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Primary Election Results

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WFHB News Staff Alycin Bektesh and Joe Crawford were on hand throughout the primary elections held in Indiana yesterday, and brought regular interviews and updated results as the ballots were counted. The results of all the contested primary races here – in today’s wfhb feature report.

Daily Local News – May 7, 2014

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A demonstration this evening on the courthouse square is part of a larger day of action called Days of Remembrance, a nationwide effort to bring attention to united states drone use; The Monroe County Commission accepted a $120,000 state grant May 2nd to help build a pedestrian trail just west of Bloomington; In the latest report in a series of Non Profit examinations authored by Indiana University professor in the school of public and environmental affairs Kirsten Grønbjerg, findings show that membership-based non profits are especially hard hit by economic recessions; The Ellettsville Plan Commission discussed ideas for expanding the Town during a meeting May 1st.

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WFHB News Staff Alycin Bektesh and Joe Crawford were on hand throughout the primary elections held in Indiana yesterday, and brought regular interviews and updated results as the ballots were counted. The results of all the contested primary races here – in today’s wfhb feature report.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE
People in the service, and their families, and their friends — and now, a lot of ordinary civillians as well — are at serious risk from nasty, savvy, and highly targeted scams. If you’re military, beware — and whether you are or not, help spread the word.

CREDITS
Today’s headlines were written by Alycin Bektesh
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services.
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish, along with correspondent Andrew Huddleston
Our feature was produced by Ilze Akerbergs.
Our engineer today is Jim Lang,
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Bloomington Beware! – Military Maneuvers

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People in the service, and their families, and their friends — and now, a lot of ordinary civillians as well — are at serious risk from nasty, savvy, and highly targeted scams. If you’re military, beware — and whether you are or not, help spread the word.

Indiana’s membership nonprofits hard hit through recessions

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In the latest report in a series of nonprofit examinations authored by Indiana University professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs Kirsten Grønbjerg, findings show that membership-based nonprofits are especially hard hit by economic recessions.

Indiana Nonprofit Membership and Related Employment, 1995-2011

BPAC Protests Drone Use

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A demonstration this evening on the courthouse square is part of a larger day of action called Days of Remembrance, a nationwide effort to bring attention to United States drone use.

“The U.S. drone program operates outside of the rule of law, essentially acting as judge jury and executioner,” says Timothy Baer, an organizer with Bloomington Peace Action Coalition

Names being read during the event are compiled by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism from news sources in the regions that have been hit by done attacks, a part of a larger project by BIJ called “Naming the Dead.” The names will include 62 school children killed in an attack to a religious school in Pakistan.  Baer says reading the names out loud brings a human element to a military tactic that has removed the hardships of war from those who carry out the attacks.

“Those who are killing people, they are removed from the kill-zone,” says Baer. “They are typically thousands of miles away.”

Today’s rally is being held on the courthouse square between 5 and 6 pm, coinciding with events nationwide as well as a quilt exhibition also protesting the use of drones on display in the Monroe County Public Library through May 18th.  The Bloomington Peace Action Coalition has proposed a local resolution for passage by the Bloomington City council.  Baer says it is important for local legislatures to take a stand against actions made by the federal government, and sees continued drone warfare as increasing safety risks in America.

“The actions we are taking are in no way decreasing terrorism, they are without a shadow of a doubt increasing it, we are essentially creating more enemies than can be destroyed.”

Interchange – Taking the Measure of Raintree County

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Courtesy of the Estate of Ross F. Lockridge, Jr.

Courtesy of the Estate of Ross F. Lockridge, Jr.

Host Doug Storm introduces the three-part series Taking the Measure of Raintree County.

Perhaps it needn’t be said that Raintree County is novel with a history.  We take a first step tonight into the geography of the novel with the aid of three guests who will provide a kind of compass rose to help locate us in the mythical world of Ross Lockridge, Jr.

Guests:
Don Gray, emeritus professor of English literature at Indiana University; Eric Sandweiss, Carmony Chair, Department of History and Editor of Indiana Magazine of History; and Cherry Williams, Curator of Manuscripts at The Lilly Library at Indiana University.

Ins and Outs of Money – What’s your Interest?

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So, what’s your interest? This week we are going to test your knowledge on how interest works for or against you in budgeting and personal finance.

Bring It On! – May 5, 2014

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William Hosea and Clarence Boone welcome Portia Maultsby, Professor Emerita of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University.

PART ONE
Recognizing that student talent and interest in Black performance styles could foster the development of such ensembles as a vital part of academic coursework, the IU Soul Revue was established in 1971 by Herman C. Hudson with Ethnomusicologist Portia K. Maultsby was appointed as the ensemble’s first director.

She served in this capacity for 10 years. Demonstrating a repertoire based in R&B, soul, and other forms of urban Black popular music, the “Revue” would become America’s first collegiate Black popular music ensemble offered for academic credit, under ethnomusicologist Professor Maultsby’s direction.

Portia joins William and Clarence to discuss this years spring concert and reflect on her distinguished teaching career upon her retirement at the end of the semester.

PART TWO
Headline news of interest to the African-American community.

PART THREE
William and Clarence reflect on BIO’s recent recognition after receiving an award from the Indiana Society of Professional Journalist annual awards banquet in Indianapolis.

CREDITS
Hosts: William Hosea and Clarence Boone
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 – May 5, 2014

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Indiana’s primary elections are tomorrow, May 6th, with polls opening at 6am and closing at 6pm; At a Bloomington City Council meeting last week, the owners of three large new buildings downtown asked council members to approve tax breaks for their businesses; Indiana University-Bloomington is being investigated for violations of federal sex discrimination rules; On May first, Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly announced his support for a Senate bill that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline without requiring a permit from President Obama to move forward.

FEATURE
A new report from the American Lung Association says Indianapolis has the 20th most polluted air in the country. That’s based on levels of small particles in the air that affect cardiovascular health and could be linked to cancer. The report shows worsening air quality in Indianapolis and around the country. Assistant News Director Joe Crawford brings us this WFHB feature exclusive on what the new data means for Indianapolis and Monroe County, where we know much less about pollution levels.

ACTIVATE!
Lucy Schaich, Assistant Director of the City of Bloomington’s Volunteer Network along with New Hope Family Shelter Executive Director Elaine Gwin and New Hope volunteer Joanne on the Volunteer Network’s Fill the Gap community volunteer initiative and the specific needs of Fill the Gap partner agency New Hope Family Shelter.

CREDITS
Anchors: Maria McKinley, Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy and Alycin Bektesh
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Joe Crawford.
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker,
Our engineer today is Chris Martin,
The Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Air Quality Takes Turn for the Worse

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A new report from the American Lung Association says Indianapolis has the 20th most polluted air in the country. That’s based on levels of small particles in the air that affect cardiovascular health and could be linked to cancer. The report shows worsening air quality in Indianapolis and around the country. Assistant News Director Joe Crawford brings us this WFHB feature exclusive on what the new data means for Indianapolis and Monroe County, where we know much less about pollution levels.

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