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House Bill 1179 Introduced to Protect Indiana’s Forests

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District 61 Representative Matt Pierce has introduced House Bill 1179 with the ambition of protecting Indiana’s forests from commercial logging. Correspondent Lauren Glapa has the report, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

bloomingOUT – January 16, 2014

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Director of New York City’s Up2Us Center Megan Bartlett talks about the importance of sports and healthy youth, discrimination, education of coaches and creating a supportive environment for players, parents and coaching staff. FTM performer and author Scott Turner Schofield discusses his career, books and current gender related issues. Featured artist is Canadian singer-songwriter Jeffery Straker. Musical selection is “Somewhere Between” from his “Step Right Up” CD.

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Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Associate Producer Sarah Hetrick
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music by Mikial Robertson
Announcer Sarah Hetrick

Voices in the Street – Babies and Boobs: Breastfeeding in Public

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In Indiana, it is illegal to ask a breastfeeding mother to leave or refrain from feeding in any public or private place, so we hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors about how they feel about breastfeeding in public?

EcoReport – January 16, 2014

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Jodi Perras from the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, talks about a recent Indiana Supreme Court ruling that could leave Indiana ratepayers shouldering the cost of a new coal gasification plant in Spencer county.

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.

This week’s news stories were written by Linda Greene and Norm Holy. This week’s feature was engineered by Stephanie Stewart. This week’s calendar was compiled by me, Kristina Wiltsee. Our broadcast engineer is Dan Withered. Producers for EcoReport are Kelly Miller and Dan Young. Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Bloomington Beware! – More Targets!

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Our weekly consumer watchdog segment Bloomington Beware! discusses department store cyber-security.

Standing Room Only – Citizens United, A Narrative

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On Oct. 4, a monologue written by James Allison, “Justice John Paul Stevens Dissents,”  was performed by actor/violinist/school board member Lois Sabo-Skelton. The monologue, based on Stevens’ powerful dissent from the 2010 Citizens United ruling, focuses on the corruptive potential of limitless corporate spending in our elections. The performance was followed by Q&A and a reception. Direction by Steve Krahnke, lighting and sound by Andy Beargie.

Daily Local News – January 15, 2013

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Indiana University Men’s Basketball archived a big win last night against the previously unbeaten Wisconsin Badgers; The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department announced today that it is looking for someone to serve a two-year term on its Environmental Resources Advisory Council, or ERAC; State Representative Peggy Mayfield was appointed to the House Ways and Means Committee last week by Speaker Brian C. Bosma; On January 9th the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District’s Board of Directors turned away a pro-recycling activist who asked to be on the District’s advisory committee.

FEATURE
Indiana Governor Mike Pence delivered his 2014 State of the State address last night, to a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly in the House Chambers. We bring you some of that speech now, for today’s WFHB feature report.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
Our weekly consumer watchdog segment Bloomington Beware! discusses department store cyber-security.

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

Governor Mike Pence’s State of the State Address

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence delivered his 2014 State of the State address last night, to a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly in the House Chambers. We bring you some of that speech now, for today’s WFHB feature report.

Interchange – Martin Spechler and Bill Mullen: On the Boycott of Israeli Universities

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Indiana University Economics Professor Martin Spechler and Purdue University American Studies Professor Bill Mullen debate the recent boycott of Israeli universities by the American Studies Association. Mullen is one of eight Indiana professors who signed an editorial supporting the boycott. Spechler has publicly stated his opposition to the boycott in a letter to the editor published in the Herald-Times. Spechler and Mullen discuss the use of boycott as a tool, the implications of an academic organization taking a political stand, and what the issue means for academic freedom. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford moderates the conversation.

Daily Local News- January 14, 2014

This week on The Strike Mic, members of the Indiana University assembly are holding a day of action in support of the prisoners at Westville Correctional Facility; Local police are receiving ongoing reports of parking meter vandalism in Bloomington; The proposed restructuring of classes at Fairview School that brought angry parents to school board offices has been stopped; This is the last week to set out Christmas trees and wreaths for pickup by the City of Bloomington Sanitation Department.

FEATURE
International Adoption and Cultural Identity: One’s Mother’s Story
The U.S. State Department reports nearly 9,000 children were adopted abroad by U.S. families last year. The number of international adoptions has risen in recent decades, and adopting abroad can pose unique questions for parents as they help their growing children to frame their own identities. Now, the story of Bloomington mother Victoria McQueen’s experience guiding her daughter’s growing sense of identity. American Student Radio reporter Sudeshna Chowdhury brings us the story for today’s WFHB feature report.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
Understanding your credit report and score is an essential piece of financial stability. Learn how to access your credit report, what it all means, and how to address credit problems on this week’s episode of WFHB’s weekly financial segment The Ins and Outs of Money.

CREDITS
Anchors: Shayne Laughter, Nick Tumino
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Drew Daudelin, and Alycin Bektesh.
Our feature was produced by Sudeshna Chowdhury.
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.
Editor is Drew Daudelin, engineer and executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

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