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Gay Role Models Needed as Mentors

In this WFHB community report, we hear from Indiana University senior Tristan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick came out as gay when he was 15, but found that he didn’t have any gay role models to look up for guidance and support. That changed, however, when he came to IU and met Doug Bauder, director of the LGBTQ+ Culture Center at IU Bloomington. …

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Bloomington Residents Participate in Worldwide Migrant Strike

Yesterday evening in Bloomington about 70 people attended a march and rally in solidarity with an international migrant strike. The event was held in response to a nationwide strike referred to as QUOTE “A Day Without Immigrants.” Participants began with a rally at the IU Sample Gates, followed by a march through downtown to the Courthouse Square, where speakers addressed …

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Safety, Civility and Justice Task Force Delivers Recommendations

Last month, the Safety, Civility and Justice Task Force forwarded its interim recommendations for making downtown Bloomington a safer and more civil place. Reporter Sarah Vaughan spoke to Beverly Calender-Anderson, the city’s Director of the Community and Family Resources Department, about the group’s recommendations for today’s WFHB Community Report.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Stephanie Solomon

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard has been helping feed hungry people in Bloomington for nearly two decades. One in five people in Monroe County is food insecure, meaning they may not know where their next meal is coming from. Stephanie Solomon is the director of outreach and education for the food pantry. She helps clients learn to make nutritious, inexpensive meals and …

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Ban the Box – Governor Holcomb Supports State but not Local efforts for Job Applicants

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced he has plans for the state of Indiana to change the way it screens the criminal histories of job applicants. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with a policy analyst at an organization that advocates for what is known as ban the box legislation.

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Breaking Free from Prejudice – How values change in a University Setting

As part of an assignment in a journalism class at the IU Media School, Greg Gottfried examined his relationship with his high school friends and his anxieties about leaving Bloomington and the diversity found in a University town. This story is courtesy of a partnership between WFHB and a journalism class at the IU Media School taught by Amy Gastelum

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Mayor Hamilton Interview: Company Calls Off Broadband Network Plans

The Canadian company, Axia, has called off its plans to help build a high-speed broadband network throughout the city of Bloomington. To find out what that might mean for the city’s long-term plans, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke this morning with Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton. We bring you their conversation now for today’s WFHB community report.

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March for Science Indianapolis Draws Earth-Conscious Hoosiers

Scientists and science supporters raised their voices across the globe this past Saturday, which was also Earth Day. Correspondent Sarah Vaughan reports on the Indianapolis March for Science in today’s WFHB Community Report.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Yousuf Ali

Researchers at Indiana University’s Lu Lab for the study of neural networks have discovered that caffeine, among two dozen other common compounds, can strengthen brain cells and help ward off Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other degenerative brain diseases. Before you decide to drink a pot or two of coffee every morning in hopes of avoiding these maladies, one of the lab’s …

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How a Foreclosure Case Could Alter the Landscape of the Bloomington Rental Market

A prominent Bloomington landlord is facing a massive foreclosure case that could change the landscape of the Bloomington rental market. Correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us the story.

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