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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: John Tilford

Veterans’ issues advocate John Tilford served as a Marine in Vietnam and then, a few years later, joined the Army Reserve. He eventually became a key intelligence figure on Afghanistan just before the United States went to war there in 2001. Tilford’s intelligence work has included analyzing the actions of the North Korean leadership as well as the relationship between …

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Petition Asks to Remove KKK Mural from IU

A series of murals at Indiana University is facing increasing criticism in the renewed push to wipe out statues and commemorations of racism and slavery in the U.S. In a panel of the Thomas Benton Murals at IU’s Woodburn Hall, a series of hooded Ku Klux Klan members lift their arms around a burning cross. One of the members is …

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Cartoonist Evans Discusses the Calais Jungle Refugee Camp

As part of Indiana University’s Themester program, “Diversity, Difference, Otherness,” cartoonists Kate Evans and Sarah Glidden will be discussing their new books out about their experiences witnessing refugee situations for the presentation, “Refugees, Art, and Journalism.” Kate Evans joins Interchange producer Doug Storm to discuss her new Verso Books release, Threads: From the Refugee Crisis, about the refugee camp called the …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Maria Eliza Hamilton Abegunde

Maria Eliza Hamilton Abegunde can trace her roots partly to the Yoruba culture of West Africa. Born in the Caribbean to a mother who was a nurse, and a father who is an artist, she has combined both callings in her own life as she works as a healer, a poet, and a black studies practitioner. Abegunde is a co-director …

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Don Giovanni’s Farewell Performance

It’s the last weekend for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni, considered by many opera critics to be the quintessential opera, and WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with Jonathon Bryan and Bruno Roberto Pimentel, who study at the IU Jacob’s School of Music. The two play the titular character, whose misadventures and refusal to change eventually doom him to be …

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Veteran Politicians Offer Advice on Being a Woman in Power

Rise to Run is a national organization working at the grass-roots level to install confidence and skill in young women with political aspirations. Sunday, the organization launched its Bloomington branch with a panel discussion by area women politicians. The event, held at city hall, drew more than 50 people. WFHB Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan reports the seasoned politicians had …

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Environmentalists, Scientists Warn Yellowwood Logging May Harm Species

Some 299 acres of Yellowwood State Forest are on the table for selective logging. As WFHB Correspondent Alex Davis reports, environmental groups, scientists and researchers are warning that dozens of endangered species roost in Yellowwood’s back country. They’re bringing their pleas to stop the Indiana Department of Natural Resources plan to Governor Eric Holcomb.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Sandy Keller

Sandy Keller has been helping poor and at-risk women get good jobs since she founded My Sister’s Closet in 1998. The non-profit puts women in high-end clothing, and helps them hone their interviewing and job skills through workshops and counseling. Twenty years ago, Keller worked near the Middle Way House transitional residence, and saw many of the women needed help …

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Sycamore Land Trust’s Mission: Accrediting Acreage

The Sycamore Land Trust has expanded its conservation efforts across South Central Indiana since its inception nearly thirty years ago. Now, as the Land Trust is adding another employee, WFHB Correspondent Alex Davis speaks with Sycamore Land Trust Communications Director Abby Hankel, about the extent of the Trust’s work in conservation, and the challenges they face.

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Inside the New Office for Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy on IU Campus

Slightly fewer than one out of every five women at Indiana University Bloomington have reported being sexually assaulted. The new Office for Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy is an Indiana University campus resource that aims to educate students about what constitutes sexual assault, and to provide resources for victims. While the center itself is new, Senior Director Leslie Fasone …

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