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State Legislature Blocks Bloomington’s Ban of Plastic Bags

A bill banning local plastic bag restrictions was approved by the Indiana Senate yesterday. News Director Joe Crawford has more on that story for today’s WFHB community report. Produced by Sarah Zinn and Joe Crawford.

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Better Beware – ID Theft and Kids

The scammers are changing their tactics and ramping up their efforts, and now they’re starting to target children — through the new craze in toys that connect to the internet. Produced by Richard Fish.

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Daily Local News – February 24, 2016

Indiana University has officially recorded six cases of the mumps; A report from Ball State University suggests an increase in Indiana’s gasoline tax is needed; The Indiana Senate Public Policy Committee recently performed a hearing on House Bill 1201; Indiana’s First Lady Karen Pence held a reception for grant recipients from the Indiana First Lady Charitable Foundation yesterday; The Department …

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Interchange – The White Coats Are Coming: Explanation and Power in Psychology and Neuroscience

‘The CIA contracted Bruce Jessen, left, and James Mitchell to design, lead, and direct harsh interrogations of a Qaeda operative,’ The New York Times wrote of the two psychologists in December 2014. ‘The men are pictured in images from ABC News.’

Last month novelist and social critic Curtis White joined us to discuss his latest book We, Robots: Staying Human in the Age of Big Data. One of his major points is that we are being told stories about the ways our technologies will organize us (positively) and though some of us will be left behind (a lot of us), the …

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City of Bloomington Observes Rising Levels of Disinfectant Byproducts in Drinking Water

The Bloomington Utilities Department is collecting more data about disinfectant byproducts in the city’s water. The city has observed increasing levels of byproducts, which are linked to health problems including cancer. The interim director of the department, John Langley, told the Utilities Service Board last night that state environmental regulators requested the data. City officials are negotiating with the Indiana …

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Indiana Forest Protection Bill, Once Stifled, Could Be Resurrected

Advocates for the preservation of Indiana forests have argued for years that the state is allowing too much logging to occur in state forests. And in recent years, attempts to address the issue with legislation have gone nowhere. But earlier today, news broke that Indiana State Senator Brent Steele, from Bedford, intends to support a measure that would protect some …

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The Ins and Outs of Money – Be Your Own Boss…Better!

Itching to put your talents to work for you? Freelancing might be the answer, but be careful—being your own boss is risky and potentially hazardous to your finances.

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Daily Local News – February 23, 2016

IU Health has announced they are increasing the minimum wage for clinical and non-clinical employees at their hospitals to eleven dollars an hour; The Bloomington Utilities Department is collecting more data about disinfectant byproducts in the city’s water; The Indiana Department of Environmental Management recently fined the medical waste disposal company Medassure $11.250 for accepting containers of medical waste, some …

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BRING IT ON! – February 22, 2016

Clarence Boone and Floyd Hobson welcome Liz Mitchell as part of Black History Month. PART ONE Clarence Boone and Floyd Hobson welcome Liz Mitchell as part of Black History Month – Bloomington Style: Reclaiming the next 100 years. Liz is the award winning producer for “Dark Past, Bright Future”, a historical feature not heard on main stream media. Her features …

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Elementary Schoolers Research Bloomington African American Leader Elizabeth Bridgwaters


This year is the 100th anniversary of the original Banneker School, a segregated elementary and middle school in Bloomington. Elizabeth Bridgwaters was one of the major influences on Bloomington’s integration movement; she was a leader and Monroe County’s first elected African American elected official. Through the work of Bridgwaters and other remarkable African American leaders, Fairview School was integrated in …

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