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Factory Farms Focus of Local Efforts to Curb Pollution

After spending years bringing lawsuits against factory farms across Indiana, The Hoosier Environmental Council says they’re switching gears and educating local communities.  WFHB News Director Wes Martin and WFHB Correspondent Arjun Balasundaram spoke with Hoosier Environmental Council Attorney Kim Ferraro for today’s Community Report.

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Local Teachers Chosen for STEM Fellowship

Fifteen teachers from eight counties in Southern Indiana were chosen for a two-year STEM fellowship through Regional Opportunities Initiative Incorporated. ROI’s mission is to enhance science, technology, engineering and math curriculum in area schools. As WFHB Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan reports, the STEM initiative aims to better qualify students for jobs in Indiana’s advanced manufacturing, life sciences and defense …

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Muncie School Bus Operations Face Problems as School Year Begins

Wednesday is the first day of the school year in Muncie. WFHB News Director Wes Martin reports anxiety over the city’s school bus operations.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Liz Watson

With the 2018 mid-term election 15 months away, five hopefuls already have declared their candidacy for Indiana’s Ninth District seat in Congress. Four of those candidates are Democrats, hoping to wrest the seat from first-term Republican Trey Hollingsworth. The four will jostle for the Democratic nomination during the May Primary, before going on to face the incumbent Republican in November. …

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A Conversation With Indiana Recovery Alliance’s Chris Abert

WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with Indiana Recovery Alliance Director Chris Abert, the director of the Indiana Recovery Alliance, about the current state of addiction services in Monroe County. The non-profit works in Monroe County to provide clean needles and what Abert calls ‘harm reduction’ to the area’s addicted and homeless. Full audio available below.

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Duke Energy Proposes Coal Ash Projects

When a power plant burns coal, most of the ash from the coal is not incinerated. Instead, that coal ash can sit at the bottom of a furnace, and can contain potentially harmful pollutants, including arsenic. In December of last year, Duke Energy petitioned the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to allow the company to store coal ash at four …

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How Would Obamacare Repeal Affect Indiana?

After the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act died on the floor of the US Senate last week, WFHB correspondent Arjun Balasundaram spoke with healthcare experts about how a repeal might affect Indiana residents.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Spyridon Stratigos

A man of more hats than a magician, Spyridon Stratigos, better known around town as Strats, was in on the predecessors of Bloomington’s famed vegetarian mecca, the Tao back in the late Sixties and early Seventies. He tells how he and the Uptown Cafe’s Michael Cassady created what is now one of Bloomington’s signature breakfast dishes on today’s edition of …

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Henry, Rush County Officials Battle Wind Farm Development

A company fighting an ordinance it said was discriminatory to wind energy producers, just lost a long legal battle. As WFHB Correspondent Cole Stinson tells us, the possible repercussions of that legal decision puts in peril potentially millions of dollars of revenue for residents of Rush and Henry counties.

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New Indiana Parental Notification Law Is Unconstitutional, Some say

Last month, a US District Court judge granted a temporary injunction against Indiana’s new state law allowing judges to notify the parents of a minor girl when she is seeking an abortion. Current Indiana law already requires a minor who does not have parental consent for an abortion to petition the court for the right to have the procedure. The …

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