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Interchange – Republican Candidates for Monroe County Council

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In tonight’s episode of Interchange, host Joe Crawford speaks with six Republican candidates for the Monroe County Council. During our first segment Crawford was joined by Marilyn Brinley, Brian Ellison, Jennifer Mickel and Paul E. White, Sr., who are competing for the Republican nomination for the District 2 seat on the Council. The winner will run against Democrat Ryan Cobine in the general election.

Later in the show, Barry Jayne and Greg Knott joined the discussion. Jayne and Knott are competing for District 4 on the Council. The winner will run against an incumbent Council member, Rick Dietz, who is the only Democrat running for the seat.

Earth Day 2014

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First established in 1970, today marks the 44th annual Earth Day, and this weekend an organization called Earth Day Indiana will hold its 25th annual celebration of the planet. Summer Keown, the executive director of Earth Day Indiana, gives a history of the organization.

Sponsors of this weekend’s event include some of Indiana’s top manufactures and biggest employers such as Eli Lilly, Cummins Inc, and Allison Transmission, along with statewide conservation groups like the Sierra Club of Indiana and the Hoosier Environmental Council.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the event, this year representatives from NASA will be bringing a rare experience to Indianapolis.

The festival is this Saturday from 11am to 4pm featuring entertainment, more exhibitors, and educational opportunities for children.

Parking has been reserved for those attending the earth day festivities at the IUPUI river walk garage and there is also bicycle parking areas at the event. More information about the event, including volunteer opportunities are available online at earth day indiana DOT org. The event runs from 11am to 4pm at White River State Park located at 801 W Washington Street in Indianapolis.

The Strike Mic – Slut Walk 2014

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This week on The Strike Mic: About two hundred people showed up yesterday to support this year’s Slut Walk, an annual event aimed to fight against those who shame, and sometimes blame, victims of rape and sexual assault.

Tune in every Tuesday for a new edition of The Strike Mic, a weekly update from your friends and neighbors working to strengthen the voice of IU students and staff.

Registration Closing in for Two Local Filmmaking Events

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Two filmmaking events are coming to The Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington this October, and the registration deadline for both is next week. The first, called Bloomington Cycles, will feature a screening of the 1979 film Breaking Away. Executive Director Danielle McClelland explains the rest.

Five days later The Buskirk will host The 2nd Annual Mix-Off: Bloomington’s Ultimate Bartender Showdown. McClelland details the unique competition.

The director says both events aim to raise awareness for their BCT Movie Partner Project, which allows rent-free use of the theater space on Saturday afternoons and evenings for film screenings. She says the project is important in keeping film programming a major part of the theater’s role in town.

Bloomington Cycles is scheduled to screen on October 5th, and The Mix-Off on October 10th. The registration deadline for both is next Wednesday, April 30th.

Richard Lugar Visits IU to Discuss Why “Ukraine Matters”

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Richard Lugar, a professor of practice in the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies and former United States Senator for Indiana, will give a talk tomorrow titled “Ukraine Matters – A Vital Opportunity for Constructive United States-European Action.” During his 36 years in the Senate Lugar concentrated on foreign policy, and Maria Bucur-Deckard, associate dean for the school of global and international studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, says he is the ideal person to give tomorrow’s speech, the final installment of the Global Perspectives Speaker Series this semester.

Bucur-Deckard explained that there are layers of complications within the rising conflict in Ukraine. She says that within the regional conflict there are human rights issues for both Russian and Ukrainian nationals, but added to that is the global conflict of how the United States and other countries react to the injustices.

Bucur-Deckard says that the educational focus of the School of Global and International studies provides a level of cultural understanding that is needed in this type of complicated foreign policy.

“Ukraine Matters – A Vital Opportunity for Constructive United States-European Action” is tomorrow at 4 pm in the Whittenberger Auditorium, in the Indiana University Memorial Union.

Daily Local News – April 22, 2014

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Richard Lugar, a professor of practice in the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies and former United States Senator for Indiana, will give a talk tomorrow titled “Ukraine Matters – A Vital Opportunity for Constructive United States-European Action.” ; Experts are planning to do an underwater study of Lake Lemon about ten miles northeast of Bloomington; Two filmmaking events are coming to The Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington this October, and the registration deadline for both is next week; This week on The Strike Mic: About two hundred people showed up yesterday to support this year’s Slut Walk, an annual event aimed to fight against those who shame, and sometimes blame, victims of rape and sexual assault; First established in 1970, today marks the 44th annual Earth Day, and this weekend an organization called Earth Day Indiana will hold its 25th annual celebration of the planet.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
Coming up next, People are often confused about the difference between grants and loans. Join Steve as he talks to Marc Tschida, Nonprofit Central Coordinator at Monroe County Public Library, to learn the difference, on WFHB’s weekly financial segment The Ins and Outs of Money.

CREDITS
Anchors: Casey Kuhn, Nick Tumino
Today’s headlines were written by Alycin Bektesh and Drew Daudelin,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library
Our engineer today is Rob Powell
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Our Editor is Drew Daudelin, the Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Activate! – IU Health Bloomington Hospital: Delores and John Neuman

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Delores and John Neuman talk about their experiences as long time volunteers with IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Indiana Gets High Grade for Transparency Website

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Indiana received the highest grade in the country in a report on government transparency earlier this month. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group gave the state an A minus for its website that tracks government spending. The site is called the Indiana Transparency Portal. The high praise comes just a couple months after reports that state employees were manipulating the same site to hide failed economic development efforts. Assistant News Director Joe Crawford spoke with a local representative of the Public Interest Research Group about the report and the recent controversy for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

Daily Local News – April 21, 2014

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The Indiana University Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs, or SPEA, has announced it will purchase renewable energy certificates to
offset its use of electricity from fossil fuels; The Indiana University Women’s Student Association is hosting a “Slut Walk” this evening, beginning at 6 pm in Dunn Meadow; A wild food workshop featuring garlic mustard is coming to the Paynetown State Recreation Area on Monroe Lake next week; A bankruptcy court auction for Indiana Limestone Company, which filed for bankruptcy protection in February, was called after the Chicago investment firm
Wynnchurch Capital conveyed interest in buying the company.

FEATURE
Indiana received the highest grade in the country in a report on government transparency earlier this month. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group gave the state an A minus for its website that tracks government spending. The site is called the Indiana Transparency Portal. The high praise comes just a couple months after reports that state employees were manipulating the same site to hide failed economic development efforts. Assistant News Director Joe Crawford spoke with a local representative of the Public Interest Research Group about the report and the recent controversy for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

ACTIVATE!
Delores and John Neuman talk about their experiences as long time volunteers with IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

CREDITS
Anchors: Maria McKinley, Chris Martin
Today’s headlines were written by Chelsea Hardy, Alycin Bektesh, and Drew Daudelin.
Our feature was produced by Joe Crawford.
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker,
Our engineer today is Chris Martin,
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Bring It On! – April 21, 2014

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William Hosea and Clarence Boone welcome Tamara Carter, president of the Kappa Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha and her soror Hattie Johnson.

PART ONE
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908 and is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women. AKA is comprised of a nucleus of 260,000 members in graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U. S. Virgin Islands, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Germany, Korea and on the continent of Africa.

Next month, the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Kappa Tau Omega Chapter (on the Bloomington campus) will be hosting a Fashion Show entitled High Tea, High Fashion at the Fountain Square Ballroom. The event will highlight wearable fashions for men and women.

Joining William and Clarence to shed more light on this community project are Tamara Carter, president of the Kappa Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha and her soror Hattie Johnson

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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