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IU Joins Resistance to HJR-6

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Today, Indiana University President Michael McRobbie announced that IU is joining Freedom Indiana in its battle against the stated intention of the Indiana government to amend the state constitution, effectively banning same sex marriage. This action requires the General Assembly to pass a resolution to this effect during two sessions of the assembly. It has been passed once already. The proposal is to be presented for the second time to the Indiana General Assembly, under House Joint Resolution 6, during the upcoming session that begins in January 2014. If passed, HJR 6 will have a statewide referendum placed on the November 2014 ballot, that will ask voters to approve amending the state constitution to read, quote, that only marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Indiana, and provides that a legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized. WFHB correspondent David Murphy spoke to Mark Land, from IU Communications, about McRobbie’s announcement.

Books Unbound – A Study in Scarlet, Part 9

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In this episode:
“A Study in Scarlet” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

About this Author:
Born on 22 May 1859, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Arthur Conan Doyle went on to study medicine at Edinburgh University from 1876 to 1881, during which time he began writing short stories. His first published work was “The Mystery of Sasassa Valley,” which appeared in 1879. With the publication of A Study in Scarlet, Conan Doyle created the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson who would make him famous. He based the deductive reasoning that characterized Holmes on the techniques of Joseph Bell, one of his instructors in medical school. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died on 7 July 1930, far more famous as a writer than as a doctor.

About this book:
Originally titled “A Tangled Skein.” A Study in Scarlet first appeared in Beeton’s Christmas Annual (1887), and was published as a book in July, 1888. Twenty-seven year-old Conan Doyle received £25 for full rights to the story, which he had written in three weeks in 1886. The work, the first of only four full-length Sherlock Holmes novels, introduced the consulting detective and the faithful Dr. Watson, who also chronicled their adventures in fifty-six short stories to make the Baker Street team the most famous pair in detective fiction. Although it attracted little notice at the time, it’s portrayal of Mormonism soon became controversial.

About this program:
Books burn; ideas endure. Books Unbound is a weekly showcase of literary works banned by those who fear the power of the pen. The program promotes literary reading and curiosity, challenging listeners to consider viewpoints that may be different from our own. Each week we bring you literature prohibited by governments, schools, and religious institutions. In the words of French philosopher Emile-Auguste Chartier, “nothing is as dangerous as an idea, when it’s the only one you’ve got.” Books Unbound is a production of community radio WFHB in Bloomington, Indiana.

Local Live – Jerry Miller

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Legendary guitarist Jerry Miller (the Spurs, The Coachmen, Jack Smith & the Rockabilly Planet, Eilen Jewell, the Sacred Shakers…) has recently made Bloomington his temporary home while playing music with and supplying stories to local musician Nate Gibson. Gibson’s recent book “The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built” and its accompanying album “The Starday Sessions” chronicles the historic label and it’s influential music makers, including Jerry Miller. Tonight, the two of them accompanied by Mike Lee an Tim Moore share with us songs from their recent musical releases and tell us a little about their lives in the wonderful world of music.

Songs:

1. Travis Express

2. Moon Fallin’

3. Stealin’ Corn (Merle Haggard tune)

4. Slaughter on Roosevelt

5. Daisy May 6. How Do You Do Me (Like You Do, Do, Do)

7. Remington Ride

 

Jerry Miller (guitar), Nate Gibson (bass, guitar, vocals), Mike Lee (bass, guitar), Tim Moore (drums)

Hola Bloomington – October 25, 2013

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Hostess Luz Maria Lopez and Carlos Bakota, interview Chelsea Alexander. Currently Chelsea has a practice at the Animal Shelter working as a translator. She comes to our show and talks about her life, her goals and her experience as a translator. Also “mesa Redonda”..with Minerva Sosa, “un cafecito con…” the news and the events of the week.

Volunteer Connection – October 25, 2013

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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!

IU Board Votes “No” to Privitized Parking

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The Indiana University Board of Trustees met in Bloomington last week, for two days of committee and business meetings. One agenda item that was ultimately voted down was the proposed outsourcing of parking management, on both Bloomington’s campus and the campus of IU-Purdue in Indianapolis. WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh spoke with Patrick Shoulders, the longest serving Board member, about the proposal and the philosophy behind privatizing IU operations, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

Indiana University and the Bloomington Homeless

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Due to growing concern among students at Indiana University, a number of students have come together to stop the injustices they feel have been committed by their university. These students hold meetings, and some of their testaments have been featured on WFHB’s weekly program The Strike Mic, which usually airs on Tuesdays. Earlier this week a member of the group sat down with us while reading their manifesto to the university and its students, as well as to the IU police force and the Bloomington police force, about the local homeless population, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

Voices in the Street – Shutdowns, Defaults and Roll-outs: The Obamacare War Rages On

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With the government shutdown over and having narrowly escaped default on our debt, Democrats were well-poised to make significant gains in public opinion and perhaps the 2014 elections.  But the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act website found less than 10% of the 19 million people who tried signing up were successful.  So we hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors:  Have  Republicans hurt their brand with their relentless, yet unsuccessful attempts to defund Obamacare, or have Democrats proven that the government isn’t capable of doing anything right with their less-than-impressive roll-out of healthcare.gov?

EcoReport – Rebecca Barthelmie: Atmospheric Science and Sustainability

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Rebecca Barthelmie, IU professor of Atmospheric Science and Sustainability, talks about Climate Change from a local perspective.

Standing Room Only – How Old Are You Anyway?: Health and Aging

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On Thursday September 26, 2013 IU Health hosted an evidence based seminar on Aging. The talk was broad-ranging, covering topics of longevity, genetics, the health vs. life distinction and much more. Dr. Lee Mckinley, and internist from Bloomington, led the discussion. The event was recorded on location at the Monroe County Convention Center, by WFHB correspondents for Standing Room Only, on WFHB.

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