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J460 – A.D. Quig: Long Term Care

The Bloomington community has become a popular retirement destination in recent years. A.D. Quig examines the world of long-term care and assisted living for retirees in and around the Bloomington area. WFHB is proud to partner with the Indiana University School of Journalism for Community Journalism J460, a class taught in part here at WFHB where students learn to produce …

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J460 – Clinton Lake: Living Without Insurance

The cost of health care have been on the rise for many years, with high costs keeping many Americans from receiving the care they need. Clinton Lake reports on the struggles faced by members of the Bloomington community without health insurance and on the problems that have helped prices soar. WFHB is proud to partner with the Indiana University School …

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City Reclaims Waldron

“We saved the Waldron”. That was Bloomington mayor Mark Kruzan’s triumphant declaration as the Bloomington Area Arts Council announced it has signed an agreement for the city to take over the John Waldron Arts Center from the financially troubled council. The BAAC is getting a good deal, walking away from the Waldron without any debt. The city is getting a …

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My Name Is Jesse, Louis, Jackson, Senior

After a full day covering local service projects celebrating the King holiday, the WFHB news staff thought the day was winding down as we approached our 7pm live broadcast of Bloomington’s MLK Day celebration at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. But things were actually just starting to heat up. Our cub reporter Kai Grise had spent HIS day working on our annual …

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WFHB Turns 17: Firehouse Move-In Ceremony

January 4th, 1993. The sound of an ancient gong resonated over our local radio airwaves, a milestone nearly twenty years in the making. Community radio WFHB launched from a tiny shack next to its transmitter on Rockport Road, where a ragtag band of volunteers began broadcasting a unique blend of music and local information. Thirteen months after the January 4 …

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Calling Out Indiana on Clean Water Act Violations

A coalition of environmental organizations say Indiana pollution rules don’t meet Clean Water Act standards and ask the Environmental Protection Agency to intervene. The Hoosier Environmental Council, the state chapter of the Sierra Club, and the Environmental Law & Policy Center submitted a petition today that asks the EPA to correct serious flaws in the Indiana water pollution control program, …

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Head Start Expansion

A federal grant will fund a major expansion of the Head Start program in Monroe County, operated by the South Central Community Action Program. The grant will enable SCCAP to create an Early Head Start Program serving infants from 0-3 years of age and pregnant moms. While Head Start has served 3 to 5 year olds from low-income families in …

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Growing a Local Food Network: Charlotte Zietlow, Maggie Sullivan

Representatives from nine local organizations gather to review local food production and the “Growing a Healthy Community” project developed three years ago. The United States Department of Agriculture awarded a grant in 2006 to help expand the delivery of healthy, locally grown food to children and seniors through partnerships with Monroe County nonprofit organizations, working together to develop a local …

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Nazif Shahrani: Afghanistan and the U.S.

Indiana University professor Nazif Shahrani was born and raised in Afghanistan. He has just returned from a visit to his homeland with new insight into U.S. policy there. In light of post-election developments in Afghanistan and the announcement by President Obama of a major U.S. troop escalation in Afghanistan, he wonders if it is possible to hold free and fair …

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Waldron Task Force

An eight-member task force convened by Bloomington mayor Mark Kruzan met for the first time today to begin an inquiry into management changes and fee increases at the John Waldron Arts Center. Members include Joni McGary, from a coalition of 21 local performing arts groups that use the facilities at the Waldron, managed by the Bloomington Area Arts Council. The …

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