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Daily Local News – October 13, 2014

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Two recent public forums in Indiana have addressed the spread of the virus Ebola to the United States; Within the next 30 days the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles plans to issue notice to Hoosiers entitled to refund checks; Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann recently announced the winners of Indiana’s “Excellence in Community Economic Development and Affordable Housing” award; The city has balanced their books for the upcoming year; The board of trustees of Indiana University approved the construction of an addition to the current School of Public and Environmental Affairs building to accommodate its graduate studies program.

FEATURE
On Friday, local criminal justice and community partner agencies announced Monroe County’s selection as one of just 12 communities in the state to be awarded funding for the creation of a new Mental Health Pilot Project and Mental Health Court from the state legislature. WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh was on hand at the press conference and brings us today’s community report.

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

CREDITS
Anchors: Alycin Becktesh, Matt Noble
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Cathi Norton, Anson Shupe and Sophia Saliby
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Dan Whithered
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker,
Our engineer is Chris Martin,
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Books Unbound – Frankenstein, Part 9

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was 18 when she and her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, visited some literary friends and got involved in a challenge, to see who could write the most frightening story. Out of a group that included the poet Lord Byron, only Mary’s story of a scientist who goes too far has lasted as a landmark of fantastic literature. Mary Shelley was twenty when the book was published.

Frankenstein was published in 1818, as the Industrial Revolution readied for takeoff in Europe. Science held out the promise of mankind’s triumph over nature, even over death itself – and electricity was the key. In the novel, a doctor uses electricity to re-animate parts of human corpses into a whole, living being – who, although hideous, develops intelligence and self-awareness – and finally turns against its creator. Frankenstein was banned in South Africa in 1955, for containing material deemed “indecent” and “obscene.”

Hola Bloomington – October 10, 2014

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Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Maria Auxiliadora Viloria y Araceli Gómez-Aldana hablan con Madelin Perez Noa, pintora surrealista artista de Caibarien, Cuba sobre su arte e estancia en Bloomington. También, una entrevista por telefono con José toledo sobre su documental UNFREEDOM: Latino Immigrants in a Midwestern Town.

Hola Bloomington’s hosts Maria Auxiliadora Viloria and Araceli Gómez-Aldana speak with Madelin Perez Noa, a surrealist painter and artist from Caibarien, Cuba about her art and stay in Bloomington. Also, a phone interview with José Toledo about his documentary Unfreedom: Latino Immigrants in a Midwestern Town.

Dr. John Wernert speaks at Healthcare Financial Managers Association conference

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The Secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Doctor John Wernert, was the keynote speaker at a Healthcare Financial Managers Association conference in Bloomington last week. WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh attend his talk and spoke with him further about Indiana’s proposal to the federal government to allow the Health Indiana Plan two-point-oh as a substitute for the affordable care act. Their conversation here, in today’s community report.

Daily Local News – October 9, 2014

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Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced that nearly 450,000 Hoosiers may be eligible for a refund from AT&T according to a settlement reached this week;The first American soldier in the military attack on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria was a Hoosier: Marine Jordan Spears from Memphis, Indiana;On Tuesday Senator Donnelly sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, and the Army Corps of Engineers expressing concern about the proposed new definition waters of the United States and the interpretive rule;Bloomington’s premier of the film DamNation will be shown at 7p.m. Sunday, October 12th, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.

FEATURE
The Secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Doctor John Wernert, was the keynote speaker at a Healthcare Financial Managers Association conference in Bloomington last week. WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh attend his talk and spoke with him further about Indiana’s proposal to the federal government to allow the Health Indiana Plan two-point-oh as a substitute for the affordable care act. Their conversation here, in today’s community report.

VOICES IN THE STREET
Up next is Voices in the Street, our weekly public opinion segment.
Where do you get your news and why: Media motives and the public trust.

CREDITS
Anchors: Scott Weddle & Carolyn VandeWiele
Today’s headlines were written by Anson Shupe and Susan Northleaf
Voices in the Street is produced by Kelly Wherley, along with correspondent Taylor Telford
Our engineers are Jose and Jon
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer if Joe Crawford
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Voices in the Street – Where do you get your news and why: Media motives and the public trust

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WFHB’s Fall Fund Drive is in full swing—big thanks to everyone who supports community radio! This week, Voices in the Street brings to a two-part segment focusing on the news, its motivation, and news sources you trust. So tell us, Bloomington: What do you think influences the news stories we hear, and what are some of your trusted sources?

In part two, we asked what news sources you trust.

EcoReport – October 9, 2014

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It’s time for our Fall Fund drive here at W-F-H-B, your opportunity to show support for independent news coverage of environmental and ecological issues affecting the local community.

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

Bloomington Beware! – Shellshock/Bash Bug

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If you thought the “Heartbleed” bug was bad, get ready for Shellshock, as the Bash Bug is much, much worse. 70 percent of all computers — including your phone, maybe your car, and even your thermostat — have been vulnerable for over twenty years.

Group of developers make case for new downtown Bloomington hotel; would be part of a series of developments

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Major changes are in the works for a stretch of Kirkwood Avenue downtown. Assistant News Director Joe Crawford has that story for today’s WFHB community report.

The Indiana State Police Receives $567,000 In Federal Grants for Anti-Methamphetamine Program

The Indiana State Police received a $567,000 federal grant from the Department of Justice office of Community Oriented Policing Services (or COPS) Anti-Methamphetamine Program. The COPS Anti-Meth Program provides funds to state law enforcement agencies to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine. The fight against methamphetamine use is one of U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly’s priorities for fiscal year 2015 federal appropriations. Indiana is one of only ten states receiving a 2014 COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program award and this grant will boost the state’s current efforts to fight Meth Use and the destruction that follows in its wake.

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