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Daily Local News – June 7, 2016

Monroe County officials took feedback last night on a proposed Phase 2 of the Fullerton Pike project; In its meeting last night, the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission gave a green light to the fourth phase of a five phase plan to construct the Cascades Park Trail; The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market has received a donation from an anonymous donor of 30,000 …

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Profiles: Bloomington Clay Studio Founder Daniel Evans

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Daniel Evans is the founder and current artistic director of the Bloomington Clay Studio. Daniel’s dedication to clay has taken him all over the U.S. and landed him here in Bloomington, Indiana. Anna Werner brings us his story for today’s WFHB community report. This story was produced in partnership with an audio journalism class at Indiana University. A note for …

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Interchange – The Radical Democracy of Henry David Thoreau: A Conversation with Branka Arsic’

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What may seem surprising as you listen is the way in which Thoreau’s understanding of death and life can inform our own considerations of what it means to live by an ethics of inclusion and acceptance of differences and to eschew what is given to us politically and socially as measured, hierarchical, and standardized forms of “knowing.” All this is …

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Bring It On! -June 6th, 2016

On this evening’s show, Bring it On’s William Hosea and Cornelius Wright welcome the recently elected Mayor of Bloomington, Indiana, John Hamilton, to discuss a variety of topics that include his objective for the city of Bloomington, and many issues such as fostering good civic relations within the African American Community, affordable housing, and employment and volunteer opportunities within our …

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Daily Local News – June 6, 2016

A proposed revision to federal rules is poised to bring big changes to Indiana’s payday loan industry; The Indiana Limestone Symposium begins this week at the Bybee Stone Company; The City  of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) begins its regular summer fire hydrant flushing today; Construction began three weeks ago on a new trail in Bloomington; The Indiana Archives and Records Administration …

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“We Clicked” –15-Year Friendship Forms Through Literacy Program

There’s a saying that goes “it’s never too late to be what you could have been.” What if you want to be an avid reader, but you have poor literacy skills? Or, say, you want to be a teacher, but life took a different turn? Sometimes when you’re brave enough to try, someone really great steps up to help. WFHB …

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Activate! WFHB : Christine Brackenhoff

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WFHB is a listener-supported, volunteer powered, non-commercial broadcast radio station in Bloomington that is powered almost 200 volunteers to create a variety of public arrairs, news, and music programming. Christine Brackenhoff, a volunteer with the station, talks about how her volunteer experience with the station has helped her grow her professional skills; as well as contributing to a valuable part …

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Construction Begins on Downtown B-LINK Trail System

Construction began three weeks ago on a new trail in Bloomington. The trail, called the “B-Link,” connects Henderson and Walnut streets. It leads to what will become Switchyard Park, and is expected to be finished in November of this year. The total cost estimate is over $770,000. According to an article in The Herald Times, nearly $338,000 of the project …

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Bloomington Utilities Begin 2-Month Process of Flushing Fire Hydrants

The City  of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) begins its regular summer fire hydrant flushing today—a program that continues through early August. From today through Friday, June 10th the area affected will be from West Gifford Road, south to West Leonard Springs Road. The eastern boundary is State Road 37 and the western boundary will be West Airport Road.  Customers may experience …

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Interchange – For Want of a Better Choice: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton

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It’s thought that to get a woman in the White House would be an achievement for all women everywhere, a kind of trickle-down feminism. In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, the mantle of feminist elect has descended on Hillary Clinton and dissent seems tantamount to political betrayal. A new book, False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham …

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