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Inaugurate the Revolution: Local Protest For Bloomington Community

On January 20th, local residents are planning a series of events they are calling Inaugurate the Revolution. The plans are taking place on the same day as the Inauguration of President Donald Trump. On Monday, hosts of WFHB’s Bring it On, Amrita Myers and Cornelius Wright, sat down with two of the organizers of the events. We bring you part …

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Police Departments Pose Obstacle to Local Needle Exchange Program

It all began with a group of friends riding around on bikes passing out winter coats and blankets to those in need. Three years later, the Indiana Recovery Alliance is an established nonprofit in Bloomington, with a number of accomplishments under its belt. In addition to providing hundreds of referrals to social service agencies, the Indiana Recovery Alliance has helped …

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Middle Way House Hires New Director

The Bloomington-based organization, Middle Way House, has just announced they’ve hired a new director. Debra Morrow steps into the position held for many years by Toby Strout, who worked at Middle Way House for almost 30 years. WFHB News Director, Joe Crawford, spoke with Morrow and we bring you that conversation for today’s WFHB community report. More information on Middle …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Francesca Sobrer

Actor and beloved drama teacher Francesca Sobrer appears in this weekend’s final performances of the Bloomington Playwrights Project production, “Home”. She plays a manipulative Texas mother desperate for her daughter’s love and understanding. It’s a challenging role as Sobrer is on stage for almost the entire length of the play. She deals with her daughter as three different times in …

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Report Describes Sluggish Bloomington Economy, Critiques Regulators, Suggests Branding and Innovation

This week Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton’s Wage Growth Task Force released a report following months of studying the local economy. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford has more in today’s WFHB community report (audio above). You can find the full report from the Mayor’s Wage Growth Task Force on the city’s website.

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Monroe County Community School Corporation Implementing Dropout Prevention Program in Two Schools

Graduation rates at Monroe County high schools are higher than at most other schools around Indiana. But school officials say they won’t be satisfied until 100 percent of their high school seniors receive their diplomas. That’s why they’re working to implement a program called Communities In Schools to help address non-instructional issues that often become obstacles to completing high school. …

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Bloomingfoods GM Talks About Community Co-Op

A recent front page article in the Herald-Times reported that Bloomington’s cooperative grocery chain, Bloomingfoods, was failing to  meet its goals. But the general manager at Bloomingfoods says that message could be misinterpreted. We bring you a  conversation between General Manager, Tony Alongi, and WFHB News Director, Joe Crawford, for today’s WFHB community report. The 2016 Bloomingfoods Ends Monitoring Report …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Cynthia Brubaker

Restoration architect Cynthia Bruhbaker helps Bloomington retain its past. She has been responsible for the rebirth of such historic structures as the I. Fell Building and the old Coca Cola bottling plant that now serves as the multipurpose headquarters for Middle Way House. Bruhbaker knew early on she wanted to be involved in resurrecting nearly forgotten architectural treasures. She joins …

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Mayor John Hamilton Speaks with Bloomington Rotary Club

Last month Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton spoke to the Bloomington Rotary Club about the issues in the city, from housing to job creation. We bring you a portion of his comments now, for today’s WFHB community report. This clip begins with Hamilton speaking about the fallout from the November 8th election. That was Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton speaking last month at a …

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Boxcar Books Fundraiser on Saturday December 10

A volunteer-powered bookstore and community space, Boxcar Books, has run into financial trouble in recent months. The store, located at 408 East 6 th Street, launched a crowd funding campaign two months ago, seeking to raise as much as $7,500 to help pay rent. The campaign, hosted by Generosity.com is ongoing. And this Saturday, from 6 to 10 PM, Boxcar …

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