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Student Groups Speak on Donald Trump’s Election – from Bring It On!

In the wake of the November 8th election, Bloomington residents have organized a plethora of community meetings, marches, organizing events and rallies. Many are alarmed about the potential effects of a Donald Trump presidency. Earlier this month, the hosts of WFHB’s Bring it On spoke with three student activists who represented groups associated with Indiana University. Bring It On host, …

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Conservative Group and Refugee Support Network Hold Forum

Area residents gathered at the Monroe County Public Library last Wednesday for a forum on the resettlement of refugees to Bloomington. Reporter, Sarah Vaughan, attended the meeting and, as expected, found opposing information and perspectives were plentiful. The organization, Exodus Refugee Immigration, is opening an office in Bloomington in the spring of next year and will help resettle families in …

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Activate – Indiana Recovery Alliance : Chris Abert

The Indiana Recovery Alliance is a volunteer organization that works to address opoid addiction and abuse in the community by addressing these issues with education, advocacy, needle exchange programs, and outreach services. This week, founder and director, Chris Abert, talks about the services of the organization and ways to assist the Indiana Recovery Alliance with their mission of advocacy. That’s …

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Activate! – Mark Houlemarde

Mark Houlemarde is a PhD student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at Indiana University. He has experience working in areas of diversity education, judicial affairs, residence life, and gender-violence prevention. In this episode of Activate, Mark shares his experiences as an activist working to prevent sexual violence. Mark creates programming geared primarily for college students, particularly male …

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Interchange – Aging in a Modern Age

This week on Interchange, host Alycin Bektesh speaks with Mela Hatchett and Mary Boutain of the Area 10 Agency on Aging about the changing perceptions and stigmas associated with aging.

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Interchange – Toby Strout: Domestic Violence Awareness

This week on Interchange, host Joe Crawford discusses domestic violence with Toby Strout, the executive director of Middle Way House. Strout talks about the interpersonal and structural causes of domestic violence and how it intersects with other societal issues. She also outlines the services offered by Middle Way House and how victims can seek help from the organization.

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