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Archive for Noon Edition

December 25, 2009

From Christmas to Kwanzaa

In honor of the holiday season, this week's Noon Edition focused on some holiday traditions taking place locally. Joining us in studio were IU Newman Center's Father Robert Keller and Reverend Patricia Efiom from Bethal African Methodist Episcopal Church in Bloomington.

December 18, 2009

Preventing Suicideon

This week on Noon Edition, we discussed suicide prevention and what is being done in South Central Indiana to raise awareness of the issue. Joining us in studio were Author and Counselor Dee Burt and Psychiatrist Dr. Jonathon Bevers.

December 11, 2009

Prostate Cancer Awareness

This week on Noon Edition, we discussed prostate cancer prevention and efforts to bring awareness of the disease to south central Indiana. Joining us in studio were Radiation Oncologist Dr. David Lee, Summit Urology Physician Assistant Dr. Dave Elkins, and prostate cancer survivor Tim Jessen.

December 4, 2009

A Conversation With Judge John E. Jones

This week on Noon Edition, we'll be joined in studio by U.S District Judge John E. Jones. He is known for presiding over the case Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, which ruled teaching intelligent design in public schools is unconstitutional.

November 20, 2009

Hunger, the Economy, and the Holidays

"Hunger, the Economy, and the Holidays" This week on Noon Edition, we'll discuss how economic troubles have impacted area food banks this year, but especially during the holiday season. Joining us are Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Executive Director Brooke Gentile and Hoosier Hills Food Bank Executive Director Julio Alonso.

November 20, 2009

The Continuing I-69 Discussion

This week on Noon Edition, we discussed continuing events in the state's effort to build I-69. Joining us in studio were INDOT I-69 Spokesperson Cher Goodwin, INDOT Deputy Commissioner Samuel Sarvis, Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads President Thomas Tokarski, and Monroe County Commissioner Mark Stoops.

November 6, 2009

A Conversation With Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

This week on Noon Edition: a return visit from renowned neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor, who will be signing copies of her book "My Stroke of Insight" for donors to WFIU's Fund Drive.

October 30, 2009

Sustainability In South Central Indiana

This week on Noon Edition we'll discuss how local businesses and governments can make "going green" profitable.

October 23, 2009

Changing Trends In Education

This week on Noon Edition, we discussed changing educational trends in South Central Indiana and across the country.

October 16, 2009

Indiana's Place In Health Care Reform

This week on Noon Edition, we discussed national health care reform efforts with local experts.

October 9, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month we were joined on Noon Edition by three women working to bring awareness of the disease to South Central Indiana.

October 2, 2009

Fall Gardening Show

This week on Noon Edition, we're having our annual fall gardening show. Local plant experts Helen May and Don Adamson will be in studio ready to answer your fall gardening questions.

September 25, 2009

A Closer Look At Lotus Festival

This week on Noon Edition, we were joined in studio by representatives from the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival.

September 18, 2009

A Conversation With The Presidents Of ISU And DePauw

This week on Noon Edition, we were joined in studio by Indiana State University President Daniel Bradley and DePauw University President Brian Casey. They discussed the state of higher education in South Central Indiana.

September 11, 2009

Politics In Indiana: A Look Ahead

This week on Noon Edition, we discussed Indiana's current political climate as well as upcoming state issues. Joining us in the studio was Brian Howey a journalist, political analyst, and publisher of Howey Politics Indiana.

September 4, 2009

A Preview of the Monroe County Budget Hearings

This week on Noon Edition, we previewed the Monroe County budget hearings. Joining us in the studio were Monroe County Council President Vic Kelson, County Council District 3 Representative Marty Hawk, and County Council Member at Large Geoff McKim.

August 28, 2009

WFIU In Afghanistan

This week on Noon Edition, we sat down with reporter and author Douglas Wissing to discuss his experiences reporting for WFIU while embedded with the 1-19th Indiana Agribusiness Development Team in Afghanistan.

August 21, 2009

Woodstock: It's Impact On Our Country And Community 40 Years Later

This week on Noon Edition, local experts joined us in studio to discuss the impact of Woodstock 40 years later.

August 14, 2009

A Conversation With Congressman Hill

This week on Noon Edition, 9th District Congressman Baron Hill spends some of his August recess in studio discussing regional affairs and answering your questions.

