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The Act of Seeing – Motorcyle Awareness Month Safety Tips

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are more than 26 times more likely to die in a traffic accident than those driving or riding in cars. Motorcycle Safety and Awareness campaigns are launched every May to encourage both motorist and motorcycle riders to be aware of each other. Today I spoke with local officials and academics about …

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ACLU Wins Suit Against Indiana Medicaid

A new ruling from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is contesting the state of Indiana’s decision to cut benefits for some disabled residents. For today’s WFHB community report, correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us the story of that case and what it could mean for Indiana. In a separate case, the Indiana ACLU has a pending lawsuit against the Family …

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Graduates Job Hunting, With Tattoos


With the school year now over, many college students and graduates have embarked on journeys to score jobs or internships. One question that some students should be asking is whether a tattoo could be a professional liability. Jordan Morgan, a journalism student at IU, investigated the evolving opinions of tattoos in society and in the workplace.

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Indiana Joins Movement to Amend U.S. Constitution

As disdain and distrust of the U.S. federal government remains high, with a recent Gallup poll putting Congressional approval at a meager 13%, some state legislative bodies across the country are using a less well known means of passing constitutional amendments in order to circumvent Washington. Correspondent Joshua Fleck takes us inside the story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Monroe County Corrections Plans to Monitor More Low-Level Felons

Monroe County Community Corrections was recently awarded $1.3 million in grant money from the Indiana Department of Corrections. The County’s Chief Probation Officer, Linda Brady, said the additional state funds were to help pay for changes put in place by the state legislature two years ago, when lawmakers did a major re-write of the Indiana Criminal Code. The changes made …

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“Rock n Roll at 60: Race & Music & Message at the Dawn of the Civil Rights Movement” Presented by Bill Doggett

This morning, Indiana University hosted the first sessions as part of the 50th annual Association for Recorded Sound Collections conference. One of the first presentations centered on the function that rock and roll music performed in the Civil Rights movement beginning in the 1950s. The session was titled Rock n Roll at 60: Race & Music & Message at the …

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WFHB Documentary: White Nationalism, an excerpt

Tonight’s WFHB community report is an excerpt from a recent documentary produced by WFHB’s Interchange, titled “Racist Revolutionaries — the Alt-Right Uprising.” Correspondent Dan Young talks about the contemporary white supremacist movement known as the alt-right, and looks at the views of southern Indiana alt-right figure Matthew Heimbach.

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New Income Tax Proposed by Ellettsville Town Council

Last night the Ellettsville Town Council discussed a new income tax that Monroe County taxpayers might soon be paying. The tax would be one quarter of one percent. For a person earning $50,000 a year, that would amount to $125. We bring you some of last night’s discussion now for today’s WFHB community report.

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Bloomington Residents Push for Proposed Cell Tower Regulations

Bloomington residents have long been concerned about anything that will mar the natural beauty of the city and its neighborhoods. New state legislation regarding utility providers building in the right of way prompted the City to move quickly to implement some local regulations. For today’s WFHB community report, Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan talks with Jon Lawrence, the Chair of …

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“Leaving Bloomington”

Graduation at IU Bloomington is this weekend. For today’s WFHB community report, we bring you one man’s story of coming to Bloomington as a student and then eventually leaving town ten years later as a self-described townie. This story, by Lincoln Smith, comes through a partnership between WFHB and an audio journalism class at the Indiana University Media School.

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