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Hola Bloomington – May 15, 2015

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Hola Bloomington’s hosts Luis Hernandez, Carlos Bakota and Araceli Gomez-Aldana discuss Latino or Hispanic identity in the United States. What it means to be Latino or Hispanic; where these terms came from and who uses them. Also, is this ethnic group really “Latinos Unidos” here in the United States?

Los locutores de Hola Bloomington Luis Hernández, Carlos Bakota y Araceli Gómez-Aldana discuten la identidad latina o hispana en los Estados Unidos. Hablan sobre lo qué significa ser latino o hispano; de dónde vienen estos términos y quién los usa. Ademas, este grupo étnico realmente son “Latinos Unidos” aquí en los Estados Unidos?

bloomingOUT – May 14, 2015

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Tonight, hosts Ryne Shadday and Jeff Jewel interview Justin Ford and Abby Perfetti, who work with community organization Bloomington PRIDE. We also hear an interview Jeff Jewel had with author, lecturer, and LGBTQ+ historian Sue Farentinos. Our music for tonight is a selection from “I was Born This Way” by Carl Bean. The bloomingOUT staff would like to give special thanks to Abby and Justin for joining us.

Credits

Hosts Jeff Jewel, Ryne Shadday

Executive Producer Joe Crawford

Producer Olivia Davidson

Board Engineer Andrew Sims

Social Media Coordinators Megan McCullough, and Jorge Guillen, and Jacob Samples

Local Residents Set to be Surveyed about Monroe County Community Schools

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The Monroe County Community School Corporation is planning to survey local residents about their views on education issues. Superintendent Judy DeMuth told the school board about the survey at a work session May 12th.

“We have added a couple of questions, one that really targets preschool and of course a question about technology”,  Demuth explains about the new survey.

DeMuth says this phone survey will also include questions on the referendum the Board is considering putting before voters. The referendum would request a temporary increase in property tax rates to help the Corporation cover budget shortfalls. DeMuth says her office is still working on the wording of the referendum and when to put it up for a vote. The Board will have the final decision on the referendum.

County Employee Salaries Under Review

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Monroe County is comparing itself to other government bodies to find out how much County employees should be paid. The County Council has approved a letter of engagement with a company that will perform the salary review. The firm, Waggoner, Irwin, Scheele and Associates, will study of salaries and benefits paid to staff by comparable government bodies. During discussion on the resolution, Council member Geoff McKim said the study has been needed for some time.

“We have a lot to do on our salary structure” Mckim explains. “One of the first steps in moving forward is that we need to get an external calibration system on the salaries”.

Council member Lee Jones suggested the County is underpaying at least some of its employees. But she warned it might be difficult to correct the issue.

“I agree that just because we may discover we are severely underpaying people it doesn’t necessarily mean that we will that we will be able to pay them what they deserve” Lee Jones’s responds.

The salary study will take 4 to 5 months, according to the letter approved by the Council. The County will pay the researchers between forty-five and a hundred twenty-five dollars per hour for their work.

New Non-Profit Center for Pregnant Women in Bloomington

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A national nonprofit organization has just opened a center for pregnant women in Bloomington. The group describes the facility as QUOTE “secular and client-centered” UNQUOTE. Sierra Gardner has more for today’s WFHB community report.

Beginning this Fall, All Options plans to host secular support groups for after-abortion support, pregnancy loss and parenting, according to its website.

Daily Local News – May 15, 2015

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A new report from U.S. News and World report ranks Bloomington High School North as the
10th best high school in the state;The Monroe County Community School Corporation is
planning to survey local residents about their views on education issues;The Monroe County
Public Library is getting its finances in order as it moves forward with plans to build a
new branch;Monroe County is comparing itself to other government bodies to find out how
much County employees should be paid;The City of Bloomington is working on a 5-year master
plan for its Parks and Recreation Department;The Bloomington Commission on Sustainability
heard Tuesday from Janice Lilly, from the organization Healthful Food for All, about the
group’s efforts to collect perishable food for distribution to local food banks.

FEATURE
A national nonprofit organization has just opened a center for pregnant women in
Bloomington. The group describes the facility as “secular and client-centered” Sierra
Gardner has more for today’s WFHB community report.Beginning this Fall, All Options plans
to host secular support groups for after-abortion support, pregnancy loss and parenting,
according to its website.

VOICES IN THE STREET
Up next is Voices in the Street, our weekly public opinion segment!

CREDITS
You’ve been listening to the Daily Local News on WFHB,
upported by Smithville Fiber, a local provider of high speed Internet, TV, voice, and
security services.
Today’s headlines were written by Jordan Guskey
Along with David Murphy for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television
Services.
Our feature was produced by Sierra Gardner
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our engineer today is Jose Rodriguez
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford.

EcoReport – May 14, 2015

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Researcher Kent Webb discusses the science and politics of deer population management.

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.

Today’s Anchors: Phil Kasper and Julianna Dailey.
This week’s news stories were written by Linda Greene, Norm Holy, and Sierra Gardner. Our feature and broadcast engineer is Dan Withered. This week’s calendar was compiled by Dan Withered.
EcoReport is produced by Dan Young and Filiz Cicek. Executive producer is Joe Crawford.

IN Nature – American Toad

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EcoReport – Kent Webb on Deer Population Management

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Researcher Kent Webb discusses the science and politics of deer population management.

Assistant Director For Student Conduct In The Office Of Student Ethics Arrested For Possession Of Child Pornography

Bloomington police announced this afternoon they had arrested an Indiana University administrator for possession of child pornography. Police arrested 32-year-old Jon T. Riveire yesterday. Riveire is an Assistant Director for Student Conduct in the Office of Student Ethics at Indiana University.  According to a press release from the Bloomington Police Department, he was targeted for investigation as the result of a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Policy say they found 30 images of child pornography on a university-owned laptop that Riveire used.

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