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Daily Local News – November 17, 2016

The City of Bloomington is now taking bids for installing solar panels on the roofs of city hall and the police department; Cyclists and pedestrians on South Walnut Street can expect to be rerouted until July of next year thanks to construction of a new apartment complex; The Indiana State Police have announced they are planning a Sobriety Checkpoint at …

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Mayor’s Deal Would Give Real Estate, Tax Break to Company Led By IU Trustee

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton has announced that he wants the city to give an acre of downtown property to an auto parts manufacturer that wants to make its North American corporate headquarters there. In exchange, the company would create at least 18 jobs. Hamilton says he wants to give a .9-acre property to the Tsuchiya Group, a multinational corporation whose …

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EcoReport Feature – Bob Kissel Interviews Participants at the IU Science Fest

In today’s EcoReport feature, Bob Kissel conducts a series of mini-interviews at the IU Science Fest.

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EcoReport – November 17, 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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Daily Local News – November 16, 2016

An Indiana University student group today demanded that top administrators make promises to protect undocumented students; About 150 people rallied and marched through downtown Bloomington last night, joining more than 300 groups across the country taking actions in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline; Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton announced today that the city plans to give an acre of downtown …

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Bloomington Peace Action Coalition’s Emergency Post-Election Meeting

On Monday night, dozens of local residents spoke at City Hall as part of an emergency meeting called in the wake of last week’s election. The meeting was organized by the Bloomington Peace Action Coalition. We bring you some of their comments now for today’s WFHB community report. Those were members of the public speaking on Monday at an event …

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Better Beware!

Misinformation and DISinformation have become a huge problem worldwide, especially when they go viral on social media. Here’s how to recognize the lies.

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Interchange – Selling Happiness: Part Five of The Way of Neoliberalism

Happiness. We all want it. But what can that word mean? What do we imagine we’re seeking as we spend much of our time and effort in pursuit of happiness? Happiness has become the biggest idea of our age, a new religion dedicated to well-being. Political economist Will Davies shows how this philosophy, first pronounced by Jeremy Bentham in the …

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Five IU Freshmen On Their Experiences At Standing Rock, ND

Over Fall Break a group of five IU freshmen drove out to Standing Rock, North Dakota to participate in protests against the Dakota Access pipeline. Reporter Maggie Tully brings us their story in today’s WFHB community report. That piece by reporter Maggie Tully comes courtesy of American Student Radio.

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Daily Local News – November 15, 2016

11/15/16 Dozens of local residents spoke at City Hall last night as part of an emergency meeting called in the wake of last week’s election; Indiana governor and vice president-elect Mike Pence is at the center of a lawsuit over public access to his administration’s email communications; Last week the Bloomington City Council approved the creation of a housing development …

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