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Voices in the Street: “Living in Bloomington: is it still affordable or does one have to win the lottery to live here?”

With another four new condominium complexes to be built downtown, one starts to wonder whether Bloomington is becoming too expensive a town to live in. The University keeps growing and our town grows along with it. But, is it growing for everyone or is Bloomington’s affordability actually shrinking? We have gone out into the street and asked your friends and …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Sam Stephenson

Life magazine photographer Eugene Smith accumulated thousands of hours of audio tapes and images of some of the greatest jazz musicians of the 1950s and ‘60s. Sam Stephenson found the recordings and photos in boxes and got to work preserving and archiving them, a task that led to the book The Jazz Loft Project. Stephenson joins Michael Glab on this …

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Daily Local News – September 6, 2017

The City of Bloomington continues to move forward in its development of the Dimension Mill “co-working space”. The Indiana Distiller’s Guild is launching an effort to gain a presence in the Statehouse. The Bloomington Sanitation Division is phasing out their old system of picking up recycling and trash, and phasing in a new model. FEATURE: Inmates incarcerated in Monroe County …

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Jail Overcrowding Raises Questions

Inmates incarcerated in Monroe County are being sent to different jails around the state, due to periodic overcrowding at the Monroe County Jail. Now increasing incarceration rates across southern Indiana are beginning to stress the ability for jails to ‘trade’ inmates. WFHB Correspondent Alex Davis speaks with Monroe County Sheriff Brad Swain about the situation in the county jail, in …

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Better Beware – Hurricanes and Hoodoos

Hurricane Harvey has spawned a bigger-than-ever crop of scams, and the FBI just took down a swindler who was casting spells.

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Activate! – Monroe County Humane Assoc. Low-Cost Clinic: Levi Brock

Air date: 09/11/2017 Indiana University student Levi Brock intends to be a Veterinarian. Lucky for him, he was able to get real life experience this summer as a volunteer with the Monroe County Humane Association’s low-cost Nonprofit Veterinary Clinic. Clinic volunteers at the Monroe County Humane Association allow Bloomington residents to access medical care for their pets at affordable rates. …

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Monroe County CASA Interview with Lester Wadzinski

The Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASAs, are volunteers who monitor and testify on behalf of children who are ‘wards of the state.’ Over the past five years, the number of children in need of an advocate in Monroe County’s CASA program has quadrupled. WFHB News Director Wes Martin sat down with CASA volunteer Lester Wadzinski to discuss …

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Everyday People: 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

More than 5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s in the United States, with rates expected to climb as high as 16 million by 2050. On Sunday, September 24, 2017 Bloomington will host the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Bryan Park’s Woodlawn Shelter. Registration begins at 12:00pm with the Opening Ceremony at 1:15pm. For more information or to make …

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Interchange – The Bluff of the Century: Nixon, Alger Hiss, and the Cold War

Tricky Dick started out that way… Today’s show is about knowing and believing. And our key players are Alger Hiss, Richard Nixon, and Whittaker Chambers. Behind the scenes lurks the military industrial complex as fronted by the Dulles brothers, in particular John Foster, and corporate collaboration with Hitler’s Third Reich. But there is also in this story the justified fear …

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“Project Picnic”: A Cardboard Recycling Facility Proposed for Bloomington’s West Side

The site of the now-demolished ABB manufacturing plant on Bloomington’s west side, is being considered as a location for a cardboard recycling plant. Bloomington Economic Development Corporation President Lynn Coyne told the Monroe County Redevelopment Commission on August 30th an anonymous corporation approached the Indiana Economic Development Commission with the idea. Coyne says the plant would recycle used cardboard into …

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