August 7, 2009

Sowing Leadership

This week on Noon Edition, we'll discuss how service learning and leadership programs affect their communities.

July 31, 2009

We Need Your Questions!

Every Friday co-hosts Bob Zaltsberg and Mary Catherine Carmichael sit down with local experts to discuss topics pertinent to WFIU listeners.

July 31, 2009

Superintendents And The New School Year

This week on Noon Edition, we'll discuss Indiana Public Schools with superintendents from across the listening area. Our hosts will speak with Monroe County Consolidated School Corporation's new Superintendent J-T Coopman and Richland Bean Blossom Consolidated School Corporation Superintendent Steve Kain.

July 20, 2009

Surviving the Economy Part III: Marketing Yourself In This Economy

This week on Noon Edition, we’ll discuss how to network and job search in the conclusion of our three-part series on surviving the economy. Joining us in the studio are Ivy Tech Career Services Assistant Director Katie Anderson and WorkOne Business Services Director Richard Rampley.

July 20, 2009

Surviving the Economy II: The Psychological Impact Unemployment

This week on Noon Edition, in the second part of our series on surviving the economy, we’ll discuss the psychological impact of being unemployed. Joining us in the studio are Indiana University Counseling and Psychological Services Director Nancy Stockton and Center Stone Employment Consultant Kim Jackson-Maudlin.

July 10, 2009

Surviving The Economy Part I: Stretching The Dollar

This week on Noon Edition, we'll discuss ways to cut expenses and live more frugally as the first of our three-part series on surviving the economy. Joining us in the studio are Purdue Extension educators Barbara Bowman and Glenda DeFord.

July 3, 2009

Lessons Learned from the Murder of Won-Joon Yoon

July 4th is the ten-year anniversary of a racially-motivated shooting in front of the Korean United Methodist Church in Bloomington. On this week's prerecorded Noon Edition, we revisited the tragedy and evaluated the current climate for hate crimes in our community.

June 26, 2009

Hoosiers and Identity Theft

This week on Noon Edition, we discussed how to protect yourself from identity theft and how the trend has manifested itself in southern Indiana. Joining us in the studio are Law Professor Fred Cate and Computer Science Professor Minaxi Gupta.

June 19, 2009

Women in South Central Indiana

This week on Noon Edition, we discussed the constantly evolving roles of women in South Central Indiana.

June 12, 2009

Digesting the News Media

This week on Noon Edition, we discussed how people perceive and process the news media. In studio guests included DePauw University Communications Professor Jeff McCall, Indiana University Telecommunications Associate Professor Erik Bucy, and Indiana University Psychology Professor Edward Hirt.

June 5, 2009

Transparency In Maternity Care

This week on Noon Edition, we discussed the issue of transparency in maternity care. Joining hosts Herald Times Editor Bob Zaltsberg and Mary Catherine Carmichael were Bloomington Area Birth Services Executive Director Georg'ann Cattelona and Bloomington Hospital Regional Center for Women and Children Executive Director Dana Watters.

May 29, 2009

Liberal Arts Education Today

This week on Noon Edition, Herald Times Editor Bob Zaltsberg and co-host Mary Catherine Carmichael sat down with Indiana University Dean of College of Arts and Sciences Bennett Bertenthal. They discussed the role of a liberal arts education in a quickly changing Indiana.

May 22, 2009

Life Sciences 101

This week on Noon Edition we discussed the life sciences and their role in Indiana.

May 15, 2009

Obesity in Indiana

State Health Commissioner Dr. Judy Monroe and IU Professor in Applied Health Science Alice Lindeman talk about Indiana's obesity epidemic.

May 8, 2009

Promoting Community Health

This week on Noon Edition, we discussed common myths surrounding flu outbreaks and ways to promote public health in South Central Indiana. Joining Herald Times Editor Bob Zaltsberg were Director of the Indiana University Health Center Dr. Diana Ebling, and Indiana University Associate Dean for Global and Community Health Lloyd Kolbe.

May 1, 2009

Ask All the Mayors on Noon Edition

This week on Noon Edition, WFIU's "Ask the Mayor" took over Noon Edition for an hour-long "Ask the Mayor" extravaganza.

