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The Future of Switchyard Park

In June, the City of Bloomington approved selling borrowing forty-seven million dollars to finance infrastructure work for the newly consolidated downtown Tax Increment Financing district. Twenty-five million dollars of that amount is to be used for development of Bloomington’s Switchyard Park. This park is planned for a roughly 58-acre piece of land on Bloomington’s south side, formerly used as a …

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Interview with Roger Hallas

A new center supporting documentary film production and research has been established at Indiana University’s Media School. The Center for Documentary Research and Practice began operations in September. This Friday, October 30th, Roger Hallas, a Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Syracuse University, will give one of a series of inaugural lectures at the Center called “A Medium Seen Otherwise: Photography and …

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Indiana Signs Agreement with Real Alternatives

The State of Indiana recently signed a $3.5 million agreement with Real Alternatives, an out-of-state crisis pregnancy organization that aims to reduce abortions by dissuading women through counseling. Correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us a look at Real Alternatives, and their role as an alternative to Planned Parenthood.

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Local Water Shows Increased Levels of Disinfectant Chemicals

The Bloomington Utilities Department notified residents earlier this month that there have been increased levels of disinfectant chemicals in the local drinking water. These chemicals are known as HAA5 and TTHM. They are a byproduct of chlorine, which is used by the Department at its water treatment plant to purify the water supply. In a recent report to the Bloomington …

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An Interview with IU Feminist Student Association’s Connie Lu

For today’s WFHB community report, we bring you a conversation with the co-president of the Indiana University Feminist Student Association, Connie Lu. Lu speaks with WFHB correspondent Joshua Byron about the goals of the student group as well as the recent scandal at the local chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, which was shut down after an incident involving …

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Interview with Zac Little of Saintseneca

WFHB correspondent Doug Storm talks to singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Zac Little of Saintseneca, an American folk rock band from Columbus, Ohio. The band is performing tonight at the Bishop. Storm talks with Little about songwriting, God, the devil, the Tao of Physics, and the Necker Cube in this selection from the WFHB segment, Arts Interchange. Storm begins by asking Little …

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Group to Wear Head Scarves in Solidarity With Attack Victim

A former IU student is facing criminal charges after he allegedly attacked a Muslim woman on Saturday at the Sofra Café in Bloomington. Triceton Bickford could face federal hate crime charges for the attack, during which he is accused of yelling white power and kill them all before strangling the woman and trying to remove her head scarf. 19-year-old Bickford …

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Bloomington Mayoral Candidates Debate Municipal Broadband Internet

This afternoon, the two candidates for mayor of Bloomington visited the WFHB studios. The Democrat, John Hamilton, and the Republican, John Turnbull, debated several local issues, including a proposal to develop municipal broadband internet. We bring you a portion of that conversation now, for today’s WFHB community report. The conversation was hosted by Interchange host Doug Storm. Our feature was …

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What’s next for the future of Bloomington’s emergency shelter?

Two weeks ago, the Daily Local News ran a feature report reviewing the history of Martha’s House, Bloomington’s largest year-round homeless shelter. The organization that runs the shelter officially dissolved over the summer after the shelter lost its nonprofit status. It’s future has been in question for months now. During that first report, WFHB Assistant News Director David Murphy spoke …

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First African American Woman to attend IU is Honored

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Homecoming weekend begins tomorrow at Indiana University. Between holding various events for student and alumni, the university will host about 40 relatives of one particularly significant former student, Carrie Parker. Yesterday, WFHB correspondent Joshua Byron spoke to the director of the IU Archives, Dina Kellam, who recently helped IU rediscover Parker’s existence. We bring you that conversation now for today’s …

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