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Daily Local News – June 4, 2014

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The Bloomington Plan Commission gave the final approval June 2nd to a Habitat for Humanity project along the north end of the B-Line Trail; This Saturday Upland Brewery will again be hosting the American Homebrewers Association rally as a place for local homebrewers to come together and celebrate their craft; Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has released the primary election voter turnout report; City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development Department (HAND) is sponsoring the Blooming Neighborhood Celebration this Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Farmers’ Market.

FEATURE
Researchers Find Genes Linked to Alcoholism
Doctors may soon be able to tell whether a person could become an alcoholic before they take their first drink. That’s the conclusion of a study completed recently by a team of researchers that includes an IU professor. For today’s WFHB feature exclusive, Assistant News Director Joe Crawford spoke with that researcher about how he helped identify the genes connected to alcoholism and what the discovery could mean for potential addicts.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE
Radio Frequency ID is now coming into use in America, and a woman in Georgia has already had her identity stolen…just by hugging a stranger. Here’s what we know about the danger, and what you can do about it.

CREDITS
Anchors: Cathi Norton, Kelly Wherley
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish,
Our feature was produced by Ilze Akerbergs, with correspondent Joe Crawford
Our engineer today is Jim Lang,
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Researchers Find Genes Linked to Alcoholism

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Doctors may soon be able to tell whether a person could become an alcoholic before they take their first drink. That’s the conclusion of a study completed recently by a team of researchers that includes an IU professor. For today’s WFHB feature exclusive, Assistant News Director Joe Crawford spoke with that researcher about how he helped identify the genes connected to alcoholism and what the discovery could mean for potential addicts.

Local Live – Dakota Joe

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Bloomington roots duo Dakota Joe tear up the airwaves with their unique vocal harmonies and lighting fast pickin’.

Songs:
1. Possum Holler
2. Anywhere You Please
3. High Lonesome
4. The Ballad of Anna Lee
5. Harlan Co.

Hosted by Jar
Engineered by Jim Lang & Dan Withered
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Daily Local News – June 3, 2014

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Local police are planning to spend a $29,000 grant on new audio and video recording equipment; The Indiana Board of Pharmacy has banned four compounds that are used to make the synthetic drugs K2 and spice; Starting in June, Hoosier Hills Food Bank (HHFB) will begin providing monthly boxes of food for up to 100 low-income senior citizens in Monroe County; Travel time in Monroe County to a verified trauma center is almost double the state average of 36 minutes.

FEATURE
Governor Pence’s HIP 2.0 Plan Presented in Bedford
Officials from Governor Pence’s administration came through Bedford this afternoon to present the proposed Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 and to answer questions from the public. WFHB Correspondent David Murphy attended the briefing, and reports back to WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh, for today’s wfhb feature exclusive.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
WFHB’s weekly financial segment welcomes guest Emily Herr from the Bloomington Animal Shelter to discuss the financial ins and outs of pet ownership.

CREDITS
Anchors: Casey Kuhn, Susan Northleaf
Today’s headlines were written by Sierra Gardner and Melanie Susskind
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Alycin Bektesh with correspondent David Murphy
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County.
Our engineer and  Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Governor Pence’s HIP 2.0 Plan Presented in Bedford

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Officials from Governor Pence’s administration came through Bedford this afternoon to present the proposed Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 and to answer questions from the public. WFHB Correspondent David Murphy attended the briefing, and reports back to WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh, for today’s wfhb feature exclusive.

Brown County Hour – Episode #27

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Hosted by Dave Seastrom and Cheeky Rose.

First aired Sunday, May 5, 2014 at 9 AM on WFHB (Spring Fund Drive Special)

In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Jim Schultz of the Salt Creek Preservation Project gives us an update on developments
  • Multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter/artist Kara Barnard
  • Bill Miller shares his memories of Brown County, including a history of Elkinsville, a small town that disappeared with the creation of Lake Monroe
  • Mike Hater, on ukeleles and the Ukelele World Congress event held every year in Needmore
  • Dave Seastrom delivers another fine essay
  • a Brown County News Update by Rick Fettig
  • and an interview with our musical guest, Kara Barnard, including some outstanding songs featuring her fingerstyle guitar, mandolin, banjo and singing.
Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Activate! – City of Bloomington Animal Shelter: Jenny Gibson & AJ Ginther

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Jenny Gibson and AJ Ginther from the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter on their experiences working with adoptable pets and the need for more volunteers at and donations to the Shelter to Fill the Gap this summer, on Activate! our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community.

Daily Local News – June 2, 2014

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The city of Bloomington is expected to award its largest social services grant this year to the its own police department; The Bloomington City Council postponed a discussion May 28th on chain restaurants downtown; The Town of Ellettsville will take applications from its own employees before considering outside candidates for its new town manager position; Indiana University President Michael McRobbie McRobbie ranked sixth in ranking of pay for heads of public universities in the country;A team of Indiana University scientists have received a 6 point-two million dollar grant from the U S Army Research Office over the next five years to study bacterial evolution.

FEATURE
Senator Donnelly Introduces Military Suicide Prevention Act
Last week Senator Joe Donnelly held a press conference about his Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act of 2014. Presenting with him were members of Indiana military families that had lost loved ones to suicide. Highlights from the talk here, in today’s WFHB feature report.

ACTIVATE!
Jenny Gibson and AJ Ginther from the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter on their experiences working with adoptable pets and the need for more volunteers at and donations to the Shelter to Fill the Gap this summer, on Activate! our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community.

CREDITS
Anchors: Maria McKinley, Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy and Susan Northleaf
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Dan Withered
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker,
Our engineer today is Chris Martin,
the executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Senator Donnelly Introduces Military Suicide Prevention Act

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Last week Senator Joe Donnelly held a press conference about his Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act of 2014. Presenting with him were members of Indiana military families that had lost loved ones to suicide. Highlights from the talk here, in today’s WFHB feature report.

Hola Bloomington – May 30, 2014

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Hosts Luz Maria Lopez and Carlos Bakota talk to Lehua Aplaca and Guadalupe Lopez about summer programs for kids and families at the NW YMCA.  Minerva Sosa interviews visiting reporter, Vicente Crespo about his travels and work in Spain in her segment “La Mesa Redonda”.  Also, sports and updates on summer events around town!

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