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Third party candidates: When to break with the two party system.

With disapproval of both major party candidates at an all-time high, Voices in the Street hit the Streets to ask Bloomington residents when to break with the two party system. We also asked folks if there was a third party candidate they would vote for and under what circumstances they would do so.

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Voices in the Street: “Trouble for Trump! Sexual allegations arise.”

Recently, the Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump has come under fire for lewd remarks made in 2005. He was caught on tape bragging about inappropriate behavior towards women. Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask Bloomington residents how they feel about Mr. Trumps’s behavior and how they would view a Trump presidency.

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Voices in the Street: Peoples Park Visitors Speak Out

Recently, an IU senior established an online petition about Peoples Park stating that people experiencing homelessness have, “decided to make this park their home, starting fights, doing drugs, setting one another’s belongs on fire, and causing raucous 24/7.” This comes on the heels of city-wide discussion about homelessness and its effects in the downtown area. Voices in the Street stopped …

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Voices in the Street: “Syrian Refugees, settling those fleeing their homeland.”

For more than five years war has raged on in Syria, forcing millions of Syrians to flee. Of the five million who have left, only a few thousand have made their way to the united states and even fewer to Indiana. The Bloomington Refugee Support Network is preparing to help settle Syrian refugees in March of 2017. Some have protested …

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Voices in the Street: “Cash, money, influence—what defines the middle class.”

The middle class is the bedrock of America—the foundation upon which this nation has grown and thrived over the last two hundred and forty years. It’s no small surprise that the middle class is defined differently than it was two hundred years ago and there are constant theories of the middle class being eroded away in today’s society. Voices in …

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Voices in the Street: “The power behind politics: defining “The Elite.”

Political Elite are defined as a small group of powerful people in political and sociological theory, such as an oligarchy, that controls a disproportionate amount of wealth or political power in society. It has become common practice to accuse a political opponent of elitism and this year’s Presidential election is no different. But WHO are the elite? Voices in the …

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Voices in the Street – “Anything helps: Aggressive panhandling on the streets of Bloomington.”

IU students are not going to be the only addition to Kirkwood: City officials are piloting an increased security program to deal with aggressive panhandling and six new cameras will be installed downtown. These will be a continuation of surveillance equipment along the B-Line trail and other strategic locations will include People’s Park and Seminary Park. It’s not yet known …

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Voices in the Street: “Drama down in Rio: Catching Olympic fever.”

The 2016 Summer Olympics are underway in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Despite controversies like doping and the Zika virus, enthusiasm for the games is always palpable. With folks like Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky, and IU’s very own Lilly King becoming household names, Voices in the Streets’ intrepid, roving reporter, MJ, asks Bloomington residents what Olympic event they look forward to …

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Voices in the Street – “Anything for a buck: Jobs at their worst”

Not everyone can have a glamorous, well paying job. Most people, at some point in their lives, have been paid to do something they hated. Inspired by the approaching labor day weekend, we ask Bloomington residents about the worst jobs they’ve ever had on this week’s edition of Voices in the Street.

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Voices in the Street – “Another first in U.S. Politics. Hillary Clinton gets the Democratic Presidential Nod.

On Tuesday, the Democratic National Convention made Hillary Clinton the first woman to head a major party Presidential ticket, putting quote, “the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet.” Hillary is a former first lady, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State and will take the stage tonight in her official acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. Voices in the …

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