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Archive for Noon Edition

December 29, 2017

2017 In Review

On this episode, we look back at the stories that made headlines in 2017—from the opioid crisis to the debate over cold beer.

December 22, 2017

What Changes In Internet Regulations Will Mean For Internet Users

The FCC voted to scrap rules on net neutrality. This week, we revisit an episode on internet regulations and what would happened without net neutrality.

December 19, 2017

Special Noon Edition: The Future Of Bloomington Development

Bloomington City Council members Wednesday will vote on whether or not to adopt a controversial development plan.

December 15, 2017

What's Next For The Monroe County Convention Center

The Monroe County Council passed a food and beverage tax to fund a much-debated expansion for the county convention center.

December 8, 2017

Making Sense Of Federal Tax Reform And Beyond

With the passing of the Senate's tax bill, Republicans are now one step closer to the biggest federal tax overhaul in 30 years.

December 1, 2017

Dealing With Sexual Assault, Harassment Allegations

Sexual misconduct allegations have exploded in the public view in recent months. On this episode of Noon Edition, we discuss the recent string of allegations.

November 24, 2017

Managing Stress During The Holiday Season

It's that time of year again that can stress out even the best of us. How do we manage all the stress that comes with the holidays?

November 17, 2017

The Impacts of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFO's, are a major part of Indiana's livestock business, but a source of conflict for the people that live near them.

November 10, 2017

Preserving Native American Heritage And Culture

November marks the beginning of Native American Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate the rich diversity, traditions and histories of Native people.

November 3, 2017

Indiana's Bids For The Next Amazon Headquarters

The Northwest, Central, and Southern Indiana regions have thrown in their bids for the next Amazon headquarters.

October 27, 2017

Boy Scouts Now Admitting Girls As Cub Scouts, Eagle Scouts

For the first time in the organization's over 100-year history, the Boy Scouts will be fully inclusive for girls.

October 13, 2017

No-Till Agriculture And Nitrate Pollution

No-till agriculture was thought to help prevent water pollution, but a new IUPUI study says that's not the case.

October 6, 2017

The Near Future of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence technology is advancing. Some embrace AI while others warn of its potential threats to humanity. This week on Noon Edition.

September 29, 2017

Fall Into Gardening

Fall is finally here which means Noon Edition's annual fall gardening show is back!

September 22, 2017

The Growing Nuclear Threat Of North Korea

North Korea's nuclear weapons program is advancing rapidly. This week, our panelists will discuss what can be done to contain the North Korean threat.

September 15, 2017

DeVos Vows To Rewrite Campus Sexual Misconduct Rules

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called the policies a "failed system" and repeatedly emphasized the plight of the accused.

September 8, 2017

Dreamers And The Elimination Of DACA

President Trump moved to eliminate DACA, which grants benefits to immigrants who came to the United States and protects them from deportation.

September 1, 2017

Underage Drinking, Alcohol Awareness & Sexual Assault

On this week's Noon Edition, we'll discuss the college experience, underage drinking and sexual assault.

August 25, 2017

Making End-Of-Life Preparations

As humans, we're faced with the knowledge that one day will be our last day. How do we best prepare for it?

August 18, 2017

The Total Eclipse Of 2017

Monday's upcoming solar eclipse will be the first event in decades in the United States.

August 15, 2017

The State Of Hate: Racism In America

In a special Noon Edition, we will discuss hatred and racism in America following the violent events in Charlottesville, VA.

August 11, 2017

Justice For All? Indiana's Public Defender System

The Constitution ensures the right to representation in criminal prosecutions. Is Indiana's public defender system equipped to uphold that right for all people?

August 4, 2017

Microchipping: The Future Of Implant Technology

A Wisconsin company is offering its employees tiny chip implants. Are embedded microchips the way of the future?

July 28, 2017

How The Senate Healthcare Debate Affects Indiana

Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed after a decisive vote by Senator John McCain.

July 21, 2017

Summer Reading: The Books We Love & How We Read Them

It's summertime, which means many Americans are checking books off their summer reading lists. This week, we are talking about the changing world of reading.

July 14, 2017

Safety And Civility In Downtown Bloomington

This week we'll discuss how Bloomington continues to implement new actions and programs to combat criminal activity and drug abuse in the downtown area.

July 7, 2017

How New State Laws Will Affect Hoosiers

This week we're joined by state legislators to talk about various new laws going into effect and what they mean for Hoosiers.

