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With Statehouse Fighting Over Education, Ritz Stuck in the Middle


This year, Indiana Governor Mike Pence has called for the state’s legislative session to focus on education. Much of that focus has been directed toward Superintendent Glenda Ritz, with bills emerging to denounce her as chair of the State Board of Education. Some view the bills as partisan attacks, others see it as a necessary step for reform. WFHB news reporter Sarah Panfil brings you an overview.

Hola Bloomington – March 6, 2015


Hola Bloomington’s hosts Israel Herrera and Carlos Bakota host a special segment “Un Cafecito con…” The hosts interview the real Latino athletes that inspired the nation hit film “McFarland, USA.” They will also interview musicians from the Latin American Music Center about upcoming events.

Los locutores de Hola Bloomington Israel Herrera y Carlos Bakota albergan un segmento de “Un Cafecito con…” Los locutores entrevistan los corredores que inspiraron la nueva película de Disney: McFarland, USA. Además, hablan con músicos del Latin American Music Center sobre sus proximos eventos.

Firehouse Sessions – Nora Jane Struthers


In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session is Nora Jane Struthers accompanied by Joe Overton.  Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line are here from Nashville, TN playing at local venue The Bishop whilst touring their new album “Wake”. We get the chance to chat with Struthers day 2 of her next hectic three month tour schedule across the USA.  Struthers chats to us about her new autobiographical writing style, inspired by love and what was involved with getting this album ready and out on the road.

1. “The Other Side”
2. “Mistake”
3. “The South”

Hosted by Angela Backstrom
Engineered by Jim Lang & Dan Withered
Produced by Katie Moulton
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Originally aired on February 26th, 2015.

Brown County Hour – Episode #36 – March 1, 2015


Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig & Jeff Foster.

First aired Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB.

☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour:
Celtica-Logo-Hi-Def-300Musical guest Tammera Lane of CELTICA — interview and songs from Labyrinth Walk.
Cari Ray returns with another For A Song, exploring the creative processes involved in songwriting. This month: Making the most of what you have.
Yellowwood Road resident Mark Cagle presents his views on the State’s controversial road project.
Eric Freeman of the National Maple Syrup Festival describes the history of the event and the many offerings to be presented during its Brown County debut.
Dave Seastrom tells the story of his own maple syrup experiences.
Rick Fettig with a Brown County News Update on the Shine-On 2-K Run, a somewhat mythical event coming soon.
Poetry by Gunther Flumm: Leprechauned .
✇ Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Local Live – Joe Donnelly and the Indulgences


Joe Donnelly and the Indulgences play us some tracks from their new album “Everyday.” Joe is a middle school band director and the song themes are drawn from that experience.

1. Everyday
2. Step One
3. Workin’
4. Mud Covered Toes
5. I’m Getting Tired

Joe Donnelly: Electric Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard, Guitar Vocal
Kevin MacDowell (AKA Kid Kazooey): Electric Guitar, Keyboard, Vocal
Scott Kellogg: Bass, Vocals
Jay Olson: Drums

Hosted by Frankie Ferrell
Engineered by Jim Lang & Matt Gwaltney
Produced by Erin Tobey
Executive Produced by Jim Manion

EcoReport – Lee Sterrenburg: Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area


In today’s EcoReport feature, Lee Sterrenburg, Principal Bird Monitor at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area, talks about the fifth annual Marsh Madness Sandhill Crane Festival, which will be held this Friday and Saturday near Linton, Indiana.

Voices in the Street – “The madness of March is about to descend, what part will IU play???”


This week on the Voices in the Street:  “The madness of March is about to descend, what part will IU play???”

The IU men’s basketball team has lost seven of its last eleven games after a 5-1 start in conference play, and their hopes for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament have taken a huge hit with this relatively poor performance.  The Hoosiers face Michigan State on Saturday before the Big Ten Tournament begins, so Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors about IU’s season and what role they’ll play in March Madness!

New Measure Could Have Major Impact on Local Development


Last night the City Council passed a measure that could have major effects on development in Bloomington. WFHB correspondent Alycin Bektesh has that story for today’s WFHB community

Daily Local News – March 5, 2015


A group concerned with environmental contamination in Bloomington is holding its first meeting this weekend; In April of this year the first ever Jan Vickers Film Scoring Award will be presented to a student from the Composition Department in the IU Jacobs School of Music; The 35th annual Arts Fair on the Square has received approval to expand this year despite opposition from nearby businesses; Ellettsville Fire Chief Michael Cornman has concerns about staffing in the Town Fire Department; Newly released data shows alarming trends regarding incarceration in Indiana.

Last night the City Council passed a measure that could have major effects on development in Bloomington. WFHB correspondent Alycin Bektesh has that story for today’s WFHB community report.

This week on the Voices in the Street: “The madness of March is about to descend, what part will IU play???”

Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele, Scott Weddle
Today’s headlines were written by Anson Shupe and Joe Crawford
Along with Alycin Bektesh for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Alycin Bektesh
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our engineers today are Jose Rodriguez and Jonathan Goethals
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Alycin Bektesh.
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford.

Public Transit Expansion Bill Introduced to Indiana House of Representatives


A bill that could expand public transportation in rural parts of Monroe County got its first reading in the Indiana House of Representatives today. The bill has already passed in the Senate. Correspondent Sophia Saliby has the story behind the law, including concerns about its possible side effects, for today’s WFHB community report.

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