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Daily Local News – October 26, 2015

Some state representatives in Indiana are pushing for the state to pass a hate crime law; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District has agreed to buy a property that’s allegedly been contaminated by the County landfill; The Indiana State Board of Education is considering implementing cut scores for the 2014-2015 ISTEP testing; The Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Board has …

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Books Unbound – American Girls Horror Stories, Part Three: Beast

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A hallucinatory, apocalyptic fervor pervades the 1860 short story “Circumstance” by Harriet Prescott Spofford, about a woman held all night by a mysterious beast called the “Indian Devil”. A cacophony of hymns, supernatural ballad, and traditional folk music lies at the heart of this story, as the woman sings, like Scheherazade weaving tales, to pacify her captor and prolong her …

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Activate! – Bloomington Animal Shelter: Tom Rea

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Tom Rea, a volunteer Adoption Counselor and Animal Handler for the Bloomington Animal Shelter, on how he came to work with the shelter and the fulfillment he gets from his time there. Also, Volunteer Connection offers ways for you to volunteer to help animals in our community. LINKS Bloomington Animal Care and Control (Animal Shelter) Cat Care Volunteers Needed! Uplands …

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What’s next for the future of Bloomington’s emergency shelter?

Two weeks ago, the Daily Local News ran a feature report reviewing the history of Martha’s House, Bloomington’s largest year-round homeless shelter. The organization that runs the shelter officially dissolved over the summer after the shelter lost its nonprofit status. It’s future has been in question for months now. During that first report, WFHB Assistant News Director David Murphy spoke …

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Daily Local News – October 19, 2015

Bloomington police say a Muslim woman was attacked last night by a 19-year-old IU student at the Sofra Cafe on South Walnut Street; The Bloomington City Council has officially approved a budget for next year; Monroe County attorney Jeff Cockerill gave an update last week on a project to alter the aesthetic in part of Bloomington’s west side; Three Indiana …

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Firehouse Session – Rhiannon Giddens

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Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and musical activist Rhiannon Giddens stopped by WFHB for a Firehouse Session before her October 12, 2015, show at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The lead singer of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens is on a musical mission to raise awareness of the African-American underpinnings of folk, old time string band, and bluegrass. SONGS 1. Georgia Buck 2. …

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Brown County Hour – Episode #43 – October 2015

Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Cari Ray, Pam Raider, Vera Grubbs and Rick Fettig. First aired Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB. ☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour: Musical guest: Bob Lucas – extended interview, and live-in-studio music featuring Bob’s unique fretless gourd banjo. Jeff Tryon returns with another My Brown County featuring the story of “The Two-Dollar Egg”. Jan …

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Activate! – Middle Way House: Roshni Dhoot

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Roshni Dhoot, an IU student and Middle Way House volunteer, talks about the work done at Middle Way, the need for more help and the importance of Middle Way in our community as we recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. LINKS Middle Way House Middle Way House Training Youth Programs and Tutoring at the Rise The Rooftop at Middle …

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Parents Voice Concerns Over Shrinking Summer Breaks

At two public forums last month, parents of local school children expressed overwhelming dissatisfaction with the school calendar. The Calendar Committee of the Monroe County Community School Corporation organized the forums, for September 23rd and 24th , to gather comments from parents. Hundreds of parents attended the first meeting, at Bloomington High School South. Most of the speakers expressed issues …

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Daily Local News – October 12, 2015

A group that’s working to determine the future of the Bloomington Hospital site downtown is seeking public input this week; Roadsnacks, an “infotainment” website, has used its unique criteria to reach the conclusion that Bloomington is Indiana’s 9th drunkest city; With about 7 months left until Indiana’s primary election, student groups at IU are forming to support presidential candidates; Monroe …

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