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Standing Room Only: The Specter of Downward Mobility

From May 31 to June 3, the Working Class Studies Association held their annual conference at Indiana University. Each day, there were several rounds of panels and speakers. On June 3, one of the panels focused on downward mobility and the people it most affects. Panelists included Carolyn Barnes of Duke University, Allison Hurst of Oregon State University, Betsy Leondar-Wright …

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A Conversation With Indiana Recovery Alliance’s Chris Abert

WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with Indiana Recovery Alliance Director Chris Abert, the director of the Indiana Recovery Alliance, about the current state of addiction services in Monroe County. The non-profit works in Monroe County to provide clean needles and what Abert calls ‘harm reduction’ to the area’s addicted and homeless. Full audio available below.

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Activate! – B’Town Jazz: Fred Parker

Air date: 08/07/2017 Fred Parker’s commitment to the solid presence of jazz music in the Bloomington community is tireless and immeasurably fruitful. When many jazz venues closed in Bloomington, Fred found himself energized, seeing this as an opportunity. He helped an existing organization adapt to a changing music culture through B’Town Jazz. Fred’s work has allowed jazz to reach an …

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Better Beware – New Internet Dangers

If you play video games, or own anything at all that’s connected to the internet, watch out. Your vacuum cleaner could be spying on you!

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Interchange – Farewell Transmission: The Life and Music of Jason Molina

Today’s show, “Farewell Transmission: The Live and Music of Jason Molina” opens with “Not Just a Ghost’s Heart” from Songs: Ohia’s album Ghost Tropic released in November of 2000. Jason Molina was a prolific songwriter and bandleader who released music under the names Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Company from 1997 through 2009. A Secretly Canadian recording artist, Molina periodically …

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Bloomington Accountant Convicted of Mail Fraud

A Bloomington accountant was convicted of mail fraud after he siphoned off one point two million dollars from his Bedford clients. A US District Court sentenced Michael Sallee late last month, after an FBI investigation found he had made 98 fraudulent transactions as the accountant for his client. FBI Special Agent Rusty Warlick said Sallee took over the client’s account …

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Duke Energy Proposes Coal Ash Projects

When a power plant burns coal, most of the ash from the coal is not incinerated. Instead, that coal ash can sit at the bottom of a furnace, and can contain potentially harmful pollutants, including arsenic. In December of last year, Duke Energy petitioned the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to allow the company to store coal ash at four …

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Daily Local News – August 1, 2017

A Bloomington accountant was convicted of mail fraud after he siphoned off one point two million dollars from his Bedford client; The city is looking to fast track solarization of its facilities in the face of a new state deadline; After a wildlife photographer snapped a picture of an osprey nesting on Patoka Lake, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources …

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How Would Obamacare Repeal Affect Indiana?

After the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act died on the floor of the US Senate last week, WFHB correspondent Arjun Balasundaram spoke with healthcare experts about how a repeal might affect Indiana residents.

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Mayor Hamilton Kicks Off Solarize Bloomington Phase 2

Mayor John Hamilton urged community members at a press conference this afternoon to pursue solar energy options as a state deadline approaches. The press conference kicked off the second phase of Solarize Bloomington, an initiative purportedly designed to increase the amount of solar energy generated by homes and businesses. Hamilton said Phase Two is an expansion of the project, which …

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