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

Safe and Civil City Director Rafi Hassan Explains Program’s Resources

As a new group of college students enter Bloomington this week, the city government is publicizing its resources aimed at making the community welcome to diverse populations. Last week, the hosts of WFHB’s Bring it On spoke with city’s Safe and Civil City Director, Rafi Hassan, about how that department responds to instances of bigotry and what resources it offers …

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Daily Local News – August 17, 2015

Monroe County Council member Shelli Yoder announced today she plans to run for Congress again; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District’s Board of Directors got a concise breakdown of expenditures on the County’s new recycling facility last week; Commuters who make use of State Road 45, or 2nd Street, should be aware of a single lane closure that may …

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Local Live Remote – Spissy

WFHB’s Local Live Remote Broadcast takes you inside The Bishop for an exclusive performance from Bloomington’s own Spissy! Hosted by Jar Turner Engineered for broadcast by Jim Lang Produced by Erin Tobey Executive Producer is Jim Manion Originally aired on August 5, 2015.

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Local Live – Jack Whittle & Doc Malone

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Jack Whittle & Doc Malone grace our presence in our Local Live studio for some unforgettable guitar slidin’, harmonica wailin’, blues and boogie music. SONGS 1. Frozen Pipes 2. Factory Work 3. Rose Tinted Glasses 4. Cold Shower Boogie 5. Mixed Drink 6. Lovin’ In My Sweet Baby’s Eyes Hosted by Jar Turner Engineered by Jim Lang Produced by Erin …

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Activate! – First Book Challenge: Akola Christian


Patty Callison from Team First Book of Monroe County, and Jennifer Meyers from Monroe Smart Start on their joint endeavor with IU Health Riley Physicians to raise funds for books for kids without access to reading material with Tongue Twister Tag!! Play now until August 28th. LINKS First Book Monroe County Tounge Twister Tag Challenge Fundraising Volunteers

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Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Seven: ‘Two Men’ Chapters 10–14

Two Men, the second novel by Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902), is a family saga published in 1865, in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, but is set before the war. In this episode, a visit from Philippa’s attractive college friend reveals Parke as a ladies’ man, and prompts other family members to recognize their own desires. The theme of race …

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Bloomingfood’s Workers Sign Agreement with Administration

Earlier this year, a majority of hourly employees at Bloomingfoods Cooperative Grocery signed up as members of Local 700 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. Management of Bloomingfoods agreed to recognize their employees membership and, with the help of a facilitator, the union and management then negotiated a tentative collective agreement. It was subsequently ratified and signed by …

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Daily Local News – August 10, 2015

Indiana schools superintendent Glenda Ritz has dropped out of the 2016 governor’s race; Drug overdoses and hepatitis C infections are on the rise in Monroe County, according to a report published Sunday in the Herald-Times; Monroe County officials are looking for information about the health of County residents; In other Monroe County news, the County Commissioners showed support for a …

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Changes Expected at Fairview Elementary

The new school year began on Monday for students in the Monroe County Community School Corporation. At Fairview Elementary, the Indiana Department of Education will continue this year to closely monitor performance. The state’s A through F grading system has assigned Fairview an F grade for the past three years. Principal Justin Hunter is beginning his second school year at …

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Voices in the Street – Bloomington’s Flag: A Thought Experiment

We’re taking a bit of a departure this week on Voices and coming at you with a brain storming session. Bloomington has the good fortune of being populated with lots of folks proud to be here—whether they’re true townies, townies by choice, or just here for school or another temporary stay. We thought it would be interesting to hear what …

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