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Daily Local News – September 22, 2015

Earlier today both of Indiana’s U.S. senators voted in favor of a ban on most late-term abortions; IU-Bloomington is moving to compost much of its food waste; The People’s Art Fair is looking for new participants for their event, which takes place October 3rd. FEATURE Civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis addressed a full house last night at the …

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Bring It On! – September 21, 2015

Clarence Boone and Mattie White welcome Sally Gaskill and Sara Laughlin. PART ONE On tonight’s show, Clarence and Mattie welcome Sally Gaskill, director at Strategic National Arts Alumni Project and Sara Laughlin, retired director of the Monroe County Public Library. They join us this evening to elaborate on the upcoming Power of Words presentation featuring the co-authors of March: civil …

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Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Twelve: ‘Two Men,’ Chapters 29-32

The Civil War-era novel Two Men by Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902) heads into its final chapters. Spoiled by what we now label “white male privilege,” the heir to a Mayflower family fortune loses his prestige after an interracial love affair turns to tragedy. Following the death of the matriarch, his departure threatens the continuation of the family dynasty. Stoddard’s solution to …

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Activate! – Campus Girl Scouts at Indiana University: Claire Repsholdt

Claire Repsholdt, an IU student and life long scout, talks about the Girl Scouts organization, her experiences and the importance of female mentors and role models in young women’s lives. Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

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Why Should IU Divest from Fossil Fuel Companies?

Last Thursday, a March for Climate Action was held at the IU Bloomington campus. The event was organized by the group Reinvest IU, who want the University to sell off their stocks in fossil fuel companies, and invest in renewable energy and other environmentally sustainable projects.  A mix of students, faculty and community members took part in the march, and …

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Daily Local News – September 21, 2015

Civil rights activist and Congressman, John Lewis, will be appearing at Indiana University’s auditorium tonight; The 22nd Annual Lotus Music and Arts Festival will be swinging into action this weekend with events beginning on Thursday; Monroe County has changed its zoning regulations to allow for the development of solar farms; Indiana University has announced it will award the prestigious Thomas …

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Hola Bloomington – September 18, 2015

Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Raquel Anderson, Minerva Sosa y Carlos Bakota hablan con abogada de inmigración Christie Popp. Comienzan la serie del Mes de la Hispanidad con el tema de la inmigración. Hablan sobre cuestiones relevantes y la reforma migratoria. Además, Christie contesta las preguntas de los oyentas al aire. Hola Bloomington’s hosts Raquel Anderson, Minerva Sosa and Carlos …

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County Plan Commission has Recommended Approving Communication Tower Near Airport

The Monroe County Plan Commission has recommended approving a controversial wireless communications tower near the county airport. At its meeting on Tuesday, the Commission had its final hearing on the request from Verizon to build the tower on a small parcel of land, currently zoned residential. The Commission had heard this request previously, first, in April, then in July and …

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Voices in the Street – What Bloomington Thinks of the 2016 Presidential Race

With the Presidential Election still more than a year down the road, last night’s Republican Debate got Voices in the Street wondering who you’re planning on voting for. So tell us, Bloomington, who are you planning on voting for and why?

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Congressman John Lewis to Speak About His Graphic Novels at Power of Words

On Monday evening, the Monroe County Public Library and the Friends of the Library will host a program called the Power of Words. Congressman John Lewis will speak at the IU Auditorium about his series of graphic novels, titled March. The books chronicle the role of Lewis and many others in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. The congressman …

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