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Activate! – Shay Upadhyay: Monroe County Youth Council

Shay Upadhyay has been volunteering locally since she was in the 7th grade, and is an active volunteer with WonderLab, the Monroe County Youth Council and the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Youth Council. In this week’s Activate! Shay describes the impact service has had on her life and the life of friends that have joined her in service. Take …

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Coming Up On Interchange – It Takes A Democrat: An Interview with Thomas Frank

Next time on Interchange, “It Takes a Democrat: Selling Out Solidarity.” We’re joined by Thomas Frank, bestselling author of What’s the Matter with Kansas?, whose latest book Listen, Liberal asks the question, “Whatever Happened to the Party of the People?” With a focus on the metamorphosis of the Democratic Party from New Deal to New Democrats, centered in the presidency …

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Charles Murray Event At IU Denounced As “Highly Irresponsible”

Indiana University students, faculty and staff have signed an open letter denouncing a social scientist who is slated to speak on campus next week. The speaker, Charles Murray, is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist who uses “racist pseudoscience and misleading statistics to argue that social inequality is caused by the genetic inferiority of the …

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bloomingOUT – Jonathan Balash of Spencer Pride – April 6, 2017

Join bloomingOUT anchors Colin and JP as they welcome Jonathan Balash to the show! Jonathan discusses what’s new with Spencer Pride as well as plans for this year’s festival. The bloomingOUT crew also shares reasons for the community to support WFHB during out Spring Fund Drive. Tonight’s episode features your weekly LGBTQ+ news roundup from bloomingOUT News Director, Noelle Philipps; …

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Should the “red line in the sand” as drawn during the previous administration finally be enforced?

In August 2012, towards the end of his first term in office, president Obama drew a ‘red line in the sand’ indicating that, if Assad used chemical weapons, it would warrant U.S. military action. In August 2013, a year later, Syrian military attacked rebel-controlled areas of the Damascus suburbs with chemical weapons. When asked for authorization by then-president Obama, Congress …

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Daily Local News – April 6, 2017

Students, faculty and staff at Indiana University have signed an open letter denouncing a social scientist Charles Murray, who is slated to speak on campus; A group of IU students marched through campus and into the provost office to demand more social justice education on campus, along with other demands; The Indiana Senate has approved a bill allowing government agencies …

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Daily Local News – April 5, 2017

It’s Fund Drive at WFHB. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch may have lifted portions of his book from uncited sources including the Indiana Law Journal. In legal news from Monroe County, one hundred children are still in need of advocates to shepherd them through the court system. This week the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission approved a resolution giving Monroe County government …

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Interchange – Entertainment Inaction: The Liberal Use of the Cause

Our show today, “Entertainment Inaction,” is in two parts and is a special for our Spring Fund Drive. Cast a glance up and to the right of the page (right next to Phil’s head)…see that big red “Donate” button? You know what to to. PART ONE: Listen, Liberal Assistant Producer Rob Schoon sat down in the WFHB studio with bestselling …

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Bloomington Utilities Board Votes to Table Contract with Isolux Corsan

The Bloomington Utilities Department is moving cautiously in its dealings with the international company responsible for building section 5 of Interstate 69. Last night, the Bloomington Utilities Service Board voted to table a contract with Isolux Corsan, which has experienced major financial problems in recent months. City attorney Chris Wheeler advised the Board to carefully consider any new deals with …

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Everyday People – Project Lifesaver

We hear from a local fire fighter about a project aimed at protecting vulnerable residents.

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