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Interchange – Great Heaps of Grain and People (and Diseases): On Being Domesticated by the State

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There seems to have been a massive intellectual and political push lately to frame the state as a clear force for good all in the face fraudulent war, fraudulent economics, and terror-practices–Steven Pinker’s Better Angels, and the American Psychological Association’s deal with the torture devils; Martin Seligman’s cadre of Positive Psychologists telling us to “come on get happy” in the …

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Activate! – Bloomington Animal Shelter: Tom Rea

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– FROM THE ACTIVATE! ARCHIVE – Tom Rea, a volunteer Adoption Counselor and Animal Handler for the Bloomington Animal Shelter, on how he came to work with the shelter and the fulfillment he gets from his time there. Also, Volunteer Connection offers ways for you to volunteer to help animals in our community. Activate! is produced by Jennifer Brooks, with …

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Increased Driving Fatalities Linked to Cell Phone Use

Driving-related fatalities are on the rise in Indiana and across the United States. From 2014 to 2015,  Indiana saw an 8% increase in driving fatalities. A large contributing factor in these fatalities is thought to distracted driving. According to the National Safety Commission, one in every four car accidents are caused by distracted drivers. In Indiana this has seemed to …

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An Inside Look at Bloomington’s Food Deserts

State legislators this year have supported legislation that takes on the problem of food deserts throughout Indiana. Reporter, Sarah Zinn, took a look at one food desert in Bloomington and she brings us that story for today’s WFHB community report. This story was produced by WFHB reporter Sarah Zinn in partnership with a journalism class Indiana University.

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Daily Local News – March 21, 2016

The Indiana Department of Transportation is collaborating with the national organization Adventure Cycles in the creation of a new national bicycle route; Local tornado sirens will be tested tomorrow in conjunction with National Severe Weather Week; Driving-related fatalities are on the rise in Indiana and across the United States; The Indiana Arts Commission has announced that legendary jazz guitarist Wes …

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EcoReport – March 17, 2016

In today’s Ecoreport feature, we hear from Gary Markowski from the Caribbean Conservation Trust, a small US company that has been bringing bird watchers to Cuba for the past 20 years. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to …

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Bird Watching in Cuba

In today’s Ecoreport feature, we hear from Gary Markowski from the Caribbean Conservation Trust, a small US company that has been bringing bird watchers to Cuba for the past 20 years.

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Interchange – Alfonsina and the Sea

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Considered one of the greatest Argentinian poets of the first half of the 20th century, Alfonsina Storni, along with Frida Kahlo and Virginia Woolf, was one of the most important feminist voices of her generation. Yet she is virtually unknown in the U.S. while a contemporary “rival,” Jorge Luis Borges is high on the Western academic list of canonized authors. …

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Voices in the Street – The Affordable Care Act: What does Bloomington Think Three Years in?

The Affordable Care Act, or ACA, or Obamacare, was adapted into law on April 24, 2013. Many people think this is an overreach of the government’s ability to tax its citizens but others feel it is a way for people acquire quality health care they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford through the free market. Voices in the Street hit …

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On Teenage Prostitution: Interview with Pamela Sojka of Middle Way House

Bloomington police have arrested a 14-year-old girl for prostitution. According to a report in the Herald-Times, police obtained search warrants for the girl’s Facebook page and cellphone records and found evidence she had offered sex for money. The arrest has generated concern from many in the local community. For more on this story, News Director Joe Crawford spoke with Pamela …

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