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Voices in the Street – Safety

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Our weekly public opinion feature Voices in the Street asks how safe YOU feel in Bloomington, and what we could do to help you feel safer.

Daily Local News – November 14, 2013

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The Bloomington City Council found a loophole in the city’s living wage ordinance yesterday; Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, along with thirty other attorney generals, has called for major smartphone manufacturers to amp up security features on smartphones; The Indiana University Black Film Center and Archive is hosting Regeneration in Digital Contexts: Early Black Film; This weekend in sports.

FEATURE
America Recycles Day
Tomorrow is America Recycles Day, a nationwide awareness campaign organized by the non-profit organization Keep America Beautiful. News Director Alycin Bektesh spoke with Jennifer Killenger, Senior Director of Sustainability and Public Outreach for the plastics division at the American Chemistry Council, and Dan Goldblat, from The Indiana Department of Environmental Management, about recycling and Bloomington’s special recognition, for today’s feature exclusive courtesy of Eco-Report.

VOICES IN THE STREET
Our weekly public opinion feature Voices in the Street asks how safe YOU feel in Bloomington, and what we could do to help you feel safer.

CREDITS
Today’s headlines were written by Yvonne Cheng and Jalisa Ransom,
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 was Sarah Hettrick.
Editor is Drew Daudelin,
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

EcoReport – America Recycles Day

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In today’s EcoReport feature, we hear about Bloomington’s national recognition for its recycling efforts, and get listeners ready to celebrate America Recycles Day, coming up this Friday.

EcoReport – November 14, 2013

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In today’s EcoReport feature, we hear about Bloomington’s national recognition for its recycling efforts, and get listeners ready to celebrate  America Recycles Day, coming up this Friday.

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

Data Released on Effectiveness of Indiana Higher Education

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Last Week the Indiana Higher Education Commission published a report showing data from all of Indiana’s public colleges, and their “return on investment” to students. Correspondent Casey Kuhn spoke with Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers about the content of the report, and how it could be useful for Hoosier students, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

Daily Local News – November 13, 2013

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As the weather gets colder, low-income households in Brown, Monroe, Morgan, and Owen counties now have the option to apply for help with winter fuel costs; Members of the Ellettsville Town Council suggested yesterday that they might vote to allow chickens within town limits; The Bloomington/Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization is the most recent local body to officially complain about widespread erosion problems caused by Interstate 69 construction.

FEATURE
Data Released on Effectiveness of Indiana Higher Education
Last Week the Indiana Higher Education Commission published a report showing data from all of  Indiana’s  public colleges, and their “return on investment” to students. Correspondent Casey Kuhn spoke with Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers about the content of the report, and how it could be useful for Hoosier students, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
There’s been a lot of confusion as the Affordable Care Act kicks in, and a WHOLE lot of scams. Here’s what you need to know, and here’s how to spot the fraudsters.

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 was produced by Richard Fish with correspondent Anson Shupe,
Alycin Bektesh produced our feature.
Our engineer was Jim Lang,
Editor is Drew Daudelin,
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Standing Room Only – Lee Hamilton: A Conversation about Iran

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On Thursday, October 17th Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discussed the prospect of diplomacy with Iran. Lee H. Hamilton is Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. From 1965 to 1999 he served Indiana in the U.S. House of Representatives, where his chairmanships included the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran. The event was open to the public and included a Question and Answer period. This event was recorded on location at the Monroe County Public Library by Community Access Television Services for Standing Room Only, on WFHB.

 

Bloomington Beware! – Healthcare Scams

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There’s been a lot of confusion as the Affordable Care Act kicks in, and a WHOLE lot of scams. Here’s what you need to know, and here’s how to spot the fraudsters.

Interchange – The Airbrushed Woman: Feminism and Women’s Magazines

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Host Alycin Bektesh speaks with Jennifer Maher, Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies at Indiana University. The discussion covers feminism, female depictions in media, and pop culture’s reaction to female sexuality, using Jennifer Nelso’s Airbrushed Nation as a framework for understanding the falsities of women’s magazines and mass media.

Body found on Hillside Drive

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The Bloomington Police Department reports that a dead female’s body was  found on Hillside Drive, at High Street. Captain Joe Qualters says they found the body after 1:45 p.m. and that preliminary reports show no foul play. The identity of the body has not been determined.

Captain Qualters says the department has not received reports of anyone with this description missing, and commented on whether or not she is believed to be a local resident.

The Police Department expects to release more information on the body in the coming hours with an autopsy scheduled tomorrow.

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