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The Greene County Economy
Find out how a group of community and business leaders in Greene County is trying to develop a plan to better business and the future of the county. Greene County is geographically large, very rural, and has one of the highest rates of unemployment in the state. We view the plans for developing what is there into something that can assure a positive future for the area. To learn more, visit the Greene County Economic Development Corporation and the Indiana Business Research Center.
The Paoli Bypass
The battle over the bypass in Paoli: some citizens in this Orange County town are fighting to stop a not-quite three-mile stretch of four-lane highway from being built.
The Indiana Department of Transportation is proposing a connection between State Road 37 and a U.S. highway to ease traffic around the Paoli square and make travel easier. Critics say it will destroy pristine areas of the county and kill downtown business.
Read more about Karyn Moskowitz, a local activist who is opposing the construction.
Conversation: Gloria Steinem
We speak with feminist and journalist Gloria Steinem. Recorded during her visit to campus last Thursday, she speaks about Alfred Kinsey’s book on female sexuality and its legacy, 50 years after its publication. She also answers questions regarding the status of feminism in these days of talk about war; her thoughts on the Supreme Court and what it might do to the Roe v. Wade decision; and what the Democrats must do to regain a national political foothold.
To see more of Gloria Steinem, read her interview for the PBS documentary No Safe Place.
An interview with local musician Dennis Taaffe, listed as a “pre-nominee” for a Grammy; and two IU grads and their wildly successful business, Vera Bradley ladies’ bags. You can see the complete interview with Patricia Miller, co-founder of Vera Bradley Bags. Also, read about Hoosiers for Higher Education and find out about legislative spending proposals for the state university system at the Indiana General Assembly web site.