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Indiana State Department of Health Works to Reduce the State’s Infant Mortality Rate

The Indiana State Department of Health launches a new hotline service this week. It’s aimed at reducing Indiana’s infant mortality rate. The MOMS helpline connects new parents with prenatal and child health services around the state. In addition to providing educational resources, the hotline includes certified navigators to assist parents with applying for public assistance programs like WIC, SNAP, and …

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The Ins and Outs of Money – Trust Me, I’m An Expert

Expert advice—sounds great, right? When it come to money, though, even experts might have an agenda. But unbiased advice from a personal finance expert is yours through the Library’s free Talk to an Expert sessions.

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Bloomington Resident Matt Bruce Discovers Passion for Stone Carving

For today’s WFHB community report, we bring you the story of Matt Bruce, a local resident who found his passion for stone carving after an unfortunate wake-up call. Neil Hedlund has the story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Daily Local News – March 1, 2016

The Indiana State Department of Health launches a new hotline service this week. It’s aimed at reducing Indiana’s infant mortality rate; A road construction project on the north side of Bloomington involves the removal of trees that are potential habitat for the endangered Indiana bat; Indiana University announced it has received the highest possible financial rating by Standard and Poor’s …

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Indiana University-Bloomington Receives Findings on School Diversity

This morning, a representative from the research and analytics firm, Halualani and Associates, presented the findings of a study into IU’s diversity efforts. Rona Halualani spoke to a group at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center in Bloomington. According to the university, the report will serve as “a baseline measurement for Indiana University in diversity achievement and progress which will provide …

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Activate! – Trashion Refashion: Kelly Wherley and Deb Christiansen

From the Activate! Archives: Kelly Wherley and Deb Christiansen on Trashion ReFashion and their experience with this great event. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. Activate! is produced by Jennifer Brooks with help from Christine Brackenhoff, along with the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. Link to Original Story.

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Daily Local News – February 29, 2016

A prominent local activist, environmental advocate, and WFHB volunteer, Lucille Bertuccio, passed away on Saturday; A committee in the Indiana legislature has passed two bills aimed at preventing methamphetamine production to full House of Representatives; The largest service event in the world is coming to Monroe County this spring; At a town hall meeting in Bedford last week, Indiana Attorney …

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Committee Pushes for Measures To Restrict Methamphetamine Production Through Pharmaceutical Restrictions

A committee in the Indiana legislature has sent two bills aimed at preventing methamphetamine production to the full House of Representatives for a vote. With Senate Bill 80 pharmacists will be able to establish some customers as “patients on record,” meaning a patient who has a relationship with the pharmacy. New customers would have to have a prescription if they …

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Arts Interchange – Carmen As Other

Courtney Bray as Carmen at Musical Arts Center (Indiana University)

This program focuses on Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera Carmen, which is being produced by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Opera & Ballet Theater. Bizet’s Carmen, our guests tell us, is one of the top 3 most performed operas in the world today after a rather rocky start in its day. Carmen, the fiery gypsy cigarette girl, gets any …

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Interview with Courtney Bray and Marianthi Hatzis of IU Opera’s Carmen

Some have called Carmen the “gateway” opera. Many of the songs in the work have been used in commercials and have been adapted to other musical purposes. A production of Carmen opens tomorrow at the IU Opera Theater. WFHB’s Doug Storm spoke with two members of the cast, Courtney Bray and Marianthi Hatzis, who perform their roles on February 26th …

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