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Daily Local News – December 25, 2017

This retrospective edition of the Daily Local News highlights some of our best reporting from 2017; New Leaf-New Life’s volunteer-run addiction program is forced out of Monroe County jail; Bloomington’s annexation efforts are thwarted by last minute legislative changes; And a foreclosure case in Bloomington that could alter the rental landscape. We’ll also hear an interview with Indiana State Poet …

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Activate! – Community Kitchen of Monroe County: Keith Bobay

Rebroadcast date: 12/11/2017 Original air date: 02/20/2017 Keith Bobay serves the Community Kitchen and many other organizations in countless capacities. Keith is committed to the betterment of Bloomington; his own individual contributions of time and talent have had measurable impacts. In 2016 alone, he helped to feed almost 3000 individuals. He has dedicated over 700 hours to Community Kitchen alone, and …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Jar Turner

Jar Turner started his career at WFHB as a volunteer in 2011. Soon after coming aboard, he became a paid production manager and then, in August, 2016, he took over as General Manager of Bloomington’s community radio station. One of his first acts as GM was to dissolve his old position of production manager in an effort to save money. …

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Monroe County CASA Interview with Lester Wadzinski

The Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASAs, are volunteers who monitor and testify on behalf of children who are ‘wards of the state.’ Over the past five years, the number of children in need of an advocate in Monroe County’s CASA program has quadrupled. WFHB News Director Wes Martin sat down with CASA volunteer Lester Wadzinski to discuss …

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Activate! – La Escuelita Para Todos: Vanessa Elias and Stephanie Huezo

Vanessa Elias and Stephanie Huezo

Original air date: 07/07/2017 The important work of Vanessa Elias and Stephanie Huezo through La Escuelita para Todos (Little School for All) allows children and adults to become Spanish-English bilingual and biliterate. Their work with children has a huge impact – they serve as teachers, role models, and emotional supports. Their determination to relate to students and help them meet …

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Activate! – Global Gifts Bloomington: Joy Bhattacharya

Joy Bhattacharya

Original Air Date: 6/19/2017 Joy Bhattacharya is a volunteer any organization would be lucky to have. She is curious, hardworking, and can be counted on to go the extra mile. She has dedicated over 60 hours to Wonderlab alone. Her work with Global Gifts Fair Trade store, Habitat for Humanity, and Wonderlab shows only one small part of why Joy …

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Daily Local News – October 10, 2016

Students Against State Violence and the Black Student Union at Indiana University are holding a demonstration at the Sample Gates this evening beginning at 6:30pm; Another home break-in was reported in Bloomington last week; In related news, the Herald-Times reports that police have asked prosecutors to charge 28-year-old Devin Grounds in three more incidents that involved a masked man breaking …

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Activate! – CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates): Jim Shelton

In this week’s segment of Activate! CASA volunteer and board member, Jim Shelton, explains the crucial void filled by CASA volunteers in an overtaxed foster care system.  The Department of Child Services is struggling to keep up as  more families are impacted by the opioid crisis. CASA volunteers fill an important void in case management of children in foster care. Volunteers …

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Standing Room Only – The Be More Awards Honor Local Volunteers

On March 29th, 2016, the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network hosted the Be More Awards honoring local volunteers who have shown exceptional commitment to community service. Awards were given in ten categories, including education and literacy, health and wellness, arts and culture, environmental sustainability, service to youth, service to families, service as a board member and lifetime service. A Judges …

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IU Students Form ‘March Madness’ Volunteer Group to Spread Information on Obamacare

The Indiana University and Ivy Tech students of the Affordable Care Act Volunteers of Monroe County are starting a new campus organization. The group is launching a March healthcare campaign called “Madness” that will help students learn more about health insurance and the Affordable Care Act. David Meyer, president of the ACA Volunteers of Monroe County, says this campaign will …

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