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Cast of Characters: Heather Pittman

In the WFHB series, Cast of Characters, we go looking for local people with important personal stories. We bring you another installment of the Cast of Characters series now with WFHB correspondent Amanda Marino, featuring local resident Heather Pittman.

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Daily Local News – December 15, 2015

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is working on a new master plan for Monroe Lake, for the first time in 48 years; The Ellettsville Town Council unanimously approved a measure today that would hike utility rates for consumers across town; The Monroe County Election Board has levied a thousand dollar fine against City Council member Steve Volan for delinquent …

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EcoReport – December 10, 2015

What’s in your water? The safety of the local water supply has been called into question in recent weeks. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford has more on that story for today’s EcoReport Feature. 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 …

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Fund Drive on EcoReport

WFHB Fund Drive is under way! 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 and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we …

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Bring It On! – December 14, 2015

William Hosea and Amrita Myers welcome Jennifer Osterholt, BHA Executive Director and Amber Gress, BHA Administrative Director. PART ONE William Hosea and Amrita Myers welcome Jennifer Osterholt, and Amber Gress in the studio to discuss the day-to-day operations and philosophy of the Bloomington Housing Authority. The Bloomington Housing Authority was established in 1961 and the first development of affordable housing …

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Books Unbound – The Wild Pigeon: Rejection of a Caged Life


Uyghur writer Nurmuhemmet Yasin’s poignant beast fable led to his imprisonment by the Chinese government on charges of inciting separatism. The tale can be read as a political or environmental allegory, and values freedom and spirituality over domination and exploitation. The author has remained in prison since the story’s publication ten years ago: 2015 was to have been the year …

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Indiana University Study Finds News via Social Media Creates “Information Bubbles”

A recent study by Indiana University researchers has found that people who access their news via social media are measurably more at risk of exposing themselves to what co-author Fil Menczer calls information bubbles. “An information bubble is a metaphorical term to refer to the fact that they may be exposed to a set of news or informations that my …

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Activate! – Salvation Army Food Pantry – Part 2: Mercedes Jones


Part 2 of our interview with a woman who helped set up a new food pantry. Our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community. EXTERNAL LINKS IU Crimson Cupboard

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Historian Discusses Democratization of Wealth

Earlier this month, the political economist, historian, and writer Gar Alperovitz spoke in Bloomington. Alperovitz is a founding principal of the Democracy Collaborative, which researches paths towards ecologically sustainable, community-oriented change, and the democratization of wealth. He was invited to speak by local organizations that included Bloomingfoods, Bloomington Cooperative Living, and the Community Commons Project at Indiana University. In the …

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Daily Local News – December 14, 2015

Indiana Limestone Company is moving approximately 20 jobs to downtown Bloomington; News via Social Media creates “information bubbles”; The Third Annual Crimson Film Festival will be held tomorrow beginning at 9pm. FEATURE The political economist and historian Gar Alperovitz speaks in Bloomington about connecting community members to what he calls “anchor institutions.” ACTIVATE Salvation Army Food Pantry (Part 2) Part …

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