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Activate! – American Red Cross: June Taylor

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June Taylor of the American Red Cross tells her story and talks about the holiday basket fundraising campaign, for Activate! Our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community.

Activate! – Wildcare: Amanda Wrigley

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Amanda Wrigley talks about Wild Care’s mission and the upcoming Holiday Bazaar.

Activate! – Earth Care Bloomington: Molly O’Donnell & Ben Brabson

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Molly O’Donnell, Bloomington’s “Be More” Volunteer award winner, and Indiana University Climate Scientist Ben Brabson, talk about Earth Care Bloomington and its mission to promote sustainability.

Daily Local News – November 4, 2013

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Union and management at the local General Electric plant have reached an agreement around the personnel layoffs that the company announced in September; The City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development Department will host a workshop next Thursday, November 14th; The Richland Bean Blossom School Board didn’t get enough votes October 21st to approve a teacher handbook that was supported by the teacher union and the administration; Indiana University is part of a five-year research program that focuses on detecting and defending against cyber-attacks.

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Additional I69 Pollution Complaints Filed
This morning a landowner in Southern Monroe County filed his 11th formal complaint since March, about pollution in the waterways near his home. Much like his previous complaints, as well as those of his neighbors, Thomas Tokarski provided photos that show the creeks and streams filled with brown, sediment-filled water. The cause is erosion from the Interstate 69 right-of-way, where crews have been clearing vegetation for months. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has cited contractors working on the project with failure to control the erosion, and some contractors have been forced to stop construction altogether while they deal with the issue. But Tokarski says they haven’t fixed the problem, and the rain storms late last week led to even more contamination. Assistant News Director Joe Crawford spoke with Tokarski, and we bring you that conversation for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

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Molly O’Donnell, Bloomington’s “Be More” Volunteer award winner, and Ben Brabson, Indiana University Climate Scientist, talk about Earth Care Bloomington and its mission to promote sustainability, on Activate, our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community.

CREDITS
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Yin Yuan, and Allison Schroeder,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Joe Crawford.
Activate was produced by Jennifer Whitaker,
Our engineers were Lauren Glapa and Chris Martin,
Editor is Drew Daudelin,
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Activate! – Monroe County CARES: Tom Cox

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Tom Cox talks about the work and purpose of Monroe County CARES, our local connection to the Drug Free Indiana program on Activate! Our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community.

Activate! – Joanne Shank: Bloomington Arts Alliance

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Joanne Shank discusses the work of the Bloomington Arts Alliance, including the October 22nd Artist After Hours – a visual arts summit starting at 6pm at The Venue.

Activate! – Area 10 Agencies: Mary Boutain

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Mary Boutain talks about the Area 10 Agencies work in Monroe and Owen County, including Owen County’s largest free health fair in recent memory happening on October 18th.

Activate! – Wonderlab: Rick Detweiler

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Rick Detweiler discusses his experience as a volunteer in the Wonderlab exhibits department and tells us how you can join Wonderlab as a volunteer.

Activate! – Monroe County Humane Association: Sarah Delone

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Sarah Delone, MCHA Education Program Director, talks about the Monroe County Human Association’s work as well as their big October fun-and-fund raising events, Barktoberfest and Run for the Animals.

Daily Local News- September 30, 2013

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Indiana District 9 Representative Todd Young speaks about the midnight federal funding deadline; Some Hoosiers can expect to get a credit from the BMV next time they make a payment either online or at an office; The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department are seeking entries from creative builders, inventors, and engineers for the Great Bloomington Pumpkin Launch on November 2nd.

FEATURE
ACA Employee Notification Deadline
Another deadline for complying with the Affordable Care Act is tomorrow, and local employers are struggling to follow the law. Assistant News Director Joe Crawford has the story for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

ACTIVATE
Sarah Delone, MCHA Education Program Director, talks about the Monroe County Human Association’s work as well as their big October fun-and-fund raising events, Barktoberfest and Run for the Animals.

CREDITS
Anchors: Maria McKinley, Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy and Chris Martin
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker.
Our engineer is Lauren Glapa and Chris Martin
Editor is Drew Daudelin,
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

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