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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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Top Stories of 2015: Hospital Headaches


WFHB is counting down the 10 most significant stories of 2015 as they were reported by our team of more than a hundred citizen journalists. Number 8 on our countdown is “Hospital Headaches.” There’s been talk for years that the IU Health Bloomington Hospital would eventually move out of its space on 2nd street in downtown Bloomington. The hospital purchased …

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Interchange – Orson Undiminished, Or How Kane Was Raised


From theater to radio to Hollywood…the ambition of Orson Welles, as Patrick McGilligan tells us in his new book Young Orson, was already old-fashioned: he wanted to be an “actor-manager” of a theater company. The leader of a troupe…something romantic about that…and something very Ambersons in its bad timing. “Orson Undiminished” focuses on the early life of George Orson Welles; …

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What’s in your Water?

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 for today’s EcoReport Feature.

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N Nature – The Wild Turkey

For Thanksgiving week, our IN Nature segment is on the Wild Turkey.

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Better Beware Worst Internet Scams Two

Here are the top six internet scams, which have been around a long time, and repeatedly exposed, but way, WAY too many people keep falling for them!

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2015 ELECTION RESULTS: Bloomington and Ellettsville


100% of precincts reporting     CITY OF BLOOMINGTON   Mayor John Hamilton (D): 77% John Turnbull (R): 23%   City Clerk Nicole Bolden (D): 100%   City Council District 1 Chris Sturbaum (D): 67% Dave Nakarado (L): 33% City Council District 2 Dorothy Granger (D): 100% City Council District 3 Allison Chopra (D): 72% Nelson Shaffer (R): 29% City …

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Annual Leaf Pickup Program Begins Monday

Bloomington’s annual leaf-pickup program begins on Monday. The Director of the city Public Works Department, Susie Johnson, spoke about the program to the Board of Public Works. “We will start our leaf collection program both through the vacuum and our bag collection program this coming Monday and run through December 24th” Johnson proclaims. “Leaves that are in biodegradable bags and …

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