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Daily Local News – March 3, 2016

The Bloomington City Council unanimously adopted a resolution opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership last night; Over the past month, members of the Indiana Senate and House have been going back and forth over two bills that legislate how to fund the repair of local roads; Hemp from marijuana plants can be used in a variety of eco-friendly ways: for fiber, food …

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Daily Local News – March 2, 2016

The nonprofit organization Centerstone has been awarded a 1.4 million dollar grant for a five-year program to prevent the spread of HIV and Hepatitus C in young populations; The National Network to End Domestic Violence has released the results of its 10th annual report; Starting at the end of March, the Bloomington Police Department will be hosting a Rape Aggression …

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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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