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Andrea Murray Reflects on Life as a Female Journalist

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Early in her career, veteran Bloomington newspaper editor Andrea Murray faced a choice that would define her professional existence: a high-profile gig at a major corporate newspaper, or return home to cover stories in her community. She followed her heart. Murray joined the staff of the Bloomington Herald-Times as a part-time copy editor in 1987 and retired in 2014 as Managing Editor, concluding a 27-year run at the paper. Last month Murray spoke to journalism students at IU as part of a panel discussion of women in media, where she reflected on the challenges and triumphs of a life dedicated to saying “yes” to her audience. Instructor and moderator Chad Carrothers and his class of J200 students are surprised to find out that Murray’s original intent was broadcast…but THAT class was full.

That was veteran Bloomington newspaper editor Andrea Murray speaking to journalism students at IU earlier this year. IU instructor and former WFHB General Manager Chad Carrothers moderated that discussion. To hear Murray and three other local women journalists discuss the challenges women face in the newsroom, you can go to wfhb.org.

Voices In The Street – Craft beer is a cause for good cheer: On location at the 5th Annual Bloomington Craft Beer Festival

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The Brewers of Indiana Guild was organized in 2000 to provide a unifying voice for the craft breweries and brewpubs of Indiana—which are closing in on 100 in Indiana alone. For five years in a row, Bloomington has hosted its craft beer festival and voices in the street hit the festival to ask folks why they love going.

EcoReport – May 28, 2015

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Bowden Quinn talks about a controversial development at Indiana Dunes State Park.

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: Linda Lightner and Glenn Lightner.
This week’s news stories were written by Linda Greene, Norm Holy, and Dave Murphy. Our feature was produced by Norm Holy. Our broadcast engineer is Dan Withered. EcoReport is produced by Dan Young and Filiz Cicek. Executive producer is Joe Crawford.

EcoReport – Indiana Dunes

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Bowden Quinn talks about a controversial development at Indiana Dunes State Park.

IN Nature – Eastern Screech Owl

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Hydraulic Fracking A Concern For Hoosiers

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The state of Oklahoma has experienced an increased number of earthquakes in recent years and researchers there say the seismic activity appears to be linked to oil and gas drilling. Specifically, the earthquakes seem to be connected to the use of hydraulic fracking, a process that also occurs in parts on Indiana. WFHB correspondent Kyle Boen looked into whether Hoosiers should be worrying about increased risk of earthquakes and we bring you that story now in this WFHB exclusive.

Better Beware! – Phony Phone Tactics

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Scammers who call on the phone demanding money deserve anything they get – so here’s some ideas on how to turn the tables on ‘em!

Daily Local News – May 27, 2015

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An armed man and an accomplice robbed the People’s State Bank on Bloomington’s East side yesterday evening; The City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development Department announced yesterday that applications are now available for its 2015 Citizens’ Academy program; Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has joined a national lawsuit against four cancer charities accused of scamming millions of dollars from donors; The proposal to extend the life of the west-side TIF district is on the table once again; The Jack Hopkins Social Services Funding Committee announced its recommendations, for funding allocations, to local non-profit organizations, for 2015.

FEATURE
The state of Oklahoma has experienced an increased number of earthquakes in recent years and researchers there say the seismic activity appears to be linked to oil and gas drilling. Specifically, the earthquakes seem to be connected to the use of hydraulic fracking, a process that also occurs in parts on Indiana. WFHB correspondent Kyle Boen looked into whether Hoosiers should be worrying about increased risk of earthquakes and we bring you that story now in this WFHB exclusive.

BETTER BEWARE!
Scammers who call on the phone demanding money deserve anything they get – so here’s some ideas on how to turn the tables on ‘em!

CREDITS
Anchors – Kelly Wherley and Araceli Gomez
Today’s headlines were written by Ivy Bridges, Jerrod Dill and Jack Hanek
Along with David Murphy for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services
Better Beware was produced by Richard Fish
Our feature was produced by Doug Storm
Our engineers today are Adam Reichle and Matt Gwaltney
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford

Cancer Charities Accused of Fraud; 137 Million Dollar Settlement Already Agreed Upon

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has joined a national lawsuit against four cancer charities accused of scamming millions of dollars from donors. That’s according to a press release from the AG’s office. The plaintiffs include the Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The FTC has accused the charities of squandering donations on personal expenses, including cruises and dating site memberships. According to the New York Times, the charities collected $187 million between 2008 and 2012, but spent less than 3% on actual aid. They are also accused of filing fraudulent statements with state regulators and making false claims in promotional materials. Two of the charities have already agreed to a $137 million settlement, and will be dissolved. Funds recovered in the settlements will be distributed to the states for donation to legitimate charities. The charities accused of fraud are the Cancer Fund of America, Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services and The Breast Cancer Society.

Interchange – A Power Unto Itself: Scott Horton on the National Security Elite

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Host Doug Storm is joined by Scott Horton, attorney and contributing editor at Harper’s Weekly, author of the recent book, The Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Foreign Policy, and author of the essay “Company Men: Torture, treachery, and the CIA,” which appeared in the April issue of Harper’s.

Discussed
The Senate Report on Torture as “historical” rather than an “oversight” document (which should happen in real time).
Torture as an effective propaganda tool, not intelligence gathering.
The cooperative media, national security reporters fed lies they dutifully report.
A “better angel”: Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov was a Russian nuclear physicist, Soviet dissident and human rights activist.
John Brennan as the most influential person in the world.
The CIA has its own air force. There’s a direct flow-through from the torture program to the drone program.
Richard Bruce Cheney as THE lord of secrecy.
Private Contractors create more secrecy.

Guest
Scott Horton is a contributing editor at Harper’s magazine and a recipient of the National Magazine Award for reporting for his writing on law and national security issues. Horton lectures at Columbia Law School and continues to practice law in the emerging markets area. A lifelong human rights advocate, Horton served as counsel to Andrei Sakharov and Elena Bonner, among other activists in the former Soviet Union.

Related
Senate Intelligence Committee Study on CIA Detention and Interrogation Program
Scott Horton: “Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Foreign Policy” (Book Excerpt)

Music
“Girl Trouble” from the motion picture soundtrack From Russia With Love, by John Barry and His Orchestra
“Spies in the Wire” by Cabaret Voltaire
“I Kill Spies” by Agent Orange

Credits
Host & Producer: Doug Storm
Board Engineer: Jonathan Richardson
Executive Producer: Joe Crawford

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