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A weekly program where mayors from Bloomington, Columbus, Terre Haute, and Nashville 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 Nashville Municipal Consultant Dax Norton.
  • 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: Nashville Municipal Consultant Dax Norton
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July 20, 2022

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton on city hall expansion, abortion ban

City officials are moving forward on combining fire and police headquarters at city hall, retail spaces at Fourth Street Garage are still vacant, and the mayor's message to state legislators on crafting abortion legislation.

July 13, 2022

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett on casino preparations, funds for new parking garage

The city is getting $4.3 million to help build a parking garage downtown, how officials plan to attract casino-goers to downtown, and a local hospital installs a free naloxone vending machine.

July 6, 2022

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Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop on elevating city status, READI grant allocation

City council is set to vote on elevating city government status to 'second class,' COVID cases are creeping back up, NexusPark is getting $6 million from the state's READI grant program, and the conference center study is in.

June 15, 2022

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton on Sarah Dye venture, mayoral race

Hamilton says the city's cooling stations are open, state and federal officials are not doing enough to prevent gun violence, a new project identifies lead in water lines, and gives an annexation update.

June 8, 2022

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett on school shootings, casino groundbreaking, failed referendum

Bennett says there are multiple solutions into reducing mass shootings including gun control, schools will have to find other ways to fund capital improvements after a failed referendum, and Terre Haute hosts it's first Pride festival.

May 25, 2022

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Nashville's Nancy Crocker on COVID rise, human rights ordinance

Paperwork is moving forward to get Brown County State park on the town's water/sewer system, the human rights ordinance is ready for a second reading, and a new art display is scheduled to be dedicated Friday.

May 18, 2022

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton on tax increase, high-speed internet

Now that the income tax increase is set, how will residents know where the extra money is going? More on the possible east-west transit route, combination fire and police headquarters, and more.

April 27, 2022

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Nashville's Crocker on Brown County Playhouse, human rights ordinance

The Brown County Playhouse has been upgraded, tourism dollars don't fund town infrastructure, a human rights ordinance gets a first reading, and most storefronts are full despite COVID.

April 20, 2022

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton on tax increase, fiscal transparency

Hamilton explains why now is the time to raise the local income tax rate, the communication process between the mayor and council, and your questions on fiscal transparency, and the lawsuit on annexation waivers.

April 13, 2022

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett on convention center opening, Turn to the River project

The Terre Haute Convention Center is officially open for business, the city will dedicate a new art plaza in May that aims to link downtown to the Wabash River, and the city will host its first Pride Festival.

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March 23, 2022

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Nashville council president joins "Ask The Mayor" show, talks infrastructure needs

A fire destroys at least two downtown shops, the town is looking for state grant money to fund sewer projects, the town needs more police officers during tourism season, and we learn more about Nancy Crocker as we welcome her to our show for the first time.

March 16, 2022

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton on creamery smokestack, tax hike, annexation

An engineer says the downtown creamery smokestack will have to be reduced in size. A proposed local income tax increase could fund police dept. raises. And decisions on city annexation lawsuits could be announced in a week or two.

March 9, 2022

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett on sewer rate increases, convention center opening, gas prices

Terre Haute’s new convention center is getting ready for an April 9 grand opening. The city will have to adjust budgets for higher gas prices and increase sewer rates for its long-term control plan.

March 2, 2022

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Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop on masks, Ukrainian solidarity, conference center study

The city plans on loosening the mask requirement in government buildings, a new study on the proposed downtown conference center, NexusPark funding, and the mayor responds to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

February 16, 2022

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton on annexation numbers, food and beverage tax, mask mandate

If declining COVID trends continue the mask mandate could end, the city is using some of the food and beverage tax dollars for pandemic assistance, and there's still a long ways to go before annexation is finalized.

February 9, 2022

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett on winter storm cleanup, neighborhood forums

The city is cleaning up from last week's winter storm, neighborhood planning forums aim to revitalize the 12 Points area, and the city update is rescheduled for February 24.

February 2, 2022

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Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop on snow storm, tax cuts, conference center

The city has 900 tons of salt ready for the winter storm this week, the mayor updates his priorities on Statehouse legislation, and the dominoes are falling in place for the new conference center facility.

January 26, 2022

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Nashville Municipal Consultant on 2021 accomplishments, tourism, innkeepers tax

Despite the pandemic, the town was able to break the innkeepers tax record, sewer infrastructure and public safety are the town's top funding priorities in 2022, and COVID testing/vaccinations continue.

January 19, 2022

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton on remonstration, COVID cases, Waldron

Hamilton says the city hasn't had to reduce city services due to increased COVID cases, the Monroe Convention Center expansion is still on hold, a study is underway on the future of performing arts venues.

January 12, 2022

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett on vaccine mandates, state tax cuts

Bennett says he rather see vaccine mandates come from the statehouse and not the White House, masks in public places should be up to individuals, and says state tax cuts are fine if legislators replace those funds to cities with other revenue streams.

