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IU Researchers ID Gene That Blocks Insect-Borne Pathogens

Researchers at Indiana University Bloomington have been able to identify a specific gene necessary to block insect-borne pathogens that transmit diseases like Dengue Fever, as well as the Zika and West Nile viruses. The study employed a common bacterium called Wolbachia. It was published last week in the medical journal PLoS Pathogens. Irene Newton, an assistant Professor of Biology and …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Pete Buttigieg

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has gained national attention for reviving his once-dying city and for his spirited run for Democratic National Committee chair this past winter. Major publications and television news programs have speculated on his chances to become a valid candidate for his party’s nomination for president in 2020. In the midst of a cross state tour this …

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I-69 Construction Faces Funding Problems

As the public-private partnership responsible for building Section 5 of I-69 falters, some local residents are saying ‘I told you so.’ Correspondent Lyndsay Jones has more on that story in today’s WFHB community report.

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Penny Caudill of the Monroe County Health Department Speaks about Hepatitis C

According to the Centers for Disease Control, Baby Boomers — those born between 1945 and 1965 — are five time more likely to have Hepatitis C than other populations. A chronic Hepatitis C infection can cause liver damage. In fact, the disease is the leading cause of liver cancer and liver transplants, according to the CDC. Sarah Vaughan spoke about …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Emma Johnson

Prisons are a big business in America today. A number of recent books have addressed the burgeoning inmate population as well as the growing profits to be had in what many are calling the “prison industrial complex.” A group of activists in Bloomington hopes to remind us that prison inmates still are human beings and they’ve created the radio program …

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Bookstores Becoming Endangered Species

Local bookstore owners in southern Indiana say university towns are keeping a love of physical books alive. And outside that university bubble, other bookstore owners are trying to do the same. Dominick Jean brings us that story in today’s WFHB community report. This story airs courtesy of a partnership between WFHB and a journalism class at the IU Media School …

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Monroe County Is Considering Buying Drones

Some local officials would like to see the Monroe County government using drones. That includes the Sheriff’s Department. Correspondent Lyndsay Jones has that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Janae Cummings of Bloomington Pride Talks About Upcoming LGBTQ Events

Bloomington Pride is a local nonprofit dedicated to the arts, culture, education, and enrichment of the LGBTQ community of Bloomington and South Central Indiana. Reporter Sarah Vaughan talks today with Janae Cummings, the Board Chair for Bloomington Pride, about a few upcoming opportunities for the LGBTQ community and their allies to make their voices heard.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Hondo Thompson

The John Hartford Memorial Festival, a celebration of bluegrass music and its many variations, is happening now through Saturday night in Bean Blossom. WFHB’s Hondo Thompson is the new main stage emcee, taking over for the legendary Sam Jackson. The veteran host allowed Thompson to introduce American roots star Pokey LaFarge last year and now Thompson has replaced the retired …

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DLN Feature – Mother Hubbards Cupboard

Employees and volunteers at Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard food pantry find themselves advocating for more than just food security. Correspondent Sarah Vaughan has more in Today’s Community Report

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