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Big Talk w/ Michael Glab: The Book Corner

The Book Corner on Walnut Street has anchored the southeast corner of the Courthouse Square through lean times and boom times for more than a half century. The story of the family-run business reads like a history of the town. The shop has weathered the advent of e-readers as well as the demise of newspapers and magazines but proprietor Margaret …

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WFHB Election Night Excerpt Featuring Joe Varga, William Morris and Ann Boehm

Last night, as the nation waited to hear the outcome of the election, WFHB aired several hours of election coverage, reporting on local as well as statewide and federal races. In this next segment, we hear a portion of that coverage, including Indiana University labor studies professor Joe Varga and local attorney William Morris speaking about issues of racism and poverty. After that …

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Sam Shaw on His Free Speech Lawsuit Over Bedford’s Sign Ordinance

The signs in Sam Shaw’s yard included messages like “I Seek Truth” and “Over the Hump with Trump.” Now the Bedford man is fighting for his right to display the signs, after the city of Bedford took issue. WFHB reporter Leah Carter spoke with Shaw as well an attorney for the ACLU of Indiana for this WFHB community report. The …

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New Parking Commission to Create Policy

Last week, the Bloomington City Council passed an ordinance creating a parking commission to develop a comprehensive parking policy for the city. The commission will have nine members. They include two merchants and one member of a nonprofit — each housed within the downtown meter zone — one city council member, and a representative from the Department of Planning and …

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Big Talk w/ Michael Glab: Marc Tschida

Arts advocate Marc Tschida makes hand-crafted, wooden jigsaw puzzles featuring photographic images and artwork specific to Bloomington and South Central Indiana. His puzzles have become so popular, he’s now scaling back his job as a theater company administrator to produce them on a full-time basis. You can view his work at press puzzles dot com and they’ll be available in …

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Jessica McClellan and Ann Collins, candidates for Monroe County Treasurer.

The race for Monroe County Treasurer was wide open this year. The incumbent Treasurer, Democrat Cathy Smith, was required to leave the office because of term limits. In the May primary, Democratic voters nominated Jessica McClellan to run for the job. On the Republican side, Ann Collins was the only candidate in the primary ballot, so she too is now …

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Cathy Smith, Ann Boehm, And Therese Chambers, Candidates for Monroe County Auditor

The Monroe County Auditor’s Office has been plagued by scandal for years. Most recently, former auditor Steve Saulter was charged with fraud and official misconduct for misusing County credit cards. Saulter allegedly used the County’s money to make personal purchases at Kroger, Wal-Mart and Marsh. Saulter stepped down from the position over the summer. Now there are three candidates seeking …

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Commissioner Candidates Discuss Long-Proposed Recycling Facility

Republican candidate for Commissioner, Nelson Shaffer; and Democrat candidate for Commissioner, Julie Thomas are competing to represent District 2 on the Monroe County Board of Commissioners. District 2 includes most of Bloomington’s north side as well as some areas north of town. Thomas, who is the incumbent, and Shaffer spoke with WFHB News Director, Joe Crawford, about the race. In …

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Big Talk w/ Michael Glab: Cabaret Voltaire

A hundred years ago, a motley crew of artists, political radicals, and other such dangerous characters got together in a Zurich, Switzerland nightclub to spit in the eye of the establishment. They gave birth to the anarchist Dada movement in art. A similarly motley crew of people in Bloomington are recreating the Cabaret Voltaire tonight at the Blockhouse on South …

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Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice with an all-female cast

Starting this Friday, October 28th and running through November 13th, The Cardinal Stage Company presents Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice with an all-female cast. Doug Storm spoke with Cardinal Stage artistic director, and play director, Randy White, and the actresses who play Shylock and Portia, Liz Pazik and Leslie Ann Handelman for an episode of Arts Interchange. This excerpts centers …

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