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Daily Local News – September 14, 2015

The Bloomington City Council has recommended the city provide emergency funding for its largest homeless shelter, the facility that has long been known as Martha’s House; This morning the city of Bloomington announced six winners of its annual National Hispanic Heritage Month Awards; Bloomington is ranked among the top 100 most livable American cities in a list released today by …

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Brown County Hour – Episode #42: September 2015

Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Pam Raider, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig, with guest host Cari Ray. First aired Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB. ☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour: WFHB Fall Fund Drive Special. Musical guests: Slip Me Five – old-time swingabilly, interview and songs. Rachel Perry with the tale of “The Unreported Escape From The Old Log …

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Books Unbound – Bread and Roses: Workers’ Rights A Century Ago


Speeches and poetry of the labor movement in the 1910s are featured in the Books Unbound Labor Day weekend special “Bread and Roses”. “Bread and roses!” was a rallying cry that originated around 1911. It first appeared in literary form in a poem of that title by James Oppenheim, who was inspired by versions of the phrase on banners carried …

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Banneker Community Center Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Art and Audio Projects

The Banneker Community Center celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Banneker was founded as a school for African American children and transformed into a community center after school integration. It continues to serve in that role today. And to celebrate its anniversary, this year’s summer campers learned about local African American history through art and audio projects. We bring you …

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Ins and Outs of Money – Spend This, Not That

Three alternatives to common expenses, and how to take advantage of them.

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Daily Local News – September 7, 2015

The Monroe County Commissioners have given the go-ahead to setting up a needle exchange program in the county; A wedding barn business north of Harrodsburg will have to shut down at the end of this year; Today marks the 4th day of WFHB’s 2015 Fall Pledge Drive; The Monroe County Council has recommended approving a $906,000 budget for the County …

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Local Live Remote – Erin Tobey

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For August’s WFHB’s Local Live Remote broadcast, Local Live’s own Erin Tobey performs live from the Bishop! Feed/Recording Engineer is Jim Lang Executive Producer is Jim Manion Hosted by Jar Turner Originally broadcast on August 5, 2015.

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Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Ten: ‘Two Men,’ Chapters 22–26

Set in antebellum New England but published in the immediate aftermath of the American Civil War, the novel Two Men begins to draw together the narrative strands of the Parke family saga with a death, a scandal, and a surprise visitor. Combining a Romantic’s headstrong individuality with a strikingly modern Realist psychology, Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902) rejected the prevailing mode of …

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Think Tank Makes Shaky Case For “Tobacco Harm Reduction”

Last week the student newspaper at IU published a lengthy letter advocating for an end to government funded tobacco research. The letter was written by Jesse Hathaway, who works with the Chicago-based Heartland Institute think tank. Correspondent Dan Young spoke about the issues raised in the letter with both Hathaway and IU public health professor and tobacco researcher Jon Macy. …

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Daily Local News – August 31, 2015

State health officials say they are continuing to investigate additional cases of HIV in southeastern Indiana, more than six months after the outbreak was announced; State Superintendent Glenda Ritz will be speaking at Bloomington High School South next week; A plan for a new Chrysler dealership on South Walnut Street has cleared the final hurdle needed to get approval from …

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