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Top Stories of 2015 – Poverty, Homelessness and the Law

WFHB is counting down the most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. This is number 1 on our countdown. It’s no longer news that Bloomington lacks a low-barrier homeless shelter for seven months out of the year. The city just experienced its third summer in a row without …

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Top Stories of 2015: A Local Response to Police Violence

WFHB is counting down the most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. National and local news outlets, as well as social media, are increasingly covering, discussing and debating the issue of police violence against African Americans. The problem is not new. But the police killing of Michael Brown …

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Top Stories of 2015: Sexual Assault Continues to Plague Bloomington

WFHB is counting down the most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. Sexual assault featured prominently again in our headlines throughout 2015. From issues of sexual assault and policy changes on Indiana University’s campus to the tragic murder/suicide of two immigrants, these are some of the biggest stories …

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Top Stories of 2015: HIV Crisis Drives Changes to Needle Exchange Rules

WFHB is counting down the most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. 2015 brought to public attention an outbreak of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C among intravenous illegal drug users in Indiana. This outbreak first came to broad attention last March, in Scott County in Southeastern Indiana, when the …

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Top Stories of 2015: Religious Freedom or Bigotry?

WFHB is counting down the most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. Probably no news story got Indiana more attention this year than the debate over what’s known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or simply RFRA. The measure was introduced by Republicans in the Indiana Statehouse. And …

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Brown County Hour – Episode #46 – January 2016

Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Pam Raider, Rick Fettig and Vera Grubbs. First aired Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 9 AM on WFHB ☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour: Musical guests: Chuck Wills & Braeden Brown, interview and live-in-studio music. Elders Project: Sam Fritch, interview by Dave Seastrom. Carol Morgan, Dick & Lori Young discuss TRIAD’s work offering …

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Books Unbound – Time, Memory, Imagination: Reflections for the Turn of the Year

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Short stories and contemporary poems reflect on the passage of time and the return of deeds carried out in love or neglect. Heather Perry hosts. Joan Hawkins reads Anton Chekhov’s short-short story “The Looking Glass,” translated by Constance Garnett. A young woman glimpses her future as a wife, all compressed into a moment. One of the acknowledged masters of Russian …

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Top Stories of 2015: Developments Downtown

WFHB is counting down the 10 most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. Number 6 on our countdown is “Developments Downtown.” In this section, we look at this year’s construction around Bloomington as the city planning commission continues to permit large-scale condominium and housing projects, as well as hotels …

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Local Live – Boogie Goose

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Boogie Goose swoops into the WFHB studios for an exclusive Local Live performance and interview! SONGS 1. Givin’ Out My Time 2. That’s All 3. Sick & Tired 4. Blood, Sweat, Tears, and Blood 5. #firstworldproblemblues Hosted by Jar Turner Engineered by Jim Lang, Dan Withered Produced by Frankie Farrell Executive Producer is Jim Manion

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Books Unbound – The Edge of Christmas, Second Christmas: Classic Stories for the Season

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Stories for the season from Langston Hughes, Willa Cather, and William S. Burroughs highlight themes of redemption and disillusion. “One Christmas Eve,” by the great Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes, is a sharply poignant story about a small boy’s first realization that the secular deity Santa Claus is for white people. The story, which first appeared in Hughes’ 1934 collection …

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