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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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Voices in the Street – Springtime Observance: Bloomington’s Holiday Traditions

Tomorrow is Good Friday, Sunday is Easter and passover is the 14th through the 22nd. Whether you’re Jewish, Christian, Muslim or secular, the blooming of flowers always seems to accompany spiritual gratitude for the gifts we have. Voices in the Street hit the Streets to ask Bloomington residents about their springtime holiday traditions and impressions.

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Voices in the Street – Support Your Voice, Voice Your Support

This week is Pledge Drive Week here at WFHB, your chance to support our award-winning news department.  In a rare toot of our own horn, we hit the streets to get testimonials from your friends and neighbors about public radio and community radio in general and WFHB in particular.  What IS it about this little people-powered station that resonates with …

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Voices in the Street – No Shelter for the Homeless

On Tuesday, hundreds of people participated in a rally, march and candlelight vigil at the Monroe County Courthouse Square in support of Bloomington’s homeless population who have no safe, legal, low-barrier place to rest until the Interfaith Winter Shelter opens up in November. Voices in the Street has a three part segment to ask your friends and neighbors if they …

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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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