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Top Stories of 2015 – Poverty, Homelessness and the Law

WFHB is counting down the most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. This is number 1 on our countdown. It’s no longer news that Bloomington lacks a low-barrier homeless shelter for seven months out of the year. The city just experienced its third summer in a row without …

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Top Stories of 2015: A Local Response to Police Violence

WFHB is counting down the most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. National and local news outlets, as well as social media, are increasingly covering, discussing and debating the issue of police violence against African Americans. The problem is not new. But the police killing of Michael Brown …

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Top Stories of 2015: Sexual Assault Continues to Plague Bloomington

WFHB is counting down the most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. Sexual assault featured prominently again in our headlines throughout 2015. From issues of sexual assault and policy changes on Indiana University’s campus to the tragic murder/suicide of two immigrants, these are some of the biggest stories …

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Interchange – Confronting Black Jacobins: “The Cannibals of the Terrible Republic”

REVENGE TAKEN BY THE BLACK ARMY FOR THE CRUELTIES PRACTISED ON THEM BY THE FRENCH, ENGRAVED BY INIGO BARLOW, FROM 'AN HISTORIC ACCOUNT OF THE BLACK EMPIRE OF HAITI', PUBLISHED IN 1805 (ENGRAVING) BY MARCUS RAINSFORD

It was Thomas Jefferson who called the Black Jacobins “the cannibals of the terrible republic” in a letter to Aaron Burr dated 11 February 1799. …it is impossible the French should invade us since the annihilation of their power on the sea, our constituents will see in these preparations the utmost anxiety to guard them against even impossibilities. the Southern …

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Top Stories of 2015: HIV Crisis Drives Changes to Needle Exchange Rules

WFHB is counting down the most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. 2015 brought to public attention an outbreak of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C among intravenous illegal drug users in Indiana. This outbreak first came to broad attention last March, in Scott County in Southeastern Indiana, when the …

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Top Stories of 2015: Religious Freedom or Bigotry?

WFHB is counting down the most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. Probably no news story got Indiana more attention this year than the debate over what’s known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or simply RFRA. The measure was introduced by Republicans in the Indiana Statehouse. And …

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Bring It On! – January 4, 2016

Clarence Boone and William Hosea welcome retiring four-term City of Bloomington Clerk, Regina Moore. PART ONE Clarence Boone and William Hosea welcome retiring four-term City of Bloomington Clerk, Regina Moore. Ms. Moore discusses her tenure as clerk and her recruitment initiatives aimed at filling City boards and commissions with a diverse group of citizens. In her own words, she shared …

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Brown County Hour – Episode #46 – January 2016

Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Pam Raider, Rick Fettig and Vera Grubbs. First aired Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 9 AM on WFHB ☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour: Musical guests: Chuck Wills & Braeden Brown, interview and live-in-studio music. Elders Project: Sam Fritch, interview by Dave Seastrom. Carol Morgan, Dick & Lori Young discuss TRIAD’s work offering …

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Whooping Cranes

Today’s EcoReport Holiday Special features a 3 part interview with Operation Migration Co-founder Joe Duff, as he talks about their experimental Migration training for Whooping Cranes using Ultra-light aircraft, and the future for their experimental Crane re-introduction program. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional …

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EcoReport -Holiday Special- December 25, 2015

Today’s EcoReport Holiday Special features an essay by Jeff Tryon entitled “Everybody’s Forest, the trees we own in common.” . This was broadcast as part of the December installment of WFHB’s Brown County Hour. Then we have excerpts of Lucille and Mary Bertuccio’s readings from Lucille’s Book of Essays- Au Natural-. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage …

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