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Daily Local News – October 30, 2014

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Bloomington Police have arrested suspects in the armed robbery of the Circle K Gas Station that took place at approximately 12:19 this morning; A Monroe County Council member is raising concerns about plans for a new parking garage in downtown Bloomington; Bloomington firefighters are struggling with a new computer dispatch system that went live September 22nd; In a study conducted by the Applied Research and Education Center at IU Southeast, a research team found that the poverty rate in four Southern Indiana counties increased by nearly 60 percent from 2000 to 2010; Indiana University’s second annual Diversity Leadership Conference is this Saturday, Nov 1st; This week Lorraine Merriman Farrell, 2014 Chair of the Monroe County Election Board announced that the Monroe County Clerk’s office has finalized all staffing needs for the 2014 General election.

FEATURE
Discussing aging issues, such as living arrangements, finances, dating, end-of-life decisions and driving, early and often can save families years of heartache, tension and even legal battles. Yet, research indicates that about two-thirds of American families put off these conversations, either because they are uncomfortable with the topics or they just don’t know where to start. The “40-70 Rule®” program resources, developed in part by Home Instead, are available through Area 10 Agency on Aging and Home Instead, which includes an Action Plan for Successful AgingSM and other resources to help ease these conversations between adult children and their parents” Today correspondent Jennifer Whitaker speaks with Joe Yonkman of Home Instead for today’s wfhb community report.That was WFHB Correspondent Jennifer Whitaker speaking with Jon Yonkman about Home Instead and conversations that will help the aging process for all families.

VOICES IN THE STREET
Tomorrow is Halloween, and even though the scariest part might be the chance of snow late Friday night, Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors about some of their best past costumes and what some of their fondest memories of the celebration are.

CREDITS
Anchors: Carissa Barret & Scott Weddle
Today’s headlines were written by Taylor Telford, Cathi Norton and Anson Shupe
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was engineered by Dan Withered with Correspondent Jennifer Whitaker
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley, with Correspondent Taylor Telford
Our engineers are Jose Rodriguez and Jonathan Goethals
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh

Daily Local News – October 29, 2014

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The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will have extended hours on Monday and Tuesday for voters needing photo ids; IU announced today that Dr. Sue Carter will become director of the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University beginning November first; The Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research (CNetS) on the IU campus is at the cutting edge of researching how information spreads on social media such as Twitter; For the fifth year in a row, the City of Bloomington is offering residents a chance to win a free home energy assessment, worth several hundred dollars; The Indiana University Office of Sustainability will be holding its Third Annual Food Summit on Friday, November 7th; On October 23 a joint press release from the office of Governor Mike Pence and the Indiana Commission on Public Records announced a new partnership with Ancestry.com to digitalize 13 million birth, death and marriage certificates in time for the state’s 2016 bicentennial; The Monroe County Commissioners invite the public to a special Veterans Day ceremony to be held at the Monroe County Court House on Tuesday, November 11th at 10:00 a.m.

FEATURE
Local Comedian Matt Alano Martin is releasing his debut album tomorrow night on the same stage of his first stand up performance more than five years ago. WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh met with Matt and asks about building a career on comedy here, for todays community report.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
Let’s keep kids safe! Here’s our regular reminder about what to watch out for — and what you don’t need to worry about — on this annual Fright Night.

CREDITS
Anchors: Cathy Norton, Kelly Wherley
Today’s headlines were written by Susan Northleaf, Anson Shupe, Sarah Panfil, Sophia Saliby
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish
Our feature was produced by Alycin Bektesh
Our engineers are Adam Reichle and Brian Lloyd
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes
Managing Producer is Joe Crafword
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh

Daily Local News (每日地方新闻) October 29,2014 – polar vortex phenomenon (极地涡流现象)

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Local residents, along with everyone east of the Rocky Mountains, have been shivering under sub-zero temperatures for the last couple of days. – 当地居民,以及落基山脉以东居民,在过去的几天一直在零度以下的温度.

