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Daily Local News – January 21, 2014

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Purdue University officials confirmed today that one man was fatally shot and one suspect was taken into custody following a shooting that occurred on campus around noon; Bloomington Transit announced it has awarded contracts for exterior design and art work for the new Downtown Transit Center; The Monroe County Public Library’s Board of Trustees discussed the negative effect parking meters are having on library patrons; The citizens advisory committee to the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District discussed plans for supporting a new recycling facility; Jury selection started today in the trial of the former manager of the Little Nashville Opry House that burned down in 2009; A non-profit children and family services provider is holding free monthly information sessions in Bloomington about becoming a foster parent.

FEATURE
Legislation Introduced to Prevent Demolition Six Historic Houses on IU Campus
A local state legislator has introduced a bill that would prevent Indiana University from demolishing six historic houses to make room for a new fraternity house. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford spoke with Representative Matt Pierce about the measure for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
Credit card scams and identity theft aren’t as rare as you think. Learn how to protect yourself from fraud, and find out about resources you can use to become a more informed consumer.

CREDITS
Anchors: Casey Kuhn, Nick Tumino
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy and Chelsea Hardy,
Our feature was produced by Joe Crawford.
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County.
Editor and engineer is Drew Daudelin, executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – January 17, 2014

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The Bloomington City Council debated how to balance automobile, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic at a meeting on Wednesday; The Monroe County Council moved toward increasing the salary of Chief Public Defender Michael Hunt by about fourteen thousand dollars last week; Indiana has received a D+ grade from the American College of Emergency Physicians, or ACEP, a national medical society that creates annual report cards for each state grading conditions under which emergency care is delivered.

FEATURE
Indiana University Vice President and General Counsel Jackie Simmons spoke before the Indiana House of Representative’s Judiciary committee on Monday, during consideration of House Joint Resolution 3, the proposed constitutional amendment outlawing same sex marriage.

VOLUNTEER CONNECTION
Indiana University Vice President Jackie Simmons on HJR-3
A weekly snapshot of how people of all ages can match their time and talents to local needs. Each week Volunteer Connection brings you the “featured five” – five ways to get involved NOW! Volunteer Connection is a co-production of WFHB and the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network, working together to build an empowered, vibrant, and engaged community!

CREDITS
Anchors: Helen Harrell, Bill Daugherty
Today’s headlines were written by Drew Daudelin,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Alycin Bektesh
Volunteer Connection is produced by Wanda Krieger, in partnership with the city of Bloomington Volunteer Network
Our engineer is Nick Tumino
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh

Daily Local News – January 15, 2013

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Indiana University Men’s Basketball archived a big win last night against the previously unbeaten Wisconsin Badgers; The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department announced today that it is looking for someone to serve a two-year term on its Environmental Resources Advisory Council, or ERAC; State Representative Peggy Mayfield was appointed to the House Ways and Means Committee last week by Speaker Brian C. Bosma; On January 9th the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District’s Board of Directors turned away a pro-recycling activist who asked to be on the District’s advisory committee.

FEATURE
Indiana Governor Mike Pence delivered his 2014 State of the State address last night, to a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly in the House Chambers. We bring you some of that speech now, for today’s WFHB feature report.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
Our weekly consumer watchdog segment Bloomington Beware! discusses department store cyber-security.

CREDITS
Anchors: Cathi Norton, Kelly Wherley
Today’s headlines were written by Drew Daudelin and Alycin Bektesh,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services.
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish,
Ilze Akerbergs produced our feature.
Our engineer today is Jim Lang,
Editor is Drew Daudelin,
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News- January 14, 2014

This week on The Strike Mic, members of the Indiana University assembly are holding a day of action in support of the prisoners at Westville Correctional Facility; Local police are receiving ongoing reports of parking meter vandalism in Bloomington; The proposed restructuring of classes at Fairview School that brought angry parents to school board offices has been stopped; This is the last week to set out Christmas trees and wreaths for pickup by the City of Bloomington Sanitation Department.

