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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


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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IU Files Lawsuit Challenging Fetal Tissue Regulation

Indiana University filed a lawsuit yesterday challenging fetal tissue regulation in House Enrolled Act 1-3-3-7. The legislation states “a person who intentionally acquires, receives, sells, or transfers fetal tissue commits unlawful transfer of fetal tissue.” The offense is a level five felony. IU challenges this claim due to the fact that the university performs scientific research on aborted and miscarried …

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Bloomington City Council Met to Discuss New Local Income Taxe

Last night the Bloomington City Council had its first public conversation about whether to support a new local income tax. The point-two-five percent tax would provide more funding to the Monroe County 911 Dispatch Center. Some of the money would also theoretically go to police, fire departments and courts throughout the County. But it’s not clear exactly how the majority …

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“The Hijabi Diaries”

Today we bring you a new episode of the Hijabi Diaries, a local podcast produced with the Islamic Center of Bloomington. In today’s episode, we hear from Meryem, a woman who has experienced a lot of prejudice since moving to Bloomington, more than she did when she was an undergraduate student in New Hampshire in the early 2000’s. She fears …

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