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Emily’s List And Glenda Ritz Are Out To Replace Mike Pence

The women’s political organization Emily’s List has announced that Governor Mike Pence is at the top of its twenty-sixteen election cycle targets.  Emily’s List seeks to get pro-choice Democratic women elected to office. The group has what it calls an On Notice list of sixteen incumbent Republicans at all levels of the government.  Pence is the first governor to be targeted in the upcoming election cycle. Emily’s List outlined several reasons for opposing Pence.  The organization disagrees with his signing of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Before it was amended, that bill would have effectively made it legal for businesses to discriminate against LGBT people. Pence also supported legislation to strip Planned Parenthood of all federal funding and he repeatedly opposed equal pay bills. Pence could have a female opponent in the twenty-sixteen election. State Superintendent for Public Instruction Glenda Ritz has announced she will seek the Democratic nomination for governor. If elected, Ritz would be the first woman governor of Indiana.

Indiana Ranks 43rd In Economic Growth

Indiana has one of the weakest economies in the United States, according to figures released today by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis. The country as a whole saw its gross domestic product grow at two-point-two percent last year. But in Indiana, the GDP grew by just point-four percent. That puts Indiana behind forty-three other states in terms of economic growth. The Bureau considers GDP growth to be the most comprehensive method for measuring economic activity. The report indicates that Indiana did well in regards to manufacturing, real estate, and retail sales. But that success was countered by significant declines in other sectors, such as construction and agriculture.

Interchange – The Path of Least Resistance: The Obama Presidency

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What are we to make of a president who appears on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis?

David Bromwich opens his Harper’s Magazine piece, “What Went Wrong: Assessing Obama’s Legacy” with the claim “Any summing-up of the Obama presidency is sure to find a major obstacle in the elusiveness of the man.” He seeks to define the man and his presidency in article after article, and essay after essay.

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David Bromwich is the Sterling Professor of Literature at Yale University. He’s written on civil liberties and America’s Wars for the New York Review of Books. He also publishes essays on politics in the Huffington Post, the London Review of Books and Harper’s Magazine. His most recent books are Moral Imagination which is a collection of essays and The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke.

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama

Of Interest
Strip Search Nation” by David Bromwich

Music
“You Dropped a Bomb On Me” by The Gap Band
“Funky President” by James Brown
“The Wake-up Bomb” by R.E.M.

Credits
Producer & Host: Doug Storm
Board Engineer: Jonathan Richardson
Executive Producer: Joe Crawford

Bring It On! – June 8th, 2015

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Cornelius Wright and Clarence Boone welcome Rev. Dennis Laffoon.

PART ONE
On tonight’s show, Cornelius and Clarence welcome Rev. Dennis Laffoon, pastor of Bethel A.M.E. church. He joins us this evening to offer some insight on relevant issues that challenge the black church as well as discuss highlights of a recent community forum on ways to positively interact with law enforcement.

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

CREDITS
Hosts: Cornelius Wright and Clarence Boone
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Books Unbound – The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes, Conclusion

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The Life Of Lazarillo de Tormes, His Fortunes and Misfortunes concludes with an improbably happy ending. Lazarillo is a clueless but sly servant boy who learns to survive a series of abusive masters through trickery and petty crime.

Published anonymously in the 16th century, Lazarillo was one of only six novels banned by the Index of Prohibited Books during the Inquisition. This classic of Spanish and world literature is also an early example of the picaresque novel, episodic fiction in which a roguish protagonist evades conventional authority and navigates a series of predicaments. Novelist Jane Smiley calls Lazaro the first protagonist in fiction to represent the ordinary person whose primary concern is eking out a living. Set mostly in Toledo, Spain, the novella is also notable for its depiction of poverty amid the anti-poor laws enacted during the period, and the changing attitudes toward charity in an increasingly capitalist society.

Excerpted from the translation of Robert S. Rudder, the Books Unbook presentation of The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes is newly expanded from a version first broadcast in the fall of 2014 as part of a series on classic satiric fiction. Tony Brewer is the reader, Sarah Torbeck the host, and Berklea Going the announcer.

The episode was written and produced by Cynthia Wolfe, with production assistance from Robert Shull and Doug Storm.

Lazarillo features period music by the 16th-century Spanish composer Diego Ortiz, who was born in Toledo, as performed by Jordi Savali on his albums La Folia and Recercadas del Trattado de Glosas. Books Unbound theme music by The Impossible Shapes.

Series producer: Cynthia Wolfe
Executive producer: Joe Crawford

Daily Local News – June 8, 2015

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Dallas Maverick’s owner Mark Cuban is giving IU Athletics $5 million to create the Mark Cuban Center for Sports Media and Technology; The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is extending its deadline for online survey responses to June 26th. The 9th annual Spencer Pride Film Festival took place on Saturday.

FEATURE
Recent legislation at the federal and state levels has been aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse and improving treatment for those addicted. But the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence, whose mission is to do the same, believes more needs to be done. WFHB News correspondent Jordan Guskey looked into the Center’s 2015 national strategy update and how Indiana shapes up for today’s WFHB Community report.

ACTIVATE
Phillip Addison, director of this year’s Monroe County Civic Theater’s Shakepeare in the Park, talks about community theater, his experience and his choice of Cymbeline for this year’s offering. Also, more ways to volunteer in the theater from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network.

CREDITS
Anchors: Maria McKinley, Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by Kara Tullman, Jordan Guskey and Sierra Gardner
Along with David Murphy for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Jordan Guskey
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker, along with the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network
Our engineer is Chris Martin
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive producer is Joe Crawford

Activate! – Monroe County Civic Theater: Phillip Addison

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Phillip Addison, director of this year’s Monroe County Civic Theater’s Shakepeare in the Park, talks about community theater, his experience and his choice of Cymbeline for this year’s offering. Also, more ways to volunteer in the theater from the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network.

LINKS
Monroe County Civic Theatre
Civic Theater
Cardinal Stage Team
BPP’s Arts Fair on the Sqaure Volunteers

CLAAD Recommends Policies to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

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Recent legislation at the federal and state levels has been aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse and improving treatment for those addicted. But the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence, whose mission is to do the same, believes more needs to be done. WFHB News correspondent Jordan Guskey looked into the Center’s 2015 national strategy update and how Indiana shapes up for today’s WFHB Community report.

Hola Bloomington – June 5, 2015

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Los locutores de Hola Bloomington Minerva Sosa e Israel Herrera entrevistan a Nikhil Shah y Gabriela Escobio, estudiantes que se gradúan de la high school. Hablan sobre sus experiencias en la escuela y que son sus planes para el futuro.

Hola Bloomington’s hosts Minerva Sosa and Israel Herrera interview Nikhil Shah and Gabriela Escobio, local students that recently graduated from high school. They discuss their experiences and what their plans are for the future.

bloomingOUT – June 4, 2015

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Tonight, hosts Jeff Poling and Olivia Davidson interview interns Jacob Samples and Andrew Sims about their work on the show. The music tonight was “Good Guys” by Mika. BloomingOUT would like to wish everyone a happy Pride month!

Credits

Hosts Olivia Davidson, Jeff Poling

Executive Producer Joe Crawford

Producer Olivia Davidson

Board Engineer Jorge Guillen and Andrew Sims

Social Media Coordinators Megan McCullough, and Jacob Samples

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