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Daily Local News – December 1, 2016

The state of Indiana has offered seven million dollars in tax breaks to Carrier Corporation in a deal that is expected to keep about a thousand manufacturing jobs in Indianapolis; The city of Bloomington is asking for feedback on a broad range of ideas that could affect the future of the downtown area; Preparations are underway for the Fifth Annual …

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Phone Jamming, Constant Surveillance, Flood Lights at Pipeline Protests


WFHB reporter Leah Carter was present at the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakota last week and she witnessed some of the most tense interactions between police and demonstrators. She brings us an account of police force and surveillance, as well as creative responses from demonstrators, in this report.  

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Document: Full List of “Action Ideas” for Downtown Bloomington

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The city of Bloomington is asking for feedback on a broad range of ideas that could affect the future of the downtown area. From 9AM to noon on Saturday, City Hall is hosting an event where community members will discuss various action ideas generated as part of Mayor John Hamilton’s Downtown Safety, Civility and Justice Initiative. There are dozens of …

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EcoFeature – Our Conversation with Abe Miller-Rushing, Science Coordinator at Acadia National Park

In today’s EcoReport feature, Norm Holy interviews Abe Miller-Rushing, Science Coordinator at Acadia National Park in Maine.

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EcoReport – December 1, 2016

EcoReport 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 eco-related …

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Standing Room Only: WFHB’s Backyard Conversation on Race and Privilege


On Thursday, October 27th, WFHB’s Interchange hosted a panel discussion in the Monroe County Public Library auditorium. The panel was about race and privilege and was coined a “Backyard Conversation” in hopes to talk about the issues surrounding race, racism, privilege,  and policing, with an emphasis on the local. The panel was hosted by Interchange’s host Doug Storm. The panelists …

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Daily Local News – Wednesday November 30, 2016

Carrier Corporation says it has made a deal to back off on its plans to move hundreds of jobs to Mexico; The Monroe County Community School Corporation is working toward becoming a Communities In Schools affiliate in an effort to help kids stay in school; The Ellettsville Town Council is considering changing its rates for sewer service; This week, the …

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Daily Noon Courthouse Demonstration for Standing Rock Through December

Tomorrow at noon, local residents are set to begin a month-long action in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with a local organizer for today’s WFHB community report.  Officials in North Dakota announced yesterday that they plan to try and block the flow of supplies from reaching protesters  at Standing …

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Better Beware – Spying on you

Tiny spy-cams are everywhere these days; some are legal and some are not. How can you know when you’re being  watched? Here’s a wake-up call on a modern problem.

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Standing Room Only: Health, Healing, and the Arts

On Tuesday, October 11th, Mathers Museum of World Cultures hosted a panel entitled Health, Healing, and the Arts. The panel spoke about art and the healing process, and the cultural, economic, spiritual and educational dimensions of art within public health. Panelists included IU’s School of Medicine’s Associate Dean of Global Health Dr. Bob Einterz, Associate Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology …

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