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Eco Report- July 20, 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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Activate! – Wildcare Inc.: Lindsay Schroeder

Original air date: 07/24/2017 Each family celebrates the holidays a little differently; we could all learn from Lindsay Schroeder’s commitment to service as a hallmark of her holiday season. For many years, Lindsay has designed and created hand-sewn ornaments to raise money for WildCare. Lindsay works at College Mall Veterinary Hospital, and is able to sell her ornaments there throughout …

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Standing Room Only: Can we derive a secular spirituality from the seasons?

On July 7, Bart Everson spoke about eco-spiritual practices at The Venue in Bloomington. A longtime atheist, Everson emphasized the celebration of living on Earth and the process of becoming better citizens of the planet. Much of Everson’s talk revolved around ideas also found in his book Spinning in Place: A Secular Humanist Embraces the Neo-Pagan Wheel of the Year.

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Daily Local News – July 19, 2017

This week, Carrier Corp will lay off 300 of its Indianapolis furnace factory employees.    Members of the activist organization Hoosier Action were in Washington D.C. and marched on Republican lawmakers offices, where they staged protests against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also called ‘Obamacare.’    Monroe County Sheriff Brad Swain appeared before County Commissioners this morning, explaining …

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Bart Everson, From Local TV Slacker-Provocateur to Atheist Religion Author

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the first episode of Rox, also known as J and B on the Rox, arguably the most controversial show ever to air on public access TV in Bloomington. The program generated outrage and calls for its removal during its hay day in the early and mid 1990s. It has also been one of …

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Standing Room Only: Trumpism before Trump

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 1, opening plenary speaker Josh Pacewics placed the American populist moment in a historical and social context, zooming in on Rust Belt populism during the 2008 and 2012 elections.

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Better Beware – Facebook and Online Privacy

More online worries: scammers have figured out how to impersonate your friends… and internet companies are giving away your information to the government.

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A New Indiana Law Could Prevent ‘Water Wars’ between Indiana and Kentucky

A new Indiana law could prevent so-called ‘water wars’ between Indiana and Kentucky, according to New Albany’s News and Tribune. House Enrolled Act Twelve Eleven sets up the Trans-border Water Resources Authority, which will assess who has rights to water resources shared among Indiana and neighboring states. The Water Resources Authority panel established in the law can also broker agreements …

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Interchange – Giving Account: Thoreau At 200

July 12th marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Henry David Thoreau. We like anniversaries and birthdays in particular…we like to mark time, to celebrate occasions. And in fact, like most words, “occasion”* holds an etymological tension within it by meaning both a downfall and a falling together–which seems only right for a term that is communal, civic, and …

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The Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Over five and a half million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. With the majority of that population over the age of sixty, people living with Alzheimer’s often need help from caretakers, friends, and family. WFHB Correspondent Arjun Balasundaram visited a fundraising event for the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which is scheduled for September …

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