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bloomingOUT – From the Archives : Post-Convention Roundtable – September 29, 2016

The bloomingOUT crew takes a week break from the live program, but hopes you enjoy this re-airing of a post-Democratic and Republican National Convention roundtable discussion between anchors Janae Cummings and Jeff Poling, bloomingOUT producer, Ryne Shadday; and special contributor, Brandon Gage. When this episode was aired, both party conventions had concluded, and the respective presidential nominees had been named (Donald Trump …

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Voices in the Street: “Syrian Refugees, settling those fleeing their homeland.”

For more than five years war has raged on in Syria, forcing millions of Syrians to flee. Of the five million who have left, only a few thousand have made their way to the united states and even fewer to Indiana. The Bloomington Refugee Support Network is preparing to help settle Syrian refugees in March of 2017. Some have protested …

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Big Talk w/ Michael Glab: David Brenneman

David Brenneman came to Bloomington from the High Museum of Art in Atlanta where he spent two decades rising through the ranks to become that institution’s director of collections and exhibitions. He was named director of Indiana University’s Eskenazi Art Museum in the summer of 2015. Born and raised in Vienna, Austria, he has worked with top administrators from the …

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Daily Local News – September 29, 2016

The Bloomington City Council voiced initial approval for the City’s revised 2017 budget in its meeting last night; Bloomington Police say they made five drug-related arrests today in Seminary Park; The City of Bloomington further clarified its residential sign ordinance this week; Concerns about short-term rentals in Bloomington prompted a review by City officials, who have drafted proposed regulations to …

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EcoFeature – Local Organization ReInvest IU Holds Climate March on Indiana University Campus

The organization, ReInvest IU, held a climate march last week on the Indiana University campus to advocate for the university’s divestment from stocks in fossil fuel related businesses. Marchers and speakers voiced concern not only about IU’s investments, but also about the fate of current and future generations enduring climate change. In today’s EcoReport feature, we bring you a selection …

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EcoReport – September 29, 2016

EcoReport 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 eco-related …

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Standing Room Only: Candidate Conversations (MCCSC Districts 4 and 6)

For the month of October, Standing Room Only will be broadcasting interviews with local candidates running in the upcoming election. Segments will include interviews with candidates running for county commissioners, county treasurer, county auditor, and state representative. We begin the series with today’s episode, in which WFHB’s Sarah Vaughan interviews candidates for the Monroe County Community School Corporation’s School Board. …

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Daily Local News – September 28, 2016

An organization that serves refugees is setting up an office in Bloomington; Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has issued a warning to Hoosier voters regarding their voter registration; The Bloomington Animal Shelter has announced plans to promote dog adoptions in celebration of National Adopt-a-Dog Month this October; A city press release recently announced a new Facility Use Policy for …

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Bloomington City and Monroe County Councils Adopt Local Income Tax for Public Safety

In a special meeting last night, the Bloomington City Council and the Monroe County Council voted to re-adopt a point- two-five-percent local option income tax for public safety. Attorney Philippa Guthrie, who represents the city of Bloomington, explained the need to re-adopt the public safety tax that was previously passed in June. Guthrie said new estimates by the state indicate the …

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Better Beware – Classic Scams 2

Persuasion scams try to get you to believe something that apparently has nothing to do with money…until the persuader rips you off. Here’s how to spot them, in all their many disguises.

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