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The Future of Switchyard Park

In June, the City of Bloomington approved selling borrowing forty-seven million dollars to finance infrastructure work for the newly consolidated downtown Tax Increment Financing district. Twenty-five million dollars of that amount is to be used for development of Bloomington’s Switchyard Park. This park is planned for a roughly 58-acre piece of land on Bloomington’s south side, formerly used as a …

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Daily Local News – November 2, 2015

The Interfaith Winter Shelter opened its doors last night for the first time in seven months; Bloomington Parks and Recreation staff have recommended several fee increases for using city facilities; Voters will choose the next mayor of Bloomington as well as all 9 members of the City Council tomorrow. FEATURE In June, the City of Bloomington approved selling borrowing forty-seven …

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Bring It On! – November 2, 2015

William Hosea and Liz Mitchell welcome Thomas “TC” Costley. PART ONE On tonight’s show, Clarence and Liz welcome Thomas “TC” Costley, founder of the New Jersey Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club. he joins us to shed some light on his work in maintaining the legacy of the 9th and 10th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers, the first peacetime all-black regiments in the U.S. …

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Books Unbound – American Girls Horror Stories, Conclusion: Fall to Pieces


“Berenice” by Edgar Allan Poe is the featured story for the Halloween finale of “American Girls Horror Stories.” One of Poe’s lesser-known tales, “Berenice” so shocked its first readers in 1835 that in subsequent printings for the rest of the author’s life four paragraphs were censored. The bookish narrator prefers an intellectual fantasy world, but becomes obsessed with the enduring …

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Hola Bloomington – October 30, 2015

Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington  Araceli Gómez-Aldana  y Raquel Anderson hablan sobre el movimiento para el comercio justo o Fair Trade. ¿De dónde vienen los productos que compramos y cómo afectan las comunidades de centro y sur américa? Entrevistan a Gracia Valliant, Maria Ney y Kelly Sexiton, todas miembras del grupo Fair Trade Bloomington.   Hola Bloomington’s hosts Araceli Gomez-Aldan and …

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Join the crew of WFHB’s Books Unbound!


Books Unbound is looking for reliable volunteers who would enjoy learning to record in the WFHB studio and working with voice talent on creating good-quality recordings of literary works. Session schedule depends on the voice talent, so the shift might vary week to week, but we can work with available hours that include some daytime or weekend availability. An interest …

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The Ins and Outs of Money – Money Smart to the End

Nobody likes thinking about planning for the end of life—whether it’s your own or that of someone you love. But failing to make proper arrangements can cause financial and emotional difficulties for those left behind. Produced by Ryan Stacy and Associate Producer Kristina Wiltsee. It’s part of the It’s Your Money Project at Monroe County Public Library.

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bloomingOUT – Hamilton and Turnbull – October 29, 2015

Tonight, we hear two interviews with host Ryne Shadday and Bloomington mayoral candidates Turnbull and Hamilton. Hosts Ryne Shadday and Jeff Poling Executive Producer Joe Crawford Producer Olivia Davidson Engineer Andrew Sims

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Interview with Roger Hallas

A new center supporting documentary film production and research has been established at Indiana University’s Media School. The Center for Documentary Research and Practice began operations in September. This Friday, October 30th, Roger Hallas, a Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Syracuse University, will give one of a series of inaugural lectures at the Center called “A Medium Seen Otherwise: Photography and …

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Study Shows When Indiana Targets Economic Development at Small Businesses, Money Still Goes to Big Companies

A recent study by the research firm, Good Jobs First, has found that when Indiana targets economic development at small businesses, most of the money still goes to big companies. The organization studied 14 states, including Indiana. Overall, about 70 percent of the tax credit deals and 90 percent of the dollars ended up in the hands of big businesses. …

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