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The 2014 Summer Commune

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Two years ago friends and strangers from around the world gathered in a small town called Moscow, Idaho for, as its organizers called it, a Summer Commune. Described on their website as a diverse temporary intentional community somewhere in North America, this year the Commune has been reduced to a single month and it’s happening in Bloomington this July. Correspondent Drew Daudelin speaks with organizers Joshua Heller and Nicole Kelly about what they have planned, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

Voices in the Street – Gay people of Indiana Rejoice!

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This week on the Voices in the Street:  “Gay people of Indiana Rejoice!  The ban on gay marriage has been struck down.”

The law that made it illegal for same sex couples to marry in Indiana was ruled unconstitutional  yesterday in federal court.  The permanent injunction on the marriage ban meant that same sex couples could marry effective immediately, and statewide couples young and old took advantage of their new right to marry.  Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has asked for a “stay” on the ruling, but Voices in the Street wanted to get reaction from your friends and neighbors on this historic ruling.

EcoReport – Kerwin Olson: Citizen Action Coalition

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Kerwin Olson from the Citizen Action Coalition explains why we need to restore mandatory energy efficiency programs gutted by Indiana Senate Bill 340.

bloomingOUT – June 26, 2014

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Professor of Law & Policy with SPEA at IUPUI, Faculty Fellow with Centers for Religion and American Culture and School of Liberal Arts as well as Director of the Center for Civic Literacy Sheila Kennedy discusses the significance of education and understanding of constitutional law as relates to public policy, civil rights/freedom and same sex marriage. Helen and Michael chat about their reactions to same sex marriage legalization in Indiana. Bloomington Pride/Summer Fest Director Sarah Perfetti and Member Abby Hinkle stop by to share the excitement of having been the second couple to marry in Monroe County/Bloomington after the same sex marriage ban was declared unconstitutional by Federal Judge Richard Young. Prism Youth Community and Summer Fest Activities Officer Laura Ingram and Bloomington High School South student Spencer Biery provide information about planning for the pride summer fest and the Prism Youth group.

Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Board Engineer Carissa Barrett
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson
Announcer Sarah Hetrick

Standing Room Only – Maya Kucherskaya: Church and Society in Contemporary Russia

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Multi-talented Maya Kucherskaya, a renowned author of fiction and literature and an accomplished journalist shared her story at an author exposition hosted by the IU department of Slavic languages and the department of religious studies. Much of her work centers on the Russian Orthodox church and its interaction with more emergent aspects of  eastern European culture. Kucherskaya spoke at Indiana University Bloomington and was recorded by the Russian and East European Institute which shared it with Standing Room Only, on WFHB.

EcoReport – June 26, 2014

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Kerwin Olson from the Citizen Action Coalition explains why we need to restore mandatory energy efficiency programs gutted by Indiana Senate Bill 340.

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 for this week: Kristina Wiltsee and Dan Young.
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, Kelly Miller, and Dan Young. Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – June 23, 2014

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The superintendent at the Richland Bean Blossom School Corporation is getting a raise; 138 acres of private green in between Wapehani Park and RCA park has been put for auction online; The Indiana Department of Environmental Management, or IDEM, is seeking public comment on its 2014 List of Impaired Waters and the Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology used to develop it.

FEATURE
Indiana’s law that made it illegal for same sex couples to marry was ruled unconstitutional today in federal court. The permanent injunction on the marriage ban meant that same sex couples could marry effective immediately, and statewide couples young and old took advantage of their new right to marry. WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh was on location for several marriage ceremonies at the Monroe County Court House this afternoon, for today’s WFHB feature report.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
Identity theft is not just increasing, it’s exploding…and people are starting to think it’s inevitable. That’s not true. The facts are getting to be pretty terrifying, but there ARE things you can do to protect your name, your money, your family, and your future.

CREDITS
Anchors: Cathi Norton, Kelly Wherley
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Harrison Wagner, and Drew Daudelin,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services.
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish,
Our feature was produced by Alycin Bektesh.
Our engineer today is Jim Lang,
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Same Sex Couples Marry in Monroe County

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Indiana’s law that made it illegal for same sex couples to marry was ruled unconstitutional today in federal court. The permanent injunction on the marriage ban meant that same sex couples could marry effective immediately, and statewide couples young and old took advantage of their new right to marry. WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh was on location for several marriage ceremonies at the Monroe County Court House this afternoon, for today’s WFHB feature report.

Bloomington Beware! – ID Theft Apathy

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Identity theft is not just increasing, it’s exploding…and people are starting to think it’s inevitable. That’s not true. The facts are getting to be pretty terrifying, but there ARE things you can do to protect your name, your money, your family, and your future.

Interchange – Subverting Democracy Through Education Reform

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Host Doug Storm is joined by prominent blogger and Purdue PhD candidate Freddie DeBoer. DeBoer’s blog, Interfaces of the Word, is often linked to and excerpted by such national bloggers and columnists like Andrew Sullivan at The Daily Dish and Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic Monthly. His essays have appeared in New Inquiry, Salon, and Jacobin.

DeBoer is currently writing a dissertation, on the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) and its successor, the CLA+, developed by the Council for Aid to Education.

We look at  issues in the politics and economics of our education system tonight with a fair amount of focus on Bill Gates whose Foundation has been said to have enacted an educational coup with the recent overwhelming acceptance of Common Core State Standards. And, due to the way most education policy is implemented in the states, there didn’t even need to be any public discussion or consent.

Big Philanthropy in Education is as much a subversion of the democratic process as the  McCutcheon decision by the Supreme Court to uncap the number of candidates to which an individual can give money.

 

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