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Interview with Grant Street Jazz Festival Organizer David Miller

This weekend marks the third annual Grant Street Jazz Festival. Organizer David Miller joined WFHB Jazz Programmer Ray Zdonek to speak about the
local jazz scene last night – their talk here, in today’s community report.

Daily Local News – August 21, 2014

On August 16, researchers at Indiana University presented a study on the perception of mutual love in straight and LGBT relationships; Last week, Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly sent a letter requesting military aid be sent to Kiev. Senator Donnelly joined Arizona Senator John McCain in asking President Barack Obama to send supplies to aid the Ukrainian government; One of the best baseball players to come from Monroe County is reportedly buried in an unmarked grave in Rose Hill Cemetary; The repeal of Indiana’s energy efficiency program will cost residents money, according to a new report; Indiana State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tomorrow at an undisclosed location in Monroe County; Budget hearings are underway as various governmental agencies present their spending strategy before the city council this month.

FEATURE
This weekend marks the third annual Grant Street Jazz Festival. Organizer David Miller joined WFHB Jazz Programmer Ray Zdonek to speak about the local jazz scene last night – their talk here, in today’s community report.

VOICES IN THE STREET
WFHB’s exclusive public opinion segment.

CREDITS
Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele, Scott Weddle
Today’s headlines were written by Harrison Wagner, Susan Northleaf and Joe Crawford
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Ignorance and Illness: Mental Health and Society

On this episode of Standing Room Only we go to the First United Church in Bloomington for a talk by Dr. Bernice A. Pescosolido. The subject of the event is the stigma surrounding mental illness and how to combat it. The primary speaker is Dr. Bernice A. Pescosolido a Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Indiana University and Director of the Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research. This event was recorded on location by Dani Aleska for Standing Room Only, on WFHB.

Bloomington Beware! – Back to School

Our annual warning about the local population explosion, and a tipoff to college students that the sharks are out there, smelling — not blood, but their (and their parents’) money!

Ribbon Cut at New Bloomington Transit Building

WFHB News director Alycin Bektesh attended this mornings ribbon cutting ceremony for Bloomington transits new downtown facility and brings us this community report.

Daily Local News – August 19, 2014

This morning marked the official move-in time for freshman students of Indiana University; A federal judge has ruled Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states; Mayor Mark Kruzan has appointed Jeff Underwood as the new City of Bloomington Controller starting September 2; A study released by researchers at IU School of Medicine has found that one of the most important factors influencing parents’ decisions to vaccinate their children is if they are told how their child will benefit; Test scores are up at the Richland Bean Blossom School Corporation, but they’re still below the state average; The historic trend in state funding cuts to Indiana’s public universities seems likely to continue; The Monore County Clerk’s office has struggled to fill out poll workers positions during elections, but an effort to amend that problem is not receiving any traction.

FEATURE
WFHB News director Alycin Bektesh attended this mornings ribbon cutting ceremony for Bloomington transits new downtown facility and brings us this community report.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
Our annual warning about the local population explosion, and a tipoff to college students that the sharks are out there, smelling — not blood, but their (and their parents’) money!

CREDITS
Anchors: Cathi Norton, Kelly Wherley
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Susan Northleaf, Sierra Gardner and Joe Crawford
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish,
WFHB is proud to partner with community access television services for the production of CATSweek
Managing Producer s Joe Crawford
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Interchange – Policing Race in America: Ferguson, Missouri

On tonight’s program, Policing Race in America, we discuss the way racial minorities are denigrated and devalued through institutional violence using the August 9 police murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri as an example that is all too common in the U.S.

Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Brown, is a resident of Crestwood, MO which is 94% White and under 2% Black, working in a Ferguson Police department (whose racial makeup is actually nearly that of the suburb of Crestwood) which polices a community that is 67% Black and 29% White (according to Wikipedia).

Joining host Doug Storm for this discussion are Jeannine Bell, an expert on police behavior and hate crime at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Valerie Grim, professor and chair of the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies.

Credits:
Host & Producer: Doug Storm
Board Engineer: Jonathan Richardson
Executive Producer: Alycin Bektesh

Indiana’s Childhood Poverty Rate

The 2014 Kids County data book was released this month – evaluating the well being of children in each state. Today, WFHB news director Alycin Beketsh speaks with Indiana Youth Institute President and CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz about Indiana’s childhood poverty rate for today’s community report.

Links:
The 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book

Daily Local News – August 18, 2014

Bloomington Transit began operations out of the newly built downtown public transit center today, with several slight adjustments to route times; Monroe County should soon be processing its own recyclables; The Monroe County School Board is an elected body tasked with overseeing the local public school system; A national group is pressing Indiana to adopt a climate action plan.

FEATURE
The 2014 Kids County data book was released this month – evaluating the well being of children in each state. Today, WFHB news director Alycin Beketsh speaks with Indiana Youth Institute President and CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz about Indiana’s childhood poverty rate for today’s community report.

ACTIVATE!
Ronald Arruejo, a Be More Volunteer Award nominee for his work with the PACE (Panthers Achieving Credits and Enrichment) program at Bloomington High School South, talks about the rewards of working with high school students and seeing them figure out that with hard work they can learn anything and everything they need. Also, more volunteer opportunities to work with children and in education from the Volunteer Network.

CREDITS
Our Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker, along with the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network
Our engineer today is Chris Martin,
Audio production by Dan Withered

Bring It On! – August 18, 2014

William Hosea and Clarence Boone welcome Eric Love, William Vance and Jacinda Townsend.

PART ONE
On August 9, a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. In the days since his death, Ferguson has been rocked by protests, some of which have turned violent.

Bring It On contributor Eric Love, William Vance, president of the Monroe County branch of the NAACP and Jacinda Townsend, assistant professor in IU’s Department of English for join William and Clarence to begin a dialogue on the distressing set of circumstances in Ferguson, Missouri.

PART TWO
Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.

CREDITS
Hosts: William Hosea and Clarence Boone
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

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