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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.

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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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Bring It On! – May 18, 2015

William Hosea and Liz Mitchell welcome Jim Mitchell and Clarence Boone. PART ONE On tonight’s show, William and Liz welcome Jim Mitchell and B.I.O. Producer Clarence Boone. They join our host for an open dialogue roundtable on current events of interest for the black community. PART TWO Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community. CREDITS …

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Daily Local News – May 18, 2015

County officials say they are confident that a recent sediment spill into Richland Creek has been remediated; The rural Southern Indiana town of French Lick, population 1,800, is expecting 40,000 plus visitors this week for the Senior PGA Championship; U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana has publicly speculated there could be a connection between the HIV outbreak plaguing Scott County …

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Hola Bloomington – May 15, 2015

Hola Bloomington’s hosts Luis Hernandez, Carlos Bakota and Araceli Gomez-Aldana discuss Latino or Hispanic identity in the United States. What it means to be Latino or Hispanic; where these terms came from and who uses them. Also, is this ethnic group really “Latinos Unidos” here in the United States? Los locutores de Hola Bloomington Luis Hernández, Carlos Bakota y Araceli …

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