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Community Agencies Affected by Proposed Federal Budget

The Trump administration’s budget blueprint released last week would ax grants that help fund a multitude of local programs serving the poor, the elderly, and the disabled. The cuts are part of a plan to add 54 billion dollars to the nation’s defense budget. On the chopping block are a three- billion-dollar national energy assistance program known as LIHEAP, and …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Nicci B.

Co-owner and arts and entertainment director of Bloomington’s LGBTQ – friendly nightclub, The Back Door, Nicci B. found her home here when she was embraced by this town’s queer community. In today’s changing political climate for queer folks, Nicci hopes to provide a safe, comfortable place for people of all gender and sexuality nonconformance. With business partner SMOOV – G, …

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A Night With Southern Indiana Ghost Hunters

Southern Indiana Ghost Hunters are dedicated to scientifically proving the presence of paranormal activity in Indiana and surrounding states. Reporter Ellen Glover recently joined them on one of their investigations at an old farm in Scott County, Indiana. The group has visited the location several times and frequently returns to check up on the ghosts they claim to have communicated …

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Interview with Nancy Richman, Executive Director for Volunteers in Medicine

Since long before the passage of Obamacare, Bloomington’s own Volunteers In Medicine has been providing free care to people who can’t otherwise afford it. And despite the health care law, the free clinic continues to see many clients. To find out more, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with the executive director of Volunteers in Medicine, Nancy Richman. We’ll hear …

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Mayoral Task Force Reviews a Report on Downtown Safety and Civility

A report on Downtown Safety and Civility is now under review by a mayoral task force. The Community Justice and Mediation Center, or CJAM, produced the report after undertaking a three-stage public deliberation process to examine issues such as panhandling, homelessness, and substance abuse in public places that led some community members to feel unsafe. One of CJAM’s public forums …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Doug Wissing

Longtime Bloomington journalist and author Douglas Wissing has been described as an adventurer. His three tours as an embedded reporter in Afghanistan have provided him with enough adventures to last a lifetime. He’s described what he’s seen in two books on America’s sixteen-year battle in history’s chronic battleground. His latest book, “Hopeless but Optimistic: Journeying Through America’s Endless War in …

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Steve Sanders speaks on LGBTQ legal issues

Last week, WFHB’s LGBTQ public affairs show, BloomingOUT, hosted a conversation with Indiana University law professor Steve Sanders. Sanders begins by addressing the Trump administration’s reversal of a directive related to transgender access to bathrooms.

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Local Entrepreneur Works to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Local entrepreneur Joe Davis is the creator of the Community Carbon Exchange, or CCX. Davis says carbon-saving actions like carpooling and walking, as well as adjustments in food and utility consumption create a carbon offset that can be sold. Individuals and companies with larger carbon footprints can then buy that offset as a way to help mitigate their own impact …

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Bloomington Solidarity Network Releases Report About Controversial MCCSC Contract

The school board at the Monroe County Community School Corporation is scheduled to vote tomorrow night on a contract that would affect the jobs of dozens of bus drivers. The proposed agreement has drawn public criticism from some local residents, including some of the drivers. Late last week the Bloomington Solidarity Network released a report describing how the contract could …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Thuy Bogart

Born in Vietnam just after the fall of Saigon, Thuy Bogart and her family left that war-torn land and lived in a refugee camp in Malaysia for a year. They came to America in 1980. When she grew up, she fell in love with tango, the steamy South American couples dance. She met her husband and future musical accompanist, Ben, …

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