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Daily Local News – June 5, 2014

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The city of Bloomington committed to paying its share of a $3.3 million road construction project June 3rd; Graduate students in the Indiana Univesity School of Public and Environmental Affairs have just released a report on their findings of how rural fire departments can cut costs and boost response times; Monroe County and the City of Bloomington are approaching an agreement in negotiations over roughly $440,000 that was mistakenly distributed in recent years; Monroe County Public Library Associate Director Marilyn Wood gave her board an update on major renovations occurring at the Library this summer; IU has recently opened an office in Beijing, China, for the purpose of increasing support for collaborations between IU and leading universities in China.

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Ukraine recently elected a new President, to replace the one who fled the country after mounting violent demonstrations in the capital. In the wake of the removal of the President Yanakovich, the Crimea region has separated and joined Russia and other sections in the East and south are now threatening separation also. Ukrainians, as well as foreign leaders and external observers have expressed hope in newly elected President Poroshenko’s ability to bring the current crisis to a peaceful resolution, get the economy going, develop a workable relations with its big neighbors to the East and West, and reduce endemic domestic corruption. Padric Kenney, professor history on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University and specialist is East European political culture, has been following the recent events in Ukraine closely. He speaks with to Daily
Local News correspondent David Murphy for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

VOICES IN THE STREET
Our weekly public opinion feature Voices in the Street gets YOUR voice on local issues.

CREDITS
Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele, Scott Weddle
Today’s headlines were written by Susan Northleaf
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Sarah Hetrick, with correspondent David Murphy
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our engineer today is Sarah Hetrick.
Our Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

IU History Prof. Padric Kenney on Ukraine

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Ukraine recently elected a new President, to replace the one who fled the country after mounting violent demonstrations in the capital. In the wake of the removal of the President Yanakovich, the Crimea region has separated and joined Russia and other sections in the East and south are now threatening separation also. Ukrainians, as well as foreign leaders and external observers have expressed hope in newly elected President Poroshenko’s ability to bring the current crisis to a peaceful resolution, get the economy going, develop a workable relations with its big neighbors to the East and West, and reduce endemic domestic corruption. Padric Kenney, professor history on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University and specialist is East European political culture, has been following the recent events in Ukraine closely. He speaks with to Daily Local News correspondent David Murphy for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

bloomingOUT – June 5, 2014

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The Publisher/Editor of Nashville Unite magazine and the new United Indianapolis magazine Joey Amato discusses the publishing industry, success of the Nashville LGBT magazine in reaching all communities, support of the country music industry and the new Indy magazine slated for launch at Indy Pride on 14 June. Outreach Coordinator for the Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault (MESA) at Purdue University Skye Brown talks about how to enjoy pride festivities and remain safe from violence, HIV/AIDS and other STI transmission as well as other health related issues. President of Tri-State Alliance in Evansville Wally Paynter reports more highlights of their upcoming Pride Festival Sunday 8 June.


EcoReport – Bruce Stevens & Jesse Kharbanda: Prespectives on the Future of Indiana Coal

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This week, the Obama administration announced new regulations mandating a 30% cut in carbon emissions from fossil fuel power plants. President Obama’s climate change agenda is intended to spur other countries to action when negotiations on a new international treaty begin next year. In today’s EcoReport feature, we examine various perspectives on the Obama Administration regulation of coal emissions. First, WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford speaks with Bruce Stevens, president of the Indiana Coal Council, about the proposed rules and their impact on Indiana. Then, WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh speaks with Jesse Kharbanda from the Hoosier Environmental Council as they react to the the President’s announcement.

EcoReport – June 5, 2014

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This week, the Obama administration announced new regulations mandating a 30% cut in carbon emissions from fossil fuel power plants. President Obama’s climate change agenda is intended to spur other countries to action when negotiations on a new international treaty begin next year. In today’s EcoReport feature, we examine various perspectives on the Obama Administration regulation of coal emissions. First, WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford speaks with Bruce Stevens, president of the Indiana Coal Council, about the proposed rules and their impact on Indiana. Then, WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh speaks with Jesse Kharbanda from the Hoosier Environmental Council as they react to the the President’s announcement.

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.

Anchors: Kristina Wiltsee and Kelly Miller.
This week’s news stories were written by Linda Greene, Norm Holy, and Dan Young. This week’s feature was engineered by Dan Withered and Alycin Bektesh. This week’s calendar was compiled by Kristina Wiltsee. Our broadcast engineer is Dan Withered. Producers for EcoReport are Stephanie Stewart, Dan Young, and Kelly Miller. Executive Producer is Alicyn Bektesh.

