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Cast of Characters: Troy Kilgore

In the third installment of WFHB’s Cast of Characters series, local landscape painter Troy Kilgore sits down with reporter Amanda Marino to discuss art and tell his story of how he came to be a painter. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:28 — 19.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Daily Local News – May 20, 2015

An Indiana University Sociology professor has just released a study contradicting previous claims that lesbians and gay men make bad parents; Last week, Purdue University announced it would freeze tuition for a fourth year in a row; The city of Bloomington Utilities Department is looking for ways to make water bills more informative and simpler for customers to understand; The …

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Purdue and IU freeze tuition

Last week, Purdue University announced it would freeze tuition for a fourth year in a row. And today, IU indicated it would follow suit. IU president Michael McRobbie recommended in a statement today that IU not increase tuition for in-state students for the next two years. The IU Board of Trustees will make a final decision on that request June …

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IU Sociology Professor releases study contradicting previous claims

An Indiana University Sociology professor has just released a study contradicting previous claims that lesbians and gay men make bad parents. Professor Brian Powell partnered with the sociology department at the University of Connecticut to reanalyze the claims that children of same-sex parents have negative social, emotional and relational outcomes. The original study is known as the Regnerous Papers. It …

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Interchange – The State of Terror: Guantanamo Diary

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“The State of Terror: Guantanamo Diary” Part One: “Presenting Redacted” Joan Hawkins and Tony Brewer discuss selections of Guantánamo Diary they chose to perform as part of a collaboration between WFHB’s Books Unbound and The Writer’s Guild at Bloomington. We talk about the force of the redactions made in the text; if the narrative is effective as an “abolitionist” document; …

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Ins and Outs of Money – There’s Something (Costly) in the Air

It’s tempting to switch on the air conditioning when temperatures rise outside. Careful—that cool air is expensive. By being money smart, though, you can avoid turning on the A/C in the first place, and use it wisely when you do turn it on. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:04 — 4.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Number of New HIV Cases in Scott County Plateaus

Scott County, Indiana, has seen a surge in positive HIV cases in recent months, but data from the Indiana State Department of Health is showing the number of positive cases may be reaching a plateau. WFHB News correspondent Jordan Guskey looked in to what the numbers mean and what could explain the magnitude of the outbreak for today’s WFHB Community …

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Daily Local News – May 19, 2015

Tomorrow night the Bloomington City Council is set to decide whether to borrow forty-eight million dollars to pay for major projects including Switchyard Park; The City of Bloomingtion is limited in what it can do to respond to the recent repeal of Indiana’s Common Construction Wage law; The Monroe County Election Board has rejected all thirteen provisional ballots Bloomington voters …

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Books Unbound – “Exploring with Robert McAlmon, Part Three”

Robert McAlmon was a ubiquitous presence among the “Lost Generation” of American expatriate writers during the 1920s and ’30s in Paris. Bisexual, he entered into a marriage of appearances with the heiress and lesbian writer Bryher. With her father’s great wealth, he started a press that published the early work of many of the most famous Modernists—and paid bar tabs …

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Women in Media: Facing Inequality

Do those things that terrify you. Say yes to your audience. Be a good person. That was all advice that a panel of media professionals gave to aspiring journalists late last month. The discussion occurred on the last day of class in J200, the Indiana University School of Journalism’s introductory course on writing and reporting. The four panelists were all …

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