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Daily Local News – April 15, 2014

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The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced the winning contractor to finance, build, and maintain section 5 of the new interstate running through Monroe County; The Monroe County Council showed support for raising a local income tax April 8th; Indiana University’s Center for the Study of Global Change has received the 2014 Paul Simon Award for the Promotion of Language and International Studies; This week on The Strike Mic.

FEATURE
Members of the Bloomington chapters of Move to Amend and the Woman’s International League for Peace and Freedom held a demonstration outside the Walnut Street Post Office this afternoon. In concurrence with federal and state income taxes being due today, the groups held signs that said “tax the rich” and distributed information about the inequities between personal income and corporate income tax structures. Move to Amend member Tomi Allison and local business owner Patrick Rubeck spoke with News Director Alycin Bektesh about the demonstration for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
There are lots of transitions happening on the Ins and Outs of Money! Join Ashley and Steve as they explore resources and tips for dealing with financial transitions in your life.

CREDITS
Anchors: Casey Kuhn, Nick Tumino
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy and Drew Daudelin, along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Rob Powell, with correspondent Alycin Bektesh.
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 today is Rob Powell,
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – April 14, 2014

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Greater Indianapolis has taken a major step to improve mass transit in the region, and could provide a model for doing the same in regions like Greater Bloomington; Last fall the City of Bloomington implemented the Civil Streets Initiative, which aims to make roads safer for everyone from motor-vehicle drivers and bike riders, to pedestrians walking and running; Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is being celebrated during April on the Indiana University Bloomington campus; Congressman Todd Young will be holding meetings with individuals and small groups of constituents on April 24th, on a first-come first-serve basis.

FEATURE
The Bloomington City Council voted six-to-two last week in favor of sharpshooting deer in the Griffy Lake Nature Preserve. Council members accepted testimony from biologists and others who said the large deer population is threatening other species in the area. But it’s still not clear how many deer might be killed if the city goes through with its plans. That’s one of several decisions the state Department of Natural Resources will make as it considers whether to approve the city’s sharpshooting proposal. Assistant News Director Joe Crawford spoke with a representative from the DNR, Josh Griffin, about the issue for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

ACTIVATE!
Chad Rabinovitz, Producing Artistic Director for the Bloomington Playwrights Project, talks about BPP’s summer education program and volunteer opportunities.

CREDITS
Anchors: Maria McKinley, Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Chelsea Hardy, and Olivia DeWeese,
Our feature was produced by Joe Crawford.
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker,
Our engineer today is Chris Martin,
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Editor is Drew Daudelin,
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – April 11, 2014

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The Indiana Manufacturers Association scorecard for the 2014 legislative session has been released; Yet another new hotel could be coming to downtown
Bloomington. Steve Hoffman, with the real estate group Pavilion Properties, made the announcement on Monday during a meeting of the Bloomington Plan Commission; The City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department is sponsoring a health and wellness fair tomorrow, April 12th; This weekend in local sports.

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, Chris Martin
Today’s headlines were written by Ally Tsimekles (chim-uh-kliss) and Jalisa Ransom.
Volunteer Connection is produced by Wanda Krieger, in partnership with the city of Bloomington Volunteer Network.
Our engineer today is Nick Tumino,
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – April 10, 2014

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A proposed charter school drew the ire of the Monroe County Community School Board on April 7th; ‘Send Silence Packing,’ a nationally recognized suicide exhibit that promotes awareness of suicide and mental health issues among college students, is coming to Bloomington next Tuesday; Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard has entered the Seeds of Change Grant Program; The Housing and Neighborhood Development Department and the Bloomington Arts commission are issuing a call to artist to submit their work for a new exhibition in June.

VOICES IN THE STREET
This week is Pledge Drive Week here at WFHB, your chance to support our award-winning news department.  In a rare toot of our own horn, we hit the streets to get testimonials from your friends and neighbors about public radio and community radio in general and WFHB in particular.  What IS it about this little people-powered station that resonates with YOU?

CREDITS
Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele, Scott Weddle
Today’s headlines were written by Jalisa Ransom, Neal Earley, and Sierra Gardner,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our engineer today is Sarah Hetrick.
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Editor is Drew Daudelin,
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – April 9, 2014

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The city of Bloomington ended a legal battle with the state yesterday; Bloomington city employees can cut up their city-issued credit cards; An Indiana University student was selected to compete on the game show “Wheel of Fortune.”

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
The top scams to watch out for, according to the IRS: the ones most likely to hit you this year. Fraudsters have victimized hundreds of thousands of Americans. Don’t be next!

