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Daily Local News – July 1, 2015

The Bloomington Human Rights Commission is continuing to encourage fair labor practices in local restaurants; The control the city of Bloomington government exercises over housing near IU was demonstrated last week at a meeting of the city Board of Zoning Appeals; The Bloomington 4th of July Parade takes place this Saturday beginning at 10 am; The Commission on Hispanic and …

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Interchange – What Makes Us Vulnerable: The Essential Ellen Willis

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Our topic for the next hour is the cultural and critical writing of Ellen Willis who was the New Yorker‘s first rock critic and the cofounder of the radical feminist group the Redstockings. Her essays have been described as always unsettling, combining passion and moral clarity, espresso for the feminist soul, and relevant as ever, with a continuing influence on …

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The Vast Influence of Indiana University’s Collins Living Learning Center

To any Indiana University outsider, the Collins Residence Center is just like any other residence hall. However the residence hall made the news last year when transgender actress and former IU student Laverne Cox said she switched from another dormitory to Collins Living and Learning Center for a more welcoming atmosphere. WFHB wanted to find out what makes Collins different …

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Daily Local News – June 30, 2015

Professional rescuers and volunteers continued the search for eighteen year old Marina Boelter last weekend; IU’s Maurer School of Law announced last week that they will be opening a new clinic to help Monroe County veterans denied benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs; A new poll from Bellwether Research shows bad news for Governor Mike Pence; The Monroe County …

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Bring It On! – June 29, 2015

William Hosea and Doris Sims welcome Cornelius Wright and Beverly Calender-Anderson. PART ONE On tonight’s show, William and Doris welcome B.I.O. contributors Cornelius Wright and Beverly Calender-Anderson, as we host a roundtable discussion of the recent current events affecting the African-American community nationwide so far this summer. PART TWO Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American …

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SCOTUS Overturns Power Plant Polution Regulations

Today the U.S. Supreme Court overturned an environmental rule meant to reduce pollution from power plants. News Director Joe Crawford spoke with Hoosier Environmental Council Director Jesse Kharbanda about how the ruling could affect Indiana. We bring you that conversation for today’s WFHB community report. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:47 — 7.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | …

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Daily Local News – June 29, 2015

Local activists and officials celebrated the Supreme Court ruling on Friday that made same sex marriage is legal in all 50 states; In the face of dramatic increases in hepatitis cases, especially among younger age groups, the Madison County health department has asked the state to declare a public health emergency there; The Monroe County Community School Corporation has received …

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Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Two: Relations

The second part of Books Unbound’s summer series on Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902) features “Lucy Tavish’s Journey “ (1867), a romantic tale read by Renee Reed that throws a few satiric elbows. Young Lucy Tavish sets out in new clothes bought by hay and cheese to have her first independent adventure, exposing herself to an unpredictable, sordid world. But before she …

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Hola Bloomington – June 26, 2015

Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington  Minerva Sosa, Carlos Bakota y Luis Hernandez hablan con abogada de inmigración Christie Popp sobre DACA, DAPA y la reforma migratoria. Además, se habla sobre las mujeres y niños que se encuentran en lugares de detención y los comentarios controversiales que hizo Donald Trump. Hola Bloomington’s hosts Minerva Sosa, Carlos Bakota and Luis Hernandez interview …

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Voices in the Street – “What issues have you with Bloomington?”

Nick’s English Hut made community news recently with a letter wherein they described illicit activity taking place outside their institution as “Bum Commerce.” And while the owners contend that the issue at hand is the illegal activity posing a danger to both customers, employees, and the community alike—regardless of the socioeconomic status of the individual—others found the use of the …

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