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Trends from IU Kelley School’s Leading Index for Indiana

Timothy Slaper, Ph.D. is the Director of Economic Analysis at the Kelley School of Business’ Indiana Business Research Center, which releases periodic reports on the economy. WFHB correspondent David Murphy asks Slaper for the latest numbers, and what they mean for the state and national economy, in this WFHB feature exclusive.

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Interchange – Jaime Andree, Marcy Wenzler, and Christie Popp: Legal Services to Bridge the Divide

Host Louis Malone speaks with Jaime Andree, Marcy Wenzler, and Christie Popp about their work at the Indiana Legal Services- Bloomington Office. Jaime Andree is the Managing Attorney and Director of the Low Income Tax Clinic, Marcy Wenzler is the Director of the Housing Law Center, and Christie Popp is the director of the Immigrant and Language Rights Center. The …

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Indiana Food Insecurity Report

Emily Weikert Bryant, executive director of Feeding’s Indiana Hungry – the state association of food banks, of which Hoosier Hills is the local member – spoke with WFHB correspondent Jenifer Whitaker about the 2012 numbers and the future of food assistance, for this WFHB feature exclusive.

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Fourth Street Eats

East Fourth Street is home to many of Bloomington’s ethnic restaurants, from Thai to Turkish to Cajun. A festival Friday evening was held in hopes of bringing those businesses together with IU students and other residents. Correspondent Joe Crawford was on hand for the event, and he brings us this WFHB feature exclusive.

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Daniels and Coats Back Umbarger

Governor Mitch Daniels and Senator Dan Coats are speaking out in support of the head of the Indiana National Guard, Major-General R. Martin Umbarger after he recorded a fundraising video for a faith-based organization that offers marriage counseling to military families. Correspondent Tyler Lake investigates the controversy, for this WFHb feature exclusive.

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Ivy Tech Receives Advanced Technical Education Grant

Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington was recently awarded a $240,000 Advanced Technical Education grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a curriculum that prepares students for the demands of the modern manufacturing environment. The award is part of a larger grant of $880,000 awarded to a regional partnership of three community colleges: Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington; Madisonville Community College …

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IU’s New School

The School of Global and International Studies is coming to Indiana University – the IU board of trustees approved the school’s creation on Friday. It will be based in the College of Arts and Sciences, and is set to combine more than 350 core and affiliated faculty members from across the university. The decision, IU President Michael A. McRobbie said, …

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Interchange – A New Weapon in the War Against Suicide?

This week on Interchange, host Alycin Bektesh speaks with Dr. Michael J. Kubek, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology and of Neurobiology at Indiana University School of Medicine, about his research of thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) that has recently been awarded with a 3 million dollar grant from the U.S. Army. Dr. Kubek discusses how his work with TRH …

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Local Businesses Skirt Campaign Finance Laws

Corporate influence on elections has been a hot topic in recent months and years, especially in light of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision that allows businesses and labor unions to spend unlimited amounts to influence campaigns. Advocates for open government and campaign finance reform have decried the ruling, saying it leads politicians to cater even more to corporate …

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Jazz in Bloomington

Saturday, August 18th was the first annual Grant Street Jazz festival in downtown Bloomington. The free event was organized by the group “Jazz from Bloomington” and featured local food and spirits along with the live music from local jazz musicians. WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh was on the scene at Grant Street, and brings us this report, for a WFHB …

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