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Daily Local News – May 11, 2015

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The Bloomington City Council has begun a process to make Bloomington’s Courthouse Square a Local Historic District; Fewer than 7 percent of Bloomington’s registered voters showed up to the polls during the municipal primary election last week; The reptile rescue and education team, Scaly Tailz, is asking for donations to help them relocate.

FEATURE
For decades, a group of chemical compounds called PCBs have caused massive problems in Bloomington. Although there has been relatively little public discussion about the contaminants in the past decade, a citizen group called Healthy Monroe County has recently reignited the issue. That has caused some in the community to call for more information about the current status of PCB contamination in the city.

ACTIVATE!
Our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community.

CREDITS
Anchors: Emily Beck, Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by Sierra Gardner
Along with David Murphy for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Emily Beck
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker, along with the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network
Our engineer is Chris Martin
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive producer is Joe Crawford

Hola Bloomington – May 8, 2015

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Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Minerva Sosa, Luz Maria López y Maria Auxiliadora Viloria entrevistan a mamás de nuestra comunidad en honor al día de las madres. Hablan de lo que se significa ser mamá y de los mejores consejos que les dieron sus madres.

Hola Bloomington hosts Minerva Sosa, Luz Maria López and Maria Auxiliadora Viloria interview moms from our community in honor of Mother’s Day. They discuss what it means to be a mother and the best advice they got from their moms.

Daily Local News – May 6, 2015

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Just more than 7,000 Bloomington residents voted in this year’s municipal primary election, which ended last night; Governor Mike Pence has signed into law a bill giving Community Volunteer health care providers civil immunity; The Monroe County Community School Corporation held two cultural responsiveness workshops this school year; Rloomington’s Council of Neighborhood Associations, or CONA, has recognized a new group representing an area outside city limits.

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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has just published a five-year plan for how it will manage state forest land. The document is coming under fire from some Indiana residents, who say they weren’t even consulted as the DNR was making its plans. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford brings that story for today’s WFHB community report.
The five-year strategic plan for the state forests is available for viewing on the website for the Department of Natural Resources.

BETTER BEWARE!
Up next, our weekly consumer watchdog segment Better Beware!

CREDITS
Anchors: Kelly Wherley, Sophia Saliby
Today’s headlines were written by Joshua Byron, Sophia Saliby, Thomas Schneider and Joe Crawford
Along with David Murphy for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services.
Better Beware was produced by Richard Fish
Our feature was produced by Joe Crawford and Amanda Marino
Our engineers today are Adam Reichle and Matt Gwaltney
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford.

Better Beware – Fake Surveys

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Scammers are trying to get your personal info by tricking you into filling out a “customer service” survey, or some other questionnaire. These chances to give your feedback are often very useful – but here’s how to spot the phony ones.

Daily Local News – May 5, 2015

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We asked residents why they came out to vote; An HIV awareness campaign in southern Indiana called ‘You Are Not Alone’ has expanded its billboards and media to target travelers and truck drivers; A new program aiming to train unemployed or low-skilled Hoosiers has recently been announced by the state’s Family and Social Services Administration; On Friday, the Monroe County Commissioners debated a petition from the owners of a business called The Stables to expand their operations.

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The earthquake in Nepal last month has claimed the lives of more than seventy-five hundred people, according to a statement today from the country’s government. Another 14,500 people were injured. In Bloomington, a group at IU has been collecting money to help in the relief effort. On Friday, WFHB spoke with a professor who has been closely involved with the effort. Correspondent Michael Hilton brings you that story for today’s WFHB community report.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
Scams are more prevalent than ever, says consumer watchdog Richard Fish. But by keeping a few basic guidelines in mind, you can protect yourself—and your money—from falling prey to many common swindles.

CREDITS
Anchors: Emily Beck, Joe Crawford
Today’s headlines were written by Joshua Byron, Sophia Saliby and Joe Crawford
Along with David Murphy for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Amanda Marino and Joe Crawford
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Ryan Stacy and edited by Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County.
Our engineer is Joe Crawford
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford.

