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Better Beware! – Scamtracker

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The Better Business bureau has a cool new feature on their website – an interactive map that shows what scams have been reported from where…all over the world! Here’s a look at how it works for us right here.

Daily Local News – August 12, 2015

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A survey out of the Indiana University School of Public Health found youth in Indiana are increasing using electronic cigarettes; Earlier today the the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a formal Disaster Declaration for fifty-three Indiana counties, including Monroe and Brown counties; The formal eastern entrance to Ellettsville’s Heritage Trail is about to be completed; The Monroe County Board of Zoning Appeals approved two landscaping variances requested by the Cook Group on the Brown School property at 500 West Simpson Chapel Road.

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A professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law has published a book telling the stories of low-wage workers, such as janitors, fry cooks, and health care aides, trying to fight their way to middle-class incomes in Indianapolis. Professor Fran Quigley also writes about the struggles of union organizers with whom he says the workers have found common cause. We’ll hear from Quigley next Tuesday, when he’ll be featured on WFHB’s Interchange, starting at 6 p.m. For today’s WFHB community report, we bring you a conversation with Chalondias Smith, a 66-year-old home health care worker in Indianapolis who will also be featured on Interchange. Smith is a member of the Service Employees International Union. She spoke with Interchange host Doug Storm earlier today.
Interchange host Doug Storm spoke with home health care worker Chalondias Smith of Indianapolis earlier today. Portions of that interview will also be featured on WFHB’s Interchange next Tuesday starting at 6 p.m. Storm will also speak next week with IU law professor Fran Quigley, who has published a book about the struggles of low-wage workers in Indianapolis.

Better Beware!
The Better Business bureau has a cool new feature on their website – an interactive map that shows what scams have been reported from where…all over the world! Here’s a look at how it works for us right here.

CREDITS
Anchors: Araceli Gomez and Kelley Wherley
Today’s headlines were written by Jack Hanek and Joe Crawford
Along with David Murphy and Cleveland Dietz for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services.
Better Beware was produced by Richard Fish
Our feature was produced by Joe Crawford
Our engineers today are Jim Lang and Matt Gwaltney
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford.

An IU Professor’s Upcoming Book Is On Low-Wage Worker’s; A Conversation With A Home Health Care Worker In Indianapolis

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A professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law has published a book telling the stories of low-wage workers, such as janitors, fry cooks, and health care aides, trying to fight their way to middle-class incomes in Indianapolis. Professor Fran Quigley also writes about the struggles of union organizers with whom he says the workers have found common cause. We’ll hear from Quigley next Tuesday, when he’ll be featured on WFHB’s Interchange, starting at 6 p.m. For today’s WFHB community report, we bring you a conversation with Chalondias Smith, a 66-year-old home health care worker in Indianapolis who will also be featured on Interchange. Smith is a member of the Service Employees International Union.

Interchange host Doug Storm spoke with home health care worker Chalondias Smith of Indianapolis earlier today. Portions of that interview will also be featured on WFHB’s Interchange next Tuesday starting at 6 p.m. Storm will also speak next week with IU law professor Fran Quigley, who has published a book about the struggles of low-wage workers in Indianapolis.

Electronic Cigarettes Are Popular With Indiana Youth

A survey out of the Indiana University School of Public Health found youth in Indiana are increasingly using electronic cigarettes. The Indiana Youth Survey studied youth in grades 7 through 12. It found e-cigarettes are more popular than traditional tobacco products among that population. About a quarter of 12th graders reported using e-cigarettes, considerably higher than the national average of 17 percent. This is the first year the survey has asked about e-cigarette usage. The higher than average use of electronic cigarettes comes as alcohol and marijuana use among Indiana youth remains lower than the national average.

Standing Room Only – Medicare Turns Fifty

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On July 30, 2015, the Indiana chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program and Hoosiers for a Common Sense Health Plan hosted a local event honoring the fiftieth anniversary of Medicare. Dr. Rob Stone, director and founder of Hoosiers for a Common Sense Health Plan, reviewed the history of Medicare and discussed data supporting the need to protect the program and improve it for the future. The event was co-sponsored by Brown Countians for Quality Health Care and The League of Women of Voters of Bloomington and Monroe County. The event was recorded in full by Community Access Television Services (CATS).

Interchange – Keeping a Hand in Mind: Reading and Writing in a Digital World

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Should we try to understand reading and writing as primary ways of making a particular kind of human; a way we embody consciousness. Are you “formed” in the forming act? For example, with your hands you made letters and words–you write (not type) a self–you are embodied in the language you craft. Memory lives in the act. Without the act the self subsides and you become the vessel–the clay pot and not the potter.

