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Daily Local News – April 14, 2014

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Greater Indianapolis has taken a major step to improve mass transit in the region, and could provide a model for doing the same in regions like Greater Bloomington; Last fall the City of Bloomington implemented the Civil Streets Initiative, which aims to make roads safer for everyone from motor-vehicle drivers and bike riders, to pedestrians walking and running; Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is being celebrated during April on the Indiana University Bloomington campus; Congressman Todd Young will be holding meetings with individuals and small groups of constituents on April 24th, on a first-come first-serve basis.

FEATURE
The Bloomington City Council voted six-to-two last week in favor of sharpshooting deer in the Griffy Lake Nature Preserve. Council members accepted testimony from biologists and others who said the large deer population is threatening other species in the area. But it’s still not clear how many deer might be killed if the city goes through with its plans. That’s one of several decisions the state Department of Natural Resources will make as it considers whether to approve the city’s sharpshooting proposal. Assistant News Director Joe Crawford spoke with a representative from the DNR, Josh Griffin, about the issue for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

ACTIVATE!
Chad Rabinovitz, Producing Artistic Director for the Bloomington Playwrights Project, talks about BPP’s summer education program and volunteer opportunities.

CREDITS
Anchors: Maria McKinley, Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Chelsea Hardy, and Olivia DeWeese,
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.

Volunteer Connection – April 11, 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!

Daily Local News – April 11, 2014

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The Indiana Manufacturers Association scorecard for the 2014 legislative session has been released; Yet another new hotel could be coming to downtown
Bloomington. Steve Hoffman, with the real estate group Pavilion Properties, made the announcement on Monday during a meeting of the Bloomington Plan Commission; The City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department is sponsoring a health and wellness fair tomorrow, April 12th; This weekend in local sports.

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 Ally Tsimekles (chim-uh-kliss) and Jalisa Ransom.
Volunteer Connection is produced by Wanda Krieger, in partnership with the city of Bloomington Volunteer Network.
Our engineer today is Nick Tumino,
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Books Unbound – Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Part 22

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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?”

Hola Bloomington – April 11, 2014

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

Daily Local News – April 10, 2014

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A proposed charter school drew the ire of the Monroe County Community School Board on April 7th; ‘Send Silence Packing,’ a nationally recognized suicide exhibit that promotes awareness of suicide and mental health issues among college students, is coming to Bloomington next Tuesday; Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard has entered the Seeds of Change Grant Program; The Housing and Neighborhood Development Department and the Bloomington Arts commission are issuing a call to artist to submit their work for a new exhibition in June.

VOICES IN THE STREET
This week is Pledge Drive Week here at WFHB, your chance to support our award-winning news department.  In a rare toot of our own horn, we hit the streets to get testimonials from your friends and neighbors about public radio and community radio in general and WFHB in particular.  What IS it about this little people-powered station that resonates with YOU?

CREDITS
Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele, Scott Weddle
Today’s headlines were written by Jalisa Ransom, Neal Earley, and Sierra Gardner,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our engineer today is Sarah Hetrick.
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Editor is Drew Daudelin,
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Voices in the Street – Support Your Voice, Voice Your Support

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This week is Pledge Drive Week here at WFHB, your chance to support our award-winning news department.  In a rare toot of our own horn, we hit the streets to get testimonials from your friends and neighbors about public radio and community radio in general and WFHB in particular.  What IS it about this little people-powered station that resonates with YOU?

Brown County Hour – Special Episode #25

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We are joined in the air room by Rick Fettig and Dave Seastrom for a special fund-drive edition of BCH!

Hosted by Dave Seastrom and Vera Grubbs.

First aired Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 9 AM on WFHB (Spring Fund Drive Special)

☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • In Memory of BC elder Hank Swain: essay by Pam Raider
  • Hank Swain with his story, Scuprats
  • Poems by Chris Curtin, Rick Fettig, Gunther Flumm and Tramp Star
  • Dave Seastrom with another pithy essay: Earth Day
  • And our Awesome Musical Guests: live recordings from the 2014 Brown County Music Awards (held on March 8), including music by Bonz, Lauren Robert, the Indiana Boys, Cari Ray, Marvin Parish, and a special Lifetime Achievement Award to beloved Nashville busker, John Franz.

✇ Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Brown County Hour – Special Episode 25 (April 6, 2014)

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We are joined in the air room by Pam Raider and Vera Grubbs for a special fund-drive edition of BCH!

Hosted by Dave Seastrom and Vera Grubbs.

First aired Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 9 AM on WFHB (Spring Fund Drive Special)

☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • In Memory of BC elder Hank Swain: essay by Pam Raider
  • Hank Swain with his story, Scuprats
  • Poems by Chris Curtin, Rick Fettig, Gunther Flumm and Tramp Star
  • Dave Seastrom with another pithy essay: Earth Day
  • And our Awesome Musical Guests: live recordings from the 2014 Brown County Music Awards (held on March 8), including music by Bonz, Lauren Robert, the Indiana Boys, Cari Ray, Marvin Parish, and a special Lifetime Achievement Award to beloved Nashville busker, John Franz.

✇ Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Bloomington Beware! – Tax Scams Part 2

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The top scams to watch out for, according to the IRS: the ones most likely to hit you this year. Fraudsters have victimized hundreds of thousands of Americans. Don’t be next!

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