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State Legislature Blocks Bloomington’s Ban of Plastic Bags

A bill banning local plastic bag restrictions was approved by the Indiana Senate yesterday. News Director Joe Crawford has more on that story for today’s WFHB community report. Produced by Sarah Zinn and Joe Crawford.

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Elementary Schoolers Research Bloomington African American Leader Elizabeth Bridgwaters


This year is the 100th anniversary of the original Banneker School, a segregated elementary and middle school in Bloomington. Elizabeth Bridgwaters was one of the major influences on Bloomington’s integration movement; she was a leader and Monroe County’s first elected African American elected official. Through the work of Bridgwaters and other remarkable African American leaders, Fairview School was integrated in …

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Hola Bloomington – February 19, 2016

Los locutor de HOLA Bloomington Israel Herrera y Araceli Gómez-Aldana platican con estudiantes de organizaciones Latinas de la universidad de IU. Se entrevista a Monica Calderon y Exsenet Esler miembros de Sigma Lambda Upsilon. También se entrevista a miembros de International Latin American Student Association (ILASA) Ricardo Bello y Diana Arroyo. Además Araceli habla con Pablo Escobedo y Eric Jones …

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Better Beware

Protect Your Identity! A new study on internet fraud brings bad news: it’s only a matter of time before hackers steal EVERYBODY’s personal information. Here’s a start on what you can do about it.

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Daily Local News – February 17, 2016

The Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation is pursuing grant funding in support of developing K through 12 STEM programming; All Indiana State officials are referred to as “he” in the laws that define their duties; A grant from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute aims to help the Indiana State Police develop a statewide youth education initiative; SustainIU Week, an …

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Interchange – Parsing Granfalloons: Douglas Wissing on Indiana


This show explores the granfalloon* “Hoosier” through the journalism of Indiana native Douglas Wissing. Wissing has written many books and articles about topics that one might list from A to Z…or maybe from A to T and much INbetween. We find him enmeshed in adventurism and corruption (or are those synonyms) in both Afghanistan and Tibet while all the time …

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Water Contamination Problem Linked to Treatment Plant

Procedures at Bloomingon’s water treatment plant appear to be contributing to the high levels of disinfectant byproducts in the city’s water. That’s according to recent input from two outside agencies. Staff from the Bloomington Utilities Department met on Friday with officials at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and consultants from Black and Veatch, a company the city has …

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Councilmember Volan Advocates for More Transparency in Recycling Services

Seven years after it was first considered, Monroe County’s plans to open a materials recovery facility are still in limbo. Last week, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford spoke with one of the strongest proponents of the facility, also known as a MRF (“murf”). Steve Volan is a member of the Bloomington City Council as well as the Monroe County Solid …

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Hola Bloomington – January 22, 2016

Locutora de HOLA Bloomington Araceli Gómez-Aldana, entrevista al grupo KelsiCote. El trío, compuesto por el guitarrista Cote Godoy, cantante Kelsie Lee, y el pianista y percusionista Pablo Espinoza, estaran visitando Bloomington como parte de su gira por Estados Unidos. Hablan sobre su música, su experiencia en Indiana y su trayectoria como artistas. La música del grupo refleja una confluencia diversa …

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Daily Local News – January 11, 2016

Duke Energy is building a 17 megawatt solar facility 40 miles southwest of Bloomington; the Bloomington Utilities Department is advising residents to take precautions to avoid frozen and burst water pipes; Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s meeting on Friday, Plan Commission member Richard Martin brought up what he considered disconcerting news about the I-69 extension and hospital access; The Bloomington Board …

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