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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Rob Chatlos

Rob Chatlos is a long-haul trucker, who has spent countless hours alone in his rig, formulating his opinions and goals concerning Southern Indiana and the world. He’s affiliated with neither party, and has kicked off his campaign to win Indiana’s Ninth District seat in the US Congress. He joins Michael Glab on this week’s edition of Big Talk.

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NAACP Lawsuit Targets Proposed Indiana Voter Purges

WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with Indiana NAACP Director Barbara Bolling-Williams about the NAACP’s ongoing lawsuit against the state of Indiana for attempting to purge voter registration rolls.

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ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Indianapolis Homelessness Policy

The ACLU of Indiana filed a lawsuit against the city of Indianapolis earlier this month, alleging that the city was engaged in unequal enforcement of laws by targeting the homeless. WFHB News Director Wes Martin spoke with ACLU Legal Director Ken Falk this morning about the lawsuit.

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Big Talk! W/ Michael Glab: Kate Hess Pace

Kate Hess Pace comes from a long line of Hoosiers. Concerned about politics and the world around her — especially those in need — she left Indiana in 2010 to work as a community organizer in Minnesota. She has returned this year to help Southern Indiana people build blocs of power and, it’s hoped, improve their lives. Founder of Hoosier …

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New Indiana-Kentucky Planned Parenthood CEO

Christie Gillespie is taking the reins of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. Gillespie came into WFHB’s studios yesterday and spoke with News Director Wes Martin about their work in Indiana, and in Bloomington.

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Interview with Author Doug Wissing on Afghanistan

Last night, President Trump called for the nation to funnel more troops and more money into Afghanistan. In his address, the president called for the outright defeat of ISIS and Al Qaeda, while making brief references to the Taliban. Author Doug Wissing has spent many months embedded with US Army units venturing out into outlying Afghanistan regions where he learned …

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The Specter of Spice

Last month’s rash of overdoses and deaths in downtown Bloomington were caused by people selling a drug marketed as synthetic marijuana, called Spice, or K2. As WFHB Correspondent Cole Stinson tells us, it’s a potentially deadly mix of chemicals that is often more dangerous than Methamphetamines or Heroin.

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Cole Stinson reports on the correlation between the Minimum Wage & Child Abuse

A study by an IU researcher conducted earlier this year is drawing parallels between the minimum wage and child neglect cases. WFHB Correspondent Cole Stinson brings us that report on today’s Community Report.

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School Bus Scramble at MCCSC

After assuring parents and teachers of a smooth start to the school year, Monroe County Community School Corporation bungled their buses last Wednesday. WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with MCCSC spokesman Andrew Clampitt about what the School Corporation is doing to get the bus system running smoothly again and resolve the ongoing bus driver shortages.

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The Indiana Department of Transportation Takes Over Interstate 69 Construction

The Indiana Department of Transportation has finalized its takeover of the Interstate 69 section five corridor from Bloomington to Martinsville. WFHB News Director Wes Martin spoke with INDOT spokesman Scott Manning and Indiana Finance Authority spokeswoman Stephanie McFarland about the state’s arrangements.

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