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Activate! – New Hope: Emilly and Heather

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Emilly and Heather from the New Hope Family Shelter talk about the shelter’s new children’s summer program and the upcoming Homeward Bound walk.

Petition: Land Swap Could Save B-Line Woods

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A controversial subdivision is just a step away from getting the green light this week. The Bloomington City Council plans to vote Wednesday on a Habitat for Humanity project to build 35 homes on the west side of town. But to make room for the development, Habitat has to clear most of the city’s only large wooded area downtown. Some residents want Habitat to consider an alternative. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford has that story for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

Daily Local News – March 25, 2014

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A recent study performed by the National Network to End Domestic Violence found that more than sixty-six thousand people are victims of domestic violence in a given day in the U-S, seventeen hundred of them in the state of Indiana; Last week, more than forty-one hundred petitions to veto Senate Bill three-forty were delivered to Governor Mike Pence; Opponents of Duke Energy’s Edwardsport coal gasification plant have lost another battle in the fight to keep Duke from passing on plant development costs to consumers; This week on The Strike Mic: The discounted tuition rates of summer courses at Indiana University has been discontinued…

FEATURE
Petition: Land Swap Could Save B-Line Woods
A controversial subdivision is just a step away from getting the green light this week. The Bloomington City Council plans to vote Wednesday on a Habitat for Humanity project to build 35 homes on the west side of town. But to make room for the development, Habitat has to clear most of the city’s only large wooded area downtown. Some residents want Habitat to consider an alternative. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford has that story for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
Join Ashley as she interviews Jamie Andree, Director of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, about the Earned Income Tax Credit and what to do if you’re audited.

CREDITS
Anchors: Casey Kuhn, Nick Tumino
Today’s headlines were written by Ruben Solid and David Murphy,
Our feature was produced by Joe Crawford
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County.
Our engineer is Rob Powell
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Ins and Outs of Money – Earned Income Tax Credit

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Join Ashley as she interviews Jamie Andree, Director of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, about the Earned Income Tax Credit and what to do if you’re audited.

Local Live – Community Currency

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Loud, intense, and heartfelt are perfect descriptors for Bloomington’s Community Currency.

1. Feel the Same
2. Better Day
3. Mouse Teeth (This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb! cover)
4. Speaking Our Minds
5. What We Believe
6. One of the Greatest Things

Community Currency: Matt Romy (guitar, vocals), Nick Romy (bass, vocals), Susan Anderson (fiddle, vocals), Ben Fowler (drums)

Host: Nicole O’Neal
Engineers: Jim Lang, Dan Withered
Executive Producer: Jim Manion

Hola Bloomington – March 21, 2014

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

Books Unbound – Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Part 19

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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?”

I’m Homeless – Angela Riley

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This week we are speaking with experts on homelessness in Bloomington, those who have studied the causes and effects of homelessness through firsthand experience. Our expert Glen knows that alcoholism is no party. Our expert Angela has studied the effects of homelessness on college students, Our expert Billy has found that when housing rolls in, success comes tumbling after. Hear these stories and others, directly from those who have experienced homelessness in Bloomington.

Today on “I’m Homeless” we hear from Angela Riley
A mother of seven, Angela became homeless after her divorce in 2010. While utilizing Bloomington’s social services, shelters, and sleeping outside, she has completed her GED, been employed, and is enrolled to begin Ivy Tech Community College in May. She is also a recent addition to the Board of Directors at the Shalom Community Center. Angela came by the WFHB studios along with advocate Samantha Harrell, to share her story of homelessness and their efforts for permanante emergency shelter in Bloomington.

At 7pm April 1st there will be a march in support of Bloomington’s homeless beginning at People’s Park. The March will end at the Courthouse where there will be speakers and a candlelight vigil.

 

I’m Homeless: Heather and Granny

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This week we are speaking with experts on homelessness in Bloomington, those who have studied the causes and effects of homelessness through firsthand experience. Our expert Glen knows that alcoholism is no party. Our expert Angela has studied the effects of homelessness on college students, Our expert Billy has found that when housing rolls in, success comes tumbling after. Hear these stories and others, directly from those who have experienced homelessness in Bloomington.

Today on “I’m Homeless” we hear from a Grandmother and Granddaughter duo staying at the Interfaith Winter Shelter. Until she was 18 Heather was in foster care, but now that she is a legal adult she is on her own when it comes to securing housing. With a history of eviction, many low-income programs won’t take her. Four moths pregnant and running out of options, she recently followed her Grandma to the interfaith winter shelter, where I met her earlier this month and she walked me through the adaption process of becoming homeless.

I’m Homeless is a production of WFHB Bloomington Community Radio
Audio engineers are Rob Powell, Ilze Ackerbergs, and Adam Reichle
Our theme music is provided by Deerheart
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh

Thank you to all those who told their story as part of this series, and for those who volunteer their time to assist at the interfaith winter shelter.
Thanks to Billy Young for providing tracks from his Album Church of Trees – dedicated to Bloomington’s Homeless

EcoReport – Danielle Nierenberg: Food Tank: The Food Think Tank

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Danielle Nierenberg, President of Food Tank: The Food Think Tank, discusses a new report concerning small farmers and sustainable agricultural practices.

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