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Matlock Heights Merits Historic Designation

The Matlock Heights Neighborhood has received a historic designation from the Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission. It’s the first neighborhood of Mid-Century Modern homes in the State of Indiana to receive this classification.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Shelly Westerhausen

Like countless people before her, Shelly Westerhausen came to Bloomington to study at Indiana University and wound up staying here. A vegetarian since she was a young girl, Shelly grew up in a town that didn’t even have a vegetarian restaurant. She was drawn to Bloomington by our town’s diverse and varied eateries. She has blogged about cooking for years …

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Inside Bloomington’s Annual Arts Fair On The Square

The annual Arts Fair on the Square was held this past weekend in downtown Bloomington. Correspondent Arjun Balasundaram was on hand for the fair and he brings us this report.

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IU Researchers ID Gene That Blocks Insect-Borne Pathogens

Researchers at Indiana University Bloomington have been able to identify a specific gene necessary to block insect-borne pathogens that transmit diseases like Dengue Fever, as well as the Zika and West Nile viruses. The study employed a common bacterium called Wolbachia. It was published last week in the medical journal PLoS Pathogens. Irene Newton, an assistant Professor of Biology and …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Pete Buttigieg

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has gained national attention for reviving his once-dying city and for his spirited run for Democratic National Committee chair this past winter. Major publications and television news programs have speculated on his chances to become a valid candidate for his party’s nomination for president in 2020. In the midst of a cross state tour this …

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I-69 Construction Faces Funding Problems

As the public-private partnership responsible for building Section 5 of I-69 falters, some local residents are saying ‘I told you so.’ Correspondent Lyndsay Jones has more on that story in today’s WFHB community report.

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Penny Caudill of the Monroe County Health Department Speaks about Hepatitis C

According to the Centers for Disease Control, Baby Boomers — those born between 1945 and 1965 — are five time more likely to have Hepatitis C than other populations. A chronic Hepatitis C infection can cause liver damage. In fact, the disease is the leading cause of liver cancer and liver transplants, according to the CDC. Sarah Vaughan spoke about …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Emma Johnson

Prisons are a big business in America today. A number of recent books have addressed the burgeoning inmate population as well as the growing profits to be had in what many are calling the “prison industrial complex.” A group of activists in Bloomington hopes to remind us that prison inmates still are human beings and they’ve created the radio program …

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Bookstores Becoming Endangered Species

Local bookstore owners in southern Indiana say university towns are keeping a love of physical books alive. And outside that university bubble, other bookstore owners are trying to do the same. Dominick Jean brings us that story in today’s WFHB community report. This story airs courtesy of a partnership between WFHB and a journalism class at the IU Media School …

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Monroe County Is Considering Buying Drones

Some local officials would like to see the Monroe County government using drones. That includes the Sheriff’s Department. Correspondent Lyndsay Jones has that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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