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Daily Local News – May 7, 2015

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Summer festival season is about to start, as can be seen by the Bloomington Board of Public Works agenda for its meeting of June 6th; On Tuesday, Bloomington High School South is set to unveil its new sustainable energy installation called Project Pavegen; Habitat for Humanity began building homes last week as part of its new subdivision along the north end of the B-Line Trail; The City of Bloomington has hired a company to truck away sludge from its waste water treatment plant.

FEATURE
On Tuesday, Democrats in Bloomington chose their candidates for mayor and City Council. Those candidates will compete in the general election in November. Although there was a well-publicized race for mayor this year, still only about 11 percent of Bloomington’s active voters came to the polls. On Tuesday, WFHB’s program Interchange hosted a conversation about voting with IU political science professor Margie Hershey. The show was co-hosted by Doug Storm and Joe Crawford. We bring you a portion of that conversation now for today’s WFHB community report.

VOICES IN THE STREET
WFHB’s daily local opinion segment!

CREDITS
Today’s headlines were written by Joshua Byron and Adele Poudrier. Along with David Murphy for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services. Our feature was produced by Joe Crawford
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 7, 2015

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Dan Young speaks with Nobel Prize-winning climate scientist  Michael Mann who discusses his contribution to understanding global warming, and the vicious attacks his work has faced from climate deniers.

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:  Glenn Lightner and Linda Lightner.
This week’s news stories were written by Linda Greene, Norm Holy and David Murphy. Our feature and broadcast engineer is Dan Withered. This week’s calendar was compiled by Catherine Anders.
EcoReport is produced by Dan Young and Filiz Cicek. Executive producer is Joe Crawford.

IN Nature – Beech Tree

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EcoReport – Michel Mann: The Denial of Global Warming

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Dan Young speaks with Nobel Prize-winning climate scientist Michael Mann who discusses his contribution to understanding global warming, and the vicious attacks his work has faced from climate deniers.

No Official Public Comment As DNR Considered Plan For State Forests

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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has just published a five-year plan for how it will manage state forest land. The document is coming under fire from some Indiana residents, who say they weren’t even consulted as the DNR was making its plans. News Director Joe Crawford brings that story for today’s WFHB community report.

Daily Local News – May 6, 2015

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Just more than 7,000 Bloomington residents voted in this year’s municipal primary election, which ended last night; Governor Mike Pence has signed into law a bill giving Community Volunteer health care providers civil immunity; The Monroe County Community School Corporation held two cultural responsiveness workshops this school year; Rloomington’s Council of Neighborhood Associations, or CONA, has recognized a new group representing an area outside city limits.

FEATURE
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has just published a five-year plan for how it will manage state forest land. The document is coming under fire from some Indiana residents, who say they weren’t even consulted as the DNR was making its plans. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford brings that story for today’s WFHB community report.
The five-year strategic plan for the state forests is available for viewing on the website for the Department of Natural Resources.

BETTER BEWARE!
Up next, our weekly consumer watchdog segment Better Beware!

CREDITS
Anchors: Kelly Wherley, Sophia Saliby
Today’s headlines were written by Joshua Byron, Sophia Saliby, Thomas Schneider and Joe Crawford
Along with David Murphy for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services.
Better Beware was produced by Richard Fish
Our feature was produced by Joe Crawford and Amanda Marino
Our engineers today are Adam Reichle and Matt Gwaltney
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford.

Better Beware – Fake Surveys

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Scammers are trying to get your personal info by tricking you into filling out a “customer service” survey, or some other questionnaire. These chances to give your feedback are often very useful – but here’s how to spot the phony ones.

Bloomington Primary Election Results: Neher Concedes To Hamilton

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John Hamilton has defeated Darryl Neher in the race for the Democratic nomination for mayor of Bloomington. More detailed results can be found here, courtesy of the Monroe County Clerk’s Office.

Daily Local News – May 5, 2015

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We asked residents why they came out to vote; An HIV awareness campaign in southern Indiana called ‘You Are Not Alone’ has expanded its billboards and media to target travelers and truck drivers; A new program aiming to train unemployed or low-skilled Hoosiers has recently been announced by the state’s Family and Social Services Administration; On Friday, the Monroe County Commissioners debated a petition from the owners of a business called The Stables to expand their operations.

FEATURE
The earthquake in Nepal last month has claimed the lives of more than seventy-five hundred people, according to a statement today from the country’s government. Another 14,500 people were injured. In Bloomington, a group at IU has been collecting money to help in the relief effort. On Friday, WFHB spoke with a professor who has been closely involved with the effort. Correspondent Michael Hilton brings you that story for today’s WFHB community report.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
Scams are more prevalent than ever, says consumer watchdog Richard Fish. But by keeping a few basic guidelines in mind, you can protect yourself—and your money—from falling prey to many common swindles.

CREDITS
Anchors: Emily Beck, Joe Crawford
Today’s headlines were written by Joshua Byron, Sophia Saliby and Joe Crawford
Along with David Murphy for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Amanda Marino and Joe Crawford
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Ryan Stacy and edited by Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County.
Our engineer is Joe Crawford
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford.

IU Group Raises Relief Funds for Nepal Recovery Effort

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The earthquake in Nepal last month has claimed the lives of more than seventy-five hundred people, according to a statement today from the country’s government. Another 14,500 people were injured. In Bloomington, a group at IU has been collecting money to help in the relief effort. On Friday, WFHB spoke with a professor who has been closely involved with the effort. Correspondent Michael Hilton brings you that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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