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EcoReport – May 1, 2014

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Piret Harmon, General Manager of the Scotts Valley Water District in California, discusses the newly announced state-of-emergency drought covering all of California, and how it is affecting the state’s economy and environment.

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

The condom industry and public health research

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On April 1st James Craigie and others spoke as part of the IU school of Public Health’s lecture series. The lecture was titled. Advancing Public Health Is Good for Business: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Life Sciences. Specifically the lecture is about the synergetic partnership of large corporations and research entities. Speakers included James Craigie Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Church & Dwight Co., Inc, Michael Reese with the School of Public Health, Bruce Weiss, Vice President of Marketing for Trojan and others. This event was recorded on location the IU Memorial Union  for Standing Room Only, on WFHB.

Grassroots Conservatives Poll Straw

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The group Grassroots Conservatives describes itself as a coalition of conservative Republicans, Tea Party Patriots, constitutionalists, independents, and libertarians who come together to pursue the American Dream. The group held a straw poll last night at the Monroe County Public Library, inviting members to select the Republican primary race candidates for Congress, County Council District 2, and County Council District 4 that best meet the Grassroots Conservatives’ principals of reducing federal government spending, low taxes and regulations, and a constitutionally limited government. Correspondent Casey Kuhn attended the polling last night and recorded candidate speeches, interviews with organization members, and the results for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

Daily Local News – April 30, 2014

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By a vote of ten-to-one, the Indiana State Board of Education put an end to the current academic standards today, focusing on a new method they say will help students be more college and career ready; Members of boards and commissions in Bloomington will have to reveal financial information more regularly as a result of a new city policy; The nation’s largest solar farm built on top of a federal Superfund site became operational in Indianapolis last month; The Trashion Refashion 2014 Runway Show entertained Bloomington residents on Sunday at the Buskirk Chumley Theater with two runway segments, a “Trashion-off,” and performances by the Aerial Silks, Hudsucker Posse, and Jefferson Street Marching Band.

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The group Grassroots Conservatives describes itself as a coalition of conservative Republicans, Tea Party Patriots, constitutionalists, independents, and libertarians who come together to pursue the American Dream. The group held a straw poll last night at the Monroe County Public Library, inviting members to select the Republican primary race candidates for Congress, County Council District 2, and County Council District 4 that best meet the Grassroots Conservatives’ principals of reducing federal government spending, low taxes and regulations, and a constitutionally limited government. Correspondent Casey Kuhn attended the polling last night and recorded candidate speeches, interviews with organization members, and the results for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
Authors — especially academics who need to publish — are being hit by fake publicists who promise all kinds of publicity and book-sales. Then they take the money and run!

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Anchors: Cathi Norton, Kelly Wherley
Today’s headlines were written by Ruben Solis, Linda Green, and Stephanie Stewart,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services.
Bloomington Beware was produced by Anson Shupe,
Our feature was produced by Ilze Akerbergs.
Our engineer today is Jim Lang,
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Bloomington Beware! – Publish And Perish

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Authors — especially academics who need to publish — are being hit by fake publicists who promise all kinds of publicity and book-sales. Then they take the money and run!

Daily Local News – April 29, 2014

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The principal at Fairview Elementary reported April 22nd on what she said were positive developments at the school; Developers got the green light April 24th to build a 3-story, mostly residential building on the north side of Bloomington; The Ellettsville Town Council voted April 28th to accept $223,000 in federal funds for its Heritage Trail project; The city of Bloomington is seeking applicants to fill vacancies on the city board and commissions; Actor Jonathan Banks will visit the IU cinema tomorrow at 3:00PM. Banks is scheduled to host an on-stage Q&A followed by a screening of clips from his 40-year acting career; This week on The Strike Mic: plans for May Day activism in Bloomington.

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“No Justice, Just Us” is a slogan that connects film director and Indiana University graduate Denis Hennelly’s two most recent films, Bold Native and Goodbye World. Bold Native offers a fictionalized representation of the Animal Liberation Front showing activists planning a major disruptive event, while Goodbye World looks at the ways we try to hold on to normal in the midst of catastrophic collapse brought on a cyber-security breach. Both film stress the bonds of community and the justification of taking direct action. For today’s WFHB feature exclusive correspondent Doug Storm speaks with Denis Hennelly about what viewers can expect from these two films playing tonight at the IU Cinema.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
Steve and Phil Schuman, Director of Financial Literacy for Indiana University talk about making smart decisions after graduation on WFHB’s weekly financial segment.

CREDITS
Anchors: Stephanie Stewart, Nick Tumino
Today’s headlines were written by Sierra Gardner
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Doug Storm
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library
Today’s engineer and our Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Filmmaker & IU Alumni Denis Hennelly Focuses on Social Justice in Upcoming Film Screenings

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“No Justice, Just Us” is a slogan that connects film director and Indiana University graduate Denis Hennelly’s two most recent films, Bold Native and Goodbye World. Bold Native offers a fictionalized representation of the Animal Liberation Front showing activists planning a major disruptive event, while Goodbye World looks at the ways we try to hold on to normal in the midst of catastrophic collapse brought on a cyber-security breach. Both film stress the bonds of community and the justification of taking direct action. For today’s WFHB feature exclusive correspondent Doug Storm speaks with Denis Hennelly about what viewers can expect from these two films playing tonight at the IU Cinema.

Interchange – A Passion to Preserve: Gay Men as Keepers of Culture

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Host Trish Kerle’ interviews author, Will Fellows, whose book, A Passion to Preserve: Gay Men as Keepers of Culture, documents an American social movement rendered nearly invisible by most historians. Fellows believes there’s ample evidence that gay men have long been extraordinary preservers of history and that this inherent interest is the result of a “psychologic androgyny” of masculine and feminine qualities. He discusses five patterns of behavior in gay men who are preservation-minded that he has identified: gender atypicality, domophilia, romanticism, aestheticism, and connection- and community-mindedness.  Fellows says, “we who begin our lives as boys, who are not like other boys, grow into men unlike other men.” 

Ins and Outs of Money – Topics for Graduates

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Steve and Phil Schuman, Director of Financial Literacy for Indiana University, talk about making smart decisions after graduation.

Bring It On! – April 28, 2014

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Bev Smith and Clarence Boone welcome Dr. Tyron Cooper, three-time Emmy award nominee and the director of the IU Soul Revue.

PART ONE
The IU Soul Revue was founded in 1971, with ethnomusicologist Portia K. Maultsby appointed as the ensemble’s first director. Over the course of the last 40 years, the “Revue” has wowed audiences not only locally but across the country with dynamic performances of timeless R&B, Soul, Funk, and contemporary Black popular music styles delivered by its commanding male and female vocal ensemble, powerful horn line, and tight rhythm section.

Joining Bev and Clarence on the show is current Director of the IU Soul Revue, and three-time Emmy nominee, Dr. Tyron Cooper. Dr. Cooper talks about what to expect from the Revue at their upcoming spring concert.

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

CREDITS
Hosts: Bev Smith 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

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