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A weekly program where mayors from Bloomington, Columbus, Terre Haute and Kokomo answer questions about your community. We also delve into new and long-term city topics.

The show airs on WFIU on Wednesday mornings at 6:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m.

Submit a question or comment to news@indianapublicmedia.org and follow us on Twitter: @AskTheMayor 

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From left: Mayor Jim Lienhoop (R-Columbus), Mayor Duke Bennett (R-Terre Haute), Mayor John Hamilton (D-Bloomington), and Mayor Greg Goodnight (D-Kokomo).
  • First Wednesday of the month: Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop (R)
  • Second Wednesday of the month: Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett (R)
  • Third Wednesday of the month: Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton (D)
  • Fourth Wednesday of the month: Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight (D)
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February 13, 2019

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett On Casino, Lenco BearCat

The city could do a better job finding consistent places for those experiencing homelessness during the winter season, the casino bill won't be heard this week, and the convention center project is moving forward.

February 6, 2019

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Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop On Baby Box, Reelection

Lienhoop says he's running for reelection, why the fire chief wasn't comfortable with a safe haven baby box, the new home of IU's masters program in architecture is dedicated, and an update on the proposed downtown convention center.

January 23, 2019

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Ask The Mayor: Kokomo's Goodnight On Last Term As Mayor

Goodnight explains why he isn't running for reelection. Goodnight also talks about the Conference Center, road construction, the frozen sandlot, blight elimination and this year's legislative session.

January 16, 2019

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton On Reelection, Parking

City workers got through the first snow storm of the season, Thursday will be the first architect meeting on the convention center expansion and the mayor's next step in city-wide high speed broadband.

January 9, 2019

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett On 2019 Budget, Convention Center Site

Bennett's reelection announcement, the city's balanced budget and borrowing totals, convention center plans and casino update.

December 19, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton On Fourth Street Garage, Bicentennial Bonds

City council will decide the fate of Fourth Street parking garage, the convention center architect is official, bicentennial bonds benefit the beholder in the long run, and the hospital re-use steering committee listens to pitches from two master developers.

December 17, 2018

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Submit Your Questions For Bloomington’s “Ask The Mayor”

Submit your comments or questions for our visit with Mayor Hamilton Tuesday, then tune in Wednesday to hear more!

December 12, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett On Casino, Cultural Designation

The long-awaited Margaret Avenue overpass is open, city council votes on the proposed jail location this week, the city names a new police chief, and talk of a Terre Haute casino is back on the table.

December 5, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop On Fair Oaks Mall, Envision Columbus

It's our last time in Columbus in 2018... we get updates on the $4 million city purchase of Fair Oaks Mall, the city's vision on the development of downtown and the mayor's year in review.

November 28, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Kokomo's Goodnight On Ice Rink, Housing Projects

The city's new ice rink is scheduled to be open to the public in a few days, more affordable housing projects are moving forward, and it's too early for the mayor to announce his intentions for next year's mayoral race.

November 21, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton On The Mill, Parking Garages

The city signs agreements with the scooter companies, the plan for business ventures who outgrow The Mills downtown incubator, and balancing parking structure size with city growth.

November 14, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett On Midterm Election, Jail Site

Bennett talks midterm elections and we ask whether he'll run again in 2019, updates on a new downtown police station and his take on the county jail site. Plus more on the ISU homecoming fights.

October 17, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Hamilton On Columbus Partnership, Scooters

The city is partnering with Columbus to spur economic development, the mayor signed the memorandum of understanding on the convention center expansion and the scooters are here to stay.

October 15, 2018

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Submit Your Questions For Bloomington’s “Ask The Mayor”

We're getting ready to visit with Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton for Wednesday's show. Submit your questions now!

October 10, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett On Jail Location, City Salaries

The mayor wants an outside attorney to help guide the process to build the new county jail, the city budget up for approval Thursday includes staff pay raises, and the city is preparing to be hit with the scooter craze.

October 3, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop On Salary Ordinance

More on a new city salary ordinance, Exhibit Columbus wraps up this year's symposium, concerns are growing over a homeless shelter and the city hires a project manager to oversee the purchase of a vacant mall.

September 26, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Kokomo's Goodnight On Scooters, City Budget

Are other cities thinking about the new scooter service popping up across the country? We hear more about the recently passed city budget and emphasis on parks funding. And a quick update on the relocation of a new downtown bus terminal.

September 19, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton On Convention Center Stalemate, Scooters

City leaders are figuring out how to deal with a new scooter rental service, Fourth Street parking garage is deteriorating quickly and the stalemate continues on how to proceed with the hotel and convention center expansion.

September 12, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett On New Taxes, Budget

County residents see three tax increases approved, the convention center project is moving forward quickly and next year's city budget should maintain a surplus.

September 5, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Columbus Mayor Lienhoop On Fair Oaks Mall, Drug Treatment Centers

The city is looking into purchasing Fair Oaks Mall and turning it into a sports tourism project, vacant land on State Street is being designated as a revitalization area and drug treatment centers are moving forward.

August 22, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Kokomo's Goodnight On Conference Center Funding

IU Kokomo continues to grow, school safety is still on the minds of community leaders, Diversity in the Park hosts their first drag show and conference center funding is still being worked out.

August 15, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington’s Hamilton On Convention Center, Housing

Students are returning for the start of another school year, the I-69 substantial completion date is pushed back, and more on the dispute between the city and county over the convention center hotel developer.

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