WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh checked in with local state representative Matt Pierce at the close of Organization Day at the Indiana Statehouse today to look ahead to the looming battle over Indiana HJR6 for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.
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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!
Born in1885, 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?”
Purdue University LGBTTQ Outreach Coordinator for Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault Skye Brown talks about gender and orientation violence and provides information about the Transgender Remembrance Day events planned around the state during the week of 20 November. Helen and Nick respond to a listener question from the Q Mail Bag. Patrick Battani stops by the studio with information about the Gifts of Grace fund raiser Dudes V Divas scheduled 30 November at Uncle Elizabeth’s. Wesley Thomas discusses the history of Two Spirit tradition on an edition of Navajo Rainbow.
Producer Carol Fischer
Executive producer Alycin Bektesh
Associate Producers Sarah Hetrick
& Nick Tumino
News Director Josh Vidrich,
Original theme music provided by Mikial Robertson
Announcer Sarah Hetrick
Guest co-anchor Nick Tumino
The Bloomington City Council found a loophole in the city’s living wage ordinance yesterday; Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, along with thirty other attorney generals, has called for major smartphone manufacturers to amp up security features on smartphones; The Indiana University Black Film Center and Archive is hosting Regeneration in Digital Contexts: Early Black Film; This weekend in sports.
America Recycles Day
Tomorrow is America Recycles Day, a nationwide awareness campaign organized by the non-profit organization Keep America Beautiful. News Director Alycin Bektesh spoke with Jennifer Killenger, Senior Director of Sustainability and Public Outreach for the plastics division at the American Chemistry Council, and Dan Goldblat, from The Indiana Department of Environmental Management, about recycling and Bloomington’s special recognition, for today’s feature exclusive courtesy of Eco-Report.
VOICES IN THE STREET
Our weekly public opinion feature Voices in the Street asks how safe YOU feel in Bloomington, and what we could do to help you feel safer.
Today’s headlines were written by Yvonne Cheng and Jalisa Ransom,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Alycin Bektesh.
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our engineer was Sarah Hettrick.
Editor is Drew Daudelin,
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.