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EcoReport – March 24, 2016

In today’s Ecoreport feature, we talk about the natural history of Cuba with Arturo Kirkconnell, biologist and co-author of the Field Guide to the Birds of Cuba 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 …

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The Natural History of Cuba

In today’s Ecoreport feature, we talk about the natural history of Cuba with Arturo Kirkconnell, biologist and co-author of the Field Guide to the Birds of Cuba.

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IN Nature – The Cuban Tody

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Today’s IN Nature segment features the Cuban Tody.

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Better Beware – Connection Dangers

Hackers are getting into everything connected online, including Smart Watches — and now, your car! The FBI has issued a warning about cars being hacked…so be aware, and beware. Better Beware was produced by Richard Fish.

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Lily Foundation Endowment Funds Education and Workforce Development

The Lilly Endowment, Inc. recently awarded grants totaling $42 million in support of regional development initiatives in southwest and central Indiana. WFHB Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan spoke with Community Foundation President Tina Peterson about the 17 million dollar education and workforce development aspects of the initiatives.

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Daily Local News – March 23, 2016

The Evansville-based Lochmueller Group has been contracted to review the City of Bloomington’s water treatment operations; The Showers Building is now a designated satellite voting center for the upcoming general and primary elections; This week, grade school students across south central Indiana will experience cultures from around the world without leaving the classroom. The program, known as Lotus Blossoms, is …

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Governor Pence Reinstates Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Drug Offenders

Governor Mike Pence signed into law a reinstatement of mandatory minimum sentencing for dealing methamphetamine and heroin. Those with a prior conviction for dealing drugs will now face a mandatory ten year sentence. The law passed both chambers of the Legislature with overwhelming support. Representative Matt Pierce of Bloomington voted against the bill and Senator Mark Stoops abstained. Some changes …

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The Ins and Outs of Money

Growing your own food can save you money—if you do it the right way.

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Joy in Bloomington: Ross Gay’s Award-Winning Poetry

Bloomington resident and Indiana University associate professor Ross Gay has enjoyed a most rewarding month. His third volume of poetry, “Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude,” has earned him both the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the National Book Critic’s Award. Before speaking with WFHB’s David Kronke, he shared a poem from his latest book.

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Daily Local News – March 22, 2016

Governor Mike Pence signed into law a reinstatement of mandatory minimum sentencing for dealing methamphetamine and heroin; Governor Pence signed a bill into law authorizing Indiana Department of Child Services to intervene and remove children from the custody of parents or guardians who engage in human trafficking; Last week, some Indiana farmers celebrated the passage of Senate Bill 308; The …

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