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

Decades-Old Document Lists Bloomington Properties Suspected of PCB Contamination

For decades, a group of chemical compounds called PCBs have caused massive problems in Bloomington. Although there has been relatively little public discussion about the contaminants in the past decade, a citizen group called Healthy Monroe County has recently reignited the issue. That has caused some in the community to call for more information about the current status of PCB …

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Books Unbound – Exploring with Robert McAlmon, Part Two

“Exploring with Robert McAlmon” is a three-episode series of fiction and poetry by one of the lesser-known Modernists. McAlmon has been called a leading “spokesman of the post-war nihilistic pessimism of the Lost Generation.” He was publisher and hard-drinking companion of many of the major Modernists writing in English, including James Joyce, William Carlos Williams, H.D., Gertrude Stein, and Ernest Hemingway. …

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Daily Local News – May 11, 2015

The Bloomington City Council has begun a process to make Bloomington’s Courthouse Square a Local Historic District; Fewer than 7 percent of Bloomington’s registered voters showed up to the polls during the municipal primary election last week; The reptile rescue and education team, Scaly Tailz, is asking for donations to help them relocate. FEATURE For decades, a group of chemical …

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Hola Bloomington – May 8, 2015

Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Minerva Sosa, Luz Maria López y Maria Auxiliadora Viloria entrevistan a mamás de nuestra comunidad en honor al día de las madres. Hablan de lo que se significa ser mamá y de los mejores consejos que les dieron sus madres. Hola Bloomington hosts Minerva Sosa, Luz Maria López and Maria Auxiliadora Viloria interview moms from …

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Daily Local News – May 6, 2015

Just more than 7,000 Bloomington residents voted in this year’s municipal primary election, which ended last night; Governor Mike Pence has signed into law a bill giving Community Volunteer health care providers civil immunity; The Monroe County Community School Corporation held two cultural responsiveness workshops this school year; Rloomington’s Council of Neighborhood Associations, or CONA, has recognized a new group …

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Better Beware – Fake Surveys

Scammers are trying to get your personal info by tricking you into filling out a “customer service” survey, or some other questionnaire. These chances to give your feedback are often very useful – but here’s how to spot the phony ones.

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Daily Local News – May 5, 2015

We asked residents why they came out to vote; An HIV awareness campaign in southern Indiana called ‘You Are Not Alone’ has expanded its billboards and media to target travelers and truck drivers; A new program aiming to train unemployed or low-skilled Hoosiers has recently been announced by the state’s Family and Social Services Administration; On Friday, the Monroe County …

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IU Group Raises Relief Funds for Nepal Recovery Effort

The earthquake in Nepal last month has claimed the lives of more than seventy-five hundred people, according to a statement today from the country’s government. Another 14,500 people were injured. In Bloomington, a group at IU has been collecting money to help in the relief effort. On Friday, WFHB spoke with a professor who has been closely involved with the …

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The Ins and Outs of Money – Keep Your Scams Off My Money!

Scams are more prevalent than ever, says consumer watchdog Richard Fish. But by keeping a few basic guidelines in mind, you can protect yourself—and your money—from falling prey to many common swindles.

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Brown County Hour – Episode #38: May 3, 2015

☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour: Musical guests: The Hammer & The Hatchett Jeff Tryon launches his new series, “My Brown County” Vera Grubbs interviews artist Monique Cagle ofSleepy Cat Studio Singer/songwriterCari Ray returns with another “For a Song” Poetry by Carol Marks, Chris Curtain and BCH Poet Laureate, Gunther Flumm Essays by Dave Seastrom and Rick Fettig Guest host Paulette Justice delivers …

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