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Activate! – Global Gifts: Mary Megan Walker

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Mary Megan Walker on her service learning and volunteering with Global Gifts and Fair Trade Bloomington. Also, volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS Global Gifts My Sister’s Closet Opportunity House

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Religious Freedom Restoration Act

A bill known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is working its way through the Indiana legislature. The law would provide protection to individuals, businesses and churches that deny services based on claims of religious belief. On Thursday, WFHB’s LGBTQI+ program, Bloomingout, discussed the bill with Steve Sanders, a law professor at Indiana University. The show was hosted by Erica …

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Daily Local News – February 23, 2015

An Indiana senate bill could place further restrictions on abortion in the state. Senate Bill 334 would make it illegal to perform an abortion if the decision is based on a fetus’s sex or disability; The Indiana Youth Institute has released the 2015 Kids Count data book, an assessment of childhood wellbeing across the state; The Monroe County Solid Waste …

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Books Unbound – “The Mulatto” by Victor Séjour

“The Mulatto” first appeared in 1837 in an anti-slavery magazine published by free people of color in France. Its author was the 19-year-old Victor Séjour, who had come as a student to Paris from New Orleans. Séjour was a French-speaking person of color whose baptismal record identifies him as a free quadroon. His father had come to New Orleans among …

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Hola Bloomington – February 20, 2015

Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Maria Auxiliadora Viloria y Minerva Sosa​ platican con la comisión de asuntos hispanos y latinos de Bloomington. Hablan sobre la misión de la comisión y asuntos que involucran a la comunidad Latina en Bloomington. Hola Bloomington hosts Maria Auxiliadora Viloria, Luz Lopez and Minerva Sosa interview The City of Bloomington’s Commission on Hispanic and Latino …

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bloomingOUT – February 19, 2015

Tonight, our hosts Erica Dorsey, Ryne Shadday, and Jeff Jewel interview IU Mauer School of Law Professor and Huffington Post Contributor, Steve Sanders, about an important upcoming Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriages. They also discuss the Religious Liberty Bill that is moving through the Indiana Statehouse, as well as a complaint filed by Ashlee and Ruby Henderson with the …

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New teen services and digital creativity center

The new teen services and digital creativity center at the Monroe County Public Library is set to open in a matter of days. Kevin MacDowell, the manager of the center, gave an update on the status of the center at a Library Board meeting yesterday. MacDowell said the space would be virtually ready for a Friends of the Library event …

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40-acre subdivision construction delayed

The Monroe County Plan Commission delayed a vote Tuesday on whether to allow a new 40-acre subdivision west of Bloomington. Jackie Scanlan, senior planner with the county, recommended the commission approve new zoning for the subdivision, despite what she acknowledged were concerns from neighbors about drainage issues on the property. The Monroe County Drainage Board also approved of the plan …

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Monroe County Deer Study

Professor Timothy Carter of Ball State University gave a presentation Monday night in the Bloomington City Council chambers. Carter discussed his study of deer behavior and biology in Monroe County. Only part of Carter’s research is complete. We bring you a portion of Carter’s talk now for today’s WFHB community report.

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Daily Local News – February 19, 2015

There’s no need to pay the parking meters in downtown Bloomington the next few days; The proposed extension of I-69 from Martinsville to Indianapolis has been a hot topic for Hoosiers, and now INDOT is providing citizens with an opportunity to express their concerns in a public forum;The Monroe County Plan Commission delayed a vote Tuesday on whether to allow …

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