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Daily Local News – September 19, 2013

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The Tocqueville Program at Indiana University Bloomington will kick off the fall 2013 series tomorrow; The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce  will hold an  Education Forum with Indiana Superintendent Glenda Ritz in Bloomington on October 1st; On Monday the Richland Bean Blossom School Corporation approved a field trip to Germany, despite concerns from some Board members; South Central Indiana’s late summer dry spell is coming to an end today and tomorrow with rain showers already soaking Bloomington this afternoon and the possibility of severe thunderstorms tomorrow; Tomorrow the IU men’s and women’s cross country team is hosting the Intercollegiate Cross Country Meet starting at 3:30 pm

FEATURE
Farm Bill Vote Goes to House: How it May Effect the Hungry
The Senate passed a version of the Farm Bill earlier this summer, but the House of Representatives splits the bill into two sections before their vote. The house was predicted to vote on an amendment that would cut forty billion dollars to food assistance programs today. WFHB news director Alycin Bektesh looks in to how these cuts would effect indiana’s hungry, for today’s daily local news feature exclusive.

VOICES IN THE STREET
It’s been more than a year since President Obama claimed the use of chemical weapons would be a red line in the Syrian conflict.  And recently Syrian President Assad took Secretary of State John Kerry up on his suggestion that a relinquishing and a full inventory of their chemical weapon stockpiles would be a way out of using military force.  How the Syrian conflict resolves itself is still yet to be seen, so Voices in the Street asked your friends and neighbors how the US should deal with this and if military force is justified.

CREDITS
Today’s headlines were written by Yin Yuan, Mike Glab, and Jalisa Ransom,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, in partnership with community access televisions services
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley, with correspondent maddie Glen
Our broadcast engineer is Sarah Hettrick
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes
The Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh

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