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Voices in the Street – Torture: The U.S. Government’s Controversial Interrogation Methods

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In 2007, a former CIA interrogator asserted that the tactic known as water boarding was effective in shaking potentially life-saving information from terrorists. Fast forward seven years, and the U.S. Faces criticism from the United Nations as well as other countries whom the U.S. Has criticized for human rights violations after a Senate report was released detailing torture techniques used after the September 11th attacks. Notably, The Senate report concluded CIA interrogation tactics were ineffective and often too brutal and could incite attacks and endanger the lives of American hostages held by Islamic militants. Voices in the Street spoke with people seven years ago about how they felt on this issue.

Home, Family and Food: Bloomington’s Holiday Traditions

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The holidays are upon us, and whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa this month, we all have our own unique family traditions. ‘Tis for joy and reflection, so we hit the streets of Bloomington to ask local residents about your favorite part of the holidays and your family traditions

‘Tis the season for Thanksgiving!

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Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is a week from today. Voices on the Street will be on a week-long hiatus so we wanted to ask your friends and neighbors about their Thanksgiving traditions and what they’re thankful for this year.

A Fair Day’s Work: Labor Unions

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Bloomingfoods workers will have a union. A large majority of voters were in favor of joining the United Food and Commercial Workers and having this union be the vehicle for negotiating a first collective agreement with Bloomingfoods management. Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors how they feel about unions.

Voices in the Street – Joining the Choir Invisible: What Happens When You Die?

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Our ability to ponder our own mortality is one of the things that makes us human.  Even if you’re not particularly religious, you’ve likely wondered about the end of your life and what’s in store beyond.  We wanted to know how our listeners view death and the afterlife.

So let’s get heavy Bloomington:  what do YOU think happens when you die?  We hit the streets to find out.

Daily Local News – November 6, 2014

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After being turned down once before, a local attorney now has received permission to build a new 4-story apartment building in downtown Bloomington. David Ferguson, through his company Moonburn LLC, got approval from the Bloomington Plan Commission on November 3rd. The building will be on North Morton Street, near the intersection with 10th Street. It will have 33 apartments, each with one bedroom. Jim Roach, from city planning, said the Commission voted against a slightly altered version of the same project in July.

FEATURE
WFHB, in partnership with Community Access Television Services, hosted a full night of interviews and updates on election night. IU Professor of Political Science Majorie Hershey was among the guests to come on the show, and she spoke with WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford about her research on political parties and elections. With the votes all tallied, we hear her perspective for today’s community report.

VOICES IN THE STREET
WFHB’s weekly public opinion segment

CREDITS
Anchors Carissa Barret, Carolyn VandeWiele
Today’s headlines were written by Anson Shupe, Susan Northleaf, Sophia Saliby and Sarah Panfil
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Alycin Bektesh
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley
Our engineer today is Jose Rodriguez
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

 

Voices in the Street – Ghosts, Ghouls and other Spooky Stuff: Tomorrow is Halloween!!

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Tomorrow is Halloween, and even though the scariest part might be the chance of snow late Friday night, Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors about some of their best past costumes and what some of their fondest memories of the celebration are.

Voices in the Street – Ebola in the US: What is the threat and where is the information?

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Yesterday, the Indiana State Health Departament annouced the establishment of a call center for the public to ask questions regarding the Ebola Viurs Disease.  Health Representatives can be reached at 877-826-0011Monday through Friday to answer questions about symptoms, screenings and diagnoses.  Voices in the Street asked your friends and neighbors about the Ebola virus and the threat it poses to the US and the world at large.

Voices in the Street – Gay marriage instantly legal in 30 states: The Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals

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Earlier this month, the Supreme Court shocked many by refusing refusing to hear appeals of three Circuit Court rulings that had overturned same-sex marriage bans, despite pleas from both sides to settle the issue. Gay marriage, therefore, was immediately allowed by all three circuits, covering 11 states and bringing the number of states permitting same-sex marriage to 30, including some of the most conservative. Voices in the Street wants to know how you feel about the legalization of gay marriage.

Voices in the Street – Where do you get your news and why: Media motives and the public trust

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WFHB’s Fall Fund Drive is in full swing—big thanks to everyone who supports community radio! This week, Voices in the Street brings to a two-part segment focusing on the news, its motivation, and news sources you trust. So tell us, Bloomington: What do you think influences the news stories we hear, and what are some of your trusted sources?

In part two, we asked what news sources you trust.

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