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

New Measure Could Have Major Impact on Local Development

Last night the City Council passed a measure that could have major effects on development in Bloomington. WFHB correspondent Alycin Bektesh has that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Daily Local News – March 5, 2015

A group concerned with environmental contamination in Bloomington is holding its first meeting this weekend; In April of this year the first ever Jan Vickers Film Scoring Award will be presented to a student from the Composition Department in the IU Jacobs School of Music; The 35th annual Arts Fair on the Square has received approval to expand this year despite opposition …

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Public Transit Expansion Bill Introduced to Indiana House of Representatives

A bill that could expand public transportation in rural parts of Monroe County got its first reading in the Indiana House of Representatives today. The bill has already passed in the Senate. Correspondent Sophia Saliby has the story behind the law, including concerns about its possible side effects, for today’s WFHB community report.

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Ins and Outs of Money – The Lease You Could Do to Be Money Smart

Late summer may be move-in season, but many leases on apartments and houses are signed months earlier. Stacee Williams of Indiana Student Legal Services offers tips on avoiding common costly leasing mistakes.

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Local Live – Kenan Rainwater Band

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Local Indiana boy Kenan Rainwater and company explore new songwriting territory and share with us new music from his new release “The River Flows”. 1. Doin’ Alright 2. Oh My, My 3. Let the River Flow 4. No Home without You 5. Indiana Holding You Hosted by Jar Turner Engineered by Dan Withered, Adam Reichle, and Ilze Akerbergs Produced by …

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Firehouse Sessions – Glen Hansard

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Irish singer-songwriter and bandleader Glen Hansard stopped by for a very special Firehouse Session before a sold-out show at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. He is best-known for his work with The Frames and the Swell Season, as well as his lead role in the musical film Once, which won the Oscar for Best Original Song. Next month, Hansard releases a tribute …

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City Leaders Respond to Plans to Relocate Bloomington Hospital

Many in Bloomington have expressed concern and anger over the announcement that the IU Health Bloomington Hospital plans to move away from downtown. City leaders have responded, asking the hospital to stay in its current location. News Director Joe Crawford brings us that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Firehouse Sessions – Dirk Powell & Riley Baugus

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Riley Baugus and Dirk Powell have been crossing musical paths since their teenage years. 30 years later they have officially teamed up as a duo, which brought them to Bloomington as part of the Lotus Blossoms series. They have just released their first duo album. “Tomorrow Morn”. On their visit to WFHB, they played old-time fiddle/banjo tunes, a Dock Boggs …

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Daily Local News – February 24, 2015

An electronics repair company has announced it plans to cut 320 jobs at its location in Bloomington; Today is the deadline for bills to get a second reading in the Indiana State legislature; In other news from the legislature, a Senate Joint Resolution with the potential to harm Indiana lakes and rivers was defeated by the Indiana State Senate today; …

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Local Live – Chainsaw Mondays

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On this week’s Local Live, Chainsaw Mondays rocks us the folk out with their unique blend of rock n’ roll, blistering horns and lyrical wit. Chainsaw Mondays is: Tim Baker: Electric guitar and vocals Michael Pruitt: Bass Scott Currie: Drums Aaron Comforty: Trumpet Ben Fowler: Baritone Sax SONGS 1. Country Blues No. 2 2. Water Dries 3. Door on a …

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