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bloomingOUT – Josh Peters – July 6, 2017

Join our anchors Colin and Jessie as they discuss LGBTQ+ politics on the state and local level with Josh Peters, President of Indiana Stonewall Democrats. Indiana Stonewall Democrats are the LGBTQ+ constituency caucus of The Indiana Democratic Party. They are committed to pushing for civil equality for LGBTQ+ Hoosiers and accomplish this by endorsing, supporting, and voting for Democratic candidates …

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Mayor: Increased Enforcement Will Continue

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton stated that increased law enforcement presence of People’s Park and the downtown area had been effective during a press conference this afternoon. Hamilton– flanked by Police Chief Mike Diekhoff and Community & Family Resources Director Beverly Calendar Anderson— told the crowd gathered in the Monroe County Public Library’s auditorium that the city plans to crack down …

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Voices in the Street: “How did you spend independence day?”

Tuesday’s 4th of July holiday boasted splendid weather and the opportunity to watch Bloomington’s annual downtown parade. Voices in the Street has asked how you spent independence day and if you attended the parade what you liked most about it.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Peggy

We call them the homeless, as if they’re all alike and their entire lives can be reduced to a single descriptive word. Thousands, hundreds of thousands, up to half a million people in America may not know precisely where they’re going to sleep tonight or where their next meal will come from. A woman named Peggy is one such person. …

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Daily Local News – July 6, 2017

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton held a press conference on the increased law enforcement presence at People’s Park and in the downtown area; Demand for social workers has increased as a result of the opioid drug epidemic; Eli Lilly is working with Pfizer to create an alternative pain killer; Residents of Monroe and Owen County filed more than 2,400 federal tax …

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Eco Feature: Willy Perez On Ecotourism in Ecuador, Part 2

Eco Report correspondent Bob Kissel visited Ecuador earlier this year for a two-week bird-watching tour. Kissel interviewed the guide leading his tour, Willy Perez, about biodiversity in Ecuador, the country’s approaches to conservation, how Perez became involved with ecotourism. This is the second part of Kissel’s interview.

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EcoReport- July 6, 2017

Eco Report is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we live. Each program features timely …

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Veterans Reflect On Independence Day

Yesterday, as citizens marked the 241st anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, WFHB stopped by Bloomington’s branch of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to talk with military families about the holiday. Reporter Arjun Balasundaram brings us that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Indiana’s Oldest Bald Eagle Seen

Indiana’s oldest wild bald eagle was spotted at Lake Monroe late last month. The 29 year old bird is among the original 73 bald eagles brought to Indiana in the 1980s. Assistant Nongame Bird Biologist for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Amy Kearns, says the eagles were brought from Alaska to Indiana in hopes to restore the bald eagle …

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Five New Addiction Treatment Centers, Including One in Bloomington

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced plans to add five addiction treatment centers across the state today, including one center in Bloomington. The five centers– which state officials say will be built in Greenwood, Fort Wayne, Terre Haute, Lafayette, and Bloomington– would bring the state’s number of opioid addiction facilities up to 19. The Family and Social Services …

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