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League of Women Voters Hosts RFRA Conversation with Local Legislators

The local chapter of the League of Women Voters hosted a conversation with local legislators over the weekend. Much of the conversation centered on discrimination against LGBT residents, which lawmakers are expected to debate at length during this year’s legislative session. The forum was attended by State representatives Matt Pierce, Peggy Mayfield and Jeff Ellington, as well as State Senator …

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Daily Local News – January 11, 2016

Duke Energy is building a 17 megawatt solar facility 40 miles southwest of Bloomington; the Bloomington Utilities Department is advising residents to take precautions to avoid frozen and burst water pipes; Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s meeting on Friday, Plan Commission member Richard Martin brought up what he considered disconcerting news about the I-69 extension and hospital access; The Bloomington Board …

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Hola Bloomington – January 8, 2016

WFHB Community Radio’s Spanish language news & public affairs program. Locutores de HOLA Bloomington Israel Herrera, Maria Auxiliadora Viloria y Carlos Bakota platican con Christie Popp sobre las recientes redades. Se hablo de cuales son sus derechos y que hacer es detenido por inmigración. Hola Bloomington hosts Israel Herrera, Maria Auxiliadora Viloria and Carlos Bakota talk with Christie Popp about …

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EcoReport – January 7, 2016

In today’s feature,  Bob Kissel interviews Ross Brittain and Susan Hengeveld about their local Sawwhet Owl banding stations, part of the national Project OwlNet. 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 foster open discussion of human relationships with …

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EcoReport Feature: The Sawwhet Owl

In today’s feature, Bob Kissel interviews Ross Brittain and Susan Hengeveld about their local Sawwhet Owl banding stations, part of the national Project OwlNet.

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bloomingOUT – Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival, p.2 – January 7th, 2016

Hosts Jeff Poling and Ryne Shadday are joined by Abby and Mike from the Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival to talk about the upcoming events and festivities. We hear original music from artists Logan Lynn, Joey Graceffa, and Glass Battles. Plus a new episode of our weekly segment, Open Doors. CREDITS Executive Producer Joe Crawford Producer Olivia Davidson Board Engineer Sarah …

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IU School Accepts More Koch Brothers Cash

The IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs, or SPEA, recently announced that it will continue its close financial relationship with right-wing philanthropist Koch brothers. In December SPEA Dean John Graham announced that a professor at its IUPUI wing will receive a $210,000 grant from the Charles Koch Foundation. According to Greenpeace the Koch brothers have spent at least $79 …

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IN Nature – Sawwhet Owl

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Top Stories of 2015 – Poverty, Homelessness and the Law

WFHB is counting down the most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. This is number 1 on our countdown. It’s no longer news that Bloomington lacks a low-barrier homeless shelter for seven months out of the year. The city just experienced its third summer in a row without …

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Top Stories of 2015: A Local Response to Police Violence

WFHB is counting down the most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. National and local news outlets, as well as social media, are increasingly covering, discussing and debating the issue of police violence against African Americans. The problem is not new. But the police killing of Michael Brown …

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