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Daily Local News – August 28, 2014

The Indiana Department of Transportation announced today that Indiana has received a waiver from certain aspects of the federal No Child Left Behind law; The owners of a new high-end apartment building along the B-Line Trail could get a three-quarter-million dollar tax break; Rideshare company Uber announced a launch in 20 college towns nationwide today, including Bloomington. FEATURE On August …

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Monroe County Sheriff James Kennedy on Police Militarization

Monroe County Sheriff James Kennedy joined host Doug Storm on WFHB’s Interchange last night to talk about the “militarization” of police across the country, as well as here in Monroe County – a portion of their conversation here, in today’s community report.

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Bring it On Guests Discuss NAACP Suggestions for Encounters with the Police

Last Night were joined by William Vance, president of the Monroe County branch of the NAACP, and former Bloomington Police Department officers Jim Mitchell and Reverend Donald Griffin Sr. The group critiqued the effectiveness of the NAACP’s recommendations for citizens who are interacting with law enforcement, and their relevance to recent police action shootings in Missouri. A portion of their …

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Daily Local News – August 25, 2014

The administration at the Bloomington campus of Indiana University has announced that this year’s incoming first year cohort is the largest and most diverse in its history; Another round of lawsuits is shaping up to determine the future of marriage equality in Indiana; The IU Health Proton Therapy Cancer Center will close its doors at the end of this year; …

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Ferguson Protests Extend to Bloomington

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As protests continued in Ferguson, Missouri, this weekend, Bloomington saw its own rally against police violence. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford was on the scene Saturday afternoon. He brings us this report.

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Activate! – Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church


Long time volunteers Carl Darnell and Erikka Vaughn talk about the rewards of mentoring students and building a learning community at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, here in Bloomington on the corner of 7th and Rogers. Also, more volunteer opportunities to work as a tutor or mentor with Monroe County students from the Volunteer Network. Links: Bethel African Methodist Episcopal …

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Books Unbound – Frankenstein, Part 2

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was 18 when she and her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, visited some literary friends and got involved in a challenge, to see who could write the most frightening story. Out of a group that included the poet Lord Byron, only Mary’s story of a scientist who goes too far has lasted as a landmark of fantastic literature. …

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EcoReport – Beyond Coal with Matt Skuya

In today’s EcoReport feature, Matt Skuya from the Sierra Club talks about their Beyond Coal campaign and some reasons to support renewable energy in Indiana.

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Interview with Grant Street Jazz Festival Organizer David Miller

This weekend marks the third annual Grant Street Jazz Festival. Organizer David Miller joined WFHB Jazz Programmer Ray Zdonek to speak about the local jazz scene last night – their talk here, in today’s community report.

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Daily Local News – August 21, 2014

On August 16, researchers at Indiana University presented a study on the perception of mutual love in straight and LGBT relationships; Last week, Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly sent a letter requesting military aid be sent to Kiev. Senator Donnelly joined Arizona Senator John McCain in asking President Barack Obama to send supplies to aid the Ukrainian government; One of the …

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