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Ivy Tech/John Waldron Arts Center Storyteller Series Shares Immigrant Stories

WFHB Correspondent Jada Lucas speaks with Willy Palomo, Aubrey Saeder, Paul Daily and Kate Brown about their upcoming Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center storytelling series on November 3.

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Motorcycle Adventurer Lives By The Roll Of The Dice

He’s been travelling across two continents on a motorcycle for the past year. Bloomington native Isaac Simonelli moved to Southeast Asia, lost everything gambling, and worked for a newspaper in Thailand before venturing across Asia and Africa on his motorcycle. He’s been rolling a set of dice to determine everything from what road to take, what country to visit next, …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Mike Trotzke

Mike Trotzke is the co-founder of Sprout Box, the CEO of Cheddar, and an organizer of The Combine, an annual innovators and entrepreneurs conference here in Bloomington. A young, ambitious business person who’s doing his part to spur the transformation of the Bloomington area, from a high-tech investors’ desert to a lush landscape where startups and investors can thrive. Trotzke …

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Pine Room/Muddy Boots Shutting Doors in Nashville

After nearly 70 years, the Pine Room tavern in Nashville, Indiana is closing its doors. A staple for Brown County artists and residents, the Pine Room was combined with Muddy Boots café in 2015, when current owners Betsy and James Oblack combined the businesses. As WFHB News Director Wes Martin reports, the combined businesses are for sale, but will close …

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Wheeler Mission Takes Over Bloomington’s Interfaith Emergency Winter Shelter

Bloomington’s Interfaith Emergency Winter Shelter is now solely operated by Wheeler Mission. The winter shelter, which was hosted by participatory churches during the winter months, provides housing and food to homeless individuals in Bloomington during the coldest time of the year. In this WFHB Community Report, News Director Wes Martin speaks with Wheeler Mission Chief Development Officer Steve Kerr, about …

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Veteran Reporter David Shuster Talks Facts, Opinion, and Civility

Veteran journalist and Bloomington native David Shuster spoke about the role of journalism in promoting civility and fact-driven opinion during a fundraiser Saturday for the Center for Justice and Mediation. Shuster has worked for a wide variety of news outlets including CNN, Fox News, and Al Jazeera America. He currently is an anchor and managing editor for global news service …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Brandon Hood

Brandon Hood is a house painter and a lifelong resident of Central Indiana. He’s decided to join the three other Democratic challengers for Republican Trey Hollingsworth’s 9th District seat in the US House of Representatives. Hood leans on his down-home, working class roots as a major selling point for his candidacy. He was inspired to get into the political fray …

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Bedford Needle Exchange Terminated

WFHB News Director Wes Martin talks with Indiana Recovery Alliance Director Chris Abert, about the Lawrence County Commissioners’ vote to end their needle exchange program.  Abert says the program was free to Lawrence County, whose seat is Bedford, and that the program saved fifty-two lives over the last year.

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Controversy Surrounds Indiana Dunes Renovation

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is perhaps the most widely known landmark in the state. The fifteen mile string of sand dunes and marshes along the southern tip of Lake Michigan are an environmentally protected area, and comprise the fourth most plant diverse ecosystem in the country. At the center of the 15,000 acre park is the aging State Park …

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Who Was Chekhov? “Three Sisters” at IU’s Wells-Metz Theatre

In today’s Community Conversation we’ll hear a selection from a recent Arts Interchange conversation about Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters,” currently in production at IU’s Wells-Metz Theatre. Interchange host Doug Storm is joined in the WFHB studios by Abby Lee, who plays Masha Prozorov, the middle of the three sisters in the play, and by Greer Gerni, the production’s dramaturg. Greer …

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