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Richland Bean Blossom Schools adds ENL Resource

The Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation has a new resource for students learning to speak English. Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughn has more on that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Bloomington Resident Matt Bruce Discovers Passion for Stone Carving

For today’s WFHB community report, we bring you the story of Matt Bruce, a local resident who found his passion for stone carving after an unfortunate wake-up call. Neil Hedlund has the story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Indiana University-Bloomington Receives Findings on School Diversity

This morning, a representative from the research and analytics firm, Halualani and Associates, presented the findings of a study into IU’s diversity efforts. Rona Halualani spoke to a group at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center in Bloomington. According to the university, the report will serve as “a baseline measurement for Indiana University in diversity achievement and progress which will provide …

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Interview with Courtney Bray and Marianthi Hatzis of IU Opera’s Carmen

Some have called Carmen the “gateway” opera. Many of the songs in the work have been used in commercials and have been adapted to other musical purposes. A production of Carmen opens tomorrow at the IU Opera Theater. WFHB’s Doug Storm spoke with two members of the cast, Courtney Bray and Marianthi Hatzis, who perform their roles on February 26th …

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Indiana Forest Protection Bill, Once Stifled, Could Be Resurrected

Advocates for the preservation of Indiana forests have argued for years that the state is allowing too much logging to occur in state forests. And in recent years, attempts to address the issue with legislation have gone nowhere. But earlier today, news broke that Indiana State Senator Brent Steele, from Bedford, intends to support a measure that would protect some …

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Elementary Schoolers Research Bloomington African American Leader Elizabeth Bridgwaters


This year is the 100th anniversary of the original Banneker School, a segregated elementary and middle school in Bloomington. Elizabeth Bridgwaters was one of the major influences on Bloomington’s integration movement; she was a leader and Monroe County’s first elected African American elected official. Through the work of Bridgwaters and other remarkable African American leaders, Fairview School was integrated in …

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IU Alum Evolves Poem from Personal Experiences

A poem is often a snapshot, a moment of life preserved in the pages of a book. But what happens when a poem becomes a tool for understanding the changes in the author’s life? Recent IU graduate Harlan Kelly has a poem that’s changed with him through a life experience we all face – growing up. Carter Barrett brings us …

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Interview with Monroe County Board of Commissioners Candidate Rick Dietz

After almost three decades on the Monroe County Board of Commissioners, Iris Kiesling has announced she won’t run for reelection this year. That has prompted several ambitious local residents to announce plans to compete for her position. The three members of the Commission function collectively as the executive of the Monroe County government, which has a 65 million dollar budget …

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Manufacturing Closures in Indiana and the Trans Pacific Partnership

Last week, two large manufacturing plants in Huntington and Indianapolis announced plans to move operations to Mexico. The announcement was a major blow to workers and a setback for Indiana’s economy. It has raised concerns about other potential closures, especially as the U.S. considers signing on to an expansive new trade agreement. The state of Indiana is currently trying to …

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Group of Experts on Environmental Policy Debate Merits of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Last night a group of experts on environmental policy converged to debate the merits of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Just last week, the Supreme Court delayed the implementation of the plan, which sets limits on carbon emissions from power plants. States across the country, including Indiana, have filed lawsuits challenging the legality of the regulations. Speaking last night were …

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