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Hydraulic Fracking A Concern For Hoosiers

The state of Oklahoma has experienced an increased number of earthquakes in recent years and researchers there say the seismic activity appears to be linked to oil and gas drilling. Specifically, the earthquakes seem to be connected to the use of hydraulic fracking, a process that also occurs in parts on Indiana. WFHB correspondent Kyle Boen looked into whether Hoosiers …

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Standing Room Only – 2015 Legislative Wrap-Up

On May 6, 2015, The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, led by its president and CEO,  Jeb Conrad, hosted a conversation with local legislators, who discussed some of the highlights of this year’s legislative session and provided insights into the effects of new legislation. This event was moderated by WISH-TV political reporter Jim Shella, and is part of  programming provided …

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Better Beware! – Phony Phone Tactics

Scammers who call on the phone demanding money deserve anything they get – so here’s some ideas on how to turn the tables on ’em! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Daily Local News – May 27, 2015

An armed man and an accomplice robbed the People’s State Bank on Bloomington’s East side yesterday evening; The City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development Department announced yesterday that applications are now available for its 2015 Citizens’ Academy program; Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has joined a national lawsuit against four cancer charities accused of scamming millions of dollars from …

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Cancer Charities Accused of Fraud; 137 Million Dollar Settlement Already Agreed Upon

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has joined a national lawsuit against four cancer charities accused of scamming millions of dollars from donors. That’s according to a press release from the AG’s office. The plaintiffs include the Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The FTC has accused the charities of squandering donations …

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Interchange – A Power Unto Itself: Scott Horton on the National Security Elite

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Host Doug Storm is joined by Scott Horton, attorney and contributing editor at Harper’s Weekly, author of the recent book, The Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Foreign Policy, and author of the essay “Company Men: Torture, treachery, and the CIA,” which appeared in the April issue of Harper’s. Discussed The Senate Report on Torture as …

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Bloomington Announces It Will Offer Its Workers Gender Reassignment Surgery

The City of Bloomington has announced it will offer its workers health care that includes gender reassignment surgery and other needs specific to transgender people. Correspondent Sierra Gardner has that story for today’s WFHB community report. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:24 — 4.0MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Ins and Outs of Money – Artists Approaching Finances (repeat)

Artistic types are known for always doing things their own unique way. Miah Michaelsen of Bloomington Entertainment & Arts District (BEAD) joins us to discuss how artists can approach their finances and who can help them. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:11 — 4.8MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Daily Local News – May 26, 2015

The State of Indiana has extended the official public health emergency in Scott County by a full year. A Bloomington North High School has received a ten-thousand-dollar award for teaching excellence. A group at Indiana University is partnering with five Indiana health centers to evaluate adult patients for alcohol and substance abuse risks. Bloomington residents may soon be presented with …

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Books Unbound – Not Somewhere Else But Here

“Not Somewhere Else But Here” is a companion piece to Books Unbound’s April 25th episode on Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, and was originally broadcast as a prologue to a living reading of the memoir. Excerpts from classic fiction on incarceration and poems explore the theme of confinement, how it shapes identity, and the nature of escape. The program …

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