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January 4, 2010

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Two village goats and an ADT soldier

Cultivating Afghanistan — Half a Year of Progress?

WFIU begins begin a second installment of our series “Cultivating Afghanistan” with update on the ADT’s progress a in a Taliban-controlled district.

January 7, 2010

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Snowy Traffic

Snow Snarls Streets; Stores Still Stocked

Today’s winter weather has boosted local business, but worries those plowing the roads.

January 8, 2010

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An employee uses a snow blower to clear the parking area near the Union building on campus.

Property Tax Caps to Blame for Added Snow Difficulties?

The first significant snowfall this winter in south-central Indiana sent snowplows scrambling to clear the roads and officials scrambling to pay for it.

January 8, 2010

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Bloomfield Business Filling Niche to Supply Crane

A Bloomfield company is creating jobs along with its foam and metal packing materials.

January 11, 2010

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A photo of villagers building a check dam

Cultivating Afghanistan: Turning Dams Into Walls

Despite the best-laid plans of the Agribusiness Development Team, sometimes there are still walls built -- literally -- between villagers and the military.

January 13, 2010

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The Hoagy Carmichael statue covered in snow.

A Selection of Winter Photos

WTIU Videographer Bill Shaw showcases some winter scenes from around Bloomington, Ind. and Leonard Springs Nature Park.

January 13, 2010

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Census Center Opens in Columbus

Mayor Fred Armstrong officially opened the Census Center in Columbus on Tuesday. The Census Center will lead most of the Census efforts in South Central Ind.

January 14, 2010

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Devastating Earthquake Prompts Local Efforts to Help Haiti

A graduate student at IU is using Facebook and Twitter to contact friends in his troubled homeland of Haiti.

January 15, 2010

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Kokomo City Hall

With Judge’s Ruling, Kokomo Faces New Obstacles in Remonstration

A Tipton County Judge has ruled property waivers signed by residents on Kokomo’s west side are invalid, creating a hurdle for the city’s annexation plans.

January 19, 2010

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Cultivating Afghanistan: Feeding an Army

In this segment of his series “Cultivating Afghanistan,” Reporter Doug Wissing chews on the matter of feeding an army…

January 20, 2010

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IU Men’s Basketball Mid-season Update

WTIU's Dave Leno talks with The Herald-Times' Dustin Dopirak about the team's positives and negatives at this point in the season.

January 20, 2010

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Media Inventory Turns Up Missing Discs of 50′s Radio Program

A media survey on the IU campus turned up around half a million items, most cared for and stored properly for future generations until an unusual discovery.

January 20, 2010

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Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson Speaks in Bloomington on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Members of the Bloomington community gathered Monday to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 22, 2010

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Full Moon, Assiniboine

Preserving a Dying Language in its Final Stages

Indiana University anthropologists aim to preserve a Native American language only spoken by fewer than 40 mostly elderly people.

January 23, 2010

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A picture of Stan's cat Riley inspecting his suitcase

Auschwitz Trip: An Unusual Birthday

From now on, when people ask me what I did for my birthday in 2010, I know what I'm going to say.

January 24, 2010

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A photo of a monument to workers from the Plaszow camp

Auschwitz Trip: Peculiar Trees and Oskar Schindler’s Factory

It took me about 19.5 hours to get from Bloomington to the baggage claim at Pope John Paul II Airport in Krakow. Of those, I estimate I slept about two.

January 25, 2010

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A photo of Khost Province from the air

Cultivating Afghanistan: ADT Medical Care

The Indiana National Guard Agribusiness Development Team, or ADT, has been lucky to suffer few serious injuries during its tenure in Afghanistan.

January 25, 2010

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Employment and Budget Concerns Dominate Legislative Breakfast

The 2010 Legislative Breakfast was held Friday morning on Indiana University Bloomington's campus to discuss various concerns of Hoosiers.

January 25, 2010

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Haiti Relief

Haiti Relief Efforts Aided by IU’s Creole Dictionary

U.S. aid workers making their way to Haiti are packing a must-have item in their knap sacks that comes almost exclusively from Indiana University.

January 25, 2010

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Hawkeyes Top Hoosiers by 15

Last season the IU men's basketball team won its only Big Ten game against Iowa. But this go-around, the Hawkeyes got some revenge at Assembly Hall.

January 26, 2010

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Auschwitz Trip: Photos from Auschwitz and Birkenau

On Monday and Tuesday, the group got its first look at the companion concentration camps, Auschwitz and Birkenau.

January 26, 2010

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Richard Behney

Republicans See Bayh as Vulnerable, Even Without Pence Candidacy

In Evan Bayh’s five statewide races so far, he’s crushed opponents. And until recently Bayh’s seat was considered safe yet again in this November’s elections.

January 26, 2010

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Mike Sodrel

Sodrel Looks to Tie Hill to Obama, Use Twitter

Ninth District Republican candidates Mike Sodrel and Todd Young appeared together on the campaign trail for the first time Monday night in Bloomington.

January 26, 2010

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Auschwitz Trip: Teens Look at a History of Horror

A group of students participating in Batchelor Middle School's "BTV" program have made the trip to witness the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

January 27, 2010

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Birkenau Press Room

Auschwitz Trip: Morning of the Ceremony

WFIU's Stan Jastrzebski has arrived at the ceremony commemorating the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

January 28, 2010

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Auschwitz Trip: Remembering Not to Forget

WFIU's Stan Jastrzebski has spent the last week touring concentration camps in Poland in advance of the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

January 29, 2010

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Polish Crest

Auschwitz Trip: Pride in the Homeland

It's our final day in Poland and I'm glad I'll end the trip here with one of the most overwhelming senses of pride I've ever felt.

January 29, 2010

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Duke Bennett Talks with Krakow Leaders

Terre Haute Mayor Seeks New Strategies From Krakow Officials

On Friday, Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett met with one of four Deputy Mayors of Krakow, Poland to learn how that city has turned its image around.

January 29, 2010

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Poverty Simulation at Banneker Center Raises Awareness

The Community and Family Resources Commission and the Monroe County Circles Initiative hosts "A Poverty Simulation" at the Banneker Community Center.

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