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Janae Cummings of Bloomington Pride Talks About Upcoming LGBTQ Events

Bloomington Pride is a local nonprofit dedicated to the arts, culture, education, and enrichment of the LGBTQ community of Bloomington and South Central Indiana. Reporter Sarah Vaughan talks today with Janae Cummings, the Board Chair for Bloomington Pride, about a few upcoming opportunities for the LGBTQ community and their allies to make their voices heard.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Hondo Thompson

The John Hartford Memorial Festival, a celebration of bluegrass music and its many variations, is happening now through Saturday night in Bean Blossom. WFHB’s Hondo Thompson is the new main stage emcee, taking over for the legendary Sam Jackson. The veteran host allowed Thompson to introduce American roots star Pokey LaFarge last year and now Thompson has replaced the retired …

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DLN Feature – Mother Hubbards Cupboard

Employees and volunteers at Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard food pantry find themselves advocating for more than just food security. Correspondent Sarah Vaughan has more in Today’s Community Report

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A Look Inside Indiana University Efforts to Represent Minority Populations

Indiana University has used various methods for combating the narrative that minority populations at IU are underrepresented and underfunded. Reporter Taylor Green looked into those efforts, and the way they’re perceived by the affected populations, for today’s WFHB community report. This story airs courtesy of a partnership between WFHB and a community journalism class at IU taught by Professor Michael …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Ron Eid

An article about a bike ride through New Zealand in an airline magazine inspired Ron Eid to dive into the then-changing world of journalism. Now, more than thirty years later, journalism is still in the process of becoming — although what it’s becoming hasn’t yet been fully determined. Eid is in the forefront of new media here in South Central …

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Affordable housing project really affordable?

Last week Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton announced he would ask the city to effectively give a point-six-acre piece of land to a local nonprofit that would build a housing complex there. Rents at the one- and two-bedroom apartments would range from $550 to $850. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with the director of the organization seeking to build the …

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Center for Investigative Reporting: Problematic Employment Test

An article published this morning by Reveal, from the Center for Investigative Reporting, points to serious problems with an employment test used across the country, including by the state of Indiana. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke to the author of the article, Will Evans, and we bring you their conversation now for today’s WFHB community report.

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Workforce Housing at Adams Village

Adams Village on West Tapp Road is one more new housing complex that would dedicate a percentage of its units to what’s termed as workforce housing. In this instance, the developer, Regency Consolidated Residential, voluntarily offered workforce housing to the city without having to be asked. But being located in the city’s southwest quadrant, how accessible will it be to …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Soapy Soap Company

Five years ago two Indiana University alumni and one student at the time started making their own soap in the kitchen of the apartment the three shared. Now, their soap is sold in grocery and specialty stores around the region and is used in numerous hand-washing stations in restaurants and companies in and around Bloomington. The three, Mohammed A. Mahdi, …

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Dorms Crammed to Capacity

Full-time enrollment has reached an all-time high at Indiana University Bloomington. With the high number of students coming in, dorms are nearing capacity and sometimes overflowing. Jade Shoppell bring us this next story for today’s WFHB community report. The story airs as part of a partnership between WFHB and a community journalism class at the IU Media School taught by …

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