Mindful meditation is increasing in popularity in the medical field due to its ability to increase brain efficiency. As Sierra Gardner reports, many community members are already practicing this method and working to increase awareness.
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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.
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.
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
We are joined in the air room by Pam Raider and Vera Grubbs for a special fund-drive edition of BCH!
Hosted by Dave Seastrom and Vera Grubbs.
First aired Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 9 AM on WFHB (Spring Fund Drive Special)
☆ In this episode of the Brown County Hour:
- In Memory of BC elder Hank Swain: essay by Pam Raider
- Hank Swain with his story, Scuprats
- Poems by Chris Curtin, Rick Fettig, Gunther Flumm and Tramp Star
- Dave Seastrom with another pithy essay: Earth Day
- And our Awesome Musical Guests: live recordings from the 2014 Brown County Music Awards (held on March 8), including music by Bonz, Lauren Robert, the Indiana Boys, Cari Ray, Marvin Parish, and a special Lifetime Achievement Award to beloved Nashville busker, John Franz.
✇ Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.