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Bedford Needle Exchange Terminated

WFHB News Director Wes Martin talks with Indiana Recovery Alliance Director Chris Abert, about the Lawrence County Commissioners’ vote to end their needle exchange program.  Abert says the program was free to Lawrence County, whose seat is Bedford, and that the program saved fifty-two lives over the last year.

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Flare-lit Tip-offs

  How to identify when an imposter wants your information for nefarious purposes. Scams and swindles today are using some common elements which are easy to spot if you know what to look for. These red flags should be obvious — but some people still need to learn them.

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Standing Room Only: Islamophobia Discussion and Nuclear Dangers

On September 26, Indiana University’s Pi Lambda Phi and the Center for the Middle East held a discussion about Islamophobia. It was moderated by IU Department of Religious Studies professor Kevin Jaques. The panelists were Luma Khabbaz, the president of the Muslim Student Association and Dr. Abdul Kareem Baram, the director of public relations for the Islamic Center of Bloomington. …

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Interchange – Walking the Talk: The Revolutionary Abolitionist Benjamin Lay

Today, the curious case of Benjamin Lay: Englishman, Quaker, cobbler, sailor, cultural shock firebrand, cave dweller, autodidact, animal liberationist, and outspoken critic of the hypocrisy of slave-owning Quakers in 18th century Pennsylvania. He would become known as one of the last radicals of the English revolution — an uprising in the mid 17th century against royal power, and an early …

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Controversy Surrounds Indiana Dunes Renovation

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is perhaps the most widely known landmark in the state. The fifteen mile string of sand dunes and marshes along the southern tip of Lake Michigan are an environmentally protected area, and comprise the fourth most plant diverse ecosystem in the country. At the center of the 15,000 acre park is the aging State Park …

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Everyday People: Caregiver University

In this episode of Everyday People, Stacey and Courtney discuss upcoming events surrounding Caregiver University: Hands-On Skills for Family Caregivers. This is an event that is being held on October 20, 2017 from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Monroe County Public Library. Caregiver University: Hands-On Skills for Family Caregivers

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Duke Energy Releases Records of Indiana Coal Ash Ponds After Environmental Groups Threaten Legal Action

Duke Energy is releasing records of its Indiana coal ash ponds after being threatened by legal actions from environmental groups. According to a statement issued by Wabash Riverkeeper, The Waterkeeper Alliance and the Hoosier Environmental Council, the dump sites contain hazardous amounts of chemicals that can cause brain damage and cancer. Duke Energy previously refused requests to release the information. …

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Daily Local News – October 17, 2017

Duke Energy is releasing records of its Indiana coal ash ponds after being threatened by legal actions from environmental groups; The US Forest Service will be conducting controlled burns in Hoosier National Forest; Democratic Party contenders for Indiana’s 9th Congressional District have released the results of the first quarter of fundraising efforts; This morning, the Lawrence County Commissioners decided to …

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Who Was Chekhov? “Three Sisters” at IU’s Wells-Metz Theatre

In today’s Community Conversation we’ll hear a selection from a recent Arts Interchange conversation about Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters,” currently in production at IU’s Wells-Metz Theatre. Interchange host Doug Storm is joined in the WFHB studios by Abby Lee, who plays Masha Prozorov, the middle of the three sisters in the play, and by Greer Gerni, the production’s dramaturg. Greer …

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Ellettsville FD Now Answering Only Life-Threatening Calls

The Ellettsville Fire Department will now only respond to life-threatening calls. Ellettsville Fire Chief Mike Cornman says he needs to reduce  the number of calls his fire department responds to in order to stay within its budget and current staffing levels. Cornman’s remarks were made during the Ellettsville Town Council meeting last week. During the meeting, Cornman told the town …

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