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Annual Bloomington Pumpkin Launch

Bloomington’s annual pumpkin launch is coming up. This annual team competition is scheduled for Saturday, November 7th. The Community Events Co-ordinator for the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, Bill Ream, presented the details on the event at the September 22nd meeting of the Bloomington Board of Park Commissioners. Ream says the pumpkin launching competition is judged on both accuracy and …

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Voices in the Street – Appealing to the Global, Governmental Conscience. Pope Francis Urges Action on Climate Change

On his recent visit to the United States, Pope Francis urged governments across the globe to act on the reality of climate change stating the problem could “no longer be left to a future generation.” President Obama echoed these remarks stating, “we have a sacred obligation to protect our planet.” Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask your …

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Arts Interchange – Abby Lee On Hedda Gabler

Abby Lee and Henry Woronicz in Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler has become Hedda Tesman in marriage to George Tesman. But the play is not called Hedda Tesman. And this must be our first indication of how an audience needs to be critical of the social world where marriage confers a new identity on a woman. Hedda will have none of that. But what has she had, and what …

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EcoReport – September 24, 2015

In today’s Ecoreport feature Dr. Mark Davis, chair of biology at MaCalester College in Minnesota, discusses his views on the environmental threat posed by non-native species. Every year in America the government and private organizations spend millions of dollars attempting to eradicate non-native plant species. These projects often involve using Roundup and other herbicides in forests, wetlands and other wild …

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Dr. Mark Davis – Non-Native Plants – 8 minute EcoReport Feature

In today’s Ecoreport feature Dr. Mark Davis, chair of biology at Macalester College in Minnesota, discusses his views on the environmental threat posed by non-native species. Every year in America the government and private organizations spend millions of dollars attempting to eradicate non-native plant species. These projects often involve using Roundup and other herbicides in forests, wetlands and other wild …

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Dr. Mark Davis – Non-Native Plants – Full 28 minute interview

Dr. Mark Davis, chair of biology at Macalester College in Minnesota, discusses his views on the environmental threat posed by non-native species. Every year in America the government and private organizations spend millions of dollars attempting to eradicate non-native plant species. These projects often involve using Roundup and other herbicides in forests, wetlands and other wild areas. Dr. Davis believes …

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Standing Room Only – Bloomington City Issues 101: The City Planning Process

On September 8, 2015, the League of Women Voters of Bloomington and Monroe County hosted the first of two forums designed to inform the public about city issues in advance of the November election. In City Issues 101, Tom Micuda, Planning and Transportation Director of the City of Bloomington, explains the city planning process in detail. The forum begins with …

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Senate Bills Propose Undocumented Immigrant Initiatives

This week, Democrats in the Indiana Senate announced their support of three legal initiatives that would affect the rights of undocumented immigrants living in Indiana. The lawmakers say the bills are a result of work with Latino community leaders across the state. One bill would allow undocumented students who attend Indiana high schools to pay in-state tuition rates at Indiana …

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Education Committee Endorses Ritz

A State Campaign Committee of Educators has endorsed Glenda Ritz. According to a press release the Indiana Political Action Committee for Education has endorsed Ritz’s re-election bid as Indiana’s superintendent of public instruction. In related news, a state task force is going to work on a plan of action for Indiana state lawmakers surrounding teacher shortages. Ritz co-chairs the task …

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Better Beware! – Bad Charities

We’re going to name the worst and best charities over the next four installments. Some of the worst ripoffs will shock you — and may have diddled you.

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