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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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The League of Women Voters Host Mayoral Candidates

The city of Bloomington is just three weeks away from its next round of city elections. Perhaps the most closely watched race is between two candidates for mayor, John Hamilton and John Turnbull. On September 28th, the local chapter of the League of Women Voters hosted a forum where a panel asked questions of Hamilton, the Democrat in the race, …

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WFHB’s Cast of Characters Featuring Adam Riviere (EXTENDED)

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In the WFHB series, Cast of Characters, we go looking for local people with interesting personal stories. We bring you another installment of the Cast of Characters series now with WFHB correspondent Amanda Marino.

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WFHB’s Cast of Characters Featuring Adam Riviere

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In the WFHB series, Cast of Characters, we go looking for local people with interesting personal stories. We bring you another installment of the Cast of Characters series now with WFHB correspondent Amanda Marino.

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Parents Voice Concerns Over Shrinking Summer Breaks

At two public forums last month, parents of local school children expressed overwhelming dissatisfaction with the school calendar. The Calendar Committee of the Monroe County Community School Corporation organized the forums, for September 23rd and 24th , to gather comments from parents. Hundreds of parents attended the first meeting, at Bloomington High School South. Most of the speakers expressed issues …

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Interview with Grammy Winner Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens will be in Bloomington on Monday, October 12th, to perform at The Buskirk Chumley Theater. Giddens uses her voice and platform to showcase the hidden histories of Black String Music, in particular the banjo, which in her words is at the heart of American Music. Giddens spoke to Interchange Host Doug Storm about the way she seeks to …

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Democratic U.S. Senate Hopeful John Dickerson Speaks with WFHB

So far, two Democrats have announced they will compete next year to represent Indiana in the U.S. Senate. One candidate is Baron Hill, the former U.S. representative from Seymour. Hill represented Indiana’s 9th District, which includes the Monroe County area. The other candidate is John Dickerson, the longtime executive director of the Arc of Indiana, which offers services to people …

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