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Indiana wineries desire self-distribution rights

April 18th, 2019

Angie Nozaleda is a wine fan. She enjoys Oliver Winery’s Cherry Moscato and wine deals from Costco. She is from Spain and was shocked to learn that Oliver Winery was an Indiana-grown wine. Nozaleda supported local wine but believed the system for wine distribution was archaic.

“It’s time to move on,” she said.

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Jim Butler is a winemaker and policy changer

April 2nd, 2019

Jim Butler used a worn cutter to slit into the hazel Chardonel branch. The 68-year-old spotted a bright green spot in the branch. The spot proved tree wasn’t a victim to the harsh winter. The official prune lasted the first two weeks of every March. Butler’s excited to get started on another batch of wine.

“You can make bread in three of four hours and know what you did,” he said. “Wine takes much longer than that, three to four years sometimes.”

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My first street reporting experience

March 28th, 2019

From the broadcast booth, to a cold street in the winter. The setting changed, however people with opinions is a constant.

In my experience as a radio producer, people do want to talk to you. The 15 minutes of fame motivates callers and people to interact with the show. This exercise was unique in my journalism career. I had to change up my interview method to a print format.

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Bloomington residents split on new restaurants and tax

March 26th, 2019

The importance of local flavor and how to help local eateries had four interviewees divided. Interviewees were concerned with health issues. The new food and beverage tax and how local restaurants create a name for themselves.  Bloomington residents were interviewed around Kirkwood Avenue on Feb. 13, 2019.Bill Tracy, 52, of Bloomington had seen this before.“I wish ‘em luck,” he said. “I have seen many chains come and go in this town. You gotta be really solid to stay here.”

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On the Beat- Community and Culture

February 20th, 2019

On the Beat- Community and Culture
Jackie Robinson would have turned 100. Buddhism in Bloomington set a milestone. Curtains are up for a play about baseball and the S.F Art Institute celebrated the life of Black Panthers. Indiana residents can buy alcohol on Sundays.

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Bio: Caleb Yarling

Caleb Yarling
Caleb Yarling is a junior at Indiana University. He is majoring in Journalism and minoring in French. He was born in Indianapolis. This is his first ever writing job that isn’t sports blog related. His prior jobs before The Beat were Radio Producer, Jack in the Box, and Firework salesman. On campus, he was a Men’s basketball color commentator for WIUX and B-Side show host. Outside of classes, enjoys hanging with his cat Ruthie and riding his bike on the B-line trail. In his free time, he often toils way rooting for an Indiana Pacers championship.