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Professor Marjorie Hershey on Pence as Trump’s VP Nominee

Mike Pence may be out of the race for governor of Indiana. That’s because, according to the Indianapolis Star, Pence has been chosen to be the vice presidential nominee for the Republican party. Pence would run alongside Donald Trump. The newspaper does not clearly cite its source, but they state plainly that “IndyStar has confirmed that Trump plans to announce …

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Middleway House Threatened by Federal Cutbacks.

Changes at the federal level could mean the demise of one of Bloomington’s transitional housing shelters. More on that later in the show in today’s WFHB community report.

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New Indiana State Statute Could Invalidate Your Vote at the Ballot Box

In early March, the Indiana legislature passed Senate Enrolled Act 61, affecting how Indiana voters can cast straight-party ballots. The bill was originally meant to fix over-voting in races in which voters can choose more than one candidate. The new statute says that “If a voter votes a straight party ticket for more than one political party, the whole ballot …

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Local Agencies Fight Child Homelessness in South Central Indiana

According to studies performed by the Continuum of Care, there are more than 400 people experiencing homelessness in our region on any given night. The region includes Monroe, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Morgan and Owen counties. More than 27% of the homeless individuals are children. IU student reporter, Victoria Hansel, looked into the issue of childhood homelessness for today’s WFHB community …

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2016 IU Summer Theater Season Preview

David Kortemeier appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. — with Jessica Schroeder and Tara Chiusano at IU Wells-Metz theater.

This month, the Wells-Metz theater will host alternating nights of Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Jane Austin’s “Sense and Sensibility”, starring four professional actors from the Actors’ Equity Association, as part of the 2016 IU Summer Theater Season. Doug Storm sat down with the actors for this week’s Interchange, a wide-ranging conversation about the challenges and rewards of performing repertory …

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The Hijabi Diaries

Today we bring you a new episode of the Hijabi Diaries, a local podcast produced with the Islamic Center of Bloomington. Episode Four features Melani, who speaks about why she wears her hijab, what it was like moving from Indonesia to Bloomington, why she loves being a teacher and a mother, and what her hopes are for her future.

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Bloomington Police Appoint LGBTQ Liasion

Detective Sergeant Dana Cole and Sergeant David Alley have been appointed to lead a new LGBTQ liaison initiative from the Bloomington Police Department. According to a press release, the LGBTQ liaison program is meant to foster positive relationships and build communication between the police department and the LGBTQ Community. Earlier today, I spoke with Sergeant Cole about the liaison program …

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Strategic National Arts Alumni Project Reveals Long Term Benefits to Studying the Arts

Results from a survey by the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project reveal many skills deemed crucial in a variety of business settings can have their roots in arts education. Sarah Vaughan spoke with the project’s director Sally Gaskill about the long term influences of artistic study. You can learn more about the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project and view their …

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Sandy Baker – Sewing Her Dreams

Sandy Baker is a member of the Bloomington community. She has lived and worked here for several years. But through her elaborate costumes, she can visit the fantasy worlds of her favorite stories. Taylor Haggerty brings us that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Poet Takes the Pole: The Reemergence of an Official Poet at the Indy 500

When you think of the Indianapolis 500, poetry probably isn’t the first thing to come to mind. The race hasn’t had an official poet since 1920, when William Herschell’s poems were printed in the race program each year. This year, the organization Indiana Humanities wanted to bring back the Indy 500 official poet, so they ran a contest to pick …

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