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Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice with an all-female cast

Starting this Friday, October 28th and running through November 13th, The Cardinal Stage Company presents Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice with an all-female cast. Doug Storm spoke with Cardinal Stage artistic director, and play director, Randy White, and the actresses who play Shylock and Portia, Liz Pazik and Leslie Ann Handelman for an episode of Arts Interchange. This excerpts centers …

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Bill Breeden, Candidate for District 46 Indiana House of Representatives

Bill Breeden rose to national fame in the mid-1980s. He was the only person ever to serve jail time in connection with the Iran-Contra scandal. Breeden’s crime — was stealing a street sign in the tiny Indiana town of Odon, a sign named after former national security advisor John Poindexter. Breeden announced he was holding the sign for a $30 …

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Big Talk w/ Michael Glab: J.R. Biersmith & Tyler Ferguson

The Somali civil war only now is winding down after raging across the horn of Africa for 30 years. A generation of young people have grown up amid the horrors there. Two of them, Sa’ad Hussein and Saadiq Mohhamed, have managed to become world class soccer players even after the sport was outlawed for a time. Filmmaker J.R. Biersmith has …

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Abby Lee Talks IU Theatre’s ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’

Beginning this Friday, October 21st, the IU Theatre Department will perform the 2013 Tony Award winning play by Christopher Durang, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” The play is a kind of modern riff on the plays of Anton Chekhov. In this next edition of Arts Interchange, Doug Storm interviews Abby Lee who plays Masha, the fading Hollywood actress. …

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Indiana Sec. of State Warns of New Possible “Voter Fraud,” But Declines To Give Details


AUDIO LINK: http://wfhb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/VOTERS.mp3   The Indiana Secretary of State’s Office is reporting problems with voter registration information. In a statement released today, the Office says some Hoosier voters are reporting their birth dates or first names appear incorrectly in the state’s voter registration system. When that information is incorrect, it can make it more difficult for voters to determine whether they’re …

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Matt Pierce and Drew Ash Debate in Race for District 61

In today’s WFHB community report, we hear excerpts from our interview with two candidates for State Representative in District 61. That district includes most of Bloomington. The incumbent, Matt Pierce, is running against an independent, Drew Ash. In this next clip, Ash speaks first on his policies related to education.

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Conflicting Mammography Guidelines May Jeopardize Women’s Ability to Get Treatment

It’s mid-October and by now, you’ve probably picked up on the fact its Breast Cancer awareness month. Women all over the country are being flooded with information about breast cancer and breast health, yet it’s estimated one third of women never get a mammogram. Women may be asking “at what age am I supposed to start having mammograms, and how …

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Big Talk w/ Michael Glab: Betsy Stirratt

Betsy Stirratt and her crew at the Indiana University Grunwald Gallery of Art have put together teams of research scientists and artists who, together, have created works of art based on scientific principles and actual laboratory work. The exhibit is called Re-Imaging Science. Stirratt is the director of the Grunwald and is one of the participating artists. She talks about …

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Bloomington Prepares for Syrian Refugee Resettlement in March

The Bloomington area is preparing for the arrival of Syrian refugees as soon as March of next year. WFHB correspondent Leah Carter has more on that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Anger At Police, IU, Prisons, Other Institutions Voiced at Black Lives Matter Rally


AUDIO LINK: http://wfhb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/20161011blmFEATURE.mp3 More than an hour before hundreds of people would march through downtown, and hold a more than 20-minute demonstration in the street in front of the Bloomington police station, Liz Mitchell and several others stood in a parking lot fastening pieces of paper to black and white balloons. On each of the dozens of pieces of paper was …

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