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Voices in the Street – “Celebrating May Day and the Advance of the Rights of Workers in America”

May 1st is right around the corner, and in addition to being May Day, it’s also International Workers’ Day. This day has its origins in the Labor Union Movement so Voices in the Streets hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors if there’s anything we should do to advance the rights of workers in the U.S. Podcast: Play …

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Voices in the Street – “ The Little Five-Hundred: Hosting the World’s Greatest College Weekend”

The Little 500 is utterly unique and also the largest collegiate cycling event in the world—but along with the racing and revelry comes a degree of trepidation from Bloomington locals. Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors how they feel Bloomington hosts and handles the Little Five. Podcast: Play in new window | Download …

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Voices in the Street – “Spring Fever: Celebrating the End of Winter”

This just in – shorts and sandals spotted on Kirkwood, a sure sign that spring is here. This week’s sunny weather gave us lots of chances to hit the streets to ask local residents about the changing of the season. Any favorite memories or springtime activities? Fill in the blank: you know it’s spring in Bloomington when… Podcast: Play in …

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Voices in the Street – New Restrictions on Abortion. What does Bloomington Think?

Last Thursday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a bill prohibiting women from having an abortion because the child will be born with a disability. Governor Pence has called House Enrolled Act 1337 a “comprehensive pro-life measure.” Indiana is already home to some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation, so Voices in the Street asked your friends and …

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Voices in the Street – The Presidential Election 2016, who will YOU be voting for?

“Go Time” for the 2016 United States Presidential Election is closer than you might think.  On November 8th, the nation will decide who the next Commander in Chief will be.  It’s been a pretty wild ride so far with lots of unexpected twists and turns, so Voices in the Streets decided to ask your friends and neighbors who they will …

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Voices in the Street – The Affordable Care Act: What does Bloomington Think Three Years in?

The Affordable Care Act, or ACA, or Obamacare, was adapted into law on April 24, 2013. Many people think this is an overreach of the government’s ability to tax its citizens but others feel it is a way for people acquire quality health care they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford through the free market. Voices in the Street hit …

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Voices in the Street – “Bloomington’s heroin problem. What can we do to help stop the epidemic?”

In case you weren’t aware, Bloomington has a heroin problem. A man was arrested in January with over $12,000 in heroin and cases of Hepatitis C have exploded so much as a result of intravenous drug use that the state of Indiana declared a public health emergency for Monroe County last December. Voices in the Street hit the streets to …

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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? Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:52 — 2.2MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Voices in the Street – “Black History Month: African-American Heroes”

February is Black History Month, which in Bloomington means a full slate of public forums and celebrations honoring the cultural legacy of African-Americans in Bloomington and beyond. As part of our coverage of Black History Month, we hit the streets to ask local residents about African-Americans who inspire you. So Bloomington, tell us about your black heroes. Podcast: Play in …

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Voices in the Street – “The Flint Water Crisis: How can we prevent the same from happening here?

Flint, Michigan is in the midst of a water crisis as a result of switching the source of water supply in April of 2014. Levels of lead in the blood of area children has soared and in some cases the water was so bad it qualified as toxic waste. Charges as serious as manslaughter are under consideration if gross negligence …

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