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An Inside Look at Bloomington’s Food Deserts

State legislators this year have supported legislation that takes on the problem of food deserts throughout Indiana. Reporter, Sarah Zinn, took a look at one food desert in Bloomington and she brings us that story for today’s WFHB community report. This story was produced by WFHB reporter Sarah Zinn in partnership with a journalism class Indiana University. Podcast: Play in …

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On Teenage Prostitution: Interview with Pamela Sojka of Middle Way House

Bloomington police have arrested a 14-year-old girl for prostitution. According to a report in the Herald-Times, police obtained search warrants for the girl’s Facebook page and cellphone records and found evidence she had offered sex for money. The arrest has generated concern from many in the local community. For more on this story, News Director Joe Crawford spoke with Pamela …

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Interview with Yale Professor James Scott

Tonight at 7:30, the William T. Patten Foundation at IU will host a lecture by Yale University professor James Scott. A highly recognized social scientist, Scott is scheduled to speak about a portion of Southeast Asia that has, until recently, evaded incorporation into nation states. WFHB’s Interchange Host Doug Storm spoke with Scott earlier this week and we bring you …

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Profile: Tarot Card Reader Daun Fields

Bloomington resident Dawn Fields uses Tarot cards to offer advice and guidance to people willing to believe in their powers. For more on what inspired Fields to pursue a career in tarot, Peyton Lengacher brings us this story. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:31 — 6.0MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Invasive Species Threatens Existence of Ash Trees in the Midwest

The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive beetle attacking Ash trees across the Midwest. The beetle first showed up in Bloomington in 2008, with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources confirming its presence within city limits in 2012. And now the city’s urban forester says this may be the final year for landowners to save their ash trees. WFHB’s Joshua …

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TIF District Analysis Provides Surprising Results

Tax Increment Funding Districts, commonly known as TIF districts, were originally created to boost economic development in areas where businesses and the community itself, were struggling to thrive. Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughn spoke with author Michael Hicks of Ball State University about a newly released report on TIF districts. Our feature was produced by Sarah Vaughn. Podcast: Play in …

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Hoosier Basketball Legend Shares Special Bond with a Player 60 Years his Junior

Archie Dees is a hall of famer at IU for his historic basketball career in the late 50’s when he won two Big Ten MVP’s. And Tyra Buss is currently a sophomore on the Hoosiers’ women’s team. Today, although they are 60 years apart in age, the two hold a special bond and friendship. Arthur Jones brings us that story …

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Richland Bean Blossom Schools adds ENL Resource

The Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation has a new resource for students learning to speak English. Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughn has more on that story for today’s WFHB community report. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:50 — 8.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Bloomington Resident Matt Bruce Discovers Passion for Stone Carving

For today’s WFHB community report, we bring you the story of Matt Bruce, a local resident who found his passion for stone carving after an unfortunate wake-up call. Neil Hedlund has the story for today’s WFHB community report. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:42 — 4.0MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Indiana University-Bloomington Receives Findings on School Diversity

This morning, a representative from the research and analytics firm, Halualani and Associates, presented the findings of a study into IU’s diversity efforts. Rona Halualani spoke to a group at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center in Bloomington. According to the university, the report will serve as “a baseline measurement for Indiana University in diversity achievement and progress which will provide …

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