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Voices in the Street – No Shelter for the Homeless

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On Tuesday, hundreds of people participated in a rally, march and candlelight vigil at the Monroe County Courthouse Square in support of Bloomington’s
homeless population who have no safe, legal, low-barrier place to rest until the Interfaith Winter Shelter opens up in November. Voices in the Street has a three part segment to ask your friends and neighbors if they think Bloomington has a problem with the number of people experiencing homelessness, if arrests are warranted for sleeping overnight in public places, and with whom, ultimately, the problem of dealing with homelessness lies. In part one, we ask if Bloomington has a homelessness problem. In part two, we ask if people experiencing homelessness should be arrested for sleeping in public places. And in part three, we ask who should ultimately be responsible for providing for/or dealing with people experiencing homelessness.

Single Working Mothers

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The Working Poor Families Project, a national initiative focused on state workforce development policies, released a report finding that thirty-nine percent of the state’s low-Income working families are headed by working mothers. As of 2012 there were 235,831 low-income working families in the state, with over ninety-one thousand headed by working mothers. The study, which utilizes the latest data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, places Indiana 18th in the nation for the number of female-headed low-income working families. Correspondent Lauren Glapa spoke with Jessica Fraser, program manager, and Derek Thomas, senior policy analyst, both from the Indiana Institute for working families, an organization that provides work and education support for low-skill, low-income working adults to help them transition into self-sufficiency. After that she speaks with Tracey Hodge, a low-income, working single mother in Bloomington, about the struggle of becoming financially self-sufficient, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

Daily Local News – April 3, 2014

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An attorney accused the Monroe County Board of Zoning Appeals of overstepping its authority April 2nd; The American Indian Center of Indiana and the First Nations at Indiana University Bloomington is hosting the 2nd Annual Native American Health and Wellness Community Dance this Saturday, April 5th; This weekend in local sports.

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The Working Poor Families Project, a national initiative focused on state workforce development policies, released a report finding that thirty-nine percent of the state’s low-Income working families are headed by working mothers. As of 2012 there were 235,831 low-income working families in the state, with over ninety-one thousand headed by working mothers. The study, which utilizes the latest data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, places Indiana 18th in the nation for the number of female-headed low-income working families. Correspondent Lauren Glapa spoke with Jessica  Fraser, program manager, and Derek Thomas, senior policy analyst, both from the Indiana Institute for working families, an organization that provides work and education support for low-skill, low-income working adults to help them transition into self-sufficiency. After that she speaks with Tracey
Hodge, a low-income, working single mother in Bloomington, about the struggle of becoming financially self-sufficient, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

VOICES IN THE STREET
No shelter for the Homeless.
On Tuesday, hundreds of people participated in a rally, march and candlelight vigil at the Monroe County Courthouse Square in support of Bloomington’s
homeless population who have no safe, legal, low-barrier place to rest until the Interfaith Winter Shelter opens up in November. Voices in the Street has a three part segment to ask your friends and neighbors if they think Bloomington has a problem with the number of people experiencing homelessness, if arrests are warranted for sleeping overnight in public places, and with whom, ultimately, the problem of dealing with homelessness lies. In part one, we ask if Bloomington has a homelessness problem. In part two, we ask if people experiencing homelessness should be arrested for sleeping in public places. And in part three, we ask who should ultimately be responsible for providing for/or dealing with people experiencing homelessness.

CREDITS
Today’s headlines were written by Jalisa Ransom,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Lauren Glapa.
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our engineer today is Sarah Hetrick.
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

EcoReport – Dave Williams: Parks and Recreation Department

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Dave Williams, Operations Director for the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, gives insight into the B-Line trail’s growing importance to the city of Bloomington.

Local Live – Poor Islero

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Bernard Kincius has been making music in Bloomington for years, but Poor Islero is the first project in which he acts as principle songwriter. Joined by his brother Drew on drums and Chris Stearly on bass, their blend of heavy (with a tinge of pop) rock music is as profound as it is loud.

Songs:
1. Our Adventure
2. Say Hey
3. Pimp-Go
4. Freedom for the Few
5. Dream Team

Poor Islero: Bernard Kincius (guitar, vocals), Drew Kincius (drums, vocals), Chris Stearly (bass)

Engineers: Jim Lang, Dan Withered
Produced by Nichole O’Neal
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Rally to Protest Need for Homeless Shelters

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Last night hundreds of people participated in a rally, march, and candlelight vigil at the Monroe County Courthouse Square in support of Bloomington’s homeless population. of who have no safe, legal place to rest until the Interfaith Winter Shelter opens back up in November. The shelter closed for the season yesterday. Correspondent Casey Kuhn was on site to bring us highlights from the rally for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

Daily Local News – April 2, 2014

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Nearly seven hundred people have signed a Change DOT org petition against a proposed Bloomington City Council ordinance that would allow professional sharpshooters to cull the deer population at the Griffy Lake Nature Preserve; Voters can use temporary IDs at the polls during the upcoming primary and general elections. Monroe County Clerk Linda Robbins clarified that point during a County Election Board meeting last Thursday; Habitat for Humanity got permission to build a new subdivision on March 26th.

FEATURE
Rally to Protest Need for Homeless Shelters
Last night hundreds of people participated in a rally, march, and candlelight vigil at the Monroe County Courthouse Square in support of Bloomington’s homeless population. of who have no safe, legal place to rest until the Interfaith Winter Shelter opens back up in November. The shelter closed for the season yesterday. Correspondent Casey Kuhn was on site to bring us highlights from the rally for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
Every year, some people try to avoid paying at least some of the taxes they owe. It’s always been stupid, and it’s getting stupider every year. Here’s how NOT to get in trouble with the gummint.

CREDITS
Anchors: Cathi Norton, Kelly Wherley
Today’s headlines were written by Alycin Bektesh,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services.
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish.
Ilze Akerbergs produced our feature, with correspondent Casey Kuhn.
Our engineer today is Jim Lang,
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Bloomington Beware! – Tax Scams Part 1

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Every year, some people try to avoid paying at least some of the taxes they owe. It’s always been stupid, and it’s getting stupider every year. Here’s how NOT to get in trouble with the gummint.

The Strike Mic: Conference Unites Faculty & Students From Across the Country

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This week on The Strike Mic, a conference brings together faculty and students from across the country to talk about common struggles and their plans for the future.

Ins and Outs of Money – Indiana Legal Services

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Jamie Andree, Director of the Low Income Taypayer Clinic, is back to help clear up some confusing tax questions and help make sure your filing is as painless as possible.

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