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bloomingOUT – Patrick Haggerty – May 25, 2017

Hosts Jeff Poling and Colin Shassberger welcome Patrick Haggerty, frontman of Lavender Country, to Bloomington before his show at the Backdoor. Lavender Country formed in 1972 and produced the first known gay-themed album in country music history. Haggerty talks about what has happened to Lavender Country since the 70’s and what’s coming up next. Ryne Shadday brings us up too …

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Voices in the Street: “What do you think should be done about homelessness in Bloomington?”

As the winter shelters have closed and the weather remains wet and chilly, Bloomington’s homeless don’t easily find a place to spend the night. Voices in the street has asked your friends and neighbors about suggestions what could be done about homelessness in Bloomington.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Ron Eid

An article about a bike ride through New Zealand in an airline magazine inspired Ron Eid to dive into the then-changing world of journalism. Now, more than thirty years later, journalism is still in the process of becoming — although what it’s becoming hasn’t yet been fully determined. Eid is in the forefront of new media here in South Central …

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Daily Local News – May 25, 2017

Bloomington’s Lighthouse Christian Academy was the focus of discussion on Capitol Hill at Education Secretary Betsy DeVos congressional subcommittee hearing; The Bloomington Board of Parks Commissioners authorized a pilot program that will employ residents experiencing homelessness and unstable housing to clean city parks; Bloomington City Council members expressed concerns about a proposed law that would allow bicyclists to ride on …

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Eco Report – May 25, 2017

Eco Report is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we live. Each program features timely …

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Eco Report Feature – Adam Casey from Lake Lemon Conservancy District

In today’s Eco Report feature, correspondent Norm Holy speaks with the manager of the Lake Lemon Conservancy District, Adam Casey. In this next clip, Casey begins by discussing the sedimentation issues at Lake Lemon.

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Daily Local News – May 24, 20127

The City of Bloomington is challenging the constitutionality of legislation passed by the Indiana General Assembly last month that stopped the City’s annexation effort. The Monroe County Redevelopment Commission last week approved contracting with engineering firm DLZ for a preliminary design to extend Profile Parkway. The Town of Ellettsville is increasing its storm water fees to help pay for projects …

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Affordable housing project really affordable?

Last week Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton announced he would ask the city to effectively give a point-six-acre piece of land to a local nonprofit that would build a housing complex there. Rents at the one- and two-bedroom apartments would range from $550 to $850. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with the director of the organization seeking to build the …

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Everyday People: Aging & Isolation

WFHB’s weekly community resources segment. In this weeks segment, Kerry Conway from Area 10 speaks about aging and isolation. Donations to Area 10 Agency can be made by visiting www.area10agency.org or by calling 812-876-3383 for more information.

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Center for Investigative Reporting: Problematic Employment Test

An article published this morning by Reveal, from the Center for Investigative Reporting, points to serious problems with an employment test used across the country, including by the state of Indiana. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke to the author of the article, Will Evans, and we bring you their conversation now for today’s WFHB community report.

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