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Daily Local News – November 16, 2016

An Indiana University student group today demanded that top administrators make promises to protect undocumented students; About 150 people rallied and marched through downtown Bloomington last night, joining more than 300 groups across the country taking actions in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline; Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton announced today that the city plans to give an acre of downtown …

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Bloomington Peace Action Coalition’s Emergency Post-Election Meeting

On Monday night, dozens of local residents spoke at City Hall as part of an emergency meeting called in the wake of last week’s election. The meeting was organized by the Bloomington Peace Action Coalition. We bring you some of their comments now for today’s WFHB community report. Those were members of the public speaking on Monday at an event …

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Better Beware!

Misinformation and DISinformation have become a huge problem worldwide, especially when they go viral on social media. Here’s how to recognize the lies.

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Interchange – Selling Happiness: Part Five of The Way of Neoliberalism

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Happiness. We all want it. But what can that word mean? What do we imagine we’re seeking as we spend much of our time and effort in pursuit of happiness? Happiness has become the biggest idea of our age, a new religion dedicated to well-being. Political economist Will Davies shows how this philosophy, first pronounced by Jeremy Bentham in the …

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Five IU Freshmen On Their Experiences At Standing Rock, ND

Over Fall Break a group of five IU freshmen drove out to Standing Rock, North Dakota to participate in protests against the Dakota Access pipeline. Reporter Maggie Tully brings us their story in today’s WFHB community report. That piece by reporter Maggie Tully comes courtesy of American Student Radio.

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Daily Local News – November 15, 2016

11/15/16 Dozens of local residents spoke at City Hall last night as part of an emergency meeting called in the wake of last week’s election; Indiana governor and vice president-elect Mike Pence is at the center of a lawsuit over public access to his administration’s email communications; Last week the Bloomington City Council approved the creation of a housing development …

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Bring It On! November 14, 2016

William Hosea and Amrita Meyers speak with Stanley N-ju-guna, Jacob Mills, and Nick Greven, leaders of student organizations Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) as well as Students Against State Violence (SASV) at Indiana University. PART ONE William Hosea and Amrita Meyers speak with Stanley N-ju-guna, Jacob Mills, and Nick Greven, leaders of student organizations: Students for a Democratic Society …

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Event Planned to Care for Homeless and Their Animal Companions

An organization dedicated to preserving the bonds between homeless people and their pets is holding a one-time event at Shalom Community center this weekend. The organization, My Dog Is My Home, aims to provide free services for companion animals of the homeless. Free basic veterinary care, animal care supplies and dog and cat grooming will be offered. Animal guardians may …

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Daily Local News – November 14, 2016

Bloomington and Indianapolis both saw protest activity over the weekend in reaction to Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election; Bloomington’s Public Works Department has announced that the downtown recycling center will be closed by the end of this month; Last week the Bloomington City Council gave conditional approval to a rezoning request that clears the way for a high-density …

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Advocacy Groups Hold Protests for Communities Affected by President-Elect

Bloomington and Indianapolis both saw protest activity over the weekend in reaction to Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election. A rally held at the Sample Gates on Sunday, billed as “Community Defense and Resistance”, drew between 100 and 200 attendees. The event was sponsored by the Indiana Recovery Alliance and several other area groups including PRISM, Students Against State …

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