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Ferguson Protests Extend to Bloomington

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As protests continued in Ferguson, Missouri, this weekend, Bloomington saw its own rally against police violence. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford was on the scene Saturday afternoon. He brings us this report.

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Activate! – Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church


Long time volunteers Carl Darnell and Erikka Vaughn talk about the rewards of mentoring students and building a learning community at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, here in Bloomington on the corner of 7th and Rogers. Also, more volunteer opportunities to work as a tutor or mentor with Monroe County students from the Volunteer Network. Links: Bethel African Methodist Episcopal …

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Books Unbound – Frankenstein, Part 2

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was 18 when she and her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, visited some literary friends and got involved in a challenge, to see who could write the most frightening story. Out of a group that included the poet Lord Byron, only Mary’s story of a scientist who goes too far has lasted as a landmark of fantastic literature. …

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EcoReport – Beyond Coal with Matt Skuya

In today’s EcoReport feature, Matt Skuya from the Sierra Club talks about their Beyond Coal campaign and some reasons to support renewable energy in Indiana.

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Interview with Grant Street Jazz Festival Organizer David Miller

This weekend marks the third annual Grant Street Jazz Festival. Organizer David Miller joined WFHB Jazz Programmer Ray Zdonek to speak about the local jazz scene last night – their talk here, in today’s community report.

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Daily Local News – August 21, 2014

On August 16, researchers at Indiana University presented a study on the perception of mutual love in straight and LGBT relationships; Last week, Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly sent a letter requesting military aid be sent to Kiev. Senator Donnelly joined Arizona Senator John McCain in asking President Barack Obama to send supplies to aid the Ukrainian government; One of the …

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Bloomington Beware! – Back to School

Our annual warning about the local population explosion, and a tipoff to college students that the sharks are out there, smelling — not blood, but their (and their parents’) money!

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Ribbon Cut at New Bloomington Transit Building

WFHB News director Alycin Bektesh attended this mornings ribbon cutting ceremony for Bloomington transits new downtown facility and brings us this community report.

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Daily Local News – August 19, 2014

This morning marked the official move-in time for freshman students of Indiana University; A federal judge has ruled Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states; Mayor Mark Kruzan has appointed Jeff Underwood as the new City of Bloomington Controller starting September 2; A study released by researchers at IU School of Medicine has found that one of the …

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Local Live Remote – Drekka


Local Live on WFHB brings us to The Bishop for our monthly remote broadcast with an exclusive performance from Drekka. Songs: 1) Abby 2) Optigan 3) Revelation 4) Piano (interlude) 5) Phosphorescent 6) Pact Originally broadcast on August 8, 2014. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:18 — 45.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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