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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Jack Dopp

Newspapers are old school and it takes an old school character to get them to your door or your neighborhood store. Jack Dopp has been in the newspaper delivery business since he was a grade schooler in Gary, Indiana, back in the 1950’s. He and his crew have been bringing newspapers from all over the country — and at times …

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Proposals to change how police seized property is handled by the State

As the state legislature kicks off the new session, some lawmakers want to change the way the state handles property seized by police. Correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us the story.

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Public Safety Tax Won’t Be Magic Bullet in Ellettsville

Local officials are finding the public safety tax may not fund as many public safety needs as they anticipated. Reporter Sarah Vaughan has more from the Town of Ellettsville.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Anne Hedin

Martin Luther King Jr.’s record of success against all odds has inspired a consortium of Bloomington environmental groups who’ll get together Sunday for a celebration of solar, wind, and other renewable energy sources. The event — The Fierce Energy of Now: Time to Choose — will feature a documentary film on our energy and climate future. There’ll also be representatives …

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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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