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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.

FEATURE
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.

Daily Local News – May 19th, 2014

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There will be a protest at the Chipotle Restaurant on Kirkwood Avenue Saturday, May 24th; The Monroe County Commission accepted a $119,000 state grant May 16th to pay for a program aimed at protecting endangered adults; Hoosiers are being reminded to ‘click it or ticket.’ Bloomington Police Department is increasing efforts to enforce proper seatbelts and restraints with Memorial Day approaching; A scientist, an artist and a musician from Indiana University have created a short film about human communication throughout history.

FEATURE
Last week Governor Mike Pence unveiled his plan for covering the 350,000 Hoosiers who have been ineligible for both Affordable Care Act coverage and the Healthy Indiana Plan during the past year as Pence has resisted adopting the ACA and accepting federal funding to provide health insurance to those in need. The Daily Local news ran reports from affordable insurance advocates last week, and today, brings you the Governors take on accessible health insurance, for today’s Daily Local news feature report.

ACTIVATE!
Sandy Myers, volunteer coordinator for the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Don Westerhouse, a ReStore volunteer, discuss the ReStore’s mission and put out the call for the community to Fill the Gap by volunteering with them this summer.

CREDITS
Anchors: Maria McKinley, Doug Storm
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 Dan Withered
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker,
Our engineer is Chris Martin,
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Governor Mike Pence Unveils New Health Care Plan

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Last week Governor Mike Pence unveiled his plan for covering the 350,000 Hoosiers who have been ineligible for both Affordable Care Act coverage and the Healthy Indiana Plan during the past year as Pence has resisted adopting the ACA and accepting federal funding to provide health insurance to those in need. The Daily Local news ran reports from affordable insurance advocates last week, and today, brings you the Governors take on accessible health insurance, for today’s Daily Local news feature report.

Activate! – Sandy Myers & Don Westerhouse: Habitat for Humanity ReStore

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Sandy Myers, volunteer coordinator for the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Don Westerhouse, a ReStore volunteer, discuss the ReStore’s mission and put out the call for the community to Fill the Gap by volunteering with them this summer. Join the ReStore team at http://www.monroecountyhabitat.org/restore/storevolunteer.

Daily Local News – May 16, 2014

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A new study out of the University of California says Indiana could bring about $39 million to the state economy over three years by ending the ban on same-sex marriage; State regulators gave their blessing this week to a new $630 million power plant to be built near Martinsville; Governor Mike Pence will have a new chief of staff starting next week.

FEATURE
For today’s WFHB feature exclusive, correspondent Drew Daudelin spoke with Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers, about on-
time graduation rates and diversity issues at Indiana University and across the state.

VOLUNTEER CONNECTION
Local organizations scout the listening area for service help on Volunteer Connection, linking YOU to current volunteer opportunities in our community.

CREDITS
Anchors: Helen Harrell, Chris Martin
Today’s headlines were written by Joe Crawford and Dan Withered.
Our feature was produced by Drew Daudelin.
Volunteer Connection is produced by Wanda Krieger, in partnership with the city of Bloomington Volunteer Network.
Our engineer today is Jim Lang.
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Diversity and Graduation at Indiana University

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For today’s WFHB feature exclusive, correspondent Drew Daudelin spoke with Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers, about on-time graduation rates and diversity issues at Indiana University and across the state.

Hola Bloomington – May 16, 2014

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Hostess Cristy Padilla and Maria Auxiliadora talk to Lillian Casillas  (director of La Casa) and Mario Garcilazo about the summer opportunities for youth. Also our segment of sports, “desde los pasillos…” and the events of the week.

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