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Ferguson Protests Extend to Bloomington

As protests continued in Ferguson, Missouri, this weekend, Bloomington saw its own rally against police violence. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford was on the scene Saturday afternoon. He brings us this report.

Bring It On! – August 25, 2014

William Hosea and Clarence Boone welcome William Vance, Jim Mitchell and Rev. Donald Griffin Sr.

PART ONE
William and Clarence welcome back William Vance, president of the Monroe County branch of the NAACP, along with former Bloomington Police Department officers Jim Mitchell and Rev. Donald Griffin Sr. to continue a discussion which began on last week’s show on the events in Ferguson, Mo.

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

Activate! – Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Long time volunteers Carl Darnell and Erikka Vaughn talk about the rewards of mentoring students and building a learning community at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, here in Bloomington on the corner of 7th and Rogers. Also, more volunteer opportunities to work as a tutor or mentor with Monroe County students from the Volunteer Network.

Links:
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Girls Inc Afterschool Volunteers
Youth Programs and Tutoring at the Rise
BBBS School Bigs

Books Unbound – Frankenstein, Part 2

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 22, 2014

Hola Bloomington is WFHB’s Spanish radio program.

Eco Report – August 21, 2014

In today’s EcoReport feature, Matt Skuya from the Sierra Club talks about their Beyond Coal campaign and some reasons to support renewable energy in Indiana.

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.

This week’s news stories were written by Linda Greene, Norm Holy, David Murphy, and Dan Young. This week’s feature was engineered by Dan Young. 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.

EcoReport – Beyond Coal with Matt Skuya

In today’s EcoReport feature, Matt Skuya from the Sierra Club talks about their Beyond Coal campaign and some reasons to support renewable energy in Indiana.

BloomingOUT – August 21, 2014

Monroe County (Bloomington IN) Circuit Court (sixth seat) Judge Valeri Haughton discusses marriage equality and racism. IU alum, former WFHB volunteer, journalist and activist Delphine Criscenzo talks about black women living in suburbia as well as racial violence in general. Classic and neo-burlesque performer Tessa Von Twinkle chats about the art of burlesque performance and her upcoming performances in Bloomington IN, Nashville, IN and New Orleans, LA.

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

Interview with Grant Street Jazz Festival Organizer David Miller

This weekend marks the third annual Grant Street Jazz Festival. Organizer David Miller joined WFHB Jazz Programmer Ray Zdonek to speak about the
local jazz scene last night – their talk here, in today’s community report.

Daily Local News – August 21, 2014

On August 16, researchers at Indiana University presented a study on the perception of mutual love in straight and LGBT relationships; Last week, Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly sent a letter requesting military aid be sent to Kiev. Senator Donnelly joined Arizona Senator John McCain in asking President Barack Obama to send supplies to aid the Ukrainian government; One of the best baseball players to come from Monroe County is reportedly buried in an unmarked grave in Rose Hill Cemetary; The repeal of Indiana’s energy efficiency program will cost residents money, according to a new report; Indiana State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tomorrow at an undisclosed location in Monroe County; Budget hearings are underway as various governmental agencies present their spending strategy before the city council this month.

FEATURE
This weekend marks the third annual Grant Street Jazz Festival. Organizer David Miller joined WFHB Jazz Programmer Ray Zdonek to speak about the local jazz scene last night – their talk here, in today’s community report.

VOICES IN THE STREET
WFHB’s exclusive public opinion segment.

CREDITS
Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele, Scott Weddle
Today’s headlines were written by Harrison Wagner, Susan Northleaf and Joe Crawford
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

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