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Daily Local News Features – Larry Wilson Sheds Light on Land Use Plan

In today’s feature, News Director January Jones speaks with the Director of Monroe County’s Planning Department, Larry Wilson. Wilson’s major task is ushering in the creation and adoption of a new comprehensive land use plan. During the interview, Wilson and Jones discuss the key aspects of the proposal in this WFHB exclusive.

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Daily Local News Features – Community Kitchen Groundbreaking

For today’s feature, we report on the ground breaking ceremony held by the Community Kitchen of Monroe County. We hear from Community Kitchen V.P. Kyla Cox, City Council Representative Tim Mayer, as well as Vicki Pierce, who takes us on an auditory tour of the planned Community Kitchen renovations in this WFHB radio exclusive.

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Interchange – Andy Hollinden: This Professor Rocks

Host Dave Stewart welcomes Andy Hollinden of the IU Jacobs School of Music to talk about “The History of Rock and Roll.”  In this lively and far-reaching discussion, Professor Hollinden talks about the essence and origins of rock and roll, including analysis of Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, the blues, punk, and hip-hop.

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Daily Local News Features – Rep Matt Pierce Provides Update on Statehouse Stalemate

For today’s feature, we hear from State Representative Matt Pierce from a hotel in Urbana, Illinois. Last Tuesday House democrats left the state in an effort to stall education and labor-related legislation . The house has not been able to conduct business since because they lack the numbers needed for a quorum. The bills democrats wish to stall or amend …

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Daily Local News Features – Part 1: The BEDC Checks the Pulse of the Local Economy

Last week, the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation presented its first annual report on the State of the Bloomington regional Economy. In this two part feature, airing today and tomorrow, we go on-location to the BEDC meeting and hear from the Director of The Indiana Business Research Center at the IU Kelly School of Business, Jerry Conover, who will deliver to …

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Mayor Mark Kruzan and John Hamilton Address Housing and Homelessness in Bloomington

This week, in association with the National Homelessness Marathon radio event that aired Wednesday night, we have been reporting on issues of housing and homelessness in our community. In the final installment of our series, we sat down separately with Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan as well as his opponent in the up-coming mayoral primary, John Hamilton, to discuss how the …

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Daily Local News Features – Lisa Abbott: A Snapshot of Neighborhood Development in Bloomington

This week, in association with the National Homelessness Marathon Radio event that aired last night, we are presenting a five-part series of features highlighting issues of housing and homelessness in our community. In today’s installment, we hear from the Executive Director of Housing and Neighborhood Development for the City of Bloomington, Lisa Abbott, who reveals an up-to-date snapshot of housing …

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Interchange – Bill Vance: Moving the NAACP Forward

Host William Morris speaks with Bill Vance, president of the Monroe County NAACP about issues of employment, education, health and housing among minorities and other disenfranchised population groups in Monroe County, southern Indiana and the nation as a whole.  Bill speaks to the organization’s national policies and how those policies are carried out in Monroe County.  He also talks about …

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Take a Tour of Martha’s House with Executive Director Bobbie Summers

This week, in collaboration with the National Homelessness Marathon Radio event, that will air this Wednesday evening through Thursday morning, we present a week-long series of features highlighting issues of housing and homelessness in our community. Today, we’ll hear from Bobbie Summers, the Executive Director of Martha’s House, one of the few homeless shelters in our community. Summers says the …

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New YMCA Slated for NW Monroe Co.

At a joint press conference this morning, the YMCA of Monroe County and Cook Group Incorporated announced the funding of a new YMCA to be built on Bloomington’s Northwest side. Cook Medical has devoted $5 million in matching funds to the local Y so as to better serve the residents of Western Monroe County. The 79-acre property was purchased by …

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