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Ramifications of Ramming Concussions

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, a concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by a major blow to the head. When clinicians diagnose someone with a concussion, they are observing some combination of loss of consciousness, dizziness, confusion, severe headache, memory loss, nausea, feelings of lost time, and seeing flashing lights. But in a recent Purdue University …

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Our Musical Family Tree

In the past few years, everyone from farmers to artisans, restaurants to boutique book publishing houses, have embraced the growing Local Movement. A group here in Indiana has been doing the same for local underground music since 2004. Musical Family Tree is an online mp3 archive and community that houses the works of hundreds of Indiana bands going back as …

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I-69 Litigation

Mick Harrison, environmental and public interest lawyer discusses the pending litigation regarding the I-69 project with EcoReport’s Lucille Bertuccio. He cites violations of the endangered species act, clean air act, and the national environmental policy act, as all being a part of the legal case against the current I-69 highway expansion project. Mick says the fight is not over and …

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Interchange – Birth Control and the 2012 Election

This week, on Interchange, host Alycin Bektesh speaks with Catherine O’Conner,the Vice President of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood of Indiana about the role of reproductive rights in the 2012 election. In the 40 years since Roe v. Wade, a shift in women’s rights has been brought to light through the rhetoric of the 2012 election, as access to birth …

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Art in Ordinary Artifacts

An art exhibit featuring the pottery of local artist Jane Briley is open through September at the Farmer House Museum in Bloomington. WFHB news director Alycin Bektesh paid a visit to the museum and spoke with the director Emily Purcell, for this WFHB feature exclusive.

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Tinley Park 5 Have Bond Hearings

On May 19, five Southern Indiana men were arrested in Tinley Park, Illinois, just outside Chicago. According to police, the men were among a total of 18 people who took part that day in a mob-style attack at a restaurant in Tinley Park. The victims were a group of white supremacists in town for a QUOTE “economic summit” ENDQUOTE, according …

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Bloomington Hopes to Crack Code for America

Bloomington is in the running for a year-long partnership with Code for America, a national service organization that assigns “tech” talent to local governments to generate technical innovation. Bloomington hopes to find ways to spur civic engagement that would help governmental efficiency and effectiveness. Correspondent Zollie Barnes has more in this WFHB feature exclusive.

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Indiana’s 2012 Fiscal Year

Indiana State Auditor Tim Berry held a press conference today to offer highlights of the multi-billion dollar surplus year for Indiana – portions of the press conference here, in today’s WFHB feature report.

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Hoosiers on “Obamacare”

Indiana representatives Dan Coats and Todd Young both cast their vote today in favor of a bill written to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The bill passed the house and now moves on to the Senate, which has voted against similar bills in the past. With the debate on “Obamacare” still very much open, WFHB invited members of the local …

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Interchange – Affordable Care Act: The Supreme Decision

This week on Interchange, host Lisa-Marie Napoli interviews Beth Cate, Associate Professor at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and Rob Stone, Director of Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan & Professor of Palliative Medicine at IU School of Medicine, to discuss the recent Supreme Court Decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. The guests describe some …

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