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Daily Local News – August 19, 2014

This morning marked the official move-in time for freshman students of Indiana University; A federal judge has ruled Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states; Mayor Mark Kruzan has appointed Jeff Underwood as the new City of Bloomington Controller starting September 2; A study released by researchers at IU School of Medicine has found that one of the most important factors influencing parents’ decisions to vaccinate their children is if they are told how their child will benefit; Test scores are up at the Richland Bean Blossom School Corporation, but they’re still below the state average; The historic trend in state funding cuts to Indiana’s public universities seems likely to continue; The Monore County Clerk’s office has struggled to fill out poll workers positions during elections, but an effort to amend that problem is not receiving any traction.

FEATURE
WFHB News director Alycin Bektesh attended this mornings ribbon cutting ceremony for Bloomington transits new downtown facility and brings us this community report.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
Our annual warning about the local population explosion, and a tipoff to college students that the sharks are out there, smelling — not blood, but their (and their parents’) money!

CREDITS
Anchors: Cathi Norton, Kelly Wherley
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Susan Northleaf, Sierra Gardner and Joe Crawford
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish,
WFHB is proud to partner with community access television services for the production of CATSweek
Managing Producer s Joe Crawford
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Interchange – Policing Race in America: Ferguson, Missouri

On tonight’s program, Policing Race in America, we discuss the way racial minorities are denigrated and devalued through institutional violence using the August 9 police murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri as an example that is all too common in the U.S.

Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Brown, is a resident of Crestwood, MO which is 94% White and under 2% Black, working in a Ferguson Police department (whose racial makeup is actually nearly that of the suburb of Crestwood) which polices a community that is 67% Black and 29% White (according to Wikipedia).

Joining host Doug Storm for this discussion are Jeannine Bell, an expert on police behavior and hate crime at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Valerie Grim, professor and chair of the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies.

Credits:
Host & Producer: Doug Storm
Board Engineer: Jonathan Richardson
Executive Producer: Alycin Bektesh

Indiana’s Childhood Poverty Rate

The 2014 Kids County data book was released this month – evaluating the well being of children in each state. Today, WFHB news director Alycin Beketsh speaks with Indiana Youth Institute President and CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz about Indiana’s childhood poverty rate for today’s community report.

Links:
The 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book

Daily Local News – August 18, 2014

Bloomington Transit began operations out of the newly built downtown public transit center today, with several slight adjustments to route times; Monroe County should soon be processing its own recyclables; The Monroe County School Board is an elected body tasked with overseeing the local public school system; A national group is pressing Indiana to adopt a climate action plan.

FEATURE
The 2014 Kids County data book was released this month – evaluating the well being of children in each state. Today, WFHB news director Alycin Beketsh speaks with Indiana Youth Institute President and CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz about Indiana’s childhood poverty rate for today’s community report.

ACTIVATE!
Ronald Arruejo, a Be More Volunteer Award nominee for his work with the PACE (Panthers Achieving Credits and Enrichment) program at Bloomington High School South, talks about the rewards of working with high school students and seeing them figure out that with hard work they can learn anything and everything they need. Also, more volunteer opportunities to work with children and in education from the Volunteer Network.

CREDITS
Our Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker, along with the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network
Our engineer today is Chris Martin,
Audio production by Dan Withered

Bring It On! – August 18, 2014

William Hosea and Clarence Boone welcome Eric Love, William Vance and Jacinda Townsend.

PART ONE
On August 9, a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. In the days since his death, Ferguson has been rocked by protests, some of which have turned violent.

Bring It On contributor Eric Love, William Vance, president of the Monroe County branch of the NAACP and Jacinda Townsend, assistant professor in IU’s Department of English for join William and Clarence to begin a dialogue on the distressing set of circumstances in Ferguson, Missouri.

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

Activate! – PACE at Bloomington High School South: Ronald Arruejo

Ronald Arruejo, a Be More Volunteer Award nominee for his work with the PACE (Panthers Achieving Credits and Enrichment) program at Bloomington High School South, talks about the rewards of working with high school students and seeing them figure out that with hard work they can learn anything and everything they need. Also, more volunteer opportunities to work with children and in education from the Volunteer Network.

Links:
Bloomington High School South
CASA Volunteers
Adult Basic Education & ESL Tutors
Vital Math Tutors

Books Unbound – Frankenstein, Part 1

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 15, 2014

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WFHB’s Spanish radio news program.

Voices in the Street – Bloomington’s Flag: A Thought Experiment

We’re taking a bit of a departure this week on Voices and coming at you with a brain storming session. Bloomington has the good fortune of being populated with lots of folks proud to be here—whether they’re true townies, townies by choice, or just here for school or another temporary stay. We thought it would be interesting to hear what your friends and neighbors would say if they were charged with designing a city flag. So Bloomington, what scene scapes would you create if you were charged with this task?

BloomingOUT – August 14, 2014

An oldies but goodies week on the show with replays of some previous segments demonstrating that the more things change the more they sometimes remain the same. Chair/Instructor of Dine’ Studies at Navajo Technical University Wesley Thomas talks about HIV/AIDS among the native population on an edition of “Navajo Rainbow.” Jim Doud relates another personal life story entitled “Follow Your Heart” on an edition of “Our View” and Helen Harrell highlights social/policy changes on an edition of ‘Queer Herstory.” President of Tri-State Alliance Wally Paynter calls in with details about their upcoming 7th annual AIDS fund raiser “The Celebrity Dinner” to be held this coming Sunday 17 August 2014 at the Airport Holiday Inn in Evansville. Featured artist is lesbian hip hop artist Melange Lavonne. Musical selections are “Gay Bash,” “Marry Me” and “I Got You Gay.”

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Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Board Engineer Olivia Davison
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson

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