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Indiana Among States with Highest Mortality for Mothers

This past Sunday was Mother’s Day, in the United States. The U.S. is the most dangerous country in the developed world, for new mothers and mothers-to-be. An investigation by ProPublica found the death rate for new and expectant mothers is on the rise, across the country. Indiana is among a handful of the most dangerous states for mothers. In today’s Feature …

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Barge, Hamilton Talk Housing at Second Debate

Mayoral candidates Amanda Barge and John Hamilton spoke at their second debate of the year, last night. The Democracy for Monroe County debate, held at the Monroe County Public Library, heard both Democratic candidates speak about housing, healthcare, jobs, and inter-governmental relations. The debate was moderated by DFMC’s Endorsements Committee Chair, Jada Bee. DFMC is expected to endorse either candidate …

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Daily Local News – December 18, 2018

Increases in Indiana’s revenue are expected to be offset by state expenditures in the Department of Child Services and Medicaid; Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s office said they’re pleased with a Texas Supreme Court Judge’s decision, on Friday; Attorney General Curtis Hill will use public funds to fight sexual battery allegations; On Friday, the Monroe Convention Center’s Steering Committee recommended …

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Bring It On – December 3, 2018

In this episode, family practice doctor Dr. Karen Reid-Renner joins hosts William Hosea and Clarence Boone, to discuss her specialty field and the fulfillment she derives from helping those in need. CREDITS Our show’s producer is Clarence Boone, with help from WFHB News Department Director Wes Martin. Our board engineer is Taiah Wilson. Our original theme music was created by …

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Final Indiana Senate Debate Tonight

Indiana Senate Candidates Mike Braun and Incumbent Senator Joe Donnelly will face off in the final Senate debate tonight. The candidates will be joined by Libertarian Lucy Brenton at the Toby Theater at Newfields in Indianapolis. The debate will be hosted by the Indiana Debate Commission and will last an hour starting at 7:00PM. The debate will be live-streamed on …

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Opioid Crisis Bill, SUPPORT Act, Passes Congress

The SUPPORT Act, passed the US Senate 98 to 1 yesterday. Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly spoke on the senate floor promoting provisions to the opioid crisis legislation. The incumbent Democratic Senator proposed three provisions to the bill, including a measure to expand the use of non-opioid alternatives in Medicare. That provision is named in honor of Dr. Todd Graham, a …

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The Bicentennial Journal – Susan Weir: The Local Council of Women and Bloomington Hospital

In this episode of the Bicentennial Journal, Susan Weir tells the story of how the Local Council of Women founded the Bloomington Hospital, and their continuing involvement with the community health care in Bloomington. Support for The Bicentennial Journal and WFHB comes from Monroe County and Visit Bloomington. More information about Monroe County’s Bicentennial is available on their website. The …

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Standing Room Only: Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan

On August 27, Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan sponsored a candidate and community health care forum on the Franklin College campus. Moderated by Dr. Rob Stone, the panel included local health care experts Dr. Mary Beth Hensley and Michael Kolenda Ph.D., the Director of WindRose Health Network. Both Indiana 9th Congressional District candidates, Liz Watson and Trey Hollingsworth, were …

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Interchange – A Targeted Divide: What Bullets do to Bodies and Lives

This is the special 90-minute finale for our series A Targeted Divide. It’s called “What Bullets do to Bodies and Lives: Structural Violence, Firearms, and Surviving Gunshot Wounds.” We know a lot about gun homicide, much less about what life is like for the wounded living: What happens to those who get shot, but live? How does the arc of …

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Planned Parenthood Closes Ft. Wayne Clinic

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Planned Parenthood is closing their clinic in Fort Wayne due to intimidation. That’s according to Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky CEO Christie Gillespie. Gillespie made the announcement that Planned Parenthood will close down their Fort Wayne clinic, during a press conference this afternoon in Fort Wayne. Gillespie said Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky laid off four employees at …

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