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Daily Local News – August 18, 2014

Bloomington Transit began operations out of the newly built downtown public transit center today, with several slight adjustments to route times; Monroe County should soon be processing its own recyclables; The Monroe County School Board is an elected body tasked with overseeing the local public school system; A national group is pressing Indiana to adopt a climate action plan.

The 2014 Kids County data book was released this month – evaluating the well being of children in each state. Today, WFHB news director Alycin Beketsh speaks with Indiana Youth Institute President and CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz about Indiana’s childhood poverty rate for today’s community report.

Ronald Arruejo, a Be More Volunteer Award nominee for his work with the PACE (Panthers Achieving Credits and Enrichment) program at Bloomington High School South, talks about the rewards of working with high school students and seeing them figure out that with hard work they can learn anything and everything they need. Also, more volunteer opportunities to work with children and in education from the Volunteer Network.

Our Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker, along with the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network
Our engineer today is Chris Martin,
Audio production by Dan Withered

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