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GE Plant Closure Prompts Employment Agency to Begin “Rapid Response”

Ahead of the Bloomington GE Facility closure, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and WorkOne South Central Indiana have announced the activation of the state’s Rapid Response team.  The team takes action when a significant layoff or plant closure occurs, connecting displaced employees with employment assistance. WorkOne will soon provide skill assessment sessions with GE employees, help them with resumes, …

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Food Insecurity in Bloomington’s “Crestmont” Neighborhood

Impoverished areas without grocery access to health foods are increasingly drawing attention in Indiana. Known as food deserts, these areas represent health problems for those with limited resources. Correspondent Sarah Zinn looked into this complex issue in Bloomington’s Crestmont neighborhood. This WFHB Community Report was produced by Sarah Zinn in a partnership with the Spring 2016 Indiana University Media School’s …

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Standing Room Only: Alec Hirschauer on Stars, Galaxies and Rainbows: Exploring the Universe Through Diffracted Light

On May 23, Alec Hirschauer, a Ph.D candidate in Indiana University’s Astronomy program, met with the Science Cafe of Bloomington to talk about the ways that scientists can use diffracted light to learn about the cosmos. He discusses the way that astronomy has changed over the years, from Galileo to modern day science. Alec talks about the ways that diffracted …

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bloomingOUT – #WeAreOrlando Strong – June 16, 2016

On this special episode of bloomingOUT, anchors JP and Ryne host a panel discussion about the June 12 mass shooting that occurred at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL. The panel tonight is held by the President of Bloomington PRIDE, Justin Ford; and from the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Rachel Guglielmo. The panel talks about …

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Islamophobia in Bloomington

The massacre at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando has inspired yet another increase in discrimination against Muslims in the United States. This is only the most recent incident that has caused many American Muslims to fear for their safety. Last fall, in Bloomington, an Indiana University student attacked a Muslim woman outside the Sofra restaurant, which brought attention to Islamophobia …

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Daily Local News – June 16, 2016

The Bloomington City Council last night approved allocating $280,000 in Jack Hopkins Social Service Funding to 24 area nonprofits; Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Todd told the County Council this week that Community Corrections needs new resources to handle roughly 220 additional offenders it will see due to a 2014 rewrite of the criminal code; The Bloomington Creative Glass …

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EcoReport Feature – June 16, 2016 – Professor Chris Langdon from the University of Miami Discusses the Current Status of the Florida Coral Reef

In today’s EcoReport feature, Norm Holy interviews Professor Chris Langdon from the University of Miami in Florida on the current status of the Florida coral reef.

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EcoReport – June 16, 2016

In this week’s EcoReport feature, Norm Holy interviews Professor Chris Langdon from the University of Miami in Florida on the current status of the Florida coral reef. 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 …

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Candlelight Vigil for Olrando Nightclub Massacre Victims

“Candlelight Vigil for Olrando Nightclub Massacre Victims” from Daily Local News Features by WFHB. Released: 0. Genre: News/Public Affairs. A candlelight vigil in honor of the Orlando shooting victims drew more han a thousand people to Bloomington City Hall last night. The event was organized by Bloomington PRIDE. It featured speakers from many local organizations. We bring you some of …

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Better Beware – Senior Citizens

A newly-published study shows why older people are such juicy targets for scammers — they’re more likely to let their emotions run away with them.

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