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Roll Call – Brent Molnar

Datacasting Update

Currently, we have 13 school systems partnered with PBS stations across the state to participate in the pilot phase of our K-12 distanced education datacasting project.  Use case scenarios vary, and include stations with multiple school systems, school systems with 300+ teachers, and school systems on the fringe of stations’ broadcast areas.  Schools are looking at datacasting as a solution for snow days, advanced placement courses offered to students from outside their system, remedial work, an ongoing option for families who want to do school from home, and more.

Recently, IPBS stations also met with organizations that focus on adult education as well.  Potential partners may include: 80+ Ivy Tech campuses, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, and the Indiana Department of Correction.  There are over 27,000 inmates in Indiana who qualify for education programs.

CPB Harassment Prevention Program

Most organizations periodically train their personnel to recognize, avoid and report workplace discrimination, including harassment and both intentional and unintentional bias. To ensure that public media stations consistently follow this practice, CPB requires annual harassment and bias prevention training for all officers, employees, and interns as a condition of the Grantee’s eligibility for a radio or television Community Service Grant (CSG).

This year, this opportunity to participate in harassment prevention training is being offered to our Community Advisory Board Members as well.

While the training is optional for Board Members, it might be of interest to you to see one of the training programs in which our employees participate each year.  This year’s program includes additional information which highlights issues related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  More information here:  Harassment and Bias Prevention Training Program 2021-2022 | CPB

In coming days, Board Members who are interested in participating will receive an e-mail with a link to the CPB training course.  (Lynn Schwartzberg, Pamela Davidson, Sally Gaskill, Martha Nice expressed interest.)  The CPB Harassment Prevention Program must be completed by Friday, August 27, 2021.

SWOT / PEST Analysis

In preparation for a new WFIU-WTIU Strategic Plan, Executive Director Brad Kimmel will lead us through Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats as well as Political, Economic, Socio-Cultural, Technological exercises.  Board Members feedback, perspectives and insights will be extremely helpful to this process.

Future WTIU CAB Meetings (and COVID-19) Live, Virtual or Too Early to Call?

  • September 2, 2021 – hybrid meeting
  • December 2, 2021



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            hi, just a note that the phone call-in is me. Thanks!

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            and video

12:16:58 From  Sally Gaskill  to  Everyone:

            Can you make the screen larger? Or just focus on the column that we are working on? (Sorry, too small for me)

12:17:10 From  to  Everyone:

            Will do as soon as we get going.

12:17:24 From  Sally Gaskill  to  Everyone:


12:35:46 From  Laura Baich  to Message):

            mary got kicked out of the meeting. can you let her back in?

13:23:35 From  Marianne Woodruff  to  Everyone:

            I loved Alex the WizKid!

13:37:07 From  John Bailey  to  Everyone: