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Daily Local News – October 28, 2015

Governor Mike Pence has reversed his position about whether teachers should be punished for students’ ISTEP scores, at least for this year. Pence outlined his new position in a letter to state Superintendent Glenda Ritz yesterday; The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has won their challenge against a law that would have made it a level six felony for …

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Books Unbound – American Girls Horror Stories, Part Four: Body and Soul


Male fears of female domination form one of the strands of horror in “The Thing on the Doorstep” by H.P. Lovecraft, with marriage both transforming and threatening individual identity. Now recognized as a master of the genre, Lovecraft died in poverty after publishing his short fiction mainly in pulp magazines. His expressions of horror are often driven by the darkness …

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Interchange – The Shell Game of Digital Liberation


Our program today is “The Shell Game of Digital Liberation.” Segment One: The Amazonization of Everything. We’ll take a look at what Jeff Bezos hath wrought–from enterprise software management systems to just-in-time-staffing in warehouses; from “immaterial labor” to Alexa, your personal digital assistant device which is always listening to you in your home; from Human Intelligence Tasks to inactivity reports. …

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Local Water Shows Increased Levels of Disinfectant Chemicals

The Bloomington Utilities Department notified residents earlier this month that there have been increased levels of disinfectant chemicals in the local drinking water. These chemicals are known as HAA5 and TTHM. They are a byproduct of chlorine, which is used by the Department at its water treatment plant to purify the water supply. In a recent report to the Bloomington …

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An Interview with IU Feminist Student Association’s Connie Lu

For today’s WFHB community report, we bring you a conversation with the co-president of the Indiana University Feminist Student Association, Connie Lu. Lu speaks with WFHB correspondent Joshua Byron about the goals of the student group as well as the recent scandal at the local chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, which was shut down after an incident involving …

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Daily Local News – October 26, 2015

Some state representatives in Indiana are pushing for the state to pass a hate crime law; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District has agreed to buy a property that’s allegedly been contaminated by the County landfill; The Indiana State Board of Education is considering implementing cut scores for the 2014-2015 ISTEP testing; The Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Board has …

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Bring It On! – October 26, 2015

Clarence Boone and William Hosea welcome Dina Kellams, Leon Parker Taylor, Liz Mitchell and Dr. Gladys DeVane PART ONE On tonight’s show, Clarence and William welcome back Dina Kellams, director of Indiana University Archives and Records Management, along with Mr. Leon Parker Taylor, the son of Carrie Parker. They both join us along with B.I.O. contributor Liz Mitchell, for a …

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Hola Bloomington – October 23, 2015

HOLA Bloomington’s host Israel Herrera interviews members of the group Teatro Vida. Israel talks to Alyssa Schroff, Cristobal Garcia,  Joseph Germano and Valeria de Castro about the group’s mission, objectives and this upcoming performance titled La Larga Espera. Locutor de HOLA Bloomington Israel Herrera entrevistas a miembros del grupo Teatro Vida. Israel habla con Alyssa Schroff, Cristobal Garcia y Joseph …

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Standing Room Only – The Candidates’ Forum

On September 29, 2015, the League of Women Voters of Bloomington and Monroe County hosted two candidate forums, the first with mayoral candidates John Hamilton and John Turnbull, the second with City Council At Large candidates Tim Mayer, Jennifer Mickel, Andy Ruff, Susan Sandberg and Scott Tibbs. Audience questions formed the basis of the discussion, facilitated by a panel composed …

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bloomingOUT – October 22, 2015

Join hosts Ryne Shadday and Megan McCullough for a roundup of this week’s latest and greatest LGBT headlines, ranging in topic from sports and politics to television shows. The music this week was “Jack London” by Kerchief, “She Ain’t Mine” by Yoko & the Oh No’s, and “Snakeskin” by Deerhunter. Hosts Ryne Shadday and Megan McCullough Executive Producer Joe Crawford …

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