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Interchange – In the Name of the Family: The Moral Uses of Welfare

The “father of the modern welfare state” is said to be Lester Frank Ward, an American sociologist who published his major work in the midst of what is called the Gilded Age, 1870-1900 (which incidentally also dovetails with the end of Reconstruction and the inception of Jim Crow Laws). He believed “A sociology which intelligently and scientifically directed the social …

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Veteran Politicians Offer Advice on Being a Woman in Power

Rise to Run is a national organization working at the grass-roots level to install confidence and skill in young women with political aspirations. Sunday, the organization launched its Bloomington branch with a panel discussion by area women politicians. The event, held at city hall, drew more than 50 people. WFHB Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan reports the seasoned politicians had …

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Cook Pharmica Bought by Catalent Incorporated

Cook Pharmica sold to Catalent Incorporated this morning. According to separately filed press releases, New Jersey-based Catalent bought Cook Pharmica from the Bloomington-based Cook Group for $950 million. The deal, which was announced this morning, is still subject to federal approval, but could go through within the next forty days. Cook Group Spokeswoman Marsha Lovejoy says the sale of Cook …

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Daily Local News – September 19, 2017

Cook Pharmica sold to Catalent Incorporated this morning. An expansion of the Monroe County Convention Center has been discussed for more than a decade, but has never come to fruition, now, members of the convention center’s Advisory Board have found an expansion plan they can all get behind; Indiana University resigned a partnership agreement with Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane …

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Bring It On! – September 18, 2017

It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month and Bring It On! hosts Roberta Radovich and Leila Randle speak with Lillian Casillas, director of Indiana University’s La Casa Latino Cultural Center, and Jane Walter from El Centro to discuss the many local events celebrating Hispanic heritage. The keynote speaker for IU-Bloomington’s National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration will be award-winning poet, writer, performer and …

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Environmentalists, Scientists Warn Yellowwood Logging May Harm Species

Some 299 acres of Yellowwood State Forest are on the table for selective logging. As WFHB Correspondent Alex Davis reports, environmental groups, scientists and researchers are warning that dozens of endangered species roost in Yellowwood’s back country. They’re bringing their pleas to stop the Indiana Department of Natural Resources plan to Governor Eric Holcomb.

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MCCSC Cancels Auxilio Bus Services Contract

Transportation services company Auxilio Services was delivered a public letter by the Monroe County Community School Corporation stating that its school bus contract will be canceled due to parent complaints, delays, and a shortage of drivers. The letter, sent to Auxilio late last week, stated the contract will be terminated on October 13th. The move by MCCSC officials comes after …

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State Reaches Settlement With Pharmaceutical, Novo Nordisk

Attorney General Curtis Hill has announced that Indiana has reached a settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer Novo Nordisk. The agreement settles accusations that the company failed to comply with Food and Drug Administration standards for their type II diabetes medication. The FDA required the insulin manufacturer to work to lessen the risk of a form of cancer caused by the medication …

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Daily Local News – September 18, 2017

Darryl Neher is the new Chief Executive Officer for Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County; Indiana has reached a settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer Novo Nordisk for its medication, Victoza; The Monroe County Schools Corporation will cancel its contract with bus service provider Auxilio; The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation is raising funds for its new headquarters on South Rogers Street. …

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Hola Bloomington – September 15, 2017

Host Israel Herrera in HOLA Bloomington’s un Cafecito with: Theater group from RESAS School. David Boceta, Juan Hernando Vasquez and Isabel Rodes. Guest Julian Carrillo tells us about the event for tomorrow’s Mexican & Central American Independence Day! Locutor Israel Herrera en HOLA Bloomington’s un Cafecito con: El grupo de teatro de la escuela RESAD David Boceta, Juan Hernando Vasquez …

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