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Bloomington Mayor Discusses Votes for Opponent, Primary Win

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton received the Democratic Party’s nomination, during municipal primaries, on Tuesday. In today’s Feature Report, the first-term incumbent Mayor discusses his campaign so far, moving forward into this November’s elections, and the 500 ballots cast for his opponent, Amanda Barge.

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Daily Local News – May 9, 2019

City of Bloomington administrators are looking for additional funding for the Monroe Convention Center expansion; Bloomington Redevelopment Commission Vice President Sue Sgambelluri upset incumbent District 2 City Council member Dorothy Granger, in Tuesday’s primary elections. FEATURE Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton received the Democratic Party’s nomination, during municipal primaries, on Tuesday. In today’s Feature Report, we hear from the first-term incumbent …

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Cardinal Stage Managing Director Gabe Gloden

After taking a “walkabout” for several years to raise funds for Wayne State University Press and then to manage the Boise (Idaho) Contemporary Theater, Gabe Gloden and his wife, actor and playwright Emily Goodson, came back to Bloomington. Gloden took over the Cardinal Stage Company without missing a beat. He had served as managing director of the Bloomington Playwrights Project …

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Eco Feature – May 9th, 2019

WFHB’s Norm Holy speaks with Indiana Forest Alliance Executive Director Jeff Stant. The Indiana Forest Alliance recently completed a five-year ecological study of Yellowwood State Forest. In this second part of their interview, Stant tells Holy about their current ‘Eco Blitz,’ in the Hoosier National Forest, and their need for volunteers.

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Eco Report – May 9, 2019

Eco Report

The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District Board continues to explore composting as a way to reduce the trash sent to landfills; The Bloomington Parks Department continues to fight invasive plants on park properties; Researchers have found a link between air pollution and dementia. GET OUT AND HIKE Producer Jan Walker speaks with Jill Vance about the Big Oak Trail, …

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Voices In The Street – Bloomington’s Primary

On this week’s edition of Voices in the Street, we ask area residents if they voted in Bloomington’s primary elections on Tuesday and what issues were important to them. Primary elections for the city of Bloomington Mayor’s Office see incumbent, first-term Mayor John Hamilton face Amanda Barge. Barge has stated she will not accept the position if elected, after suspending …

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Daily Local News – May 8th, 2019

$40,000 granted by the city for neighborhood improvements; Residents vote in municipal primary election; Newcomers upset incumbents at the polls; Primary voter turnout remains low. FEATURE Monroe County Community School Corporation will break ground on the new Tri-North Middle School next week. News director Wes Martin speaks with MCCSC Spokesman Andrew Clampitt about the plans. BETTER BEWARE! Our weekly consumer …

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Newcomers Upset Incumbents at Polls

Long-time incumbents faced upsets in Bloomington’s Common Council races, yesterday. Of the six candidates running for the city’s three At-Large seats, which aren’t tied to representation of a particular district in the city, two incumbents advanced through yesterday’s party primary. Susan Sandberg and Jim Sims will continue serving as At-Large Council Members, but incumbent Andy Ruff was out-balloted by newcomer …

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MCCSC Breaks Ground on New Tri-North Middle School

Monroe County Community School Corporation will break ground on the new Tri-North Middle School next week. News director Wes Martin speaks with MCCSC Spokesman Andrew Clampitt about the plans.

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Hearabouts: Asian American Midwest Radio – Chris Chyung

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Welcome to Hearabouts: Asian American Midwest Radio! Hearabouts is produced by WFHB and Indiana University’s Asian Culture Center. We ask critical questions about identity, culture, community and shared assumptions. On today’s episode, we have an interview with Chris Chyung, Indiana State Representative of District 15. Chyung speaks about his experiences as the first Asian American lawmaker in Indiana. Also in this …

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