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IU Receives Grant to Study Possible Autism Link

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IU has received a $900,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study a possible link between autism and body temperature. The study will be conducted by Jeffrey Alberts and Chris Harshaw of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.

The researchers will examine the effect of body temperature on mice with genetic disorders that mimic the symptoms of autism. Anecdotally, parents of children with autism have reported that fevers tend to lessen their behavioral symptoms. A 2007 study published in the Journal of Pediatrics confirmed some of those observations, but the nature of that association is still unclear.  Alberts and Harshaw are hoping to take a detailed look at that connection under laboratory conditions.

Single-Use Bag Ordinance

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Last week the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Waste Management District voted, tentatively, to support Bloomington’s yet-to-be proposed single use bag ordinance. Clark Sorensen is the chair of the Committee.

“We’re going to vote on whether or not to support the single-use bag ordinance that’s being proposed. We’re going to send out the actual ordinance to members and have a second vote electronically to see whether we want to actually endorse the ordinance and forward it to the Center for Sustainable Living.”

At a Committee meeting in May, Jean Leimkuhler [lime-cooler], of Bring Your Own Bag Bloomington described a draft ordinance that would restricting plastic bag use. Her organization hopes the Bloomington City Council will adopt the ordinance. It would eventually limit retail vendors’ free provision of plastic carry- out bags to customers. The bags would only be allowed  for wrapping of meats and other perishables. Eventually, customers would be charged for each bag provided at the check-out. Leimkuhler has said she anticipates the ordinance to be brought before the city council in September. Bring Your Own Bag Bloomington is also asking the County to adopt a similar law. The tentative resolution in support of the draft ordinance was passed unanimously by the Committee. A final vote will be tallied by e-mail after members are sent the actual ordinance.

Finding Meaning In Tragedy

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Elena Mnayarji is a typical high school senior. She likes to hang out with her friends, spend time in her hobbies, and plan out her college dorm room. But an event earlier this year lead her to reevaluate the way she sees her life. Her sister, Indiana University student Lauren Mnayarji brings us the story, which comes courtesy of the IU Media School and American Student Radio.

Daily Local News – July 20, 2015

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The City of Bloomington’s Council for Community Accessibility is hosting a celebration this weekend recognizing the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Last week the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Waste Management District voted, tentatively, to support Bloomington’s yet-to-be proposed single use bag ordinance. Clark Sorensen is the chair of the Committee. Monroe County is moving ahead with its plan to market the Westside TIF District to potential tenants. IU has received a $900,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study a possible link between autism and body temperature. The Indiana University Maurer School of Law has announced a fixed rate tuition for all students entering the school this year.

FEATURE
Elena Mnayarji (meh-NAR-jee) is a typical high school senior. She likes to hang out with her friends, spend time in her hobbies, and plan out her college dorm room. But an event earlier this year lead her to reevaluate the way she sees her life. Her sister, Indiana University student Lauren Mnayarji brings us the story, which comes courtesy of the IU Media School and American Student Radio.

Activate
Volunteers Jim Griffin and Janet Schell talk about the importance of supporting teacher’s through their work at the Teacher’s Warehouse and about the great resource it provides to Bloomington’s educators and students. Also, more volunteer opportunities to use teaching skills here in Bloomington from the Volunteer Network.

CREDITS
Anchors: Doug Storm and Joe Crawford
Today’s headlines were written by Kara Tullman, Ivy Bridges and Jerrod Dill
Along with David Murphy for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Lauren Mnayarji
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker, along with the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network
Our engineer is Chris Martin
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive producer is Joe Crawford

Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Four: ‘Two Men’ Begins

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Two Men, the second novel by Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902), was published in 1865, a mere two months after Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Women were prolific writers of fiction during the 1860s, and have also left abundant letters and diaries, but masculinist notions of what constitutes “war writing” have given an incomplete picture of American literature in the crucial decade of the Civil War.

