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Bring It On! – July 13, 2015

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Liz Mitchell and Cornelius Wright welcome Rev. Dr. Bruce Rose.

PART ONE
On tonight’s show, Liz and Cornelius welcome Rev. Dr. Bruce Rose of the Second Baptist Church. He joins us this evening to provide his insight on relevant issues that challenge the black church. This is the second of several black clergy conversations that will be featured on Bring It On!

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

CREDITS
Hosts: Liz Mitchell and Cornelius Wright
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Three: Absence

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Books Unbound resumes the summer series “Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s” after an Independence Day break, with two short stories by this lesser-known innovator in American women’s fiction. Julianna Dailey reads “One of the Days of My Life” (1865), a first-person story that seems like thinly veiled autobiography about the death of a sister and the bond to place. Stoddard lost her own sister and mother within six months of each other when she was twenty-five.

One of Stoddard’s most anthologized stories, “Lemorne versus Huell” (1863) is another first-person story, about a naive young woman who is courted for reasons she grasps only too late. Mary Pat Lynch reads. (The extended podcast contains the complete story; in the broadcast series, the story will continue next week.)

This episode was written, produced, and edited by Cynthia Wolfe, with recording assistance from Heather Perry, who hosts. The announcer is Jack Hanek.

Special music comes from Johannes Brahms, Piano Quintet in F Minor (1865), performed by Jorja Fleezanis, Wu Han, Ian Swensen, Ralph Kirshbaum, and Cynthia Phelps, and recorded live at the Music@Menlo chamber music festival in 2005, and from the Adagio movement of Brahms’ Piano Trio in B Major, performed by the Beaux Arts Trio.

“Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s” continues next week with her novel Two Men.

Executive producer: Joe Crawford
Books Unbound theme music: The Impossible Shapes

Activate! – Habitat for Humanity – IU Chapter

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Kristina Zerfas, president of the IU Bloomington chapter of Habitat for Humanity, talks about the impact that Habitat for Humanity has had on her life in the past 6 years as she moved to high school volunteer to a leadership position at IU. Also, City of Bloomington Volunteer Network offers three ways that you can get involved as a volunteer with Habitat!

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Habitat for Humanity Saturday Build Volunteers
Habitat ReStore
Habitat Food Providers

Indiana University to Analyze Aspects of Drone War

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Beginning tomorrow morning, Indiana University will host a four-day conference exploring the geography, politics and ethics of drone war. Last Tuesday I spoke about the event with IU Assistant Professor of Geography Majed Akhter and Center for Research on Mediated Interaction Director Hamid Ekbia. The conversation first aired on WFHB’s Interchange, which airs each Tuesday at 6 p.m. In this clip from that interview, Ekbia begins by discussing the difference between targeted killings and what are known as signature strikes.

Daily Local News – July 13, 2015

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Bloomingfoods announced today its management has reached a tentative contract agreement with the union representing its hourly staff. Ball State meteorology professor David Call says Indiana’s wet weather is likely to continue through the rest of the month. The Ellettsville Town Council showed favor for a two percent wage increase for town employees last week. The non-profit organization Stop Animal Exploitation Now has file an official complaint against Harlan Laboratories in Indianapolis for maltreatment and negligence of animals.

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Beginning tomorrow morning, Indiana University will host a four-day conference exploring the geography, politics and ethics of drone war. Last Tuesday I spoke about the event with IU Assistant Professor of Geography Majed Akhter and Center for Research on Mediated Interaction Director Hamid Ekbia. The conversation first aired on WFHB’s Interchange, which airs each Tuesday at 6 p.m. In this clip from that interview, Ekbia begins by discussing the difference between targeted killings and what are known as signature strikes.

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Kristina Zerfas, president of the IU Bloomington chapter of Habitat for Humanity, talks about the impact that Habitat for Humanity has had on her life in the past 6 years as she moved to high school volunteer to a leadership position at IU. Also, City of Bloomington Volunteer Network offers three ways that you can get involved as a volunteer with Habitat!

CREDITS
Anchors: Maria McKinley, Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by Jordan Guskey, Joe Crawford and Kara Tullman
Along with David Murphy for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our engineer is Christ Martin
Pur theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Prodcuer is Joe Crawford.

Hola Bloomington – July 10, 2015

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Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Carlos Bakota y Araceli Gómez-Aldana entrevistan dos agentes de la policía estatal, Capitán Ruben Marte y Sgt. Curt Durnil. Los agentes hablan sobre asuntos policiales y consejos sobre qué hacer si eres detenido por un oficial de policía.

Hola Bloomington’s hosts Carlos Bakota and Araceli Gómez-Aldana interview Indiana State Troopers, Captain Ruben Marte and Sgt. Curt Durnil. They talk about important police matters and what to do if you are stopped by a police officer.

bloomingOUT – July 9, 2015

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Join hosts Jeff Jewel and Jeff Poling as they talk with Prism Youth Community’s Laura Ingram, Spencer, and Isaac. Along with the latest LGBTQ+ events and headlines, you will hear tonight’s music: “King” by Doug Locke.

Credits

Hosts – Jeff Jewel, Jeff Poling
Executive Producer – Joe Crawford
Producer – Olivia Davidson
Engineer – Andrew Sims
Social Media Coordinator – Megan McCullough

Local Punk Legends Back Together in Bloomington for Mutant Fest

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On Saturday, July 11th, the Blockhouse and the Backdoor will host the second Mutant Fest. The event features 16 punk rock bands from the Midwest, including some of the original Bloomington punk artists as well as many newer acts. Headliners include Timmy’s Organism, The Panics and The Gizmos. WFHB correspondent Kara Tullman spoke with event coordinator Meagan Scruggs and band members of the Panics and KP&Me for today’s WFHB community report.

Daily Local News – July 9, 2015

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An antitrust lawsuit filed by the U.S. Justice Department against two multinational corporations could decide the fate of 300 workers in Bloomington; The City of Bloomington’s Information and Technology Services Department has announced that inRoads, a new road status information tool, is now available to the public; Bloomington residents should not see an increase in water usage rates until at least next year; The Monroe County Board of Zoning Variance heard a request last week to build a house-deck that would extend into a county protected ecological area on the shore of Lake Monroe; The City of Bloomington has recognized several local people working to preserve historic buildings in the city; Homeowners, renters, businesses and private non-profit organizations that have experienced uninsured damage from severe storms and flooding starting on or after June 7th can fill out a damage report online.

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On Saturday the Blockhouse and the Backdoor will host the second annual Mutant Fest. The event features 16 punk rock bands from the Midwest, including some of the original Bloomington punk artists as well as newer acts. Headliners include Timmy’s Organism, The Panics, and the Gizmos. WFHB correspondent Kara Tullman spoke with event coordinator Meagan Scruggs and band members of the Panics and KP&Me for today’s WFHB community report.

VOICES IN THE STREET
Our weekly public opinion segment.

CREDITS
Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele, Scott Weddle
Today’s headlines were written by Kara Tullman, Jerrod Dill and Jordan Guskey
Along with David Murphy for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Kara Tullman.
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our engineer today is Joe Crawford
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford.

EcoReport – Bird Banding in Greene County

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WFHB correspondent Bob Kissel recently interviewed Jess Gwinn and Maureen Forest from their rural Greene County bird banding station about their 5-year participation in the national research program mapping avian productivity and survivorship.

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