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Daily Local News – July 27, 2015

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Monroe County health officials are exploring whether to begin operating a needle exchange program. The Monroe County Commission approved two projects related to environmental sustainability last week. This weekend Bloomington is scheduled to host the National Softball Tournament. This Thursday is the 50th anniversary of the founding of Medicare and two local organizations are celebrating the milestone.

FEATURE
A Bloomington resident is designing a first of its kind community carbon exchange program to implement in Bloomington. Once it’s underway, the program is intended to reward local residents for sustainable actions through incentives from local businesses. WFHB Correspondent Sierra Gardner spoke with the director of the program, Joe Davis, about the details and status of the program.

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Sara Frommer talks about her 16 years as a volunteer for Volunteers Tutoring Adult Learners or VITAL at the Monroe County Public Library.

CREDITS
Anchors: Maria McKinley and Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by Ivy Bridges
Along with David Murphy for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Sierra Gardner
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.
Executive producer is Joe Crawford

First Community Carbon Exchange Program in Development

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A Bloomington resident is designing a first of its kind community carbon exchange program to implement in Bloomington. Once it’s underway, the program is intended to reward local residents for sustainable actions through incentives from local businesses. WFHB Correspondent Sierra Gardner spoke with the director of the program, Joe Davis, about the details and status of the program.

Activate! – VITAL

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Sara Frommer talks about her 16 years as a volunteer for Volunteers Tutoring Adult Learners or VITAL at the Monroe County Public Library.

VITAL at the Monroe County Public Library

Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Five: ‘Two Men’ Chapters 3-5

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The New England family saga Two Men continues as the patriarch dies and a long-lost heir visits briefly—leaving his 10-year-old daughter, Philippa, to be reared among the Parkes. Appointed as her guardian, the honest carpenter Jason Auster, who has married the female heir to the estate, finds his socialist ideals compromised by his new responsibilities for maintaining the family wealth, earned through solid capitalist industry and the misappropriation of Native American land.

Two Men, the second novel by Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902), was published in 1865, in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, but is set before the war. The character Philippa introduces uncomfortable questions of what makes a family: her late mother is identified vaguely at this point as South American, and Philippa is repeatedly described as “yellow,” a racially loaded term at the time referring to people of color with a white parent or ancestry. Philippa has also been reared a Roman Catholic—to the horror of the upright though not devout Congregationalist Protestant family.

Two Men is read by Shayne Laughter. Stoddard’s letters, journalism, and diary entries are read throughout the series by Sarah Torbeck.

Heather Perry hosts, with announcer Jack Hanek. The episode was produced, written, and edited by Cynthia Wolfe, with assistance from Heather Perry, Sarah Torbeck, and Jack Hanek.

Special music for Two Men comes from the album MacDowell: Second Modern Suite / Étude de Concert / Twelve Études (Naxos, 1999), performed by James Barbagallo (1952–1996). The American composer Edward MacDowell, born in 1860, wrote these works for piano in the 1880s, around the time Two Men was reissued.

Executive producer: Joe Crawford
Theme music: The Impossible Shapes

Hola Bloomington – July 24, 2015

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Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Maria Auxiliadora Viloria, y Carlos Bakota hablan con abogada de inmigración Christie Popp sobre DACA, DAPA y la reforma migratoria. Además, Christie contesta las preguntas de los oyentas al aire.

Hola Bloomington’s hosts Maria Auxiliadora Viloria and Carlos Bakota interview immigration lawyer Christie Popp. They talk about DACA, DAPA and immigration reform. In addition, Christie answers the listener’s immigration questions on air.

Progress Slows for MRF

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Progress on Monroe County’s new recycling facility has been slowed down over the last couple of months. Last summer, the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District Board of Directors and the County Council approved the establishment of a Materials Recycling Facility, or MRF (“murf”). That facility is intended to process and sell the County’s recyclables. A budget of a little over a quarter million dollars was set aside for the project. Later, the county added forty thousand dollars to the budget to cover higher than expected equipment costs. The building, bailers and other equipment have been purchased and the foundation has been laid. However, during recent meetings, the board voted several times against proceeding with some other phases of its development. Today, for our WFHB community report, Assistant News Director David Murphy spoke to three local people who have been involved in the project’s development.

bloomingOUT – July 23, 2015

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Join hosts Ryne Shadday and Megan McCullough as they talk with executive director of Visit South Bend Mishawaka and IU alum Rob DeCleene. Rob is also the board secretary of the IU GLBT Alumni Association, and is talking with us today about the mayor of South Bend’s recent coming out. Along with the latest LGBTQ+ events and headlines, you will hear tonight’s music: “This Is Who We Are” by Blake McIver. bloomingOUT would like to thank Rob DeCleene for taking the time to speak with us today.
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Hosts – Ryne Shadday, Megan McCollough
Executive Producer – Joe Crawford
Producer – Olivia Davidson
Engineer – Andrew Sims
Social Media Coordinator – Jacob Samples

Daily Local News – July 23, 2015

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Yesterday an activist group released a second video depicting a senior Planned Parenthood official discussing tissue donations, furthering claims from some that the organization is illegally profiting from the sale of fetal tissue; The Indiana State Department of Agriculture has launched a new state-wide program to promote farming and consumption of locally grown foods; A Florida-based company continued its campaign this week to build a cell tower near the Monroe County Airport; A property owner on South Harmony Road asked to get around Monroe County’s sewer regulations last week.

FEATURES
Progress on Monroe County’s new recycling facility has been slowed down over the last couple of months. Last summer, the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District Board of Directors and the County Council approved the establishment of a Materials Recycling Facility, or MRF (“murf”). That facility is intended to process and sell the County’s recyclables. A budget of a little over a quarter million dollars was set aside for the project. Later, the county added forty thousand dollars to the budget to cover higher than expected equipment costs. The building, bailers and other equipment have been purchased and the foundation has been laid. However, during recent meetings, the board voted several times against proceeding with some other phases of its development. Today, for our WFHB community report, Assistant News Director David Murphy spoke to three local people who have been involved in the project’s development.

VOICES IN THE STREET
Our weekly public oppinion segment.

CREDITS
Today’s headlines were written by Sierra Gardner and Jordan Guskey
Along with David Murphy for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by David Murphy
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.

EcoReport – July 23, 2015

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In today’s EcoReport feature: in July of 2010 Amy Spindler of EcoReport interviewed IU’s Dr. Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Economics. To honor the late Dr. Ostrom and her work, here we rerun that interview discussing her research on the sustainability of the commons.

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.

Today’s Anchors: Julianna Dailey and Dan Young.

This week’s news stories were written by Linda Greene, Norm Holy, and David Murphy. Jim Lang produced the feature and served as our broadcast engineer. This week’s calendar was compiled by Filiz Cicek. EcoReport is produced by Dan Young and Filiz Cicek. Executive producer is Joe Crawford.

Standing Room Only – Citizen Science and Astronomy

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Science Café Bloomington recently hosted a discussion with Daniel Cervantes, the director of Bloomington’s Feynman Observatory, about citizen science and the field of Astronomy. Marta Shockett, Science Café organizer, provided an overview of contributions made by citizen scientists through history. Daniel, who is also a Solar System Ambassador for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech, gives the audience insights on designing and building a home observatory, and discusses his celestial observations.

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