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Daily Local News – October 17, 2017

Duke Energy is releasing records of its Indiana coal ash ponds after being threatened by legal actions from environmental groups; The US Forest Service will be conducting controlled burns in Hoosier National Forest; Democratic Party contenders for Indiana’s 9th Congressional District have released the results of the first quarter of fundraising efforts; This morning, the Lawrence County Commissioners decided to …

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Who Was Chekhov? “Three Sisters” at IU’s Wells-Metz Theatre

In today’s Community Conversation we’ll hear a selection from a recent Arts Interchange conversation about Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters,” currently in production at IU’s Wells-Metz Theatre. Interchange host Doug Storm is joined in the WFHB studios by Abby Lee, who plays Masha Prozorov, the middle of the three sisters in the play, and by Greer Gerni, the production’s dramaturg. Greer …

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Ellettsville FD Now Answering Only Life-Threatening Calls

The Ellettsville Fire Department will now only respond to life-threatening calls. Ellettsville Fire Chief Mike Cornman says he needs to reduce  the number of calls his fire department responds to in order to stay within its budget and current staffing levels. Cornman’s remarks were made during the Ellettsville Town Council meeting last week. During the meeting, Cornman told the town …

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MCCSC Using Janitors, Maintenance Workers as Bus Drivers

The Monroe County Community School Corporation is using Janitors and Maintenance personnel as bus drivers. MCCSC Spokesman Andrew Clampitt says the school district faces a driver shortage, after bus service company Auxilio Services failed to fulfill the terms of its contract. He says the staff members go through “the same training and background checks as bus drivers.” Auxilio Services officially …

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Daily Local News – October 16, 2017

The Monroe County Community Schools Corporation is using janitors and maintenance personnel as bus drivers; The Ellettsville Fire Department will now only respond to life-threatening calls; The City of Bloomington will unveil a new mural at People’s Park. FEATURE Interchange host Doug Strom interviews actor Abby Lee and dramaturg Greer Gerni about the IU Wells-Metz Theatre production of Anton Chekhov’s …

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Daily Local News – October 12, 2017

The Indiana state legislature has banned the use of rifles for deer hunting on public land; Bloomington City Council members have approved an increase in funding to the Central Emergency Dispatch Center for 2018. FEATURE Jar Turner started his career at WFHB as a volunteer in 2011. Soon after coming aboard, he became a paid production manager here and then, …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Jar Turner

Jar Turner started his career at WFHB as a volunteer in 2011. Soon after coming aboard, he became a paid production manager and then, in August, 2016, he took over as General Manager of Bloomington’s community radio station. One of his first acts as GM was to dissolve his old position of production manager in an effort to save money. …

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Daily Local News – October 11, 2017

WFHB’s fund drive is happening right now! Click on the donate button to pledge your support for independent local news! School busing services company Auxilio Services Incorporated will lose their contract with the Monroe County Community School Corporation on Friday. The Bloomington City council continues to wrestle with how to set parameters for growth while at the same time encouraging …

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Daily Local News – October 10, 2017

Indiana University will spend 50 million dollars in researching addiction over the next five years, IU President Michael McRobbie announced this afternoon; The Indiana Department of Education released school accountability grades for the 2016-2017 school year. According to the Department of Education, a quarter of Indiana schools increased their scores by one or more letter grades, and over half of …

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Mural Depicting KKK Stays at IU’s Woodburn Hall

A controversial mural at Indiana University depicting Ku Klux Klan members burning a Christian cross and carrying the American flag during a Klan gathering will remain in Woodburn Hall. IU Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel said the mural cannot be removed due to the type of paint used. The mural has created controversy over the past 70 years. …

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