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Bring It On! – August 31, 2015

Cornelius Wright and Clarence Boone welcome Justin Ford. PART ONE On tonight’s show, Cornelius and Clarence welcome IU Lecturer Justin Ford. He joins us to share his thoughts on the findings of the Campus Pride list of the top 25 LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities and other relevant topics such as growing up as a LGBTQ person of color and the …

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Think Tank Makes Shaky Case For “Tobacco Harm Reduction”

Last week the student newspaper at IU published a lengthy letter advocating for an end to government funded tobacco research. The letter was written by Jesse Hathaway, who works with the Chicago-based Heartland Institute think tank. Correspondent Dan Young spoke about the issues raised in the letter with both Hathaway and IU public health professor and tobacco researcher Jon Macy. …

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Daily Local News – August 31, 2015

State health officials say they are continuing to investigate additional cases of HIV in southeastern Indiana, more than six months after the outbreak was announced; State Superintendent Glenda Ritz will be speaking at Bloomington High School South next week; A plan for a new Chrysler dealership on South Walnut Street has cleared the final hurdle needed to get approval from …

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Hola Bloomington – August 28, 2015

Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington María Auxiliadora Viloria y Luz María López habla con el nuevo padre de la Iglesia Catolica San Pablo Raymond Bryce. Platican sobre que servicios proporciona la iglesia y cuales son las opiniones del Padre Raymond sobre Bloomington hasta hora. Hola Bloomington’s hosts Maria Auxiliadora Viloria and Luz Maria Lopez interview Father Raymond Bryce. Raymond Bryce …

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Voices in the Street – Sacking the plastic? Bloomington considers banning single-use plastic bags

Recently, the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Waste Management District voted, tentatively, to support Bloomington’s yet-to-be proposed single-use bag ordinance.  The draft ordinance, presented in May by Bring your Own Bag Bloomington proposes restricting plastic bag use and would eventually limit retail vendors’ free provision of plastic carry-out bags to customers.  So Bloomington, what do YOU think about …

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Lotus Music and Arts Festival Parade Street Closures

The parade for Bloomington’s annual Lotus Music and Arts Festival is expected to be bigger than ever this year. On Tuesday, Lotus asked the Bloomington Board of Public Works to approve additional street closures for the parade route. Miah Michaelson, from the city’s Department of Economic and Sustainable Development, presented the request. “We’re asking for approval of a parade parade …

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Monroe County Needle-Exchange Program

The Monroe County Council has passed a resolution in support of establishing a needle-exchange program in the county. County Health Department Administrator, Penny Caudill, explained that this program is needed to respond to a Hepatitis C epidemic in the county. ” It’s proved very successful in getting people in, getting them into treatment, they found that they needed a whole …

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CVS Property Tax Cut

A state tax court has ruled in favor of a Bloomington CVS store that was seeking to cut its property taxes. The Indiana Board of Tax Review says the store’s assessed value should be reduced by $1.3 million, which will significantly reduce the amount it pays to the Monroe County government each year. The County will also have to pay …

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Human Rights Ordinance Housing Status Amendment

Last night the Bloomington City Council showed support for a law that would discourage discrimination against people based on housing status. The measure would amend the city’s Human Rights Ordinance, which already bans discrimination based on race, sex, religion, color, ancestry, disability or national origin. The ordinance also discourages discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Several speakers last …

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Daily Local News – August 27, 2015

A state tax court has ruled in favor of a Bloomington CVS store that was seeking to cut its property taxes; The Monroe County Council has passed a resolution in support of establishing a needle-exchange program in the county; The parade for Bloomington’s annual Lotus Music and Arts Festival is expected to be bigger than ever this year. FEATURE Last …

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