How does digital mediation affect not only how we read and write, but who we are?

TOPICS DISCUSSED
The physicality of books (smell and touch); the aspect of “possession” of the tangible book as opposed to the ephemeral nature of the digital; children’s use of a pen or pencil to practice writing letters enhances language learning.

RELATED
The Myth of Impoverished Signal” (Naomi Baron on the “Smiley”)

Brain activation patterns resulting from learning letter forms through active self-production and passive observation in young children” by Karin James

GUESTS
Naomi Baron is the author of Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World and most recently Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World. She is a Professor of Linguistics and the Executive Director of Center for Teaching, Research and Learning World Languages and Cultures at American University in Washington, D.C.

Karin James is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Director of the The Cognition and Action Neuroimaging Laboratory at Indiana University. Her research program centers around the idea that direct, physical interactions with the environment changes the brain processing that underlies learning, and is important for the acquisition of many cognitive skills.

MUSIC
“Words I Manifest” by Gang Starr
“My Pen and Pad” by Blackalicious
“Kodachrome” by Paul Simon
“Read a Book” by Pylon

CREDITS
Producer & Host: Doug Storm
Board Engineer: Joe Crawford
Executive Producer: Joe Crawford

Daily Local News – August 11, 2015

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Two nurses at IU Health have been acquitted of the disciplinary actions the hospital corporation issued earlier this year after they attempted to unionize the nursing staff; The Monroe County Public Library has teamed up with the Bloomington-Monroe County League of Women Voters on a project aimed at educating local citizens about elections; The City of Bloomington Parks and Rec Department and the White River Co-op will be hosting the 11th annual Drool in the Pool at Mills Pool starting tomorrow evening; This Saturday, a local arts group is hosting a multimedia, music and poetry show to raise money for the Wounded Galaxies Festival; Last night the Bloomington Plan Commission approved a revised plan for a new Chrysler dealership on South Walnut Street; Monroe County officials have approved an agreement requiring the City of Bloomington to pay the County government $655,000 over the next ten years.

FEATURE:
A plan for a new apartment complex on the south side of Bloomington requires the destruction of several acres of woods. Residents of a nearby neighborhood are raising issues about the development. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford has that story.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY:
WFHB’s weekly financial segment The Ins and Outs of Money

CREDITS:
Anchors: Casey Kuhn, Chris Martin
Today’s headlines were written by Kyle Boen
along with David Murphy for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by David Murphy and Joe Crawford
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Ryan Stacy, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County.
Our engineer is Jennifer Brooks
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford

Activate! – First Book Challenge: Akola Christian

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Patty Callison from Team First Book of Monroe County, and Jennifer Meyers from Monroe Smart Start on their joint endeavor with IU Health Riley Physicians to raise funds for books for kids without access to reading material with Tongue Twister Tag!! Play now until August 28th.

LINKS
First Book Monroe County
Tounge Twister Tag Challenge Fundraising Volunteers

Books Unbound – Elizabeth Stoddard and the 1860s, Part Seven: ‘Two Men’ Chapters 10–14

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Two Men, the second novel by Elizabeth Stoddard (1823–1902), is a family saga published in 1865, in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, but is set before the war. In this episode, a visit from Philippa’s attractive college friend reveals Parke as a ladies’ man, and prompts other family members to recognize their own desires. The theme of race relations gets an emphatic introduction, and listeners are advised of offensive racial characterizations and language.

Two Menis read by Shayne Laughter. Stoddard’s letters are read throughout the series by Sarah Torbeck. A review that came out in Boston soon after the publication of Two Men is read in an abridged version by Frank Buczolich.

Heather Perry hosts, with announcer Jack Hanek. The episode was produced, written, and edited by Cynthia Wolfe, with assistance from Heather Perry, Sarah Torbeck, and Jack Hanek.

Special music for Two Mencomes from the album MacDowell: Second Modern Suite / Étude de Concert / Twelve Études(Naxos, 1999), performed by James Barbagallo (1952–1996). The American composer Edward MacDowell, born in 1860, wrote these works for piano in the 1880s, around the time Two Men was reissued.

Executive producer: Joe Crawford
Theme music: The Impossible Shapes

Bring It On! – August 10, 2015

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Cornelius Wright and Leila Randle welcome Rafi Hassan.

PART ONE
On tonight’s show, Cornelius and Leila welcome Rafi Hassan,director of the Safe and Civil Cities Program of Bloomington. Mr. Hassan joins us to shed light upon his vision for the Safe and Civil Cities program and details some upcoming events of interest for the Bloomington community

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

CREDITS
Hosts: Cornelius Wright and Leila Randle
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer is Joe Crawford
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

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