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?
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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.
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?
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.
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…
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?