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Strange Stones Still Being Surveyed in Hoosier National Forest

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After some investigation at the Hoosier National Forest, where unusual rock structures have been discovered, theories are forming about the excavations.

Volunteers and archaeologists have been excavating a 19th-to-early-20th century German farmstead near the Ohio River, along with ten domes made up of stacked stones.

According to Heritage Resource Specialist Angie Krieger, one possible explanation for the rock formations comes from the Civilian Conservation Corporation (that’s CCC), a public work relief program founded during The Great Depression.

Krieger says “The CCC were very active in the German era in the 1930’s and 1940’s, and did a lot of building and construction in stone.”

Timothy Baumann, archeology curator at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture in Tennessee, is involved with this investigation.

While no conclusions have been made, Baumann says that no artifacts were found in the surrounding area, adding to the formation’s mystery.

Strike Mic – October 08, 2013

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A group of Indiana University Students have been meeting in the Indiana University Memorial Union every Monday evening for more than a year.

The group is a crucial component in bringing attention to IU employment practices, tuition increases, and the current lack of minority representation on campus.

The assembly in collaboration with WFHB, brings weekly updates of the work to inform our listeners of the practices of IU administration, and the work being done to address labor issues on campus and in our community.

This is…The Strike Mic.

Tune in to the Daily Local News every Tuesday for a new edition of The Strike Mic, a weekly update from your friends and neighbors working to strengthen the voice of IU students and staff.

Bring It On! – October 7, 2013

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On a special Fall Pledge Drive episode, William Hosea and Bev Smith replay our February interview with Ms. Nancy Streets-Lyons

PART ONE
The Indiana University Neal-Marshall Alumni Club will be hosting a reunion on the weekend of October 18 through the 20th. One of the keynote speakers during the weekend is Nancy Streets-Lyons, the first women of color who was crowned Miss IU. She accomplished this back in 1959. On a special Fall Pledge Drive episode of Bring It On!, we replay her interview from February when the Miss IU organization paid tribute to her during their 2013 pageant.

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

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

Daily Local News – October 7, 2013

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Central Indiana Jobs with Justice is planning a training session to prepare for an Indiana campaign to increase the federal minimum wage; Indiana University has received a five-year, six million dollar award to expand its operation of N-Wave, the science network for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Of the 3.4 million Indiana working-age adults 25 to 64 years old, only thirty-three point eight percent hold a two or four year college degree; At its September 29th meeting, the Ellettsville Town Council debated two competing resolutions, on whether or not the town should allow convicted offenders to complete community service for the town as part of a corrections and rehabilitation process.

ACTIVATE
Rick Detweiler discusses his experience as a volunteer in the Wonderlab Exhibits Department, and tells us how you can become a Wonderlab volunteer, on Activate! Our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community.

CREDITS
Anchors: Maria McKinley, Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by Yin Yuan, Yvonne Cheng, and Nick Tumino,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services.
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker.
Our engineer is Chris Martin,
Editor is Drew Daudelin,
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

EcoReport – October 3, 2013

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In today’s EcoReport feature, the Sierra Club’s Jody Perras talks with Correspondent Joe Crawford about new EPA rules on power plant emissions.

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: Kristina Wiltsee and Dan Young.
This week’s news stories were written by Linda Greene, Norm Holy, and Dan Young.
This week’s feature was engineered by Joe Crawford.
This week’s calendar was compiled by Kristina Wiltsee.
Our broadcast engineer is Dan Withered.
Producers for EcoReport are Kelly Miller and Dan Young.
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – October 4, 2013

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Members of the Bloomington City Council expressed support for next year’s budget at a recent hearing; A local organization called Affordable Care Act Volunteers of Monroe County will host a series of events, aiming to help the public sign up for the insurance provided by the act.

VOLUNTEER CONNECTION
Local organizations scout the listening area for service help on Volunteer Connection, linking YOU to current volunteer opportunities in our community.

