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Voices in the Street – Philanthropy in action: Supporting Non-profits and charities

WFHB begins its Fall Fund Drive tomorrow—big thanks to everyone who supports community radio! We’re lucky to live in an area where so many people work so hard to establish and support local services that enrich our lives and give a real sense of responsibility to the community. With time and monetary budgets tight for most, we hit the streets …

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Voices in the Street – Examining the implications of the Malaysian Flight 17 crash

Last Wednesday, IU held a memorial service for Karlijn Keijzer who was killed on July 17th while on Malaysian Flight 17 which was shot down over a pro-Russian held territory of Ukraine.  Karlijn was among 298 people who died on the flight.  Russia has recently claimed that Ukraine bears the full responsibility of the attack, while others argue the Russian-supplied …

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Voices in the Street – Friends, Fusion and Fun: Celebrating the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival

The Lotus Festival kicks off next week and the coming days promise loads of music, a parade, multiple workshops and more fun than you can shake a cabassa at. Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors if they’re planning on attending the festival and about some of their favorite Lotus memories.

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Voices in the Street – Keeping cool when the climate’s caliente: How do you beat the heat?

Bloomington had a summer to remember. 2014 consistently served up temperatures here with lows in the mid 50s and highs in the upper 70s. But the return of IU students seems to have also brought the warm weather, so Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors how they stay cool when the heat is …

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Voices in the Street – Bloomington’s Flag: A Thought Experiment

We’re taking a bit of a departure this week on Voices and coming at you with a brain storming session. Bloomington has the good fortune of being populated with lots of folks proud to be here—whether they’re true townies, townies by choice, or just here for school or another temporary stay. We thought it would be interesting to hear what …

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Voices in the Street – Mideast Violence Spirals Out of Control

Recently, Israeli President, Benjamin Netanyahu said that the goal of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge is to bring about “sustainable quiet” for the people of Israel by de-militarizing Gaza and Hamas. But Palestinian sympathizers argue that before any talk of demilitarization can commence, Israel must commit to the end of the Palestinian blockade and occupation. With spiraling violence marked by short-lived …

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Voices in the Street – Gay people of Indiana Rejoice!

This week on the Voices in the Street:  “Gay people of Indiana Rejoice!  The ban on gay marriage has been struck down.” The law that made it illegal for same sex couples to marry in Indiana was ruled unconstitutional  yesterday in federal court.  The permanent injunction on the marriage ban meant that same sex couples could marry effective immediately, and …

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Voices in the Street – Speaking from Experience: Advice Post Pomp and Circumstance

This time of year, our community’s youth find themselves on the cusp of big change. In the midst of graduations at IU, Ivy Tech, as well as local high schools, we asked YOU for advice and words of wisdom for our local graduating seniors.

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Voices in the Street – Little Five: Hosting the World’s Greatest College Weekend

The Little 500 is utterly unique and also the largest collegiate cycling event in the world.  This year’s race saw the team from Kappa Alpha Theta win the women’s race by twelve-one-hundredths of a second, and the Black Key Bulls scored the victory in the men’s division.  Voices in the Street hit the streets, or track, rather, to speak with …

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Voices in the Street – Earth Day 2014: Celebrating Our Planet

Earth Day 2014 was this past Tuesday. We are fortunate to live in an area where so many conscientious people work hard to ensure a sustainable and thriving community and environment. Whether it was planting trees, enjoying the outdoors, or being unable to wrest ourselves from our workaday world, Voices in the Streets wanted to hear about how our friends …

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