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Volunteer Connection – September 13, 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!

Art in the Digital Age

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A new report commissioned by The Wallace Foundation, called “New Opportunities for Interest-Driven Arts Learning in a Digital Age,” explores young people’s interests in art, and how that interest has changed – and is changing – along with advancements in technology. WFHB reporter Nash Hott spoke with Kylie Peppler, assistant professor of learning sciences at Indiana University and author of the report, about her research on the subject for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

EcoReport – Sierra Club: Indiana Supreme Court Justice Unfit to Rule

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In today’s EcoReport feature, we hear about allegations from the Sierra Club that one of Indiana’s Supreme Court justices is unfit to rule on a case involving the future of a proposed coal gasification plant in Spencer county.

Voices in the Street – Affordable Care Act

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Our weekly public opinion feature Voices in the Street asks what you think of the Affordable Care Act.

Remembering September 11th

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For today’s WFHB feature, we bring you The City of Bloomington’s commemoration ceremony, which took place this morning, downtown at Showers Plaza.

Bloomington Beware! – Elder Abuse

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Older people are particularly juicy targets for swindlers and con artists, and the problem’s getting worse as more Americans get older. Young people need to know more about this, just as much as senior citizens.

Local Live – Minus World

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Local post-punk band Minus World stops by the WFHB studio to play music from their latest and upcoming releases, as well as talk about podcasts and other music projects.

Minus World: Greg Moore (guitar, vocals), Greg Simpson (drums, vocals), Jared Coyle (bass)

Songs:

1. The Srivner

2. Absolute Zero

3. Marvin the Martian

4. New Rock Beach

 

Adventures in Pioneering a Model System of Symbiosis

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Joan Wood spent twelve years in the Indiana University Department of Biology, and is the namesake of an annual lecture promoting women in the sciences. Biologist Margaret McFall-Ngai is in Bloomington this week and to present “Adventures in Pioneering a Model System of Symbiosis” – this year’s Joan Wood lecture. WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh has the report for today’s Daily Local News feature exclusive.

Ins and Outs of Money – Small Business: Part 1

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Interested in started your own business? Sarah and Ashley talk with Jason Carnes, the Assistant Director from the City’s Economic and Sustainable Development Department. Jason shares tips on how to get started and resources for success.

My Health Matters – Ecotours: Steve Higgs

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Steve discusses Ecotours and More’s mission to celebrate and share Southern Indiana’s natural beauty and how it relates to physical activity.

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