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Interchange – Shadows Are Black: Slavery’s Long Setting

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Tonight’s show, Shadows are Black: Slavery’s Long Setting, features a discussion on the text and context of Herman Melville’s 1855 novella “Benito Cereno.” “Benito Cereno” is clearly about slavery; but it also seems a deep meditation on the limits of the mind; on the ignorance of other ways to be minded; on the commonality of humanness (for “good” or “bad”). …

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Local Citizens Sound Off On Islam

In the wake of the recent attacks on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo as well as continued fighting the group known as ISIS, there has been increased scrutiny of Islam in American media. Last night WFHB correspondent Sophia Saliby was on hand for a local conversation about Islam.

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Bloomington Plan Commission Approves New Hotel Downtown

A new hotel seems headed to the heart of downtown Bloomington. Last night the city Plan Commission approved plans for a 146-room hotel known as the Graduate. The hotel is planned for the corner of Kirkwood Avenue and Lincoln Street. Currently the Old National Bank is on that site, but there are plans for the bank to build a new …

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Daily Local News – February 10, 2015

Governor Mike Pence has signed an executive order to shorten the length of the 2015 ISTEP+ test; Local peace groups are sponsoring an event tomorrow covering the United States relationship with Iran; A new hotel seems headed to the heart of downtown Bloomington; FEATURE In the wake of the recent attacks on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo as well as …

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The Ins and Outs of Money – Time to Start Your Vegetable Garden!

With the freezing temperatures and snowfalls, you might think it’s way too early to start thinking about raising a garden. For Stephanie Solomon of Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, though, this is the perfect time of year to start seeds indoors for earlier harvests of vegetables—and savings.

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Gov. Pence Promises To Shorten ISTEP+ Assessment

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by David Murphy Governor Mike Pence has signed an executive order to shorten the length of the 2015 ISTEP+, which is scheduled to be administered in March. The order is Pence’s response to the uproar that followed last week’s announcement that this year’s tests would take more than twice as much time for students to take as they did last …

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Activate! – Broadview: Mary Hawkins

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MCCSC Adult Education volunteer Mary Hawkins talks about working with ESL students at Broadview Learning Center. Also, volunteer opportunities from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. LINKS MCCSC Adult Education Broadview Learning Center ESL Tutor at Broadview Learning Center Bloomington Worldwide Friendship Host Lotus Education and Arts Foundation

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Daily Local News – February 9, 2015

The Monroe County Commissioners approved a measure on Friday that signals the beginning of a southern bypass around Bloomington; The city of Bloomington has cancelled its controversial plan to kill deer in the Griffy Lake Nature Preserve; The Indiana House of Representatives is expected to vote today to approve a bill that would strip power from Glenda Ritz, the State …

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Family members reach out through social media for missing Bloomfield teen

Family members of a missing Bloomfield woman are using social media to track down more information about her disappearance. Meanwhile, state police say they are still working on several leads. We have that story for today ‘s WFHB community report. https://www.facebook.com/FindMarinaBoelter

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Bring It On! – February 9, 2015

Clarence Boone and Leila Randle welcome Mike Diekhoff. PART ONE On tonight’s show, Clarence and Leila welcome Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff. He joins us to share his perspectives on how the BPD is making Bloomington a safe place to live, work and thrive. PART TWO Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community. CREDITS Hosts: …

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