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Eco Report – June 22, 2017

Eco Report is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we live. Each program features timely …

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Center for Investigative Reporting: Problematic Employment Test

An article published this morning by Reveal, from the Center for Investigative Reporting, points to serious problems with an employment test used across the country, including by the state of Indiana. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke to the author of the article, Will Evans, and we bring you their conversation now for today’s WFHB community report.

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Kite Line- May 12, 2017: Addiction, Sobriety, and Recidivism

This week we feature an interview with Patrick, who reflects on his experience with addiction and prison. His story is both deeply personal and analytic, illuminating systemic connections and paths forward. We also share a long letter from a current Indiana prisoner, who makes an urgent plea to all of us for contact and for breaking with a life based …

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Ban the Box – Governor Holcomb Supports State but not Local efforts for Job Applicants

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced he has plans for the state of Indiana to change the way it screens the criminal histories of job applicants. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with a policy analyst at an organization that advocates for what is known as ban the box legislation.

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Kite Line- April 21, 2017: Recovery From Above, Recovery From Below- The AIR Dorm

This week, we focus on the closing of a volunteer-run dorm in the Monroe County Jail. The Addicts in Recovery, or AIR Dorm, has been a unique part of the local jail programming for several years. The AIR program provides a place for selected inmates to participate in intensive addiction recovery programs (addiction treatment, anger management, community building, meditation, parenting, …

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Bring It On – April 24, 2017

Congratulations to the entire “Bring It On!” team for receiving yet another first-place distinction from the Society of Professional Journalist’s “Best in Indiana” awards. The broadcast entitled, “A Conversation on positive community interactions with Indiana State Police” was recognized under the Radio Public Affairs category. Co-anchors Leila Randle and Cornelius Wright joins Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad for a prerecorded interview …

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Kite Line: March 24, 2017- Cyclical Confinement: Homelessness and Incarceration

In this episode, we speak to people with experience with both homelessness and incarceration. Often, there is a cyclical relationship between these two situations. We speak with Forest Gilmore, the director of the Shalom Center here in Bloomington. Forest talks about various barriers that both people who experience homelessness and those who have been incarcerated face. We have conversations with …

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Kite Line: February 24, 2017- Support Communities

This episode, we focus on two individuals who are working to organize support systems for communities that are directly affected or targeted by law enforcement and incarceration. First, we continue our conversation with Akili Shakur, wife of prisoner Shaka Shakur, who works to organize support groups for family members of prisoners. Then, we hear from local student organizer Willy Palomo, …

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Bring It On!- February 27th, 2017

Each year, the City of Bloomington Black History Month Committee plans activities and events for the community to celebrate and commemorate the month of February as Black History Month. This year’s theme is “Black Her-Story Month: Illuminating the Gifts of Black Women”. On Bring It On representing all that is phenomenal about our Black women in Bloomington, we have assembled …

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Firehouse Follies – When I Was a Cowboy

The WFHB Firehouse Follies have emerged from hibernation, looked around, and have not really seen many shadows. However, we declare it to be Spring on Sunday, March 5, at 4 p.m. at the Monroe Convention Center in downtown Bloomington, when we take the wraps off of “When I was a Cowboy,” a show featuring cats, cowboys, and cactus sushi. And cats. Did we mention cats? Special musical guest will …

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