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Interchange – The Capitalized Womb: The Slave-Breeding Industry in America

We begin with “My Old Kentucky Home” by 19th century songwriter Stephen Foster, performed by Paul Robeson. Sung like a love song to the state of Kentucky by the Derby crowd at Churchill Downs, its real historical meaning is bleaker. The lyrics portray heartbreak: A man, sold down the river to work at a sugar plantation in the deep south, …

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Bring It On – January 9, 2017

Election Day 2016 has come and gone! As we are still sorting through the impact of the results, many (not just in the African American community) have been left with a feeling of bewilderment with the national and statewide outcomes. On this episode of Bring It On, We have invited Monroe County Democratic Party Chairman Mark Fraley to come on …

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Proposed Travel Taxes Increase Transportation Costs for Hoosiers

State Republicans are kicking off Eric Holcomb’s first term as Governor with a new road funding plan that would mean higher transportation costs for most Hoosiers. The bill, authored by Representative Ed Soliday of Valparaiso, would raise $1.2 billion per year by increasing gasoline taxes and vehicle registration fees. It would also require the state to seek approval from the …

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Citizens Voice Concerns Over Tech Park and Housing Cost

A local group voiced concerns this weekend that Bloomington’s planned technology park will cause major problems for working class residents of the city. The Bloomington Solidarity Network hosted an event at the public library on Saturday. Members argue the plans to build a tech park north of city hall will drive up housing costs in the Maple Heights neighborhood and …

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Middle Way House Hires New Director

The Bloomington-based organization, Middle Way House, has just announced they’ve hired a new director. Debra Morrow steps into the position held for many years by Toby Strout, who worked at Middle Way House for almost 30 years. WFHB News Director, Joe Crawford, spoke with Morrow and we bring you that conversation for today’s WFHB community report. More information on Middle …

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Daily Local News – January 9, 2017

A local group voiced concerns this weekend that Bloomington’s planned technology park will cause major problems for working class residents of the city; State Republicans are kicking off Eric Holcomb’s first term as Governor with a new road funding plan that would mean higher transportation costs for most Hoosiers; The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation has announced that The National …

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Activate! – Compassion & Choices : Gary Wiggins

Gary Wiggins volunteers with Compassion & Choices, of Indiana a group that encourages individuals to think about end of life care options. Through education and outreach, Compassion & Choices offers people resources to easily create a living will or advance directive order so that you can have a say in your care in the event of a medical emergency. Gary …

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bloomingOUT – The Resolution Episode – January 5, 2017

Happy New Year from the bloomingOUT crew! For the first episode of 2017, join bloomingOUT producer, Ryne Shadday; and associate producer, Sarah Hetrick, for an episode of discussion on what the bloomingOUT team can do to better serve intersectional communities within the queer and ally spectrum. We here at bloomingOUT on WFHB have big hopes for 2017, and we hope …

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EcoReport – Part Two of Our Interview with Dana Recklehoff, Naturalist at Patoka Lake

In today’s EcoReport feature, we bring you part two of Julianna Dailey’s interview with Dana Recklehoff, Naturalist at Patoka Lake in southern Indiana. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature …

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Top Stories of 2016: What’s Wrong With Downtown Bloomington?

Today is number 1 on our countdown of the Top Stories of 2016. In this episode, we take a look back at the many ways Bloomington officials and residents have talked about – and acted on – issues in the downtown area during the past twelve months. Depending on who’s talking, there can be a long list of complaints about …

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