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Interchange – The Shell Game of Digital Liberation

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Our program today is “The Shell Game of Digital Liberation.” Segment One: The Amazonization of Everything. We’ll take a look at what Jeff Bezos hath wrought–from enterprise software management systems to just-in-time-staffing in warehouses; from “immaterial labor” to Alexa, your personal digital assistant device which is always listening to you in your home; from Human Intelligence Tasks to inactivity reports. …

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Local Water Shows Increased Levels of Disinfectant Chemicals

The Bloomington Utilities Department notified residents earlier this month that there have been increased levels of disinfectant chemicals in the local drinking water. These chemicals are known as HAA5 and TTHM. They are a byproduct of chlorine, which is used by the Department at its water treatment plant to purify the water supply. In a recent report to the Bloomington …

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An Interview with IU Feminist Student Association’s Connie Lu

For today’s WFHB community report, we bring you a conversation with the co-president of the Indiana University Feminist Student Association, Connie Lu. Lu speaks with WFHB correspondent Joshua Byron about the goals of the student group as well as the recent scandal at the local chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, which was shut down after an incident involving …

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Daily Local News – October 26, 2015

Some state representatives in Indiana are pushing for the state to pass a hate crime law; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District has agreed to buy a property that’s allegedly been contaminated by the County landfill; The Indiana State Board of Education is considering implementing cut scores for the 2014-2015 ISTEP testing; The Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Board has …

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Bring It On! – October 26, 2015

Clarence Boone and William Hosea welcome Dina Kellams, Leon Parker Taylor, Liz Mitchell and Dr. Gladys DeVane PART ONE On tonight’s show, Clarence and William welcome back Dina Kellams, director of Indiana University Archives and Records Management, along with Mr. Leon Parker Taylor, the son of Carrie Parker. They both join us along with B.I.O. contributor Liz Mitchell, for a …

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Hola Bloomington – October 23, 2015

HOLA Bloomington’s host Israel Herrera interviews members of the group Teatro Vida. Israel talks to Alyssa Schroff, Cristobal Garcia,  Joseph Germano and Valeria de Castro about the group’s mission, objectives and this upcoming performance titled La Larga Espera. Locutor de HOLA Bloomington Israel Herrera entrevistas a miembros del grupo Teatro Vida. Israel habla con Alyssa Schroff, Cristobal Garcia y Joseph …

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Governor Pence Hears Some Pushback from Northwest Indiana Federation of Interfaith Orginization

Indiana Governor Mike Pence heard some pushback yesterday afternoon as he was celebrating what his administration calls economic successes. Pence spoke in Gary at a luncheon put on by the Gary Chamber of Commerce. According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, Pence focused his comments on the decreasing unemployment rate in Gary. He says the rate is currently 5.4 …

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Voices in the Street – The Debt Limit: Will your Party Raise the Roof

With the forthcoming deadline to raise the ceiling on the nation’s debt approaching fast, US lawmakers as well as the president of the United States must decide whether or not increase our self-imposed credit limit. Some regard raising the limit as routine government business for a super power with a high credit rating. Others decry the move to raise the …

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Interview with Zac Little of Saintseneca

WFHB correspondent Doug Storm talks to singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Zac Little of Saintseneca, an American folk rock band from Columbus, Ohio. The band is performing tonight at the Bishop. Storm talks with Little about songwriting, God, the devil, the Tao of Physics, and the Necker Cube in this selection from the WFHB segment, Arts Interchange. Storm begins by asking Little …

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Bloomington City Council Passes a Resolution in Support of Planned Parenthood

The Bloomington City Council passed a resolution last night in support of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. The measure states that Planned Parenthood’s work saves money, saves lives and improves local quality of life. Council members Dorothy Granger, Tim Mayer and Susan Sandberg sponsored the resolution. Council member Granger is a staff member at WFHB. At the beginning of …

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