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Bloomington Prepares for Syrian Refugee Resettlement in March

The Bloomington area is preparing for the arrival of Syrian refugees as soon as March of next year. WFHB correspondent Leah Carter has more on that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Daily Local News – October 12, 2016

The Bloomington Plan Commission has approved a housing project associated with the planned Tech Park, also known as the Trades District; Bloomington Bagel Company owner Sue Aquila has cleared one more hurdle in her effort to create a new home for her business; The National Center for Education Statistics finds that about one-fifth of new public school teachers quit before …

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Better Beware – Current scams & IRS bust – Bad and Good News

These days, scammers are running wild and here’s a tipoff on two of the current hot potatoes, plus some good news about a massive bust on the familiar IRS scam.

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WFHB to Host Community Conversation: Race and Privilege–a Backyard Perspective

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On Thursday, Oct. 27, WFHB’s Interchange will host a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Amrita Myers that focuses on topics prompted by the highly publicized police shootings of unarmed Black Americans in recent years and the subsequent rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. Hosted by Doug Storm, topics to be discussed include race, racism, privilege, and policing, with special emphasis …

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Interchange – The World at Large: Eliot Weinberger On Everything

"Perhaps the most famous rhinoceros who ever lived..." Portrait of Clara in Paris in 1749, by Jean-Baptiste Oudry.

“Doing no violence to living things, not even a single one of them, wander alone like a rhinoceros.”* All of our songs tonight feature the whirlwind as a kind of tribute to a central essay called “The Vortex,” written by our guest Eliot Weinberger and found in his serial essay begun in 2007 called An Elemental Thing. That work continues …

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Anger At Police, IU, Prisons, Other Institutions Voiced at Black Lives Matter Rally

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AUDIO LINK: http://wfhb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/20161011blmFEATURE.mp3 More than an hour before hundreds of people would march through downtown, and hold a more than 20-minute demonstration in the street in front of the Bloomington police station, Liz Mitchell and several others stood in a parking lot fastening pieces of paper to black and white balloons. On each of the dozens of pieces of paper was …

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Daily Local News – October 11, 2016

10/11/16 A federal judge has ruled against former city of Bloomington projects manager Justin Wykoff in a lawsuit over the terms of his restitution payments to the city; An Indiana State Police investigation into voter fraud in Indianapolis has now grown to include over half the counties in the state. The list of affected counties includes Monroe, Greene, Owen, and …

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BIO- October 10, 2016

Clarence Boone and Jim Sims speak with Shelli Yoder, a candidate for Indiana’s 9th Congressional District. Ms. Yoder is an instructor at Indiana University and a member of the Monroe County Council. She discusses issues related to her platform and her impressions on the state of other national races. PART ONE Clarence Boone and Jim Sims speak with Shelli Yoder, …

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Monroe County Looking for Volunteers to Work Polls

Monroe County is in need of volunteer poll workers for the November 8th election. At an Election Board meeting last week, Election Supervisor, Laura Dahncke; and Board Chair, Carolyn VandeWiele, reviewed the number of poll workers needed, and how volunteers can sign up. Dahncke went into specifics as far as what was needed: “As of yesterday, our Democratic recruiter had …

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Daily Local News – October 10, 2016

Students Against State Violence and the Black Student Union at Indiana University are holding a demonstration at the Sample Gates this evening beginning at 6:30pm; Another home break-in was reported in Bloomington last week; In related news, the Herald-Times reports that police have asked prosecutors to charge 28-year-old Devin Grounds in three more incidents that involved a masked man breaking …

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