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Daily Local News – December 1, 2015

A special prosecutor is being brought in to investigate misuse of public funds at the Monroe County Auditor’s office; The Bloomington Utilities Service Board has approved the third in a series of reimbursement agreements with the contractor building Interstate 69. FEATURE Threats to digital security and privacy are becoming increasingly difficult to understand and to defend against. As part of …

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Bring It On! – November 30, 2015

Clarence Boone and Liz Mitchell welcome Archie Allen of Clover Lane Media. PART ONE On tonight’s show, Clarence and Liz welcome Clover Lane Media for a discussion of the upcoming documentary, “Indiana Trailblazers: The Beginning – Before 1965” a series that explores the contributions of African Americans across the state of Indiana before and during the Civil Rights era. PART …

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DLN Feature 11-30-2015

In August, the Monroe County Health Department declared a health emergency over the increase in Hepatitis C infections in the county. This official declaration allowed the department to apply to the Indiana State Commissioner of Health for approval to set up a needle exchange program, which would allow I.V. drug users to safely and legally exchange used needles for unused …

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Daily Local News – November 30, 2015

Indiana University is hosting a forum tomorrow night to discuss what can be learned from the recent HIV outbreak in southeastern Indiana; Bloomington’s annual Krampus Night is schedule for this Saturday; The Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation has asked for help paying for its proposed STEM program. The Monroe County Council has added a line to the 2016 Salary …

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N Nature – The Wild Turkey

For Thanksgiving week, our IN Nature segment is on the Wild Turkey.

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Books Unbound – A Piece of Earth Is My Birthright: Writings from Native American Women for Thanksgiving

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The Yankton Sioux writer Zitkala-Sa attended Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, in the 1890s. “Zitkala-Sa” (“Red Bird”) was the name she gave herself when she began her writing career in English: her birth name was Gertrude Simmons, and she often appears in literary histories under her married name of Gertrude Bonnin. “A piece of earth is my birthright” is a …

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Interchange – Zora Neale Hurston and the Blues

photo by Carl Van Vechten (1938)

WFHB Blue Monday DJ and Blues guitarist Jason Fickel discusses Zora Neale Hurston with IU professor M. Cooper Harriss. The two look at the work of the Harlem Renaissance author, anthropologist, and folklorist in the context of Blues culture. We’ll hear Library of Congress recordings of Hurston singing as part of her folklore project, we’ll play blues songs from the …

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Cast of Characters: Rachid Maidi

Rachid Maidi has lived in the United States for over 40 years. He considers the U.S. his home.

In the WFHB series, Cast of Characters, we go looking for local people with interesting personal stories. In this episode, local resident Rachid Maidi discusses his childhood in Algeria, his experiences as a Muslim in the U.S. and much more. Cast of Characters is produced by Amanda Marino.

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The Ins and Outs of Money

WFHB’s weekly financial segment The Ins and Outs of Money.You’ve finally committed to keeping a budget, but it can be tedious. Here are some tips for managing your money—without micromanaging it. 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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Daily Local News – November 24, 2015

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging Governor Mike Pence’s decision to block the resettlement of Syrian refugees; A bill introduced by state lawmakers last week could make it more difficult for Bloomington officials to target discrimination; Bloomington’s incoming mayor is raising questions about plans for the proposed Trades District downtown; The …

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