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EcoReport Feature: EcoTourism in Alaska

Bob Kissel talks with Gavin Bieber, a leader for the bird watching tour company Wings, on St Lawrence Island at the Western frontier of Alaska about eco tourism and the Yupik Alaskan natives who live on this remote island only 35 miles from Russia.

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Activate! – Jamie Hillner

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Jamie Hillner talks about the mission and her experience with Girls Inc. Also, more ways to connect to your community from the City of Bloomington’s Volunteer Network. LINKS Girls Inc After-School Program Volunteer Girl Scout Leaders Boys and Girls Club Programs

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Better Beware – Halloween!

Our annual blend of warnings, reassurances, suggestions and local info on how kids and adults can be both scary AND safe on Halloween.

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Indiana Signs Agreement with Real Alternatives

The State of Indiana recently signed a $3.5 million agreement with Real Alternatives, an out-of-state crisis pregnancy organization that aims to reduce abortions by dissuading women through counseling. Correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us a look at Real Alternatives, and their role as an alternative to Planned Parenthood.

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Daily Local News – October 28, 2015

Governor Mike Pence has reversed his position about whether teachers should be punished for students’ ISTEP scores, at least for this year. Pence outlined his new position in a letter to state Superintendent Glenda Ritz yesterday; The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has won their challenge against a law that would have made it a level six felony for …

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Books Unbound – American Girls Horror Stories, Part Four: Body and Soul

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Male fears of female domination form one of the strands of horror in “The Thing on the Doorstep” by H.P. Lovecraft, with marriage both transforming and threatening individual identity. Now recognized as a master of the genre, Lovecraft died in poverty after publishing his short fiction mainly in pulp magazines. His expressions of horror are often driven by the darkness …

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Interchange – The Shell Game of Digital Liberation

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Our program today is “The Shell Game of Digital Liberation.” Segment One: The Amazonization of Everything. We’ll take a look at what Jeff Bezos hath wrought–from enterprise software management systems to just-in-time-staffing in warehouses; from “immaterial labor” to Alexa, your personal digital assistant device which is always listening to you in your home; from Human Intelligence Tasks to inactivity reports. …

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Local Water Shows Increased Levels of Disinfectant Chemicals

The Bloomington Utilities Department notified residents earlier this month that there have been increased levels of disinfectant chemicals in the local drinking water. These chemicals are known as HAA5 and TTHM. They are a byproduct of chlorine, which is used by the Department at its water treatment plant to purify the water supply. In a recent report to the Bloomington …

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An Interview with IU Feminist Student Association’s Connie Lu

For today’s WFHB community report, we bring you a conversation with the co-president of the Indiana University Feminist Student Association, Connie Lu. Lu speaks with WFHB correspondent Joshua Byron about the goals of the student group as well as the recent scandal at the local chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, which was shut down after an incident involving …

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Daily Local News – October 26, 2015

Some state representatives in Indiana are pushing for the state to pass a hate crime law; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District has agreed to buy a property that’s allegedly been contaminated by the County landfill; The Indiana State Board of Education is considering implementing cut scores for the 2014-2015 ISTEP testing; The Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Board has …

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