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Anthony Wier Discusses the Dangers of Strategic Nuclear Weapons

Congress is considering a recommendation by the Trump administration that would allow for the deployment of ‘strategic’ nuclear weapons. Secretary of Defense James Mattis argued the smaller warheads could be deployed on submarine-launched ballistic missiles, allowing for the U.S. to deploy a ‘proportional response’ to the use of nuclear weapons by other countries, namely Russia. Opponents argue the smaller warheads …

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Daily Local News – March 27th, 2019

New scooter company comes to town; Parents examine negative effects of technology in schools. FEATURE The American Friends Legislative Committee’s Anthony Wier speaks with News Director Wes Martin about the grim consequences inherent in the current push for new, “smaller” nuclear weapons. BETTER BEWARE Our weekly consumer watchdog segment gives tips on mitigating incidents of road rage. CREDITS Today’s headlines …

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Hearabouts: Asian American Midwest Radio – Feminism Episode

Welcome to the Feminism Episode of Hearabouts: Asian American Midwest Radio! Hearabouts is produced by WFHB and Indiana University’s Asian Culture Center. We ask critical questions about identity, culture, community and shared assumptions. On today’s episode, we have Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin, feminist, playwright and Playwriting MFA at Indiana University’s Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance. Garvin speaks on her …

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Better Beware – Road Rage

Road Rage incidents are getting worse – hundreds of incidents are reported every year. Here is some urgent and important advice to help you avoid trouble, or deal with a nasty situation.

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Interchange: Unmade in America: The Wages of Factory Work

Taking a close, insider’s, look at Chicago’s industrial Southeast Side in the 1970’s and early 1980’s offers us lessons of a period brought forward to our current moment, when talking heads and politicians spout off about middle class values and middle class jobs and the way to make America great…again. What today’s show makes clear is that there’s no “middle” …

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Daily Local News – March 26th, 2019

New hope kindled for hate crimes law in Indiana; Amanda Barge suspends her mayoral campaign in midst of sexual harrassment allegations; Former Monroe County employee indicted for child pornography; Ellettsville to declare eminent domain in flood mitigation effort. FEATURE City Council candidates Jean Capler, Vauhxx Booker, Matt Flaherty, Andy Ruff, and Jim Sims discuss issues of race and economics in …

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Mayoral Candidate Accused of Sexual Harassment

Monroe County Commissioner and City of Bloomington Mayoral Candidate, Amanda Barge, announced  she will suspend her political campaign, this afternoon. The announcement comes after an Indiana Daily Student exposé – published late last night – released emails, texts, and recordings of the mayoral candidate allegedly sexually harassing a former county contractor. The IDS story detailed allegations that Barge sexually harassed …

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Second Gay Guidance Counselor Fired From Indianapolis HS

Another guidance counselor at a Catholic High School in Indianapolis is being fired, after she was outed to the school’s administration. Lynne Starkey is the second counselor to be informed her contract will not be renewed for the next school year, after her marriage to a woman was outed to Roncalli High School’s administration. Starkey worked for Roncalli for 39 …

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Daily Local News – March 25, 2019

Memorial held in Bloomington for New Zealand mosque victims; Catholic High School in Indianapolis fires outed gay administrator; Composting solutions gaining momentum in Monroe County. FEATURE Ron Smith talks to Michael Glab about his campaign for county council. ACTIVATE Leslie Cook talks about her volunteerism with Bloomington Girl’s Lacrosse. CREDITS Today’s headlines were written by Wes Martin, Kade Young and …

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Clergy, Community Supports Islamic Center of Bloomington

Over 100 residents and community members gathered at the Islamic Center of Bloomington on Sunday evening, in memorial for the victims of the terrorist attack on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. Sunday’s vigil was organized by ICOB congregants, after receiving an outpouring of support from area residents and organizations. Religious leaders and Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton spoke to the …

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