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Standing Room Only: Notches in the Rust Belt

From May 31 to June 3, the Working Class Studies Association held their annual conference at Indiana University. Each day, there were several rounds of panels and speakers. On June 1, one of the panels focused on class and labor issues in the American Rust Belt. Panelists included James Rhodes from the University of Manchester, Jackie Gabriel from Western State …

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Interchange – The Masks of Democracy: A Conversation with Nick Xenos

In a piece called “Jazz Democracy,” a Slate review of The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, January 1965-June 1968, Adam Shatz writes: It’s a commonplace that jazz is the musical expression of American democracy. The unfortunate truth is that jazz more often resembles the daytime talk show: Everyone gets his or her say before the floor …

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Activate! – Krimson Leadership Academy & Real Men Read: Brian Richardson

Brian Ricardson

Original Air Date: 6/26/2017 Brian Richardson Jr. challenges others to achieve greatness, on the campus at Indiana University (IU), and in the community. As the Assistant Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion for the IU School of Public Health, he is passionately devoted to the professional development of students. Off campus, he serves as a youth mentor and an advocate …

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Everyday People: Project Lifesaver

WFHB’s weekly community resources segment. In this week’s segment, we hear from a local fire fighter Paul Ford about a project aimed at protecting vulnerable residents.

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Inside Bloomington’s Annual Arts Fair On The Square

The annual Arts Fair on the Square was held this past weekend in downtown Bloomington. Correspondent Arjun Balasundaram was on hand for the fair and he brings us this report.

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INvets: A Nationwide Initiative To Help Military Veterans Find Jobs

An Indiana company is preparing to launch a nationwide initiative to help military veterans find jobs. The company, Conexus Indiana, is focusing their efforts on the manufacturing industry. WFHB spoke with the workforce development manager at Conexus, Wes Wood, about the initiative, which is known as INvets. “INvets came as a result of a number of large companies that we …

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Daily Local News – June 20, 2017

A new Fresh Thyme grocery store is expected to open in College Mall by next year; Indiana’s gas tax is scheduled to increase by ten cents a gallon starting next Saturday, July 1st; The Bloomington Plan Commission is working its way through a final round of amendments to the city’s draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan; Governor Eric Holcomb has spent the …

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IU Researchers ID Gene That Blocks Insect-Borne Pathogens

Researchers at Indiana University Bloomington have been able to identify a specific gene necessary to block insect-borne pathogens that transmit diseases like Dengue Fever, as well as the Zika and West Nile viruses. The study employed a common bacterium called Wolbachia. It was published last week in the medical journal PLoS Pathogens. Irene Newton, an assistant Professor of Biology and …

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“Take Back Peoples Park” Community Picnic

Several dozen people gathered at Peoples Park yesterday evening, partly in response to increased police patrols in the area. The event was billed as a Community Picnic to Take Back Peoples Park. In recent weeks, the Bloomington Police Department has hired additional officers and focused patrols on Peoples Park, an area that has often been frequented by people experiencing homelessness. …

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Accidents Up On I-69 Section 5 Stretch

There has been a nearly 48% increase of car accidents on Section 5 of Interstate 69 since construction started in 2014. That’s according to a report today in the Indianapolis Star. Citing data provided by the Indiana Department of Transportation, the newspaper reports there were 354 crashes in 2016, 4 of which were fatal. This is a stark difference from …

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