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April 15, 2011: The Dual Fronts of Planned Parenthood’s Battle with Lawmakers

Last night the US Senate voted to reject an amendment to the GOP’s 2012 budget that would have eliminated all federal funding to Planned Parenthood. Disappointed Republican Senators like Indiana’s own Dan Coats make the claim that Planned Parenthood neither needs nor deserves taxpayer funding. Coats claims that the organization has nearly one billion dollars in net assets and that …

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April 13, 2011: Monroe County Creates Storm Water Utility Part 2

This month, Monroe County Government will hold various public meetings about a proposed county storm water utility. Storm water in the county is a major problem for flooding and water quality. Last week, we heard the first installment of an interview with Monroe County Planning Specialist Heidi Russell-Wagner about storm water management. In today’s feature, we bring you the second …

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Interchange – Susan Rinne: Knowing Your Options

Helen Harrell interviews Executive Director of Options for Better Living Susan Rinne.  Discussion focuses on services for those with mental and/or physical disabilities in Bloomington and a 7 county surrounding area; related political and economic issues that affect educational, residential and personal family assistance services;  and the new initiative with Crane Learning and Education Center to address the physical and/or …

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April 12, 2011: Monroe County Creates Environmental Commission

Monroe County government has created a new commission that will focus on Environmental Quality and Sustainability. In today’s feature, in partnership with EcoReport, WFHB correspondent Zilia Estrada interviews County Commissioner Mark Stoops about the new Environmental Commission and what it will accomplish.

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April 11, 2011: Drone Warfare in Indiana

The U.S. military, especially the CIA, is relying increasingly on unmanned aerial vehicles, or “drones,” to conduct both surveillance and bombing in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. Law enforcement is also using drones for citizen surveillance. Indiana—including Indianapolis, Terre Haute, and West Lafayette—­is home to multiple sites of manufacture, research, and support of drones and drone technology. Purdue University is involved, …

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April 8, 2011: Monroe County Creates Storm Water Utility

This month, Monroe County Government will hold various public meetings about a proposed county storm water utility. Storm water in the county is a major problem for flooding and water quality. In today’s feature, in partnership with CATSweek, WFHB News Director January Jones speaks with Monroe County Planning Specialist Heidi Russell-Wagner about storm water management.

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April 6, 2011: Former Task Force Leader Sues County

The Helping Americans Vote Act, or HAVA, was signed into law in 2002. HAVA was implemented to improve vote accuracy as well as provide equal accessibility at polling locations to those with disabilities. As we reported earlier, the Monroe county commissioners recently approved the use of voting sites where people will vote in the coming primary. On Monday, the HAVA …

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Interchange – David Keppel: An Activist’s Passion

Host Dave Stewart welcomes Bloomington resident and activist David Keppel.   Beginning with a discussion on environmental issues such as the Clean Air Act and nuclear power, we then discuss the wars the United States is presently involved in.  The interview concludes with Keppel explaining the concept of Creative Uncertainty, the working title of the book he is writing.

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April 5, 2011: Monroe County Democratic Party Hosts Candidate Forum

Last night, the Monroe County Democratic Party hosted a forum at the Monroe County Public Library where city candidates made their case for local offices. The finale of the forum featured two candidates for the Bloomington mayor’s office: incumbent Mark Kruzan and John Hamilton. In today’s show, we take you on-location to learn more about Bloomington’s Mayoral candidates in this …

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April 4, 2011: Gov Mitch Daniels Speaks in Bloomington

Last week, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels spoke at a lunch hosted by The Bloomington Chamber of Commerce at the city convention center. On Thursday, we brought you extensive coverage of the protests taking place amid wet snowfall outside the event. Local citizens demanded that Daniels change his stance on union organizing, education reform, same-sex marriages, and I-69. For today’s feature …

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