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

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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 participants in the 64th annual Little 500 and ask them, about the nature of the event.  Is the Little 500 more about the race or the socializing that accompanies it?

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

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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 and neighbors celebrated the earth. And if you weren’t able to celebrate Tuesday, what practices do you put in place to help ensure a sustainable environment?

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

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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.

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

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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 YOU?

Voices in the Street – No Shelter for the Homeless

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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 think Bloomington has a problem with the number of people experiencing homelessness, if arrests are warranted for sleeping overnight in public places, and with whom, ultimately, the problem of dealing with homelessness lies. In part one, we ask if Bloomington has a homelessness problem. In part two, we ask if people experiencing homelessness should be arrested for sleeping in public places. And in part three, we ask who should ultimately be responsible for providing for/or dealing with people experiencing homelessness.

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

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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…

Voices in the Street – “If we took a holiday ooh yeah ooh yeah, it would be so nice!”

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Indiana University and the Monroe County Community School Corporation are closing down for Spring Break next week so Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask the obvious question: What are your spring break plans and how much do you deserve this break?

Voices in the Street – McBloomington: Restricting Chain Stores Downtown

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Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan is planning another attempt to limit the number of chain restaurants downtown.  The mayor says he wants the City Council and the Plan Commission to approve an ordinance that would require an applicant wanting to open a standardized restaurant in two districts to seek conditional approval from the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals.  The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce announced their opposition to the proposal yesterday, so how do you feel?  Should we restrict what kinds of business can operate downtown?

Voices in the Street – Some “Assembly” Required

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Our weekly public opinion feature Voices in the Street asks how YOU feel attending a basketball game in Assembly Hall after the falling beam incident last week.

Voices in the Street – HJR-3: Gay Marriage Validity on the Ballot

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Voices in the Street hit the streets to hear what YOU think about the legislatures’ push to pass marriage restrictions and about gay marriage in general.

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