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Standing Room Only: 2016 Candidate Forums for Districts 61 and 46 in the Indiana House of Representatives

On today’s episode of Standing Room Only, we will be continuing with our 2016 candidate forum series. For the first half of this segment, WFHB’s News Director Joe Crawford will be interviewing candidates for District 61 in the Indiana House of Representatives. Those candidates are Drew Ash and incumbent Matt Pierce. In the second half of the episode, Joe Crawford …

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Standing Room Only: 2016 Candidate Forums, MCCSC School Board and Monroe County Commissioner

Tonight on Standing Room Only, we will be continuing our series of local candidate forums. This series will continue through October and will feature interviews with candidates running for county commissioners, county treasurer, county auditor, and state representative. To start this hour, WFHB’s Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan speaks with M-C-C-S-C School Board District Two candidates Sue Wanzer and Jim …

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Standing Room Only: Candidate Conversations (MCCSC Districts 4 and 6)

For the month of October, Standing Room Only will be broadcasting interviews with local candidates running in the upcoming election. Segments will include interviews with candidates running for county commissioners, county treasurer, county auditor, and state representative. We begin the series with today’s episode, in which WFHB’s Sarah Vaughan interviews candidates for the Monroe County Community School Corporation’s School Board. …

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Standing Room Only: Voting Rights and Wrongs: Minority Voting and Disenfranchisement

On Friday, September 16th ,The Mauer School of Law hosted a panel discussion on minority voting rights in America and Indiana. Panelists included Professor David Williams, a professor from Mauer and the Executive Director for the Center for Constitutional Democracy; Professor Luis Fuentes-Rowher, Professor at Mauer; and Indiana General Assembly Senator Greg Taylor. Professor Beth Cate also took part in the …

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Standing Room Only: Advocacy 102

On Wednesday, August 17th, Bloomington’s Building a Thriving and Compassionate Community hosted an event entitled “Advocacy 102” at the city council chambers. They brought in Lisa Marchal, who is the senior Global Grassroots Associate for RESULTS. RESULTS is a nationwide advocacy group that teaches citizens how to properly write to their officials and advocate for issues important to them. Lisa …

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Standing Room Only: A Poetry Reading By Ross Gay

On Tuesday, August 9th, poet Ross Gay took the stage at the Bloom Magazine Book Club to recite some of his poems and talk about his writing process. Ross Gay is an award-winning poet who is housed here in Bloomington. Gay was reciting poems from his book entitled Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude. He is a founding member of the Bloomington …

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Standing Room Only: Drawing and the Brain

On April 7-10, The Indiana University Center for Art and Design hosted the Drawing and the Brain conference. Many speakers from all over the world met to talk about the relationship between drawing and the brain. Architects, researches, and artists were among the speakers, and they gave insight into the complicated relationship between art and the brain. For this week’s …

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Standing Room Only: Backpacking 101

On June 16th, long-time backpacker Michael Waterford met with prospective backpackers to present “Backpacking 101.” Michael has been on many backpacking expeditions all over the world. He met with community members in Reverend Ernest D. Butler Park to discuss how to survive in the wild, along with first aid, what to buy, and good places to explore. The event was …

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Standing Room Only: A Discussion on the Americans with Disabilities Act

On Wednesday, June 22nd the City of Bloomington’s Council for Community Accessibility met with different restaurant owners to speak about making Bloomington more compliable with the Americans with Disabilities Act. A representative from the Great Lakes ADA Center came to give a mini-training session at Uptown Cafe on how to improve restaurants in the Bloomington area. Jennifer Skulski owns her …

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Standing Room Only: I Wish the World…An Author Discussion with Elsa Marston Harik

On June 22nd, children’s author Elsa Marston Harik hosted a discussion about her works at the Friends of the Library Bookstore at the Monroe County Public Library. Elsa has written many books, ranging from children’s picture books to young-adult novels to nonfiction pieces. Elsa Marston Harik writes about life in the Middle East, in hopes to “focus on interfaith bridge …

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