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

Hola Bloomington – May 23, 2014

Hosts Ramon Tristani and Minerva Sosa discuss the local stage production from the Bloomington Jewish Theater, “Sonia Flew” about Cuban migrants to the Midwest with actor Mauricio Miranda and we hear from Dr. John Nieto-Phillips about his experiences with the IU Latino Film Festival.

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Stress & Mindful Meditation

Mindful meditation is increasing in popularity in the medical field due to its ability to increase brain efficiency. As Sierra Gardner reports, many community members are already practicing this method and working to increase awareness.

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Elder Care Cultural Differences

Rand McNally, Retirement Places Rated ranked Bloomington number 8 in the nation. But as Ruben Solis reports, retirement homes are not the best option for some people in the U.S.  Ruben Solis reports.  

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Pres. Drug Abuse – State Response

Every 25 minutes, a person dies from a drug overdose.  As Olivia DeWeese reports, the abuse and misuse of prescription drugs is being called an epidemic in Indiana by government programs, and Bloomington is no exception.

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Resources for the Homeless

Every day thousands of families in our local community are without food and a place to sleep. With the help of new resources becoming available to aid the homeless, there has been a decline in the number of unsheltered families. As Daion Morton reports, as the numbers in Indiana continue to decrease, local cities like Bloomington are continuing to work …

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460 Reports – Part Two

Welcome to the annual WFHB series “J460 Reports” a partnership between the Indiana University School of Journalism and WFHB. During the spring semester of 2014, students in Professor Mike Conway’s Course Community Journalism pursued stories in the underreported subjects of health, homelessness, aging, and the environment. Reports From: Ally Tsimekles, Dani Aleksa, Daion Morton, Lindsey Wright, Olivia DeWeese, Neal Early, …

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Books Unbound – Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Part 28

Born in 1885, David Herbert Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, and painter. His collective works are classified as a reflection of the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialization. His marriage in 1914 to Frieda Weekly, a woman who left her husband and three children for Lawrence, provided inspiration and emotional support for his literary career. Lawrence died …

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Homelessness Factors

In January 2013, over 610,000 people were homeless on a given night in the United States. Bloomington, Indiana has been struggling with finding solutions for the homeless population.  Why can’t the homeless just get a job and make money? According to various sources, being homeless is much more complicated than a willingness to work.  Here is Dani Aleksa, reporting for …

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EcoReport – Sandy Shapshay and Anne Sterling from BANIDS

In today’s EcoReport feature, Sandy Shapshay and Anne Sterling from BANIDS,  the Bloomington Association for Nonviolent and Innovative Deer Stewardship, discuss the Bloomington Parks Department proposal to hire sharpshooters to kill deer in Griffy Nature Preserve.

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ACA & Medicaid Expansion

The Affordable Care Act has been a contentious issue since its inception back in 2009. one particular part of the ACA is causing debate in within states nationwide, the expansion of Medicaid. Twenty-six states have not taken the federal funds to expand Medicaid, one of which is Indiana. Governor Mike Pence has rejected the Medicaid expansion in favor of a …

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