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bloomingOUT – Jonas Schrodt – May 12, 2016

Join anchors Janae and Jeff as they interview local Bloomington comedian, Jonas Schrodt. Jonas talks about the upcoming Limestone Comedy Festival and his life as a stand-up comedian in Bloomington. This episode features music from Michael Longoria, from the Broadway adaptation of Jersey Boys; and the artist, P!nk. This episode also features a new segment of our weekly feature, “Open …

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Daily Local News – May 2, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Ted Cruz, is scheduled to be speaking in Bloomington at the Wagon Wheel Market on South Walnut Street; Monroe County received an infusion of a little more than three million dollars last week as the result of a deal made at the Statehouse during the final hours of this year’s legislative session; Indiana University recently announced that …

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Daily Local News – April 25, 2016

The Indiana Men’s soccer team finished off their spring season with an international match on Sunday at the Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium; Next Monday and Tuesday, branches of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will stay open late; Later this year, Indiana hunters will be free to use high-powered rifles and handguns to kill deer; Last week …

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Three Years After Logging, How is Yellowwood Forest Recovering?

In today’s EcoReport feature, correspondent Norm Holy interviews Bogdan Dragnea, who lives just yards away from Yellowwood forest about the effects of logging that took place 3 years ago.

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Late Indiana University Basketball Hall-Of-Famer Finds Friendship in Current Player

The Indiana University basketball Hall of Famer, Archie Dees, who led the 1957 and 1958 Men’s teams to Big Ten championships, passed away earlier today. Dees was the first player to ever win two Big Ten most valuable player awards, and he was inducted into the IU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1983. In recent years, Dees developed a friendship …

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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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