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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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Voices in the Street – “A bit of a Bummer in the Summer. The Decline of Vacation Time in the US”

Time Magazine recently reported some startling statistics about summer vacation in the United States. We are taking nearly one full work week LESS off and 61% of vacationers are still working while they’re away from work. Additionally, we are the only developed nation that doesn’t require by law paid holidays or vacation time. Still, there is a lot to enjoy …

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Voices in the Street – “Extra pay for Over time. Doubling the threshold for workers.”

Yesterday, President Obama doubled the salary threshold for overtime pay for worker earning $23,000 to almost $48,000. This move could potentially increase pay for millions of Americans who hadn’t been getting paid for working overtime before. The new rule will go into effect on December 1st, so Voices in the Street asked your friends and neighbors whether or not they …

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Voices in the Street – “Understanding the Brain Drain: Why IU Grads don’t Stick Around”

With such a renowned university which attracts so much talent both in state, in the nation and internationally, it’s sometimes difficult to understand why students choose to leave—when clearly they have deep love for their alma mater and the city in which it resides. Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors why they think …

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Voices in the Street – “The 2016 Primary Election: How Would you Rate the Experience?

The Indiana State primaries were carried out last Tuesday with Donald Trump solidifying his status as the Republican nominee, while Bernie Sanders continues to battle it out with Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nod. Voices in the Street roving reporter, Aracelli Gomez, hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors what their voting experience was like and what issues …

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Voices in the Street – “Celebrating May Day and the Advance of the Rights of Workers in America”

May 1st is right around the corner, and in addition to being May Day, it’s also International Workers’ Day. This day has its origins in the Labor Union Movement so Voices in the Streets hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors if there’s anything we should do to advance the rights of workers in the U.S.

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Voices in the Street – “ The Little Five-Hundred: Hosting the World’s Greatest College Weekend”

The Little 500 is utterly unique and also the largest collegiate cycling event in the world—but along with the racing and revelry comes a degree of trepidation from Bloomington locals. Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors how they feel Bloomington hosts and handles the Little Five.

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