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Voices in the Street – Philanthropy in action: Supporting Non-profits and charities

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WFHB begins its Fall Fund Drive tomorrow—big thanks to everyone who supports community radio! We’re lucky to live in an area where so many people work so hard to establish and support local services that enrich our lives and give a real sense of responsibility to the community. With time and monetary budgets tight for most, we hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors about the charitable and non-profit organizations they support.

EcoReport – Anne Sterling: Society of the United States

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Anne Sterling from the Humane Society of the United States talks about the upcoming ballot referendum on wolf hunting in the state of Michigan.

Firehouse Sessions – Lindi Ortega

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Canadian Lindi Ortega is a girl from the north country, but in attitude, voice, and chops, she could pass for the raven-haired progeny of Dolly Parton. Ortega released two albums in one year, Cigarettes and Truckstops and Tin Star, both of which have been hits among WFHB’s deejays. In conversation with host Katie Moulton, Ortega introduced us to her new custom guitar, Sanchez, and discussed the unlikely way she got turned on to country music, bad dates, what it takes to make it in Nashville, and much more.

Songs include:
“I Ain’t the Girl” (new song)
“Hard As This”

Originally aired live on April 3, 2014.

Bloomington Beware! – Data Breaches

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Target, Michael’s, AOL, EBay, Jimmy John’s — there’s been a massive data breach discovered every month this year. Here’s some perspective on the situation and some things we can all do about it.

Standing Room Only – Get to know your local candidates, Part 1 of 6

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On Tuesday, September 16, in the Bloomington City Council Chambers five candidates discussed their qualifications for public office in Monroe County. The session consisted of expert commentary and Audience Q&A. Candidates for Assessor include Judy Sharp and William Ellis. Candidates for commissioner include Patrick Stoffers Robert LaGarde and David Nakarado. This event was recorded by Community Access Television Services and used with permission by Standing Room Only, on WFHB.

Video coverage provided by CATS: http://catstv.net/m.php?q=1863

 

Daily Local News – September 29, 2014

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Jimmy John’s recently announced a data breach that could have compromised debit and credit cards users at over 216 locations nationwide; Indiana is to receive $647,072 in grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to prevent chronic diseases; The Indiana Department of Workforce Development recently announced that it will be receiving a one point five million dollar grant from the US Department of Labor; A recent study of approximately 119,000 Indiana students in grades 6 through 12 found a marked decline in drinking and smoking; A new CVS store is coming to downtown Bloomington.

FEATURE
The election board did not receive any reassuring updates regarding poll workers in their meeting last week. WFHB News director Alycin Bektesh has the report.

ACTIVATE!
Our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community.

CREDITS
Anchors: Maria McKinley, Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by Cathi Norton
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Alycin Bektesh
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker,
In partnership with the city of Bloomington volunteer network
Our engineer is Chris Martin,
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Election Board Prepares for Upcoming Elections

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The election board did not receive any reassuring updates regarding poll workers in their meeting last week. WFHB News director Alycin Bektesh has the report.

Activate! – Middle Way Rooftop Garden: Andrea Jobe

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Andrea Jobe, an original member of the volunteer team behind the Middle Way House Rooftop Garden and the Volunteer Coordinator for the project, talks about the importance of the project to shelter residents, their children and those who volunteer – what they learn, how their lives are made better and how gardening is bringing them to a brighter future. Also, more local volunteer opportunities geared toward helping those living with food insecurity from the Bloomington Volunteer Network in honor of September as Hunger Awareness Month.

Links:
Middle Way House
Rooftop Garden Volunteers
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard Orientations
Community Kitchen

Books Unbound – Frankenstein, Part 7

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was 18 when she and her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, visited some literary friends and got involved in a challenge, to see who could write the most frightening story. Out of a group that included the poet Lord Byron, only Mary’s story of a scientist who goes too far has lasted as a landmark of fantastic literature. Mary Shelley was twenty when the book was published.

Frankenstein was published in 1818, as the Industrial Revolution readied for takeoff in Europe. Science held out the promise of mankind’s triumph over nature, even over death itself – and electricity was the key. In the novel, a doctor uses electricity to re-animate parts of human corpses into a whole, living being – who, although hideous, develops intelligence and self-awareness – and finally turns against its creator. Frankenstein was banned in South Africa in 1955, for containing material deemed “indecent” and “obscene.”

Firehouse Sessions – crash

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photo 5The artist known as crash paid a visit to the WFHB studios while on tour with the Communion clubnight series. An erstwhile member of the Magnetic Zeroes, crash recently released his solo debut, Hardly Criminal, and its lead single “Motional Animal” has been a hit among our volunteer deejays.

A Louisiana boy now living in California, crash brings a distinctive busker charisma to his folky, funky soul sound. Also impressive was his current touring band, assembled just a week earlier, which he dubbed the “Holy Trinity” and whose backing vocals beautifully supported crash’s powerful “Cajun Prince” falsetto.

Originally aired on September 9, 2014.

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