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EcoReport – June 12, 2014

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Sheryl Myers and Doug Berky, from Heart of The River, explain their group’s opposition to the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir that could be built near Anderson, 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.

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

Standing Room Only – Alternative Voice with David Barsamian Part 2

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On April 10th in Bloomington Indiana Alternative Radio’s David Barsamian spoke about his lifetime of work as an independent media producer, and the convergence of media, capitalism, and the environment. The second part of this presentation begins with American foreign policy and the media. Mr. Barsamian and Dr. Martha Crouch were the primary speakers and the event was recorded on location at the Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center by WFHB’s Alycin Bektesh for Standing Room Only, on WFHB.

Daily Local News – June 11, 2014

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A New Report Co-Authored by Indiana University Chancellor’s professor of public and environmental affairs John Mike-sull concludes that government corruption is costing tax payers; Southern Indiana is about to have a new area code; An Indiana resident has tested positive for the chikungunya virus after traveling to the Caribbean; The Ellettsville Planning Commission approved a rezoning petition June 6th for property touching State Road 46.

FEATURE
Indiana will no longer receive a portion of its allotted tobacco settlement funds, beginning this year. WFHB correspondent Susan Northleaf talked to State Senator Mark Stoops to find out why the funds have been withdrawn and what this means for Indiana, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
Going away to have some fun? Don’t let a dream vacation become a nightmare. Here are some tips on the latest ways fraudsters are trying to separate you from your money when you’re traveling.

CREDITS
Anchors: Cathi Norton, Susan Northleaf
Today’s headlines were written by Harrison Wagner, Sierra Gardner, and Alycin Bektesh
Along with Drew Daudelin for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services.
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish, with correspondent Anson Shupe
Our feature was produced by Susan Northleaf
Our engineer today is Jim Lang,
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Indiana is Losing Health Funding over Tobacco Use

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Indiana will no longer receive a portion of its allotted tobacco settlement funds, beginning this year. WFHB correspondent Susan Northleaf talked to State Senator Mark Stoops to find out why the funds have been withdrawn and what this means for Indiana, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

Bloomington Beware! – Vacation Scams

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Going away to have some fun? Don’t let a dream vacation become a nightmare. Here are some tips on the latest ways fraudsters are trying to separate you from your money when you’re traveling.

Interchange – Public Education: Dividing the Conquered

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Tonight we try to think about the way Public Education is politicized and the way that the politics of education as a system of social management has made secondary considerations of learning as a path to human flourishing. Unless of course you consider workforce training the path to a realization of your human potential. We raise the issue of our public education system as fulfilling a kind of economic function as well. Where else will Pearson Education sell their wares? Where else will Bill Gates dump all his technology products? The host is Doug Storm.

Joining us for this conversation are:

Cathy Fuentes-Rowher, Chair of the Monroe County/South Central Indiana branch of the Indiana Coalition for Public Education–a grassroots group of people who believe that fully funded and equitable public schools are essential for a healthy democracy.

Cathy Diersing, the School Leader of The Bloomington Project School: a Charter school.

Steve “Roc” Boncheck, a founder and Director of the Harmony School here in Bloomington. Harmony is an Independent school.

Governor Pence Visits Bloomington

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence was in Bloomington today to speak with the Chamber of Commerce. WFHB Correspondent David Murphy attended the event and asked Pence some questions about the Healthy Indiana Plan two-point-oh proposal, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

Daily Local News – June 10, 2014

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Travel time to a verified trauma center from Monroe County is almost double the state average of 36 minutes; The Ellettsville Town Council discussed changes to an ordinance regarding mass gatherings June 10th, altering some language to coincide with the State of Indiana’s mass gathering statute; Next week, bicyclists on a country-spanning race will be trickling through Bloomington.

FEATURE
Indiana Governor Mike Pence was in Bloomington today to speak with the Chamber of Commerce. WFHB Correspondent David Murphy attended the event and asked Pence some questions about the Healthy Indiana Plan two-point-oh proposal, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
Our weekly segment providing economic education and community resources that keep your budget balanced and your finances flourishing.

CREDITS
Anchors: Casey Kuhn, Helen Harrell
Today’s headlines were written by Sierra Gardner and David Murphy
Along with Drew Daudelin for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Alycin Bektesh, with correspondent David Murphy
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County.
Our engineer today is Chris Martin
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

‘Race Across America’ Bike Tour Coming Through Bloomington

Next week, bicyclists on a country-spanning race will be trickling through Bloomington.

Participants in the annual Race Across America road race will set off from Oceanside, California June 10 on their way to Annapolis, Maryland. They are expected to start coming through Time Station 39, in Bloomington, starting around Monday, June 16 through to the weekend. There are different categories of racers, male and female, single, double and team.

Jim Schroeder, a local resident and bicycling enthusiast, is the captain of Station 39, which will be on College Mall Road, in front of Casa Brava restaurant. He says this race is unique in it’s length and time.

Race Across America is not like the notable Tour races, Schroeder says its harder with a longer distance in shorter time.

The race draws competitors from across the globe, especially Europe where ultra-marathon bike racing is popular. The European teams are professional bike racers, sponsored by corporations. Schroeder says that it costs at least $30,000 to finance a team, which includes riders, crew, equipment and supplies. Many of the racers raise funds from pledge donations which they donate to their favorite charity.

It is expected that the leading competitors in the Race Across America ultra bicycling marathon race will be coming through Bloomington starting Monday, June 16 and continuing into the weekend.

They will be riding south-west along the 45/46 bypass, loop around the mall along 3rd St, Hillcrest, and College Mall Road, and checking in with their time in front of Casa Brava Mexican restaurant.

Bring It On! – June 9th, 2014

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Bev Smith and William Hosea welcome Carla Wilson and Inger Nemcik

PART ONE
Carla Wilson, MSW, has been a correction officer for more than nineteen years. Bev and William welcome her on the show to discuss her new book “What If I’m Right?”In the book, she talks about herself, the inmates, and the system, all shaped by years of frontline experience as a professional working in the correctional system.

In addition to being an author, Wilson is an inspirational speaker, guided meditation facilitator and life coach in jails, prisons, churches, and educational institutions. She also owns Connection Principle Empowerment Solutions. She is a contributing author in Serving Productive Time by Tom Lagana and Laura Lagana

PART TWO
Inger Nemcik, Operational Specialist for the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, stops by to give an overview of the upcoming Juneteenth festivities

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

CREDITS
Hosts: Bev Smith and William Hosea
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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