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Don Giovanni’s Farewell Performance

It’s the last weekend for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni, considered by many opera critics to be the quintessential opera, and WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with Jonathon Bryan and Bruno Roberto Pimentel, who study at the IU Jacob’s School of Music. The two play the titular character, whose misadventures and refusal to change eventually doom him to be …

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Veteran Politicians Offer Advice on Being a Woman in Power

Rise to Run is a national organization working at the grass-roots level to install confidence and skill in young women with political aspirations. Sunday, the organization launched its Bloomington branch with a panel discussion by area women politicians. The event, held at city hall, drew more than 50 people. WFHB Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan reports the seasoned politicians had …

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Environmentalists, Scientists Warn Yellowwood Logging May Harm Species

Some 299 acres of Yellowwood State Forest are on the table for selective logging. As WFHB Correspondent Alex Davis reports, environmental groups, scientists and researchers are warning that dozens of endangered species roost in Yellowwood’s back country. They’re bringing their pleas to stop the Indiana Department of Natural Resources plan to Governor Eric Holcomb.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Sandy Keller

Sandy Keller has been helping poor and at-risk women get good jobs since she founded My Sister’s Closet in 1998. The non-profit puts women in high-end clothing, and helps them hone their interviewing and job skills through workshops and counseling. Twenty years ago, Keller worked near the Middle Way House transitional residence, and saw many of the women needed help …

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Sycamore Land Trust’s Mission: Accrediting Acreage

The Sycamore Land Trust has expanded its conservation efforts across South Central Indiana since its inception nearly thirty years ago. Now, as the Land Trust is adding another employee, WFHB Correspondent Alex Davis speaks with Sycamore Land Trust Communications Director Abby Hankel, about the extent of the Trust’s work in conservation, and the challenges they face.

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Inside the New Office for Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy on IU Campus

Slightly fewer than one out of every five women at Indiana University Bloomington have reported being sexually assaulted. The new Office for Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy is an Indiana University campus resource that aims to educate students about what constitutes sexual assault, and to provide resources for victims. While the center itself is new, Senior Director Leslie Fasone …

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Newly-Discovered Vonnegut Short Stories To Be Published

Five previously unpublished Kurt Vonnegut short stories are being released, after their discovery at the Indiana University Lilly Library. Vonnegut, Indiana’s most famous modern writer, died in November, 2007. Dan Wakefield, co-editor of the Complete Stories and one of Vonnegut’s long-time friends, spoke with WFHB News Director Wes Martin about the author.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Sam Stephenson

Life magazine photographer Eugene Smith accumulated thousands of hours of audio tapes and images of some of the greatest jazz musicians of the 1950s and ‘60s. Sam Stephenson found the recordings and photos in boxes and got to work preserving and archiving them, a task that led to the book The Jazz Loft Project. Stephenson joins Michael Glab on this …

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Jail Overcrowding Raises Questions

Inmates incarcerated in Monroe County are being sent to different jails around the state, due to periodic overcrowding at the Monroe County Jail. Now increasing incarceration rates across southern Indiana are beginning to stress the ability for jails to ‘trade’ inmates. WFHB Correspondent Alex Davis speaks with Monroe County Sheriff Brad Swain about the situation in the county jail, in …

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Monroe County CASA Interview with Lester Wadzinski

The Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASAs, are volunteers who monitor and testify on behalf of children who are ‘wards of the state.’ Over the past five years, the number of children in need of an advocate in Monroe County’s CASA program has quadrupled. WFHB News Director Wes Martin sat down with CASA volunteer Lester Wadzinski to discuss …

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