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Columbus’s ‘Foundations and Futures’ Celebrates City’s Unique Architectural Heritage


Columbus, Indiana is well known for its unique architectural heritage. This year Exhibit Columbus launches an annual event designed to both celebrate that history and cement its relevancy in future discussions of architecture and community-making. “Foundations and Futures,” kicks off this Thursday, September 29 and concludes on Saturday October 1. The symposium features a keynote session hosted by world-renowned architects, …

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Scientists and Community Members Speak Out During Climate March

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. For today’s WFHB Community Report, we bring you a …

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Big Talk w/ Michael Glab: Kristin Leaman-Morris

Indiana University is preparing to celebrate its bicentennial in 2020 just as the state of Indiana celebrates its own 200th birthday this year. Part of the university’s commemoration is its oral history project, begun in 2008. IU Bicentennial archivist Kristin Leaman-Morris joins Michael Glab on today’s Big Talk to discuss her role in collecting recordings of faculty, alumni, and support …

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Hoosiers Climate March, Reinvest IU, urge IU to Divest From Fossil Fuel Companies

A campus organization is hosting the Hoosiers’ Climate March at Indiana University today. The event began at 4 o’clock at the Sample Gates before moving to the Showalter Fountain. The event is organized by Reinvest IU, a group that is urging the university to divest from fossil fuel companies. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with a representative of the …

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Bloomington City Council Voices Concerns About City Parks

Bloomington City Council members are raising conerns about how some residents use the city parks. A nearly four-hour meeting last week about how to spend as much as $7.2 million on city parks projects resulted in a discussion about issues in Bloomington’s parks. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford has more, for today’s WFHB community report.

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MCCSC District 4 Candidates on Preparing Kids for Success

This fall, voters are being asked to decide three contested races for Monroe County School Board seats. Sue Wanzer is facing competitor Jim Billingsly for her District 2 seat, Lois Sabo-Skelton is defending her seat against candidate Martin Spechler, and in District 4, candidates Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer and Jim Shackelford are competing for the seat being vacated by David Sabbagh. Assistant …

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Big Talk w/ Michael Glab: Danielle Urschel

The Bloomington Print Collective is a center for print artists to share tools and expertise and for the public to get fine art printing done or even T-shirts silk-screened. Co-founder Danielle Urschel joins Michael Glab on this week’s edition of Big Talk. Danielle discovered Bloomington as a teenager, taking road trips down this way from northern Indiana with friends. She …

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MPO Considers Pulling I-69 Funds

Construction crews that have been building Section 5 of Interstate 69 are still out of work today. Financial problems and disputes involving the lead contractor, the Netherlands-based Isolux Corsan, have caused contractors to delay work on the project. Now, a governmental organization in Monroe County is looking into the possibility of removing funding for I-69 construction. WFHB News Director Joe …

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Bloomington Solidarity Network Campaigns Against Certified Tech Park

The Bloomington Solidarity Network describes itself as a volunteer network of working people who defend each other through collective action. The Network has recently led public defenses of tenants having trouble with landlords. And recently the group has also begun organizing in opposition to a project they say will harm future renters in Bloomington – that’s the city’s proposed Certified Tech Park. That project would …

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MCCSC Working to Inform Voters of Property Tax Referendum Benefits

Supporters of the Monroe County Community School Corporation are stepping up their efforts to lobby the community to support a property tax referendum on the November ballot. The tax is expected to provide $7MM annually to local public schools. Lynn Coyne is one of the tri-chairs of the Yes for MCCSC Committee, which kicked off its campaign earlier this month. …

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