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Big Talk! W/ Michael Glab: Kate Hess Pace

Kate Hess Pace comes from a long line of Hoosiers. Concerned about politics and the world around her — especially those in need — she left Indiana in 2010 to work as a community organizer in Minnesota. She has returned this year to help Southern Indiana people build blocs of power and, it’s hoped, improve their lives. Founder of Hoosier …

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Daily Local News – August 24, 2017

Forfeiture laws have been challenged in Indiana by two lawsuits; The city of Bloomington has officially updated its municipal code, allowing bicyclists to ride on certain sidewalks around the city; The Bloomington Board of Park Commissioners approved a cull to remove up to one hundred deer at Griffy Lake nature preserve this winter. FEATURE Kate Hess Pace comes from a …

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Daily Local News – August 23, 2017

Excise police arrested or ticketed over 100 people in Bloomington last weekend. The Monroe County Community School Board continues to take heat over deficiencies in its bus service during the first days of the 2017-2018 school year. During a public comment period, many community members took issue with the way DeMuth and the school board have handled the situation. FEATURE …

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New Indiana-Kentucky Planned Parenthood CEO

Christie Gillespie is taking the reins of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. Gillespie came into WFHB’s studios yesterday and spoke with News Director Wes Martin about their work in Indiana, and in Bloomington.

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Better Beware – Students Beware

40,000 students just hit town, and there are LOTS of scams and swindles that target them this time of year. Here’s some of the most common ripoffs to watch out for.

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Interview with Author Doug Wissing on Afghanistan

Last night, President Trump called for the nation to funnel more troops and more money into Afghanistan. In his address, the president called for the outright defeat of ISIS and Al Qaeda, while making brief references to the Taliban. Author Doug Wissing has spent many months embedded with US Army units venturing out into outlying Afghanistan regions where he learned …

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Interchange – José Martí: The Whole Revolution

Today on Interchange we confront the insidious myth of individualism with a contrasting scientific doctrine of interconnectedness. Much like the male brain and thoughts of sex, in the USA hardly a moment goes by without some commercial or institutional message encouraging us to “follow our dreams” and be true to ourselves. And it’s assumed we act on “our own” when …

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Jim Sims Elected to Bloomington City Council

Jim Sims was elected to the Bloomington City Council last night by the Monroe County Democratic Caucus. Sims is taking over the City Council At-Large seat formerly held by Tim Mayer. Mayer announced his departure from city council, a position he had held for 19 years, on July 31st. Sims is the second African-American to serve on the Bloomington city …

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Daily Local News – August 22, 2017

Jim Sims was elected to the Bloomington City Council last night by the Monroe County Democratic Caucus; Yesterday, the Bedford and Lawrence County Times-Mail ran an editorial piece submitted to them by Indiana Attorney General, Curtis Hill; The wreckage of the USS Indianapolis, a World War 2 heavy cruiser that fought in the Pacific, was discovered this weekend on the …

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Activate! – New Leaf New Life: Mary Goetze

Air date: 08/28/2017 Original Air Date: 02/16/2016 Mary Goetze’s work through New Leaf-New Life is marked by compassion and intelligence. The struggle of inmates to remain connected with their young children inspired Mary to create the Read To Me program. Mary’s Read To Me program has enabled 500 incarcerated parents to send recordings of themselves reading a book to their …

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