Stoddard’s novel is a tightly compressed, multigenerational family saga that deals with issues of identity—race, class, religion, region, nation—that spoke to general anxieties about reunification in American society. While her short stories focus on female protagonists and typically end in marriage or a reconciliation, Stoddard begins Two Men with a marriage, and in a letter stated her desire to write “the history of a man”. Shayne Laughter reads. Stoddard’s letters, journalism, and diary entries are read throughout the series by Sarah Torbeck, who also reads the author’s dedication of the book to her brother. Doug Storm reads the book’s epigraph from Emerson’s essay “Experience,” and Martin O’Neill reads an excerpt from the preface to the revised 1888 edition written by Stoddard’s friend Edmund Clarence Stedman.

(Broadcast listeners: Stoddard’s story “Lemorne versus Huell,” which concluded in the July 18 broadcast, may be found in its entirety in part three of the series.)

Heather Perry hosts, with announcer Jack Hanek. The episode was produced, written, and edited by Cynthia Wolfe, with assistance from Heather Perry, Sarah Torbeck, and Jack Hanek.

Special music for Two Men comes from the album MacDowell: Second Modern Suite / Étude de Concert / Twelve Études (Naxos, 1999), performed by James Barbagallo (1952–1996). The American composer Edward MacDowell, born in 1860, wrote these works for piano in the 1880s, around the time Two Men was reissued.

Executive producer: Joe Crawford
Theme music: The Impossible Shapes

Hola Bloomington – July 17, 2015

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Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Maria Auxiliadora Viloria y Araceli Gómez-Aldana entrevistan a Ellen Vaughn y Olivia Rios, las dos son consejeras del Centro para el Crecimiento Humano. Ellen y Olivia hablan de sus experiencias como consejeras y dan consejos sobre cómo lidiar con el estrés y cómo reconocer síntomas de depresión.

Hola Bloomington’s hosts Maria Auxiliadora Viloria and Araceli Gómez-Aldana interview Ellen Vaughn and Olivia Rios, both are counselors at the Center for Human Growth. Ellen and Olivia talk about their experiences as counselors and give advice on how to deal with stress and how to detect depression symptoms.

Better Beware – Latest Scam News

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Bad news and good – a headsup on a new wrinkle in the email spam game, a look at some of the current cons, and a couple of examples to prove that sometimes, the bad guys get caught!

bloomingOUT – July 16, 2015

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Join hosts Jeff Jewel and, for the first time hosting, Megan McCollough, as they talk with Bloomington South GSA’s Spencer and Erin, as well as their faculty sponsor, Cynthia Dye. Along with the latest LGBTQ+ events and headlines, you will hear tonight’s music: “Boys in the Street” by Greg Holden.

Credits

Hosts – Jeff Jewel, Megan McCollough
Executive Producer – Joe Crawford
Producer – Olivia Davidson
Engineer – Andrew Sims
Social Media Coordinator – Jacob Samples

EcoReport – July 16, 2015

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The Bogazici University Summer School on Institutions, Justice and Democracy was held this June in Istanbul, Turkey. The event included discussions on environmental justice. Filiz Cicek spoke with one of the attendees, Dr Amrita Baviskar of India.

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.

Today’s Anchors: Julianna Dailey and Phil Caspar.
This week’s news stories were written by Linda Greene, Norm Holy, Jordan Guskey and David Murphy. Our feature was produced by Filiz Cicek. Our broadcast engineer is Dan Withered. This week’ s calendar was compiled by Filiz Cicek. EcoReport is produced by Dan Young and Filiz Cicek. Executive producer is Joe Crawford.

EcoReport – July 16, 2015

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The Bogazici University Summer School on Institutions, Justice and Democracy was held this June in Istanbul, Turkey. The event included discussions on environmental justice. Filiz Cicek spoke with one of the attendees, Dr Amrita Baviskar of India.

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.

Today’s Anchors: Julianna Dailey and Phil Caspar.
This week’s news stories were written by Linda Greene, Norm Holy, Jordan Guskey and David Murphy. Our feature was produced by Dan Withered. Our broadcast engineer is Dan Withered. This week’ s calendar was compiled by Filiz Cicek. EcoReport is produced by Dan Young and Filiz Cicek. Executive producer is Joe Crawford.

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