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Books Unbound – The Wild Pigeon: Rejection of a Caged Life

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Uyghur writer Nurmuhemmet Yasin’s poignant beast fable led to his imprisonment by the Chinese government on charges of inciting separatism. The tale can be read as a political or environmental allegory, and values freedom and spirituality over domination and exploitation. The author has remained in prison since the story’s publication ten years ago: 2015 was to have been the year …

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Indiana University Study Finds News via Social Media Creates “Information Bubbles”

A recent study by Indiana University researchers has found that people who access their news via social media are measurably more at risk of exposing themselves to what co-author Fil Menczer calls information bubbles. “An information bubble is a metaphorical term to refer to the fact that they may be exposed to a set of news or informations that my …

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Activate! – Salvation Army Food Pantry – Part 2: Mercedes Jones

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Part 2 of our interview with a woman who helped set up a new food pantry. Our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community. EXTERNAL LINKS IU Crimson Cupboard Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:22 — 4.9MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Historian Discusses Democratization of Wealth

Earlier this month, the political economist, historian, and writer Gar Alperovitz spoke in Bloomington. Alperovitz is a founding principal of the Democracy Collaborative, which researches paths towards ecologically sustainable, community-oriented change, and the democratization of wealth. He was invited to speak by local organizations that included Bloomingfoods, Bloomington Cooperative Living, and the Community Commons Project at Indiana University. In the …

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Daily Local News – December 14, 2015

Indiana Limestone Company is moving approximately 20 jobs to downtown Bloomington; News via Social Media creates “information bubbles”; The Third Annual Crimson Film Festival will be held tomorrow beginning at 9pm. FEATURE The political economist and historian Gar Alperovitz speaks in Bloomington about connecting community members to what he calls “anchor institutions.” ACTIVATE Salvation Army Food Pantry (Part 2) Part …

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Hola Bloomington – December 11, 2015

Locutores de HOLA Bloomington Luz Maria Lopez y Carlos Bakota platican con Israel Ruz y Sandy Lopez para la serie “Entrevistas con familias de Bloomington”. Además, los locutores hablan con Andrea Avena sobre Timebank. Platican sobre que es Timebank y como funciona en Bloomington. Hola Bloomington hosts Luz Maria Lopez and Carlos Bakota interview Israel Ruz and Sandy Lopez for …

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EcoReport – December 10, 2015

In today’s Eco-Report feature: What’s in your water? The safety of the local water supply has been called into question in recent weeks. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford has more on that story. 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 …

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Brown County Hour – Episode #45: December 2015

Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Pam Raider, Rick Fettig and Jeff Foster. First aired Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB ☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour: Musical guests: Kara Barnard, Cari Ray and Chuck Wills perform holiday tunes (recorded live in our studio), and bring us up to speed on their Dec 12 Brown County Christmas …

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Better Beware! – Two Current Scams

One of our listeners ran into a house-rental scam right here, and there are warnings out about a scam on the LinkedIn website. Here’s the stories! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Black Student Solidarity March to Take Place Saturday on IU Campus

March organizers sold shirts featuring the words, "BLACK IUNITY." Many participants are planning to wear those shirts on Saturday. White says the proceeds from the sales will help pay the college application fees for high school students who could not otherwise afford to apply to attend IU.

On Saturday, a group of black students at Indiana University are planning a march as a symbol of solidarity in the wake of what organizers call racial transgressions on campus. The march begins at noon at the Sample Gates. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with an organizer of the march for today’s WFHB community report. Podcast: Play in new …

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