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Top Stories of 2015: A Long Road for a Trail in Ellettsville

WFHB is counting down the most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. We’re starting off our countdown in a somewhat unconventional way. 2015 saw the first pavement laid as part of the long-awaited Heritage Trail in Ellettsville. That pedestrian trail has a heritage of its own at this …

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Top Stories of 2015: Big Changes at Bloomingfoods

WFHB is counting down the 10 most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. Number 9 on our countdown is “Big Changes at Bloomingfoods.” Turmoil at Bloomingfoods continued into 2015. During our Best of 2014 series, we reported on the efforts of employees at Bloomingfoods to unionize, the conflict …

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Fairview Elementary to become “Home for the Arts”

Starting next school year, Fairview Elementary School is beginning a new initiative to be a  “Home for the Arts.” On Tuesday night the principal at Fairview, Justin Hunter, presented the plan to the Monroe County Community School Corporation’s Board of Trustees. We bring you his conversation with the school board for today’s WFHB community report.

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Daily Local News – December 17, 2015

The City of Bloomington’s Parks and Recreations department has identified areas on the east side of town as an underserved area; Decarcerate Monroe County is holding an event this weekend to celebrate the latest issue of The Abolitionist; This Saturday and Sunday, reindeer and other Arctic animals will be at Wonderlab; The former Federal Reserve Board vice chair and director …

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Books Unbound – The Wild Pigeon: Rejection of a Caged Life

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Uyghur writer Nurmuhemmet Yasin’s poignant beast fable led to his imprisonment by the Chinese government on charges of inciting separatism. The tale can be read as a political or environmental allegory, and values freedom and spirituality over domination and exploitation. The author has remained in prison since the story’s publication ten years ago: 2015 was to have been the year …

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Firehouse Sessions – Daniel Martin Moore

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Daniel Martin Moore stopped by the WFHB studios for a live solo Firehouse Session on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, before his full band performance at The Bishop. Daniel is touring to support the release of his new album “Golden Age”. SONGS “We Too”, “How It Fades” “Golden Age” Hosted by Jim Manion Engineered by Jim Lang and Dan Withered Produced …

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Brown County Hour – Episode #45: December 2015

Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Pam Raider, Rick Fettig and Jeff Foster. First aired Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB ☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour: Musical guests: Kara Barnard, Cari Ray and Chuck Wills perform holiday tunes (recorded live in our studio), and bring us up to speed on their Dec 12 Brown County Christmas …

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Books Unbound – Bad Girls Like Nice Shoes: Fairy Tales and Ballerinas for Nutcracker season

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Contemporary women poets reimagine fairy tales and the cultural icon of the ballerina—especially of the black swan school—along with two unsettling stories from Hans Christian Andersen, “The Red Shoes” (read by Renee Reed) and “The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf” (Jack Hanek). Berklea Going reads three poems: “Obedience, or The Lying Tale” by Jennifer Chang, from her debut collection …

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Local Live – Wax Astro

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Evansville’s Wax Astro brings us a taste of Kentuckiana rock flavor to WFHB’s Local Live studio. 1. Texaco 2. Kiss on the Hand 3. How to Float 4. Overpass 5. Hiccup 6. Sell Out Hosted by Jar Turner Engineered by Jim Lang and Dan Withered Produced by Frankie Farrell Executive Producer is Jim Manion

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Books Unbound – A Piece of Earth Is My Birthright: Writings from Native American Women for Thanksgiving

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The Yankton Sioux writer Zitkala-Sa attended Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, in the 1890s. “Zitkala-Sa” (“Red Bird”) was the name she gave herself when she began her writing career in English: her birth name was Gertrude Simmons, and she often appears in literary histories under her married name of Gertrude Bonnin. “A piece of earth is my birthright” is a …

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