FEATURE
International Adoption and Cultural Identity: One’s Mother’s Story
The U.S. State Department reports nearly 9,000 children were adopted abroad by U.S. families last year. The number of international adoptions has risen in recent decades, and adopting abroad can pose unique questions for parents as they help their growing children to frame their own identities. Now, the story of Bloomington mother Victoria McQueen’s experience guiding her daughter’s growing sense of identity. American Student Radio reporter Sudeshna Chowdhury brings us the story for today’s WFHB feature report.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
Understanding your credit report and score is an essential piece of financial stability. Learn how to access your credit report, what it all means, and how to address credit problems on this week’s episode of WFHB’s weekly financial segment The Ins and Outs of Money.

CREDITS
Anchors: Shayne Laughter, Nick Tumino
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Drew Daudelin, and Alycin Bektesh.
Our feature was produced by Sudeshna Chowdhury.
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County.
Editor is Drew Daudelin, engineer and executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – January 14, 2014

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This week on The Strike Mic, members of the Indiana University assembly are holding a day of action in support of the prisoners at Westville Correctional Facility; Local police are receiving ongoing reports of parking meter vandalism in Bloomington; The proposed restructuring of classes at Fairview School that brought angry parents to school board offices has been stopped; This is the last week to set out Christmas trees and wreaths for pickup by the City of Bloomington Sanitation Department.

FEATURE
The U.S. State Department reports nearly 9,000 children were adopted abroad by U.S. families last year. The number of international adoptions has risen in recent decades, and adopting abroad can pose unique questions for parents as they help their growing children to frame their own identities. Now, the story of Bloomington mother Victoria McQueen’s experience guiding her daughter’s growing sense of identity. American Student Radio reporter Sudeshna Chowdhury brings us the story for today’s WFHB feature report.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
Understanding your credit report and score is an essential piece of financial stability. Learn how to access your credit report, what it all means, and how to address credit problems on this week’s episode of WFHB’s weekly financial segment The Ins and Outs of Money.

CREDITS
Anchors: Shayne Laughter, Nick Tumino
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Drew Daudelin, and Alycin Bektesh.
Our feature was produced by Sudeshna Chowdhury.
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County.
Editor is Drew Daudelin, engineer and executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – January 13, 2014

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Re-opening after the holidays has not gone smoothly for Fairview Elementary, as conflict erupted between parents and school administrators; After months of debate and several revisions, the Ellettsville Town Council passed new regulations on second-hand shops December 23rd; The Indiana House Judiciary Committee decided this morning to delay a vote on HJR-3, the bill that would change the Indiana Constitution to state that only heterosexual couples have marriage rights in Indiana; The Ocwen Financial Corporation of Georgia and its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing, have agreed to a two-point-one billion dollar joint state-federal settlement with Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, forty-eight additional attorneys general, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

FEATURE
Factory Farms Offered More Protection in Proposed Amendment
Until late last week, the Hoosier Environmental Council was gearing up for a fight against a proposed amendment to the Indiana Constitution. The amendment included language the council said protected factory farms and other controversial farming practices. But some key language was removed from the amendment before it was filed last week. Assistant News Director Joe Crawford spoke with Kim Ferraro from the council for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

ACTIVATE!
Leslie Abshier and veteran volunteer, Vonnie, talk about the work of LifeDesigns, Inc and the upcoming Art of Chocolate fundraiser, part of Bloomington’s 10th annual Week of Chocolate.

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

Daily Local News – January 10, 2014

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The Bloomington Police Department is seeking tips regarding four bank robberies that have occurred in Bloomington since December 4th; The Bloomington Blood Donation Center will have extended hours next week, to offset the shortfall in donations caused by the recent snow and cold temperatures; Last week the Monroe County Board of Zoning Appeals gave a homeowner permission to build an addition on his house despite concerns from a neighbor; The main branch of the Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington was closed virtually all day Wednesday due to a water leak;Monroe County residents can now sign up for notifications from the new Monroe County Alert system.

FEATURE
The Future of Hoosier Energy
A state law enacted in 1985 requires bi-annual electricity demand studies to be conducted and turned in to the state’s Utility Regulatory Commission. The State Utility Forecasting group has just released the latest study, and concluded that electricity demands are set to plateau and electricity rates are on the rise. WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh spoke with Douglas Gotham, director of the State Utility Forecasting Group, about the results and their implications for the future of Hoosier energy, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

VOLUNTEER CONNECTION
Local organizations scout the listening area for service help on Volunteer Connection, linking YOU to current volunteer opportunities in our community.

