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Daily Local News – June 12, 2014

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The Bloomington City Council further discussed an ordinance June 10th to amend Title 20 of the Bloomington Municipal Code, concerning the possibility of encouraged diversity in restaurants located downtown; Yesterday a coalition of Indiana groups launched a bipartisan public education campaign to secure the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Indiana; Officials throughout Monroe County have made plans to enter an energy efficiency contest for a five million dollar prize; The Monroe County Council discussed a resolution June 10th approving tax abatement compliance findings in 2014; The Bloomington Utilities Service Board is considering a draft of a plan to conserve water throughout Bloomington; This week the IU School of Education and the IU School Administrators Association are hosting discussions on topics including bullying, evaluation and special education law at their 47th summer education seminar.

FEATURE
Indiana University plans to demolish six homes in the University Courts historic district and then transfer the land to the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, in exchange for their current home next to the law school. One resident of the historic homes – IU’s student radio station WIUX, was notified this month that they are being relocated a year earlier than expected, and need to be out of their home of the last 40 years by the middle of this month. WFHB News Director went to the station and spoke with outgoing station manger Joe Heath and incoming general manager Carolyn Suna, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

CREDITS
Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele, Scott Weddle
Today’s headlines were written by Dan Withered
Along with Drew Daudelin and Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Alycin Bektesh
Our engineer today is Sarah Hetrick.
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

bloomingOUT – June 12, 2014

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Documentarian and founder of Depressed Black Gay Men (DBGM) Inc. dedicated to raising awareness, changing and saving lives Antoine Craigwell provides organizational updates and discusses the importance of family members’ acceptance of black gay youth in preventing depression. Executive Director of Northwest Indiana’s Rainbow Serenity Brandon Wagman provides regional updates and highlights their 6th annual Pride Picnic in the Park to be held in Highland IN on Saturday 21 June from 12 noon to 5 pm. Featured artist is NYC singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nedra Johnson. Musical selections are “Love is Not Concerned,” “Working Hard for the Joneses,” “Where Will You Be” and “About A Girl.”

Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Associate Producer Sarah Hetrick
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson
Announcer Sarah Hetrick
Guest Co-Anchor Hannah Crouch

EcoReport – Sheryl Myers & Doug Berky: Heart of The River

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Sheryl Myers and Doug Berky, from Heart of The River, explain their group’s opposition to the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir that could be built near Anderson, Indiana.

EcoReport – June 12, 2014

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In today’s EcoReport feature, Sheryl Myers and Doug Berky, from Heart of The River, explain their group’s opposition to the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir that could be built near Anderson, Indiana.

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 Kristina Wiltsee.
This week’s news stories were written by Linda Greene, Norm Holy, and Dan Young. This week’s feature was engineered by Dan Young. This week’s calendar was compiled by Kristina Wiltsee.
Our broadcast engineer is Dan Withered. Producers for EcoReport are Stephanie Stewart, Dan Young and Kelly Miller. Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Standing Room Only – Alternative Voice with David Barsamian Part 2

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On April 10th in Bloomington Indiana Alternative Radio’s David Barsamian spoke about his lifetime of work as an independent media producer, and the convergence of media, capitalism, and the environment. The second part of this presentation begins with American foreign policy and the media. Mr. Barsamian and Dr. Martha Crouch were the primary speakers and the event was recorded on location at the Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center by WFHB’s Alycin Bektesh for Standing Room Only, on WFHB.

Daily Local News – June 11, 2014

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A New Report Co-Authored by Indiana University Chancellor’s professor of public and environmental affairs John Mike-sull concludes that government corruption is costing tax payers; Southern Indiana is about to have a new area code; An Indiana resident has tested positive for the chikungunya virus after traveling to the Caribbean; The Ellettsville Planning Commission approved a rezoning petition June 6th for property touching State Road 46.

FEATURE
Indiana will no longer receive a portion of its allotted tobacco settlement funds, beginning this year. WFHB correspondent Susan Northleaf talked to State Senator Mark Stoops to find out why the funds have been withdrawn and what this means for Indiana, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
Going away to have some fun? Don’t let a dream vacation become a nightmare. Here are some tips on the latest ways fraudsters are trying to separate you from your money when you’re traveling.

CREDITS
Anchors: Cathi Norton, Susan Northleaf
Today’s headlines were written by Harrison Wagner, Sierra Gardner, and Alycin Bektesh
Along with Drew Daudelin for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services.
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish, with correspondent Anson Shupe
Our feature was produced by Susan Northleaf
Our engineer today is Jim Lang,
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Indiana is Losing Health Funding over Tobacco Use

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Indiana will no longer receive a portion of its allotted tobacco settlement funds, beginning this year. WFHB correspondent Susan Northleaf talked to State Senator Mark Stoops to find out why the funds have been withdrawn and what this means for Indiana, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

Bloomington Beware! – Vacation Scams

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Going away to have some fun? Don’t let a dream vacation become a nightmare. Here are some tips on the latest ways fraudsters are trying to separate you from your money when you’re traveling.

Interchange – Public Education: Dividing the Conquered

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Tonight we try to think about the way Public Education is politicized and the way that the politics of education as a system of social management has made secondary considerations of learning as a path to human flourishing. Unless of course you consider workforce training the path to a realization of your human potential. We raise the issue of our public education system as fulfilling a kind of economic function as well. Where else will Pearson Education sell their wares? Where else will Bill Gates dump all his technology products? The host is Doug Storm.

Joining us for this conversation are:

Cathy Fuentes-Rowher, Chair of the Monroe County/South Central Indiana branch of the Indiana Coalition for Public Education–a grassroots group of people who believe that fully funded and equitable public schools are essential for a healthy democracy.

Cathy Diersing, the School Leader of The Bloomington Project School: a Charter school.

Steve “Roc” Boncheck, a founder and Director of the Harmony School here in Bloomington. Harmony is an Independent school.

Governor Pence Visits Bloomington

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence was in Bloomington today to speak with the Chamber of Commerce. WFHB Correspondent David Murphy attended the event and asked Pence some questions about the Healthy Indiana Plan two-point-oh proposal, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

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