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Interchange – We, Robots: Curtis White on the Delusional Tales of Technologists

We, Robots

We’re told intelligent machines and big data will free us from work, educate our children, transform our environment, and even make religion more user-friendly. At least that’s the story we’re told by pundits, journalists and economists: Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Your Robot! Curtis White, author of We, Robots, joins us to share his skeptical view of the voices …

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Conservation Group Is Cautious About Potential Alcohol Sales in Dunes State Park

A northern Indiana conservation group, Dunes Action, is warning the public about proposed legislation in the Indiana Statehouse. The organization fears that the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is undermining the public’s control of the Indiana Dunes State Park. Dunes Action has been fighting Senate Bill 188. The bill would effectively grant an alcohol sales permit to Pavilion Partners LLC, …

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Activate! – Bloomington PRIDE: Kelly Brown

Activate! - Kelly Brown - Bloomington PRIDE

Kelly Brown talks about volunteering Bloomington PRIDE and how her experience has allowed her, as a studen, to connect to the larger Bloomington community outside of IU. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS Bloomington Pride PRIDE Volunteers Quarryland Men’s Chorus Spencer PRIDE

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Utilities Department Addresses Public Concerns Over Water Quality

Employees of the Bloomington Utilities Department met with local residents on Friday for another in a series of Town Hall meetings put on by the city government. The Utilities Department provides water to about 120,000 people in Monroe and Brown counties. The local water supply has been in the news recently, mostly because of increased levels of disinfectant byproducts in …

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Daily Local News – January 25, 2016

Local attorney Ken Nunn may be getting involved in the city’s water problems; The Monroe County Plan Commission also issued a call-out for residents of Harrodsberg, Ellettsville, Smithville, Sanders and Stinesville for appointments to the Rural Community Advisory Committee; A northern Indiana conservation group, Dunes Action, is warning the public about proposed legislation in the Indiana Statehouse. FEATURE Employees of …

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Hola Bloomington – January 22, 2016

Locutora de HOLA Bloomington Araceli Gómez-Aldana, entrevista al grupo KelsiCote. El trío, compuesto por el guitarrista Cote Godoy, cantante Kelsie Lee, y el pianista y percusionista Pablo Espinoza, estaran visitando Bloomington como parte de su gira por Estados Unidos. Hablan sobre su música, su experiencia en Indiana y su trayectoria como artistas. La música del grupo refleja una confluencia diversa …

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Bloomington Expected to Receive Grant Money from Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development

The city of Bloomington is expecting to receive $110,000 in grants from the federal department of Housing and Urban Development. Bloomington City Council member Susan Sandberg says while the grant allocations have not been approved yet, she expects the allocations to be distributed to five non-profit partners in the city. Sandberg said the agencies mentioned in the allocations have not …

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Indiana Given a D- for Reproductive Health and Rights

Indiana has been given a D minus for reproductive health and rights by the Population Institute in Washington DC. The Director of Public Policy for the Institute, Jennie Wetters, says too many residents do not have access to reproductive care and that sex education programs for youth are QUOTE “sorely lacking.” According to a press release from the Institute, 62 …

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Representative Lucas Proposes Bill to Prohibit Firearm Regulation and Backs Bill to Prohibit Government Issued Marriage Licenses

A bill in the Indiana Statehouse would prohibit state agencies including universities from regulating firearms and ammunition on their properties. House Bill 1055 was proposed by Representative Jim Lucas, from Seymour. Indiana law currently grants universities the ability to ban or allow guns on campus. Indiana University and Purdue University both ban firearms. The bill would not allow individuals involved …

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Brittany Packnett Spoke Monday at Bloomington’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration

On Monday night, the executive director of Teach for America in St. Louis, Brittany Packnett spoke to a full house at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Packnett was the keynote speaker at the city of Bloomington’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday celebration. Packnett discussed struggles and protests in the St. Louis area, particularly those surrounded the killing of Michael Brown in …

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