The state government is pitching in $60,000 to help Monroe County win an energy conservation prize; The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is hosting what it calls a Dog Walk and Pooch Party this weekend on the north side of town; U.S. Senator Dan Coats, of Indiana, renewed his call today for a repeal of the medical device tax that helps pay for the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare; A proposed cell tower southwest of Bloomington spurred debate this week before the Monroe County Plan Commission; Next Wednesday, the I-69 Development Partners will host a public open house at the Holiday Inn on Kinser Pike; Soon Monroe County residents will be getting more than their morning cup of joe when they visit local coffee shops.
A documentary film that will play this Sunday at the IU Cinema at 6:30 portrays local artist and scholar Annemarie Mahler. Mahler was born in Vienna in 1926, and has been a resident of Bloomington since 1957. It is an intimate conversation with herself and her dog that unfolds in front of the camera. Doug Storm interviewed the film’s creator, Hildegard Keller, for WFHB’s Interchange. The following is an excerpt from that program which is scheduled to air on May 12th. Storm began by asking Keller what sparked the idea for the film.
VOICES IN THE STREET
Yesterday was Earth Day and was recognized by over 190 countries worldwide. While earthfriendliness is encouraged globally on this one day, some people celebrate the Earth everyday. In today’s edition of Voices in the Street, we asked your friends and neighbors what they did to celebrate earth day and also what they think Earth Day might look like over the next fifty years.
Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele, Scott Weddle
Today’s headlines were written by Joe Crawford, Adele Poudrier and Sarah Panfil
Along with David Murphy for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Doug Storm
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our engineer today is Joe Crawford
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford.