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Ferguson Protests Extend to Bloomington

As protests continued in Ferguson, Missouri, this weekend, Bloomington saw its own rally against police violence. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford was on the scene Saturday afternoon. He brings us this report.

Activate! – Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Long time volunteers Carl Darnell and Erikka Vaughn talk about the rewards of mentoring students and building a learning community at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, here in Bloomington on the corner of 7th and Rogers. Also, more volunteer opportunities to work as a tutor or mentor with Monroe County students from the Volunteer Network.

Links:
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Girls Inc Afterschool Volunteers
Youth Programs and Tutoring at the Rise
BBBS School Bigs

Books Unbound – Frankenstein, Part 2

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was 18 when she and her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, visited some literary friends and got involved in a challenge, to see who could write the most frightening story. Out of a group that included the poet Lord Byron, only Mary’s story of a scientist who goes too far has lasted as a landmark of fantastic literature. Mary Shelley was twenty when the book was published.

Frankenstein was published in 1818, as the Industrial Revolution readied for takeoff in Europe. Science held out the promise of mankind’s triumph over nature, even over death itself – and electricity was the key. In the novel, a doctor uses electricity to re-animate parts of human corpses into a whole, living being – who, although hideous, develops intelligence and self-awareness – and finally turns against its creator. Frankenstein was banned in South Africa in 1955, for containing material deemed “indecent” and “obscene.”

EcoReport – Beyond Coal with Matt Skuya

In today’s EcoReport feature, Matt Skuya from the Sierra Club talks about their Beyond Coal campaign and some reasons to support renewable energy in Indiana.

Interview with Grant Street Jazz Festival Organizer David Miller

This weekend marks the third annual Grant Street Jazz Festival. Organizer David Miller joined WFHB Jazz Programmer Ray Zdonek to speak about the
local jazz scene last night – their talk here, in today’s community report.

Daily Local News – August 21, 2014

On August 16, researchers at Indiana University presented a study on the perception of mutual love in straight and LGBT relationships; Last week, Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly sent a letter requesting military aid be sent to Kiev. Senator Donnelly joined Arizona Senator John McCain in asking President Barack Obama to send supplies to aid the Ukrainian government; One of the best baseball players to come from Monroe County is reportedly buried in an unmarked grave in Rose Hill Cemetary; The repeal of Indiana’s energy efficiency program will cost residents money, according to a new report; Indiana State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tomorrow at an undisclosed location in Monroe County; Budget hearings are underway as various governmental agencies present their spending strategy before the city council this month.

FEATURE
This weekend marks the third annual Grant Street Jazz Festival. Organizer David Miller joined WFHB Jazz Programmer Ray Zdonek to speak about the local jazz scene last night – their talk here, in today’s community report.

VOICES IN THE STREET
WFHB’s exclusive public opinion segment.

CREDITS
Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele, Scott Weddle
Today’s headlines were written by Harrison Wagner, Susan Northleaf and Joe Crawford
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Bloomington Beware! – Back to School

Our annual warning about the local population explosion, and a tipoff to college students that the sharks are out there, smelling — not blood, but their (and their parents’) money!

Ribbon Cut at New Bloomington Transit Building

WFHB News director Alycin Bektesh attended this mornings ribbon cutting ceremony for Bloomington transits new downtown facility and brings us this community report.

Daily Local News – August 19, 2014

This morning marked the official move-in time for freshman students of Indiana University; A federal judge has ruled Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states; Mayor Mark Kruzan has appointed Jeff Underwood as the new City of Bloomington Controller starting September 2; A study released by researchers at IU School of Medicine has found that one of the most important factors influencing parents’ decisions to vaccinate their children is if they are told how their child will benefit; Test scores are up at the Richland Bean Blossom School Corporation, but they’re still below the state average; The historic trend in state funding cuts to Indiana’s public universities seems likely to continue; The Monore County Clerk’s office has struggled to fill out poll workers positions during elections, but an effort to amend that problem is not receiving any traction.

FEATURE
WFHB News director Alycin Bektesh attended this mornings ribbon cutting ceremony for Bloomington transits new downtown facility and brings us this community report.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
Our annual warning about the local population explosion, and a tipoff to college students that the sharks are out there, smelling — not blood, but their (and their parents’) money!

CREDITS
Anchors: Cathi Norton, Kelly Wherley
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Susan Northleaf, Sierra Gardner and Joe Crawford
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish,
WFHB is proud to partner with community access television services for the production of CATSweek
Managing Producer s Joe Crawford
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Local Live Remote – Drekka

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Local Live on WFHB brings us to The Bishop for our monthly remote broadcast with an exclusive performance from Drekka.

Songs:
1) Abby
2) Optigan
3) Revelation
4) Piano (interlude)
5) Phosphorescent
6) Pact

Originally broadcast on August 8, 2014.

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