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Today is first day of early voting!

Today is the first day to vote early in this year’s primary elections. Party representation on the ballots ranging from school board and townships offices to the state and federal level are up for election. Voters who want to cast their ballots before the formal primary election day, Tuesday, May 6, can do so on non-holiday weekdays and the last two Saturdays from today until May 6th. A few changes in the voting process have been instituted this voting season. One is a change of location, moving from the Curry Building to a couple blocks west at 401 West 7th Street. Linda Robbins, Monroe County Clerk and the person overseeing local voting, explains the reason for the move.

“The location’s changed but we really hope people come out and see us there and vote,” Robbins says.

Over the last few election cycles, the county has been under pressure to make the primary voting site, as well as all of the local regular voting locations, fully accessible to the physically impaired, as required by the 2002 Help America Vote Act. Receiving your ballot should also be a faster and smoother process.

“I think it will be much easier for people to come vote,” Robbins says, “We have a few new features, for example we can scan your driver’s license if that’s your form of ID and enter that. We also have new e-poll books that won’t change much for the voter, but anyone working the polls will notice a big change.”

The newly adopted E-poll books will also allow for immediate access to find out who and how many people have voted. Early voting will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, except for Good Friday, May 18, and Monday, May 5, the day before the May 6 regular voting day, when it will close at noon, as well as from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the two Saturdays before May 6. If you have any questions, you can phone the County Clerk’s office at 812-349-2071.

Bring It On! – April 7, 2014

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On a special Spring Fund Drive edition of B.I.O., Clarence Boone and Bev Smith welcome Iris Rosa, Professor and Director of the IU African American Dance Company

PART ONE
On a special Spring Fund Drive edition of B.I. O., Indiana University Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies Professor Iris Rosa, who is also director of the Indiana University African American Dance Company, joins Clarence and Bev to highlight the ensemble’s 40th anniversary and give us a look at what to expect during their spring concert.

PART TWO
Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.

CREDITS
Hosts: Clarence Boone and Bev Smith
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Reserve Your Tickets for David Barsamian!

Alternative Radio founder David Barsamian delivers a lecture on the interaction between media, capitalism, and the environment for this Spring Fund Drive event.

Pricing is $5 to attend the lecture, $35 to attend the lecture and meet David Barsamian afterward. Bloomington Brewing Company beer, local wines, and hors d’oeuvres will be available at the reception.

Space is limited and tickets should be reserved in advance at WFHB Community Radio 108 W 4th Street, or online. Payment is due at the time of the event.

Support for this event comes from IBEW Local #725.

bloomingOUT – April 3, 2014

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Executive Director of ACLU Indiana Jane Henegar discusses the pending federal court litigation/s regarding same sex marriage in Indiana as well as on a national level. Former IU Professor and current Chair and Professor at School of Dine’ Studies, Education and Leadership, Navajo Technical College in Crown Point NM Dine’ Wesley Thomas provides updates about his career as well as the recent advances made by the Navajo Nation concerning youth and LGBT issues. Featured artist KD Lang. Musical selection is Leonard Cohen’s rendition of “Hallelujah.”

www.ACLU-in.org
www.campusexplorer.com/Crownpoint/Navajo-Technical-College
www.kdlang.org

Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Associate Producer Sarah Hetrick
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson
Announcer Sarah Hetrick

EcoReport – April 3, 2014

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Dave Williams, Operations Director for the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, gives insight into the B-Line trail’s growing importance to the city of Bloomington.

EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we live. Each program features timely eco-related headline news, a feature interview or event recording, and a calendar of events of interest to the environmentally conscious.

Anchors: Dan Young and Kristina Wiltsee
This week’s news stories were written by Linda Greene and Norm Holy. This week’s feature was engineered by Stephanie Stewart. This week’s calendar was compiled by Kristina Wiltsee. Our broadcast engineer is Dan Withered. Producers for EcoReport are Kelly Miller, Stephanie Stewart, and Dan Young. Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Legislative Update, February 2014

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On February 1st, local legislators sat down to summarize recent activities in the statehouse in one of their quarterly legislative updates. Speakers included: Bob Heaton, Peggy Mayfield, Eric Cook, Matt Pierce and Mark Stoops. This event was recorded on location at the Showers Building by Community Access Television Services for Standing Room Only on WFHB.

Interchange – Indiana Congressional District 9 Democrats

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Host Doug Storm speaks with candidates for the Democratic Primary Election for Indiana Congressional District 9, the seat currently held by Republican Todd Young.
Guests: William “Bill” Bailey, James McClure, and J.S. Miller.

“What kind of Democrat are you?”
Topics include Climate Change, NSA surveillance, and Public Education.

Daily Local News – April 1, 2014

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Ellettsville is hiring a new administrator to manage its town government; With the goal of improving safety on local roads, the Monroe County Plan Commission cleaned up its sign ordinance on March 18th; One of Bloomington’s wastewater treatment plans is running out of room to store the city’s waste; The 12th Annual Homeward Bound 5K Walk will take place on Sunday, April 13th; A circuit court judge says Monroe County is running out of money to run its Youth Services Bureau and pay for juvenile probation officers; Bloomington Transit altered some new bus routes to accommodate concerns from the Monroe County Public Library; The Books and Beyond Project is co-sponsoring an IU Cinema film series with the Global-Village Living Learning Center, and its first film will air tonight at 7 pm; This week on The Strike Mic, a conference brings together faculty and students from across the country to talk about common struggles and their plans for the future.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
Jamie Andree, Director of the Low Income Taypayer Clinic, is back to help clear up some confusing tax questions and help make sure your filing is as painless as possible.

CREDITS
Anchors: Casey Kuhn, Nick Tumino
Today’s headlines were written by Chelsea Hardy and Sierra Gardner,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATS week, in partnership with Community Access television services
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County – Thank you to Ashley Hall for her years of work on the show.
Our engineer is Rob Powell
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Bring It On! – March 31, 2014

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Clarence Boone and William Hosea welcome Dr. Raymond Wise, director of the IU African American Choral Ensemble.

PART ONE
A native of Baltimore, Wise began his musical career at the age of 3, singing gospel music with his family singing group The Wise Singers. He attended Denison University, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in music. He later earned a master’s and a doctorate in music education from The Ohio State University.

In September 2012, Wise joined the African American Arts Institute at Indiana University as director of the African American Choral Ensemble.

Mr. Wise joined Clarence and William to discuss the Choral Ensemble’s annual spring concert set for this coming Saturday, April 5, at the Buskirk Chumley Theater.

PART TWO
Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.

CREDITS
Hosts: Clarence Boone and William Hosea
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

bloomingOUT – March 27, 2014

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Queer, transgender, Asian American, Brooklyn based slam poet from Hawaii Kit Yan performs poetry and talks about his tours, performances and the changing attitudes toward gender related identities among the younger generation. Kit will perform in Indianapolis at the Schwitzer Student Center, IUPUI campus on 7 April 2014 at 9 pm. IU alum, Louisiana attorney and Cherokee Indian Becca Riall discusses the ‘special rights’ that Indians enjoy!

www.kityanpoet.com
www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccariall

Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Associate Producer Sarah Hetrick
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson
Announcer Sarah Hetrick

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