June 30, 2017

MCCSC's Controversial 'Lunch Shaming' Policy

The USDA requires all public schools to put student lunch debt policies into writing by July 1. Many are calling MCCSC's policy "lunch shaming."

June 23, 2017

Hoosier Muslims And The Celebration Of Ramadan

The observance of Ramadan is considered one of the Five Pillars of the Islamic faith. This week our guests will discuss the holy month and how it is celebrated.

June 16, 2017

What Changes In Internet Regulations Will Mean For Internet Users

Internet law has seen constant change and debate in recent years. Tune in to learn how national and international policies can impact your own service.

June 9, 2017

How Cities Are Updating Waste Management

Many cities have upgraded how they collect and manage waste and recyclables in recent years, including Bloomington and Columbus.

June 2, 2017

Digital Technology's Impact On Education, Cognitive Development

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May 26, 2017

High School Graduates Discuss Preparing For Life Post-Grad

Join us this year as students from Harmony, Bloomington South High School, and Brown County High School reflect and look forward on their educations.

May 19, 2017

Addressing Challenges In Food Insecure Communities

This year approximately 14 percent of Hoosiers qualify as being food insecure. What are Indiana communities doing to fix this?

May 12, 2017

Camping Season In Indiana: Challenges, Trends, Popularity

Camping season already underway in Indiana, but has been mostly washed out thus far. What will we see for the rest of the summer?

May 5, 2017

Addressing Student Debt And Financial Literacy

This week on Noon Edition our panel will be discussing the current efforts to address student loan debt, and to improve student financial literacy.

April 28, 2017

2017 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

This week we are joined by legislators and statehouse reporters to wrap-up this year's legislative session.

April 21, 2017

Cannabis Extract Could Become Epilepsy Treatment With Bill Signing

Advocates and researchers are hopeful that the bill will be signed into law, despite the previous remarks of Gov. Holcomb

April 14, 2017

The Trump Administration's Response To The Syrian Conflict

Following a deadly chemical weapon attack on civilians, the now six-year-long Syrian civil war is once again in the international spotlight, provoking condemnation, speculation, and in the case of the U.S., a direct attack.

April 7, 2017

Live From Yogi's: Bloomingon Brewers On Indiana Craft Beer

The Bloomington craft beer festival will feature many breweries from throughout the state, giving for a unified view of current Indiana craft beer culture

March 31, 2017

Hurdles In Enacting Redistricting Reform

Our panelists will discuss potential solutions to reforming redistricting, as well as some of the recent failed efforts.

March 24, 2017

The Evolution Of Women's Role In Society

Because of rights, laws, and social norms, what it means to identify as a woman in America has changed immensely throughout the last century

March 17, 2017

Noon Edition: The Semi-Annual Gardening Show

Our semi-annual gardening show is back again, with our expert panelists Helen May and Don Adamson

March 10, 2017

Chasers And Meteorologists Gear Up For Tornado Season

With tornado season right around the corner, we'll speak with chasers and meteorologists who work to cover the midwest's deadliest storms.

March 3, 2017

Sci-fi's Impact On Fact: Blurring The Line Of Fantasy And Reality

Sci-fi literature and film often serve as the catalyst for engaging youth in science education. But how far off from fact is science fiction?

February 20, 2017

Bloomington's Annexation Proposals Provoke Concern From Residents

Many of the areas in question have been slated for annexation for over a decade, the last an annexation such as this occurred.

February 17, 2017

Lead Poisoning Prevention In Spotlight After Flint, East Chicago

Incidents of lead poisoning have declined after lead was eliminated from gasoline, but lead hazards are still found in Indiana communities.

February 10, 2017

Increasing Internet Access In Rural Indiana

This week on Noon Edition we'll talk about the lack of high-speed and broadband internet access in rural areas.

February 3, 2017

Proposed Bills Could Drastically Affect Indiana's Tobacco Users

Indiana is near the bottom of the list for the adult smoking rate, with every pack of cigarettes sold equating to $15.90 in state-paid health care expenses.

January 27, 2017

Medicaid Poised To Change With Proposed Obamacare Repeal

Republican lawmakers are intending to repeal and replace the provisions from the affordable care act, but public opinion shows favor for a replacement.

January 13, 2017

The History And Legacy Of Indiana Tattooing Culture

How has the culture changed through time and what does it mean for tattooing going forward?

January 6, 2017

Urban Redevelopment In Small Indiana Cities

This week on Noon Edition, we discuss challenges to redeveloping smaller towns and cities.

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