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Edgewood High School Approved For Pricey Field Trip To Germany

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On Monday the Richland Bean Blossom School Corporation approved a field trip to Germany, despite concerns from some Board members.

Amy Norris, the German teacher at Edgewood High School, asked for permission to take a group of students to Lingen, Germany, next summer.

Board member Randy Wright questioned the safety of trips overseas.

Wright referred to Board member Debra Walcott, who was not present at the meeting. He said she’d be concerned about the chaperones getting a free trip. Walcott has voiced concern about student field trips in past meetings. Board President Dana Kerr asked for more specifics about what concerned other Board members.

The cost of the trip is roughly $2,500 per student, and some board members said they worried that would be too expensive for many students.

Norris helps conduct fund raisers to help pay for the trips, assuming students are interested.

“Sometimes I have students whose family’s can afford it,” Norris says, “We’ve had fundraisers in the past and I am always willing to help the students raise as much money as they can. Having said that, we can’t possibly raise enough to cover each individual student’s trip.”

The Board later voted unanimously to approve the trip. But they also established a policy requiring teachers to present details about overseas trips at two separate Board meetings before getting approval.

 

Voices in the Street – Rounding up Chemical Weapons in the Middle East: A ‘Syrias’ dilemma for the United States

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It’s been more than a year since President Obama claimed the use of chemical weapons would be a red line in the Syrian conflict.  And recently Syrian President Assad took Secretary of State John Kerry up on his suggestion that a relinquishing and a full inventory of their chemical weapon stockpiles would be a way out of using military force.  How the Syrian conflict resolves itself is still yet to be seen, so Voices in the Street asked your friends and neighbors how the US should deal with this and if military force is justified.

EcoReport – I-69 Contruction Continues to Raise Evironmental Concerns

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In today’s EcoReport feature, we learn about water pollution from sediment, erosion problems, and other environmental violations by contractors building I-69.

EcoReport – September 19, 2013

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In today’s EcoReport feature, we learn about water pollution from sediment, erosion problems, and other environmental violations by contractors building I-69.

EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we live. Each program features timely eco-related headline news, a feature interview or event recording, and a calendar of events of interest to the environmentally conscious.

CREDITS
Anchors: Trish Kerle and David McFarland
This week’s news stories were written by Linda Greene, Norm Holy, and Dan Young.
This week’s feature was engineered by Joe Crawford.
This week’s calendar was compiled by Kristina Weltsee.
Our broadcast engineer is Dan Withered.
Producers for EcoReport are Kelly Miller and Dan Young.
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Protesters March Against IU Job Cuts

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For today’s Daily Local News feature story, WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh brings us a protest that happened this afternoon, starting at the Indiana University Sample Gates and concluding outside the office of IU President Michael McRobbie.

 

Daily Local News – September 18, 2013

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The newly signed Jobs For Hoosiers bill has implications for unemployment insurance recipients in Indiana; The Bloomington Public Works Department moved forward last week with a project to rebuild one block of a historic brick street between 7th and 8th streets; At its September 5th meeting, the Ellettsville Plan Commission discussed but delayed a vote on revisions to the Town Code; The Ellettsville Town Council voted September 9th to outsource the printing and mailing of the town’s utility bills.

FEATURE
Protesters March Against IU Job Cuts
For today’s Daily Local News feature story, WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh brings us a protest that happened this afternoon, starting at the Indiana University Sample Gates and concluding outside the office of IU President Michael McRobbie.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
It’s doubled in the last three months: computers, and now smartphones, are being hijacked by very dangerous malware. Here’s what to watch out for, and how to prevent what could be a huge disaster.

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

Bloomington Beware! – Ransomeware

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It’s doubled in the last three months: computers, and now smartphones, are being hijacked by very dangerous malware. Here’s what to watch out for, and how to prevent what could be a huge disaster.

My Health Matters – Purdue Extensions: Emily Roth

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Emily discusses her role as the Extension Educator-Health and Human Sciences at the Purdue Extension-Monroe County Office.

“TASC” to Replace GED Testing in Indiana

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Monroe County residents attending Adult Education Classes at Broadview Adult Learning Center, Crestmont, and Shalom Community Center have until January 1st to complete their General Educational Development test, or G-E-D, or else lose credit for what they have completed and be forced to start all over. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development, which administers Indiana’s high school equivalency program through its Division of Adult Education, has announced the selection of CTB/McGraw-Hill to provide a new high school equivalency assessment that will replace the G-E-D, the test currently in use. In today’s feature, Lauren Glapa interviews Joe Frank of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Division of Adult Education, about Indiana’s new T-A-S-C high school equivalency test.

The Ins and Outs of Money – Small Business: Part 2

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Jason Carnes, the Assistant Director of the City’s Economic and Sustainable Development Department comes back for part two of our Small Business episode. He provides local stats and shares ways we can support a small business friendly community.

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