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Books Unbound – Exploring with Robert McAlmon: ‘A Vacation’s Job,’ Part One

“Exploring with Robert McAlmon” is a three-episode series of fiction and poetry by one of the lesser-known Modernists. Born in 1895, McAlmon grew up in the small towns of the Midwest as the son of an itinerant Presbyterian minister, and he never developed the habit of staying in place. He knew and offered support as a publisher to many of …

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Daily Local News – May 4, 2015

A conversation about what to do when pulled over by police; Tomorrow is primary election day in Bloomington; Last week, County Election Board member Lorraine Farrell gave instructions for how the public can file complaints about candidates they suspect of violating campaign finance law; Chants of Black Lives Matter filled the street along Kirkwood last Friday night; The Bloomington Fire Department has its first …

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Forum on Relationship Between Police and Bloomington Community

Last week the Bethel AME church in Bloomington hosted a forum on the relationship between police and the rest of the Bloomington community. In the lead up to that event WFHB’s African American public affairs program, Bring it On, hosted a conversation with the church’s pastor, Reverend Dennis Laffoon. We bring you a portion of that conversation now for today’s …

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Tomorrow is Primary Election Day in Bloomington

Tomorrow is primary election day in Bloomington. Voters will cast ballots in races for mayor and city council among others. So far, fewer than 3 percent of voters cast ballots during the early voting period. But County Clerk Linda Robbins says that statistic doesn’t tell the whole story. Robins said,  “Well it tells us that we’ll have about twelve percent …

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Hola Bloomington – May 1, 2015

Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Minerva Sosa y Luz Maria López entrevistan a niños de nuestra comunidad en celebración del día del niño. Hablan de la tradición latinoamericana de celebrar este día y platican con los niños sobre sus planes para el futuro. Hola Bloomington hosts Minerva Sosa and Luz Maria Lopez interview children from our community in honor of “Día del Niño” or …

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Hamilton and Neher on Affordable Housing

There are two remaining candidates in the Democratic primary race for mayor of Bloomington. Democrat John Linnemeier dropped out of the race last week, leaving Darryl Neher and John Hamilton to compete for the nomination. In recent months both candidates have spoken publicly about the need for more affordable housing in Bloomington. WFHB correspondent Taylor Telford looked into the candidates’ …

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Early Voting Ends Monday at Noon

County Clerk Linda Robbins said today that absentee voting has gone smoothly so far in the lead up to the municipal primary election on Tuesday, May 5th. Early voting ends Monday at noon. Voters can go to the Johnson Hardware Building, on West Seventh Street at Madison, to cast early votes. The polling station is open tomorrow from 10 a.m. …

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bloomingOUT – April 30, 2015

Tonight, our hosts Jeff Poling and Ryne Shadday interview Barry Magee, the director of Quarryland Men’s Chorus. Our music tonight was Quarryland Men’s Chorus with “Let’s Misbehave” as well as “Skylar.” We also interviewed Caleb Marshall, the Fitness Marshall. The bloomingOUT staff would like to give a special thanks to Barry Magee and Caleb Marshall. Credits Hosts Jeff Poling, Ryne Shadday Executive Producer Joe Crawford Producer …

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Budget Hurts Some Schools, Spares MCCSC

Changes to Indiana’s school funding formula are expected to hurt large urban districts throughout the state. But they may benefit some local schools in Monroe County. Indiana lawmakers finished the 2015 legislative session last night. The legislature passed a two-year budget that includes a $464 million increase in education spending. State Representative Matt Pierce, a Democrat who represents most of …

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Daily Local News – April 30, 2015

Democrat John Gregg announced today he plans to run for governor again; County Clerk Linda Robbins said today that absentee voting has gone smoothly so far in the lead up to the municipal primary election on Tuesday, May 5th; Changes to Indiana’s school funding formula are expected to hurt large urban districts throughout the state; The Monroe County Council began its work session on …

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