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Daily Local News – January 25, 2017

The Indiana Attorney General is voicing opposition to a bill that would expand needle exchange programs in Indiana; The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Troopers from the Indiana State Police are reportedly taking initiatives to teach drivers to spot human trafficking;Plans for the Switchyard Park in Bloomington could be expanded to include an additional entrance, a dog park, and expanded pavilion space;All …

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New Report Indicates Strong Correlation Between Poverty Rates and Housing Affordability

Bloomington’s high poverty rate and low housing affordability are closely linked, according to a new report. As of the most recent US Census data, the city of Bloomington holds a poverty rate of 38.3% and Monroe County stands at 23.5% – which is the highest rate for an Indiana county. A report by South Central Indiana Housing Opportunities details that …

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I-69 Construction Through Monroe County Falls Further Behind Schedule

The companies responsible for building Interstate 69 through Monroe County continue to fall further and further behind schedule. WFHB Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan has that story in today’s WFHB community report.

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Everyday People – Pilot Episode

The debut episode of Everyday People, our new weekly segment aimed at improving the lives of older adults and people with disabilities in Monroe County.

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Daily Local News – January 24, 2017

The Fort Wayne man who attacked a woman wearing a headscarf outside a Bloomington restaurant in 2015 will not serve any jail time, a Bloomington court ruled yesterday; Bloomington’s high poverty rate and low housing affordability are closely linked, according to a new report; The Monroe County Board of Commissioners renewed an agreement with The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis …

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Interchange – Sharing Patchwork: The Quilts of Southwest China

This is our first show under the Trump Administration and it seems appropriate as we’ve discovered President Trump wants to wall out the world, heighten police powers, and restrict or eliminate altogether arts funding. This is relevant here as The Quilts of Southwest China received some of its funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities which is on the …

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Bring It On! – January 23, 2017

Amrita Myers and William Hosea host a special show with two interviews tonight, one with Tavis Smiley on the Trump presidency, and another with Doris Sims on the Indianapolis Women’s March. Compare and contrast all in one show! Join us for a lively hour of conversation. PART ONE Tavis Smiley talks with Bring It On interviewer Cornelius Wright about the …

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Post-Inauguration Protests Begin in Bloomington

A weekend of anti-Trump activities kicked off in Bloomington Friday, with workshops, marches and a standing-room-only rally at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. An effort called Inaugurate the Revolution led workshops throughout the day, covering subjects ranging from media literacy to public education to the Dakota Access pipeline protests. We’ll have more on the Standing Rock workshop later in the show. At …

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Thousands of Hoosiers Gather to Participate in Indianapolis Women’s March

Anti-Trump events continued around the world on Saturday, including a major women’s rally in Indianapolis that was attended by many local residents. The event was held in solidarity with the women’s march in Washington. Thousands of people crowded into the lawn around the Indiana Statehouse for the event. A slate of speakers addressed the crowd, which was so large that …

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Activate! – NOW Monroe County : Laura and Elizabeth

The National Organization for Women: Monroe County Chapter, is an organization devoted to achieving full equality for women through education and litigation. NOW focuses on a broad range of women’s rights issues, including economic justice, pay equity, racial discrimination, women’s health and body image, women with disabilities, reproductive rights and justice, family law, marriage and family formation rights of same-sex …

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