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EcoReport – December 10, 2015

In today’s Eco-Report feature: 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. 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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Brown County Hour – Episode #45: December 2015

Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Pam Raider, Rick Fettig and Jeff Foster. First aired Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB ☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour: Musical guests: Kara Barnard, Cari Ray and Chuck Wills perform holiday tunes (recorded live in our studio), and bring us up to speed on their Dec 12 Brown County Christmas …

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Better Beware! – Two Current Scams

One of our listeners ran into a house-rental scam right here, and there are warnings out about a scam on the LinkedIn website. Here’s the stories!

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Black Student Solidarity March to Take Place Saturday on IU Campus

March organizers sold shirts featuring the words, "BLACK IUNITY." Many participants are planning to wear those shirts on Saturday. White says the proceeds from the sales will help pay the college application fees for high school students who could not otherwise afford to apply to attend IU.

On Saturday, a group of black students at Indiana University are planning a march as a symbol of solidarity in the wake of what organizers call racial transgressions on campus. The march begins at noon at the Sample Gates. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with an organizer of the march for today’s WFHB community report.

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New Senate Bill Excludes Certain Segments of LGBTQ Community

A recently filed bill, Senate Bill 100, seeks to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s nondiscrimination laws. However, many more bills like this may come through soon. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce supports such a bill but has yet to endorse any specific proposal. Senate Bill 100 was created by Republican Senator Travis Holdman with language that …

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I-69 Development Continues to Cause Environmental Concerns

Earlier today Governor Mike Pence joined state and local leaders opening section 4 of Interstate 69. Afterward Pence led a caravan to open the new 27 miles between U.S. 231 and State Road 37, just south of Bloomington. Purdue University researchers estimate that commuters will save about 18 minutes of travel time with this new stretch of highway. One of …

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Daily Local News – December 9, 2015

Earlier today Governor Mike Pence joined state and local leaders opening section 4 of Interstate 69; Monroe County has rejected the donation of a large office building from Hoosier Energy and the Indiana Department of Transportation; A recently filed bill, Senate Bill 100, seeks to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s nondiscrimination laws. FEATURE On Saturday, a …

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Sheriff Swain Talks Body Cameras and Privacy Concerns (EXTENDED)

One of Monroe County's new body cameras.

At the end of last week, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department received a shipment of 36 body cameras. The cost for the equipment was almost $40,000, which came from money left over in the Sheriff’s fuel budget. All deputies are expected to begin using the body cameras by December 21st. This afternoon, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford stopped by the …

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Interchange – Eat Walk Shoot Draw: A New Film on John James Audubon

John James Audubon. Painting: John Syme

John James Audubon was “an archetypal American who astonishingly combined in equal measure the virtues of George Washington, Daniel Boone and Benjamin Franklin.” (Lewis Mumford) Two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Al Reinert will premiere Audubon, a new documentary about the renowned bird artist, eloquent writer, and naturalist John James Audubon on Thursday, December 10 at 7:30pm AMC Showplace Bloomington 11, for …

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The Ins and Outs of Money – The Psychology of Budgeting

Often the biggest obstacle to maintaining a budget isn’t financial in nature it’s psychological. Overcome the temptation to cheat yourself with these guidelines for sticking to your budget. Produced by Ryan Stacy and Associate Producer Kristina Wiltsee. It’s part of the It’s Your Money Project at Monroe County Public Library.

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