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Daily Local News – May 28, 2015

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5/28/2015
Construction of Interstate 69 in the Bloomington area is forcing the partial closure of some local roads;For the first time, the Monroe County School Corporation will live-stream its high school graduation ceremonies this Saturday;The Monroe County Council voted four to three Tuesday night to support extending the life of the West Side TIF district by 15 years.

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Early in her career, veteran Bloomington newspaper editor Andrea Murray faced a choice that would define her professional existence: a high-profile gig at a major corporate newspaper, or return home to cover stories in her community. She followed her heart. Murray joined the staff of the Bloomington Herald-Times as a part-time copy editor in 1987 and retired in 2014 as Managing Editor, concluding a 27-year run at the paper. Last month Murray spoke to journalism students at IU as part of a panel discussion of women in media, where she reflected on the challenges and triumphs of a life dedicated to saying “yes” to her audience. Instructor and moderator Chad Carrothers and his class of J200 students are surprised to find out that Murray’s original intent was broadcast…but THAT class was full. That was veteran Bloomington newspaper editor Andrea Murray speaking to journalism students at IU earlier this year. IU instructor and former WFHB General Manager Chad Carrothers moderated that discussion. To hear Murray and three other local women journalists discuss the challenges women face in the newsroom, you can go to WFHB dot ORG.

VOICES IN THE STREET
Craft beer is a cause for good cheer: On location at the 5th Annual Bloomington Craft Beer Festival.

CREDITS
Anchors: Scott Weddle, Carolyn VandeWiele
You’ve been listening to the Daily Local News on WFHB,
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Today’s headlines were written by Sierra Gardner and Ivy Bridges
Along with David Murphy for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Chad Carrothers
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our engineer today is Jose Rodriguez
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford.

Andrea Murray Reflects on Life as a Female Journalist

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Early in her career, veteran Bloomington newspaper editor Andrea Murray faced a choice that would define her professional existence: a high-profile gig at a major corporate newspaper, or return home to cover stories in her community. She followed her heart. Murray joined the staff of the Bloomington Herald-Times as a part-time copy editor in 1987 and retired in 2014 as Managing Editor, concluding a 27-year run at the paper. Last month Murray spoke to journalism students at IU as part of a panel discussion of women in media, where she reflected on the challenges and triumphs of a life dedicated to saying “yes” to her audience. Instructor and moderator Chad Carrothers and his class of J200 students are surprised to find out that Murray’s original intent was broadcast…but THAT class was full.

That was veteran Bloomington newspaper editor Andrea Murray speaking to journalism students at IU earlier this year. IU instructor and former WFHB General Manager Chad Carrothers moderated that discussion. To hear Murray and three other local women journalists discuss the challenges women face in the newsroom, you can go to wfhb.org.

Voices In The Street – Craft beer is a cause for good cheer: On location at the 5th Annual Bloomington Craft Beer Festival

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The Brewers of Indiana Guild was organized in 2000 to provide a unifying voice for the craft breweries and brewpubs of Indiana—which are closing in on 100 in Indiana alone. For five years in a row, Bloomington has hosted its craft beer festival and voices in the street hit the festival to ask folks why they love going.

EcoReport – May 28, 2015

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Bowden Quinn talks about a controversial development at Indiana Dunes State Park.

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: Linda Lightner and Glenn Lightner.
This week’s news stories were written by Linda Greene, Norm Holy, and Dave Murphy. Our feature was produced by Norm Holy. Our broadcast engineer is Dan Withered. EcoReport is produced by Dan Young and Filiz Cicek. Executive producer is Joe Crawford.

EcoReport – Indiana Dunes

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Bowden Quinn talks about a controversial development at Indiana Dunes State Park.

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Hydraulic Fracking A Concern For Hoosiers

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The state of Oklahoma has experienced an increased number of earthquakes in recent years and researchers there say the seismic activity appears to be linked to oil and gas drilling. Specifically, the earthquakes seem to be connected to the use of hydraulic fracking, a process that also occurs in parts on Indiana. WFHB correspondent Kyle Boen looked into whether Hoosiers should be worrying about increased risk of earthquakes and we bring you that story now in this WFHB exclusive.

Standing Room Only – 2015 Legislative Wrap-Up

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On May 6, 2015, The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, led by its president and CEO,  Jeb Conrad, hosted a conversation with local legislators, who discussed some of the highlights of this year’s legislative session and provided insights into the effects of new legislation. This event was moderated by WISH-TV political reporter Jim Shella, and is part of  programming provided in support of the Chamber’s one-hundredth anniversary.

Better Beware! – Phony Phone Tactics

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Scammers who call on the phone demanding money deserve anything they get – so here’s some ideas on how to turn the tables on ‘em!

Daily Local News – May 27, 2015

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An armed man and an accomplice robbed the People’s State Bank on Bloomington’s East side yesterday evening; The City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development Department announced yesterday that applications are now available for its 2015 Citizens’ Academy program; Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has joined a national lawsuit against four cancer charities accused of scamming millions of dollars from donors; The proposal to extend the life of the west-side TIF district is on the table once again; The Jack Hopkins Social Services Funding Committee announced its recommendations, for funding allocations, to local non-profit organizations, for 2015.

FEATURE
The state of Oklahoma has experienced an increased number of earthquakes in recent years and researchers there say the seismic activity appears to be linked to oil and gas drilling. Specifically, the earthquakes seem to be connected to the use of hydraulic fracking, a process that also occurs in parts on Indiana. WFHB correspondent Kyle Boen looked into whether Hoosiers should be worrying about increased risk of earthquakes and we bring you that story now in this WFHB exclusive.

BETTER BEWARE!
Scammers who call on the phone demanding money deserve anything they get – so here’s some ideas on how to turn the tables on ‘em!

CREDITS
Anchors – Kelly Wherley and Araceli Gomez
Today’s headlines were written by Ivy Bridges, Jerrod Dill and Jack Hanek
Along with David Murphy for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services
Better Beware was produced by Richard Fish
Our feature was produced by Doug Storm
Our engineers today are Adam Reichle and Matt Gwaltney
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford

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