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Eco Feature: Willy Perez On Ecotourism in Ecuador, Part 2

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 second part of Kissel’s interview.

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EcoReport- July 6, 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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Veterans Reflect On Independence Day

Yesterday, as citizens marked the 241st anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, WFHB stopped by Bloomington’s branch of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to talk with military families about the holiday. Reporter Arjun Balasundaram brings us that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Indiana’s Oldest Bald Eagle Seen

Indiana’s oldest wild bald eagle was spotted at Lake Monroe late last month. The 29 year old bird is among the original 73 bald eagles brought to Indiana in the 1980s. Assistant Nongame Bird Biologist for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Amy Kearns, says the eagles were brought from Alaska to Indiana in hopes to restore the bald eagle …

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Five New Addiction Treatment Centers, Including One in Bloomington

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced plans to add five addiction treatment centers across the state today, including one center in Bloomington. The five centers– which state officials say will be built in Greenwood, Fort Wayne, Terre Haute, Lafayette, and Bloomington– would bring the state’s number of opioid addiction facilities up to 19. The Family and Social Services …

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DAILY LOCAL NEWS – July 5, 2017

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced plans to add five addiction treatment centers across the state today, including one in Bloomington; The city is offering window-clings to businesses that want to keep people from using vaporizers and e-cigarettes on their premises; The Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative has received full funding from the state; The state health commissioner advises …

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Activate! – La Escuelita Para Todos: Vanessa Elias and Stephanie Huezo

Vanessa Elias and Stephanie Huezo

Original air date: 07/07/2017 The important work of Vanessa Elias and Stephanie Huezo through La Escuelita para Todos (Little School for All) allows children and adults to become Spanish-English bilingual and biliterate. Their work with children has a huge impact – they serve as teachers, role models, and emotional supports. Their determination to relate to students and help them meet …

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Interchange – Pete Seeger: Plain and Complicated

Today on Independence Day, your independent, community radio station in Bloomington, Indiana presents “Pete Seeger: Plain and Complicated.” It’s hard to know where to begin but let’s start with one of the most popular songs of the mid-20th century, The Weavers rendition of “Goodnight Irene” by Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Leadbelly. This is a song which seems a kind …

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Everyday People – Farmers’ Market Vouchers

Amy O’Brien from the Area 10 Agency on Aging talks about farmers market vouchers available for older adults. The vouchers can be picked up at Area 10 and also at the Bloomington Farmers market and the Owen County Farmers Market. Amy talks with Courtney and Stacey about how the vouchers work and who is eligible.

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Daily Local News – July 3, 2017 (Audio Storytelling Special)

In today’s special episode of the Daily Local News, we’ll hear stories of local culture and commerce. We have one report about a family of Hoosier auctioneers, and another about a local drag queen who finds inspiration from his family members. And we have a report about the changes happening in the local grocery market and how the local cooperative …

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