On August 23rd, Jeffrey Isaac, the James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, posted on his Facebook page a long letter expressing disappointment and outrage at IU’s unceremonious declaration they would be shuttering the Proton Therapy Center where he has been receiving treatment for prostate cancer. Isaac learned of the closing when he was handed a form letter by staff as he entered the facility. He speaks with WFHB correspondent Doug Storm about his experience, in today’s community report.
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Monroe County Sheriff James Kennedy joined host Doug Storm on WFHB’s Interchange last night to talk about the “militarization” of police across the country, as well as here in Monroe County – a portion of their conversation here, in today’s community report.
Last Night were joined by William Vance, president of the Monroe County branch of the NAACP, and former Bloomington Police Department officers Jim Mitchell and Reverend Donald Griffin Sr. The group critiqued the effectiveness of the NAACP’s recommendations for citizens who are interacting with law enforcement, and their relevance to recent police action shootings in Missouri. A portion of their conversation here, for today’s community report.
As protests continued in Ferguson, Missouri, this weekend, Bloomington saw its own rally against police violence. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford was on the scene Saturday afternoon. He brings us this report.
This weekend marks the third annual Grant Street Jazz Festival. Organizer David Miller joined WFHB Jazz Programmer Ray Zdonek to speak about the
local jazz scene last night – their talk here, in today’s community report.
WFHB News director Alycin Bektesh attended this mornings ribbon cutting ceremony for Bloomington transits new downtown facility and brings us this community report.
The 2014 Kids County data book was released this month – evaluating the well being of children in each state. Today, WFHB news director Alycin Beketsh speaks with Indiana Youth Institute President and CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz about Indiana’s childhood poverty rate for today’s community report.
A controversial proposal for a new trash transfer station in Bloomington is back after a long delay. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford has more on that story.
If the transfer station does require a zoning variance, JB Salvage would have to go before the city Board of Zoning Appeals. That Board considers public comments in its decisions.
A law passed by the Indiana legislature this year goes into effect this fall – requiring that medical personnel inform parents who have just experienced a miscarriage that they have a legal right to a burial. WFHB correspondent Sierra Gardner speaks with the author of the bill, and visits a local cemetery that offers free infant burial, for today’s WFHB community report.