Bloomington Beware! – RFID

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Radio Frequency ID is now coming into use in America, and a woman in Georgia has already had her identity stolen…just by hugging a stranger. Here’s what we know about the danger, and what you can do about it.

Daily Local News – June 4, 2014

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The Bloomington Plan Commission gave the final approval June 2nd to a Habitat for Humanity project along the north end of the B-Line Trail; This Saturday Upland Brewery will again be hosting the American Homebrewers Association rally as a place for local homebrewers to come together and celebrate their craft; Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has released the primary election voter turnout report; City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development Department (HAND) is sponsoring the Blooming Neighborhood Celebration this Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Farmers’ Market.

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Researchers Find Genes Linked to Alcoholism
Doctors may soon be able to tell whether a person could become an alcoholic before they take their first drink. That’s the conclusion of a study completed recently by a team of researchers that includes an IU professor. For today’s WFHB feature exclusive, Assistant News Director Joe Crawford spoke with that researcher about how he helped identify the genes connected to alcoholism and what the discovery could mean for potential addicts.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE
Radio Frequency ID is now coming into use in America, and a woman in Georgia has already had her identity stolen…just by hugging a stranger. Here’s what we know about the danger, and what you can do about it.

CREDITS
Anchors: Cathi Norton, Kelly Wherley
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish,
Our feature was produced by Ilze Akerbergs, with correspondent Joe Crawford
Our engineer today is Jim Lang,
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Researchers Find Genes Linked to Alcoholism

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Doctors may soon be able to tell whether a person could become an alcoholic before they take their first drink. That’s the conclusion of a study completed recently by a team of researchers that includes an IU professor. For today’s WFHB feature exclusive, Assistant News Director Joe Crawford spoke with that researcher about how he helped identify the genes connected to alcoholism and what the discovery could mean for potential addicts.

Interchange – Reading Moby Dick: Melville’s Wicked Book

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Host Doug Storm is joined by three professors of literature at Indiana University, Jennifer Fleissner, Jonathan Elmer, and Christoph Irmscher, to examine Herman Melville’s great book, Moby Dick. Each of these readers and teachers share a favorite passage from the novel and try to say just what makes them respond with awe to this novel.

Jennifer Fleissner reads Chapter 25, “Postcript.”
Jonathan Elmer reads the famous “Hotel de Cluny” passage from Chapter 41, “Moby Dick.”
Christoph Irmscher examines Chapter 87, “The Grand Armada.”

Deep calls unto deep. That is the whale song of Herman Melville who wrote to Nathaniel Hawthorne in response to the enthusiasm this friend and fellow traveller showed for his novel.

A sense of unspeakable security is in me this moment, on account of your having understood the book. I have written a wicked book, and feel spotless as the lamb. Ineffable socialities are in me. I would sit down and dine with you and all the gods in old Rome’s Pantheon. It is a strange feeling — no hopefulness is in it, no despair. Content — that is it; and irresponsibility; but without licentious inclination. I speak now of my profoundest sense of being, not of an incidental feeling. (Letter to Nathaniel Hawthorne, November [17?] 1851)

Daily Local News – June 3, 2014

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Local police are planning to spend a $29,000 grant on new audio and video recording equipment; The Indiana Board of Pharmacy has banned four compounds that are used to make the synthetic drugs K2 and spice; Starting in June, Hoosier Hills Food Bank (HHFB) will begin providing monthly boxes of food for up to 100 low-income senior citizens in Monroe County; Travel time in Monroe County to a verified trauma center is almost double the state average of 36 minutes.

FEATURE
Governor Pence’s HIP 2.0 Plan Presented in Bedford
Officials from Governor Pence’s administration came through Bedford this afternoon to present the proposed Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 and to answer questions from the public. WFHB Correspondent David Murphy attended the briefing, and reports back to WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh, for today’s wfhb feature exclusive.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
WFHB’s weekly financial segment welcomes guest Emily Herr from the Bloomington Animal Shelter to discuss the financial ins and outs of pet ownership.

CREDITS
Anchors: Casey Kuhn, Susan Northleaf
Today’s headlines were written by Sierra Gardner and Melanie Susskind
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Alycin Bektesh with correspondent David Murphy
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 and  Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

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