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Bedford Needle Exchange Terminated

WFHB News Director Wes Martin talks with Indiana Recovery Alliance Director Chris Abert, about the Lawrence County Commissioners’ vote to end their needle exchange program.  Abert says the program was free to Lawrence County, whose seat is Bedford, and that the program saved fifty-two lives over the last year.

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Controversy Surrounds Indiana Dunes Renovation

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is perhaps the most widely known landmark in the state. The fifteen mile string of sand dunes and marshes along the southern tip of Lake Michigan are an environmentally protected area, and comprise the fourth most plant diverse ecosystem in the country. At the center of the 15,000 acre park is the aging State Park …

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Who Was Chekhov? “Three Sisters” at IU’s Wells-Metz Theatre

In today’s Community Conversation we’ll hear a selection from a recent Arts Interchange conversation about Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters,” currently in production at IU’s Wells-Metz Theatre. Interchange host Doug Storm is joined in the WFHB studios by Abby Lee, who plays Masha Prozorov, the middle of the three sisters in the play, and by Greer Gerni, the production’s dramaturg. Greer …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Jar Turner

Jar Turner started his career at WFHB as a volunteer in 2011. Soon after coming aboard, he became a paid production manager and then, in August, 2016, he took over as General Manager of Bloomington’s community radio station. One of his first acts as GM was to dissolve his old position of production manager in an effort to save money. …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Amanda Barge

Amanda Barge is a first-term Monroe County Commissioner. After winning the 2016 Democratic primary, she went on to win in last November’s general election despite the Republican Party’s statewide sweep. A licensed, practicing social worker and therapist, she’s already made news in her leadership roles in Rise to Run, a national effort to get more women on the ballot, and …

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24th Lotus Festival Brings Lots of Love

The 42nd annual Lotus Festival wrapped up this past weekend, bringing artists from all over the world to downtown Bloomington. WFHB Correspondent Jada Lucas spoke with Lotus Developmental Director Megan Hutchinson, about Lotus’ diversity or artists and opinions.

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Director of Indiana Recovery Alliance Discusses Needle Exchange Program

State prosecutors and Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill are mounting a concerted effort to close needle exchanges and harm reduction programs. In August, Madison County’s needle exchange program—one of the first in the state—was shut down. Attorney General Hill praised the decision in a widely distributed opinion piece sent to media outlets across the state. Hill also recently called into …

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Opioid Epidemic Increases CASA Workload

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) represent the interests of children remanded to state custody. Due to the opioid epidemic, CASAs have seen a growing increase in the number of children needing representation. In this WFHB Community Report, WFHB Correspondent Cole Stinson speaks with CASA volunteer Les Wadzinski and Monroe County CASA Director Kristin Bishay.

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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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