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Daily Local News – July 2, 2015

Construction on a new fraternity house on Woodlawn Avenue is slated to begin this month; In other construction news, work is scheduled to begin this month on Monroe County’s new parking garage; The Lafayette Planned Parenthood facility received an abortion clinic license yesterday from the Indiana State Department of Health – allowing the facility to continue its normal operations; Indiana …

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Firehouse Sessions – Dale Watson


In the studio today for a new Firehouse Session is Dale Watson and His Texas Two (Mike Bernal & Chris Crepps). Dale Watson is in town to perform at the annual Road Rocket Rumble (Rockabilly Festival) in Indianapolis. He is currently touring his new album “Call Me Insane” across the country with his band. We chat about making the new …

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Standing Room Only – Crime in Downtown Bloomington: A Public Forum

On June 10th, Bloomington City Council Representative Stephen Volan moderated a public forum concerning illegal activity in the Kirkwood Avenue area of downtown Bloomington. A three-person panel consisting of Susan Bright of Nick’s English Hut, Byron Bangert, Chair of the Bloomington Human Rights Commission, and Erin Marshall of Decarcerate Monroe County, shared their thoughts and received comments from the public.

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Firehouse Follies – XXX-L Files

THE BIGGEST THING IN RADIO The Unusual Suspects Radio Acting Troupe FEATURING WFHB Gospel Gurlz & Firehouse Rounders with Opal Fly on saxophone WITH MUSIC FROM Opal Fly and Kapow! The NorTones AND Special guest Gary Sandy

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SCOTUS Overturns Power Plant Polution Regulations

Today the U.S. Supreme Court overturned an environmental rule meant to reduce pollution from power plants. News Director Joe Crawford spoke with Hoosier Environmental Council Director Jesse Kharbanda about how the ruling could affect Indiana. We bring you that conversation for today’s WFHB community report.

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Daily Local News – June 29, 2015

Local activists and officials celebrated the Supreme Court ruling on Friday that made same sex marriage is legal in all 50 states; In the face of dramatic increases in hepatitis cases, especially among younger age groups, the Madison County health department has asked the state to declare a public health emergency there; The Monroe County Community School Corporation has received …

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Voices in the Street – “What issues have you with Bloomington?”

Nick’s English Hut made community news recently with a letter wherein they described illicit activity taking place outside their institution as “Bum Commerce.” And while the owners contend that the issue at hand is the illegal activity posing a danger to both customers, employees, and the community alike—regardless of the socioeconomic status of the individual—others found the use of the …

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IU Student Connects With Great-Grandfather Through Poetry

Grandma and Vince Jr

It’s rare to have an opportunity to explore the life of a family member you’ve never met. But IU student Joe Weber had a rare opportunity to do just that through an unusual medium: poetry. He brings us this story, which comes courtesy of a partnership with American Student Radio.

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Daily Local News – June 25, 2015

A hundred-sixty thousand Hoosiers will keep their health insurance subsidies offered through the Affordable Care Act; U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly wants to take a closer look at Indiana’s prescription drug monitoring program, known as INSPECT; There are plenty of cats to go around at The City of Bloomington Animal Care and Control; The College Democrats of Indiana University have written …

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Standing Room Only – Stories from the Heartwood Forest Alliance

On the weekend of May 22, the Heartwood Forest Alliance gathered at the Lazy Black Bear in Paoli, Indiana, to celebrate its 25th annual forest council and to reflect on a quarter century of environmental activism. As Ernie Reed, Heartwood’s Council Chair, puts it, “Heartwood is people helping people protect the places they love.” On tonight’s program, some of Heartwood’s …

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