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Healthcare, Healthy Planet

As federal lawmakers debate a new energy bill AND a healthcare bill, Bloomington residents rallied today in front of the Monroe County Courthouse. The version of the energy bill that passed the House of Representatives was significantly weakened by industry lobbyists and would repeal a key portion of the Clean Air Act, opening the door for as many as 100 …

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Envisage Technologies: Bloomington Expansion

The Bloomington-born company Envisage Technologies is getting a leg up from the City to expand its operations from offices on the east side to the Fountain Square space on the downtown square formerly occupied by Finelight. The company will invest $967,000 to relocate its current southeast Bloomington operation developing software applications for military and law enforcement training. Envisage is set …

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Calnali: Bloomington’s Newest Sister City

Friends of Hidalgo is an Indiana non-profit organization that has provided support to the people of Calnali, Mexico for the last eighteen years. Today the Bloomington Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center hosted a ceremony to mark a new stage in this multicultural relationship. The city of Calnali is located in the state of Hidalgo, and today Bloomington hosted an entourage …

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Interchange – Bob Zaltsberg: The Newspaper Life

In this edition of “Interchange,” Herald-Times editor Bob Zaltsberg tells why he’s stayed in the community for 33 years, despite initially being a little leery of the place. In a conversation with WFHB’s Will Murphy, Zaltsberg also talks about his youth in Winchester, Indiana, what brought him to print journalism (he initially was a radio guy), and how several recent …

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Interchange – Nazif Shahrani: Understanding Central Asian Culture

Host Dave Stewart welcomes Nazif Shahrani, Professor of Anthropology, Professor of Central Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and currently the chairperson of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, as well as a longtime Bloomington resident and native of Afghanistan. Professor Shahrani’s areas of research include cultural ecology of nomadic pastoralism, state and society, Islamic movements, …

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Interchange – Andy Mahler: A Conversation in his Own Stomping Grounds

Andy Mahler, a former host of Interchange, is the recipient of WFHB’s 2009 Legacy Award, a lifetime achievement honor recognizing his many years covering the stories you don’t hear about in mainstream media. In a special on-location edition of Interchange, host Dave Stewart travels south to Orleans and Paoli, Indiana, to talk to this long-time community organizer and activist in …

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Interchange – Dr. Lida Anestidou: Animal Research Ethics

Host Colin Allen interviews Lida Anestidou, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, who is a program officer at the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Anestidou discusses her background in veterinary medicine, including initial training in Greece and the Netherlands, and then her move into a research position in the United …

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Interchange – James and Valerie Gray: Documenting Mission Work around the World

Host Deb Kent talks with documentary filmmakers James and Valerie Gray of MissionFoto, a non-profit photography and documentary company that chronicles mission work in countries around the world, including Guatamala, Honduras, Haiti and the Ukraine. James Gray once found himself in Haiti helping to build a clinic and, unexpectedly, assembling eyeglasses too. When he witnessed the reaction of an old …

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Interchange – Charles Sitzes: Indiana Atheist Bus Campaign

Lisa Morrison interviews Charlie Sitzes of the Indiana Atheist Bus Campaign.  The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is representing the bus campaign in a lawsuit against Bloomington Transit for its refusal to run ads saying “You Can Be Good Without God” on the sides of Bloomington buses.  Sitzes shares his view on “God vs. Science”, as well as the status of the campaign which …

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Interchange – Rob Larson: Making Sense of the Economy

A fascinating discussion of economics and politics with Ivy Tech Economics Professor Rob Larson.  From the initial question of “should the United States have bailed out AIG” the discussion is on the ramifications of economic policy on our lives. Microeconomics is discussed, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that basically allows “price-fixing’, to globalization and its effects both here in the …

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