On Tuesday December 10th Indiana Governor Mike Pence outlined his agenda for handling Hoosier education in 2014. He praised Indiana standardized test scores and announced an initiative to provide grants directly to teachers, and stressed innovation in education. Highlights from his speech, here for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.
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Food stamp delivery dates are set to change starting this January; The result of a nationwide test shows that Hoosier students rank among the top four states in math and reading; The Morgan-Monroe State Forest Back-Country Area, or BCA, is being logged for the second time since its designation as a BCA by Governor Orr in 1981; The Ellettsville Town Council agreed Monday to carve out an exemption from pending regulations on secondhand shops, in hopes of protecting a local coin dealer; The Bloomington Board of Public Works approved a four hundred and seventy-three thousand dollar contract December 3rd, for work on a new intersection on the north side of town.
ISTA Settlement: The State Responds
Continuing our story from yesterday’s Daily Local News—Valerie Kroeger, from the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, talks about the out-of-court settlement between the Indiana Secretary of State and the Indiana Teachers association, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.
Just in time for the holidays, there’s a new kind of card skimmer that is impossible for you to spot, and allows a thief to empty your bank account before you know it. We’ll tell you how to protect yourself on a new edition of our consumer watchdog segment Bloomington Beware!
Anchors: Cathi Norton, Kelly Wherley
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy and Casey Kuhn,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services.
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish,
Ilze Akerbergs produced our feature.
Our engineer is Jim Lang,
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.
Bloomington story teller Jim Doud relates a “Christmas Past” on an edition of “Our View” and Helen presents an historical review on an edition of Queer History entitled “Reflections.” Michael and Helen discuss the pros and cons of coming out over the holidays in response to a Q Mailbag question from a listener. President of the Mauer School of Law LGBT Alumni Advisory Board Mike Shumate discusses the organization, their issue oriented events and plans for future activities. Featured artist is Bay area based singer/songwriter Eli Conley. Musical selections are “Draw the Line” and “Now I’m Doing Me.”
Produced Carol Fischer
Executive producer Alycin Bektesh
Associate Producers Sarah Hetrick and Nick Tumino’
News director Josh Vidrich,
Original theme music provided by Mikial Robertson
Announcer is Sarah Hetrick
Clarence Boone and Cornelius Wright joined Frank Motley of the IU Maurer School of Law and BIO contributor Liz Mitchell
Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95 on December 5, 2013. Though not a total surprise, the world was nevertheless saddened to learn of the recent passing of this legendary and iconic South African anti-apartheid leader and former President.
To commemorate his life, Bring It On welcomes contributor Liz Mitchell and Frank Motley from the IU Maurer School of Law to share their thoughts on Mandela’s recent passing.
Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.
Hosts: Clarence Boone and Cornelius Wright
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin
Two studies released by Ball State University in recent weeks call into question a long-standing, and expensive, strategy that communities throughout the state have used in hopes of creating jobs. Monroe County and the city of Bloomington spend hundreds of thousands of dollars a year on the strategy, which involves giving local tax breaks to companies that are new to town. Those companies, in turn, are expected to create new jobs, therefore decreasing the local unemployment rate and improving the local economy. But the study out of Ball State suggests the tax breaks for business are not creating many jobs, and they’re actually increasing the tax rates for regular taxpayers. Assistant News Director Joe Crawford spoke to one of the authors of the study, professor Michael Hicks, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.