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Farewell, Cleveland Dietz!

We caught outgoing GM Cleveland Dietz literally going to the door for the last time as GM just now. Here he is with (from L-R) WFHB board president Louis Malone, incoming GM Bertolt Sobolik, board treasurer Jerry Stern, and board secretary Kelly Wherley. Good luck, Cleveland…don’t forget to visit!     

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Daily Local News – February 29, 2016

A prominent local activist, environmental advocate, and WFHB volunteer, Lucille Bertuccio, passed away on Saturday; A committee in the Indiana legislature has passed two bills aimed at preventing methamphetamine production to full House of Representatives; The largest service event in the world is coming to Monroe County this spring; At a town hall meeting in Bedford last week, Indiana Attorney …

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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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Bloomington Beware – Local Scams

Here are three swindles going on right now in our neck of the woods. They’re just like ones hitting all over the country, carefully targeted with local info. Produced by Richard Fish.

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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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Daily Local News – January 27, 2016

Early this morning, a group of Hoosier activists known as Indiana Moral Mondays, descended on the Indiana Statehouse to push for a minimum wage increase; Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has approved Monroe County’s application for money to improve voting accessibility; The Bloomington Utilities Service Board heard an update on the city of Bloomington’s ongoing water contamination issues on …

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bloomingOUT – Nell Weatherwax – January 21, 2016

Anchors JP, Ryne, and Schuyler talk with “Storyzilla” director and host Nell Weatherwax about her upcoming February performance of The Vagina Monologues. Tonight’s show features music from singer-songwriter Ryan Amador; as well as a new edition of our weekly segment, Open Doors. CREDITS Anchors: Ryne Shadday, Jeff Poling, and Schuyler Keller Executive Producer Joe Crawford Producer Olivia Davidson Board Engineers …

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The Beech Tree

In today’s IN Nature segment, we look at the Beech Tree.

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Daily Local News – January 14, 2016

The chair of the Bloomington Human Rights Commission, Byron Bangert, spoke to the City Council last night about the need to protect local restaurant workers; The Monroe County Health Department has accepted a $15,000 grant to help pay the costs of the County’s new syringe-exchange program; The Bloomington Technology Partnership has announced that the next session of Bloomington Code School …

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EcoReport Feature: The Sawwhet Owl

In today’s feature, Bob Kissel interviews Ross Brittain and Susan Hengeveld about their local Sawwhet Owl banding stations, part of the national Project OwlNet.

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