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Daily Local News – November 18, 2014

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The Indiana University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting of its Finance, Audit and Strategic Planning Committee tomorrow in Indianapolis to review a resolution to borrow money to finance a new Arts and Science Building at its Northwest campus in Gary and to pay for renovation work on Franklin Hall on the Bloomington campus; The state agency charged with representing utility ratepayer interests has recommended that the request for a multi-year rate increase by Indiana’s largest power supplier be denied; Parents and community members in Stinesville are protesting what some say was the wrongful removal of an elementary school principal there. Later this evening on Interchange, a discussion about and alcohol use on campus with, Rasul Mowatt, an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health Justin Garcia, Director of Education & Research Training at The Kinsey Institute and Jen Maher  a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Gender Studies.

FEATURE
WFHB news director Alycin Bektesh examines community resources for building an understanding of the definition of sexual assault, and new initiatives for teaching bystander intervention for today’s community report.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
We may not like to think about debt collection, tax audits, or foreclosures, but sometimes they happen. Jamie Andree of Indiana Legal Services stops by to talk about what to think about when your money meets the law—and how you might keep them from crossing paths in the first place.

CREDITS
Anchors: Casey Kuhn, Chris Martin
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Alycin Bektesh
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Ryan Stacey, with Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County.
Our engineer is Anna Legge
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Stinesville Community Members Protest Removal of Elementary School Principal

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Parents and community members in Stinesville are protesting what some say was the wrongful removal of an elementary school principal there. Six people spoke to the Richland Bean Blossom School Board about the issue at a meeting November 17th. The Board was technically considering a retirement and medical leave request from the principal, Bill Buxton. But speakers like Shannon Hall said the administration forced Buxton out.

Hall said that the administration did not consider the children, and essentially took the children’s voice away. She mentioned that Stinesville has very few people to stand up and represent them, and that Buxton had always stood up for the community.

Hall presented the Board with a petition she said had 190 signatures asking for Buxton’s reinstatement. Board President Dana Kerr said he couldn’t comment about the specifics of the case because it’s a personnel matter. Kerr asked the public to also constrain their comments as well.

Kerr interrupted speakers throughout the meeting when he thought their comments were inappropriate. One instance occurred after a man, who identified himself as the father of a former Stinesville Elementary teacher, began detailing events he said led to Buxton’s removal.

The man said he appreciated the Board’s policy about discussing personnel. But he continued a vague discussion about the issue anyway.

Chantz Horman spoke to the Board next. He voiced support for Buxton and criticized the Board for allowing the previous comments.

The Board did not discuss any details of the case. But they unanimously approved Buxton’s formal request for medical leave and retirement. Buxton submitted a formal statement, which Horman read aloud to the Board, in which Buxton stated, “Taking care of my health, and being able to spend quality time with my family is top priority.”

 

IU Board of Trustees Holds Financial Meeting in Indianapolis

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The Indiana University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting of its Finance, Audit and Strategic Planning Committee tomorrow in Indianapolis to review a resolution to borrow money to finance a new Arts and Science Building at its Northwest campus in Gary  and to pay for renovation work on Franklin Hall on the Bloomington campus. The renovation would allow Franklin to house the new IU Media School, which was created last year with the unification of the faculties of the School of Journalism, the Department of Communication and Culture, and the Department of Telecommunications. Under the merger, faculty from the School of Journalism at be moved Ernie Pyle Hall to Franklin Hall. The special trustee meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m on Wednesday, at the Lilly Corporate Center, 893 S. Delaware St., in Indianapolis. The loan will be structured in what the university calls student fee bonds, which are the standard vehicle, apart from philanthropic grants, for raising money for capital investments. Tomorrow’s meeting will also receive a report on university financial information for fiscal year 2013-14. An agenda for the meeting can be found on-line at the IU Trustees website.

