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Activate! Monroe County History Center : Sue Shelden

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The Monroe County History Center works to provide deeper insights into Bloomington and Monroe County history through museum exhibits, a research library, museum store, and other special programming. Long time volunteer Sue Shelden talks about how the Center fulfills its mission of connecting current Monroe County residents with the people and events of the past that have shaped our current …

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“Leaving Bloomington”

Graduation at IU Bloomington is this weekend. For today’s WFHB community report, we bring you one man’s story of coming to Bloomington as a student and then eventually leaving town ten years later as a self-described townie. This story, by Lincoln Smith, comes through a partnership between WFHB and an audio journalism class at the Indiana University Media School.

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Voices in the Street – “The 2016 Primary Election: How Would you Rate the Experience?

The Indiana State primaries were carried out last Tuesday with Donald Trump solidifying his status as the Republican nominee, while Bernie Sanders continues to battle it out with Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nod. Voices in the Street roving reporter, Aracelli Gomez, hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors what their voting experience was like and what issues …

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Early Voting Poll Workers are Still Waiting for Checks

Poll workers who helped out with early voting in Monroe County are still waiting for checks they should have received already. The County’s Elections Supervisor, Tree Martin, told the County Election Board today that the payments were late. Martin said her office turned in the payroll information on time. The checks should have been mailed to workers on Friday. But …

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Officials in Indiana Take Part in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Officials in Indiana and across the country took note of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 30th. Although areas such as Monroe County have 24-hour locations where residents can return leftover prescription medication, the day is intended to bring awareness to the dangers of unused drugs. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller explains. ” This is something we’ve done with …

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Daily Local News – May 5, 2016

Monroe County surveyor Kevin Enright has passed away, according to a report in the Herald-Times. Enright died yesterday, according to the newspaper, which cited an email from Monroe County officials; Officials in Indiana and across the country took note of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 30th; Poll workers who helped out with early voting in Monroe County are …

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EcoReport – May 5, 2016

In today’s EcoReport feature, Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan speaks with the city of Bloomington’s sustainability coordinator, Jacqui Bauer, about efforts to encourage awareness of environmental issues in the rental/housing market. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to …

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Better Beware

Stats and Ransomware: FTC statistics on scam complaints in 2015 show some interesting trends. In 2016 the worst threat is Ransomware computer viruses, and there’s yet another new fake email going around.

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King Lear Production Features 17th Century Original Pronunciation

Starting tomorrow night, audiences will be treated to King Lear the way it sounded in 1606 at its first performance at the Court of Saint James. Director and IU associate professor Murray McGibbon says that this is the first original pronunciation performance of William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” since the 17th century. Correspondent Doug Storm sat down with McGibbon and Graham …

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Daily Local News – May 4, 2016

Monroe County residents broke recent records for voter turnout during the primary election yesterday; The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department received its first doses of Naloxone today for use by patrol officers and jail employees; The Monroe County Council’s Compensation Work Group has presented three potential mechanisms for increasing wages for county employees; Comcast customers will soon be seeing a variety …

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