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Affordable Care Act Enrollment Period Ends January 31st

The Affordable Care Act enrollment period will end on January 31st when the Health Insurance Marketplaces closes. The next open enrollment period will not be until the end of the year. Hoosiers are urged to take advantage of options from eight different issuers with an average of 61 different plans that can lower insurance costs by an average of 12 …

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Bill 377 to Ease Access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Hoosiers may no longer have to drain their bank accounts to receive food stamps. That is the aim of Senate Bill 377, which is working its way through Indiana Statehouse. Authored by Republican Senators Vaneta Becker and Ronald Grooms, S.B. 377 would ease access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, by removing the value of assets, such as …

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13th Annual Pride Film Festival

Bloomington celebrates diversity this weekend with the 13th annual Pride Film Festival at the Buskirk-Chumley theatre. In a BCT press release the theatre announces the three day-event that begins tonight and runs through January 30th. Featured will be performances, public discussions, and 32 queer films that express a wide range of viewpoints and appreciate diversity. A festival pass provides entrance …

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The Daily Local News – January 28, 2016

Bloomington celebrates diversity this weekend with the 13th annual Pride Film Festival at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre; Hoosiers may no longer have to drain their bank accounts to receive food stamps; PBS correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro, founder of the Under-Told Stories Project will open a Media School speaker series tomorrow afternoon; The lead plaintiff from the Supreme Court decision that …

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EcoReport – January 28, 2016

In today’s Eco-Report feature, Jeff Riegel talks about the status of the Bald Eagle in Indiana, and this week’s Eagle Watch 3 day festival at Lake Monroe. EcoReport 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 …

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The Great Horned Owl in Indiana

Today’s IN Nature segment features the Great Horned Owl. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:40 — 1.5MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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The Bald Eagle in Indiana

In today’s Eco-Report feature, Jeff Riegel talks about the status of the Bald Eagle in Indiana, and this week’s Eagle Watch 3 day festival at Lake Monroe. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:01 — 7.3MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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The Ins and Outs of Money – Money Lessons from Our Parents

Our parents taught us about money, even if they didn’t know they were doing it. What money messages did you get growing up, and which ones will you be passing on? Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:00 — 2.3MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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BloomingOUT Interviews Organizers of Bloomington Pride Film Festival

The Bloomington Pride Film Festival begins on Thursday and runs through the weekend. 32 films will be screened at the festival, which takes place at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. In the lead up to the event, WFHB’s LGBTQ+ public affairs show, BloomingOUT, has hosted conversations with the organizers. We bring you a portion of one of those conversations now, for a …

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Accountability Grades Released for Monroe County Schools

The Indiana Department of Education has released its A-F accountability grades for 2015. Monroe County Community School Corporation has maintained its overall A grade from last year, and Fairview Elementary has achieved a C grade after three consecutive years of F grades. Under recent changes enacted by the State General Assembly, no school was able to receive a lower grade …

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