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Researchers: Asian Mental Health Stigma Creates Barrier to Treatment

The month of May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. According to the Indiana University Newsroom, roughly 2,800 Chinese students are enrolled at IU Bloomington and make more than 45 percent of the university’s International population. In today’s WFHB community report, correspondent Sheila Raghavendran looks into one particular resource that is available to those studetns: Counseling and Psychological …

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Everyday People

WFHB’s weekly community resources segment.

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Daily Local News – May 9, 2017

Marsh Supermarkets has filed a notice with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development stating that 16 stores in Indiana will close unless the company can find a new buyer or business partner; A Monroe County judge has sentenced one of the three people charged in the murder of Brittany Sater to 77 years in prison; The Venue Fine Arts & …

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Interchange – It Has Happened Here: The Handmaid’s Tale

We open with “Little Girl Blue,” written by Rodgers and Hart in 1935, and here performed by Nina Simone. The song counsels the “little girl” to simply surrender because All you can count on is the raindrops That fall on little girl blue. That Little Girl Blue comes tonight in the form Offred, the protagonist of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel …

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Bring It On! – May 8, 2017

Knock, Knock. Who’s There? Rob! Rob who? Robert Scherrell, the nation’s first college graduate awarded a degree in Stand Up Comedy is guest and teacher for aspiring comedy hosts Clarence Boone and William Hosea. Robert tells us about his path to the Individualized Major, Stand Up Comedy degree, and personal experiences as a social observer and activist as part of …

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Indiana Bicentennial Projects Cost Estimate Higher Than Expected

Indiana’s bicentennial projects are costing Hoosiers more than former Governor Mike Pence promised. That’s according to a new report from the Associated Press. Plans to pay for the projects have fallen apart, leaving the legislature to allocate $5.5M for the costs in the recently-signed state budget. The projects include the construction of a new plaza outside the Statehouse and upgrades …

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National Bikes Month Brings Special Events to Bloomington

A City of Bloomington press release announced that May is National Bikes Month. To celebrate biking, the City’s Planning and Transportation Department will be working with Monroe County Government, IU’s Bicycle Program, and the Monroe County Library to provide several special events. One upcoming event is on Wednesday, May 10th — a six-to-seven mile “Historic District Bike Ride” that will …

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Activate! Center for Women’s Ministries – Reova Meredith

Reova Meredith began the Center for Women’s Ministries, offering Bloomington women 30 years of excellent, free counseling. Having experienced the value of professional counseling herself, Reova was struck by the unfair reality that many others do not have the financial resources to access this type of care. By founding and supporting this organization, Reova has allowed countless women access to …

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Brown County Makes Final Round in Development Initiative

The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs last week named Brown County as a finalist in its Hometown Collaboration Initiative. The goal of the Hometown Collaboration Initiative, or HCI, is to coach local teams on data gathering and developing strategies that will ultimately lead to broad based support for and success of local development initiatives. The HCI program is …

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Daily Local News – May 8, 2017

Donald Trump is threatening to increase taxes on a company that is moving jobs out of Indianapolis; Indiana’s bicentennial projects are costing Hoosiers more than former Governor Mike Pence promised; A City of Bloomington press release announced that May is National Bikes Month; This year is the 25th anniversary of the nation-wide “Stamp out Hunger” food drive; Bloomington residents are …

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