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ACA & Medicaid Expansion

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The Affordable Care Act has been a contentious issue since its inception back in 2009. one particular part of the ACA is causing debate in within states nationwide, the expansion of Medicaid. Twenty-six states have not taken the federal funds to expand Medicaid, one of which is Indiana. Governor Mike Pence has rejected the Medicaid expansion in favor of a state plan, and as Neal Earley reports, the Medcaid expansion has created much tension among Hoosiers.

Campus Prescription Drug Abuse

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The misuse and abuse of prescription drugs is a growing issue and all around us. As Lindsey Wright reports, prescription drug misuse is a complicated issue that is becoming more common. This misuse creates problems that some might not realize exist.

Homeless Youth Problems

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For a seventeen year old, prom should be one of the highlights of their school year. Instead many of Bloomington’s youth are thinking of where the next couch they can crash on for the night is. According to the 2013 annual homeless assessment report to congress, Indiana has an increase of 13.1% of homeless individuals from 2012 to 2013. Reporting for WFHB, Ally Tsimekles reports on the difficulties of Bloomington’s homeless youth and stepping stones.

J460 Reports – Part One

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Welcome to the annual WFHB series “J460 Reports” a partnership between the Indiana University School of Journalism and WFHB. During the spring semester of 2014, students in Professor Mike Conway’s Course Community Journalism pursued stories in the underreported subjects of health, homelessness, aging, and the environment.

Reports From:
Ally Tsimekles, Dani Aleksa, Daion Morton, Lindsey Wright, Olivia DeWeese, Neal Early, Ruben Solis, and Sierra Gardner.
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh
Audio production provided by Adam Richle

Bloomington Beware! – Making Contact

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Scammers get in touch with you in different ways, but they’re always after the same thing: your money. Here are three classic and timely examples.

The Public Service of Charlotte Zietlow

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Today, Charlotte Zietlow, former Bloomington City Council member, Monroe County Commissioner, and current President of the Board of Public Works, speaks with WFHB correspondent Michael G. Glab about her life in public service, for today’s WFHB feature report.

Daily Local News – May 21, 2014

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A set of proposed rules would leave exactly 47 locations in Monroe County where companies could legally build adult bookstores or strip clubs; Eleven international teachers are coming to IU’s campus this fall as part of the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program; More than ninety percent of water utility customers use online payments, saving the city printing and mailing fees for paper bills; Duke Energy is preparing a 90-acre site for potential development in Monroe County as part of the Site Readiness Program.

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Today, Charlotte Zietlow, former Bloomington City Council member, Monroe County Commissioner, and current President of the Board of Public Works, speaks with WFHB correspondent Michael G. Glab about her life in public service, for today’s WFHB feature report.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
Scammers get in touch with you in different ways, but they’re always after the same thing: your money. Here are three classic and timely examples.

CREDITS
Anchors: Cathi Norton, Kelly Wherley
Today’s headlines were written by Sierra Gardner
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services.
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish,
Our feature was produced by Dan Withered, with correspondent Michael Glab
Our engineer today is Jim Lang,
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – May 20, 2014

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The Monroe County Election Board struggled with the complexities of election law May 16th as they decided whether to invalidate some ballots cast during the May 6th primary election; A report from the National Employment Law Project found that Indiana has the largest increase of poverty-level jobs across the last 3 years.

FEATURE
Under new rules recently adopted by the Indiana State Board of Education, high schools in Indiana will now be able to hire people without formal training as a teacher or school administrator. These new rules are similar to those first proposed by Tony Bennett, former state superintendent of public education. During the last general election Bennett, a republican, lost to Democrat Glenda Ritz after he proposed similar rules that were broadly criticized for de-professionalizing teaching. The new rules were adopted in a 6 to 5 vote of the state board of education over the objections of Ritz. One of the critics of these new rules and of the Bennett proposals is Gerardo Gonzales, Dean of the IU School of Education in Bloomington. Correspondent David Murphy asked Dean Gonzales to comment on the new rules for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
You may be saving money, but are you growing it? On this installment we talk about inflation and how it can eat away at your savings if you don’t find prudent ways to keep it growing.

CREDITS
Today’s headlines were written by Sierra Gardner
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by David Murphy
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library
Our engineer is Drew Daudelin
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

No Degree? No Problem! Indiana Lifts Degree Requirement for Educators

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Under new rules recently adopted by the Indiana State Board of Education, high schools in Indiana will now be able to hire people without formal training as a teacher or school administrator. These new rules are similar to those first proposed by Tony Bennett, former state superintendent of public education. During the last general election Bennett, a republican, lost to Democrat Glenda Ritz after he proposed similar rules that were broadly criticized for de-professionalizing teaching. The new rules were adopted in a 6 to 5 vote of the state board of education over the objections of Ritz. One of the critics of these new rules and of the Bennett proposals is Gerardo Gonzales, Dean of the IU School of Education in Bloomington. Correspondent David Murphy asked Dean Gonzales to comment on the new rules for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

Ins and Outs of Money – Maintain Your Money’s Buying Power

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You may be saving money, but are you growing it? On this installment we talk about inflation and how it can eat away at your savings if you don’t find prudent ways to keep it growing.

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