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Daily Local News – September 9, 2015

A proposal to ban single-use bags at stores in Bloomington has been delayed until more research can be done; A Bloomington man is suing the city government and the state police as a result of an incident that happened in January; With the presidential election looming, many candidates are turning to grassroots efforts on college campuses; Los Angeles based director …

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Daily Local News – September 8, 2015

Organizers of the sixth annual Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale say it helped divert roughly 60 tons of donated items from the landfill; Local officials say a landmark tree in Bloomington’s Seminary Square will be no longer come February; The section of I-65 that was closed for emergency bridge repairs just south of Lafayette has now reopened; The chief liaison …

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Brown County Hour – Episode #42: September 2015

Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Pam Raider, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig, with guest host Cari Ray. First aired Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB. ☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour: WFHB Fall Fund Drive Special. Musical guests: Slip Me Five – old-time swingabilly, interview and songs. Rachel Perry with the tale of “The Unreported Escape From The Old Log …

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Books Unbound – Bread and Roses: Workers’ Rights A Century Ago

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Speeches and poetry of the labor movement in the 1910s are featured in the Books Unbound Labor Day weekend special “Bread and Roses”. “Bread and roses!” was a rallying cry that originated around 1911. It first appeared in literary form in a poem of that title by James Oppenheim, who was inspired by versions of the phrase on banners carried …

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Banneker Community Center Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Art and Audio Projects

The Banneker Community Center celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Banneker was founded as a school for African American children and transformed into a community center after school integration. It continues to serve in that role today. And to celebrate its anniversary, this year’s summer campers learned about local African American history through art and audio projects. We bring you …

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Ins and Outs of Money – Spend This, Not That

Three alternatives to common expenses, and how to take advantage of them.

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Daily Local News – September 7, 2015

The Monroe County Commissioners have given the go-ahead to setting up a needle exchange program in the county; A wedding barn business north of Harrodsburg will have to shut down at the end of this year; Today marks the 4th day of WFHB’s 2015 Fall Pledge Drive; The Monroe County Council has recommended approving a $906,000 budget for the County …

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Hola Bloomington – September 4, 2015

In HOLA Bloomington’s new edition of “Un cafecito con…” hosts Israel Herrera and IU Cinema Professor Jonathan Risner interview Venezuelan director Mariana Rondon. Her film “Pelo Malo” (winner at San Sebastian, Havana, Mar del Plata Film Festivals) will be screened at IU Cinema. They talk about the movie production and how difficult it was to shoot in Venezuela. En la …

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Deal Made to Develop Trades District

The city of Bloomington has reached a deal with a firm to develop about half of what the city calls The Trades District. Last night Mayor Mark Kruzan told the City Council that officials have signed a deal with the Indianapolis-based company, Flaherty & Collins. The business has agreed to develop a six-acre piece of land just east of Rogers …

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Bus Service Between Cities to be Offered at Bloomington Transit Center

Bus service between cities is expected to be offered soon out of the Bloomington Transit Center. During the August 18th budget hearings of the City of Bloomington, the General Manager of Bloomington Transit, Lew May, announced that BT had signed an agreement with Miller Hoosier Ride Service for this Grey Hound associated firm to move its Bloomington services to the …

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