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Eco Feature – Willy Perez On Ecotourism in Ecuador

Eco Report correspondent Bob Kissel visited Ecuador earlier this year for a two-week bird-watching tour. Kissel interviewed the guide leading his tour, Willy Perez, about biodiversity in Ecuador, the country’s approaches to conservation, how Perez became involved with ecotourism. This is the first part of Kissel’s interview. The second part will air later this summer on Eco Report.

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Eco Report – June 15, 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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Daily Local News – June 14, 2017

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg appeared this morning in Bloomington at a meet-and-greet in a private home and spoke to an array of veteran County Democratic Party figures. A new study from IU’s Fairbanks School of Public Health claims to show a significant decrease in hospital admissions as a result of Marion County’s public smoking ban. The Indiana Institute for …

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Activate! – Global Gifts Bloomington: Joy Bhattacharya

Joy Bhattacharya

Original Air Date: 6/19/2017 Joy Bhattacharya is a volunteer any organization would be lucky to have. She is curious, hardworking, and can be counted on to go the extra mile. She has dedicated over 60 hours to Wonderlab alone. Her work with Global Gifts Fair Trade store, Habitat for Humanity, and Wonderlab shows only one small part of why Joy …

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Proposed Housing Complex Raises Environmental Concerns

A proposed housing complex on an environmentally sensitive site cleared the Bloomington Plan Commission last night, despite a recommendation by the city’s Environmental Commission not to approve it. Mecca Companies is proposing to build a multi-family apartment complex on eight acres on North Crescent Drive. At least 70 percent of the units will be dedicated to workforce housing. Commission member …

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Interchange – Hillary Clinton: Always the Wrong Kind of Woman?

Regardless of your politics, regardless of her politics, it’s hard to argue that Hillary Clinton hasn’t been on the receiving end of a constant and deep misogyny from across the political spectrum, Left, Right, and Center. And when it comes to the media, it’s a frozen narrative–Hillary Clinton’s negative press is nearly always focused on the ways she is the wrong …

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Everyday People: Active Aging Coalition

WFHB’s weekly community resources segment. In this week’s segment, we discuss clutter and stress with the Active Aging Coalition. The Coalition meets the third Thursday of every month from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Meadowood Retirement Community.

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I-69 Construction Faces Funding Problems

As the public-private partnership responsible for building Section 5 of I-69 falters, some local residents are saying ‘I told you so.’ Correspondent Lyndsay Jones has more on that story in today’s WFHB community report.

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Daily Local News – June 13, 2017

A proposed housing complex on an environmentally sensitive site cleared the Bloomington Plan Commission last night, despite a recommendation by the city’s Environmental Commission not to approve it; The levels of disinfection byproducts in the city’s water remain relatively low, according to monthly tests by the City of Bloomington; Local entrepreneurs from small-scale startups got the opportunity to pitch their …

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Bring It On! – June 12, 2017

Cornelius Wright and Leila Randle host interviews,  one on the history of Juneteenth through the decades, and the other on open-mic night comedy from a personal perspective.  One funny interview, and one solemn.  Both riveting.   PART ONE As part of Ivy Tech’s Lifelong Learning classes, Cornelius Wright and Renee Reed participated in a standup comedy group.  The “final” was …

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