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Voices in the Street: “What should the minimum wage be in Bloomington and why?”

Minimum wage in Indiana is $7.25 per hour. The democratic party has introduced a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15. The cost of living index in Bloomington is 3% higher than in Indianapolis. We have asked your friends and neighbors what they would consider an appropriate minimum wage for Bloomington and why.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Dan Canon

The son of a single mother, he dropped out of high school and played in a rock ’n roll band for ten years. Then he got serious about life and put himself through college and law school. In 2015 he argued before the United States Supreme Court for marriage equality and won the landmark case. Now, Dan Canon is running …

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Daily Local News – July 13, 2017

A new standing order from the state’s Health Commissioner will make a non-addictive drug used to reverse opioid overdoses, more widely available; Monroe County Commissioners approved funding for renovations to improve security at the Community Corrections building; Tomorrow is the pretrial hearing for the man accused of arson and theft to a Ellettsville daycare center. FEATURE The son of a …

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Eco Report- July 13, 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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Better Beware: Snake Oil Claims Still With Us

W.C. Fields joked about scam artists and snake oil salesmen a century ago. We’re still being bombarded by ads for questionable products and outright fallacious claims even today.

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Martinsville, Morgan County Scramble To Provide Ambulance Service

When their sole ambulance provider unexpectedly pulled out of a service agreement, Martinsville and Morgan County were left scrambling to pick up the slack. Correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us a story about local government success.

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Supreme Court Lets Indiana Robocall Law Stand

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to review Indiana’s anti-robocall law. A lower court upheld the robocall ban in January and the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the case means the law will stay in place. The law prohibits companies from making pre-recorded calls to peoples’ phones without their consent. A company called Patriotic Veterans, Inc. had been seeking …

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Bloomington Residents Urged to Install Solar Panels by End of Year

The Solarize Bloomington Initiative is beginning its second phase, encouraging residents to install solar panels before the end of the year. The program is a collaboration between the City of Bloomington and the Solar Indiana Renewable Energy Network, or SIREN. Bloomington is encouraging residents to go solar before the end of 2017, instead of waiting until 2018, when the state’s …

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Daily Local News – July 12, 2017

The Solarize Bloomington Initiative is beginning its second phase, encouraging residents to install solar panels by the end of the year; The Bloomington Plan Commission approved site plans for 3809 South Sare Road; The Indiana Arts Commission is accepting nominations for Indiana State Poet Laureate; The US Supreme Court will not review Indiana’s anti-robocall law. FEATURE When their sole abulance …

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Activate! – Volunteers in Medicine: Janet DeLong

Janet DeLong at VIM

Original air date: 07/12/2017 Janet DeLong is one of the many dedicated and skilled VIM volunteers. Those who volunteer through Volunteers in Medicine of Monroe County are filling an important gap in medical services to un-served and under-served adults. Volunteers in Medicine is able to serve individuals who are between health care plans, transitioning into health care, and those without …

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