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“Rock n Roll at 60: Race & Music & Message at the Dawn of the Civil Rights Movement” Presented by Bill Doggett

This morning, Indiana University hosted the first sessions as part of the 50th annual Association for Recorded Sound Collections conference. One of the first presentations centered on the function that rock and roll music performed in the Civil Rights movement beginning in the 1950s. The session was titled Rock n Roll at 60: Race & Music & Message at the …

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WFHB Documentary: White Nationalism, an excerpt

Tonight’s WFHB community report is an excerpt from a recent documentary produced by WFHB’s Interchange, titled “Racist Revolutionaries — the Alt-Right Uprising.” Correspondent Dan Young talks about the contemporary white supremacist movement known as the alt-right, and looks at the views of southern Indiana alt-right figure Matthew Heimbach.

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New Income Tax Proposed by Ellettsville Town Council

Last night the Ellettsville Town Council discussed a new income tax that Monroe County taxpayers might soon be paying. The tax would be one quarter of one percent. For a person earning $50,000 a year, that would amount to $125. We bring you some of last night’s discussion now for today’s WFHB community report.

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Bloomington Residents Push for Proposed Cell Tower Regulations

Bloomington residents have long been concerned about anything that will mar the natural beauty of the city and its neighborhoods. New state legislation regarding utility providers building in the right of way prompted the City to move quickly to implement some local regulations. For today’s WFHB community report, Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan talks with Jon Lawrence, the Chair of …

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“Leaving Bloomington”

Graduation at IU Bloomington is this weekend. For today’s WFHB community report, we bring you one man’s story of coming to Bloomington as a student and then eventually leaving town ten years later as a self-described townie. This story, by Lincoln Smith, comes through a partnership between WFHB and an audio journalism class at the Indiana University Media School.

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King Lear Production Features 17th Century Original Pronunciation

Starting tomorrow night, audiences will be treated to King Lear the way it sounded in 1606 at its first performance at the Court of Saint James. Director and IU associate professor Murray McGibbon says that this is the first original pronunciation performance of William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” since the 17th century. Correspondent Doug Storm sat down with McGibbon and Graham …

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WFHB News Director Joe Crawford Speaks with Ted Cruz Rally Attendees

Hundreds of Ted Cruz supporters, protesters and curious onlookers descended on a shopping center at South Walnut Street and Miller Drive yesterday afternoon. The Republican presidential candidate stopped at the Wagon Wheel Country Market and Deli for about an hour for a rally. The line for the event stretched for several blocks by the time Cruz arrived at 6pm, joined …

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WFHB Correspondent Araceli Gomez Speaks with Primary Voters

This year Indiana is a crucial state in the primary elections for president. On the Republican side if Donald Trump wins the state he will need 36 percent of the remaining delegates to secure his place as the republican nominee. On the democratic side, if Hillary Clinton wins all of the Indiana delegates she will need 35 percent of the …

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Monroe County Organization Assists Runaway Youth

According to the National Runaway Safeline, more than 1 million children and teens run away from home each year in America. The Indiana Department of Education reported in the 2013-14 school year, 16 out of every 1,000 students in Monroe County was homeless. Among the organizations providing services to this population is Stepping Stones, a nonprofit providing transitional housing and …

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Bernie Sanders Supporters Speak Outside IU Auditorium

Bernie Sanders supporters waiting in line about 2 p.m. on April 27th outside the IU Auditorium. (Photo by Joe Crawford)

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is set to speak at a rally this evening at the IU Auditorium. The doors opened at 5 o’clock and Sanders is supposed to begin speaking around 7. Sanders is the first presidential candidate to hold a rally in Bloomington this election season. His supporters began lining up outside the Auditorium early this morning. WFHB …

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