January 5, 2022

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Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop on tax cuts, new grant money, Fair Oaks Mall

The first program of the year comes with Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop who reacts to the lag in COVID vaccinations, new READI grant money, demolition work at Fair Oaks Mall, and an update on the 1821 Trail.

December 15, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton on masks, remonstration, lead testing

Hamilton says the latest controlled burn lead report is the last test in the area, the city is waiting for finalized remonstration report to determine if legal action is necessary, and the mask mandate is keeping COVID cases low despite the recent uptick.

December 8, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett on COVID surge, casino operator

Like most places, Terre Haute is experiencing a COVID surge, Churchill Downs has been selected as the new casino operator, the city allocates American Rescue Plan Act funds, and the mayor reflects on 2021.

December 1, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop on wrong COVID trends

Lienhoop says COVID numbers are trending in the wrong direction and will until herd immunity is reached.

November 17, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton on lead contamination, high-speed Internet

Hamilton says in hindsight the controlled burn should have been done differently, the 7-Line dedication is set for Wednesday, and the city has a letter of intent with a developer to install high-speed Internet throughout the city.

November 16, 2021

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LIVE: Ask The Mayor with Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton

We're joined by Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton at 1:30 p.m. for a segment of Ask The Mayor.

November 3, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop on Fair Oaks Mall, urban grocer development

The mayor says a 54 percent vaccination rate is not high enough, Columbus Regional Health is beginning to take over the former Carson's location at Fair Oaks Mall, and city tax districts will help fund a mixed-use urban grocer development.

October 27, 2021

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Nashville's Municipal Consultant Dax Norton on tourism, 'whole life' residents

Tourists are still flocking to Nashville despite the delay of autumn colors. A new proposed development means housing options for keeping young residents in the community.

October 20, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton on budget rift, remonstration, re-election

The mayor says there is good communication between the administration and city council despite council objecting to the city budget.

October 13, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett on police retention, casino license

Bennett says the city hasn't reacted, but has been evolving policing for some time. He prefers Lucy Luck gaming as the city's casino operator. And we get an update on the end of this year's paving projects.

September 22, 2021

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Nashville's Municipal Consultant Dax Norton On Preparing For Fall Tourists, Police Budget

In this week's "Ask The Mayor" program, we visit with Nashville municipal consultant Dax Norton and talk COVID during tourism season, police budget, and more.

September 15, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton On Annexation Questions, Police Pay

Monroe Co. is one of only three in the state's yellow COVID metric, annexation is scheduled for a vote tonight, and the mayor disagrees with FOP city salary ranking.

September 8, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett Doesn't Believe Census Numbers, Police Station Move Date

Bennett says the state is doing the best it can do despite rising COVID numbers, the city would welcome any Afghan refugees to live and find work, and he doesn't believe the census numbers are correct.

September 3, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop On Afghan Refugees, Proposed Amtrak Service

Lienhoop says a whole bunch of people need to get vaccinated and another mask mandate would be difficult to enforce. He's also motivated to help refugees start a new life in America, and is supportive of Amtrak service through Columbus.

August 25, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Municipal Consultant Norton On Nashville COVID, Water Utility Needs

No mask mandates in effect, the county is rated 'orange' in the state metric for COVID cases, water utility needs millions of dollars in repairs, and budget hearings are scheduled this week.

August 12, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Duke Bennett On No Mask Mandates, Annexation

The city is status quo on COVID-19 cases and doesn't see the need for more restrictions, the balance of annexing more people into a city, and a few interested casino operator parties have contacted the city.

July 21, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton On Annexation And Police, Kirkwood Flooding

Twenty percent of positive COVID cases are the delta variant, a 900 bedroom apartment complex is approved at the former K-mark location, why Kirkwood floods, and will the city be able to maintain a proper police force staff after annexation.

June 2, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Columbus' Lienhoop On Reopening, Sewer Rate, FairOaks Mall Renaming

As COVID restrictions loosen, more buildings and places are opening. Human bones were discovered during sewer work. Sewer rate proposal heads to city council. And FairOaks Mall will soon be renamed.

May 26, 2021

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Nashville Municipal Consultant Dax Norton On COVID Rates, State Park Utility Expansion

Brown Co. is in the yellow cautionary state metric level, municipal buildings open June 1, the DNR is working with the town in providing water and sewer for Brown County State Park.

May 19, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton On Duplex Ordinance, Annexation, Parade

City loosens COVID restrictions, UDO duplex ordinance passes with compromise, all eyes turn to annexation procedures, and Bloomington's 4th of July parade will look different this year.

May 12, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett On Vaccine Hesitancy, Convention Center Progress

Bennett says media and politicians should step aside and let non-vaccinated COVID residents consult their doctor. Convention center construction is on time and on budget, and officials are waiting for rescue plan money.

May 5, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop On Vaccination Hesitancy, Airpark Campus

Bartholomew County is at the blue COVID metric level, vaccine hesitancy and variants could block herd immunity, 20-year-olds are contracting the most COVID cases, and a new gateway project is in the works.

