today; The Monroe County Public Library is working to keep its wages and salaries up to local market rates; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District …

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Monroe County Community School Corporation Implementing Dropout Prevention Program in Two Schools

Graduation rates at Monroe County high schools are higher than at most other schools around Indiana. But school officials say they won’t be satisfied until 100 percent of their high school seniors receive their diplomas. That’s why they’re working to implement a program called Communities In Schools to help address non-instructional issues that often become obstacles to completing high school. …

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Bring It On! December 12, 2016

Leila Randle and William Hosea speak with Rafi Hassan, the Director of the City of Bloomington’s Office of Safe and Civil Cities. Safe and Civil Cities is a program within the Community and Family Resources Department (CFRD) and functions to improve public safety, address issues of equity, inclusion, and diversity. Rafi shares updates of the past year, 2016, and looks …

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Indianapolis Area Cities Continue to Challenge Lawsuit

Four Indiana cities are continuing to challenge a lawsuit by conservative groups seeking to have the cities’ human rights ordinances overturned. The lawsuit, filed by the Indiana Family Institute and several other affiliated groups, names Indianapolis, Columbus, Carmel, and Bloomington as defendants. Officials from the four cities first challenged the lawsuit in Hamilton County, where they argued that the plaintiffs …

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