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Local News, Quick Reads – August 5, 2014

Bloomington May Amend Chain Business Rules 

By Joe Crawford

Some companies may soon be exempt from Bloomington’s new regulations on chain businesses downtown. Last night the city Plan Commission passed an amendment that would exclude upper story corporate offices from the ordinance. The City Council must also approve that amendment for it to take effect. The new regulations officially took effect on Friday, August 2. The ordinance allows the city to regulate the design of new chain restaurants and stores downtown. The city’s Planning staff said upper-story offices should not have to follow the rules, stating they do not possess any potential to create the same aesthetic concerns presented by first floor standardized retail and office uses.

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Conservative Opposition to Pence Health Plan

By Joe Crawford

A study released today by a conservative think tank claims Governor Mike Pence’s Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 will damage the state’s economy. The group, Federalism in Action, says Pence’s plan could kill over 100,000 jobs by expanding Medicaid and “crowding out the private sector.” The think tank, which has financial ties to the billionaire Koch brothers, states HIP 2.0 could also reduce family incomes in Indiana by requiring new taxes. Pence proposed HIP 2.0 in May, describing it as a consumer-driven and market-based program. Pence opposes the Affordable Care Act and has refused to go along with the Obama administration’s requests to expand Medicaid in Indiana to cover low-income residents. Pence’s proposal is currently under review by the federal government.

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Women Underrepresented on University Boards

By Joe Crawford

A majority of students at Indiana’s public universities are women, but most of those who govern the schools are men. That’s according to a new analysis by the Indianapolis Star. The newspaper found women make up only about a fifth of the positions on public university governing boards across the state and that most trustees are white men. Across the country, just 28 percent of trustees are women, according to a survey conducted in 2010. In Indiana, the governor appoints a majority of the public university trustees. At IU, two of the nine trustees are women. At Ivy Tech, three of the thirteen trustees are women.

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 IU Misses Top 100 Forbes Ranking

By Alycin Bektesh

The annual Forbes list of College rankings was released last week, with Indiana University Bloomington nearly missing the top one hundred. Three Indiana schools made the top one hundred, Notre Dame was Indiana’s highest honored school, ranked 17th in the country. Depaw and Earlham are 91st and 92nd respectively.  IU Bloomington was ranked 107th overall, and 18th in both the Public Colleges and Midwest Schools categories. Purdue also landed on the top 25 Best Public Schools list coming in at number 25. Of the 650 schools analyzed for the report, Indiana State University was ranked 647th.

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Crowdfunding Effort Made For Homeless Shelter

By David Murphy

Bloomington’s Interfaith Winter Shelter has started a crowdfunding campaign through Indie Go-Go. The shelter runs every night from November 1 to March 31, with four local churches to provide emergency shelter to individuals without homes.They provide a meal, and sleeping place with clean blankets and pillows. The shelter also provides laundry services for the bedding, bus tickets, and one on-duty professional safety staff member from 9:00 PM until midnight. The interfaith winter shelter provides between 6000 and 7500 beds each winter.

 

Interchange – Choctaw Academy: Educating the Vanquished

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Original Air Date: September 3, 2013: Choctaw Academy 

Host Doug Storm speaks with Christina Snyder, an associate professor in the Departments of American Studies and History at Indiana University. Snyder’s scholarship focuses on Native North America and on the histories of colonialism and slavery.  She is the author of Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America.  Snyder instructs us about Choctaw Academy, the first national Indian boarding school in the United States. Open from 1825 to 1848, the school was located on the plantation of prominent politician Richard Mentor Johnson. During Choctaw Academy’s lifespan, the United States transitioned from an east-coast nation to a continental power. The story of Choctaw Academy reveals how the emerging U.S. empire developed a tandem approach, violence and acculturation, to exert economic, political, and cultural influence far beyond even its extensive territory, and the complex ways in which colonized people met these challenges.

Hoosiers Can Celebrate LGBQT Culture Despite Indiana’s Ruling on Gay Marriage

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Despite Indiana’s stay on gay marriage, Hoosiers can still celebrate LGBQT culture this summer. PRIDE festivals are happening all over Indiana and Bloomington will host its first PRIDE this September. Correspondent Sierra Gardner talks with PRIDE Director Sarah Perfetti and Sigma Phi Beta PRIDE Chairman Ty Adams about their plans for Bloomington PRIDE for this week’s Daily Local News feature.

