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IU Cinema Hosts Free Film Program Dedicated to Queer Media Artists of Color

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To celebrate National Coming Out Day October 11, the Black Film Center Archive of Indiana University, several IU departments, and Bloomington PRIDE will co-sponsor a free film program at the IU Cinema.

Brian Graney, archivist at the Black Film Center, talks about the program, called “Exploding Lineage! Queer of Color Histories in Experimental Media.”

“The film is a curated program of 14 experimental short films,” Graney says, “It was curated by through the organization Queer Rebels Productions, which was established to showcase the works of queer artists of color.”

National Coming Out Day is an international celebration and observance of individuals who publicly identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. Tomorrow’s film program curators, KB Boyce and Celeste Chan, will attend to introduce the program, and follow it with a question and answer session.

“Exploding Lineage!” starts October 11 at 6:30 pm.

bloomingOUT – October 10, 2013

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African American drag king performer and filmmaker KB Boyce and queer Asian-American activist and artist Celeste Chan stop by the studio to chat about the production company they founded in San Francisco for queer artists of color called Queer Rebels Productions.  They also provide information about their film series “Queer Rebels of the Harlem Renaissance” showing at the IU Cinema Friday night 11 October. President of Black Equity Indy Sinceray Jackson is in studio to discuss various issues related to racism that especially effect the black queer community.

 

www.queerrebels.com

www.blackequityindy.org

 

Producer Carol Fischer

Executive producer Alycin Bektesh

Associate Producers Sarah Hetrick and Nick Tumino

News Director Josh Vidrich

Original theme music provided by Mikial Robertson

Announcer and board engineer Sarah Hetrick

EcoReport – October 10, 2013

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In today’s feature, we have our semi-annual fund drive.

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: David McFarland and Rebecca Ellsworth.
This week’s news stories were written by Joe Crawford, Linda Greene, and Norm Holy. 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.

EcoReport – October 10, 2013

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The Indiana Department of Transportation responds to complaints about erosion along the I-69 corridor in southern Monroe County.

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 Joe Crawford, Linda Greene, and Norm Holy. 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.

Monroe County Council Still Working To Cut Back On Spending

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The Monroe County Council held its last day of budget hearings September 19th. The Council continued to push departments to cut back on spending next year.

At the beginning of the final hearing, County Treasurer Cathy Smith asked for permission to hire a fifth full-time employee for her office.

“Frankly we have a lot of new work and have our hands full,” Smith said, “The only way we can keep a balanced budget with the new requirements is if we cut an employee.”

Although Smith said the fifth position was necessary, due partly to new state and county laws that require more work from her office, Council members said it seemed the office would manage with less staff.

Council member Rick Dietz asked how Smith would handle the new work.

“We’d have to have someone part-time to be able to handle cash,” Smith said, “We have to be very diligent about taking money correctly, and the only way we can do it is have that part-time personnel.”

The Council agreed to budget an extra $1,500 to help the office pay part-time staff.

Later in the hearing, the Council debated whether to add another $10,000 to its community grant service program, which was recently renamed in honor of former Council member Sophia Travis.

Council member Cheryl Munson said it was important to increase the budget each year. “I support this proposal because I think it’s important to increase the community service funding every year, which it has not,” Munson said, “It hasn’t kept pace with the yearly increases in the county’s growth rate. Our county grows at a consistent rate than the state does.”

The Council later approved the increase despite opposition from members Ryan Langley and Marty Hawk. At the end of the hearings, the County still had a projected budget deficit of $316,000.

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.

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