April 24, 2009

Green Campuses

On this week's Earth Day-themed edition of Noon Edition, we discussed sustainability efforts on Indiana campuses. Joining host Herald Times Editor Bob Zaltsberg and co-host Mary Catherine Carmichael were DePauw University sustainability Coordinator Carol Steele and Indiana University Director of Sustainability Bill Brown.

April 17, 2009

Online Journalism and Community Building

This week on Noon Edition we discussed online journalism and community building through social networking online.

April 10, 2009

Spring Gardening in Indiana

Spring Gardening in Indiana

April 3, 2009

A Conversation With Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

This week on Noon Edition, a conversation with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, author of the New York Times Bestselling book "My Stroke of Insight," and the neuroanatomist at the local Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute.

March 27, 2009

Incarceration Rates in Indiana

This week on Noon Edition, a discussion of a study ranking Indiana ninth in the country for its community corrections population. Herald Times Editor Bob Zaltsberg and Mary Catherine Carmichael are joined in the studio by Monroe County Judge Ken Todd and Sheriff Jim Kennedy.

March 20, 2009

Athletics at Indiana University

This week on Noon Edition, Indiana University Athletics Director Fred Glass stops by the studio. Herald-Times Editor Bob Zaltsberg and WFIU News Director Stan Jastrzebski are you hosts.

March 13, 2009

Changes at IDEM

This week on Noon Edition, we'll discuss the reorganization and policy changes at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, or IDEM. Joining hosts Bob Zaltsberg and Mary Catherine Carmichael are IDEM Assistant Commissioners Scott Nally and Dan Murry as well as Hoosier Environmental Council Senior Policy Director Tim Maloney.

March 6, 2009

Wildlife and Urban Indiana

This week on Noon Edition, we'll discuss the encroachment of wildlife on urban Indiana. Joining us in the studio are Private Lands Program Manager Gary Langell and Bloomington Director of Animal Care and Control Laurie Ringquist.

February 27, 2009

Homelessness, Economy, and Community

Evidence of the national recession is becoming apparent in Bloomington’s Perry Township. Township Trustee Dan Combs says his office, which is responsible for poor relief, has seen an increase in requests for assistance.

February 20, 2009

State Legislators and the Economy

On this episode of Noon Edition, State Senator Vi Simpson as well as other state legislators discuss what state legislators are doing to address the economic situation in Indiana.

February 13, 2009

Turning 200: Indiana and Abraham Lincoln

This week on Noon Edition, we discussed the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln. Joining us in the studio were DNR State Parks and Reservoirs Archaeologist Staffan Peterson, and Associate Editor of the Journal of American History Stephen Andrews.

February 6, 2009

Economic Development

This week on Noon Edition we'll discuss Bloomington's economic development, specifically the Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center and the B-Line Trail. Joining us in the studio are City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Director Mick Renneisen, Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center Director Talisha Coppock, and Bloomington Director of Economic Development Danise Alano.

January 30, 2009

Youth Centers in South Central Indiana

Bloomington’s Boy’s and Girl’s Club Executive Director Jeff Baldwin, Columbus’ Foundation for Youth Executive Director David Westenberger and Terre Haute’s Ryves Hall Youth Center Director Jim Edwards discuss the economic impact on youth centers in south central Indiana.

January 23, 2009

Pros and Cons of the Kernan-Shepard Report

This week on Noon Edition, it's a discussion of the ramifications of the Kernan-Shepard Report on south central Indiana. Association of Indiana Counties Executive Director David Bottorff and MySmartGov.org Executive Director Marilyn Schultz debate the merits of the government streamlining suggestions endorsed by Governor Mitch Daniels.

January 16, 2009

The Inauguration and Indiana

On this program of Noon Edition, our guests discuss the impact of Barack Obama's inauguration on South-Central Indiana.  City of Bloomington Safe and Civil City Director Beverly Calendar-Anderson, Monroe County Judge Valeri Haughton, and Indiana University Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs Edwin Marshall joined us in the studio.

January 9, 2009

Indiana Economics

This week on Noon Edition, we'll discuss the economic outlook for south-central Indiana.  Joining us in the studio will be Indiana Business Research Center Director Jerry Conover and Indiana State University Professor of Economics Robert Guell.

January 2, 2009

Your Community's Foundation

Your Community's Foundation

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