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Bloomington Storytelling Project Volume Two: Laura Grover

Several times a year WFHB partners with the Bloomington Storytelling Project to host a live storytelling event, featuring local stories read by the people who experienced them. There are only two rules for story submissions: they must be less than fifteen minutes long, and they must be true. Our latest event ran nearly two hours long, and you can get …

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Healthcare Reform: Policy Experts

A diverse panel of Indiana University professors spoke on the issue of health care reform Monday in a forum free of bias from the media or political organizations. As the national debate on health care reform continues in Congress, the campus Union Board staffed the panel with policy experts instead of advocates. In order of their appearance on our program …

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Interchange – Douglas Wissing: Embedded in Afghanistan

Host Deb Kent talks with Bloomington-based Douglas Wissing, an award-winning journalist and author about his experience as a reporter in Afghanistan embedded with the Indiana National Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team. Wissing discusses how he prepared for his assignment, and what it was like to work in a war-ravaged and highly “kinetic” (a.k.a. violent) environment. He also shares his insights on …

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John Blair: Indiana’s Dirty Coal

Legendary Hoosier environmentalist John Blair was in Bloomington last week to talk about “Indiana’s Inconvenient Truth”: world-class pollution. Blair is co-founder and president of Valley Watch, an Evansville-based organization devoted to the health and environmental integrity of the Ohio Valley in southwestern Indiana. He trained with Al Gore’s Climate Project to prepare him for public talks on global warming, but …

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Bloomington 350: Global Climate Change Rally

On Saturday, people in Bloomington gathered to rally as part of the largest global day of action against climate change ever. The local event was one of more than 2,000 rallies in more than 140 nations to urge world leaders to take fast and effective action on global warming. This is the first global campaign ever organized around a scientific …

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Race in the Age of Obama

Graduate student Shameka Neely is a witness to history. Neely took a camera crew to Washington for the inauguration of President Barack Obama, using the footage in her documentary for WTIU, Witnesses to History. As a follow-up, Shameka Neely organized “Race in the Age of Obama,” a panel forum Wednesday night featuring city and campus speakers, to expound on the …

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Responsible Bidder Ordinance

It took the Bloomington city council less than twenty minutes last night to make our town one of only two Indiana cities to enact responsible bidder laws. After extensive discussion at last week’s session, the council voted unanimously to amend city code with new provisions to make sure taxpayer-funded projects are done by ethical contractors and not just the cheapest …

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Battle of the Dans: Good Without God? (Part 2 of 2)

Two Dans enter the ring. Which one emerged victorious is largely a matter of opinion. Monday night WFHB hosted a public debate featuring local pastor Dan Waugh and minister-turned atheist Dan Barker. The event originated from the controversy that began in April when the Indiana Atheist Bus Campaign attempted to purchase advertising space on Bloomington Transit buses. Bloomington Transit rejected …

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Battle of the Dans: Good Without God? (Part 1 of 2)

Two Dans enter the ring. Which one emerged victorious is largely a matter of opinion. Last night WFHB hosted a public debate featuring local pastor Dan Waugh and minister-turned atheist Dan Barker. The event originated from the controversy that began in April when the Indiana Atheist Bus Campaign attempted to purchase advertising space on Bloomington Transit buses. Bloomington Transit rejected …

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Interchange – Sara Pryor: Understanding Climate Change

Host Colin Allen interviews Sara Pryor, who is Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Geography at Indiana University Bloomington. Professor Pryor is editor of a new book “Understanding Climate Change: Climate Variability, Predictability, and Change in the Midwestern United States”. Her own research focuses on the chemistry of the atmosphere and on understanding …

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