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Hell House

“Hell House” has become an Ellettsville Halloween tradition, but this is not your ordinary haunted house fundraiser. Reverend Larry Mitchell of HOPE Ministries started Hell House in 2000 as a so-called “reality house,” portraying social problems like domestic violence, substance abuse, divorce and teen suicide as a result of demonic influences. People who come out of a trip to Hell …

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Bloomington Storytelling Project Volume Two: Laura Grover

Several times a year WFHB partners with the Bloomington Storytelling Project to host a live storytelling event, featuring local stories read by the people who experienced them. There are only two rules for story submissions: they must be less than fifteen minutes long, and they must be true. Our latest event ran nearly two hours long, and you can get …

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Healthcare Reform: Policy Experts

A diverse panel of Indiana University professors spoke on the issue of health care reform Monday in a forum free of bias from the media or political organizations. As the national debate on health care reform continues in Congress, the campus Union Board staffed the panel with policy experts instead of advocates. In order of their appearance on our program …

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John Blair: Indiana’s Dirty Coal

Legendary Hoosier environmentalist John Blair was in Bloomington last week to talk about “Indiana’s Inconvenient Truth”: world-class pollution. Blair is co-founder and president of Valley Watch, an Evansville-based organization devoted to the health and environmental integrity of the Ohio Valley in southwestern Indiana. He trained with Al Gore’s Climate Project to prepare him for public talks on global warming, but …

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Bloomington 350: Global Climate Change Rally

On Saturday, people in Bloomington gathered to rally as part of the largest global day of action against climate change ever. The local event was one of more than 2,000 rallies in more than 140 nations to urge world leaders to take fast and effective action on global warming. This is the first global campaign ever organized around a scientific …

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Race in the Age of Obama

Graduate student Shameka Neely is a witness to history. Neely took a camera crew to Washington for the inauguration of President Barack Obama, using the footage in her documentary for WTIU, Witnesses to History. As a follow-up, Shameka Neely organized “Race in the Age of Obama,” a panel forum Wednesday night featuring city and campus speakers, to expound on the …

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Responsible Bidder Ordinance

It took the Bloomington city council less than twenty minutes last night to make our town one of only two Indiana cities to enact responsible bidder laws. After extensive discussion at last week’s session, the council voted unanimously to amend city code with new provisions to make sure taxpayer-funded projects are done by ethical contractors and not just the cheapest …

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Battle of the Dans: Good Without God? (Part 2 of 2)

Two Dans enter the ring. Which one emerged victorious is largely a matter of opinion. Monday night WFHB hosted a public debate featuring local pastor Dan Waugh and minister-turned atheist Dan Barker. The event originated from the controversy that began in April when the Indiana Atheist Bus Campaign attempted to purchase advertising space on Bloomington Transit buses. Bloomington Transit rejected …

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Battle of the Dans: Good Without God? (Part 1 of 2)

Two Dans enter the ring. Which one emerged victorious is largely a matter of opinion. Last night WFHB hosted a public debate featuring local pastor Dan Waugh and minister-turned atheist Dan Barker. The event originated from the controversy that began in April when the Indiana Atheist Bus Campaign attempted to purchase advertising space on Bloomington Transit buses. Bloomington Transit rejected …

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Everybody’s Bloomington: Economics of Tourism

Bloomington city officials have launched a new monthly talk show to explore B-town news and events. The half-hour program is called “Everybody’s Bloomington”, produced at the studios of our media partner CATS, Community Access Television Services. The latest episode features local tourism guru Mike McAfee, executive director of the Bloomington Monroe County Conventions and Visitor’s Bureau. You can watch the …

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