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The Vast Influence of Indiana University’s Collins Living Learning Center

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To any Indiana University outsider, the Collins Residence Center is just like any other residence hall. However the residence hall made the news last year when transgender actress and former IU student Laverne Cox said she switched from another dormitory to Collins Living and Learning Center for a more welcoming atmosphere. WFHB wanted to find out what makes Collins different than other residence halls on campus, and how that influences students who stay there. Correspondent Kara Tullman spoke with two former Collins residents as well as the residence hall director for today’s WFHB community report.

Daily Local News – June 30, 2015

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Professional rescuers and volunteers continued the search for eighteen year old Marina Boelter last weekend; IU’s Maurer School of Law announced last week that they will be opening a new clinic to help Monroe County veterans denied benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs; A new poll from Bellwether Research shows bad news for Governor Mike Pence; The Monroe County Commissioners have approved the rezoning of the historic Borland-Rockland property; Calling all artists: the Bloomington Arts Commission in conjunction with the Arden Place Neighborhood Association is requesting a site-specific artwork commission.

FEATURE
To any Indiana University outsider, the Collins Residence Center is just like any other residence hall. However the residence hall made the news last year when transgender actress and former IU student Laverne Cox said she switched from another dormitory to Collins Living and Learning Center for a more welcoming atmosphere. WFHB wanted to find out what makes Collins different than other residence halls on campus, and how that influences students who stay there. Correspondent Kara Tullman spoke with two former Collins residents as well as the residence hall director for today’s WFHB community report.

CREDITS
Anchors: Casey Kuhn and Chris Martin
Today’s headlines were written by Jerrod Dill, Kara Tullman and Kyle Boen
Along with David Murphy for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Kara Tullman
Our engineer is Harrison Wagner
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford.

Bring It On! – June 29, 2015

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William Hosea and Doris Sims welcome Cornelius Wright and Beverly Calender-Anderson.

PART ONE
On tonight’s show, William and Doris welcome B.I.O. contributors Cornelius Wright and Beverly Calender-Anderson, as we host a roundtable discussion of the recent current events affecting the African-American community nationwide so far this summer.

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

CREDITS
Hosts: William Hosea and Doris Sims
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 – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Two: Relations

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The second part of Books Unbound’s summer series on Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902) features “Lucy Tavish’s Journey “ (1867), a romantic tale read by Renee Reed that throws a few satiric elbows. Young Lucy Tavish sets out in new clothes bought by hay and cheese to have her first independent adventure, exposing herself to an unpredictable, sordid world. But before she even gets off the train, she’s found a safe destination. Like most of Stoddard’s stories, “Lucy Tavish’s Journey” centers on male-female relationships, but her ostensibly happy endings are often perplexing. A self-declared “difficult” woman, Stoddard herself had a lasting marriage but was blamed for estranging her husband from his friends.

The Stoddards lost two of their three sons, one as an infant and the other at age six. Elizabeth published several poems of mourning for her sons, including “Unreturning” (1868), read by Antonia Matthew. “Unreturning” is accompanied at the end of the episode with the poem “Testament” by Carolyn M. Rodgers, which is dedicated to the congregation of Mother Emanuel AME in Charleston, South Carolina, in memory of their loved ones killed in the June 17 shooting at the church. Rodgers is a poet from the South Side of Chicago who was an early member of the Black Arts Movement. Her poem is read by Renee Reed.

Sarah Torbeck reads two of Stoddard’s letters from 1865 that mention Lincoln’s assassination, and the couple’s friendship with the actor Edwin Booth, the pro-Lincoln brother of John Wilkes Booth. Stoddard abruptly juxtaposes this event with personal, even narcissistic concerns, and with adoration for her surviving son—suggesting unresolved themes of family, blood, race and politics in the Civil War era that underlie her superficially conventional fiction.

Special music comes from the Piano Quintet in F Minor of Johannes Brahms, published in 1865. The quintet was performed by Jorja Fleezanis, Wu Han, Ian Swensen, Ralph Kirshbaum, and Cynthia Phelps, and was recorded live at the Music@Menlo chamber music festival in 2005. Music for the poetry segment comes from Brahms, the Adagio movement of his Piano Trio in B Major, performed by the Beaux Arts Trio.

“Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part One: Mrs. Stoddard” was produced, written and edited by Cynthia Wolfe, with production assistance from Heather Perry, Sarah Torbeck, and Jack Hanek. The series will continue after a break for a special episode on July 4.

Executive producer: Joe Crawford

Books Unbound theme music: The Impossible Shapes

Hola Bloomington – June 26, 2015

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Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington  Minerva Sosa, Carlos Bakota y Luis Hernandez hablan con abogada de inmigración Christie Popp sobre DACA, DAPA y la reforma migratoria. Además, se habla sobre las mujeres y niños que se encuentran en lugares de detención y los comentarios controversiales que hizo Donald Trump.

Hola Bloomington’s hosts Minerva Sosa, Carlos Bakota and Luis Hernandez interview immigration lawyer Christie Popp. They talk about DACA, DAPA and immigration reform. In addition, they discuss the number of women and children that are currently in detention centers and the recent controversial comments from Donald Trump.

bloomingOUT – June 25, 2015

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Tonight, hosts Olivia Davidson and Ryne Shadday discuss the latest news headlines as well as the impending SCOTUS decision regarding same-sex marriage. The music tonight was “I Still Love You” by Jennifer Hudson. BloomingOUT would like to wish everyone a good end to this year’s Pride Month.

Credits

Hosts Ryne Shadday, Olivia Davidson

Executive Producer Joe Crawford

Producer Olivia Davidson

Board Engineer Andrew Sims

 

EcoReport – June 25, 2015

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In Today’s EcoReport Feature, Sycamore Land Trust Communications Director Katrina Folsom discusses their effort with the State of Indiana to establish the Bean Blossom Bottoms Conservation Area.

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.

Today’s Anchors: David Lyman and Julianna Dailey.
This week’s news stories were written by Linda Greene and Norm Holy. Our feature was produced by Dan Withered. Our broadcast engineer is Dan Withered. Live production manager is Phil Kasper. This week’ s calendar was compiled by Filiz Cicek. EcoReport is produced by Dan Young and Filiz Cicek. Executive producer is Joe Crawford.

EcoReport Feature – The Bean Blossom Bottoms Conservation Area

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In this EcoReport Feature, Sycamore Land Trust Communications Director Katrina Folsom discusses their effort with the State of Indiana to establish the Bean Blossom Bottoms Conservation Area.

IN Nature – The Opossum

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This IN Nature segment features the Opossum.

Better Beware! – Fraud Increasing

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The explosion of con games puts us all in the front lines against fraud, and these days we’re seeing an increase in “old school” methods like telephone scams. Here’s an overview, and some basic reminders.

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