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Current person in role: Jar Turner (2015-present)

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

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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Local Live – Rusted String Swindlers

Rusted String Swindlers return for an in studio performance and interview, with a new lineup too boot! SONGS 1. John Hardy 2. Elle & Anne 3. Darlin’ Corey (Bonnie & Clyde) 4. Nine Pound Hammer 5. Big Wheels Roll Hosted by Jar Engineered by Jim Lang, Dan Withered Produced by Erin Tobey Executive Producer is Jim Manion

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Local Live – Lost Catfish

Lost Catfish returns to Local Live for another performance and interview! SONGS 1. Better Off Alone 2. Primordial Blues 3. Fruit on the Vine 4. Mixed Drink Hosted by Frankie Ferrell Engineered by Jim Lang, Adam Reichle, Dan Withered, and Ilza Akerbergs Produced by Erin Tobey Executive Producer is Jim Manion

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Activate! – Exotic Feline Rescue: Blue Butterfly Woman

Blue Butterfly Woman talks about the Exotic Feline Rescue center and the excitement and joy it brings to volunteers and visitors alike as well as its amazing work in saving exploited and abused exotic animals, including big cats. Also, more volunteer opportunities to work with animals from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS Exotic Feline Rescue Center Animal Rehabilitation PALS …

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County Prepares Zoning for Potential Solar Farms

On August 18th, the Monroe County Plan Commission recommended changing the county’s zoning regulations to include solar farms in the list of possible operations, or what the Planning Department calls ‘Conditional Uses”, in four of the county’s zoning types. Today, we will hear a report from Assistant News Director, David Murphy, on this proposed change for today’s WFHB community report.

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Daily Local News – August 24, 2015

Two years ago, the Bloomington Police Department requested the military supply them with a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, according to a database compiled by the magazine Mother Jones; The U.S. Navy has awarded Indiana University a one-point-six-six million dollar grant to fund education in what are known as the STEM fields; Monroe County officials are moving forward with the process …

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