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IU Student Finds Inspiration from His Barber

An Indiana University student found inspiration for a class assignment while visiting his barber last year. We bring you his story now for today’s WFHB community report. This story was produced as a partnership with an audio journalism class at IU.

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Excerpt from City Council Member, Steve Volan’s Talk: “Gownsburg: How American College Campuses Became Dysfunctional Towns”

On Tuesday, Bloomington City Council member Steve Volan gave a talk regarding Indiana University’s place, both within the city of Bloomington, and also as a city in of itself. The talk was hosted by the Poynter Center at IU. Volan is a master’s candidate in the IU Department of Geography. He is also a volunteer at WFHB. We bring you …

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Supreme Court Delays Enforcement of Clean Power Plan

Yesterday the US Supreme Court announced a decision to delay enforcement of the Clean Power Plan, a federal rule implemented last August that limits carbon emissions in existing power plants. Conservative justices prevailed in a five to four vote. The delay is related to a group of lawsuits filed by state governments, including Indiana, which oppose the emission limits. WFHB …

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Cast of Characters: James Wilder

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In the WFHB series, Cast of Characters, we go looking for local people from interesting personal stories. We bring you another installment of the Cast of Characters series now with WFHB correspondent Amanda Marino.

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Mayor Hamilton Addresses Downtown Parking Meter Issues

Two and a half years after they were first installed, Bloomington’s parking meters are not working as advertised. Mayor John Hamilton held a press conference on Friday to discuss problems with the meters. The parking meters were strongly supported by the previous mayor, Mark Kruzan, who ended his third term as mayor in December. We bring you a portion of …

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Interview with Abby Lee and David Koté of IU’s Macbeth

A production of Macbeth by the Indiana University Theater Department opens tomorrow evening. The director and one of the actresses spoke earlier this week with Interchange host Doug Storm. We bring you a portion of that conversation now for today’s WFHB community report.

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Solitary Confinement of Mentally Ill Forbidden in Indiana Prisons

A new settlement agreement with the Indiana Department of Corrections looks to end the practice of putting mentally ill prisoners in solitary confinement. For more on that story, we spoke with a representative from the group that brought the lawsuit. We bring you that conversation now for today’s WFHB community report. Produced by Joe Crawford.

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Indiana State Board of Education Approves Newest Round of School Accountability Grades

Last week the Indiana State Board of Education approved the newest round of school accountability grades for school corporations across the state. The grades are determined partly by using data from the standardized test known as the I-STEP. The Monroe County Community School Corporation’s Board of Trustees discussed the new grades, as well as the I-STEP scores, at a meeting …

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A “Ride Along” With IU-Bloomington Campus Police


With 44 full-time sworn officers, several part time police officers and student cadets, the Indiana University Police Department is one of the larger university police organizations in the United States. It is among the 12 largest law enforcement organizations in Indiana. Last fall, Correspondent Naomi Zhao rode along with three IUPD officers to find out more about their jobs. We …

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Freedom Indiana Member on Major Changes Made to Indiana Bills

Legislators in Indianapolis made major changes yesterday to bills that could affect the civil rights of many Indiana residents. We spoke to a representative of the group Freedom Indiana to find out more, and we bring you that conversation now for today’s WFHB community report.

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