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EcoReport – September 29, 2016

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 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 eco-related …

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Standing Room Only: Candidate Conversations (MCCSC Districts 4 and 6)

For the month of October, Standing Room Only will be broadcasting interviews with local candidates running in the upcoming election. Segments will include interviews with candidates running for county commissioners, county treasurer, county auditor, and state representative. We begin the series with today’s episode, in which WFHB’s Sarah Vaughan interviews candidates for the Monroe County Community School Corporation’s School Board. …

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Daily Local News – September 28, 2016

An organization that serves refugees is setting up an office in Bloomington; Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has issued a warning to Hoosier voters regarding their voter registration; The Bloomington Animal Shelter has announced plans to promote dog adoptions in celebration of National Adopt-a-Dog Month this October; A city press release recently announced a new Facility Use Policy for …

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Bloomington City and Monroe County Councils Adopt Local Income Tax for Public Safety

In a special meeting last night, the Bloomington City Council and the Monroe County Council voted to re-adopt a point- two-five-percent local option income tax for public safety. Attorney Philippa Guthrie, who represents the city of Bloomington, explained the need to re-adopt the public safety tax that was previously passed in June. Guthrie said new estimates by the state indicate the …

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Better Beware – Classic Scams 2

Persuasion scams try to get you to believe something that apparently has nothing to do with money…until the persuader rips you off. Here’s how to spot them, in all their many disguises.

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Interchange – There Is No More Distance: The Films of Chantal Akerman

A better title for this show might be “Screening Women,” suggested by tonight’s guest, Janet Bergstrom, in an essay on Akerman for Sight and Sound. Or perhaps we might call it “Look what I’ve done with your name” a response by Akerman to her father’s disappointment that she had no children. This comes directly from Akerman during an interview conducted …

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Daily Local News – September 27, 2016

9/27/16 IU Health will no longer offer its insurance plans next year through the health care marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act; Levels of contaminants in Bloomington’s water supply continue to trend downward; Indiana’s juvenile justice laws effectively punish youth offenders extra for being poor; The Bloomington City Council has agreed to borrow more than three million dollars to …

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Columbus’s ‘Foundations and Futures’ Celebrates City’s Unique Architectural Heritage

Columbus, Indiana is well known for its unique architectural heritage. This year Exhibit Columbus launches an annual event designed to both celebrate that history and cement its relevancy in future discussions of architecture and community-making. “Foundations and Futures,” kicks off this Thursday, September 29 and concludes on Saturday October 1. The symposium features a keynote session hosted by world-renowned architects, …

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Bring It On! – September 26, 2016

Amrita Myers and Jim Sims listen to the rebirth of Bloomington United from Justin Ford.  Bloomington United, inactive for several years, is reforming with a broader mission, and more proactive angle.  The new group wants to help prevent community incidents by way of focusing on three areas:  activism, advocacy, and community programs.  Hear the discussion with longtime community activist and …

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Kite Line – September 23, 2016: Dear Marius

We begin our show with updates on the National Prison Strike, and then devote the entire episode to Marius Mason, a friend and former Bloomington resident currently serving a 22 year sentence for acts of ecological defense. We hear messages from people to and about Marius, listen to some of Marius’s music and poetry, and learn about his case.

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