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Ins and Outs of Money – Free Community Tax Service 2015

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Commercial tax services can do your income tax filing and get your return to you quickly. But if your household income is under $53,000, you can get help from an IRS-certified tax preparer absolutely free of charge—and get your return just as quickly. Find out how you can take advantage of this year’s Free Community Tax Service at a location near you (and online).

Daily Local News – January 26, 2015

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A fire at Village Deli yesterday afternoon has forced the restaurant to close; A Republican state representative is pushing a bill to allow firearms on Indiana’s college campuses; In a report released on Friday, the Human Rights Campaign listed Indiana as “High Priority to Achieve Basic Equality” regarding the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens; Starting today crews will be closing single lanes on State Road 37 north of Bloomington; A long-time city employee is this year’s recipient of Bloomington’s Martin Luther King Jr; Renovations at the Monroe County Public Library are almost finished.

FEATURE
Last week the city of Bloomington hosted what was dubbed a community conversation with law enforcement. The public was invited to make comments and ask questions to a panel of local police. The two-hour event got heated at times, with many residents speaking about police violence and racial bias. We now bring you a portion of that conversation for today’s WFHB community report.

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

CREDITS
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Emily Beck, Amanda Marino and Anson Shupe
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Michael Hilton
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.

A Community Conversation with Local Law Enforcement

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Last week the city of Bloomington hosted what was dubbed a community conversation with law enforcement. The public was invited to make comments and ask questions to a panel of local police. The two-hour event got heated at times, with many residents speaking about police violence and racial bias. We now bring you a portion of that conversation for today’s WFHB community report.

Bring It On! – January 26, 2015

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William Hosea and Cornelius Wright welcome Mark Kruzan and Beverly Calender-Anderson.

PART ONE
On tonight’s show, William and Cornelius welcome Bloomington mayor Mark Kruzan to the show. He, along with Beverly Calender-Anderson, comes on to reflect on mayor Kruzan’s tenure which began in 2003. We also talk about his new appointment to the position of Director of Community and Family Resources Department for the City of Bloomington, Mrs. Calender-Anderson.

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

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

Activate! – CASA: Angie Raymond

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Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Angie Raymond explains the importance of this volunteer position to the children caught up in DCS cases and talks about the rewards of her own experience. Also, volunteer opportunities connected to the legal sector from the City of Bloomington’s Volunteer Network.

LINKS

CASA
Middle Way House
Protective Order Assistant
CASA Volunteers

Books Unbound – “Benito Cereno” by Herman Melville

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The first of a four-part program on Herman Melville’s masterpiece of historical fiction, “Benito Cereno.” This American novella is based on a chapter from the memoir of the real-life Captain Amasa Delano, who during his voyages in 1805 encountered a mysterious merchant-ship carrying a skeleton crew of Spaniards, an ineffectual and perplexing captain, and 150 Africans for the slave trade. In changing some of the details from the original factual account, Melville creates a dark and suspenseful allegory of race and class, fraught with tragic irony, that appeared during the crisis years leading up to the American Civil War.

Listeners are advised that the story is told mainly from the point of view of Captain Delano, who harbors the racial stereotypes characteristic of most white Americans at the time. The novella raises such compelling questions about race that Ralph Ellison took his epigraph for Invisible Man from Melville.

Our reader is Doug Storm. Special music for the episode comes from River of Light by Richard Danielpour, performed by Tim Fain and Pei-Yao Wang. Produced and written by Cynthia Wolfe with Doug Storm.

Credits

Host: Sarah Torbeck
Announcer: Berklea Going
Executive producer: Alycin Bektesh
Theme music: The Impossible Shapes

Hola Bloomington – January 23, 2015

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Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Minerva Sosa, María Auxiliadora Viloria, Carlos Bakota, Shirley Pérez y Luz López hablan sobre el racismo y si existe aquí en Bloomington. También, invitada Adriana Rosales habla sobre la salud y que debes hacer este año nuevo para mejorar tu salud.

Hola Bloomington hosts Minerva Sosa, Maria Auxiliadora Viloria, Carlos Bakota, Shirley Perez and Luz Lopez discuss racism and whether they believe racism exists here in Bloomington. Also, special guest Adriana Rosales talks about health and ways we can improve our health in the new year.

bloomingOUT – January 22, 2015

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Join cohosts Jeff Poling and Erica Dorsey as they discuss the upcoming Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival with Sarah Perfetti and Rene Henry! Also hear this week’s Out on Campus, featuring a discussion about “traditional” marital roles and the relationship between religious services and being LGBTQ+.

Hosts – Jeff Poling, Erica Dorsey
Executive Producer – Alycin Bektesh
Producer – Olivia Davidson
Script Coordinator – Hayley Bass
Board Engineer – Carissa Barrett

Voices In The Street – Content of Character: Assessing Racial Equality in America

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Last Monday, we celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King is a central figure in non-violent opposition to racism and the fight for racial equality. It’s been more than 50 years since he delivered his “I have a Dream” speech, so Voices in the Streets hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors if they think we’ve achieved racial equality here in America.

Resuming Diplomatic Ties With Cuba

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Members of a local organization were in Cuba last month when the press announced that diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba would be resumed. The group was a delegation of the organization CUBAmistad, which facilitates a sister city relationship between Bloomington and the city of Santa Clara. WFHB News contributor Cynthia Roberts, who co-founded the CUBAmistad organization, was part of that delegation. She reports here on what changes are currently under discussion as State Department personnel meet this week with their counterparts in Havana.

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