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Current person in role: Jar Turner (2015-present)

Activate! – First Book and Childhood Literacy: Akola Krishnan


Akola Krishnan, volunteer for First Book and founder of the Monroe County chapter, talks about her passion for promoting children’s literacy and how rewarding the work of First Book is to both her personally and the community at large. Also, literacy volunteer opportunities from the Volunteer Network. Links: First Book First Book Advisory Board Banneker at the View After School …

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Almost 700,000 marked inactive on voter registry

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced an update today regarding the election division’s Voter List Refresh project. WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh has the report.

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Daily Local News – August 11, 2014

Indiana University Police are currently working on the Emergency Alert System and accidentally set off the warning sirens just before 3pm today; The Indiana State Department of Health confirmed the first human case of west nile virus this season; Riley Children’s Foundation has announced it will give eight thousand dollars to family-focused groups in Bloomington; Registration opened today for this …

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BloomingOUT – August 8, 2014

President of Indy Rainbow Chamber of Commerce, authoress and entertainer JJ Gufreda returns with updates about her performances in Canada and specifically during the Toronto World Pride Festivities.  Helen and Michael discuss the Ebola crisis in Africa.  MSN, RN, CNS, Clinical Assistant Professor at IU School of Nursing Greg Carter discusses caring for LGBT patients and his qualitative interviews with …

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Fetus Burial Rights Legislation to Take Effect in Fall

            A law passed by the Indiana legislature this year goes into effect this fall – requiring that medical personnel inform parents who have just experienced a miscarriage that they have a legal right to a burial. WFHB correspondent Sierra Gardner speaks with the author of the bill, and visits a local cemetery that offers …

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Daily Local News – August 7, 2014

Monroe County is expected to take a step tomorrow toward ending a legal battle over Interstate 69; Southwest INDOT has announced that paving is now underway for Section 4 of I-69 between Crane and Bloomington; A new study out of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis found doctors treat patients differently depending on race; The Indiana University Board of Trustees meets tomorrow, …

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Voices in the Street – Mideast Violence Spirals Out of Control

Recently, Israeli President, Benjamin Netanyahu said that the goal of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge is to bring about “sustainable quiet” for the people of Israel by de-militarizing Gaza and Hamas. But Palestinian sympathizers argue that before any talk of demilitarization can commence, Israel must commit to the end of the Palestinian blockade and occupation. With spiraling violence marked by short-lived …

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EcoReport – Eyewitness Accounts: Logging at Yellowwood State Forest

In today’s EcoReport feature, two area residents who live adjacent to Yellowwood State Forest share their firsthand experiences of the impacts of logging on Indiana’s public lands.

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Daily Local News – August 6, 2014

Loretta Rush has been selected as Indiana’s next Chief Justice; The city of Bloomington on Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs is asking for nominations for the Latino Leader Award and Agency/Organization Award; Local husband and wife photographers Peggy and John Woodcock are the featured artists this month in Bloomington’s City Hall Showers Atrium; SafeWise has ranked Ellettsville as one …

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Local Live – Nate Johnson & The Keepers


Saxophonist and blues singer Nate Johnson brings in his band of seasoned musicians for a session of fun and funky blues jams. 1. Nate the Great 2. Down in the Valley (Otis Redding cover) 3. You’re So Unhappy 4. Not Gonna Take it Anymore 5. Bring it on Home (Sam Cooke cover) CREDITS Hosted by JR “Jar” Turner Engineered by …

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