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EcoFeature – Sher Schwartz of Oregon Discusses Training Mini Donkeys

In today’s EcoReport feature, correspondent Bob Kissel interviews Sher Schwartz from Oregon, who owns two mini donkeys. Bob and Sher discuss training mini donkeys in agility and obedience.

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EcoReport – October 6, 2016

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 foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we live. Each program features timely eco-related …

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Daily Local News – October 5, 2016

A demonstration is planned tonight at 7pm to draw attention to issues at Bloomington’s Peoples Park; An event titled “Our Black Lives Matter: In Remembrance of Joseph Smedley” begins at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Neal Marshall Black Culture Center on the IU campus; I-69 construction is reportedly back on track with a new completion schedule from contractor Isolux Corsan; …

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Monroe County Commission Candidates on Public Safety Income Tax

Longtime Monroe County Commissioner Iris (EAR-iss) Kiesling is serving her final term on the Board this year, and two candidates are competing to replace her. The Democratic candidate, Amanda Barge, and the Republican candidate, Paul White, Sr., met at the WFHB studios for a conversation about County issues. Both candidates will be on the ballot this November. In this next …

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Better Beware – The Latest

The massive Yahoo hack, a “Blessing Scam” in New York, and a new way to steal Gift Cards are all in the news right now, and here’s the lowdown.

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Interchange – Memory In My Hands: Folk Art and Aging

We’re joined in the studio by Jon Kay to discuss his recent book Folk Art & Aging: Life-Story Objects and Their Makers. Kay makes the strong point that Growing old doesn’t have to be seen as an eventual failure but rather as an important developmental stage of creativity. Offering an absorbing and fresh perspective on aging and crafts, Jon Kay …

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Daily Local News – October 4, 2016

10/04/16 The Monroe County chapter of the League of Women Voters has canceled several forums that were scheduled for this week; Seven year old Liliana Hernandez and six year old Rene Pasztor were found dead in a car in Fort Wayne last week, several hours after an Amber alert was issued for the children; Students at a West Lafayette elementary school started a petition to …

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Public Comment Question Causes Rift on Redevelopment Commission

The Bloomington Redevelopment Commission, which is involved with projects including the Switchyard Park and the Certified Tech Park, is debating whether to take public comment. Members of the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission reminded city administrators last night about what they say is a need for public input in the development of the Certified Tech Park and other projects. No public comment policy was approved in last …

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Monroe County Accepts Grant Money; Plans for Unexpected

Last week the Monroe County Commissioners accepted more than $15,000 in grant funding for the county’s Futures Family Planning Clinic. The money comes from the Indiana Family Health Council. The Futures clinic provides family planning services on a sliding fee scale. County Health Administrator Penny Caudill said the clinic is receiving slightly less money than in last year’s grant cycle. …

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District 6 Board Candidate Speaks – Monroe County Community School

This fall, voters are being asked to decide three contested races for Monroe County Community School Board seats. In District 6, Lois Sabo-Skelton is defending her seat against candidate Marty Spechler. Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan spoke with Spechler as part of WFHB’s Candidate Forum series. Sabo-Skelton declined to participate. We bring you an excerpt of the conversation.

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