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Activate! – IU Health Bloomington Hospital: Delores and John Neuman

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Delores and John Neuman talk about their experiences as long time volunteers with IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Indiana Gets High Grade for Transparency Website

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Indiana received the highest grade in the country in a report on government transparency earlier this month. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group gave the state an A minus for its website that tracks government spending. The site is called the Indiana Transparency Portal. The high praise comes just a couple months after reports that state employees were manipulating the same site to hide failed economic development efforts. Assistant News Director Joe Crawford spoke with a local representative of the Public Interest Research Group about the report and the recent controversy for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

Daily Local News – April 21, 2014

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The Indiana University Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs, or SPEA, has announced it will purchase renewable energy certificates to
offset its use of electricity from fossil fuels; The Indiana University Women’s Student Association is hosting a “Slut Walk” this evening, beginning at 6 pm in Dunn Meadow; A wild food workshop featuring garlic mustard is coming to the Paynetown State Recreation Area on Monroe Lake next week; A bankruptcy court auction for Indiana Limestone Company, which filed for bankruptcy protection in February, was called after the Chicago investment firm
Wynnchurch Capital conveyed interest in buying the company.

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Indiana received the highest grade in the country in a report on government transparency earlier this month. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group gave the state an A minus for its website that tracks government spending. The site is called the Indiana Transparency Portal. The high praise comes just a couple months after reports that state employees were manipulating the same site to hide failed economic development efforts. Assistant News Director Joe Crawford spoke with a local representative of the Public Interest Research Group about the report and the recent controversy for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

ACTIVATE!
Delores and John Neuman talk about their experiences as long time volunteers with IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

CREDITS
Anchors: Maria McKinley, Chris Martin
Today’s headlines were written by Chelsea Hardy, Alycin Bektesh, and Drew Daudelin.
Our feature was produced by Joe Crawford.
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker,
Our engineer today is Chris Martin,
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Hola Bloomington – April 18, 2014

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Our community’s only Spanish language public affairs show, right here on WFHB.

Daily Local News – April 18, 2014

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Local property tax issues are cutting into the revenues at the Monroe County Public Library; A local nonprofit wants to build two hydroponic greenhouses in Bloomington on land formerly owned by RCA; The Soften our Hearts tour is coming to Bloomington on April 27 to present a show of compassion and support for those experiencing the plight in Syria; Recently a large collection of memorabilia and audiovisual materials from the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame was donated to Indiana University by Mary Perry Smith; The Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Crider and Crider Inc. plans to begin work along the shoulders of State Road 37 this Monday, April 21st, according to a press release from the department.

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The Environmental Protection Agency is working on a set of greenhouse gas emission regulations that would affect coal use nationwide. In Indiana, coal
accounts for over eighty percent of the energy used across the state. What these new standards mean for Indiana is still in question, but some statewide trade associations are expecting it to be bad for business. On the other hand, the standards could help wean Indiana off its excessive coal use. Correspondent Casey Kuhn spoke to Jodie Perras of the Sierra Club and Scott Bowers of the ISA, a group that represents electricity distributors, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

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 Chelsea Hardy and Jalisa Ransom,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Casey Kuhn.
Volunteer Connection is produced by Wanda Krieger, in partnership with the city of Bloomington Volunteer Network.
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Our editor and engineer is Drew Daudelin,
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Volunteer Connection – April 18, 2014

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A weekly snapshot of how people of all ages can match their time and talents to local needs. Each week Volunteer Connection brings you the “featured five” – five ways to get involved NOW! Volunteer Connection is a co-production of WFHB and the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network, working together to build an empowered, vibrant, and engaged community!

Indiana Coal Uneasy with Proposed EPA Regulations

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The Environmental Protection Agency is working on a set of greenhouse gas emission regulations that would affect coal use nationwide. In Indiana, coal accounts for over eighty percent of the energy used across the state. What these new standards mean for Indiana is still in question, but some statewide trade associations are expecting it to be bad for business. On the other hand, the standards could help wean Indiana off its excessive coal use. Correspondent Casey Kuhn spoke to Jodie Perras of the Sierra Club and Scott Bowers of the ISA, a group that represents electricity distributors, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

Local Live – Unions

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Unions warmed up our studio with their rock and roll party music. We dare you to try standing still through this set.

Songs:

1. All I Did Was Love You, I Don’t Know Why I’m Going to Jail
2. Cold Wind
3. The Coast
4. Today is the Day… or maybe tomorrow
5. Start Your Car

Hosted and Produced by Nichole O’Neal
Engineered by Jim Lang, Dan Withered, and Ilsa
Mixed by Jar
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Books Unbound – Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Part 23

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Born in 1885, David Herbert Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, and painter. His collective works are classified as a reflection of the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialization. His marriage in 1914 to Frieda Weekly, a woman who left her husband and three children for Lawrence, provided inspiration and emotional support for his literary career. Lawrence died in 1930, reaching his peak of fame posthumously.

Banned by U.S. Customs (1929). Banned in Ireland (1932), Poland (1932), Australia (1959), Japan (1959), India (1959). Banned in Canada (1960) until 1962. Dissemination of Lawrence’s novel has been stopped in China (1987) because the book “will corrupt the minds of young people and is also against the Chinese tradition.” Lady Chatterley’s Lover was the object of numerous obscenity trials in both the UK and the United States up into the 1960s.

Lady Chatterley’s Lover, first published privately in 1928, was not published openly in Britain until 1960. It tells the story of the love affair between Constance (Lady Chatterley) and her husband Clifford’s gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors, while exploring the nature of relationships between men and women. Besides the evident sexual content of the book, “Chatterley” spurred controversy for its discussion of the British social class system and social conflict. Penguin, the publisher of the unexpurgated text in 1960, was unsuccessfully tried for violation of the 1959 Obscene Publications Act. The prosecutor was ridiculed for asking, “Is this the kind of book you would wish your wife or servants to read?”

EcoReport – Josh Griffin: Indiana Department of Natural Resources

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Josh Griffin, with Indiana Department of Natural Resources, explains how his agency will be involved if the city of Bloomington uses sharp shooters to cull deer in Griffy Park.

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