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Police, Emergency Services Gearing Up for Little 500

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This Friday is the official beginning of Indiana University’s Little 500 bicycle race in Bloomington. Bloomington Police Department Captain Steve Kellams said all officers are on-duty for ‘America’s Greatest College Weekend.’ Around 25,000 visitors and students attend the Little 500 bicycle race and other festivities around the IU Bloomington campus every year. Kellams said the swell in visitors means every …

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The Bicentennial Journal – Gladys DeVane Pt. 1

In this week’s edition of The Bicentennial Journal, Gladys DeVane shares her experiences with racism as a person of color. As a Black woman, she was excluded from the private parties and social gatherings of coworkers. So, DeVane says the African-American community would hang out together to get away from ‘being Black in Bloomington.’ Support for The Bicentennial Journal and …

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Daily Local News – March 22, 2018

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Cook Medical is breaking ground on the former GE refrigerator facility on Bloomington’s North West Side tomorrow morning; The two million dollar renovation of the Bloomington Animal Shelter has revealed even more repairs are needed; Indiana University says disciplinary action resulting from peaceful protests, will not count against high school applicants; Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed a bill this afternoon …

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Trump Tariff Proposal Misrepresents Purdue Study

A study by Purdue University is being used by the federal Commerce Department, as the basis for President Trump’s proposed steel tariff plans. Thomas Hertel, of the Global Trade Analysis Project at Purdue, says his study is being misused by the Commerce Department to sell the administration’s 25 percent tax on imported steel. Hertel wrote in a statement that the …

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Daily Local News – March 8, 2018

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Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb extended the number of counties under an emergency declaration, yesterday; A bill increasing the regulations on abortion providers and women seeking an abortion, is now on Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s desk; The Bloomington City Council accepted five proposals that would streamline the city’s sidewalk ordinance, last night; Bloomington Black Lives Matter is holding a call-in campaign to convince city …

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Eco Feature – March 8th, 2018

This week, WFHB’s Norm Holy speaks with Jeff Dukes about his work on climate assessments for Indiana.

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Big Talk Extra w/Michael Glab: Amelia Lahn

Amelia Lahn is one of the top defense lawyers for young men accused of rape or sexual assault on IU Bloomington’s campus. Lahn previously worked on the IU student conduct hearing board before she went into private practice in 2014. She talked about her strong opinions on the campus process, as well as her family’s tradition of working in law, …

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The Bicentennial Journal – Scott Faris pt 2

In this week’s edition of The Bicentennial Journal, Scott Faris continues his story about his family’s settlement of Monroe County, which includes Indiana University’s first female graduate. 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.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Joan Hawkins Pt. II

Associate Professor at Indiana University’s Media School, Joan Hawkins, is helping organize a conference and festival marking the 50th anniversary of a landmark, revolutionary year in global history. Titled “Wounded Galaxies 1968: Paris, Prague, Chicago,” the conference runs from February 6th through the 11th on the IU campus and at various venues throughout Bloomington. A pre-conference festival begins with a …

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IU Students Ask for Voting Site

Monroe County Election Board members are being asked to open a centrally-located poling site near Indiana University. Sandra Shapshay is the director of IU’s Political and Civic Engagement Program, or PACE. She says voter participation among Indiana University students is below the national average for college campuses. Speaking in last week’s election board meeting, Shapshay said PACE launched an initiative …

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