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Drag Queen Storytime Sparks Debate

A new addition to Monroe County Public Library’s children’s programming has sparked heated public debate on the Herald Times’ website. On July 21st, the library is scheduled to host two local drag queens, as they read stories to children and sing songs while dressed in drag. The event was planned by the children’s librarians at the Monroe County Public Library. …

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Interchange – White Lies to Brown Women: The Disingenuous Feminism of the Right

Our opening song is “Lagi” by Aziza Brahim, and she provides all the music for the program. Lagi is Arabic and means Refugee–the song’s opening line is “Ever since I arrived in this world I have lived as a refugee.” In our show today with Sara Farris we’ll ask, what’s behind the right-wing demand for women’s rights in the context …

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Everyday People: Parks and Recreation

Julie Ramey is the Community Relations Manager with Parks and Recreation, in this interview she discusses 1/2 price pool days, free music at various locations and the existence of the Leisure Companion/Inclusive Recreation volunteers who are available to assist those with disabilities in accessing Parks & Recreation programs and activities.

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Daily Local News – July 11, 2017

Monroe County Sheriff Brad Swain says he’s instructing his deputies to reserve use of the anti-opioid drug Naloxone for themselves, due to a shortage of the drug; A new addition to Monroe County Public Library’s children’s programming has sparked heated public debate on the Herald Times’ website; Several of the nation’s largest internet-based companies are staging a protest on Wednesday, …

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Sheriff’s Office Considers Prioritizing Naloxone for First Responders

In a morning press release on July 11, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office stated that a lack of the anti-overdose medication Naloxone made it necessary for deputies to prioritize use of the drug on themselves and other first responders, rather than on people overdosing. Sheriff Brad Swain told WFHB News Director Wes Martin that one nasal-spray Naloxone dose existed per …

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Bring It On! – July 10, 2017

Best Wishes Joe! Hosts Clarence Boone and Cornelius Wright honor News Director Joe Crawford. Joe is leaving WFHB after 5 years for colder weather and the news story in his next community. Clarence, Cornelius, and Joe discuss behind the scenes topics about public affairs programming including African-American public affairs programming. PART ONE Hosts Clarence Boone and Cornelius Wright honor News …

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Rise To Run Helps Young Women Rise To Their Political Aspirations

Rise to Run is a national organization working at the grass roots level to install confidence and skill in young women with political aspirations. The organization’s local branch has been holding a series of information sessions. Last week’s session drew a crowd of 45 women in a range of ages. WFHB Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan attended last week’s session, …

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Daily Local News – July 10, 2017

Former Indiana University basketball coach Bob Knight allegedly groped four female staff members during a speaking engagement in 2015; Yogi’s Bar & Grill will close it’s doors at the end of July; Bloomington’s League of Women Voters is sponsoring a 1.8-mile walk, the Gerrymander Meander, on Sunday; Citizens may apply for vacant seats on Bloomington’s Commission on Hispanic and Latino …

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Bob Knight Accused of Groping Intelligence Staff

Former Indiana University Men’s Basketball coach Bob Knight is back in the headlines. According to a Washington Post investigation, Knight allegedly groped four female staff members during a speaking engagement in 2015 at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Knight was invited to speak at the military intelligence agency by his long-time friend and current director of the NGA, Robert Cardillo. …

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Yogi’s Closes After IU Buyout

Yogi’s Grill & Bar will close its doors for the last time at the end of this month. The popular sports bar sold its lot to Indiana University last August, and had until August of next year to vacate their property. Yogi’s manager Patrick Cullen said the decision to close the business early was largely in deference to staff members. …

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