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EcoReport – October 1, 2015

In today’s EcoReport feature we talk to Robert Colangelo, Founding Farmer and CEO of Green Sense Farms. They grow leafy vegetables indoors using a technique called vertical farming, which incorporates a completely controlled climate and uses LED lighting. Growing chambers are stacked vertically. No soil is used in the growing. The largest vertical farm in the USA is located in …

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Vertical Farming

In today’s EcoReport feature we talk to Robert Colangelo, Founding Farmer and CEO of Green Sense Farms. They grow leafy vegetables indoors using a technique called vertical farming, which incorporates a completely controlled climate and uses LED lighting. Growing chambers are stacked vertically. No soil is used in the growing. The largest vertical farm in the USA is located in …

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Better Beware! – Bad Charities Pt. 2

The Five Worst Charities in the World – here are particularly malodorous examples of operations that take advantage of good people, and rip them off to enrich themselves.

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Daily Local News – September 30, 2015

The Monroe County Community school board approved a collective agreement with its teachers yesterday; Fish and Wildlife officials are urging residents to obey fishing laws in hopes of keeping Asian carp out of Monroe Lake; Duke energy has reached a new settlement with its consumers that is expected to lower consumer costs; The City of Bloomington has set this year’s …

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Proposed Apartment Complex Concerns Neighbors

Drive most anywhere in Bloomington and you’ll see evidence of the city’s unprecedented boom in apartment construction. Seemingly every new proposal begins a complicated drama that plays out between residents, developers, and city government. Today, WFHB correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us a story about one such proposal.

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Asian Carp Found Near Lake Monroe

Fish and Wildlife officials are urging residents to obey fishing laws in hopes of keeping Asian carp out of Monroe Lake. Fisheries biologist Dave Kittaka, at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, says Asian carp have recently been discovered in the tailwater area near the lake. The fish can grow larger than 40 pounds and are known to jump out …

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MCCSC Board Approves Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Monroe County Community school board approved a collective agreement with its teachers yesterday. The Board of Trustees of the Monroe County Community School Corporation reviewed the tentative three-year agreement between the Corporation and the local teachers’ union, the Monroe County Education Association. The Attorney for the MCCSC, Charles Rubright [RU-bright], introduced the proposed agreement to the board. Legislation passed …

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Ins and Outs of Money – Funding Your Fun

Nobody said “money smart” has to mean “no fun.” In fact, budgeting for good times lets you enjoy yourself without having to worry about damaging your financial well-being.

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Individuals in the Transgender Community May Be at Greater Risk of Certain Health Effects

A new study out of IU and the University of Richmond shows what has long been understood about transgender people in the United States: that they experience major and daily discrimination. But the study goes on to look at how that discrimination affects the physical health of those same people. This afternoon, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke to one …

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“The Hunting Ground” Examines Rape on College Campuses

Tonight at 7 p.m., an IU student group is screening a film titled, The Hunting Ground, a documentary about rape on college campuses. For more on that, WFHB correspondent and IU student Amanda Marino brings us this report.

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