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Daily Local News – April 27, 2017

Hoosiers are coming together this Saturday to participate in a march for jobs, climate justice and clean energy; A task force assembled by Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton is recommending more police officers patrol the downtown area; U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young met this week with officers and leadership from law enforcement agencies across Central Indiana to discuss a …

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Daily Local News – April 26, 2017

Indiana governor Eric Holcomb vetoed a bill that would have increased costs for members of the public seeking to access government records. The Monroe County Community School Corporation has approved an increase in meal prices for the 2017-2018 school year. The Indiana State Police are once again partnering with the Indiana Drug Abuse Task force to collect expired, unused and …

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Ban the Box – Governor Holcomb Supports State but not Local efforts for Job Applicants

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced he has plans for the state of Indiana to change the way it screens the criminal histories of job applicants. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with a policy analyst at an organization that advocates for what is known as ban the box legislation.

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Breaking Free from Prejudice – How values change in a University Setting

As part of an assignment in a journalism class at the IU Media School, Greg Gottfried examined his relationship with his high school friends and his anxieties about leaving Bloomington and the diversity found in a University town. This story is courtesy of a partnership between WFHB and a journalism class at the IU Media School taught by Amy Gastelum

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Standing Room Only: A Conversation with Thomas Frank

On Friday, March 24th, author Thomas Frank came to Bloomington to promote his book Listen, Liberals. Frank talked about modern democratic party, the essence of its philosophy, and how it has changed over the years. Frank is also the author of What’s the Matter with Kansas, Pity Billionaire, and The Wrecking Crew. The lecture took place at the IU School …

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Charter for Seven Oaks Classical School Challenged by Lawsuit

A group of public education advocates filed a lawsuit in federal court today seeking to revoke the charter of Seven Oaks Classical School in Ellettsville. The suit was filed by the local chapter of the Indiana Coalition for Public Education, which is chaired by Monroe County Community School Board member Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer. The coalition is challenging the constitutionality of the …

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Mayor Hamilton Interview: Company Calls Off Broadband Network Plans

The Canadian company, Axia, has called off its plans to help build a high-speed broadband network throughout the city of Bloomington. To find out what that might mean for the city’s long-term plans, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke this morning with Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton. We bring you their conversation now for today’s WFHB community report.

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Everyday People: Health Insurance Navigation

Hannah and Katie discuss Covering Kids and Families, a free resource available for navigating the often confusing health insurance sign up and enrollment process.

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Daily Local News – April 25, 2017

A group of public education advocates filed a lawsuit in federal court today seeking to revoke the charter of Seven Oaks Classical School in Ellettsville; The filing of the Seven Oaks lawsuit comes just more than a week after it came to light that Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation is taking a financial hit because it is losing students …

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Interchange – The Stones of Reason: Athol Fugard’s My Children! My Africa!

Direct action and reform politics meet in Apartheid South Africa in playwright Athol Fugard’s 1989 play My Children! My Africa! Within the ruling class, apartheid violence of white South Africa sits a play with a seeming taste for moderation and order in debate, and the recognition of the political uses of speech. But the debate is not just between the …

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