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Voices in the Street – “A bit of a Bummer in the Summer. The Decline of Vacation Time in the US”

Time Magazine recently reported some startling statistics about summer vacation in the United States. We are taking nearly one full work week LESS off and 61% of vacationers are still working while they’re away from work. Additionally, we are the only developed nation that doesn’t require by law paid holidays or vacation time. Still, there is a lot to enjoy …

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Voices in the Street – “Extra pay for Over time. Doubling the threshold for workers.”

Yesterday, President Obama doubled the salary threshold for overtime pay for worker earning $23,000 to almost $48,000. This move could potentially increase pay for millions of Americans who hadn’t been getting paid for working overtime before. The new rule will go into effect on December 1st, so Voices in the Street asked your friends and neighbors whether or not they …

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Voices in the Street – “Understanding the Brain Drain: Why IU Grads don’t Stick Around”

With such a renowned university which attracts so much talent both in state, in the nation and internationally, it’s sometimes difficult to understand why students choose to leave—when clearly they have deep love for their alma mater and the city in which it resides. Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors why they think …

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Voices in the Street – “The 2016 Primary Election: How Would you Rate the Experience?

The Indiana State primaries were carried out last Tuesday with Donald Trump solidifying his status as the Republican nominee, while Bernie Sanders continues to battle it out with Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nod. Voices in the Street roving reporter, Aracelli Gomez, hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors what their voting experience was like and what issues …

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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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