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Activate! – YMCA: Jan Williamson

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Jan Williamson talks about the exciting new west side YMCA of Monroe County. Open since November, the new branch is still looking for community feedback to help shape programming and could always use new volunteers.

Daily Local News – January 6, 2014

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Chief Deputy Mike Pershing gives the latest update of road closings and power outages from the Monroe county sheriff’s office; A winter warming shelter has been set up by the local American Red Cross in Bloomington High School North’s gymnasium; The Shalom Center located at 620 S Walnut Street in Bloomington  has extended open hours until 9pm today and will be serving dinner this evening; Bloomington Transit Bus Service is in service; Twenty Two Residents on Redhill Road in Elletsville will be without power until at least tomorrow at noon due to power outages that Duke Energy says are not worth repairing at this time; several local businesses had on their open signs despite the slick conditions and dangerously low temperatures; Monroe County Emergency Management director Jim Comerford explains what the unit has been doing today to combat the hazardous temperatures in the region.

ACTIVATE!
Jan Williamson talks about the exciting new west side YMCA of Monroe County. Open since November, the new branch is still looking for community feedback to help shape programming and could always use new volunteers.

CREDITS
Anchors: Doug Storm, Maria McKinley
Today’s headlines were written by Alycin Bektesh
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker,
Our engineer and executive producer is Alycin Bektesh

Books Unbound – Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Part 8

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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?”

bloomingOUT – January 3, 2013

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Native of England, Provincetown MA resident, singer/songwriter Zoe Lewis talks about her career, music, latest CDs, tours and musical scores.  Music selections are “This Skin” from her “A Cure for the Hiccups” CD; title track from “Rotary Phone” CD; and “When Dog Meets Wolf.”  Co-director of Bloomington Pride Film Festival Abby Henkel and volunteer Kyle Hayes stop by with further updates about this year’s event scheduled for 23-25 January at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Canadian filmmaker and founder of Tom Girl Films Production Company Kate Johnston chats about her career, the film industry and lesbians and women in general as well as provides an overview of her film “Storm Cloud” to be presented at the Bloomington film festival.
This show is dedicated to the memory of friend and former bloomingOUT/WFHB volunteer Nita McB who died New Year’s Eve day 2013.  A special edition of her “What’s Goin’ On?” segment recorded in 2005 features a conversation between Nita and Helen about black lesbians, black/white community interactions, Indy Pride, Black Indy Pride and her predictions for the future in queer and race relationships.

EcoReport – Sara Beth Klee Mundy: Indiana Fish and Wildlife

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Sara Beth Klee Mundy, a herpetologist with Indiana Fish and Wildlife, talks about efforts to protect Eastern Box Turtles impacted by I-69.

Standing Room Only – Racial Prejudice and the Drug War: Part 1

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On Tuesday November 5th a forum on the drug-war was held in the City Council Chambers in Bloomington. The NAACP is the primary sponsor of a forum which examined the effects of the War on Drugs and alternatives to it. IU Professor Audrey McCluskey served as moderator, and discussed the racial injustice of the drug war using the book “The New Jim Crow.” Chad Padgett will represent Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). Vice-President of the National Organization for the Reform Marijuana Laws (NORML) will also speak. The public is invited, and will join in the discussion. Recorded on location by Community Access Television Services for Standing Room Only, on WFHB.

Micol Seigel: ASA Boycott and IU Purdue

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Correspondent Doug Storm speaks with Micol Seigel, Indiana University Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies and the Department of History about the American Studies Association boycott of Israeli Universities, and IU President Michael McRobbie’s condemnation of the boycott.

Best of 2013 # 1 – There’s no such thing as a free lunch: Parking Meters Nickel and Dime Downtown Bloomington

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One issue this year sparked more discussion and reached broader than any other. The defining story of our community in 2013 is the implementation of Parking meters in downtown Bloomington. Mayor Mark Kruzan had strong support from the city council and Public Works Director Susie Johnson in his push for bringing in parking meter revenue in to the city budget, but found little support from local residents, businesses, and social service providers.  The scheduled February 6th vote was put off 6 weeks for further conversation. The Bloomington Chamber of Commerce did not endorse the plan, and many concerns arose about how the meters would impact Bloomington’s poor, and those who volunteer their time at downtown social service agencies that help assist the hungry and homeless. But on March 21st the council did pass the parking meter plan, with several amendments from the initial proposal. Throughout the year the city assigned and then rearranged various fees and penalties, all the while reaping in thousands of dollars a day from residents parking downtown.

CREDITS
The best of 2013 is a production of the WFHB news department.
Today’s episode was produced by Alycin Bektesh
Correspondents Joe Crawford and David Murphy contributed to today’s reports
Our theme music is provided by Legs
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh

Best of 2013 #2 – The Board vs. the State: Scandals in Public Education

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2013 was a volatile year for education in Indiana. Education leaders made national headlines with their highly visible dysfunction and disputes, most stemming from a rocky relationship between newly-elected State Board of Education Superintendent Glenda Ritz and the Indiana Department of Education.

CREDITS
The Best of 2013 is a production of the WFHB News Department.
Today’s episode was produced by Drew Daudelin.
Correspondents Stephen Brown and Casey Kuhn contributed to today’s reports.
Our theme music is provided by Legs.
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Best of 2013 #3 – “Where Do You Want Us To Go?”: The Search for Shelter in Bloomington

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While political battles in Congress forced cuts to social services across the country in 2013, the year also saw a combination of local events affecting a population that has long depended on the social safety net. People experiencing homelessness were at the center of controversies over police harassment, city zoning laws, and a lack of adequate shelter. The issue that got the most attention began this Spring, when advocates for the homeless worked to establish replacements for the low-barrier shelter at the Genesis Church, which didn’t open this year. But there were problems finding a safe, affordable location. And many advocates complained that city government was antagonistic to their efforts. Meanwhile, throughout the year a community group has been working on strategies to deal with homelessness in the long-term. And in September, LifeDesigns and the Shalom Center announced the opening of a new facility, called the Crawford Apartments, that now provides long-term housing for 27 people classified as chronically homeless.

CREDITS
The best of 2013 is a production of the WFHB news department.
Correspondent Wes Martin and Assistant News Director Joe Crawford contributed to today’s reports.
Today’s episode was produced by Joe Crawford.
Our theme music is provided by Legs
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh

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