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Three Hopefuls for Indiana’s 9th Congressional Seat Speak at Informational Session

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Last night the three hopefuls for Indiana’s 9th congressional seat this election met at Franklin college, and spoke for 90 minutes about their personal political platforms as well as fielding questions from the audience. John Krull, director of the college’s Pulliam School of Journalism was the moderator, and Franklin College students helped with the event by created video introductions of the candidates and hosting an informational session before the forum began. We hear Kroll ask several questions from the audience for today’s community report.

Daily Local News – October 14, 2014

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Today, the Republican caucus of the Indiana General Assembly announced their legislative agenda for the 2015 session; Indiana University’s football coach, according to an Indiana University Bloomington news release and the Bloomington Herald-Tribune, says there are plans for a major new construction project at Memorial Stadium; On Friday, October 17 Indiana University will inaugurate its newest school on the Bloomington campus; Indiana University Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mary Frances McCourt recently reported progress in IU’s efforts to lower educational costs and promote on-time graduation for students; A Bollywood film crew is set to begin production on a new movie based in Bloomington.

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Last night the three hopefuls for Indiana’s 9th congressional seat this election met at Franklin college, and spoke for 90 minutes about their personal political platforms as well as fielding questions from the audience. John Krull, director of the college’s Pulliam School of Journalism was the moderator, and Franklin College students helped with the event by created video introductions of the candidates and hosting an informational session before the forum began. We hear Kroll ask several questions from the audience for today’s community report.

CREDITS
Anchors: Casey Kuhn, Chris Martin
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Cathi Norton, and Anson Shupe
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
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 engineers are Carissa Barrett and Anna Legge.
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford.
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Bollywood Film Based In Bloomington To Begin Filming Soon

A Bollywood film crew is set to begin production on a new movie based in Bloomington. The producers of the film, tentatively titled “7 Hindustani,” got permission October 7 to reserve some parking spaces downtown. Alana Rossein, the line producer of the film, explained to the Bloomington Board of Public Works the crew needs the spaces for equipment and location.

Rossein went on to say scenes will be filmed at Kilroy’s on Kirkwood and on South Washington Street among other locations.

“We want to show Bloomington to people who have never seen this place before,” Rossein says.

The chief producer, Anil Kapoor, also took questions from the Board.

Kapoor is one of the most well-known Bollywood actors, having appeared in dozens of films over the past 35 years. Kapoor has also appeared in movies such as Slumdog Millionaire and the TV series, “24.” Kapoor commented on Bloomington’s city government.

“I’ve never seen something like this in local government,” Kapoor says. “It’s something I want to take back to where I live. You are all so civil and professional, even about the most minute details like noise and trash.”

The Board later approved the request to reserve parking spaces. Shooting is expected to begin later this month and continue through mid-November.

IU To Dedicate New Media School And Ernie Pyle Sculpture

On Friday, October 17 Indiana University will inaugurate its newest school on the Bloomington campus, the Media School, with the dedication of a new sculpture of IU alumnus and Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Ernie Pyle.

The sculptor is Harold Langland, professor emeritus, who taught at IU South Bend from 1971-2001.

According to IU officials, Langland will present the sculpture to IU President Michael McRobbie at a public ceremony beginning at 2 p.m. in Franklin Hall, the future home of the Media School.

Previously Langland created a sculpture of IU’s legendary President and Chancellor Herman B. Wells. That sculpture, seated on a bench near the student union, has become a popular spot for photographers as well as students and visitors.

The Media School is now envisioned as IU’s pre-eminent site for teaching, research and service about the understanding and production of media by combining over 70 faculty members specializing in journalism, cinema, communications and culture, and electronic telecommunication programs.

“The fluid technology environment of the 21st century offers our students and faculty and opportunity to boldly imagine the shape of media in the coming decades,” Larry D. Songell, executive Dean of Arts and Sciences says.

Meanwhile, this new academic unit within the College of Arts and Sciences is now in search of its first dean at the same time that renovation of Franklin Hall itself will soon begin.

Bring It On! – October 13, 2014

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William Hosea and Clarence Boone welcome Chris Gaal.

PART ONE
On tonight’s show, William and Clarence are joined by Monroe County Prosecutor Chris Gaal, as he shares his observations as prosecutor and discusses elements of his campaign platform with special note on how our minority constituencies will benefit with him continuing as our county prosecutor.

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! – POAP – Protective Assistance Order Program

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This week, in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month, Activate! is featuring POAP, a partnership between the office of the Monroe County Clerk, the office of the Monroe County Prosecutor, Middle Way House, the IU School of Social Work and the IU Maurer School of Law’s Protective Order Project (POP). Using a co-located services model, POAP provides free assistance to individuals seeking protection from intimate partner, domestic, and family violence, sexual assault, and stalking. POAP intern and Middle Way House volunteer, Stephanie Waller, talks about the importance of the program and of volunteering by IU students. Also, more volunteer opportunities from the Volunteer Network.

LINKS
Protective Order Assistance Partnership
Protective Order Assistant
CASA Volunteer Trainings

New Mental Heath Court and Pilot Project takes flight in Monroe County

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On Friday, local criminal justice and community partner agencies announced Monroe County’s selection as one of just 12 communities in the state to be awarded funding for the creation of a new Mental Health Pilot Project and Mental Health Court from the state legislature. WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh was on hand at the press conference and brings us today’s community report.

Daily Local News – October 13, 2014

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Two recent public forums in Indiana have addressed the spread of the virus Ebola to the United States; Within the next 30 days the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles plans to issue notice to Hoosiers entitled to refund checks; Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann recently announced the winners of Indiana’s “Excellence in Community Economic Development and Affordable Housing” award; The city has balanced their books for the upcoming year; The board of trustees of Indiana University approved the construction of an addition to the current School of Public and Environmental Affairs building to accommodate its graduate studies program.

FEATURE
On Friday, local criminal justice and community partner agencies announced Monroe County’s selection as one of just 12 communities in the state to be awarded funding for the creation of a new Mental Health Pilot Project and Mental Health Court from the state legislature. WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh was on hand at the press conference and brings us today’s community report.

ACTIVATE!
Our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community.

CREDITS
Anchors: Alycin Becktesh, Matt Noble
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Cathi Norton, Anson Shupe and Sophia Saliby
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Dan Whithered
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker,
Our engineer is Chris Martin,
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Books Unbound – Frankenstein, Part 9

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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 – October 10, 2014

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Los locutores de HOLA Bloomington Maria Auxiliadora Viloria y Araceli Gómez-Aldana hablan con Madelin Perez Noa, pintora surrealista artista de Caibarien, Cuba sobre su arte e estancia en Bloomington. También, una entrevista por telefono con José toledo sobre su documental UNFREEDOM: Latino Immigrants in a Midwestern Town.

Hola Bloomington’s hosts Maria Auxiliadora Viloria and Araceli Gómez-Aldana speak with Madelin Perez Noa, a surrealist painter and artist from Caibarien, Cuba about her art and stay in Bloomington. Also, a phone interview with José Toledo about his documentary Unfreedom: Latino Immigrants in a Midwestern Town.

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