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Wendell Potter: Author, Activist and Former Health Insurance PR Executive

On Sunday, May 1st, former health insurance PR executive Wendell Potter will be making a presentation in Bloomington. Potter will be speaking at 5pm at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. He quit his job at Cigna in 2008 and has since become a health care advocate, often calling out questionable practices in the health insurance industry. Earlier today WFHB News Director Joe …

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Bernie Sanders Supporters Speak Outside IU Auditorium

Bernie Sanders supporters waiting in line about 2 p.m. on April 27th outside the IU Auditorium. (Photo by Joe Crawford)

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is set to speak at a rally this evening at the IU Auditorium. The doors opened at 5 o’clock and Sanders is supposed to begin speaking around 7. Sanders is the first presidential candidate to hold a rally in Bloomington this election season. His supporters began lining up outside the Auditorium early this morning. WFHB …

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Bring it On – April 25th, 2016

Congratulations to the Bring It On staff on their award from the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists! Cornelius Wright and Amrita Myers are joined by “The Great Eight”, which are: Jada Phelps-Moultrie Shannon McCullough Johari Shuck Nadrea Njoku Tiffany Kyser Jasmine Haywood Demetrees Hutchins Juhanna Rogers This sisterhood of eight Ph.D candidates from the IU School of Education will not …

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Hola Bloomington – April 22, 2016

Hola Bloomington’s hosts Luis Hernández and Luis Fuentes talk about one of the most anticipated Spring sporting event in Bloomington. Indiana University’s men’s soccer team versus Mexico’s National U20 team. They discuss past game results and what this event means for the Latino community in Bloomington and the surrounding areas. Los locutores de Hola Bloomington Luis Hernández y Luis Fuentes …

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Profiling Bloomington’s Complicated Relationship with Little 500

Photo by Kmetherd via Wikimedia Commons

Each April in Bloomington Little 500 comes and goes, and with it comes mixed emotions. On one hand, many IU students view it as the high point of fun in the academic year. The race itself is an effective fundraiser and provides student riders opportunities for personal growth and camaraderie. But for residents of Bloomington, Little 5 can be more …

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Bring It On – April 11, 2016

Bring It On’s William Hosea and Liz Mitchell welcome special guests IU Professor, Dr. Tyron Cooper, and the City of Bloomington’s Dan Niederman and Hannah Lehman from the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND).

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Bring It On – April 4, 2016

Clarence Boone and Cornelius Wright welcome special guest Dr. Iris Rosa, who is a professor in Indiana University Bloomington’s Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, and the Director of the African American Dance Company for over four decades. Rosa joins Bring It On to discuss the history of the African American Dance Company and their upcoming Spring Concert, …

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Bloomington’s Chocolate Moose Set For Demolition

A Bloomington ice cream stand with a history going back to the 1950s could soon be torn down. The Chocolate Moose building on South Walnut Street is slated for demolition under a pending development plan. The plan calls for constructing a 4-story apartment building on the site, with a new space for the ice cream parlor on the first floor. …

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General Electric Cuts Retiree Health Care — Workers in Bloomington Protest

Ruth Whitt, right, says she was repeatedly assured she would have health care benefits during her retirement.

Retirees from General Electric demonstrated outside the plant on Curry Pike earlier today. GE has just slashed retirees’ health care benefits. Sandy Turner says she worked in the plant for 29 years before retiring in 2005. Turner told WFHB: “We’re out here in protest of GE breaking their promises (to) the retirees. Over the years we’ve made billions of dollars for this corporation — this …

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Hola Bloomington – March 18, 2016

La locutora de Hola Bloomington Araceli Gómez-Aldana entrevista a Mauricio Miranda, estudiante en el programa de Master en Fine Arts de la universidad de Indiana. Mauricio habla sobre la obra que escribió titulada Occupants. La obra es sobre una madre peruana y su hija tratando de crear su propia versión del sueño americano, mientras luchan con traumas del pasado y …

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