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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.

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.

FEATURE
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!

CREDITS
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

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