Eva Marsh, the first youth volunteer for the Bloomington Pride Film Festival, discusses the upcoming festival and talks about how to get involved.
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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?”
This fall, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, issued another fatwa, or religious edict, against the Baha’i community. The Baha’is are the largest non-Muslim religious minority in Iran. Indiana University graduate student Sudeshna Chowdhury spoke to Baha’is in Bloomington, to learn about the local Baha’i community and hear its reactions to the persecution, for today’s WFHB feature courtesy of American Student Radio.
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!
On Tuesday December 10th Indiana Governor Mike Pence outlined his agenda for handling Hoosier education in 2014. He praised Indiana standardized test scores and announced an initiative to provide grants directly to teachers, and stressed innovation in education. Highlights from his speech, here for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.
Food stamp delivery dates are set to change starting this January; The result of a nationwide test shows that Hoosier students rank among the top four states in math and reading; The Morgan-Monroe State Forest Back-Country Area, or BCA, is being logged for the second time since its designation as a BCA by Governor Orr in 1981; The Ellettsville Town Council agreed Monday to carve out an exemption from pending regulations on secondhand shops, in hopes of protecting a local coin dealer; The Bloomington Board of Public Works approved a four hundred and seventy-three thousand dollar contract December 3rd, for work on a new intersection on the north side of town.
ISTA Settlement: The State Responds
Continuing our story from yesterday’s Daily Local News—Valerie Kroeger, from the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, talks about the out-of-court settlement between the Indiana Secretary of State and the Indiana Teachers association, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.
Just in time for the holidays, there’s a new kind of card skimmer that is impossible for you to spot, and allows a thief to empty your bank account before you know it. We’ll tell you how to protect yourself on a new edition of our consumer watchdog segment Bloomington Beware!
Anchors: Cathi Norton, Kelly Wherley
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy and Casey Kuhn,
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.
Our engineer is Jim Lang,
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.