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Election Night 2014 – Jean Capler

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WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh and bloomingOUT Host Jeff Jewel speak with Fair Talk President Jean Capler about 2014’s legalization of same sex marriage in Indiana, despite the Indiana General Assembly’s efforts against same sex marriage, and how that may influence Election Night results.

Election Night 2014 – Marjorie Hershey

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WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford speaks with Indiana University Professor of Political Science Marjorie Hershey about her research on political parties and elections.

Election Night 2014 – Dave Nakarado

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WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh speaks with Libertarian County Commissioner candidate Dave Nakarado about the two-party system and the leading issues in Monroe County.

Election Night 2014 – Matt Pierce

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WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh speaks with District 61 Representative Matt Pierce about Indiana’s Republican super-majority, and the changes to House and Senate districts that may ensure the Party’s stronghold during this election as well.

Stress & Mindful Meditation

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Mindful meditation is increasing in popularity in the medical field due to its ability to increase brain efficiency. As Sierra Gardner reports, many community members are already practicing this method and working to increase awareness.

Elder Care Cultural Differences

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Rand McNally, Retirement Places Rated ranked Bloomington number 8 in the nation. But as Ruben Solis reports, retirement homes are not the best option for some people in the U.S.  Ruben Solis reports.

 

Pres. Drug Abuse – State Response

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Every 25 minutes, a person dies from a drug overdose.  As Olivia DeWeese reports, the abuse and misuse of prescription drugs is being called an epidemic in Indiana by government programs, and Bloomington is no exception.

Resources for the Homeless

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Every day thousands of families in our local community are without food and a place to sleep. With the help of new resources becoming available to aid the homeless, there has been a decline in the number of unsheltered families. As Daion Morton reports, as the numbers in Indiana continue to decrease, local cities like Bloomington are continuing to work together to help homeless families find a place they can call home.

Homelessness Factors

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In January 2013, over 610,000 people were homeless on a given night in the United States. Bloomington, Indiana has been struggling with finding solutions for the homeless population.  Why can’t the homeless just get a job and make money? According to various sources, being homeless is much more complicated than a willingness to work.  Here is Dani Aleksa, reporting for WFHB.

ACA & Medicaid Expansion

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The Affordable Care Act has been a contentious issue since its inception back in 2009. one particular part of the ACA is causing debate in within states nationwide, the expansion of Medicaid. Twenty-six states have not taken the federal funds to expand Medicaid, one of which is Indiana. Governor Mike Pence has rejected the Medicaid expansion in favor of a state plan, and as Neal Earley reports, the Medcaid expansion has created much tension among Hoosiers.

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