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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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Bill Breeden, Candidate for District 46 Indiana House of Representatives

Bill Breeden rose to national fame in the mid-1980s. He was the only person ever to serve jail time in connection with the Iran-Contra scandal. Breeden’s crime — was stealing a street sign in the tiny Indiana town of Odon, a sign named after former national security advisor John Poindexter. Breeden announced he was holding the sign for a $30 …

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Big Talk w/ Michael Glab: J.R. Biersmith & Tyler Ferguson

The Somali civil war only now is winding down after raging across the horn of Africa for 30 years. A generation of young people have grown up amid the horrors there. Two of them, Sa’ad Hussein and Saadiq Mohhamed, have managed to become world class soccer players even after the sport was outlawed for a time. Filmmaker J.R. Biersmith has …

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Abby Lee Talks IU Theatre’s ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’

Beginning this Friday, October 21st, the IU Theatre Department will perform the 2013 Tony Award winning play by Christopher Durang, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” The play is a kind of modern riff on the plays of Anton Chekhov. In this next edition of Arts Interchange, Doug Storm interviews Abby Lee who plays Masha, the fading Hollywood actress. …

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Indiana Sec. of State Warns of New Possible “Voter Fraud,” But Declines To Give Details

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AUDIO LINK: http://wfhb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/VOTERS.mp3   The Indiana Secretary of State’s Office is reporting problems with voter registration information. In a statement released today, the Office says some Hoosier voters are reporting their birth dates or first names appear incorrectly in the state’s voter registration system. When that information is incorrect, it can make it more difficult for voters to determine whether they’re …

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Matt Pierce and Drew Ash Debate in Race for District 61

In today’s WFHB community report, we hear excerpts from our interview with two candidates for State Representative in District 61. That district includes most of Bloomington. The incumbent, Matt Pierce, is running against an independent, Drew Ash. In this next clip, Ash speaks first on his policies related to education.

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Conflicting Mammography Guidelines May Jeopardize Women’s Ability to Get Treatment

It’s mid-October and by now, you’ve probably picked up on the fact its Breast Cancer awareness month. Women all over the country are being flooded with information about breast cancer and breast health, yet it’s estimated one third of women never get a mammogram. Women may be asking “at what age am I supposed to start having mammograms, and how …

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