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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.

Daily Local News – October 16, 2014

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Ivy Tech Student Productions will perform an original play titled ‘king oedipus’ at the John Waldron Arts Center this weekend and next;Money Smart Week is a week of free events to raise awareness of local resources that help residents with financial topics;The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is transferring its responsibilities and tasks of the prestigious Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education to Indiana University;Peter Finn, an Indiana University Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, has received a $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study new cognitive treatments for alcoholism;In the lead up to the November 4th election, Monroe County is again short on poll workers; Monroe County may be fast-tracking plans for a new recycling facility;The state and federal governments aren’t paying their share for programs that address local storm water problems; The Town of Ellettsville took another step October 13th toward building a pedestrian trail without state or federal funding; An internal dispute at the Perry-Clear Creek Fire Department flared up October 3rd in a public meeting.

FEATURE
Next, Monroe County Prosecutor Chris Gall gave opening remarks to a conference in Indianapolis regarding elder abuse – his words here, for today’s community report.

VOICES IN THE STREET
Up next is Voices in the Street, our weekly public opinion segment.

CREDITS
Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele & Scott Weddle
Today’s headlines were written by Susan Northleaf, Cathi Norton and Anson Shupe
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Carissa Barrett
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley along with Taylor Telford
Our engineers today are Jonathan Goethals and Jose Rodriguez
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.

Daily Local News – October 15, 2014

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The City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women is holding a reception tonight to celebrate 40 years since its inception; The Heartland Film Festival begins tomorrow and two of the featured films were made by IU students and alumni, according to a press release by IU; Area 10 Agency on Agency will host a panel, “Elder Justice, A Community Conversation,” on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Lamkin Hall at IVY Tech in Bloomington; Three months into the 2014-2015 school year, the Monroe County Community School Corporation reports six students have missed at least 10 days of school without an excuse; The Monroe County Community School Corporation is preparing for a slew of changes in standardized testing.

FEATURE
On Monday, the Indiana University School of Public Health held a panel discussion in response to the current outbreak of the Ebola Virus. Panalists Joshua Mugele, associate professor of clinical emergency medicine at the IU School of Medicine., Chad Priest, assistant dean for operations and community partnerships at the IU School of Nursing., Charles Reafsnyder, IU retired associate vice president for international affairs and Ruth Stone, the Laura Bolton professor of folklore and ethnomusicology at IU Bloomington and a scholar of Liberian music, culture and performance Panelists will discuss medical, public health and physiological aspects of the Ebola virus. The also took audience questions, Moderated by Michael Reece, associate dean of the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington. We hear what the audience members were concerned about, as well as panelists response here, in today’s community report.

Indiana University School of Public Health is a recipient of financial support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, and is working to improve medical education and public-health workforce training in collaboration with the University of Liberia and its Dogliotti School of Medicine and the Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
Infomercials are all over TV, especially late at night, and all too many of them range from “cheesy and shady” down to “outright fraud.” Here’s a look at the lies…which can be pretty funny, unless you’ve been a sucker.

CREDITS
Anchors: Kelly Wherley and Cathi Norton
Today’s headlines were written by Susan Northleaf, Cathi Norton and Anson Shupe
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services
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 15th, 2014 ( The Red Cross has opened shelters for residents – 红十字会开放避难所)

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红十字会已开避难所为遭受这场风暴居民.

Daily Local News – October 14, 2014

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Today, the Republican caucus of the Indiana General Assembly announced their legislative agenda for the 2015 session; Indiana University’s football coach, according to an Indiana University Bloomington news release and the Bloomington Herald-Tribune, says there are plans for a major new construction project at Memorial Stadium; On Friday, October 17 Indiana University will inaugurate its newest school on the Bloomington campus; Indiana University Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mary Frances McCourt recently reported progress in IU’s efforts to lower educational costs and promote on-time graduation for students; A Bollywood film crew is set to begin production on a new movie based in Bloomington.

FEATURE
Last night the three hopefuls for Indiana’s 9th congressional seat this election met at Franklin college, and spoke for 90 minutes about their personal political platforms as well as fielding questions from the audience. John Krull, director of the college’s Pulliam School of Journalism was the moderator, and Franklin College students helped with the event by created video introductions of the candidates and hosting an informational session before the forum began. We hear Kroll ask several questions from the audience for today’s community report.

CREDITS
Anchors: Casey Kuhn, Chris Martin
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Cathi Norton, and Anson Shupe
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a 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.
Our engineers are Carissa Barrett and 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 13, 2014

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Two recent public forums in Indiana have addressed the spread of the virus Ebola to the United States; Within the next 30 days the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles plans to issue notice to Hoosiers entitled to refund checks; Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann recently announced the winners of Indiana’s “Excellence in Community Economic Development and Affordable Housing” award; The city has balanced their books for the upcoming year; The board of trustees of Indiana University approved the construction of an addition to the current School of Public and Environmental Affairs building to accommodate its graduate studies program.

FEATURE
On Friday, local criminal justice and community partner agencies announced Monroe County’s selection as one of just 12 communities in the state to be awarded funding for the creation of a new Mental Health Pilot Project and Mental Health Court from the state legislature. WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh was on hand at the press conference and brings us today’s community report.

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

CREDITS
Anchors: Alycin Becktesh, Matt Noble
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, 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 Dan Whithered
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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