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Monroe County Deer Study

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Professor Timothy Carter of Ball State University gave a presentation Monday night in the Bloomington City Council
chambers. Carter discussed his study of deer behavior and biology in Monroe County. Only part of Carter’s research
is complete. We bring you a portion of Carter’s talk now for today’s WFHB community report.

Daily Local News – February 19, 2015

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There’s no need to pay the parking meters in downtown Bloomington the next few days; The proposed extension of I-69 from Martinsville to Indianapolis has been a hot topic for Hoosiers, and now INDOT is providing citizens with an opportunity to express their concerns in a public forum;The Monroe County Plan Commission delayed a vote Tuesday on whether to allow a new 40-acre subdivision west of Bloomington; The new teen services and digital creativity center at the Monroe County Public Library is set to open in a matter of days.

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Professor Timothy Carter of Ball State University gave a presentation Monday night in the Bloomington City Council chambers. Carter discussed his study of deer behavior and biology in Monroe County. Only part of Carter’s research is complete. We bring you a portion of Carter’s talk now for today’s WFHB community report.

VOICES IN THE STREET
Your WFHB local public opinion segment

CREDITS
Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele Scott Weddle
Today’s headlines were written by Taylor Telford and Joe Crawford
Along with Alycin Bektesh for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Michael Hilton.
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our engineer today is Jose Rodriguez and Jonathan Goethals.
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Alycin Bektesh
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford.

EcoReport – February 19, 2015

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Last week local residents participating in Global Divestment day joined an estimated 450 events in 60 countries to bring awareness to the connection between climate change and the use of fossil fuels. Correspondent Alycin Bektesh has that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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.

This week’s news stories were written by Linda Greene, Norm Holy and Halle Shine. Our feature and broadcast engineer is Dan Withered. This week’s calendar was compiled by Catherine Anders.
EcoReport is produced by Dan Young, Filiz Cicek, Nancy Jones and Gillian Wilson. Executive producer is Joe Crawford.

Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Financial Request Granted

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The Monroe County Storm Water Management Board allocated half of their yearly Stormwater Education budget during a meeting last week. The Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District was awarded twenty five thousand dollars last year and requested the same amount this year to put toward educational programing. Todd Stevenson, the drainage engineer for the Monroe County Highway department, submitted his recommended budget to the board, which reduced funds to the Soil and Water Conservation District to nine thousand dollars. Stevenson was not present at the meeting last week and a motion was made to table the discussion until next month when he could explain his concerns. Petitioner Jeff Bailey, chairmen of the Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District, expressed disappointment that the discussion has been repeatedly postponed.

Board member Patrick Stoffers stood up for the petitioners, saying the requested funds are available. He pointed out the board has approved other, more expensive projects without much debate. Board Member Julie Thomas said it wasn’t about the money, but that the board needed a clearer explanation of Stevenson’s concerns regarding the allocation of the educational funds.

The Storm Water Management District currently holds a cash balance of more than 2 million dollars and has yet to collect the storm water fee from residents this year. Stoffers made a motion to grant the Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District the full twenty five thousand dollars that it was requesting, The motion passed 3-1.

Better Beware! – Supplement Scams

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Almost half the population of America take herbal supplements – and now it turns out that some of the most popular brands don’t contain the herbs on the label! A major health headsup!

New Bill May Repeal Common Construction Wage Law

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A law working its way through the state legislature this week could have serious effects on Indiana’s construction agency. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford has that story.

The exact wages of construction workers around the state can be found at the website for the Indiana Department of Labor.

Daily Local News – February 18, 2015

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Six short films from local artists will be part of a competition at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre this Sunday; Trash and recycling collection in Bloomington is cancelled for tomorrow; Last week the Monroe County Council discussed the need for increased public transportation in the area; A lifetime combining a love of music and public service has won an IU professor the 2015 Black History Month Living Legend award; The Bloomington Board of Public Works approved infrastructure last week to measure contaminants in the Johnson Hardware Building; The Monroe County Storm Water Management Board allocated half of their yearly Stormwater Education budget during a meeting last week.

