A weekly snapshot of how people of all ages can match their time and talents to local needs. Each week Volunteer Connection brings you the “featured five” – five ways to get involved NOW! Volunteer Connection is a co-production of WFHB and the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network, working together to build an empowered, vibrant, and engaged community!
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Regular guest Reverend Irene Monroe discusses her presentation about homophobia, religion and racism for students at the United Nations private school in NYC, the continued banning of LGBT participation in Boston’s St Patrick’s Day Parade, Pope Francis and civil unions and Katy Perry’s ‘blasphemous act of free speech.’ Canadian native and co-founder of Indiana AIM Chapter Kylo Prince is in studio to talk about the abysmal conditions on the Pine Ridge Reservation especially during this previous winter, Indian activism and the revival of ‘lost languages.’ IU students Maggie Oates and Jesse Menefe stop by with information about their new “Let It Go” Queer Cover Project during which they will create a collaborative all queer audio/video rendition of Disney’s “Let It Go.”
Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Associate Producer Sarah Hetrick
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson
Announcer Sarah Hetrick
On March 7th the Monroe County Commission approved thirty-five voting sites for the midterm elections this year; The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce has come out in opposition to the City of Bloomington’s Conditional Use Ordinance, which will limit the ability of standardized restaurants to expand or locate in the Courthouse Square and University Village overlays downtown; Indiana University Bloomington’s Energy Challenge kicks off its Spring Energy Challenge on March 24th; This weekend in local sports.
Mark Stoops Addresses Legislative Roundtable
Indiana District 40 Senator Mark Stoops addressed the League of Women Voters’ recent legislative roundtable, and gave an update from the Indiana legislature so far this session. His remarks here, for today’s WFHB feature report.
VOICES IN THE STREET
Indiana University and the Monroe County Community School Corporation are closing down for Spring Break next week so Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask the obvious question: What are your spring break plans and how much do you deserve this break?
Anchors: Jalisa Ransom, Carolyn VandeWiele
Today’s headlines were written by Jalisa Ransom
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Rob Powell
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley, with correspondent Daion Morton
Our engineer today is Sarah Hetrick.
Our Editor is Drew Daudelin,
And the Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.
In today’s EcoReport feature, Diane Jung of the Bloomington Environmental Commission discusses natural lawns and landscaping and the alternatives to commercial fertilizers and pesticides.
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: Kelly Miller and Stephanie Stewart
This week’s news stories were written by Linda Greene, Norm Holy, and Stephanie Stewart. This week’s feature was engineered by Dan Withered. This week’s calendar was compiled by Kristina Wiltsee. Our broadcast engineer is Dan Withered. Producers for EcoReport are Kelly Miller, me, Stephanie Stewart, and Dan Young. Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.
A measure requiring scrutiny of new chain restaurants downtown cleared another bureaucratic hurdle on Monday. The Bloomington Plan Commission recommended approving the new rule; The Hoosier National Forest has acquired two hundred and forty-five acres of new land, marking the end of a process that took about twelve years; The Bloomington Utilities Department is replacing a long-time contractor who facilitated negotiations between management and an employee union.
League of Women Voters Hosts Legislative Roundtable
In a recent local legislators roundtable hosted by the League of Women Voters, the issue of personal property tax was raised, and local representatives Matt Pirece, Matt Ubelhor, Erik Cook, and State Senator Mark Stoops weighed in on a bill making its way through the legislature this Spring. Their discussion here, for today’s WFHB feature report.
Nineteenth-century technology can trump Twenty-first-century tech if you let a telephone caller convince you he’s working for Microsoft. It could cost you thousands!
Anchors: Cathi Norton, Kelly Wherley
Today’s headlines were written by Lindsey Wright,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services.
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish, with correspondent Reina Wong. Alycin Bektesh produced our feature.
Our engineer today is Jim Lang, our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.
In a recent local legislators roundtable hosted by the League of Women Voters, the issue of personal property tax was raised, and local representatives Matt Pierce, Matt Ubelhor, Erik Cook, and State Senator Mark Stoops weighed in on a bill making its way through the legislature this Spring. Their discussion here, for today’s WFHB feature report.
At the end of this month the Interfaith Winter Shelter closes it’s doors to Bloomington’s homeless, about 60 of whom patronize the shelter each evening. Efforts are now underway to resurrect the Ubuntu group with a goal of creating permanent low barrier shelter in Bloomington. We hear updates from this effort today on The Strike Mic.