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Daily Local News – March 9, 2017

The State Board of Education has denied the request for a waiver from Seven Oaks Classical School in Ellettsville; Travel on West 17th Street, east of North Crescent Road will be delayed tomorrow, according to I-69 Development Partners; The Bloomington Plan Commission got its first look at a proposed apartment complex that would surround the downtown Fifth Third Bank on …

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“They’re Not Listening To Us” — Protesters Disrupt Speech, Demand Sanctuary Campus

Protesters disrupted a State of the Campus speech yesterday by Indiana University Provost Lauren Robel. The group held a sign reading “Sanctuary Campus” and questioned Robel about how the university would protect undocumented students from the Trump administration’s attacks on immigrants. For several minutes Robel continued her address, as protesters stood silently, holding the sign in front of her. But …

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Daily Local News – March 8, 2017

Protesters disrupted a State of the Campus speech yesterday by Indiana University Provost Lauren Robel; The City of Bloomington has run into a potential roadblock in its plans to buy a strip club on South Walnut Street; The Bloomington Redevelopment Commission approved amending  the city’s consulting contract with urban design firm Anderson Bohlander to design infrastructure in the Trades District; Bloomington Mayor …

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A Night With Southern Indiana Ghost Hunters

Southern Indiana Ghost Hunters are dedicated to scientifically proving the presence of paranormal activity in Indiana and surrounding states. Reporter Ellen Glover recently joined them on one of their investigations at an old farm in Scott County, Indiana. The group has visited the location several times and frequently returns to check up on the ghosts they claim to have communicated …

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Better Beware – DNA Analysis

DNA sequencing has a lot of exciting new uses — and a lot of nasty new scammers. Don’t let anyone extract your money.

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Coming Up On Interchange: Eleanor in Love and Politics

Susan Quinn joins us to discuss her “biography of love,” Eleanor & Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady. Eleanor Roosevelt has recently been christened the “First Lady of Gay” and in Quinn’s new book we’re introduced to the woman who was likely Roosevelt’s first, and deepest, love, the journalist and writer Lorena Hickok. But, we’ll also hear …

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Interchange – Welles Before Glass: Intimacy and Propaganda in Radio

This is a special 90-minute Interchange focusing on Orson Welles in his less-appreciated role as an innovator in the WWII-era radio feature, a genre of radio mixing fact and drama that is a (largely forgotten and unacknowledged) forerunner of the radio documentary, as we know it now. (Think Ira Glass and This American Life.) We’ll discuss what the radio feature …

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Bloomington Plan Commission Reviews Plans for New Development

The Bloomington Plan Commission gave a favorable review to plans for a multi-family development at 2182 West Tapp Road in its meeting last night. Last night’s review included clarification on a request from the city for a 30-year commitment to include workforce housing in the development. Workforce housing units are cheaper to rent and are set aside for people with …

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Interview with Nancy Richman, Executive Director for Volunteers in Medicine

Since long before the passage of Obamacare, Bloomington’s own Volunteers In Medicine has been providing free care to people who can’t otherwise afford it. And despite the health care law, the free clinic continues to see many clients. To find out more, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with the executive director of Volunteers in Medicine, Nancy Richman. We’ll hear …

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Everyday People – Rehab Hospital of Indiana

A discussion with Jean Capler with Rehab Hospital about TBI (traumatic brain injury) and resources available to those with new or old injury, the Rehab Hospital is a tremendous resource.

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