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Progress Slows for MRF

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Progress on Monroe County’s new recycling facility has been slowed down over the last couple of months. Last summer, the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District Board of Directors and the County Council approved the establishment of a Materials Recycling Facility, or MRF (“murf”). That facility is intended to process and sell the County’s recyclables. A budget of a little over a quarter million dollars was set aside for the project. Later, the county added forty thousand dollars to the budget to cover higher than expected equipment costs. The building, bailers and other equipment have been purchased and the foundation has been laid. However, during recent meetings, the board voted several times against proceeding with some other phases of its development. Today, for our WFHB community report, Assistant News Director David Murphy spoke to three local people who have been involved in the project’s development.

Daily Local News – July 23, 2015

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Yesterday an activist group released a second video depicting a senior Planned Parenthood official discussing tissue donations, furthering claims from some that the organization is illegally profiting from the sale of fetal tissue; The Indiana State Department of Agriculture has launched a new state-wide program to promote farming and consumption of locally grown foods; A Florida-based company continued its campaign this week to build a cell tower near the Monroe County Airport; A property owner on South Harmony Road asked to get around Monroe County’s sewer regulations last week.

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Progress on Monroe County’s new recycling facility has been slowed down over the last couple of months. Last summer, the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District Board of Directors and the County Council approved the establishment of a Materials Recycling Facility, or MRF (“murf”). That facility is intended to process and sell the County’s recyclables. A budget of a little over a quarter million dollars was set aside for the project. Later, the county added forty thousand dollars to the budget to cover higher than expected equipment costs. The building, bailers and other equipment have been purchased and the foundation has been laid. However, during recent meetings, the board voted several times against proceeding with some other phases of its development. Today, for our WFHB community report, Assistant News Director David Murphy spoke to three local people who have been involved in the project’s development.

VOICES IN THE STREET
Our weekly public oppinion segment.

CREDITS
Today’s headlines were written by Sierra Gardner and Jordan Guskey
Along with David Murphy for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by David Murphy
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our engineer today is Joe Crawford
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford.

Standing Room Only – Citizen Science and Astronomy

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Science Café Bloomington recently hosted a discussion with Daniel Cervantes, the director of Bloomington’s Feynman Observatory, about citizen science and the field of Astronomy. Marta Shockett, Science Café organizer, provided an overview of contributions made by citizen scientists through history. Daniel, who is also a Solar System Ambassador for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech, gives the audience insights on designing and building a home observatory, and discusses his celestial observations.

Local Live – Trollkiller

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Joining us this week is Trollkiller, recipient of RAW’s 2014 Indiana Artist of the Year, playing us their blend of laid-back summertime porch rock.

1. The Secret Circus
2. Shame
3. Just Friends
4. Don’t Count on Me
5. The Key in the Tree
6. The End

Hosted by Jar Turner
Engineers: Jim Lang, Dan Withered, Adam Reichle, and Ilza Akerbergs.
Producer: Erin Tobey
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

Brown County Hour – Episode #40: July 2015

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Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig and Jeff Foster.

First aired Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB.

☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Musical guests: Lucky & The Kid (aka Picker Dan Bilger and Barry Elkins)
  • Vera Grubbs interviews artist Darren Redman
  • Pam Raider interviews Keith Bradway of the Writers, Readers and Poets Society (WRAPS)
    Lucky-Kid

    Lucky and The Kid
    (l-r: Barry Elkins and Picker Dan Bilger)

  • Jeff Tryon’s My Brown County: The Last House In Brown County”
  • Singer/songwriter Cari Ray returns with another “For a Song”
  • BCH “poet lariat” Gunther Flumm returns with his latest poem, Possum Oil
  • Essays by Dave Seastrom and Rick Fettig
  • Brown County Community Calendar for July 2015
✇ Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Brown County Hour – Episode #39: June 2015

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Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig, Jeff Foster.

First aired Sunday, June 6, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB.

☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Musical guests: Amanda & Brian Webb
  • Anabel Hopkins tells us about the Partake Film Festival
  • Alan Birkmeyer shares info about the Relay For Life event
  • Jeff Tryon’s My Brown County: How Peoga got it’s name
    Amanda & Brian Webb performing live in the BCH studio

    Amanda & Brian Webb performing live in the BCH studio

  • Singer/songwriter Cari Ray returns with another “For a Song”
  • Essays and nonsense from Dave Seastrom and Rick Fettig
  • “Remembering John Mills” by Paulette Justice and Pam Raider, music by Jeff Foster
  • Brown County Community Calendar

✇ Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Voices in the Street – “Tag, you’re it!”: Graffiti in Bloomington

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Some say graffiti is art; others regard it as nothing more than vandalism. There does seem to be more of it around Bloomington these days; even the WFHB firehouse has been tagged a couple times. So what do YOU think Bloomington? How do you define graffiti, and when does it transcend vandalism and become art? Is there really more of it around now than in past years, and how has it changed?

Daily Local News – July 16, 2015

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The Monroe County Public Library is looking at the competitiveness of its staff salaries; The Monroe County Council approved a fifteen-thousand dollar grant to Martha’s House emergency shelter on Tuesday; The sixth annual beer, art, and music festival, GnawBrew, is set for next Saturday in Brown County; The Bloomington Bicycle Club’s 29th annual Ride Across Indiana, or RAIN Ride, gathered over 1,500 cyclists last weekend to cover 160 miles in only one day; Roller Mortis Films is bringing the Trailer Film Festival to  Bloomington this fall.

FEATURE
The group Indiana Moral Mondays is preparing for its second year of lobbying the Indiana legislature. The coalition formed last year and patterned itself after a series of protests in North Carolina. Indiana Moral Mondays steering committee member Erin Polley will be in Bloomington this coming Monday, July 20th, to meet with local supporters of the movement and discuss plans for the next year. News Director Joe Crawford spoke with Polley this afternoon about what the group hopes to accomplish in the next legislative session. We bring you that conversation now for today’s WFHB community report.

VOICES IN THE STREET
Our weekly public opinion segment!

CREDITS
Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele, Scott Weddle
Today’s headlines were written by Ivy Bridges, Kara Tullman and Sierra Gardner.
Along with David Murphy for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Joe Crawford
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our engineer today is Joe Crawford.
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford.

Indiana Moral Mondays Prepares for Next Legislative Session

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The group Indiana Moral Mondays is preparing for its second year of lobbying the Indiana legislature. The coalition formed last year and patterned itself after a series of protests in North Carolina. Indiana Moral Mondays steering committee member Erin Polley will be in Bloomington this coming Monday, July 20th, to meet with local supporters of the movement and discuss plans for the next year. News Director Joe Crawford spoke with Polley this afternoon about what the group hopes to accomplish in the next legislative session. We bring you that conversation now for today’s WFHB community report.

Standing Room Only – An Interview with Indiana Author James Madison

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Author James Madison spoke on June 24th at the annual meeting of the Friends of Monroe County Library about his new book Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana. Madison is the Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor of History at Indiana University, Bloomington. In this lecture, he shares stories spanning 200 years, from Indiana as a frontier state to the present day.

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