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Standing Room Only: Student Stories

In early April, a group of students taught by Rachel Bahr at the The Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship told their stories. Their themes ranged from learning to drive to gallivanting in Europe to grappling with religion. The commonality was that each storyteller learned something new. We hear stories by Zayn Karim, Ben Foley, Maisie Fiedler, Rowan Morse, Cormac O’Sullivan, …

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Gay Role Models Needed as Mentors

In this WFHB community report, we hear from Indiana University senior Tristan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick came out as gay when he was 15, but found that he didn’t have any gay role models to look up for guidance and support. That changed, however, when he came to IU and met Doug Bauder, director of the LGBTQ+ Culture Center at IU Bloomington. …

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Local Live – Cathy Gutjahr

Cathy Gutjahr (pronounced “gootyar”) is a folk rock singer/songwriter. She plays guitar and sings. Accompanying her were Eli Schille-Hudson on guitar; and Christina Ondrik singing harmonies. Cathy says her inspiration comes from nationally renowned singer/songwriters such as Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Carol King, and John Denver. 1.)You Undo Me 2.)Quiet of the Road 3.)Beautiful Boy 4.)Jumblin’ 5.)Waiting 6.)Lay Me Down …

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Everyday People: Hospice Doesn’t Have to be Scary

Tracy with Premier Hospice & Home Health discusses how this unique service is available to anyone in need of it. Hospice is covered by nearly all insurance plans and provides service both in home and at their facility. Misconceptions about hospice are discussed.

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Bloomington Residents Participate in Worldwide Migrant Strike

Yesterday evening in Bloomington about 70 people attended a march and rally in solidarity with an international migrant strike. The event was held in response to a nationwide strike referred to as QUOTE “A Day Without Immigrants.” Participants began with a rally at the IU Sample Gates, followed by a march through downtown to the Courthouse Square, where speakers addressed …

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Senate Bill 309 Signed Into Law

Governor Eric Holcomb signed a bill today that is expected to take a long-term toll on Indiana’s solar energy industry. Senate Bill 309 was opposed by environmental groups because it reduces the financial incentives for households that generate their own solar power. The bill cuts the price at which customers can sell their excess power back to the grid. The …

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Interchange – Pred Ed: For-Profit Colleges and Universities

Today’s show is about for-profit colleges and universities–or the Predatory Education Business. If you’re surprised to hear predatory and for-profit used interchangeably to describe this industry, you won’t be at the end of the show. Two things must spring to mind when one says “for profit” education: University of Phoenix and Trump University. The first graduates only 5% of their …

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Daily Local News – May 2, 2017

Governor Eric Holcomb signed a bill today that is expected to take a long-term toll on Indiana’s solar energy industry; Indiana governor Eric Holcomb has signed a new road funding plan into law; Seven Indiana University campuses plan to award more than 20,500 degrees at commencement ceremonies this month; The Indiana Attorney General’s Office and the U.S. Department of Justice …

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Kite Line- April 28, 2017: Dismantling Barriers to Life

This week features a variety of conversations that we are sharing with you through a partnership with StoryCorps. The event, Dismantling Barriers to Life, was about the impacts of mass incarceration. Dismantling Barriers to Life was hosted last month in Chicago, and these are some of the stories collected for the event. We hear people talk about how incarceration affected …

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Bring It On! – May 1, 2017

Bring It On! continues our highlight of Dr. Khalil Muhammad, currently a professor at Harvard University. Dr. Muhammad, previously a Bring It On! contributor while a professor at Indiana, spoke along with Dr. Renford Reese on negative black male stereotypes and how black men themselves may be perpetuating such negative views. Professor Reese examines how young African-American males have unwittingly …

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