Every 25 minutes, a person dies from a drug overdose. As Olivia DeWeese reports, the abuse and misuse of prescription drugs is being called an epidemic in Indiana by government programs, and Bloomington is no exception.
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Every day thousands of families in our local community are without food and a place to sleep. With the help of new resources becoming available to aid the homeless, there has been a decline in the number of unsheltered families. As Daion Morton reports, as the numbers in Indiana continue to decrease, local cities like Bloomington are continuing to work together to help homeless families find a place they can call home.
Welcome to the annual WFHB series “J460 Reports” a partnership between the Indiana University School of Journalism and WFHB. During the spring semester of 2014, students in Professor Mike Conway’s Course Community Journalism pursued stories in the underreported subjects of health, homelessness, aging, and the environment.
Ally Tsimekles, Dani Aleksa, Daion Morton, Lindsey Wright, Olivia DeWeese, Neal Early, Ruben Solis, and Sierra Gardner.
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh
Audio production provided by Adam Richle
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?”
In January 2013, over 610,000 people were homeless on a given night in the United States. Bloomington, Indiana has been struggling with finding solutions for the homeless population. Why can’t the homeless just get a job and make money? According to various sources, being homeless is much more complicated than a willingness to work. Here is Dani Aleksa, reporting for WFHB.
The Affordable Care Act has been a contentious issue since its inception back in 2009. one particular part of the ACA is causing debate in within states nationwide, the expansion of Medicaid. Twenty-six states have not taken the federal funds to expand Medicaid, one of which is Indiana. Governor Mike Pence has rejected the Medicaid expansion in favor of a state plan, and as Neal Earley reports, the Medcaid expansion has created much tension among Hoosiers.
For a seventeen year old, prom should be one of the highlights of their school year. Instead many of Bloomington’s youth are thinking of where the next couch they can crash on for the night is. According to the 2013 annual homeless assessment report to congress, Indiana has an increase of 13.1% of homeless individuals from 2012 to 2013. Reporting for WFHB, Ally Tsimekles reports on the difficulties of Bloomington’s homeless youth and stepping stones.
Renowned neuroscientist Simon LeVay discusses issues surrounding nature vs nurture in determining sexual/gender orientation predisposition and the biological basis of same. Attorney and Cherokee Indian Becca Riall talks about “the only good Indian is raised by a white foster family” addressing the annihilation of Indian culture by white culture via adoption and fostering. Featured artist is Ray Isaac. Musical selections are “U Want or U Don’t” and “Who I Am.”
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 JJ Marie Gufreda