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Daily Local News – November 6, 2014

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After being turned down once before, a local attorney now has received permission to build a new 4-story apartment building in downtown Bloomington. David Ferguson, through his company Moonburn LLC, got approval from the Bloomington Plan Commission on November 3rd. The building will be on North Morton Street, near the intersection with 10th Street. It will have 33 apartments, each with one bedroom. Jim Roach, from city planning, said the Commission voted against a slightly altered version of the same project in July.

FEATURE
WFHB, in partnership with Community Access Television Services, hosted a full night of interviews and updates on election night. IU Professor of Political Science Majorie Hershey was among the guests to come on the show, and she spoke with WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford about her research on political parties and elections. With the votes all tallied, we hear her perspective for today’s community report.

VOICES IN THE STREET
WFHB’s weekly public opinion segment

CREDITS
Anchors Carissa Barret, Carolyn VandeWiele
Today’s headlines were written by Anson Shupe, Susan Northleaf, Sophia Saliby and Sarah Panfil
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Alycin Bektesh
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley
Our engineer today is Jose Rodriguez
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

 

Daily Local News – November 5, 2014

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According to Monroe County’s precinct turnout reports, scarcely more than 25% of registered Monroe County voters cast ballots in yesterday’s midterm elections, making this the lowest voter turnout in a midterm election since 1990; The Monroe County Community School Corporation is on track to spend up to $4 million on technology upgrades; A Monroe County Commissioner has switched sides in a debate over a proposed recycling plant; The Shalom Community Center will host a presentation on their newest project, “Off the Streets by 2020” tomorrow from 5 to 6:30p.m.; The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public input for a study on the road system in Hoosier National Forest; Olympic hero Billy Mills, the subject of the biographical film, Running Brave, will visit Bloomington on Monday, November 10th.

FEATURE
After 15 years as Dean of the IU School of Education, Gerardo Gonzales is leaving the position. The school is one the biggest and most prestigious in the country. During his tenure, Dean Gonzales has seen the implementation of many policies by the state government which have significantly affected the professional credentialing and careers of teachers in Indiana. These regulatory changes have been associated with a significant drop in student enrollment in the school. Both things prompted IU President McRobbie to call in his recent State of the University address for the appointment of what he is calling a blue ribbon panel of experts to look at all aspects of the school’s operation, prior to the appointment of a replacement for the current dean. Recently, Daily Local News correspondent David Murphy spoke to Dean Gonzales about his retirement.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
Indiana’s own David Letterman inspired this list of the Top Ten stupidest mistakes people can make on the internet — useful anytime, and especially with the holiday shopping season coming up.

CREDITS
Anchors: Cathi Norton, Kelly Wherley
Today’s headlines were written by Susan Northleaf, Taylor Telford and Sarah Panfil
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish, along with correspondent Anson Shupe
Our feature was produced by David Murphy
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) November 5,2014 – the Study of Chinese Law and Comparative Judicial Systems (中国法律研究和司法比较系统)

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The Indiana University Maurer School of Law hosted a research/lecture forum on Tuesday November 4, this forum will coincide with the dedication of the new Academy for the Study of Chinese Law and Comparative Judicial Systems, to be housed at IU Bloomington. IU 11月4日星期二主办一个研究/讲座论坛,本论坛将配合新学院中国法律研究和司法比较系统.

Daily Local News – November 3, 2014

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In a recent joint press release, Bloomingfoods and United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 700 announce that through a process of mutual cooperation, there will be an election for workers to determine whether Bloomingfood’s employees wish to be represented by Local 700; The deer debate continues at the Bloomington City Council; The Indiana University Maurer School of Law will host a research/lecture forum on Tuesday November 4; The Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization (BMCMPO) announced in a recent press release that they will hold two workshops to gain input from the public in developing the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP); The City of Bloomington’s Sanitation Department is reminding Bloomington residents of its 2014 Fall Leaf Collection schedule; Starting today, the South Central Community Action Program, will be accepting applications for their winter Energy Assistance Program.

FEATURE
Monroe County Republican chair Steve Hogan and democrat Chair Trent Deckard spoke together for the first time last week as they addressed the Bloomington press Club regarding local media coverage of the upcoming election. Political reporter Steve Hennifield moderated the talk, here 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 Cathi Norton, Anson Shupe and Sophia Saliby
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Alycin Bektesh
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker,
Our engineer is Chris Martin,
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

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.

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