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Urgent Need for Foster Families

An increase of children in the child welfare system is sparking an urgent need for foster families. Sarah Vaughan speaks with Jamie Lawrence Nickels with the local office of the Indiana Division of Child Services, about the fostering process. We bring you their conversation now for today’s WFHB community report.

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Daily Local News – June 22, 2016

Lawmakers and web-based businesses have been scrambling over the past week to respond to a new court ruling on net neutrality; The City of Bloomington is taking advantage of I-69 construction to expand its digital connectivity; Although Hoosiers have a DO NOT CALL list, scammers sometimes ignore it; Pollinators such as bees and butterflies are responsible for 35 percent of …

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Interchange – The Hijabi Diaries: Muslim Women Speaking for Themselves

Anna Maidi and Aubrey Seader are interviewed by the Indiana Daily Student for a story about their Muslims of Bloomington project. (TAE-GYUN KIM / INDIANA DAILY STUDENT)

For today’s Interchange we bring you a special anthology episode of the local podcast “The Hijabi Diaries” which is a joint production of the Islamic Center of Bloomington and friends Aubrey Seader and Anna Maidi. Seader writes of the project on her website that she and Maidi, started hearing more and more anti-Muslim rhetoric coming out of the mouths of …

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The Ins and Outs of Money – Congrats!

Earning your degree is a milestone in life, but it’s just the beginning of a whole new set of concerns, especially when it comes to money. The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Ryan Stacy and Associate Producer Kristina Wiltsee. It’s part of the It’s Your Money Project at Monroe County Public Library.

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Proposed Electrical Substation Concerns Residents

A plan for a new electrical substation near City Hall is drawing the ire of local residents, who say the proposed design will be a blight on the Maple Heights neighborhood and the new Trades District. Correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us the story.

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Daily Local News – June 21, 2016

Seven years after it was first proposed, the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District may be taking another stab at what’s been known simply as the MRF (“murf”) project; A recent release of the Nursing Policy Report predicted a shortage of nurses in Indiana two years from now in the fields of geriatric, mental health and primary care, as well …

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Bring It On! – June 20, 2016

Liz Mitchell and William Hosea welcome back the Indiana University Groups Scholars Program for the latest on the program. Groups Scholars Program Director Mary Stephenson tells of the program’s latest successes. Along with Mary two current scholars Raven Black, and Anthony Ford tell their perspective. Join us for a heartening discussion of first generation college achievement, and how “grit” wins …

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Monroe County Community School Corporation Completes Tablet Tech Pilot Program

Kacey Ross looks into the results of a new technology program at the Monroe County Community School Corporation. The program was initiated at the beginning of the 2015 school year. The one-to-one program puts a tablet device into the hands of each student. Many community members wonder if the program has been successful. This WFHB Community Report was produced by …

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Daily Local News – June 20, 2016

Indiana University announced today it plans to spend $40M on research into what is known as “precision medicine”; Indiana University’s board of trustees has approved a $53M plan to enclose part of Memorial Stadium; the Monroe County Commissioners approved more than $3M in funding for the Fullerton Pike Road Reconstruction Project; As a response to the closure of the GE …

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Activate! BTown For Bernie : Brian Winterman


In this week’s segment of Activate, Brian Winterman describes the leap he took from “interest” to “action” to become a captain with the local chapter of the Bernie Sanders campaign, Bloomington for Bernie. Brian describes a transformation in the way he understands political action, and encourages others to become involced in causes you believe in. That’s this week on Activate! …

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