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Progress Slows for MRF

Progress on Monroe County’s new recycling facility has been slowed down over the last couple of months. Last summer, the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District Board of Directors and the County Council approved the establishment of a Materials Recycling Facility, or MRF (“murf”). That facility is intended to process and sell the County’s recyclables. A budget of a little …

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Daily Local News – July 23, 2015

Yesterday an activist group released a second video depicting a senior Planned Parenthood official discussing tissue donations, furthering claims from some that the organization is illegally profiting from the sale of fetal tissue; The Indiana State Department of Agriculture has launched a new state-wide program to promote farming and consumption of locally grown foods; A Florida-based company continued its campaign …

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Standing Room Only – Citizen Science and Astronomy

Science Café Bloomington recently hosted a discussion with Daniel Cervantes, the director of Bloomington’s Feynman Observatory, about citizen science and the field of Astronomy. Marta Shockett, Science Café organizer, provided an overview of contributions made by citizen scientists through history. Daniel, who is also a Solar System Ambassador for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech, gives the audience insights on …

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Local Live – Trollkiller


Joining us this week is Trollkiller, recipient of RAW’s 2014 Indiana Artist of the Year, playing us their blend of laid-back summertime porch rock. 1. The Secret Circus 2. Shame 3. Just Friends 4. Don’t Count on Me 5. The Key in the Tree 6. The End Hosted by Jar Turner Engineers: Jim Lang, Dan Withered, Adam Reichle, and Ilza …

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Brown County Hour – Episode #40: July 2015

Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig and Jeff Foster. First aired Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB. ☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour: Musical guests: Lucky & The Kid (aka Picker Dan Bilger and Barry Elkins) Vera Grubbs interviews artist Darren Redman Pam Raider interviews Keith Bradway of the Writers, Readers and Poets Society (WRAPS) Jeff …

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Brown County Hour – Episode #39: June 2015

Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig, Jeff Foster. First aired Sunday, June 6, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB. ☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour: Musical guests: Amanda & Brian Webb Anabel Hopkins tells us about the Partake Film Festival Alan Birkmeyer shares info about the Relay For Life event Jeff Tryon’s My Brown County: How Peoga got it’s name Singer/songwriter Cari …

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Voices in the Street – “Tag, you’re it!”: Graffiti in Bloomington

Some say graffiti is art; others regard it as nothing more than vandalism. There does seem to be more of it around Bloomington these days; even the WFHB firehouse has been tagged a couple times. So what do YOU think Bloomington? How do you define graffiti, and when does it transcend vandalism and become art? Is there really more of …

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Daily Local News – July 16, 2015

The Monroe County Public Library is looking at the competitiveness of its staff salaries; The Monroe County Council approved a fifteen-thousand dollar grant to Martha’s House emergency shelter on Tuesday; The sixth annual beer, art, and music festival, GnawBrew, is set for next Saturday in Brown County; The Bloomington Bicycle Club’s 29th annual Ride Across Indiana, or RAIN Ride, gathered …

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Indiana Moral Mondays Prepares for Next Legislative Session

The group Indiana Moral Mondays is preparing for its second year of lobbying the Indiana legislature. The coalition formed last year and patterned itself after a series of protests in North Carolina. Indiana Moral Mondays steering committee member Erin Polley will be in Bloomington this coming Monday, July 20th, to meet with local supporters of the movement and discuss plans …

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Standing Room Only – An Interview with Indiana Author James Madison

Author James Madison spoke on June 24th at the annual meeting of the Friends of Monroe County Library about his new book Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana. Madison is the Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor of History at Indiana University, Bloomington. In this lecture, he shares stories spanning 200 years, from Indiana as a frontier state to the present …

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