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Manufacturing Closures in Indiana and the Trans Pacific Partnership

Last week, two large manufacturing plants in Huntington and Indianapolis announced plans to move operations to Mexico. The announcement was a major blow to workers and a setback for Indiana’s economy. It has raised concerns about other potential closures, especially as the U.S. considers signing on to an expansive new trade agreement. The state of Indiana is currently trying to …

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Group of Experts on Environmental Policy Debate Merits of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Last night a group of experts on environmental policy converged to debate the merits of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Just last week, the Supreme Court delayed the implementation of the plan, which sets limits on carbon emissions from power plants. States across the country, including Indiana, have filed lawsuits challenging the legality of the regulations. Speaking last night were …

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IU Student Finds Inspiration from His Barber

An Indiana University student found inspiration for a class assignment while visiting his barber last year. We bring you his story now for today’s WFHB community report. This story was produced as a partnership with an audio journalism class at IU. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:14 — 2.9MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Excerpt from City Council Member, Steve Volan’s Talk: “Gownsburg: How American College Campuses Became Dysfunctional Towns”

On Tuesday, Bloomington City Council member Steve Volan gave a talk regarding Indiana University’s place, both within the city of Bloomington, and also as a city in of itself. The talk was hosted by the Poynter Center at IU. Volan is a master’s candidate in the IU Department of Geography. He is also a volunteer at WFHB. We bring you …

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Supreme Court Delays Enforcement of Clean Power Plan

Yesterday the US Supreme Court announced a decision to delay enforcement of the Clean Power Plan, a federal rule implemented last August that limits carbon emissions in existing power plants. Conservative justices prevailed in a five to four vote. The delay is related to a group of lawsuits filed by state governments, including Indiana, which oppose the emission limits. WFHB …

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Cast of Characters: James Wilder

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In the WFHB series, Cast of Characters, we go looking for local people from interesting personal stories. We bring you another installment of the Cast of Characters series now with WFHB correspondent Amanda Marino. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:51 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Mayor Hamilton Addresses Downtown Parking Meter Issues

Two and a half years after they were first installed, Bloomington’s parking meters are not working as advertised. Mayor John Hamilton held a press conference on Friday to discuss problems with the meters. The parking meters were strongly supported by the previous mayor, Mark Kruzan, who ended his third term as mayor in December. We bring you a portion of …

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Interview with Abby Lee and David Koté of IU’s Macbeth

A production of Macbeth by the Indiana University Theater Department opens tomorrow evening. The director and one of the actresses spoke earlier this week with Interchange host Doug Storm. We bring you a portion of that conversation now for today’s WFHB community report. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:19 — 3.8MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Solitary Confinement of Mentally Ill Forbidden in Indiana Prisons

A new settlement agreement with the Indiana Department of Corrections looks to end the practice of putting mentally ill prisoners in solitary confinement. For more on that story, we spoke with a representative from the group that brought the lawsuit. We bring you that conversation now for today’s WFHB community report. Produced by Joe Crawford. Podcast: Play in new window …

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Indiana State Board of Education Approves Newest Round of School Accountability Grades

Last week the Indiana State Board of Education approved the newest round of school accountability grades for school corporations across the state. The grades are determined partly by using data from the standardized test known as the I-STEP. The Monroe County Community School Corporation’s Board of Trustees discussed the new grades, as well as the I-STEP scores, at a meeting …

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