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Considerations for a Needle Exchange Program in Monroe County

Monroe County health officials are exploring whether to begin operating a needle exchange program. The news follows the implementation of needle exchange programs in Scott and Madison counties earlier this year. Indiana State Department of Health data shows the number of reported Hepatitis C cases in Monroe County increased by 55% from 2009 to 2014. Health officials are also concerned by …

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Daily Local News – July 27, 2015

Monroe County health officials are exploring whether to begin operating a needle exchange program. The Monroe County Commission approved two projects related to environmental sustainability last week. This weekend Bloomington is scheduled to host the National Softball Tournament. This Thursday is the 50th anniversary of the founding of Medicare and two local organizations are celebrating the milestone. FEATURE A Bloomington …

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First Community Carbon Exchange Program in Development

A Bloomington resident is designing a first of its kind community carbon exchange program to implement in Bloomington. Once it’s underway, the program is intended to reward local residents for sustainable actions through incentives from local businesses. WFHB Correspondent Sierra Gardner spoke with the director of the program, Joe Davis, about the details and status of the program.

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Activate! – VITAL

Sara Frommer talks about her 16 years as a volunteer for Volunteers Tutoring Adult Learners or VITAL at the Monroe County Public Library. VITAL at the Monroe County Public Library

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Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Five: ‘Two Men’ Chapters 3-5

The New England family saga Two Men continues as the patriarch dies and a long-lost heir visits briefly—leaving his 10-year-old daughter, Philippa, to be reared among the Parkes. Appointed as her guardian, the honest carpenter Jason Auster, who has married the female heir to the estate, finds his socialist ideals compromised by his new responsibilities for maintaining the family wealth, …

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Hola Bloomington – July 24, 2015

Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Maria Auxiliadora Viloria, y Carlos Bakota hablan con abogada de inmigración Christie Popp sobre DACA, DAPA y la reforma migratoria. Además, Christie contesta las preguntas de los oyentas al aire. Hola Bloomington’s hosts Maria Auxiliadora Viloria and Carlos Bakota interview immigration lawyer Christie Popp. They talk about DACA, DAPA and immigration reform. In addition, Christie …

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Progress Slows for MRF

Progress on Monroe County’s new recycling facility has been slowed down over the last couple of months. Last summer, the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District Board of Directors and the County Council approved the establishment of a Materials Recycling Facility, or MRF (“murf”). That facility is intended to process and sell the County’s recyclables. A budget of a little …

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Daily Local News – July 23, 2015

Yesterday an activist group released a second video depicting a senior Planned Parenthood official discussing tissue donations, furthering claims from some that the organization is illegally profiting from the sale of fetal tissue; The Indiana State Department of Agriculture has launched a new state-wide program to promote farming and consumption of locally grown foods; A Florida-based company continued its campaign …

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EcoReport – July 23, 2015

In today’s EcoReport feature: in July of 2010 Amy Spindler of EcoReport interviewed IU’s Dr. Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Economics. To honor the late Dr. Ostrom and her work, here we rerun that interview discussing her research on the sustainability of the commons. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of …

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Standing Room Only – Citizen Science and Astronomy

Science Café Bloomington recently hosted a discussion with Daniel Cervantes, the director of Bloomington’s Feynman Observatory, about citizen science and the field of Astronomy. Marta Shockett, Science Café organizer, provided an overview of contributions made by citizen scientists through history. Daniel, who is also a Solar System Ambassador for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech, gives the audience insights on …

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