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Indiana’s membership nonprofits hard hit through recessions


In the latest report in a series of nonprofit examinations authored by Indiana University professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs Kirsten Grønbjerg, findings show that membership-based nonprofits are especially hard hit by economic recessions.

Indiana Nonprofit Membership and Related Employment, 1995-2011

BPAC Protests Drone Use


A demonstration this evening on the courthouse square is part of a larger day of action called Days of Remembrance, a nationwide effort to bring attention to United States drone use.

“The U.S. drone program operates outside of the rule of law, essentially acting as judge jury and executioner,” says Timothy Baer, an organizer with Bloomington Peace Action Coalition

Names being read during the event are compiled by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism from news sources in the regions that have been hit by done attacks, a part of a larger project by BIJ called “Naming the Dead.” The names will include 62 school children killed in an attack to a religious school in Pakistan.  Baer says reading the names out loud brings a human element to a military tactic that has removed the hardships of war from those who carry out the attacks.

“Those who are killing people, they are removed from the kill-zone,” says Baer. “They are typically thousands of miles away.”

Today’s rally is being held on the courthouse square between 5 and 6 pm, coinciding with events nationwide as well as a quilt exhibition also protesting the use of drones on display in the Monroe County Public Library through May 18th.  The Bloomington Peace Action Coalition has proposed a local resolution for passage by the Bloomington City council.  Baer says it is important for local legislatures to take a stand against actions made by the federal government, and sees continued drone warfare as increasing safety risks in America.

“The actions we are taking are in no way decreasing terrorism, they are without a shadow of a doubt increasing it, we are essentially creating more enemies than can be destroyed.”



9:20pm update, 100% of Precincts reporting

Contested Races Only




BILL BAILEY     45.00%            

JAMES R. McCLURE, JR.                      

J.S. MILLER            



KATHY LOWE HEIL                 

MARK G. JONES                 

TODD YOUNG 82.00%  




ASHLEY (SKOOGLUND) CRANOR                      

LINDA K. ROBBINS            71.69




STEPHEN E. SHARP             

CATHERINE (CATHY) SMITH               

BRAD SWAIN          49.65%                  










BARAK (BARRY) JAYNE                          



Voter Dataprimary election turnout two Provided by Monroe County Clerk’s Office:


primary election turnout one


Interchange – Taking the Measure of Raintree County

Courtesy of the Estate of Ross F. Lockridge, Jr.

Courtesy of the Estate of Ross F. Lockridge, Jr.

Host Doug Storm introduces the three-part series Taking the Measure of Raintree County.

Perhaps it needn’t be said that Raintree County is novel with a history.  We take a first step tonight into the geography of the novel with the aid of three guests who will provide a kind of compass rose to help locate us in the mythical world of Ross Lockridge, Jr.

Don Gray, emeritus professor of English literature at Indiana University; Eric Sandweiss, Carmony Chair, Department of History and Editor of Indiana Magazine of History; and Cherry Williams, Curator of Manuscripts at The Lilly Library at Indiana University.

Bring It On! – May 5, 2014


William Hosea and Clarence Boone welcome Portia Maultsby, Professor Emerita of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University.

Recognizing that student talent and interest in Black performance styles could foster the development of such ensembles as a vital part of academic coursework, the IU Soul Revue was established in 1971 by Herman C. Hudson with Ethnomusicologist Portia K. Maultsby was appointed as the ensemble’s first director.

She served in this capacity for 10 years. Demonstrating a repertoire based in R&B, soul, and other forms of urban Black popular music, the “Revue” would become America’s first collegiate Black popular music ensemble offered for academic credit, under ethnomusicologist Professor Maultsby’s direction.

Portia joins William and Clarence to discuss this years spring concert and reflect on her distinguished teaching career upon her retirement at the end of the semester.

Headline news of interest to the African-American community.

William and Clarence reflect on BIO’s recent recognition after receiving an award from the Indiana Society of Professional Journalist annual awards banquet in Indianapolis.

Hosts: William Hosea and Clarence Boone
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 – May 1, 2014


The Bloomington Peace Choir is live in studio and performs many selections from their professional repertoire.  In honor of national holocaust remembrance day Helen talks about the effects of the holocaust on the lesbian and gay community on an edition of Queer History.

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

EcoReport – May 1, 2014


In today’s EcoReport feature, Piret Harmon, General Manager of the Scotts Valley Water District in California, discusses the newly announced state-of-emergency drought covering all of California, and how it is affecting the state’s economy and environment.

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: Kelly Miller and Kristina Wiltsee
This week’s news stories were written by Joe Crawford, Linda Greene, Chelsea Hardy, Norm Holy, and Stephanie Stewart. 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.

The condom industry and public health research


On April 1st James Craigie and others spoke as part of the IU school of Public Health’s lecture series. The lecture was titled. Advancing Public Health Is Good for Business: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Life Sciences. Specifically the lecture is about the synergetic partnership of large corporations and research entities. Speakers included James Craigie Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Church & Dwight Co., Inc, Michael Reese with the School of Public Health, Bruce Weiss, Vice President of Marketing for Trojan and others. This event was recorded on location the IU Memorial Union  for Standing Room Only, on WFHB.

Interchange – A Passion to Preserve: Gay Men as Keepers of Culture


Host Trish Kerle’ interviews author, Will Fellows, whose book, A Passion to Preserve: Gay Men as Keepers of Culture, documents an American social movement rendered nearly invisible by most historians. Fellows believes there’s ample evidence that gay men have long been extraordinary preservers of history and that this inherent interest is the result of a “psychologic androgyny” of masculine and feminine qualities. He discusses five patterns of behavior in gay men who are preservation-minded that he has identified: gender atypicality, domophilia, romanticism, aestheticism, and connection- and community-mindedness.  Fellows says, “we who begin our lives as boys, who are not like other boys, grow into men unlike other men.” 

Bring It On! – April 28, 2014


Bev Smith and Clarence Boone welcome Dr. Tyron Cooper, three-time Emmy award nominee and the director of the IU Soul Revue.

The IU Soul Revue was founded in 1971, with ethnomusicologist Portia K. Maultsby appointed as the ensemble’s first director. Over the course of the last 40 years, the “Revue” has wowed audiences not only locally but across the country with dynamic performances of timeless R&B, Soul, Funk, and contemporary Black popular music styles delivered by its commanding male and female vocal ensemble, powerful horn line, and tight rhythm section.

Joining Bev and Clarence on the show is current Director of the IU Soul Revue, and three-time Emmy nominee, Dr. Tyron Cooper. Dr. Cooper talks about what to expect from the Revue at their upcoming spring concert.

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

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

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