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

Daily Local News – April 8, 2014

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Today is the first day to vote early in this year’s primary elections; Party representation on the ballots ranging from school board and townships offices to the state and federal level are up for election; The Hoosier Moral Mondays Group had its first meeting on March 8th in Indianapolis; This week on The Strike Mic, The Indiana University Bloomington Organizing Assembly hosted the Campus Struggle 2014, attracting participants from three states.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
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: Casey Kuhn, Nick Tumino
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy and Sierra Gardner
Ins And Outs of Money, produced by Dan Withered
Our engineer today is Rob Powell
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – April 7, 2014

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The Bloomington City Council is scheduled to vote this coming Wednesday on a resolution to hire sharpshooters to cull deer in Griffy Nature Preserve; The Monroe County Commission endorsed a nationwide minimum wage increase on Friday; The office of the Indiana State Chemist and Seed Commissioner is seeking approval for the production of industrial hemp; The first day of early absentee walk-in primary voting starts tomorrow at 8:30 am, and lasts until 6 pm every day through Friday, April 11th.

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, Neal Earley, and Chelsea Hardy.
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker,
Our engineer today is Chris Martin,
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – April 4, 2014

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The Monroe County Community School Corporation will host an open forum concerning youth and risk-taking behaviors this Tuesday, April 8th from 6 to 7 pm; The documentary Unfreedom: Latino Immigrants in a Midwestern Town will premiere at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater Monday, April 7th at 8 pm; A Stop Work order has been issued to a Monroe County Sheriff’s outpost located at 4th and Rogers Street in Bloomington.

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

CREDITS
Today’s headlines were written by Casey Kuhn and Dani Aleksa.
Volunteer Connection is produced by Wanda Krieger, in partnership with the city of Bloomington Volunteer Network.
Our feature was produced by Alycin Bektesh,
Our engineer today is Nick Tumino,
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – April 3, 2014

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An attorney accused the Monroe County Board of Zoning Appeals of overstepping its authority April 2nd; The American Indian Center of Indiana and the First Nations at Indiana University Bloomington is hosting the 2nd Annual Native American Health and Wellness Community Dance this Saturday, April 5th; This weekend in local sports.

FEATURE
The Working Poor Families Project, a national initiative focused on state workforce development policies, released a report finding that thirty-nine percent of the state’s low-Income working families are headed by working mothers. As of 2012 there were 235,831 low-income working families in the state, with over ninety-one thousand headed by working mothers. The study, which utilizes the latest data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, places Indiana 18th in the nation for the number of female-headed low-income working families. Correspondent Lauren Glapa spoke with Jessica  Fraser, program manager, and Derek Thomas, senior policy analyst, both from the Indiana Institute for working families, an organization that provides work and education support for low-skill, low-income working adults to help them transition into self-sufficiency. After that she speaks with Tracey
Hodge, a low-income, working single mother in Bloomington, about the struggle of becoming financially self-sufficient, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

VOICES IN THE STREET
No shelter for the Homeless.
On Tuesday, hundreds of people participated in a rally, march and candlelight vigil at the Monroe County Courthouse Square in support of Bloomington’s
homeless population who have no safe, legal, low-barrier place to rest until the Interfaith Winter Shelter opens up in November. Voices in the Street has a three part segment to ask your friends and neighbors if they think Bloomington has a problem with the number of people experiencing homelessness, if arrests are warranted for sleeping overnight in public places, and with whom, ultimately, the problem of dealing with homelessness lies. In part one, we ask if Bloomington has a homelessness problem. In part two, we ask if people experiencing homelessness should be arrested for sleeping in public places. And in part three, we ask who should ultimately be responsible for providing for/or dealing with people experiencing homelessness.

CREDITS
Today’s headlines were written by Jalisa Ransom,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Lauren Glapa.
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our engineer today is Sarah Hetrick.
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – April 1, 2014

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Ellettsville is hiring a new administrator to manage its town government; With the goal of improving safety on local roads, the Monroe County Plan Commission cleaned up its sign ordinance on March 18th; One of Bloomington’s wastewater treatment plans is running out of room to store the city’s waste; The 12th Annual Homeward Bound 5K Walk will take place on Sunday, April 13th; A circuit court judge says Monroe County is running out of money to run its Youth Services Bureau and pay for juvenile probation officers; Bloomington Transit altered some new bus routes to accommodate concerns from the Monroe County Public Library; The Books and Beyond Project is co-sponsoring an IU Cinema film series with the Global-Village Living Learning Center, and its first film will air tonight at 7 pm; This week on The Strike Mic, a conference brings together faculty and students from across the country to talk about common struggles and their plans for the future.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
Jamie Andree, Director of the Low Income Taypayer Clinic, is back to help clear up some confusing tax questions and help make sure your filing is as painless as possible.

CREDITS
Anchors: Casey Kuhn, Nick Tumino
Today’s headlines were written by Chelsea Hardy and Sierra Gardner,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATS week, in partnership with Community Access television services
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 – Thank you to Ashley Hall for her years of work on the show.
Our engineer is Rob Powell
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

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