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Bloomington Beware! – Tax Payment Scam

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A phone call demanding payment for taxes because there’s a Tax Warrant out on you — does NOT come from the government, it comes from a crook. Here’s the truth.

Medical Device Tax Hits Close to Home

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As Americans prepare for the onset of the Affordable Care Act next year, the medical device industry in Indiana is still pushing for a repeal of a tax that was passed along with the Act in 2009. The medical device industry is one of the largest employers in Monroe County, and throughout Indiana. There are roughly three hundred and twenty-five device companies in the state, and Cook Medical alone employs about thirty-five hundred people in the region around Bloomington. With the implementation of the Act just over two months away, predictions vary about what effect it will have on the industry, and whether the tax will remain in place. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford brings us the story for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

Daily Local News – October 23, 2013

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The Monroe County Community School Corporation announced yesterday the hiring of its first diversity and talent specialist, assistant principal Diane Hanks; Sara Kurtz Allaei has been appointed assistant vice president for international services; The Better Business Bureau is warning Hoosiers not to fall for the latest scam targeting those confused about the new Affordable Care Act.

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Medical Device Tax Hits Close to Home
As Americans prepare for the onset of the Affordable Care Act next year, the medical device industry in Indiana is still pushing for a repeal of a tax that was passed along with the Act in 2009. The medical device industry is one of the largest employers in Monroe County, and throughout Indiana. There are roughly three hundred and twenty-five device companies in the state, and Cook Medical alone employs about thirty-five hundred people in the region around Bloomington. With the implementation of the Act just over two months away, predictions vary about what effect it will have on the industry, and whether the tax will remain in place. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford brings us the story for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE
A phone call demanding payment for taxes because there’s a tax warrant out on you does NOT come from the government—it comes from a crook – find out more coming up on a new edition of our consumer watchdog segment Bloomington Beware!

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Anchors
Today’s headlines were written by Yin Yuan and Casey Kuhn
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services
Bloomington Beware was written by Anson Shupe and produced by Richard Fish
Joe Crawford produced our feature
Our engineer is Jim Lang
Editor is Drew Daudelin

Open Access Week

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In conjunction with academic institutions worldwide, Indiana University presents a series of programs highlighting what International Open Access Week hopes to achieve: free, immediate online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as needed in order to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. WFHB Correspondent Doug Storm spoke to Jen Laherty, a Digital Publishing Librarian of IUScholarWorks, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive. Laherty begins by offering the definition of Open Access, established by the 2002 Budapest Open Access Initiative.

Daily Local News – October 21, 2013

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An Indiana University student is working to spread a message of acceptance on campus; Last Monday, the Pacers Foundation awarded grants to Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard and the Community Kitchen of Monroe County for their youth related programs; The National Science Foundation has awarded a five million dollar, five-year collaborative grant to Indiana University.

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Open Access Week
In conjunction with academic institutions worldwide, Indiana University presents a series of programs highlighting what International Open Access Week hopes to achieve: free, immediate online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as needed in order to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. WFHB Correspondent Doug Storm spoke to Jen Laherty, a Digital Publishing Librarian of IUScholarWorks, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive. Laherty begins by offering the definition of Open Access, established by the 2002 Budapest Open Access Initiative.

ACTIVATE!
This week Joanne Shank discusses the work of the Bloomington Arts Alliance, which includes Artist After Hours, a visual arts summit starting 6 pm tomorrow at The Venue on Activate! Our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community.

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Anchors: Maria McKinley, Kristen Troxell
Today’s headlines were written by Alycin Bektesh, Chris Martin, and Yvonne Cheng
Our feature was produced by Doug Storm
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker
Our engineer is Chris Martin
Editor is Drew Daudelin
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh

The Porch Swing – Episode 11: Otober 19, 2013

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Activate! – Joanne Shank: Bloomington Arts Alliance

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Joanne Shank discusses the work of the Bloomington Arts Alliance, including the October 22nd Artist After Hours – a visual arts summit starting at 6pm at The Venue.

SNAP Benefits Decreasing Starting November

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Congress will not vote to renew extra food stamp benefits provided by the 2009 Stimulus Bill. This means Indiana families currently recieving food stamps may see up to a fifty dollar decrease in their monthly food allowance, starting November 1st. WFHB Reporter Casey Kuhn spoke with Stephanie Solomon, Director of Education and Outreach at Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, and Nicole Fights, a recipient of the food assistance SNAP, for today’s WFHB News feature exclusive.

Daily Local News – October 18, 2013

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The Indiana University Board of Trustees is expected to make a decision today on the controversial media school merger – a proposal that would combine the Telecommunications Department, the Ernie Pyle School of Journalism, and the Department of Communications and Culture into one large department in the College of Arts and Sciences; October is National Pro-Bono Month, and the Indiana Supreme court is celebrating by hosting events and services designed to ensure that Hoosiers are represented in court; The Commission on Improving the Status of Children, signed into law by Governor Mike Pence in April, held its second public meeting at the Indiana Government Center South this week; The Monroe County Commission heard from a group of County residents on October 4th about a road they say is poorly maintained.

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SNAP Benefits Decreasing Starting November
Congress will not vote to renew extra food stamp benefits provided by the 2009 Stimulus Bill. This means Indiana families currently recieving food stamps may see up to a fifty dollar decrease in their monthly food allowance, starting November 1st. WFHB Reporter Casey Kuhn spoke with Stephanie Solomon, Director of Education and Outreach at Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, and Nicole Fights, a recipient of the food assistance SNAP, for today’s WFHB News feature exclusive.

VOLUNTEER CONNECTION
Local organizations scout the listening area for service help on Volunteer Connection, linking YOU to current volunteer opportunities in our community.

CREDITS
Anchors: Helen Harrell, Roscoe Medlock
Today’s headlines were written by Lauren Glapa and Yvonne Cheng,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Casey Kuhn,
Volunteer Connection is produced by Wanda Krieger, in partnership with the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network.
Our engineer is Harrison Wagner
Editor is Drew Daudelin,
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Hola Bloomington – October 18, 2013

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Hostess Maria Auxiliadora Viloria and Ramón Tristani interview Kimberly Carballo and Yuriria Rodriguez members of the ROK (Roundabout opera for Kids) and talk about their work at the ROK, their plays, the actors, the opera and their music. Also, we introduce a new segment called “En la cocina con Emma” where Emma McDonell introduces herself and her new segment about interesting recipes from around the world. Mesa redonda with Minerva Sosa, the news and the events of the week.

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