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Black Student Solidarity March to Take Place Saturday on IU Campus

March organizers sold shirts featuring the words, "BLACK IUNITY." Many participants are planning to wear those shirts on Saturday. White says the proceeds from the sales will help pay the college application fees for high school students who could not otherwise afford to apply to attend IU.

On Saturday, a group of black students at Indiana University are planning a march as a symbol of solidarity in the wake of what organizers call racial transgressions on campus. The march begins at noon at the Sample Gates. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with an organizer of the march for today’s WFHB community report.

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The Ins and Outs of Money – The Psychology of Budgeting

Often the biggest obstacle to maintaining a budget isn’t financial in nature it’s psychological. Overcome the temptation to cheat yourself with these guidelines for sticking to your budget. Produced by Ryan Stacy and Associate Producer Kristina Wiltsee. It’s part of the It’s Your Money Project at Monroe County Public Library.

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Sheriff Swain Talks Body Cameras and Privacy Concerns

At the end of last week, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department received a shipment of 36 body cameras. The cost for the equipment was almost $40,000, which came from money left over in the Sheriff’s fuel budget. All deputies are expected to begin using the body cameras by December 21st. This afternoon, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford stopped by the …

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Long Term: A Decades-Long Fight To Preserve Bloomington’s Courthouse Square

On December 2nd, the Bloomington City Council approved the establishment of Courthouse Square Historic District. This resolution places the area roughly bounded by 4th, Walnut, 7th, and College under the protection of Title 8 of the municipal code. This section gives the city control over any proposed change or demolition of the buildings in the district. Duncan Campbell has been …

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What’s in the Water: Erin Brockovich Questions the Bloomington Utilities Department

The safety of the local water supply has been called into question in recent weeks. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford has more on that story for today’s WFHB Community report. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Bloomington Utilities Department has been getting plenty of calls lately from residents wondering about what’s in the water. For one thing, the Department issued a report in October …

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The Not So Private Lives of Hoosiers

Threats to digital security and privacy are becoming increasingly difficult to understand and to defend against. As part of the ACLU’s First Wednesdays program, there will be a panel of experts in Bloomington tomorrow, December 2nd, for an hour-long discussion titled “The Not-So-Private Lives of Hoosiers: How Technology is Threatening our Privacy.” Correspondent Doug Storm spoke with Indiana ACLU Executive …

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DLN Feature 11-30-2015

In August, the Monroe County Health Department declared a health emergency over the increase in Hepatitis C infections in the county. This official declaration allowed the department to apply to the Indiana State Commissioner of Health for approval to set up a needle exchange program, which would allow I.V. drug users to safely and legally exchange used needles for unused …

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Cast of Characters: Rachid Maidi

Rachid Maidi has lived in the United States for over 40 years. He considers the U.S. his home.

In the WFHB series, Cast of Characters, we go looking for local people with interesting personal stories. In this episode, local resident Rachid Maidi discusses his childhood in Algeria, his experiences as a Muslim in the U.S. and much more. Cast of Characters is produced by Amanda Marino.

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The Ins and Outs of Money

WFHB’s weekly financial segment The Ins and Outs of Money.You’ve finally committed to keeping a budget, but it can be tedious. Here are some tips for managing your money—without micromanaging it. Produced by Ryan Stacy and Associate Producer Kristina Wiltsee. It’s part of the It’s Your Money Project at Monroe County Public Library.

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Local Dance Event Brings AIDS Awareness

WFHB correspondent Joshua Byron speaks with Jan Lucas Grimm who will be helping host an event next week on World AIDS day. The event, titled “Dancing Into the Heart Of Compassion,” seeks to raise support and awareness of AIDS in Africa. It is scheduled to take place December 1 at the Commons in Columbus, Indiana.

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