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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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Indiana General Assemby Passes Law to Decrease Risk of Cervical Cancer

The Indiana General Assembly this year passed a bill aimed at reducing deaths from cervical cancer among Hoosier women. Representative Sharon Negele of Indianapolis authored the bill, which has now been signed into law. In a press release last week, Rep. Negele said: “The disease is almost entirely preventable by receiving regular screenings, avoiding certain risk factors and getting vaccinated …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Heather Bradshaw

With medical marijuana gradually becoming a legal norm across the country, questions remain about how it works — and why. Bloomington is one of the world’s centers for research into the effects of the many types of cannabis plant. Heather Bradshaw heads a lab in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences looking into the active compounds in pot and …

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Large Police Presence Criticized At Charles Murray Talk

A much-criticized speech at Indiana University last night became the site of a clash between police and protesters. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford has more on that story in today’s WFHB community report.

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Adult learning at the Monroe County Public Library

It’s never too late to start learning—and there are compelling reasons not to put learning off. Adult education in our community is found in many forms, from the workforce development programs at Ivy Tech Community College and WorkOne, to the professional development and corporate training required by many career fields. A number of adults in Monroe County also lack the …

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Sarah Vaughan speaks with Doris Sims

Last Month, President Trump released a budget blue print that would cut grant funding that drives a multitude of local programs, including those administered by the City of Bloomington’s department of Housing and Neighborhood Development, or HAND. Last month we explored how those proposed funding cuts would impact seniors in our community. This month, reporter Sarah Vaughan spoke with HAND …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Annette Oppenlander

Bloomington author Annette Oppenlander was a success in finance and banking as well as public relations and then, late in life, realized she loved writing. She’s authored three young adult science fiction fantasies and this month has released her fourth novel, a coming of age love story set in World War II Germany entitled, “Surviving the Fatherland.” Much of the …

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Volunteer-Run Addiction Program Forced Out of County Jail, Makes Room for New State-Funded Program

For the past seven years, Christopher Haynes has led meetings in a special dorm at the Monroe County Jail. The dorm is set aside for inmates with addiction issues. Haynes spends an hour a week talking with inmates on subjects including meditation and spirituality. Participants have described activities ranging from the dissection of Leonard Cohen lyrics, to discussions based on …

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Bloomington City Council Discusses Gun Regulations

The Bloomington City Council has approved a resolution urging state lawmakers to give them back the right to regulate guns. Since 2011, the state of Indiana has prohibited local governments, such as the city of Bloomington, from regulating the use of firearms. In a meeting last week, members of the city council denounced that prohibition, as well as the state …

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