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Eco Report – June 8, 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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Daily Local News, June 7, 2017

A new state law taking effect July 1st will provide criminal immunity to Good Samaritans who rescue pets trapped in hot cars. Suspects arrested on felony charges IN Indiana will soon be required to submit to DNA collections as part of the arrest process. The Vigo County Sheriff’s Department reports they are having difficulty managing what they say is a …

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Bookstores Becoming Endangered Species

Local bookstore owners in southern Indiana say university towns are keeping a love of physical books alive. And outside that university bubble, other bookstore owners are trying to do the same. Dominick Jean brings us that story in today’s WFHB community report. This story airs courtesy of a partnership between WFHB and a journalism class at the IU Media School …

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Interchange – Moderation In Dark Times: Aurelian Craiutu

We’ll open with “Tensions” by Charles Mingus, recorded in 1959 and released in 1960 on the album Blues & Roots. About the album Mingus wrote that it’s “unusual” presenting only one aspect of his musical world, the blues. “Some people, particularly critics, were saying I didn’t swing enough. [The record’s producer] wanted to give them a barrage of soul music: …

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Activate! – Bloomington Community Orchard: Stephen Hale

Stephen Hale

Original Air Date: 6/12/2017 The Bloomington Community Orchard survives and thrives on the hard work of volunteers only. These volunteers, including this week’s subject Stephen Hale, have a powerful vision of what growing and sharing fruit can mean for the community. It can empower people to play a more proactive role in their local food systems, as well as create …

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Renovation of Dimension Mill

The city of Bloomington isn’t waiting for the renovation of the Dimension Mill to hold events there.  Economic and Sustainability Director Alex Crowley told the Redevelopment Commission yesterday that the former furniture factory will be the site of a regional pitch competition for tech start ups. The pitch competition will take place this Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Eleven …

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Monroe County Is Considering Buying Drones

Some local officials would like to see the Monroe County government using drones. That includes the Sheriff’s Department. Correspondent Lyndsay Jones has that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Everyday People: Milestones

WFHB’s weekly community resources segment. In this week’s segment, we learn about Milestones – the mental health division of Stone Belt.

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Daily Local News – June 6, 2017

Monroe County officials are looking to purchase drone technology for police and other uses; Tomorrow night’s Bloomington city council meeting will include discussion of a tax abatement aimed at encouraging the construction of more affordable housing units; Two major interchange ramps in Bloomington are scheduled to close temporarily beginning tomorrow as a result of interstate 69 construction; The city of …

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Bring It On! – June 5, 2017

Have what it takes to accomplish military-grade and survival themed challenges? Tonight’s guest, David Neville, tells us about his successful participation on the reality TV show “American Grit.”  While we peek inside the TV show, David’s story is so much more, and worth hearing.  He talks about his track and field days as an IU team member and subsequent Olympian …

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