The Ins and Outs of Money – Your Money and the Law

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We may not like to think about debt collection, tax audits, or foreclosures, but sometimes they happen. Jamie Andree of Indiana Legal Services stops by to talk about what to think about when your money meets the law—and how you might keep them from crossing paths in the first place.

bloomingOUT – November 13, 2014

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This week’s show features Danielle McClelland, director of the Buskirk Chumley theater in downtown Bloomington. Our hosts Jeff Jewel and Jeff Poling chat with McClelland about her path to Bloomington, the Pride Film Festival, and her life since she’s been in Bloomington. We also played Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down.” Frankie Salzman and Arielle Soussan are back this week with Out on Campus. This week, they talk with Leo about being an activist to try to eliminate hierarchies and the purpose of the Fag Demonstration event at Indiana University. We also premiere “First Year Out,” Nick Tumino’s take on his first year being out as gay and out in the real world after graduating college.

Bring It On! – November 17, 2014

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William Hosea and guest host Doris Sims welcome Eric Love.

PART ONE
On tonight’s show, William and Doris welcome Eric Love for his farewell interview before his departure to the University of Notre Dame after 15 years of service to the IU community.

He first arrived on campus in 1999 and in 2004 became the director of the newly opened Office of Diversity Education since its creation in 2004. He will be working for Notre Dame as their first director of diversity.

PART TWO
Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.

CREDITS
Hosts: William Hosea and Doris Sims
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Daily Local News – November 17, 2014

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Indiana college students graduate with more debt than students in most other states; Indiana University is moving forward with President Michael McRobbie’s plan to establish an engineering program on the Bloomington Campus; Off-duty and retired state troopers are now patrolling the Johnson Hardware Building on weekday mornings; Workers at the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District will get 5 percent raises next year; A Monroe County official said he’s optimistic the Indiana Department of Transportation, or INDOT (IN-dot), is improving its policies for dealing with drainage problems; A Bloomington man went missing and was found over this past weekend; According to a November 13 press release from the
Indiana Attorney General’s office, Marion County Superior Court judge Michael Keele has approved Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s request to appoint a receiver to oversee and prepare an accounting of the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Inc. or INCASA, which is facing financial insolvency; The library will be receiving a twenty-five hundred dollar grant this
month; The City of Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District features the works of local artist and printmaker Elizabeth Busey in this month’s exhibit, titled “Captive on the Carousel of Time.”; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District can start working on its new recycling project about six weeks early; Local realtors and landowners are still not
satisfied with proposed changes to Monroe County’s zoning laws.

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

CREDITS
Anchors: Carissa Barrett, Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Anson Shupe, Taylor Telford and Sophia Saliby
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker, along with the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network
Our engineer is Chris Martin,
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Books Unbound – Storytellers of Immortality: World Poetry for Day of the Imprisoned Writer

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Storytellers of Immortality is an episode of contemporary international poetry devoted to courageous writers who have experienced imprisonment, exile, or conditions of repression and violence. The nineteen poets come from Kazakhstan, Tibet, China, Cameroon, Myanmar, Kurdistan, Russia, Chile, Afghanistan, Korea, Iraq, Palestine, Yemen, and Vietnam, and range from a Nobel laureate to a teen blogger. Local guest readers of the English translations are Tony Brewer, Cathi Norton, Eric Rensberger, Frank Buczolich, Berklea Going, Patsy Rahn, Philip Kasper, and Lauren Robert. Also featured are three poetry selections in their original language: Spanish (read by Carlos Bakota), Chinese (Yu-San Lai), and Arabic (Ali Alnahabi), with announcer Sarah Torbeck and host Doug Storm. Written by Cynthia Wolfe.

Hola Bloomington – November 14, 2014

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Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Maria Auxiliadora Viloria, Luz Lopez y Araceli Gómez-Aldana hablan acerca de la dinámica familiar y las relaciones dentro de nuestras familias Latinas. Ademas, entrevistan a Gaëlle Le Calvez sobre el evento “La política y la violencia en México: Un Foro Público de Información, Solidaridad y Acción.”

Hola Bloomington’s hosts Maria Auxiliadora Viloria, Luz Lopez and Araceli Gómez-Aldana talk about family dynamics and the relationships within their families. Also, they interview Gaëlle Le Calvez about an upcoming event titled “The Politics of Violence in Mexico: A Public Forum for Information, Solidarity, and Action.”

A Fair Day’s Work: Labor Unions

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Bloomingfoods workers will have a union. A large majority of voters were in favor of joining the United Food and Commercial Workers and having this union be the vehicle for negotiating a first collective agreement with Bloomingfoods management. Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors how they feel about unions.

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