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Daily Local News – September 20, 2017

Richland Bean Blossom Community Schools continue to feel the financial effect of losing students to Seven Oaks Classical School, a charter school now in its second year. The Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s ’Leaf webcam’ is up and running, in preparation for the turn of season. Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard in Bloomington is holding a meeting over the issues of …

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Don Giovanni’s Farewell Performance

It’s the last weekend for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni, considered by many opera critics to be the quintessential opera, and WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with Jonathon Bryan and Bruno Roberto Pimentel, who study at the IU Jacob’s School of Music. The two play the titular character, whose misadventures and refusal to change eventually doom him to be …

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Overpayment Scams Underestimated

Overpayment Scams, Underwater Cars, and the latest on Equifax

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Activate! – Pantry 279: Cindy Chavez

Air date: 09/25/2017 Cindy Chavez was inspired by her daughters’ concern for a fellow schoolmate who did not have enough food to get through the weekend. They came to her and suggested that they could be a part of the solution. Her first answer was no. How could she take on this task? But after reconsidering, she decided to honor …

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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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