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Daily Local News – August 18, 2015

Indiana University has just signed one of the largest apparel contracts in the history of college athletics; The Indiana Department of Transportation is warning incoming college students to be aware of delays along the route to Bloomington; A study on the sustainability of Bloomington has found mixed results; Hoosier Energy is proposing to build a photovoltaic solar power farm west …

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Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Eight: ‘Two Men’ Chapters 14-18

Two Men, the second novel by Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902), is a family saga published in 1865, in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War. In this week’s episode, the arrival of the three women of the Lang family brings the theme of race to the forefront. Mrs. Lang is the former mistress of a white slaveholder who has sent her …

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Safe and Civil City Director Rafi Hassan Explains Program’s Resources

As a new group of college students enter Bloomington this week, the city government is publicizing its resources aimed at making the community welcome to diverse populations. Last week, the hosts of WFHB’s Bring it On spoke with city’s Safe and Civil City Director, Rafi Hassan, about how that department responds to instances of bigotry and what resources it offers …

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Daily Local News – August 17, 2015

Monroe County Council member Shelli Yoder announced today she plans to run for Congress again; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District’s Board of Directors got a concise breakdown of expenditures on the County’s new recycling facility last week; Commuters who make use of State Road 45, or 2nd Street, should be aware of a single lane closure that may …

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Bring It On! – August 17, 2015

Clarence Boone and Jacinda Townsend welcome Liz Mitchell. PART ONE On tonight’s show, Clarence and Jacinda welcome B.I.O. contributor Liz Mitchell.She joins us by phone to shed light on her annual pilgrimage through the deep south to research America’s dark past with an eye toward a brighter future. You’ll hear more of her commentary during future airings of “Dark Past, …

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Mayor Mark Kruzan Endorses John Gregg

Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan has joined 35 other Indiana mayors to officially endorse Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg. The Gregg campaign made the announcement in a press release this afternoon. The endorsements come just a week after Superintendent for Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, who was possibly Gregg’s biggest Democratic rival, dropped out of the race. Ritz had struggled with fundraising, …

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“Fighting Against the Dark” – An Interview with Turkish Activist and Bombing Survivor Ramazan Basar

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Today we bring you an extended interview recorded in Istanbul by longtime Bloomington resident and WFHB correspondent Filiz Cicek. Cicek spoke with an activist who had just survived a bombing as he was attempting to cross into the Syrian area of Kobani. Kobani is the name of both a city and a larger area in northern Syria near the border …

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Daily Local News – August 13, 2015

The Monroe County Community School Corporation is working on a strategy to get voters to renew a supplemental school funding tax. At a work session on Tuesday, the Corporation’s Board of Trustees discussed the logistics of an upcoming referendum vote; Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan has joined 35 other Indiana mayors to officially endorse Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg; Lieutenant Governor …

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EcoReport – August 13, 2015

Later today the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District Board of Directors will discuss the future of Monroe County’s newest recycling facility. Progress on the materials recovery facility, or MRF, has been slowed over the last few of months. Last summer, the Board and the County Council approved the project, which is intended to process the county’s recyclables for sale. …

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Ellettsville’s Heritage Trail Project Is Well Underway

The formal eastern entrance to Ellettsville’s Heritage Trail is about to be completed. The town’s Utility Superintendent, Michael Farmer, provided an update and description of the work. He stated that some progress has been made in many areas of the trail and that everyone was excited about the completion. This gateway is for the east-side of the first section of …

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