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Voices in the Street – “Tag, you’re it!”: Graffiti in Bloomington

Some say graffiti is art; others regard it as nothing more than vandalism. There does seem to be more of it around Bloomington these days; even the WFHB firehouse has been tagged a couple times. So what do YOU think Bloomington? How do you define graffiti, and when does it transcend vandalism and become art? Is there really more of …

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Daily Local News – July 16, 2015

The Monroe County Public Library is looking at the competitiveness of its staff salaries; The Monroe County Council approved a fifteen-thousand dollar grant to Martha’s House emergency shelter on Tuesday; The sixth annual beer, art, and music festival, GnawBrew, is set for next Saturday in Brown County; The Bloomington Bicycle Club’s 29th annual Ride Across Indiana, or RAIN Ride, gathered …

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Indiana Moral Mondays Prepares for Next Legislative Session

The group Indiana Moral Mondays is preparing for its second year of lobbying the Indiana legislature. The coalition formed last year and patterned itself after a series of protests in North Carolina. Indiana Moral Mondays steering committee member Erin Polley will be in Bloomington this coming Monday, July 20th, to meet with local supporters of the movement and discuss plans …

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EcoReport – July 16, 2015

The Bogazici University Summer School on Institutions, Justice and Democracy was held this June in Istanbul, Turkey. The event included discussions on environmental justice. Filiz Cicek spoke with one of the attendees, Dr Amrita Baviskar of India. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, …

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EcoReport – July 16, 2015

The Bogazici University Summer School on Institutions, Justice and Democracy was held this June in Istanbul, Turkey. The event included discussions on environmental justice. Filiz Cicek spoke with one of the attendees, Dr Amrita Baviskar of India. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, …

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EcoReport – Amita Baviskar: Political Ecology

Filiz Cicek talks to Amita Baviskar about Political Ecology, and how caring for the environment is also a quest for Social Justice. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:54 — 6.3MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Standing Room Only – An Interview with Indiana Author James Madison

Author James Madison spoke on June 24th at the annual meeting of the Friends of Monroe County Library about his new book Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana. Madison is the Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor of History at Indiana University, Bloomington. In this lecture, he shares stories spanning 200 years, from Indiana as a frontier state to the present …

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New Group Collects Free Clothing for Transgender Youth

A new group in Bloomington is organizing the collection and distribution of free clothing for transgender youth in the area. WFHB correspondent Kyle Boen has more on that story for today’s WFHB community report. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:25 — 4.0MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Daily Local News – July 15, 2015

Last night the Bloomington Board of Public Works approved selling the old Rogers Street fire station to the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation for one dollar; Conservative politicians are lining up to compete for the District 9 seat in U.S. Congress that represents much of south-central Indiana; A recent Supreme Court decision could have significant effects on the redistricting issue …

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Google Contributes $150,000 to I.U. for STEM Research

Google has contributing $150,000 to a study by two Indiana University researchers who want to understand the connection between early childhood experiences and interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or STEM. Adam Maltese and Kylie Peppler, associate professors at IU’s school of education, will study how putting things together and taking them apart can promote a …

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