Yesterday was Earth Day and was recognized by over 190 countries worldwide. While earthfriendliness is encouraged globally on this one day, some people celebrate the Earth everyday. In today’s edition of Voices in the Street, we asked your friends and neighbors what they did to celebrate earth day and also what they think Earth Day might look like over the next fifty years.
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This week is our spring fund drive here at WFHB, your chance to support our award-winning news department. We’re asking you to call 812-323-1200 or go online to wfhb.org and pledge your support to South Central Indiana’s only volunteer-powered, listener-supported community radio station. This year we’re highlighting the Bloomington community so Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors what it is about Bloomington that makes it such a unique community.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence has vowed to sign into law SB 101 or the Religious Freedom & Restoration Act. Governor Pence has said the law “…is about respecting and reassuring Hoosiers that their religious freedoms are intact” but others see the law setting a bad precedent for businesses and others like police and doctors to legally discriminate against the LGBTQI community, in particular. With the calls by thousands of Hoosiers and high-powered business interests (including Gen Con, the annual gaming convention) for Pence to veto the legislation, Voices in the Street asked your friends and neighbors how they feel about SB 101 being signed into law.
This week on the Voices in the Street: “If we took a holiday ooh yeah ooh yeah, it would be so nice!”
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 what are some of your favorite spring break memories?
This week on the Voices in the Street: “The madness of March is about to descend, what part will IU play???”
The IU men’s basketball team has lost seven of its last eleven games after a 5-1 start in conference play, and their hopes for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament have taken a huge hit with this relatively poor performance. The Hoosiers face Michigan State on Saturday before the Big Ten Tournament begins, so Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors about IU’s season and what role they’ll play in March Madness!
The Oscars Awards ceremony held last Sunday saw a 17% drop in key demographic viewership—the lowest since 2008. It’s hard to feel too bad for them, though, considering 36.6 million people tuned in. Patricia Arquette has made some of the biggest headlines, arguing for wage equality during her acceptance speech for best supporting actress. Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors if they followed the Oscars this year and what role, if any, should Hollywood play when it comes to highlighting issues generally reserved for the political arena.
Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is Saturday!! Valentine’s Day can be a tricky one. Some people revel in the love and affection that given to them, some people feel uncomfortable with or jealous of this kind of affection and still some others would just rather not think about it and treat it as any other day. Voices in the street hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors about their Valentine’s Day plans, memories, and whether or not they think the holiday is a sham.
The anti-vaccination movement has been in the news a lot lately, with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie drawing fire for stating parents should have a measure of choice when it comes to deciding whether or not to vaccinate their children. Voices in the Street hit the street to ask your friends and neighbors what they think about the movement, whether you feel vaccinations contribute to higher rates of autism in children, a parent’s right to choose and what are some of the ramifications of this movement.
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.