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Daily Local News – October 26, 2017

President Donald Trump today issued a national health emergency declaration in regards to the nationwide opioid epidemic; Monroe County’s Emergency Management Director is working to connect citizens and governmental units with Everbridge, the county’s free notification system; The Bloomington City Council voiced less than unanimous support for a proposed zoning code change to accommodate sexually-oriented businesses; IU Health Bloomington and …

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Eco Feature – October 26, 2017

Eco Report’s Norm Holy interview Chris Craft about Beanblossom. Chris Craft is a professional wetlands scientist based at Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Craft discusses the wetlands, the wood ducks and more in tonight’s Eco Feature.

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Eco Report – October 26, 2017

Eco Report is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we live. Each program features timely …

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Standing Room Only: Nuclear Dangers

On October 11, Geoff Wilson of the Ploughshares Fund in Washington, DC spoke about the Trump administration’s planned $1 trillion nuclear weapons escalation and the growing risks of war with North Korea and Iran. The Bloomington Peace Action Coalition co-sponsored the talk, alongside the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, the Just Peace Task Force of the Unitarian Universalist …

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Daily Local News – October 25, 2017

The Ellettsville Town Council approved a tax break for the developers of a housing project scheduled to replace the Lenzy Hayes trailer park on State Road 46 in Ellettsville. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s office is introducing an informational website to combat opioid abuse within the state. The Indiana State Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Study Committee heard from opponents of …

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Pine Room/Muddy Boots Shutting Doors in Nashville

After nearly 70 years, the Pine Room tavern in Nashville, Indiana is closing its doors. A staple for Brown County artists and residents, the Pine Room was combined with Muddy Boots café in 2015, when current owners Betsy and James Oblack combined the businesses. As WFHB News Director Wes Martin reports, the combined businesses are for sale, but will close …

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Activate! – Bloomington Animal Care & Control: Julie Gray

Air date: 10/30/2017 How does Julie Gray volunteer at the Animal Shelter? Let us count the ways. She is an adoption counselor, helping 180 patrons and well-suited animal companions; an office assistant, assisting with clerical and administrative needs; a graphic designer, crafting the bi-weekly adoption posters or her “Lost Pet Brochure”; and a photographer, capturing engaging images of the animals …

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Interchange – The Past Is Uncertain: The Russian Revolution (Part One)

It’s October 24th 2017, nearly 100 years ago to the day in 1917*, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov became Chairman of the Council of People’s Commisars in Russia. Ulanov is better known to us as Lenin. Michel Foucault said in 1977 that “It is the desirability of the revolution which causes a problem today.” Well, that today being 40 years ago, and …

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Everyday People: Social Inclusion

In this week’s community resource’s segment, Stacey and Courtney interview Melanie Vehslage about her research behind the importance of social inclusion.

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Wheeler Mission Takes Over Bloomington’s Interfaith Emergency Winter Shelter

Bloomington’s Interfaith Emergency Winter Shelter is now solely operated by Wheeler Mission. The winter shelter, which was hosted by participatory churches during the winter months, provides housing and food to homeless individuals in Bloomington during the coldest time of the year. In this WFHB Community Report, News Director Wes Martin speaks with Wheeler Mission Chief Development Officer Steve Kerr, about …

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