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Electronic Cigarettes Are Popular With Indiana Youth

A survey out of the Indiana University School of Public Health found youth in Indiana are increasingly using electronic cigarettes. The Indiana Youth Survey studied youth in grades 7 through 12. It found e-cigarettes are more popular than traditional tobacco products among that population. About a quarter of 12th graders reported using e-cigarettes, considerably higher than the national average of …

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Standing Room Only – Medicare Turns Fifty

On July 30, 2015, the Indiana chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program and Hoosiers for a Common Sense Health Plan hosted a local event honoring the fiftieth anniversary of Medicare. Dr. Rob Stone, director and founder of Hoosiers for a Common Sense Health Plan, reviewed the history of Medicare and discussed data supporting the need to protect the …

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Interchange – Keeping a Hand in Mind: Reading and Writing in a Digital World


Should we try to understand reading and writing as primary ways of making a particular kind of human; a way we embody consciousness. Are you “formed” in the forming act? For example, with your hands you made letters and words–you write (not type) a self–you are embodied in the language you craft. Memory lives in the act. Without the act …

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Daily Local News – August 11, 2015

Two nurses at IU Health have been acquitted of the disciplinary actions the hospital corporation issued earlier this year after they attempted to unionize the nursing staff; The Monroe County Public Library has teamed up with the Bloomington-Monroe County League of Women Voters on a project aimed at educating local citizens about elections; The City of Bloomington Parks and Rec …

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Activate! – First Book Challenge: Akola Christian


Patty Callison from Team First Book of Monroe County, and Jennifer Meyers from Monroe Smart Start on their joint endeavor with IU Health Riley Physicians to raise funds for books for kids without access to reading material with Tongue Twister Tag!! Play now until August 28th. LINKS First Book Monroe County Tounge Twister Tag Challenge Fundraising Volunteers

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Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Seven: ‘Two Men’ Chapters 10–14

Two Men, the second novel by Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902), is a family saga published in 1865, in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, but is set before the war. In this episode, a visit from Philippa’s attractive college friend reveals Parke as a ladies’ man, and prompts other family members to recognize their own desires. The theme of race …

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Bring It On! – August 10, 2015

Cornelius Wright and Leila Randle welcome Rafi Hassan. PART ONE On tonight’s show, Cornelius and Leila welcome Rafi Hassan,director of the Safe and Civil Cities Program of Bloomington. Mr. Hassan joins us to shed light upon his vision for the Safe and Civil Cities program and details some upcoming events of interest for the Bloomington community PART TWO Headline news …

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Bloomingfood’s Workers Sign Agreement with Administration

Earlier this year, a majority of hourly employees at Bloomingfoods Cooperative Grocery signed up as members of Local 700 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. Management of Bloomingfoods agreed to recognize their employees membership and, with the help of a facilitator, the union and management then negotiated a tentative collective agreement. It was subsequently ratified and signed by …

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Daily Local News – August 10, 2015

Indiana schools superintendent Glenda Ritz has dropped out of the 2016 governor’s race; Drug overdoses and hepatitis C infections are on the rise in Monroe County, according to a report published Sunday in the Herald-Times; Monroe County officials are looking for information about the health of County residents; In other Monroe County news, the County Commissioners showed support for a …

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Hola Bloomington – August 7, 2015

Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Araceli Gómez-Aldana y John Nieto Phillips entrevista a Bernard Fraga, professor de IU en el departamento de ciencias políticas. Hablan sobre la importancia del voto Latino en las próximas elecciones y sobre los candidatos presidenciales actuales. Además, una entrevista con artista visitante Emilio Maldonado. Hola Bloomington’s hosts Araceli Gómez-Aldana and John Nieto Phillips interview Bernard …

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