On Tuesday, September 29, in the Bloomington City Council Chambers four candidates discussed their qualifications for City Council district 1 and 2 in Monroe County. The session consisted of expert commentary and Audience Q&A. Candidates for City Council seat 1 are Shelli Yoder (D), and Nelson Shaffer (R). The candidates for City Council Seat 2 are Ryan Cobine (D), Brian Ellison (R). This event was recorded by Community Access Television Services and used with permission by Standing Room Only, on WFHB.
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Stefan Zweig was an Austrian Jew whose books were among the first burned by the Nazis in 1933. He was one of the most beloved writers of the 1920s and 30s, but he committed suicide in Brazil in 1942, despairing that the Old Europe he loved was lost. His novella “The Burning Secret” shows the psychoanalytic influence of his friend Sigmund Freud. Zweig has enjoyed a recent renaissance in the English-speaking world, and was the inspiration for filmmaker Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Monroe County is moving forward with plans to build a parking garage in downtown Bloomington; Indiana is ramping up efforts to protect Hoosiers from the Ebola Virus; The Monroe County Branch of the NAACP will be hosting the 2014 NAACP State Convention this weekend; The city of Bloomington is sponsoring an event to provide citizens with information on the 2014-2015 Indiana Health Insurance Marketplace and the Affordable Care Act; The I-69 Regional Summit “Driving Opportunity” sponsored by the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce is tomorrow at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center from 8-5 PM; A recently released “report card” from the Indiana Coalition for Public Education for Monroe County and South Central Indiana examines four bills from the 2013 legislative session that have had significant impact on public schools in Indiana and the education policies of the state.
WFHB Correspondent David Murphy attended Bloomingfood’s annual meeting last week and an accompanying rally by those who support a recent effort by workers to form a union. Today we hear comments from the rally for our Daily Local News community report.
Our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community.
Anchors: Alycin Bektesh, Dan Young
Today’s headlines were written by Anson Shupe and Sophia Saliby
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by David Murphy and Dan Withered
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker,
Our engineer today is Chris Martin,
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.
This week, in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month, Activate! is featuring POAP, a partnership between the office of the Monroe County Clerk, the office of the Monroe County Prosecutor, Middle Way House, the IU School of Social Work and the IU Maurer School of Law’s Protective Order Project (POP). Using a co-located services model, POAP provides free assistance to individuals seeking protection from intimate partner, domestic, and family violence, sexual assault, and stalking. POAP intern and Middle Way House volunteer, Stephanie Waller, talks about the importance of the program and of volunteering by IU students. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the Volunteer Network.
On Friday, local criminal justice and community partner agencies announced Monroe County’s selection as one of just 12 communities in the state to be awarded funding for the creation of a new Mental Health Pilot Project and Mental Health Court from the state legislature. WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh was on hand at the press conference and brings us today’s community report.