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Bird Watching in Cuba

In today’s Ecoreport feature, we hear from Gary Markowski from the Caribbean Conservation Trust, a small US company that has been bringing bird watchers to Cuba for the past 20 years.

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Interchange – Alfonsina and the Sea

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Considered one of the greatest Argentinian poets of the first half of the 20th century, Alfonsina Storni, along with Frida Kahlo and Virginia Woolf, was one of the most important feminist voices of her generation. Yet she is virtually unknown in the U.S. while a contemporary “rival,” Jorge Luis Borges is high on the Western academic list of canonized authors. …

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Voices in the Street – The Affordable Care Act: What does Bloomington Think Three Years in?

The Affordable Care Act, or ACA, or Obamacare, was adapted into law on April 24, 2013. Many people think this is an overreach of the government’s ability to tax its citizens but others feel it is a way for people acquire quality health care they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford through the free market. Voices in the Street hit …

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On Teenage Prostitution: Interview with Pamela Sojka of Middle Way House

Bloomington police have arrested a 14-year-old girl for prostitution. According to a report in the Herald-Times, police obtained search warrants for the girl’s Facebook page and cellphone records and found evidence she had offered sex for money. The arrest has generated concern from many in the local community. For more on this story, News Director Joe Crawford spoke with Pamela …

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Attorney General Greg Zoeller Urges the Legal Community to Join Competition to Help Feed Indiana’s Hungry

Indiana’s Attorney General Greg Zoeller urges the legal community to join a competition to help feed Indiana’s hungry. In a press release, Zoeller calls on lawyers for their help to gather non-perishable foods and monetary support for South Central Indiana’s 10 food banks. The competition lasts through the end of March. He say “Lawyers are always called upon to help …

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“Canned Hunting” Bill Sent to Gov. Pence to Sign this Week

A new bill allowing “canned hunting” facilities in Indiana has been sent to Gov. Pence this week to sign — or take no action, which allows it to become law. Canned hunting refers to fenced-in properties where people pay to hunt. Supporters of the bill point out there are new regulations on such sites, like fences that must be at …

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Interview with Yale Professor James Scott

Tonight at 7:30, the William T. Patten Foundation at IU will host a lecture by Yale University professor James Scott. A highly recognized social scientist, Scott is scheduled to speak about a portion of Southeast Asia that has, until recently, evaded incorporation into nation states. WFHB’s Interchange Host Doug Storm spoke with Scott earlier this week and we bring you …

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IU Freshman Claims Sexual Assault Case was Mishandled by Students Ethics Panel

Indiana University freshman Haley Rial got a rough start to her college career. According to a Herald Times report, Rial alleged she was sexually assaulted at a fraternity party last September and filed a complaint a few days later. The former head of student ethics, Jason Casares, called her on January 27th to report the accused person was found “not …

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Daily Local News – March 10, 2016

Indiana University freshman Haley Rial got a rough start to her college career. According to a Herald Times report, Rial alleged she was sexually assaulted at a fraternity party last September and filed a complaint a few days later; A new bill allowing “canned hunting” facilities in Indiana has been sent to Gov. Pence this week to sign — or …

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EcoReport – March 10, 2016

In today’s Eco-Report feature, we remember and celebrate the life and work of Environmental Activist Lucille Bertuccio, the founder of EcoReport. Producer Filiz Cicek will speak with two of her oldest friends and fellow activists Marti Crouch and Christine Glaser who will share their memories and insights, and honor her life as an activist, journalist, and friend. EcoReport is a …

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