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SCOTUS Overturns Power Plant Polution Regulations

Today the U.S. Supreme Court overturned an environmental rule meant to reduce pollution from power plants. News Director Joe Crawford spoke with Hoosier Environmental Council Director Jesse Kharbanda about how the ruling could affect Indiana. We bring you that conversation for today’s WFHB community report.

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Daily Local News – June 29, 2015

Local activists and officials celebrated the Supreme Court ruling on Friday that made same sex marriage is legal in all 50 states; In the face of dramatic increases in hepatitis cases, especially among younger age groups, the Madison County health department has asked the state to declare a public health emergency there; The Monroe County Community School Corporation has received …

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Voices in the Street – “What issues have you with Bloomington?”

Nick’s English Hut made community news recently with a letter wherein they described illicit activity taking place outside their institution as “Bum Commerce.” And while the owners contend that the issue at hand is the illegal activity posing a danger to both customers, employees, and the community alike—regardless of the socioeconomic status of the individual—others found the use of the …

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IU Student Connects With Great-Grandfather Through Poetry

Grandma and Vince Jr

It’s rare to have an opportunity to explore the life of a family member you’ve never met. But IU student Joe Weber had a rare opportunity to do just that through an unusual medium: poetry. He brings us this story, which comes courtesy of a partnership with American Student Radio.

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Daily Local News – June 25, 2015

A hundred-sixty thousand Hoosiers will keep their health insurance subsidies offered through the Affordable Care Act; U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly wants to take a closer look at Indiana’s prescription drug monitoring program, known as INSPECT; There are plenty of cats to go around at The City of Bloomington Animal Care and Control; The College Democrats of Indiana University have written …

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Standing Room Only – Stories from the Heartwood Forest Alliance

On the weekend of May 22, the Heartwood Forest Alliance gathered at the Lazy Black Bear in Paoli, Indiana, to celebrate its 25th annual forest council and to reflect on a quarter century of environmental activism. As Ernie Reed, Heartwood’s Council Chair, puts it, “Heartwood is people helping people protect the places they love.” On tonight’s program, some of Heartwood’s …

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Ins and Outs of Money – Time to Take Control!

Do you have a good handle on your finances? If you paused before answering, your control over your money might not be as tight as you’d like to believe it is.

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Local Resident Offers Perspective on Proprosed Rezoning Plans

The company, Hoosier Energy, has found itself in conflict with neighbors in a rural community north of Bloomington. Last year the electric utilities and services provider moved out of its headquarters at Ellis Road and State Road 37. Now the company wants to sell the land. It has an offer from Weddle Brothers Construction, but in order to sell the …

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Daily Local News – June 23, 2015

New numbers from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development show unemployment is going down in Indiana; The Monroe County Highway Department has selected a preferred route for a new road between Daniels Way and Hartstraight Road on the west side of Bloomington; Students in Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business will soon be working to foster economic development in Palestine; …

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Local Live – Electric Fences


A freshly formed amalgamation of Bloomington’s own local music past visits WFHB’s Local Live as Electric Fences for night of self-described “townie rock” and interview session. SONGS 1. Searchlight 2. Sunday Dress 3. Public School 4. Around to Blame 5. Primitive Road 6. Ocean of Trouble Electric Fences consists of: Chris Kupersmith – Guitar, vocals Josh Bennet – Bass guitar, vocals Vincent Edwards – Keyboard …

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