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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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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: One Year Anniversary

WFHB News Director Joe Crawford took a chance on Big Talk three years ago. The idea for a weekly regular feature on the Daily Local News spotlighting compelling people from in and around Bloomington might have been intriguing but carrying it out would be a challenge. After some fits and starts, Big Talk became a Thursday fixture on the DLN …

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Bart Everson, From Local TV Slacker-Provocateur to Atheist Religion Author

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the first episode of Rox, also known as J and B on the Rox, arguably the most controversial show ever to air on public access TV in Bloomington. The program generated outrage and calls for its removal during its hay day in the early and mid 1990s. It has also been one of …

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The Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Over five and a half million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. With the majority of that population over the age of sixty, people living with Alzheimer’s often need help from caretakers, friends, and family. WFHB Correspondent Arjun Balasundaram visited a fundraising event for the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which is scheduled for September …

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Coroner Investigation Costs Increase Due To Opioid Deaths

The Monroe County Coroner is seeing an increase in costs associated with death investigations driven by the opioid epidemic. Taxpayers are footing the bill. Reporter Sarah Vaughan spoke with Coroner Joani Shields for today;s community report.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Dan Canon

The son of a single mother, he dropped out of high school and played in a rock ’n roll band for ten years. Then he got serious about life and put himself through college and law school. In 2015 he argued before the United States Supreme Court for marriage equality and won the landmark case. Now, Dan Canon is running …

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Martinsville, Morgan County Scramble To Provide Ambulance Service

When their sole ambulance provider unexpectedly pulled out of a service agreement, Martinsville and Morgan County were left scrambling to pick up the slack. Correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us a story about local government success.

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Sheriff’s Office Considers Prioritizing Naloxone for First Responders

In a morning press release on July 11, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office stated that a lack of the anti-overdose medication Naloxone made it necessary for deputies to prioritize use of the drug on themselves and other first responders, rather than on people overdosing. Sheriff Brad Swain told WFHB News Director Wes Martin that one nasal-spray Naloxone dose existed per …

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