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Activate! – Big Brothers and Big Sisters: Mark Voland

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana Program Director Mark Voland talks about the pressing need for more male volunteers and the 30 Men in 60 Days campaign Big Brothers Big Sisters is currently holding to recruit more men to act as Big Brothers for the over 90 boys on our communities wait list.

Daily Local News – December 2, 2013

On November 26th the WFHB Board of Directors named Cleveland Dietz permanent General Manager of WFHB; Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan announced today the appointment of Ivy Tech Community College Chancellor John Whikehart as Bloomington’s next Deputy Mayor; On November 27th, U.S. District Court Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson placed an injunction against a law regulating the physical facility of non-surgical abortion clinics in Indiana; Local activists are planning a public display of nonviolent, civil disobedience if the Obama administration recommends approval of the Keystone XL pipeline; Doris Sims has been appointed Director of the City of Bloomington’s Human Resources Department by Mayor Mark Kruzan, effective January 1st.

FEATURE
Indiana Targets Pseudoephedrine Suppliers
Attorney General Greg Zoeller and prosecutor Chris Gaal are targeting meth and prescription drug abuse, and raising public awareness about the illegal chemicals involved is part of that process. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford attended a press conference about the effort and brings it to you today, for a WFHB feature report.

ACTIVATE
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana Program Director Mark Voland talks about the pressing need for more male volunteers on Activate! Our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community.

CREDITS
Anchors: Maria McKinley, Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by Chris Martin, Yvonne Cheng, and Alycin Bektesh
Our feature was produced by Dan Withered, with correspondent Joe Crawford
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker
Our engineer is Chris Martin
Editor is Drew Daudelin
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh

Top 10 News Items of 2013: What do you think?

Help vote for the top news stories of the year – take our online poll and then tune in to the Daily Local News beginning December 18th weekdays at 5:30pm to hear the annual year-end countdown.

Books Unbound – Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Part 3

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Born in 1885, David Herbert Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, and painter. His collective works are classified as a reflection of the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialization. His marriage in 1914 to Frieda Weekly, a woman who left her husband and three children for Lawrence, provided inspiration and emotional support for his literary career. Lawrence died in 1930, reaching his peak of fame posthumously.

Banned by U.S. Customs (1929). Banned in Ireland (1932), Poland (1932), Australia (1959), Japan (1959), India (1959). Banned in Canada (1960) until 1962. Dissemination of Lawrence’s novel has been stopped in China (1987) because the book “will corrupt the minds of young people and is also against the Chinese tradition.” Lady Chatterley’s Lover was the object of numerous obscenity trials in both the UK and the United States up into the 1960s.

Lady Chatterley’s Lover, first published privately in 1928, was not published openly in Britain until 1960. It tells the story of the love affair between Constance (Lady Chatterley) and her husband Clifford’s gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors, while exploring the nature of relationships between men and women. Besides the evident sexual content of the book, “Chatterley” spurred controversy for its discussion of the British social class system and social conflict. Penguin, the publisher of the unexpurgated text in 1960, was unsuccessfully tried for violation of the 1959 Obscene Publications Act. The prosecutor was ridiculed for asking, “Is this the kind of book you would wish your wife or servants to read?”

Around the Table – Episode Five: Shopping

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In this final episode of “Around the Table”, listen to hear about Black Friday and holiday shopping. Interviews from Les Morris from Simon Property Group, Richard Feinberg, and Michael Rushton. Also Black Friday stories and experiences are shared in the Voices in the Street segment.

Around The Table was produced by Nick Tumino and Nash Hott.
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.
Our theme music is provided by Deerheart

Around the Table – Episode Four: Activism and Giving

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In this episode of “Around the Table”, listen to hear how citizens of Bloomington are giving back to the community this Thanksgiving. Around the Table correspondent Nash Hott interviews representatives from three Bloomington charities. Plus, we hear about how individuals contribute in our Voices in the Street segment.

Around The Table was produced by Nick Tumino and Nash Hott.
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.
Our theme music is provided by Deerheart

EcoReport – November 28, 2013

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In today’s EcoReport, Bloomington Urban Forester Lee Huss shares the knowledge he has gained from 30 years of managing the city’s trees and forests- including the need to diversify the types of tree species growing in Bloomington, and the special challenges presented by trying to grow trees in an urban setting.

Around the Table – Episode Three: Travel

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In this episode of “Around the Table”, listen to hear about Thanksgiving travel around Bloomington. Around the Table correspondents Nick Tumino and Nash Hott interview Sara Ivey-Lucas with the Residential Programs and Services Office from Indiana University, international residents in Bloomington, and voices in the street.

Around The Table was produced by Nick Tumino and Nash Hott.
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.
Our theme music is provided by Deerheart.

Interchange – Thanksgiving and Native American Cultures

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This week on Interchange, host Louis Malone speaks leads a discussion of Native American cultures with three professors from Indiana University, Dr. Jason Baird Jackson, Dr. Christina Snyder, and Dr. Brian Gilley. The group discusses the history of Thanksgiving, its ties with Native American cultures in the United States of America, and the state of Native North Americans in the American public consciousness.

Around the Table – Episode 2: Food

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Episode Two: Food

In this episode of “Around the Table”, listen to hear about the food culture of Bloomington. Around the Table correspondent Nash Hott speaks with local restaurant owners Daniel Orr of Farm Bloomington and David Tallent of Restaurant Tallent. Plus, we hear about your favorite places to dine out in Bloomington, in our Voices in the Street segment.

Around The Table was produced by Nick Tumino and Nash Hott.

Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Our theme music is provided by Deerheart.

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