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

“I Need Help” – Voices of Kirkwood

Over the past week, the owners of Nick’s English Hut in Bloomington have led a group of businesses in downtown Bloomington voicing concern about crime along Kirkwood Avenue. The issue sparked controversy on social media after Nick’s co-owner Susan Bright referred to “bum commerce” in the area. At a meeting at Nick’s last Wednesday, many businesspeople urged the police to …

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Daily Local News – June 9, 2015

George Huntington, the long-time general manager for Bloomingfoods Cooperative Market and Deli, resigned yesterday; After 8 years in business, Rachael’s Cafe has announced it will be closing on Saturday, June 27th; Indiana University alumni began voting for a new university trustee last week; Interstate 69 construction is causing occasional road closures in the Bloomington area; Bedford will be celebrating the …

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Ins and Outs of Money – The It’s Your Money Project: Behind the Scenes

What’s with these Ins & Outs of Money radio segments, anyhow? They’re part of the It’s Your Money project at Monroe County Public Library, which is all about helping you hang on to your cash. Hear more about what IYM is, and why you need the free, unbiased money smarts it offers.

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Firehouse Sessions – Hot Rize


Hot Rize stopped by WFHB to play a live set on their way to headlining the John Hartford Memorial Festival in Bean Blossom. Hot Rize includes Nick Forster, the host of e-Town, the nationally syndicated program which airs on WFHB Sundays at 6pm. Tim O’Brien – mandolin and vocals Nick Forster – bass and vocals Brian Sutton – guitar and vocals Pete …

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Local Live REMOTE – Austin Lucas

This month’s Local Live Remote broadcast takes us to Primary Sound studios, where Austin Lucas performs his unique union of good ol’ fashion folk Americana and punk rock. Hosted Jim Manion Broadcast Engineers: Jim Lang, Dan Withered Produced is Jim Manion Originally aired on May 6, 2015.

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Standing Room Only – Women in Media: Challenges and Triumphs

It’s the last day of class for students in J200, the Indiana University School of Journalism’s introductory course on writing and reporting.  The nearly all-female student body gathers to hear from a panel of inspirational figures in local media and communications.  Four women, all excelling in their field, share stores of challenge and triumph:  2015 College Photographer of the Year …

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Annual Beanblossom Festival celebrates legacy of John Hartford

The Bill Monroe Music Park in Beanblossom was host this past weekend to a festival celebrating the music of folk and bluegrass legend John Hartford. Hundreds of people attended the event, which featured three stages and dozens of bands. Hartford released twenty-six albums before passing away in two-thousand-one at the age of sixty-three. He is credited with helping found a …

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Ins and Outs of Money – Congrads!

Earning your degree is a milestone in life, but it’s just the beginning of a whole new set of concerns, especially when it comes to money.

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Daily Local News – June 2, 2015

The IU Board of Trustees is holding a forum tomorrow afternoon to hear public comment on IU tuition rates; Today marks the start of the summer-long Bloomingfoods Tuesday Market; Bloomington forestry officials are working at Bryan Park to remove hazardous trees from the area; Ellettsville is moving ahead with building a new town hall; The Bill Monroe Music Park in …

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Needle Exchange Program draws criticism from Indiana Prosecutors

Late last month, the Indiana Department of Health issued a declaration allowing the state’s first ever long-term needle exchange program. The program in Scott County is intended to slow the spread of HIV there. Needle exchanges have been outlawed in Indiana for decades. Many in state government, including Governor Mike Pence, have long opposed the programs. That changed somewhat earlier …

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