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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Jeffrey Isaac

Jeff Isaac is an opinionated scholar. A professor of political science at Indiana University, he has written many books, is a regular contributor to respected journals, and takes to social media to share his feelings and bring political science just a bit closer to the average person. He grew up in a typical New York City neighborhood, playing stickball and …

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Daily Local News – May 3, 2017

The Monroe County Democratic Party is voicing frustration with the governor’s signing of an anti-solar energy bill, Senate Bill 309. Holcomb signed the bill yesterday. Seven Oaks Classical School is pushing back after a local group filed a lawsuit seeking to have the school’s charter revoked. The City of Bloomington is taking another step towards developing a proposed tech park …

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Gay Role Models Needed as Mentors

In this WFHB community report, we hear from Indiana University senior Tristan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick came out as gay when he was 15, but found that he didn’t have any gay role models to look up for guidance and support. That changed, however, when he came to IU and met Doug Bauder, director of the LGBTQ+ Culture Center at IU Bloomington. …

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Daily Local News – April 26, 2017

Indiana governor Eric Holcomb vetoed a bill that would have increased costs for members of the public seeking to access government records. The Monroe County Community School Corporation has approved an increase in meal prices for the 2017-2018 school year. The Indiana State Police are once again partnering with the Indiana Drug Abuse Task force to collect expired, unused and …

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Breaking Free from Prejudice – How values change in a University Setting

As part of an assignment in a journalism class at the IU Media School, Greg Gottfried examined his relationship with his high school friends and his anxieties about leaving Bloomington and the diversity found in a University town. This story is courtesy of a partnership between WFHB and a journalism class at the IU Media School taught by Amy Gastelum

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Yousuf Ali

Researchers at Indiana University’s Lu Lab for the study of neural networks have discovered that caffeine, among two dozen other common compounds, can strengthen brain cells and help ward off Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other degenerative brain diseases. Before you decide to drink a pot or two of coffee every morning in hopes of avoiding these maladies, one of the lab’s …

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Daily Local News – April 19, 2017

A Bloomington-based biotech company, AB Biotechnologies, took another step toward expanding its business last nigh; Many Indiana University employees will be losing out on overtime eligibility that they had received last year as a result of a measure put into place by former president Barack Obama; Indiana employers are in need of middle-skill workers, according to a report from the …

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Daily Local News – April 12, 2017

The Monroe County Council has put plans for a new library branch in a holding pattern, citing concerns about annexation; Revisions to a town ordinance governing the floodplain overlay district could prove expensive for some Ellettsville residents; A City of Bloomington press release announced the results of the city’s monthly water testing program; A bill to create a new state …

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Charles Murray Event At IU Denounced As “Highly Irresponsible”

Indiana University students, faculty and staff have signed an open letter denouncing a social scientist who is slated to speak on campus next week. The speaker, Charles Murray, is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist who uses “racist pseudoscience and misleading statistics to argue that social inequality is caused by the genetic inferiority of the …

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Daily Local News – March 22, 2017

The city of Bloomington has discovered contaminants on land that is slated for an affordable housing development. The Bloomington Animal Shelter will be getting a million dollar facelift this year. The owners of Hopscotch Coffee have reportedly purchased Rainbow Bakery and plan to open a new location On Madison Street. Full time enrollment has reached an all-time high at IU …

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