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Needle Exchange Program draws criticism from Indiana Prosecutors

Late last month, the Indiana Department of Health issued a declaration allowing the state’s first ever long-term needle exchange program. The program in Scott County is intended to slow the spread of HIV there. Needle exchanges have been outlawed in Indiana for decades. Many in state government, including Governor Mike Pence, have long opposed the programs. That changed somewhat earlier …

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Spencer Pride’s Judi Epp discusses this Saturday’s Pride Festival

The 9th annual Spencer LBGTQI Pride Festival will take place this Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM. This year’s theme is Color our World with Pride. The festival is held by the Spencer Pride group. Correspondent Kara Tullman spoke with the group’s director, Judi Epp, for this WFHB community report. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:49 …

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Andrea Murray Reflects on Life as a Female Journalist

Early in her career, veteran Bloomington newspaper editor Andrea Murray faced a choice that would define her professional existence: a high-profile gig at a major corporate newspaper, or return home to cover stories in her community. She followed her heart. Murray joined the staff of the Bloomington Herald-Times as a part-time copy editor in 1987 and retired in 2014 as …

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Hydraulic Fracking A Concern For Hoosiers

The state of Oklahoma has experienced an increased number of earthquakes in recent years and researchers there say the seismic activity appears to be linked to oil and gas drilling. Specifically, the earthquakes seem to be connected to the use of hydraulic fracking, a process that also occurs in parts on Indiana. WFHB correspondent Kyle Boen looked into whether Hoosiers …

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Bloomington Announces It Will Offer Its Workers Gender Reassignment Surgery

The City of Bloomington has announced it will offer its workers health care that includes gender reassignment surgery and other needs specific to transgender people. Correspondent Sierra Gardner has that story for today’s WFHB community report. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:24 — 4.0MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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“We Didn’t Ask” – A Secretive History in Vietnam

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Everyone has a story to tell. And as loved ones grow older, those stories become more and more precious to their family members. But what do you do when they have stories that they don’t want to tell? Indiana University student David Crosman brings us the story of his Grand Uncle, Louis Adams, and his secretive involvement in the Vietnam …

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Cast of Characters: Troy Kilgore

In the third installment of WFHB’s Cast of Characters series, local landscape painter Troy Kilgore sits down with reporter Amanda Marino to discuss art and tell his story of how he came to be a painter. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:28 — 19.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Number of New HIV Cases in Scott County Plateaus

Scott County, Indiana, has seen a surge in positive HIV cases in recent months, but data from the Indiana State Department of Health is showing the number of positive cases may be reaching a plateau. WFHB News correspondent Jordan Guskey looked in to what the numbers mean and what could explain the magnitude of the outbreak for today’s WFHB Community …

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Women in Media: Facing Inequality

Do those things that terrify you. Say yes to your audience. Be a good person. That was all advice that a panel of media professionals gave to aspiring journalists late last month. The discussion occurred on the last day of class in J200, the Indiana University School of Journalism’s introductory course on writing and reporting. The four panelists were all …

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New Non-Profit Center for Pregnant Women in Bloomington

A national nonprofit organization has just opened a center for pregnant women in Bloomington. The group describes the facility as QUOTE “secular and client-centered” UNQUOTE. Sierra Gardner has more for today’s WFHB community report. Beginning this Fall, All Options plans to host secular support groups for after-abortion support, pregnancy loss and parenting, according to its website. Podcast: Play in new …

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