CREDITS
Anchors: Helen Harrell, Roscoe Medlock
Today’s headlines were written by Lauren Glapa and Michael Glab,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Sarah Hettrick.
Volunteer Connection is produced by Wanda Krieger, in partnership with the city of Bloomington Volunteer Network.
Our engineer today is Alycin Bektesh,
Editor is Drew Daudelin,
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – January 9, 2014

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The Indiana Legislature made steps today to progress a marriage amendment that would change the Indiana Constitution to state that only heterosexual couples have marriage rights in Indiana; A statewide rule requiring the drug testing of certain medical patients is at the center of a class action lawsuit filed yesterday; Motorists on State Road 37 will soon begin to see workers cutting down trees, on the twenty-one mile stretch of highway from Bloomington to Martinsville.

FEATURE
WFHB and The Ryder Magazine Present an Interview with Cartoonist Nate Powell
Cartoonist Nate Powell has become one of the most recognized names in the graphic novel industry. Born in Arkansas and eventually making his way to Bloomington, Powell makes stops in New York and other cities operating an indie record label, fronts for a combination punk band and puppet show, and
works with the developmentally disabled. His latest graphic novel, called March: Book One, is the story of civil rights pioneer and Georgia Congressman John Lewis. Powell spoke with correspondent Michael Glab for this feature report, the first of a series jointly produced by WFHB and The Ryder Magazine.

VOICES IN THE STREET
A new year is here, a time for reflection and resolution. How are people in Bloomington resolving to improve themselves and our world? In this special edition of Voices in the Street, WFHB went on-location to local taverns, neighborhood parties, and of course the streets of Bloomington to find all about hopes and dreams for 2014.

CREDITS
Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele, Scott Weddle
Today’s headlines were written by Alycin Bektesh and Joe Crawford.
Our feature was produced by Michael Glab.
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our engineer is Sarah Hettrick.
Editor is Drew Daudelin,
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – January 8, 2014

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A local peace activist has put out an urgent call for people to voice their opposition to a U.S. Senate bill that, he claims, would derail President Obama’s current efforts to peacefully stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons; Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives Brian C. Bosma announced the House Republican Legislative Agenda this morning, at the Indiana House of Representatives Chamber; The Monroe County Commission approved a six-hundred-and-thirty thousand dollar contract on December 27th for healthcare at the county jail.

FEATURE
Correspondent Doug Storm speaks with Micol Seigel, Indiana University Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies and the Department of History, about the American Studies Association boycott of Israeli Universities and IU President Michael McRobbie’s condemnation of the boycott, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
Consumer watchdog Richard Fish exposes scams in south central Indiana.

CREDITS
Anchors: Cathi Norton, Kelly Wherley
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy and Drew Daudelin,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services.
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish, with correspondent Andrew Huddleston.
Ilze Akerbergs produced our feature, with correspondent Doug Storm.
Our engineer is Jim Lang,
Editor is Drew Daudelin
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – January 7, 2014

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More than twenty-six-hundred local Duke Energy customers were without power yesterday, but as of air time only one area household was left without power; The reported cause of the extreme low temperatures is a polar vortex dipping low across the interior of the continent; Last year’s Senate Bill 373, which received attention for its anti-whistleblowing measures and which was eventually rejected, might be back in another form as Senate Bill 101.

FEATURE
Last week Bloomington City Council member Andy Ruff found himself suddenly involved with an issue that confronts the city every holiday season—burglary. Police say the incident, and the foot chase that ensued, resulted in two arrests that appear to have solved a string of east side break-ins. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford has the story for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
If financial goals were part of your New Year’s resolutions, Ashley and Sarah are here to help keep those promises strong all year long, for WFHB’s weekly financial segment The Ins and Outs of Money, our weekly segment providing economic education and community resources that keep your budget balanced and your finances flourishing.

CREDITS
Anchors: Shayne Laughter, William Morris
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Alycin Bektesh, and Drew Daudelin,
Our feature was produced by Joe Crawford.
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County.
Our engineer is Alycin Bektesh,
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Editor is Drew Daudelin,
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

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