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An Inside Look at Bloomington’s Food Deserts

State legislators this year have supported legislation that takes on the problem of food deserts throughout Indiana. Reporter, Sarah Zinn, took a look at one food desert in Bloomington and she brings us that story for today’s WFHB community report. This story was produced by WFHB reporter Sarah Zinn in partnership with a journalism class Indiana University.

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Daily Local News – March 21, 2016

The Indiana Department of Transportation is collaborating with the national organization Adventure Cycles in the creation of a new national bicycle route; Local tornado sirens will be tested tomorrow in conjunction with National Severe Weather Week; Driving-related fatalities are on the rise in Indiana and across the United States; The Indiana Arts Commission has announced that legendary jazz guitarist Wes …

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EcoReport – March 17, 2016

In today’s Ecoreport feature, we hear from Gary Markowski from the Caribbean Conservation Trust, a small US company that has been bringing bird watchers to Cuba for the past 20 years. 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 …

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Bird Watching in Cuba

In today’s Ecoreport feature, we hear from Gary Markowski from the Caribbean Conservation Trust, a small US company that has been bringing bird watchers to Cuba for the past 20 years.

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Interchange – Alfonsina and the Sea

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Considered one of the greatest Argentinian poets of the first half of the 20th century, Alfonsina Storni, along with Frida Kahlo and Virginia Woolf, was one of the most important feminist voices of her generation. Yet she is virtually unknown in the U.S. while a contemporary “rival,” Jorge Luis Borges is high on the Western academic list of canonized authors. …

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Voices in the Street – The Affordable Care Act: What does Bloomington Think Three Years in?

The Affordable Care Act, or ACA, or Obamacare, was adapted into law on April 24, 2013. Many people think this is an overreach of the government’s ability to tax its citizens but others feel it is a way for people acquire quality health care they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford through the free market. Voices in the Street hit …

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On Teenage Prostitution: Interview with Pamela Sojka of Middle Way House

Bloomington police have arrested a 14-year-old girl for prostitution. According to a report in the Herald-Times, police obtained search warrants for the girl’s Facebook page and cellphone records and found evidence she had offered sex for money. The arrest has generated concern from many in the local community. For more on this story, News Director Joe Crawford spoke with Pamela …

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Attorney General Greg Zoeller Urges the Legal Community to Join Competition to Help Feed Indiana’s Hungry

Indiana’s Attorney General Greg Zoeller urges the legal community to join a competition to help feed Indiana’s hungry. In a press release, Zoeller calls on lawyers for their help to gather non-perishable foods and monetary support for South Central Indiana’s 10 food banks. The competition lasts through the end of March. He say “Lawyers are always called upon to help …

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“Canned Hunting” Bill Sent to Gov. Pence to Sign this Week

A new bill allowing “canned hunting” facilities in Indiana has been sent to Gov. Pence this week to sign — or take no action, which allows it to become law. Canned hunting refers to fenced-in properties where people pay to hunt. Supporters of the bill point out there are new regulations on such sites, like fences that must be at …

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Interview with Yale Professor James Scott

Tonight at 7:30, the William T. Patten Foundation at IU will host a lecture by Yale University professor James Scott. A highly recognized social scientist, Scott is scheduled to speak about a portion of Southeast Asia that has, until recently, evaded incorporation into nation states. WFHB’s Interchange Host Doug Storm spoke with Scott earlier this week and we bring you …

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