IU Group Raises Relief Funds for Nepal Recovery Effort

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The earthquake in Nepal last month has claimed the lives of more than seventy-five hundred people, according to a statement today from the country’s government. Another 14,500 people were injured. In Bloomington, a group at IU has been collecting money to help in the relief effort. On Friday, WFHB spoke with a professor who has been closely involved with the effort. Correspondent Michael Hilton brings you that story for today’s WFHB community report.

The Ins and Outs of Money – Keep Your Scams Off My Money!

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Scams are more prevalent than ever, says consumer watchdog Richard Fish. But by keeping a few basic guidelines in mind, you can protect yourself—and your money—from falling prey to many common swindles.

Brown County Hour – Episode #38: May 3, 2015

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☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Musical guests: The Hammer & The Hatchett
  • Jeff Tryon launches his new series, “My Brown County”
  • Vera Grubbs interviews artist Monique Cagle ofSleepy Cat Studio
  • Singer/songwriterCari Ray returns with another “For a Song”
  • Poetry by Carol Marks, Chris Curtain and BCH Poet Laureate, Gunther Flumm
  • Essays by Dave Seastrom and Rick Fettig
  • Guest host Paulette Justice delivers the May Brown County Community Calendar
✇ Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Featured photo includes John Bowyer & Jayme Hood of The Hammer & The Hatchet in the BCH studio.

Books Unbound – Exploring with Robert McAlmon: ‘A Vacation’s Job,’ Part One

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“Exploring with Robert McAlmon” is a three-episode series of fiction and poetry by one of the lesser-known Modernists. Born in 1895, McAlmon grew up in the small towns of the Midwest as the son of an itinerant Presbyterian minister, and he never developed the habit of staying in place. He knew and offered support as a publisher to many of the key figures of Modernism, publishing Ernest Hemingway’s first book and typing in the manuscript of James Joyce’s Ulysses. He also published Mina Loy’s Lunar Baedeker, selections from which were heard in the November 23 episode of Books Unbound.

The series begins with “A Vacation’s Job,” a selection for graduation season to be continued next week, published in McAlmon’s 1922 collection A Hasty Bunch. A smugly superior white male college student takes a summer job among manual laborers. He thinks of himself as an enlightened intellectual, but through techniques of ironic point of view, McAlmon reveals his unexamined racist hypocrisies. (Listeners are advised that the story contains offensive and derogatory racial and ethnic characterizations and language that reflect attitudes of the 1920s.) The story’s exploration of masculinist themes and male friendships is interesting in light of McAlmon’s own strong belief that bisexuality is normative, and that both homosexuality and heterosexuality are partial and restrictive.

The reader is Phil Kasper. Sarah Torbeck hosts, with announcer Jack Hanek. This episode was produced, written, recorded and edited by Cynthia Wolfe, with assistance from Sarah Torbeck and Jack Hanek.

The episode concludes with an observance for the deaths in Nepal after the April 25 earthquake. Cynthia Wolfe reads “Death Speaks” by Nepalese poet Dinesh Adhikari, in a translation by Wayne Amtzis.

McAlmon regularly refers to jazz and avant-garde classical in his work, and the episode features lavish portions of 1920s music. Special music for the Nepalese observance (and during a description of the desert in the story) comes from the Sonata for Violin and Cello by Maurice Ravel, written 1920–1922, and performed by Carlos Benito de la Gala and Alberto Gorrochategui Blanco, from their album Kodaly and Ravel (KalilaDimna, 2011).

Executive producer: Joe Crawford
Theme music: The Impossible Shapes

Hola Bloomington – May 1, 2015

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Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Minerva Sosa y Luz Maria López entrevistan a niños de nuestra comunidad en celebración del día del niño. Hablan de la tradición latinoamericana de celebrar este día y platican con los niños sobre sus planes para el futuro.

Hola Bloomington hosts Minerva Sosa and Luz Maria Lopez interview children from our community in honor of “Día del Niño” or Children’s Day. They talk about this Latin American tradition and interview the children about their future plans.

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