FEATURE
A law working its way through the state legislature this week could have serious effects on Indiana’s construction agency. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford has that story.

BETTER BEWARE!
Almost half the population of America take herbal supplements – and now it turns out that some of the most popular brands don’t contain the herbs on the label! A major health headsup!

CREDITS
Anchors: Kelly Wherley, Taylor Telford
Today’s headlines were written by Carmen Gozalo, Taylor Telford and Joe Crawford
Along with Alycin Bektesh for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish
Our feature was produced by Joe Crawford
Our engineer today are Adam Reichle and Matt Gwaltney
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford
Managing Producer is Alycin Bektesh

IU Professor David Baker To Be Honored With Black History Month Living Legend Award

A lifetime combining a love of music and public service has won an IU professor the 2015 Black History Month Living Legend award. David Baker has spent decades exploring and excelling in many facets of music. A gifted composer and musician, Baker has penned over 2,000 pieces and been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy, and has performed all over the world. As a conductor, Baker has been at the helm of several musical enterprises, and currently serves as the conductor and artistic director for the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks orchestra. As an educator, Baker is the president of the International Association of Jazz Educators, a distinguished professor of Jazz and Chairman of the Jazz Department at IU’s Jacobs School of Music. Baker’s long resume of public service also includes his roles as senior consultant for music programs at the Smithsonian, being a member of the National Council on the Arts and the American Symphony League Board of Directors. Some of Baker’s notable awards include a Lifetime Achievement Award, Jazz Educational Hall of Fame Award, and Downbeat Magazine’s New Star Award. Baker will be honored at the City of Bloomington’s Black History Month gala on February 28th at the Hilton Garden Inn at 245 N. College Ave.

The Second Red Carpet Affair Will Be Held At The Buskirk-Chumley Theatre Sunday

Six short films from local artists will be part of a competition at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre this Sunday. The competition will be part of the second edition of a theatre event known as the Red Carpet Affair. Rebecca Stanze (STAN-zuh), the associate director of the theatre, says the aim is to keep the event open to artists from as many different backgrounds as possible.

The films are all less than 3 minutes long. They cover a variety of topics, from bullying to roller-skating. They are mainly centered around Bloomington, which is reflected in titles such as “the B-line” or “The other Mid-west.” The Red Carpet Affair, which also includes the screening of the 87th Academy Awards ceremony, as well as film related games and prizes, is open to public of all ages. Stanze says the winner of the short film contest will be able to use the theatre to further pursue their interest in film. The winner will be essentially granted rent time for using the theatre for their own creative purposes.

The theatre doors will open at 7 pm on Sunday for the general event and short-film competition, followed by the Academy Award ceremony screening at 8.30. The event is free but there will also be a VIP area, which will provide refreshments and for which tickets can be purchased calling 812-323-3020. All money raised will go to fostering local film artists.

Interchange – Bloodier Than Tarantino: The Real Slave Narrative and Its Complexities

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The last few years in particular have seen a re-popularization of slave narratives: from Tarantino’s fictional Django Unchained to the award-winning 12 Years a Slave. But why did ex-slaves argue for their humanity through narratives rife with depictions of life in a brutal system which treated them as beasts? What were the stakes and aims for ex-slaves narrating their fight from savage beast to man? And what can we learn from them now?

Guests

Maisha Wester, an Associate Professor in Indiana University’s Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, and author of African American Gothic: Screams from Shadowed Places.

Stephanie Li, the Susan D. Gubar Chair in Literature and professor in the Department of English, and author of Something Akin to Freedom: The Choice of Bondage in Narratives by African American Women, and most recently of Signifying without Specifying: Racial Discourse in the Age of Obama.

Discussed in the program:
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Written by Herself, by Harriet Jacobs.
My Bondage and My Freedom, by Frederick Douglass
The Bondwoman’s Narrative, by Hannah Crafts

Credits
Producer & Host: Doug Storm
Board Engineer: Jonathan Richardson
Social Media: Carissa Barrett
Executive Producer: Joe Crawford

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