April 28, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Nashville Enforcing Business Restrictions, Water Sewer Infrastucture

The town is enforcing businesses that choose to continue mask mandates, water and sewer infrastructure tops the list of town needs.

April 21, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton On COVID Metrics, Upzoning, And Your Questions

The mayor addresses COVID metrics, uptick in cases, Rescue Plan funding, herd immunity, senior citizen parking downtown, UDO zoning, IU's new president, and more.

April 14, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett On Rescue Plan Funds, Threshold For Restrictions

Bennett agrees with Holcomb's loosening of COVID restrictions and says the city would need to see cases in the 30s before imposing local restrictions. And the city is getting $38 million in federal relief funding.

April 7, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop On Extending Mask Mandate, Federal $8 Million Boost

Lienhoop says COVID rates would have to reach January levels to extend a public mask mandate, the city is just starting to look into spending the $8 million in federal relief funds, and police are still looking for the individual who left white supremacist graffiti downtown.

March 16, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton Answers Your Questions

Vaccine preference, fans at NCAA games, city infrastructure, rental assistance, herd immunity, and no-income housing are just a few of the questions submitted for Mayor Hamilton today.

March 10, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett On A Year Of COVID, New Fairbanks Attraction

The mayor reflects on a year of COVID, the vaccination supply is still good, a new attraction at Fairbanks park is just getting started, and a casino groundbreaking could come in April.

March 3, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop On Reaching Herd Immunity, Riverfront Project

Why Columbus had a head start on the coronavirus response, when Columbus could reach herd immunity, scheduling summer events, Riverfront project costs are going up, and Exhibit Columbus returns.

February 23, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Nashville Zoning, New Utility Board, Tree Trimming

Winter storm woes, zoning permissions, new utility service, human rights committee approval, and who trims the trees coming into Nashville.

February 17, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton On UDO Zoning Changes, Hospital Site Redevelopment

Plexes are more restricted after changes to the UDO amendment, city crews are working on getting secondary roads cleared, annexation is still on pause, and a structure design bill could hamper community standards.

February 10, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett On Vaccination Progress, Another Casino Delay

COVID-19 vaccinations are moving along smoothly, prison cases are declining, the new casino groundbreaking could still be in a couple weeks, and the city laid out four Community Crossings projects.

February 3, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Columbus' Lienhoop On New Vaccination Age Limit, Urban Grocer Development

The mayor is scheduled to get his vaccination Thursday, a COVID relief bill isn't a priority, and a new downtown development has plans for a new Bloomingfoods location.

January 26, 2021

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Nashville's Municipal Consultant Dax Norton On Tourist Boom During Pandemic

Dax Norton talks about his company's contract with the town of Nashville, the Brown County Music Center, COVID cases and forward thinking in the new year.

January 20, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton On Vaccine Availability, Seminary Park

Monroe County's COVID-19 positivity rate is the lowest in the state, vaccination roll-out is ongoing, and why the city continues to remove people experiencing homelessness from a city park.

January 13, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett On Insurrection, Vaccine Distribution

Bennett says he isn't sure there are enough vaccinations for the number they need, he's watching for any TIF changes in this year's state legislative session, and renovations are underway on the new police station building.

January 6, 2021

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Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop On COVID-19 Vaccinations, Urban Grocer

Vaccinations are underway to frontline responders, but not much information is coming from the state on next round scheduling. Lienhoop says state legislature shouldn't limit the Governor's emergency powers.

December 16, 2020

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton On COVID Vaccine, Camping In City Parks

Despite a coronavirus vaccine and lower county positivity rates, Hamilton says there's still a long way to go. And we talk about the decision to enforce the prohibition of overnight camping in city parks by those experiencing homelessness.

December 9, 2020

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett On Contracting COVID-19, Restrictions

Bennett says he experienced minor symptoms with no trouble breathing and was able to continue working from home.

December 2, 2020

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Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop On COVID Hospital Spike, Downtown Development

Hospital room supply is low - and so is the amount of healthcare workers. Enforcing the mask mandate is still a challenge. And the city is moving forward on a number of downtown developments.

November 18, 2020

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton On COVID Spike, Election

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations hit all time highs, the availability of quick testing before the holidays, timeline of the IU Health downtown Bloomington Hospital site plans, and UDO proceedings continue.

October 21, 2020

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington's Hamilton On Long Early Voting Lines, COVID Case Increases

Mayor Hamilton takes your questions on where COVID cases are originating, rapid test availability, religious service mask exceptions, early voting wait times, Halloween, canopy of lights celebration, and more.

October 14, 2020

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett On Coronavirus Spike, Holiday Events

The federal prison in Terre Haute isn't to blame for the county's uptick in coronavirus cases, the governor is on the right track to the pandemic response, and the new city police station is on schedule.

October 7, 2020

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Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop On Early Voting, Overpass Opening, Halloween

A steady line of Columbus voters cast their ballot at FairOaks Mall Tuesday, the city celebrated the opening of the railroad overpass, and Halloween should go on as scheduled with extra precautions.

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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