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EcoReport – December 10, 2015

In today’s Eco-Report feature: What’s in your water? The safety of the local water supply has been called into question in recent weeks. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford has more on that story. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in …

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Sheriff Swain Talks Body Cameras and Privacy Concerns (EXTENDED)

One of Monroe County's new body cameras.

At the end of last week, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department received a shipment of 36 body cameras. The cost for the equipment was almost $40,000, which came from money left over in the Sheriff’s fuel budget. All deputies are expected to begin using the body cameras by December 21st. This afternoon, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford stopped by the …

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Bring It On! – December 7, 2015

William Hosea and Leila Randle welcome Amina B. Pierson, Assistant Vice President of Community & Economic Development for Fifth Third Bank. PART ONE On tonight’s show, William and Leila invites Amina Piersen to discuss the ways to combat holiday stress and personal finance, and how her experience building and managing community partnerships aids outreach programs for Fifth Third Bank. To …

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bloomingOUT – Robert Ping-Slater – December 3, 2015

Join hosts Jeff Poling and Olivia Davidson as they chat with Quarryland Men’s Chorus President and chorus member Robert Ping-Slater about the group’s upcoming holiday concert. Plus, music from Quarryland Men’s Chorus, a new episode of “Open Doors,” and our event calendar. Hosts – Jeff Poling, Olivia Davidson Executive Producer – Joe Crawford Producer – Olivia Davidson Board Engineers – …

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What’s in the Water: Erin Brockovich Questions the Bloomington Utilities Department

The safety of the local water supply has been called into question in recent weeks. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford has more on that story for today’s WFHB Community report. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Bloomington Utilities Department has been getting plenty of calls lately from residents wondering about what’s in the water. For one thing, the Department issued a report in October …

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Cast of Characters: Rachid Maidi

Rachid Maidi has lived in the United States for over 40 years. He considers the U.S. his home.

In the WFHB series, Cast of Characters, we go looking for local people with interesting personal stories. In this episode, local resident Rachid Maidi discusses his childhood in Algeria, his experiences as a Muslim in the U.S. and much more. Cast of Characters is produced by Amanda Marino.

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Daily Local News – November 10, 2015

Last night the Bloomington Plan Commission heard the leading proposal for development of the so-called Core Property area of Bloomington’s Certified Technology Park; A panel of economists at the IU Kelley School of Business have released a list of predictions for the US economy heading into 2016. FEATURE Michael Honey, a Professor of Labor and Ethnic Studies and American History …

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“Disrespecting the Area” — The Changing Legality of Public Sleeping, in Bloomington and Beyond

Monroe County passed an ordinance in 2013 to set hours for use of the Courthouse lawn. The stated goal was to prohibit people from sleeping there.

One of the most clear challenges for a person or a family experiencing homelessness is finding a place to sleep. In many communities, including Monroe County, there are not enough shelter beds to meet the need. And for years, laws around the country have compounded the problem by restricting other options for places to rest. But that could be changing. …

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Bennett Singer (rebroadcast) – bloomingOUT November 5, 2015

This week, we have a re-airing of Jeff Jewel, Jeff Poling, and Erica Dorseys’ interview with filmmaker Bennett Singer. Hosts – Jeff Jewel, Jeff Poling, Erica Dorsey Executive Producer – Joe Crawford Producer – Olivia Davidson Board Engineer – Andrew Sims

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Switchyard Brewing Company Opening South of Downtown

Switchyard Brewing Company is a Bloomington brew pub that started in 2014. Since then, owners Kurtis Cummings and Michael Korus have been brewing their beer in holding tanks in their garage. Now the company is beginning to develop. Reporter Hannah Boone has more on the company’s new location and growing fanbase.

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