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Daily Local News – October 28, 2015

Governor Mike Pence has reversed his position about whether teachers should be punished for students’ ISTEP scores, at least for this year. Pence outlined his new position in a letter to state Superintendent Glenda Ritz yesterday; The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has won their challenge against a law that would have made it a level six felony for …

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Local Live – Ladycop

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WFHB’s Local Live welcomes Ladycop for an exclusive live performance and interview! Hosted by Jar Turner Engineered by Jim Lang Produced by Erin Tobey Executive Producer is Jim Manion

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Books Unbound – American Girls Horror Stories, Part Four: Body and Soul


Male fears of female domination form one of the strands of horror in “The Thing on the Doorstep” by H.P. Lovecraft, with marriage both transforming and threatening individual identity. Now recognized as a master of the genre, Lovecraft died in poverty after publishing his short fiction mainly in pulp magazines. His expressions of horror are often driven by the darkness …

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An Interview with IU Feminist Student Association’s Connie Lu

For today’s WFHB community report, we bring you a conversation with the co-president of the Indiana University Feminist Student Association, Connie Lu. Lu speaks with WFHB correspondent Joshua Byron about the goals of the student group as well as the recent scandal at the local chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, which was shut down after an incident involving …

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Daily Local News – October 26, 2015

Some state representatives in Indiana are pushing for the state to pass a hate crime law; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District has agreed to buy a property that’s allegedly been contaminated by the County landfill; The Indiana State Board of Education is considering implementing cut scores for the 2014-2015 ISTEP testing; The Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Board has …

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Books Unbound – American Girls Horror Stories, Part Three: Beast


A hallucinatory, apocalyptic fervor pervades the 1860 short story “Circumstance” by Harriet Prescott Spofford, about a woman held all night by a mysterious beast called the “Indian Devil”. A cacophony of hymns, supernatural ballad, and traditional folk music lies at the heart of this story, as the woman sings, like Scheherazade weaving tales, to pacify her captor and prolong her …

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Activate! – Bloomington Animal Shelter: Tom Rea


Tom Rea, a volunteer Adoption Counselor and Animal Handler for the Bloomington Animal Shelter, on how he came to work with the shelter and the fulfillment he gets from his time there. Also, Volunteer Connection offers ways for you to volunteer to help animals in our community. LINKS Bloomington Animal Care and Control (Animal Shelter) Cat Care Volunteers Needed! Uplands …

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What’s next for the future of Bloomington’s emergency shelter?

Two weeks ago, the Daily Local News ran a feature report reviewing the history of Martha’s House, Bloomington’s largest year-round homeless shelter. The organization that runs the shelter officially dissolved over the summer after the shelter lost its nonprofit status. It’s future has been in question for months now. During that first report, WFHB Assistant News Director David Murphy spoke …

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Daily Local News – October 19, 2015

Bloomington police say a Muslim woman was attacked last night by a 19-year-old IU student at the Sofra Cafe on South Walnut Street; The Bloomington City Council has officially approved a budget for next year; Monroe County attorney Jeff Cockerill gave an update last week on a project to alter the aesthetic in part of Bloomington’s west side; Three Indiana …

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Firehouse Session – Rhiannon Giddens


Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and musical activist Rhiannon Giddens stopped by WFHB for a Firehouse Session before her October 12, 2015, show at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The lead singer of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens is on a musical mission to raise awareness of the African-American underpinnings of folk, old time string band, and bluegrass. SONGS 1. Georgia Buck 2. …

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