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Bring It On! – June 20, 2016

Liz Mitchell and William Hosea welcome back the Indiana University Groups Scholars Program for the latest on the program. Groups Scholars Program Director Mary Stephenson tells of the program’s latest successes. Along with Mary two current scholars Raven Black, and Anthony Ford tell their perspective. Join us for a heartening discussion of first generation college achievement, and how “grit” wins …

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Monroe County Community School Corporation Completes Tablet Tech Pilot Program

Kacey Ross looks into the results of a new technology program at the Monroe County Community School Corporation. The program was initiated at the beginning of the 2015 school year. The one-to-one program puts a tablet device into the hands of each student. Many community members wonder if the program has been successful. This WFHB Community Report was produced by …

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Daily Local News – June 20, 2016

Indiana University announced today it plans to spend $40M on research into what is known as “precision medicine”; Indiana University’s board of trustees has approved a $53M plan to enclose part of Memorial Stadium; the Monroe County Commissioners approved more than $3M in funding for the Fullerton Pike Road Reconstruction Project; As a response to the closure of the GE …

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Activate! BTown For Bernie : Brian Winterman

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In this week’s segment of Activate, Brian Winterman describes the leap he took from “interest” to “action” to become a captain with the local chapter of the Bernie Sanders campaign, Bloomington for Bernie. Brian describes a transformation in the way he understands political action, and encourages others to become involced in causes you believe in. That’s this week on Activate! …

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GE Plant Closure Prompts Employment Agency to Begin “Rapid Response”

Ahead of the Bloomington GE Facility closure, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and WorkOne South Central Indiana have announced the activation of the state’s Rapid Response team.  The team takes action when a significant layoff or plant closure occurs, connecting displaced employees with employment assistance. WorkOne will soon provide skill assessment sessions with GE employees, help them with resumes, …

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Food Insecurity in Bloomington’s “Crestmont” Neighborhood

Impoverished areas without grocery access to health foods are increasingly drawing attention in Indiana. Known as food deserts, these areas represent health problems for those with limited resources. Correspondent Sarah Zinn looked into this complex issue in Bloomington’s Crestmont neighborhood. This WFHB Community Report was produced by Sarah Zinn in a partnership with the Spring 2016 Indiana University Media School’s …

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Islamophobia in Bloomington

The massacre at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando has inspired yet another increase in discrimination against Muslims in the United States. This is only the most recent incident that has caused many American Muslims to fear for their safety. Last fall, in Bloomington, an Indiana University student attacked a Muslim woman outside the Sofra restaurant, which brought attention to Islamophobia …

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Daily Local News – June 16, 2016

The Bloomington City Council last night approved allocating $280,000 in Jack Hopkins Social Service Funding to 24 area nonprofits; Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Todd told the County Council this week that Community Corrections needs new resources to handle roughly 220 additional offenders it will see due to a 2014 rewrite of the criminal code; The Bloomington Creative Glass …

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Candlelight Vigil for Olrando Nightclub Massacre Victims

“Candlelight Vigil for Olrando Nightclub Massacre Victims” from Daily Local News Features by WFHB. Released: 0. Genre: News/Public Affairs. A candlelight vigil in honor of the Orlando shooting victims drew more han a thousand people to Bloomington City Hall last night. The event was organized by Bloomington PRIDE. It featured speakers from many local organizations. We bring you some of …

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Better Beware – Senior Citizens

A newly-published study shows why older people are such juicy targets for scammers — they’re more likely to let their emotions run away with them.

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