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Pence Addresses “Drug Dealers” directly in SOS Address

Governor Mike Pence addressed criminal justice issues during his 2016 State of the State address. For a response to that part of Governor Pence’s speech, we spoke with Lindsey Badger, a board member with New Leaf New Life, which provides services to inmates in the Monroe County Jail.

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Pence Suggests “Taking A Step Back From ISTEP” in SOS Address

Last night Indiana Governor Mike Pence delivered his annual State of the State address. Among the many topics covered in the 27-minute-long address, Pence discussed public education, specifically referring to the ISTEP test. For reaction to Pence’s address, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke today with Sue Wanzer, a member of the Monroe County Community School Corporation’s Board of Trustees. …

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Better Beware! – Indiana Top Ten: Part 1

Indiana’s Attorney General has released figures on scams and swindles reported in 2015. The con games and proportions aren’t much different around the country, but they do have some interesting surprises.

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The Ins and Outs of Money

HSA, HRA, FSA… those aren’t a handful of Scrabble tiles—they’re actually very important letters for your health. Understanding the difference between them is the key to making good decisions about your health benefits account. The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Ryan Stacy and Associate Producer Kristina Wiltsee. It’s part of the It’s Your Money Project at Monroe County …

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Public Health Emergency Declared in Monroe County

Last month, the Indiana State Department of Health declared a public health emergency in Monroe County. The declaration is the result of an epidemic of Hepatitis C in the area. Earlier today, WFHB news director Joe Crawford spoke with the administrator of the Monroe County health department about what the declaration means. We bring you that conversation now for today’s …

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Daily Local News – January 12, 2016

The former chancellor of Bloomington’s Ivy Tech Community College campus says he wants to be a Monroe County Commissioner; The state legislature is weighing three competing plans to dramatically increase Indiana’s spending on road maintenance; State Senator Ron Alting from Lafayette is concerned about the safety of referees at sporting events; The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department has …

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Interchange – Louis Farrakhan: The Last Radical Conservative


Louis Farrakhan, Black Lives Matter, and the future of black political leadership in the United States. I speak with Freddie deBoer about his Harper’s Monthly article “The Charmer” and the way Farrakhan’s “Million Man March” served as both a show of force and an example of resistance and separation from white America, prefiguring both the Occupy Wall Street and Black …

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Bring It On! – January 11, 2016

Clarence Boone and Amrita Myers discuss highlights of 2015 news. PART ONE This is our second broadcast for 2016.  At a recent Bring It On team summit, we decided to look back at 2015.  Clarence Boone and Amrita Myers discuss highlights of 2015 news.   PART TWO Headline news of interest to the African-American community.   Credits Hosts Clarence Boone …

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Monroe Co. Planners Debate I-69 Hospital Access

In the closing remarks of the Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s meeting on Friday, Plan Commission member Richard Martin brought up what he considered disconcerting news. Martin was alarmed by the fact that an alternative to the original plan for the I-69 interchange at Fullerton Pike seemed to be in the works. Martin said that alternative would limit access to …

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Activate! – Bloomington Symphony Orchestra/CHIRP – Audrey Jo Williams


Audrey Jo Williams of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra talks about her work with CHIRP, the BSO’s program to provide instruments to underpriveleged youth in our community. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS Bloomington Symphony Orchestra BSO Board Treasurer Indiana Youth Musicians Bloomington Community Band

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