Daily Local News (每日地方新闻) October 29,2014 – IU Media School (IU媒体学院)

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October 17 Indiana University will inaugurate its newest school on the Bloomington campus. the Media School–10月17日, 美国印第安纳大学揭幕在布鲁明顿校区其最新学校-媒体学院

Daily Local News – October 28, 2014

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A public open house will be held by the group “I-69 Development Partners” to allow the public to address the planned construction on I-69 Section 5 between Bloomington and Martinsville; A recent study from Indiana University associate
professors of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Ashlyn Nelson and Beth Gazley, found that the number public school-supporting charities rose dramatically from 1995 to 2010, as did the impact of their fundraising efforts; According to a press release from a private literary foundation, two authors with Indiana origins have won Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards; Indiana University is investing $7 million in a new Complexity Institute; After months of discussion, Ellettsville won’t be combining its streets and utilities departments.

FEATURE
The Republican Party caucus in the state assembly has released its legislative agenda for the upcoming 2015 session. The statement lists what the GOP describes as four major issue categories that it wants to address: budget, education, ethics, and public safety. The Daily Local News asked Peggy Mayfield, Republican house member for District 60 – Martinsville, which includes part of Bloomington and Monroe County, to talk about these issues and others. With regard to the budget, the party aims for a balanced budget with no increase in taxes or borrowing. However, recently, revenues have fallen below earlier expectations. We asked Representative Mayfield how her colleagues plan to deal with this potential shortfall.

CREDITS
Anchors: Casey Kuhn, Chris Martin
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Anson Shupe and Cathi Norton
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access
Television Services.
Our feature correspondent is David Murphy
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Ryan Stacey and Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County.
Our engineer today is Anna Legge
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – October 27, 2014

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The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission released an energy efficiency report this month that conflict with moves by the Indiana legislature earlier this year; Indiana University is going forward with the construction of a new fraternity house for the university’s chapter of Phi Gamma Delta, known as FIJI; Fewer Monroe County voters than usual have cast ballots so far in this year’s midterm election; The rules for Bloomington streets are up for review; Hoosier Hysteria, Indiana University’s kickoff for their basketball season, was not only an event for school spirit; This Saturday, the Hoosier Hills Food Bank’s (HHFB) fourth “Annual Canstruction” event concludes at the College Mall just in time for “Mall-o-ween”—the Mall’s annual trick-or treat event from 6-8 p.m.

FEATURE
The Indiana State NAACP State Convention Conference was held in Bloomington this weekend, and included workshops on health, veterans affairs, environmental climate and justice and an awards banquet. The keynote speaker of the conference was Cornell William Brooks, the president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. WFHB Correspondent William Hosea spoke with Brooks about racial tensions in America and, in light of next week’s election, voter suppression, for today’s community report.

ACTIVATE!
Our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community.

CREDITS
Anchors: Maria McKinley, Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy and Sophia Saliby
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Alycin Bektesh with correspondent William Hosea
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker,
Our engineer is Chris Martin,
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – October 23, 2014

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Yesterday morning the Bloomington Police Department responded to a call of possible human remains being found on a vacant lot at Arlington Valley Mobile Home Park located at 1600 North Willis Drive; A group studying proposals for a new recycling facility in Monroe County raised questions at a meeting October 16th; The city of Bloomington utilities department has awarded a three year contract to Gripp Incorporated to monitor city wastewater; On October 20th, The Richland Bean Blossom School Board sent their respects to the family of recent graduate Josiah Winks who died in a single-car collision on October 18th.

FEATURE
This week the convention center downtown played host to hundreds of people interested in the new I-69, both in Indiana and beyond. WFHB Assistant News Director was on hand for the I-69 Summit and he brings us this report.

VOICES IN THE STREET
Yesterday, the Indiana State Health Departament annouced the establishment of a call center for the public to ask questions regarding the Ebola Viurs Disease. Health Representatives can be reached at 877-826-0011Monday through Friday to answer questions about symptoms, screenings and diagnoses. Voices in the Street asked your friends and neighbors about the Ebola virus and the threat it poses to the US and the world at large.

