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Monroe County Commission Candidates on Public Safety Income Tax

Longtime Monroe County Commissioner Iris (EAR-iss) Kiesling is serving her final term on the Board this year, and two candidates are competing to replace her. The Democratic candidate, Amanda Barge, and the Republican candidate, Paul White, Sr., met at the WFHB studios for a conversation about County issues. Both candidates will be on the ballot this November. In this next …

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Better Beware – The Latest

The massive Yahoo hack, a “Blessing Scam” in New York, and a new way to steal Gift Cards are all in the news right now, and here’s the lowdown.

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Interchange – Memory In My Hands: Folk Art and Aging


We’re joined in the studio by Jon Kay to discuss his recent book Folk Art & Aging: Life-Story Objects and Their Makers. Kay makes the strong point that Growing old doesn’t have to be seen as an eventual failure but rather as an important developmental stage of creativity. Offering an absorbing and fresh perspective on aging and crafts, Jon Kay …

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Daily Local News – October 4, 2016

10/04/16 The Monroe County chapter of the League of Women Voters has canceled several forums that were scheduled for this week; Seven year old Liliana Hernandez and six year old Rene Pasztor were found dead in a car in Fort Wayne last week, several hours after an Amber alert was issued for the children; Students at a West Lafayette elementary school started a petition to …

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Public Comment Question Causes Rift on Redevelopment Commission

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The Bloomington Redevelopment Commission, which is involved with projects including the Switchyard Park and the Certified Tech Park, is debating whether to take public comment. Members of the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission reminded city administrators last night about what they say is a need for public input in the development of the Certified Tech Park and other projects. No public comment policy was approved in last …

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Monroe County Accepts Grant Money; Plans for Unexpected

Last week the Monroe County Commissioners accepted more than $15,000 in grant funding for the county’s Futures Family Planning Clinic. The money comes from the Indiana Family Health Council. The Futures clinic provides family planning services on a sliding fee scale. County Health Administrator Penny Caudill said the clinic is receiving slightly less money than in last year’s grant cycle. …

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District 6 Board Candidate Speaks – Monroe County Community School

This fall, voters are being asked to decide three contested races for Monroe County Community School Board seats. In District 6, Lois Sabo-Skelton is defending her seat against candidate Marty Spechler. Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan spoke with Spechler as part of WFHB’s Candidate Forum series. Sabo-Skelton declined to participate. We bring you an excerpt of the conversation.

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Activate! – Opportunity House


Opportunity House is a non-profit resale shop operated by the Monroe County United Ministries (MCUM). Profits from Ops House funds full-time, year round affordable childcare services for kids between the ages of two and six and thus serves a critical need for high quality childcare for low income people in our community. While many volunteers are part of the MCUM …

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Bring It On! – October 3, 2016

Clarence Boone and Leila Randle speak with Nyama McCarthy-Brown, Selene Carter, and Dr. Stephanie Power-Carter about their collaborative project entitled, “Embodied Conversations: Dancing Difficult Dialogues.” As body based artists their texts are our bodies and how we stage and engage ourselves to first dismantle racism as an essential part to the process of undoing racism. PART ONE Clarence Boone and …

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Daily Local News – October 3, 2016

Governor Mike Pence’s administration cannot legally prevent the settlement of Syrian refugees in Indiana; Lawrence County has officially declared a public health emergency related to Hepatitis C; Last week the Monroe County Commissioners accepted more than $15,000 in grant funding for the county’s Futures Family Planning Clinic; County Health Administrator Caudill said the Health Department has received $3,000 from the …

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