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Bring It On! – September 1st, 2014

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William Hosea and Clarence Boone welcome Paul Norris.

PART ONE
On today’s show, William and Clarence welcome Paul Norris, a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy and former Police Chief at IUPUI, the University of Virginia and Indiana University Bloomington.

Officer Norris share’s his perspective on how the Ferguson police chief might have handled the initial police department intervention differently in the days following the police-action shooting and, going forward, how might that police force rebuild community trust in the wake of the unfolding events in Ferguson.

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

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

Books Unbound – Frankenstein, Part 3

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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 – August 29, 2014

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Hostess Maria Auxiliadora Viloria, Minerva Sosa y Carlos Bakota, interview Lillian Casillas director of LA CASA Latino Cultural Center IU.

EcoReport – Bob Madden of Lake Lemon Conservancy

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Bob Madden, manager of the Lake Lemon Conservancy, tells us how the lake has become a successful conservation story.

BloomingOUT – August 28, 2014

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Associate Dean and Director at Weston Career Center/Washington University/St Louis and original show co-anchor Mark Brostoff reflects upon show history as well as his work with LGBT students then and now. Urban Indian and Louisiana attorney Becca Riall is back with talk about “Where is Your Teepee?” The Backdoor’s Nicci Boroski and IU GLBTSSS office staff member Xander Hardy stop by with the latest updates about the upcoming Summerfest to be held 5-6 September at various locations on IU Campus and in Bloomington.
This is the final show for original show anchor Helen Harrell, long time producer Carol Fischer and co-anchor Michael Reece as well as news director Josh Vidrich.

Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Board Engineers Jasmine Mallet & Olivia Davison
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson

Voices in the Street – Keeping cool when the climate’s caliente: How do you beat the heat?

Bloomington had a summer to remember. 2014 consistently served up temperatures here with lows in the mid 50s and highs in the upper 70s. But the return of IU students seems to have also brought the warm weather, so Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors how they stay cool when the heat is on.

Proton Therapy Center Closing Causes Disappointment, Outrage

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On August 23rd, Jeffrey Isaac, the James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, posted on his Facebook page a long letter expressing disappointment and outrage at IU’s unceremonious declaration they would be shuttering the Proton Therapy Center where he has been receiving treatment for prostate cancer. Isaac learned of the closing when he was handed a form letter by staff as he entered the facility. He speaks with WFHB correspondent Doug Storm about his experience, in today’s community report.

Daily Local News – August 28, 2014

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The Indiana Department of Transportation announced today that Indiana has received a waiver from certain aspects of the federal No Child Left Behind law; The owners of a new high-end apartment building along the B-Line Trail could get a three-quarter-million dollar tax break; Rideshare company Uber announced a launch in 20 college towns nationwide today, including Bloomington.

FEATURE
On August 23rd, Jeffrey Isaac, the James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, posted on his Facebook page a long letter expressing disappointment and outrage at IU’s unceremonious declaration they would be shuttering the Proton Therapy Center where he has been receiving treatment for prostate cancer. Isaac learned of the closing when he was handed a form letter by staff as he entered the facility. He speaks with WFHB correspondent Doug Storm about his experience, in today’s community report.

VOICES IN THE STREET
Our weekly public opinion segment.

CREDITS
Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele, Scott Weddle
Today’s headlines were written by Alycin Bektesh
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Doug Storm
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Our board engineer and Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Controversial Rideshare Program Uber launches in Bloomington

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Despite not conforming to the regulations of Bloomington’s Taxi Ordinance, popular rideshare Uber announced it’s expansion to Bloomington this morning.
WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh has the report.

5:09pm UPDATE
In response to an interview request regarding the cease and desist notice from the City of Bloomington, WFHB News received the following e mail
“Uber has been providing residents of Indiana with safe, affordable and reliable transportation options for over a year. We’ve already received overwhelming demand and support from residents and visitors of Bloomington eager for access to expanded transportation choices. We look forward to continuing to work with officials in Bloomington to find a permanent home for ridesharing in the city.”

Eco Report – August 28, 2014

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Bob Madden, manager of the Lake Lemon Conservancy, tells us how the lake has become a successful conservation story.

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 Kelly Miller and Linda Stewart.
This week’s news stories were written by Alycin Bektesh, Joe Crawford, Linda Greene, Norm Holy, Susan Northleaf, and Dan Withered. This week’s feature was engineered by Dan Withered. This week’s calendar was compiled by Dan Young.
Our broadcast engineer is Dan Withered. Producers for EcoReport are Stephanie Stewart, Kelly Miller, and Dan Young. Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

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