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Quick Reads – August 4th, 2014

  • Work begins today on a new greenspace surrounding the Ivy Tech John Waldron Art Center. The area on 4th street will be completed first and then the front of the building facing Walnut street will follow. Artistic Director Paul Daily says the project should take three weeks to complete and be ready on August 22nd, in time for the launch of the fall semester.
  • A group of Indiana firefighters, police officers and emergency medical providers announced today that they have signed a legal brief in support of marriage equality in Indiana. The amicus or “friend of the court” brief is to be filed tomorrow with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. The case, which has been combined with a similar challenge out of Wisconsin, will be heard on August 26th.
  • Bloomington Police continue to investigate two armed robberies occurring on the B-Line last week. The incidents were conducted in a similar manner, one occurred on the B Line trail behind the Showers Building and one occurred just east of Adams street.

 

Bring It On! – August 4, 2014

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Clarence Boone and Bev Smith welcome Alycin Bektesh and David Hummons.

PART ONE
In our first show of August, Clarence and Bev talk to News Director Alycin Bektesh about the WFHB News Summitt that took place throughout July. We also discuss the start of the 2014-2015 MCCSC school year

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

PART THREE
David Hummons of the Bloomington Northside Exchange Club comes on to discuss the upcoming Jimmy Rose memorial Fish Fry.

CREDITS
Hosts: Clarence Boone and Bev Smith
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! – Lotus World Music & Arts Festival

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Crystal Ritter talks about her decade of experience as a volunteer with Lotus and the amazing sense of community that her commitment has brought to her life. Also, volunteer opportunities for Lotus and other organization around town.

Links:
Lotus Education & Arts Foundation
Lotus Festival Volunteering
Volunteer Opportunities Calendar

Highlights from the Monroe County 4H Fair

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The Monroe County Fair concluded this weekend, WFHB Correspondent Hondo Thompson was on location speaking to the vendors, attendees and organizers who come together for the annual celebration of summer in Monroe County, for today’s community report.

Daily Local News – August 4, 2014

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Work begins today on a new greenspace surrounding the Ivy Tech John Waldron Art Center; A group of Indiana firefighters, police officers and emergency medical providers announced today that they have signed a legal brief in support of marriage equality in Indiana; Last Friday, the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County launched a fundraising campaign with a goal of one million dollars; Bloomington Police continue to investigate two armed robberies occurring on the B line last week; Little feedback has been received regarding a proposed change to Bloomington’s food cart ordinance  – WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh has more.

FEATURE
The Monroe County Fair concluded this weekend, WFHB Correspondent Hondo Thompson was on location speaking to the vendors, attendees and organizers who come together for the annual celebration of summer in Monroe County, for today’s community report.

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

CREDITS
Anchors: Maria McKinley, Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy and Alycin Bektesh
Our feature was produced by Dan Withered with Correspondent Hondo Thompson
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker and the city of Bloomington Volunteer Network
Our engineer is Chris Martin,
Our managing editor is Joe Crawford
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Brown County Hour – Episode #29

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Hosted by Dave Seastrom and Vera Grubbs.

First aired Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 9 AM on WFHB

In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Bees in Indiana: a roundtable discussion with Chuck Wills
  • Essay by Jeff Tryon: “Our Brown County”
  • Larry Pejeau, CEO of the Brown County Community Foundation
  • John Mills, former Brown County School Board member
  • Larry Pejeau and John Mills discuss the Brown County Literacy Coalition
  • Poetry by Chris Curtin
  • Rick Fettig with a Brown County News Update
  • Dave Seastrom delivers another fine essay
  • and selected tunes from the 2014 Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Competition
Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

Books Unbound – Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Part 10

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James Joyce was a pioneering writer of modernist fiction and poetry, known for his innovative prose style and complex wordplay. Born in 1882 in Dublin, Joyce left Ireland at the age of twenty to study in Paris. Within months, he started his first novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Published in 1914, A Portrait established Joyce as both an experimental stylist and a pusher of boundaries who questioned religious and nationalist orthodoxy.

A Portrait was received as a bold achievement by most of Joyce’s literary peers, but some critics dismissed its realism as a dirty obsession with sex and sewage. These controversies were soon eclipsed by Joyce’s monumental Ulysses. Today regarded as the definitive modernist novel in English, Ulysses was officially banned as obscene in both Britain and the United States, earning Joyce a perennial place among literary masters whose works were suppressed.

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