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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Amanda Barge pt. II

Amanda Barge is a first-term Monroe County Commissioner and a rising star in the local Democratic Party. She appeared on last week’s Big Talk and, after the show, spoke with Michael Glab about what the Commissioners are up to these days. She’s also a family counselor in private practice and spoke about how politics can be a deal-breaker in some …

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New Law Collects DNA from Arrestees

Indiana’s legislature passed a law last session requiring law enforcement to collect DNA from people arrested in connection with a felony. That law went into effect on January first. The DNA, which is collected with a cotton swab from the inside of a person’s mouth, is then entered into a federal database. In this feature report, WFHB News Director Wes …

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Bloomington United Reforms

Bloomington United started as an anti-hate group after the murder of a Korean IU student by an avowed neo-nazi in 1998. Now, the group is reforming in response to what founder Rabbi Sue Laikin Silberberg calls a resurgence in hate groups and rhetoric.  Rabbi Siberberg announced the official reforming of Bloomington United during a press conference in Bloomington City Hall …

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Caregiving for a Spouse with Alzheimer’s

Dick Morrison and Wendy Rubin became the caregivers for their spouses, following their diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. Everyday People hosts Courtney Stewart and Stacey Goffinet speak with Morrison and Rubin about their challenges as spouses, as caregivers, and coping with loss, in today’s special feature-length segment of Everyday People.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Adrian Matejka pt. II

Newly-named Indiana state poet laureate Adrian Matejka says Bloomington is an almost magical, mystical fertile ground for poets and creative writers. Matejka was Michael Glab’s guest on Big Talk last week. Today’s feature includes some of their conversation after the show. Matejka also talks about his work habits, why he doesn’t like to write poetry criticism, and the time his …

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Mayor Announces Deal for Bloomington Hospital Property

On Wednesday morning, Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton announced to a room of reporters, politicians and residents that the city will buy 24 acres of the current Bloomington Hospital at a discounted rate. Hamilton says the city will pay $6.5 million for the current site, discounted from an IU Health commissioned appraisal of the site’s $16 million estimated value. A purchase …

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Prosecutors, Paramedics Training to Recognize Domestic Violence Strangulation

Monroe County prosecutors handled 50 strangulation cases in 2017. It’s hard to get domestic violence survivors to describe their experiences. It’s often re-traumatizing to talk about it, even among people they trust. Chidinma was waiting on a judge to sign her divorce papers when her estranged husband showed up at her house one night with a handgun and a machete. …

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Daily Local News – December 28, 2017

On today’s Daily Local News Episode, we’ll continue our retrospective on some of our best reporting from 2017:  contributions from the city of Bloomington, Monroe county government and private donations extend Shalom’s hours of operations through weekends; Brown County resident and Indiana Forest Alliance volunteer Dave Seastrom speaks out against the logging in Yellowwood State Forest; and Indiana University Professor Brian Powell’s …

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Daily Local News – December 26, 2017

This retrospective edition of the Daily Local News highlights some of our best reporting from 2017. We’ll hear from IU Foundation President Dan Smith about the Foundation’s offshoring of millions of dollars in the Cayman Islands; we’ll listen to IU students, as they protest the visitation of White supremacist Charles Murray; and we’ll hear from Indiana Recovery Alliance Founder Chris …

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Study: Religion a ‘Red Herring’ in Denial of Services to Same-Sex Couples

Americans are evenly divided on whether a business should be able to deny service to same-sex couples, according to a study by Indiana University Bloomington sociologists. IU Professor Brian Powell found people who support denying service don’t necessarily see it as a matter of religious freedom. Instead, Powell tells WFHB News Director Wes Martin that the study found people were …

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