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“The Hijabi Diaries”

Today we bring you a new episode of the Hijabi Diaries, a local podcast produced with the Islamic Center of Bloomington. In today’s episode, we hear from Meryem, a woman who has experienced a lot of prejudice since moving to Bloomington, more than she did when she was an undergraduate student in New Hampshire in the early 2000’s. She fears …

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Daily Local News – May 26, 2016

Last night the Bloomington City Council had its first public conversation about whether to support a new local income tax; Indiana University filed a lawsuit yesterday challenging fetal tissue regulation in House Enrolled Act 1-3-3-7; An Indiana healthcare facility has been targeted with ransomware in recent weeks. FEATURE Today we bring you a new episode of the Hijabi Diaries, a …

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Citizens Suing for Transparency on Anti-Solar Bill

Last month the Indiana Supreme Court handed down a ruling that dismayed many open government advocates. The Court ruled that Indiana legislators have the legal right to keep some public records secret. The records in question surround what some called the Anti-Solar Bill. That bill was introduced in 2015 would have reduced the financial incentives for homeowners to install solar …

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Profiles: Local Martial Artist Arlo Welty

Local martial artist Arlo Welty has learned a lot from years of teaching and training. Martial arts teaches him how to balance business and family, and when to use caution or take risks. Indiana University student and reporter Sarah Whaley brings us his story.

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The Act of Seeing – Motorcyle Awareness Month Safety Tips

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are more than 26 times more likely to die in a traffic accident than those driving or riding in cars. Motorcycle Safety and Awareness campaigns are launched every May to encourage both motorist and motorcycle riders to be aware of each other. Today I spoke with local officials and academics about …

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ACLU Wins Suit Against Indiana Medicaid

A new ruling from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is contesting the state of Indiana’s decision to cut benefits for some disabled residents. For today’s WFHB community report, correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us the story of that case and what it could mean for Indiana. In a separate case, the Indiana ACLU has a pending lawsuit against the Family …

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Graduates Job Hunting, With Tattoos

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With the school year now over, many college students and graduates have embarked on journeys to score jobs or internships. One question that some students should be asking is whether a tattoo could be a professional liability. Jordan Morgan, a journalism student at IU, investigated the evolving opinions of tattoos in society and in the workplace.

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Indiana Joins Movement to Amend U.S. Constitution

As disdain and distrust of the U.S. federal government remains high, with a recent Gallup poll putting Congressional approval at a meager 13%, some state legislative bodies across the country are using a less well known means of passing constitutional amendments in order to circumvent Washington. Correspondent Joshua Fleck takes us inside the story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Monroe County Corrections Plans to Monitor More Low-Level Felons

Monroe County Community Corrections was recently awarded $1.3 million in grant money from the Indiana Department of Corrections. The County’s Chief Probation Officer, Linda Brady, said the additional state funds were to help pay for changes put in place by the state legislature two years ago, when lawmakers did a major re-write of the Indiana Criminal Code. The changes made …

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“Rock n Roll at 60: Race & Music & Message at the Dawn of the Civil Rights Movement” Presented by Bill Doggett

This morning, Indiana University hosted the first sessions as part of the 50th annual Association for Recorded Sound Collections conference. One of the first presentations centered on the function that rock and roll music performed in the Civil Rights movement beginning in the 1950s. The session was titled Rock n Roll at 60: Race & Music & Message at the …

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