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Interchange – Al Ruesink and Stephanie Kimball: Interfaith Environmental Activism

This week on Interchange, host Lisa-Marie Napoli interviews Al Ruesink and Stephanie Kimball from Earth Care of Bloomington and Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light. In the interview, the guests discuss the important work being done to bring representatives from faith congregations together to reduce the carbon footprint in our community and state.  Ruesink and Kimball share specific “tips” for educating …

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Open House for Monroe County Republican Headquarters

The Monroe County Republicans have set up shop at their new headquarters, in a space on 3rd and grant streets in downtown Bloomington. WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh was on hand at a weekend open house, and spoke with Congressmen Todd Young and his supporters at the event, for this WFHB feature exclusive.

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Facebook Puts You on Sale

Mega Social Networking Website Facebook’s founders and investors stood to make billions of dollars as the company proceeded with an initial public offering on May 18th. But Fred H. Cate, the director of the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research says that behind the astronomic financial projections lies an overlooked fact: Facebook is going to get rich off its …

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Local Representatives on the Paycheck Fairness Act

On Tuesday, Senate Republicans successfully blocked passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act to a full vote. WFHB correspondent Jennifer Whitaker spoke to three local, politically active Monroe County women about the issue for today’s WFHB Feature Exclusive.

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Less Screens, More Face Time

Purdue University communications Professor Glenn Sparks says Americans should spend more time creating new friendships. When moving to a new community, people often assume they don’t have enough time to meet neighbors and put down new roots, but Sparks says this is crucial to establishing a comfortable new home. Sparks co-authored a book with Will Miller entitled, “Refrigerator Rights: Our …

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What’s in the Water?

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is preparing to submit to the federal government its updated list of hundreds of so-called “impaired waterways” throughout the state. The Department compiles the list by monitoring an ever-increasing amount of the water in the state’s lakes, rivers and streams. The draft report is being prepared as state and national attention begins to focus …

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Interchange – Rich Williams: Raising Interest Rates on Student Debt

This week on Interchange, host Alycin Bektesh speaks with Rich Williams, a Higher Education Advocate from the Indiana Public Interest Research Group about the impending deadline for a rate hike on federally-backed student loans. Williams discusses the history of the current bills being discussed in congress, and the ramifications of a county with unaffordable higher education.

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Bloomington “Barks” for New Dog Park

“Bark for your Park” is a national online contest, awarding the winning city $100,000 to be used to build a dog park. Citizens can vote twice a day, on the “bark for your park” website and on facebook. Of the thousand of cities in the running, only the top 15 will move on after the conclusion of the first voting …

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The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk… and Shakespeare

Shakespeare will be in Third Street Park this weekend! The Monroe County Civic Theatre is performing Macbeth today and tomorrow at 7 pm and Sunday at 3 pm at the bandstand in the center of the park. The performances are open to the public, and those who attend are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic dinners. Correspondent Zollie …

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Lázaro Oliva

Lazaro Oliva is the Head Researcher for the Cultural Policies Studies Group at the Cuban Institute for Cultural Research, in Havana Cuba. In a whirlwind tour of the United States, he has stopped through Bloomington to meet with colleagues at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Indiana University and to meet with members of Bloomington’s Cubamastad group. …

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