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Workforce Housing at Adams Village

Adams Village on West Tapp Road is one more new housing complex that would dedicate a percentage of its units to what’s termed as workforce housing. In this instance, the developer, Regency Consolidated Residential, voluntarily offered workforce housing to the city without having to be asked. But being located in the city’s southwest quadrant, how accessible will it be to …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Soapy Soap Company

Five years ago two Indiana University alumni and one student at the time started making their own soap in the kitchen of the apartment the three shared. Now, their soap is sold in grocery and specialty stores around the region and is used in numerous hand-washing stations in restaurants and companies in and around Bloomington. The three, Mohammed A. Mahdi, …

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Dorms Crammed to Capacity

Full-time enrollment has reached an all-time high at Indiana University Bloomington. With the high number of students coming in, dorms are nearing capacity and sometimes overflowing. Jade Shoppell bring us this next story for today’s WFHB community report. The story airs as part of a partnership between WFHB and a community journalism class at the IU Media School taught by …

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UndocuHoosiers Bloomington

Indiana University students continue to ask the university to implement new initiatives to help support undocumented students. Reporter Jessica de la Cruz brings us this story about UndocuHoosiers Bloomington and its efforts to protect undocumented students. We have changed the name of one source in this story. The source, identified here as Tori Santos, is an undocumented student. This story …

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MCPL Wins Award for “Power of Words” Program

The American Library Association is awarding its Excellence in Library Programming Award to the Monroe County Public Library’s “Power of Words” program. Reporter Sarah Vaughan spoke with Library Director Marilyn Wood about the Power of Words program for today’s WFHB Community Report.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Jeffrey Isaac

Jeff Isaac is an opinionated scholar. A professor of political science at Indiana University, he has written many books, is a regular contributor to respected journals, and takes to social media to share his feelings and bring political science just a bit closer to the average person. He grew up in a typical New York City neighborhood, playing stickball and …

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Researchers: Asian Mental Health Stigma Creates Barrier to Treatment

The month of May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. According to the Indiana University Newsroom, roughly 2,800 Chinese students are enrolled at IU Bloomington and make more than 45 percent of the university’s International population. In today’s WFHB community report, correspondent Sheila Raghavendran looks into one particular resource that is available to those studetns: Counseling and Psychological …

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Brown County Makes Final Round in Development Initiative

The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs last week named Brown County as a finalist in its Hometown Collaboration Initiative. The goal of the Hometown Collaboration Initiative, or HCI, is to coach local teams on data gathering and developing strategies that will ultimately lead to broad based support for and success of local development initiatives. The HCI program is …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Michael Waterford

Michael Waterford is an explorer, writer, and adventure entrepreneur. He’s hoping to set the speed record for paddling the length of the Mississippi River in a canoe. The Mississippi is the world’s fourth longest river, coursing more than 2500 miles from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. Michael was drawn to grueling expeditions when he crossed Europe and Asia on …

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Gay Role Models Needed as Mentors

In this WFHB community report, we hear from Indiana University senior Tristan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick came out as gay when he was 15, but found that he didn’t have any gay role models to look up for guidance and support. That changed, however, when he came to IU and met Doug Bauder, director of the LGBTQ+ Culture Center at IU Bloomington. …

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