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Arts Interchange – Carmen As Other

This program focuses on Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera Carmen, which is being produced by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Opera & Ballet Theater. Bizet’s Carmen, our guests tell us, is one of the top 3 most performed operas in the world today after a rather rocky start in its day. Carmen, the fiery gypsy cigarette girl, gets any …

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Interview with Courtney Bray and Marianthi Hatzis of IU Opera’s Carmen

Some have called Carmen the “gateway” opera. Many of the songs in the work have been used in commercials and have been adapted to other musical purposes. A production of Carmen opens tomorrow at the IU Opera Theater. WFHB’s Doug Storm spoke with two members of the cast, Courtney Bray and Marianthi Hatzis, who perform their roles on February 26th …

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Indiana House of Representatives Approves Resolution that Encourages Civility in Public Life

The Indiana House of Representatives has approved House Resolution 17, a measure that honors and encourages civility in public life. The resolution was passed by unanimous vote, just as a similar bill—Resolution 6— previously passed in the Indiana Senate. The resolution states “All citizens must be better so we can all live in a civil manner and in a civilized …

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City Council Approves Funding to Provide Training for City Employees

The Bloomington City Council approved funding last night in support of Mayor John Hamilton’s effort to provide training for City employees. City Controller Jeff Underwood, said the city held off on some training in response to the downturn in the economy. “It was a priority for the mayor coming into office was to increase the amount of funds available for …

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Voices in the Street – Defining Socialism: What do you think of when you hear the word?

Socialism, or being branded a socialist, carries with it a lot of connotations. Some folks feel we should incorporate more socialist policies, while others feel it undermines the American way. So, Bloomington, what does socialism mean to you?

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Indiana Teachers have Serious Concern Over Teacher-Pay Bargaining Bill

Indiana teachers are expressing serious concern about House Bill ten-oh-four, which is expected to get a final vote in the State Senate on Monday. The Bill was created to allow teacher-pay bargaining, specifically for teaching positions that are difficult to fill. The Indiana State Teacher’s Association says the measure could cause division among teachers. Teresa Meredith, the president of the …

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Daily Local News – February 25, 2016

Monroe County Community Schools Superintendent Judy DeMuth announced changes to the school day, starting next school year; The Bloomington City Council approved funding last night in support of Mayor John Hamilton’s effort to provide training for City employees; Indiana teachers are expressing serious concern about House Bill ten-oh-four, which is expected to get a final vote in the State Senate …

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EcoReport – February 25, 2016

In today’s Eco-Report feature, we will listen to excerpts from the Panel Discussion at the Clean Power Forum held in Bloomington last week. Speakers include Janet McCabe from the EPA, Jesse Kharbanda from the Hoosier Environmental Council, Mark Maassell of the Indiana Energy Association, and Ken Richards- Professor of Environmental Economics at IU Bloomington.

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EcoReport – Clean Power Plan Forum

Today’s EcoReport Feature gives you highlights from the Panel Discussion at the Clean Power Forum held in Bloomington this week. Speakers include Janet McCabe from the EPA, Jesse Kharbanda from the Hoosier Environmental Council, Mark Maassell of the Indiana Energy Association, and Ken Richards- Professor of Environmental Economics at IU Bloomington.

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Better Beware – ID Theft and Kids

The scammers are changing their tactics and ramping up their efforts, and now they’re starting to target children — through the new craze in toys that connect to the internet. Produced by Richard Fish.

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