CREDITS
Anchors: Scott Weddle & Carolyn VandeWiele
Today’s headlines were written by Joe Crawford and Alycin Bektesh
in partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Joe Crawford
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley, along with Correspondent Taylor Telford
Our engineers today are Jonathan Goethals and Jose Rodriguez
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – October 22, 2014

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Three Hoosier swimmers are using crowdsourcing to raise money for their Olympic dreams; Last week Governor Pence announced that his administration would not seek a federal education grant that could have brought up to 80 million dollars to Indiana to fund pre-kindergarten education; Yesterday the Indiana State Health Department announced the establishment a call center for the public to ask questions regarding the Ebola Virus Disease; Monroe County is days away from finishing what one official says is a nearly final draft of some much-debated zoning rules; Monroe County is preparing to spend $2 million on new projects, mostly aimed at making county buildings more energy efficient.

FEATURE
A group of citizens continues to work to delay a measure adopted by the Bloomington City Council to thin out the deer population at Griffy Lake – this week’s council meeting here, in today’s community report.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
Ebola is a very serious problem, but the worst danger we face right now is unscrupulous people pushing the panic button. Scammers and politicians are trying to use the outbreak to swindle you, and here’s why you don’t have to let them get away with it.

CREDITS
Anchors: Kelly Wherley, Cathi Norton
Today’s headlines were written by Susan Northleaf, Alycin Bektesh and Anson Shupe
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish, and Anson Shupe
Our engineer today is Adam Reichle
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes
Managing Producer is Joe Crafword
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh

Daily Local News – October 21, 2014

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Indiana University President Michael McRobbie unveiled a five year plan last week; The Indiana State Board of Education delayed the release of the Department of Education’s A-to-F School Accountability grades until November 5th; IU alumnus and Hollywood producer Michael Uslan is joining the new Indiana University Media School as a Professor of Practice in film; In 2013, Yorktown, Indiana passed an ordinance imposing time restrictions on door-to- door canvassing and solicitation “after the hour of 9:00 p.m. or sunset, whichever is earlier.”

FEATURE
Bloomingfoods Market and Deli Cooperative held its annual meeting of the membership last week. The General Manager and Board president both addressed the crowd of more than 300 attendees, focusing their summaries on the recent efforts of Bloomingfoods workers to join a union. There were also break out discussions focused on the unionization efforts, management/employee relations, and board communications. WFHB correspondent David Murphy attended the meeting, and spoke with Bloomingfoods President Tim Clougher. Their discussion, here, in today’s community report.

CREDITS
Anchors: Casey Kuhn, Chris Martin
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Cathi Norton, and Anson Shupe
Our feature was produced by David Murphy and Alycin Bektesh
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Ryan Stacey, in partnership with the
Monroe County Public
Our engineers are Anna Legge and Carissa Barrett
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh

Daily Local News – October 20, 2014

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Monroe County is moving forward with plans to build a parking garage in downtown Bloomington; Indiana is ramping up efforts to protect Hoosiers from the Ebola Virus; The Monroe County Branch of the NAACP will be hosting the 2014 NAACP State Convention this weekend; The city of Bloomington is sponsoring an event to provide citizens with information on the 2014-2015 Indiana Health Insurance Marketplace and the Affordable Care Act; The I-69 Regional Summit “Driving Opportunity” sponsored by the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce is tomorrow at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center from 8-5 PM; A recently released “report card” from the Indiana Coalition for Public Education for Monroe County and South Central Indiana examines four bills from the 2013 legislative session that have had significant impact on public schools in Indiana and the education policies of the state.

FEATURE
WFHB Correspondent David Murphy attended Bloomingfood’s annual meeting last week and an accompanying rally by those who support a recent effort by workers to form a union. Today we hear comments from the rally for our Daily Local News community report.

ACTIVATE!
Our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community.

CREDITS
Anchors: Alycin Bektesh, Dan Young
Today’s headlines were written by Anson Shupe and Sophia Saliby
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by David Murphy and Dan Withered
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker,
Our engineer today is Chris Martin,
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

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