On February 1st, local legislators sat down to summarize recent activities in the statehouse in one of their quarterly legislative updates. Speakers included: Bob Heaton, Peggy Mayfield, Eric Cook, Matt Pierce and Mark Stoops. This event was recorded on location at the Showers Building by Community Access Television Services for Standing Room Only on WFHB.
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Host Doug Storm speaks with candidates for the Democratic Primary Election for Indiana Congressional District 9, the seat currently held by Republican Todd Young.
Guests: William “Bill” Bailey, James McClure, and J.S. Miller.
“What kind of Democrat are you?”
Topics include Climate Change, NSA surveillance, and Public Education.
Ellettsville is hiring a new administrator to manage its town government; With the goal of improving safety on local roads, the Monroe County Plan Commission cleaned up its sign ordinance on March 18th; One of Bloomington’s wastewater treatment plans is running out of room to store the city’s waste; The 12th Annual Homeward Bound 5K Walk will take place on Sunday, April 13th; A circuit court judge says Monroe County is running out of money to run its Youth Services Bureau and pay for juvenile probation officers; Bloomington Transit altered some new bus routes to accommodate concerns from the Monroe County Public Library; The Books and Beyond Project is co-sponsoring an IU Cinema film series with the Global-Village Living Learning Center, and its first film will air tonight at 7 pm; This week on The Strike Mic, a conference brings together faculty and students from across the country to talk about common struggles and their plans for the future.
INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
Jamie Andree, Director of the Low Income Taypayer Clinic, is back to help clear up some confusing tax questions and help make sure your filing is as painless as possible.
Anchors: Casey Kuhn, Nick Tumino
Today’s headlines were written by Chelsea Hardy and Sierra Gardner,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATS week, in partnership with Community Access television services
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County – Thank you to Ashley Hall for her years of work on the show.
Our engineer is Rob Powell
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.
Clarence Boone and William Hosea welcome Dr. Raymond Wise, director of the IU African American Choral Ensemble.
A native of Baltimore, Wise began his musical career at the age of 3, singing gospel music with his family singing group The Wise Singers. He attended Denison University, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in music. He later earned a master’s and a doctorate in music education from The Ohio State University.
In September 2012, Wise joined the African American Arts Institute at Indiana University as director of the African American Choral Ensemble.
Mr. Wise joined Clarence and William to discuss the Choral Ensemble’s annual spring concert set for this coming Saturday, April 5, at the Buskirk Chumley Theater.
Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.
Hosts: Clarence Boone and William Hosea
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin
Queer, transgender, Asian American, Brooklyn based slam poet from Hawaii Kit Yan performs poetry and talks about his tours, performances and the changing attitudes toward gender related identities among the younger generation. Kit will perform in Indianapolis at the Schwitzer Student Center, IUPUI campus on 7 April 2014 at 9 pm. IU alum, Louisiana attorney and Cherokee Indian Becca Riall discusses the ‘special rights’ that Indians enjoy!
Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Associate Producer Sarah Hetrick
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson
Announcer Sarah Hetrick
In today’s EcoReport feature, Kim Ferraro from the Hoosier Environmental Council gives a wrap up on the environmental ramifications of the 2014 Indiana legislative session.
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: Dan Young and Stephanie Stewart
This week’s news stories were written by Linda Greene, Norm Holy, David Murphy, Ruben Solis, Dan Young, and me, Stephanie Stewart. This week’s feature was engineered by Dan Young. 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.
On Wednesday, February 19th the League of Women Voters hosted an informational session on Genetically Modified Organisms with three distinguished speakers. George Hageman, Professor Emeritus in Microbiology at Indiana University opened the program with an overview and some background on the history and uses of genetically modified organisms for agriculture. Then Kyle Cline, National Policy advisor for the Indiana Farm Bureau, and Marti Crouch, a plant scientist at Indiana University and advisor on issues of agriculture and technology, presented their views on the multifaceted sides of this complex issue followed by questions from the audience. This event was recorded on location at the Monroe County Public Library for Standing room only, on WFHB
Larry Barker, Executive Director for the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District, spoke on January 22, 2014 about the benefits of a Material Recovery Facility for Monroe County. Mr. Barker was invited to the Banquet Facility of Upland Brewery on West 11th street to speak by “Green Drinks,” an informal social networking event that meets every month to discuss and debate ideas on making a greener world. The presentation covered the different types of recycling streams, how facilities process them, and the legislative hurdles in setting up such facilities. Mr. Barker’s talk was recorded live on location for Standing room only, on WFHB
Doug Storm hosts the second program focusing on contested Primary elections.
In the studio tonight to present their case for election and to detail their knowledge and experience for the office are Michael Pershing, Stephen Sharp, Cathy Smith and Brad Swain.
Topics covered are the operations of the department including its funding; the nature of the prison population and how it is managed; and the systemic failure of rehabilitation strategies in a population beset by poverty, alcohol and abusive relationships.
Opponents of Duke Energy’s Edwardsport coal gasification plant have lost another battle in the fight to keep Duke from passing on plant development costs to consumers.
Last week, the Indiana Court of Appeal unanimously upheld an Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission ruling in 2012 to allow Duke to increase by 16 percent its monthly charges to its 790,000 Indiana customers to cover increases in costs of its Edwardsport plant.
The appeal to the courts to overturn the IURC deal with Duke was launched by several environmental and consumer groups.
The 618-megawatt plant near Edwardsport had an original 2007 cost estimate of $1.9 billion, but that eventually ballooned to about $3.5 billion. In a 2012 settlement between Duke and the IURC, the commission limited Duke to passing on $2.6 billion of construction costs to its customers. This settlement included the 16 percent rate increase that was the subject of the court appeal.
Duke had been applying this increase to it customers bills since then and, with the court ruling, will continue to do so.
Kerwin Olson of the Citizens Action Coalition say they appealed and are waiting on the ruling.
“We have every intention of taking this as far as we can,” Olson says.
Olson estimates that Duke’s Indiana customers are paying about 15 dollars monthly for the plant which went online last summer.
Since then, it has operated between 10 and 60 percent of capacity.