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EcoReport – Johannes Wachs: Berlin International Film Festival

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In today’s EcoReport feature Johannes Wachs from the Berlin International Film Festival talks about the challenges of trying to decrease the environmental impact of a cinema event attended by half a million people every year.

Bloomington Beware! – Fort Wayne Scam

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Your business is the Best! An outfit peddling meaningless “Best Of Your Town” certificates to small businesses has been outed by the Better Business Bureau; starting in Fort Wayne, the scam is spreading around the state.

Daily Local News – February 26, 2014

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This week, the Indiana Senate Environmental Affairs Committee decided not to advance a proposed bill that would have barred Indiana legislators from passing or imposing any environmental protection standards or measures that were stronger than current federal laws or regulations; The Indiana Senate passed House Bill 1070 last week, written by State Representative Peggy Mayfield, which requires all successors of the Department of Corrections Ombudsman to post monthly reports on conducted investigations; On February 21st the Monroe County Election Board removed two candidates from the primary election ballot following public challenges; Indiana police plan to initiate a major increase in enforcement this month, in part to deter impaired and drunk driving when March Madness and St. Patrick’s Day occur within the same week.

FEATURE
Fifteen year old Jonas Longacre was found dead on January 2nd, in the home of his father and stepmother Mark Longacre and Nancy Hiller. The investigation into his death closed today – on what would have been his 16th birthday – with the Monroe County Sheriff’s department ruling the death accidental. Monroe County Coroner Nicole Meyer ruled the cause of Jonas’s death as ligature asphyxiation – an accidental death through a type of choking game. Jonas’s father, and mother Patti Thorp, have been graciously open about the experience in hopes of bringing awareness to the choking game, which has been termed “the good kid’s high.” News Director Alycin Bektesh spent time with them a few weeks after Jonas’s passing for today’s WFHB feature report.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
Our weekly consumer watchdog segment Bloomington Beware!

CREDITS
Anchors: Cathi Norton, Kelly Wherley
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Olivia DeWeese, Lauren Glapa, and Sierra Gardner,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services.
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish with correspondent Andrew Huddleston,
Alycin Bektesh produced our feature.
Our engineer today is Jim Lang,
Editor is Drew Daudelin,
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Education and Indiana’s Juvenile Detention System

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The Commission on Improving the Status of Children, which was established last summer, held its most recent meeting February 19th. For today’s Daily Local News feature report, we hear the presentation to the commission from Michael Williams, of the Indiana Department of Education, about the education needs of children in the juvenile detention system.

Ins and Outs of Money – Kids and Finances, Part 2

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Josh Wolf, Manager of the Children’s Department at the Monroe County Public Library joins Ashley and Sarah for the second part of our Kids and Finances episodes. Discover free money programs and the library’s wealth of books to help you introduce early concepts of saving, needs, and wants with your little ones.

Summer Shelter for Homeless Citizens in the Works

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Five weeks from tomorrow, Bloomington’s only low-barrier homeless shelter is scheduled to close for the season. The closure leaves a seven-month gap when individuals who don’t qualify for other shelters in town have no designated place to stay at night. But a group has been meeting in recent weeks to form a summer shelter that would fill that gap. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford brings us the story for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

Activate! – Friends of the Library: Karen Franks

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Karen Franks talks about the mission, programs, and upcoming events for MCPL’s Friends of the Library.

Hola Bloomington – February 21, 2014

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Hostess Ramon Tristani and Carlos Bakota interview Michael Gonzalez, an engineer from Puerto Rico working in Crane and they talk about the programs that the company offers for students in middle school and high school.

Also our recipe segment with Emma Mcdonell, Sports with Colin Airriess, Sexploracion with Heydi Encarnacion, the local news and the events of the week.

Volunteer Connection – February 21, 2014

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A weekly snapshot of how people of all ages can match their time and talents to local needs. Each week Volunteer Connection brings you the “featured five” – five ways to get involved NOW! Volunteer Connection is a co-production of WFHB and the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network, working together to build an empowered, vibrant, and engaged community!

The Engine That Pulls Boxcar Books

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Local bookshop Boxcar Books, like WFHB, is volunteer-powered and community-based. Because of this they hold benefits and fundraisers throughout the year to keep their shelves stocked. Sometimes they partner up with other projects, like the Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project. Last Tuesday correspondent Casey Kuhn went to Boxcar Books’ latest fundraiser at The Backdoor, to find out what keeps the local shop going for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

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