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SCOTUS Overturns Power Plant Polution Regulations

Today the U.S. Supreme Court overturned an environmental rule meant to reduce pollution from power plants. News Director Joe Crawford spoke with Hoosier Environmental Council Director Jesse Kharbanda about how the ruling could affect Indiana. We bring you that conversation for today’s WFHB community report.

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Daily Local News – June 29, 2015

Local activists and officials celebrated the Supreme Court ruling on Friday that made same sex marriage is legal in all 50 states; In the face of dramatic increases in hepatitis cases, especially among younger age groups, the Madison County health department has asked the state to declare a public health emergency there; The Monroe County Community School Corporation has received …

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Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Two: Relations

The second part of Books Unbound’s summer series on Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902) features “Lucy Tavish’s Journey “ (1867), a romantic tale read by Renee Reed that throws a few satiric elbows. Young Lucy Tavish sets out in new clothes bought by hay and cheese to have her first independent adventure, exposing herself to an unpredictable, sordid world. But before she …

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Hola Bloomington – June 26, 2015

Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington  Minerva Sosa, Carlos Bakota y Luis Hernandez hablan con abogada de inmigración Christie Popp sobre DACA, DAPA y la reforma migratoria. Además, se habla sobre las mujeres y niños que se encuentran en lugares de detención y los comentarios controversiales que hizo Donald Trump. Hola Bloomington’s hosts Minerva Sosa, Carlos Bakota and Luis Hernandez interview …

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Voices in the Street – “What issues have you with Bloomington?”

Nick’s English Hut made community news recently with a letter wherein they described illicit activity taking place outside their institution as “Bum Commerce.” And while the owners contend that the issue at hand is the illegal activity posing a danger to both customers, employees, and the community alike—regardless of the socioeconomic status of the individual—others found the use of the …

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IU Student Connects With Great-Grandfather Through Poetry

Grandma and Vince Jr

It’s rare to have an opportunity to explore the life of a family member you’ve never met. But IU student Joe Weber had a rare opportunity to do just that through an unusual medium: poetry. He brings us this story, which comes courtesy of a partnership with American Student Radio.

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Daily Local News – June 25, 2015

A hundred-sixty thousand Hoosiers will keep their health insurance subsidies offered through the Affordable Care Act; U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly wants to take a closer look at Indiana’s prescription drug monitoring program, known as INSPECT; There are plenty of cats to go around at The City of Bloomington Animal Care and Control; The College Democrats of Indiana University have written …

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EcoReport – June 25, 2015

In Today’s EcoReport Feature, Sycamore Land Trust Communications Director Katrina Folsom discusses their effort with the State of Indiana to establish the Bean Blossom Bottoms Conservation Area. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of …

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EcoReport Feature – The Bean Blossom Bottoms Conservation Area

In this EcoReport Feature, Sycamore Land Trust Communications Director Katrina Folsom discusses their effort with the State of Indiana to establish the Bean Blossom Bottoms Conservation Area.

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IN Nature – The Opossum

This IN Nature segment features the Opossum.

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