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Voices in the Street – Speeding Up Deportations

Federal immigration officials notoriously deported more immigrants during president Obama’s two terms then under any president in American history, earning Obama the nickname “Deporter-in-Chief”. And now, President Trump has aspirations to deport even more people. Documents released by the Department of Homeland Security this week revealed Trump’s plans to enlist local police officers as immigration enforcers, erect new detention facilities, …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Thuy Bogart

Born in Vietnam just after the fall of Saigon, Thuy Bogart and her family left that war-torn land and lived in a refugee camp in Malaysia for a year. They came to America in 1980. When she grew up, she fell in love with tango, the steamy South American couples dance. She met her husband and future musical accompanist, Ben, …

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Daily Local News – February 23, 2017

Indiana legislators aren’t going along with what some called a modest request from Governor Eric Holcomb to expand Pre-K education in Indiana; Organizations with large carbon footprints will soon be able to mitigate their environmental impact by buying carbon saved by people with smaller footprints; The owner of a 1950’s ranch style home in Maxwell Manor has garnered the support …

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Eco Report Feature – Myke Luurtsema On All-Age Forests

In today’s Eco Report feature, correspondent Aaron Comforty speaks with Mike Luurtsema from the Heartwood Council about the group’s efforts to save old growth forests in Indiana.

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Standing Room Only: Dr. Janet Poppendieck and the History of Food Security

On Friday, February 10th, Dr. Janet Poppendieck gave a lecture of food security at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU. Dr. Poppendieck is a sociologist and food policy author, and has written three books, entitled Sweet Charity, Breadlines Knee Deep in Wheat, and Free For All: Fixing School Food in America. Dr. Poppendieck talked about the history …

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Better Beware – Triple Threats

A bumper crop of new scams want you to drink poison, give them your utility account information, and send huge chunks of money to the wrong place. Here’s the lowdown on the latest.

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Daily Local News – February 22, 2017

Monroe County Plan Commission members heard from local residents last night while considering a rezoning request for the property once known as the Short Stop Gas Station; The Monroe County Commissioners are hiring an appraiser to conduct a financial impact study on the city of Bloomington’s proposed annexation of nearly 10,000 acres of County land; The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is …

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Arts Interchange – Such Stuff: Henry Woronicz on The Tempest

If we are such stuff as dreams are made on…is anything real outside the mind? Henry Woronicz, the Director of IU Theatre’s production of The Tempest, attempts an answer. This weekend IU Theatre will open the production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest which will feature acrobatic aerial silk work and a female actor playing the “Salvage” Islander Caliban*. For this “Arts …

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State House Passes Bill for ISTEP Replacement

Indiana students could eventually be sitting for a new standardized test. It’s called I-LEARN, and it would replace the current, decades-old ISTEP. House Bill 1003 proposing the new exam passed through the Indiana House yesterday with a vote of 67 to 31. It requires that students in grades 3-8 take a standardized exam. Students in grades 9 through 12 would …

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Indiana Nonprofits Lobby State Legislators to Get More Supplemental Nutrition Assistance for Hoosiers

Indiana nonprofits are lobbying state legislators on two Senate bills that would impact the ability of Hoosiers to receive SNAP benefits. That’s the federally funded supplemental nutrition assistance program formerly known as food stamps. Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, the Indiana Association of United Ways, the Indiana Township Association, Inc., and the Institute for Working Families are among a dozen organizations working …

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