CREDITS
Anchors: Helen Harrell, Roscoe Medlock
Today’s headlines were written by Lauren Glapa and Yin Yuan,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Volunteer Connection is produced by Wanda Krieger, in partnership with the city of Bloomington Volunteer Network.
Our engineer is Harrison Wagner,
Editor is Drew Daudelin,
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

bloomingOUT – October 3, 2013

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IU LGBT Alumni Association President Mike Shumate provides information about their fund raising campaign to support LGBT specific scholarships.  A new edition of “Out on the Street” with Nick Tumino seeks public opinion in response to fundraising efforts for LGBTQA student scholarships.  At large Representative on the Bloomington Common Council Susan Sandberg stops by to chat about the new council resolution stating support for same sex marriage. Vice President of Spencer Pride Jacob Balash also stops by to talk about their fund raising event at the Tivoli Theatre on 9 October featuring the film “The Birdcage” and the Quarryland Men’s Chorus.

 

www.alumni.indiana.edu/affiliates/glbt/index.html

www.bloomington.in.gov/council

www.spencerpride.org

 

Producer Carol Fischer
Executive producer Alycin Bektesh
Associate Producer Sarah Hetrick
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original theme music provided by Mikial Robertson
Announcer Sarah Hetrick
Guest co-host Nick Tumino

 

IU President McRobbie Announces Huge Media Digitization Initiative

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Earlier this week, Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced a comprehensive $15 million Media Preservation and Digitization Initiative. The Indiana University collections of video, recorded music and other media will be preserved and made accessible through an extensive digitization process.

Mark Land, Associate Vice President for Public Affairs, compliments the commitment to preserve the materials in digital format.

“Over the course of nearly 200 years of history, IU has accumulated a vast amount of material,” Land says, “Things that have scholarly or research importance. All of this material that has historical value will be preserved for future generations by digitizing them.”

According to Land, the proposed work is of a larger scale than that being done by any other universities. The plan is not only to preserve the material but also make it available to help support university research and education

“The plan is not only to digitize it but make it accessible for others and make it public,” Land says, “We have a history of being a leader in big data initiatives, from an IT perspective. We hope to have enough expertise to help other universities do the same thing.”

Land says the plans for the digitization have already been established. Many people throughout the university will help to decide what will be preserved, and the university information technology group will lead the digitization process.
The initiative will be funded with $15 million over the next five years. The money will come in equal parts of the president’s office, the Office of Research Administration, and IU Bloomington’s Provost office.

Monologue “Justice John Paul Stevens Dissents” Performance October 4th

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The monologue “Justice John Paul Stevens Dissents” will be held on October 4 in Bloomington.

The monologue was written by local activist James Allison, and will be performed by actor, violinist and school board member Lois Sabo-Skelton. Sabo-Skelton says that they are doing the event on behalf of the Move To Amend Organization.

“The two ideas is that a corporation is not a speech and money is not a speech, and that’s what ‘Justice John Paul Stevens Dissents’ is all about.” Sabo-Skelton says.

The monologue, based on Stevens’ dissent from the 2010 Citizens United ruling, focuses on the corruptive potential of limitless corporate spending in our elections.

The performance will be followed by a question and answer period, and a reception.  The performance is directed by Steve Krahnke, lighting and sound are by Andy Beargie. Sabo-Skelton explains her reasons for being involved in the performance.

“I am a violinist, I am an individual artist and I am very concerned about keeping our individual rights in our county,” Sabo-Skelton says, “Today, everything is so unequal with corporations having so much money that I feel like I have to come forth as an individual citizen and speak up.”

The performance will be held at 7pm on Oct 4th. It will take place in the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2110 Fee Lane in Bloomington.

It is free and open to public.

Salvation Army Annual Harvest Festival Dinner and Auction On October 12

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The Salvation Army’s Annual Harvest Festival Supper and Auction is Saturday October 12.

All proceeds benefit the work of the Salvation Army worldwide.

“The dinner is a traditional, Indiana dinner,” Peter Iversen, Community Relations of Salvation Army says, “The auction is where we take donated items from local businesses and the proceeds go to support Salvation Army efforts around the world to address different issues of poverty.”

The Salvation Army is a not-for-profit operating in Bloomington and in 124 countries worldwide. Iverson says that Salvation Army has a social services center in town that offers emergency financial assistance for those in need.

The supper begins at 4:30pm on October 12. The auction begins at 6:30pm and will be hosted by Williams Auctioneering. Items to be auctioned include IU/Purdue Football tickets, an Xbox Kinect, a 50” LCD television, and IU apparel.

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