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Archive for Noon Edition

December 31, 2010

South-Central Indiana Year in Review

This week on Noon Edition, host Bob Zaltsberg of the Herald Times will sit down with Harry McCawley of the Columbus Republic.

December 24, 2010

Best of Noon Edition

This week on Noon Edition will be a "best of" show, featuring segments of the best shows we aired in 2010.

December 17, 2010

IU Athletics

This week on Noon Edition, we'll sit down with IU Athletic Director Fred Glass to discuss IU sports.

December 10, 2010

Unemployment in South Central Indiana

This week on Noon Edition, we'll discuss new unemployment numbers.

December 3, 2010

Anti-Semitic Incidents In Blooomington

Over the past several days, rocks have been thrown into Jewish centers and Jewish holy books have been desecrated.

November 29, 2010

Hunger in South-Central Indiana

1 in 4 Americans are now on government supported food programs.

November 19, 2010

Cardinal Stage Company

This week on Noon Edition we'll sit down with Cardinal Stage Company's artistic director.

November 12, 2010

Special Fund Drive Pet Edition

This week on Noon Edition, we'll be discussing pets!

November 5, 2010

Annual Fall Gardening Show

This week on Noon Edition will be our annual fall gardening show!

October 29, 2010

Third Party Candidates

This week on Noon Edition, we'll discuss 3rd party candidates in the state of Indiana.

October 22, 2010

Economic Development In South Central Indiana

This week on Noon Edition, we'll discuss economic development in south-central Indiana.

October 15, 2010

Public Question # 2, MCCSC Referendum

This week on Noon Edition, MCCSC referendum will be discussed.

October 8, 2010

Suicide - On The Rise In Young People

This week on Noon Edition, we'll discuss suicide, now the number two killer of young people in the United States.

October 1, 2010

On The Ballot In November - Public Question # 1

This week on Noon Edition, we'll discuss Public Question # 1, which will appear on all ballots in the state of Indiana this election day.

September 24, 2010

Online Education - Indiana Has A New "State" University

This week on Noon Edition, we'll discuss online education.

September 17, 2010

Arts In Bloomington

This week on Noon Edition: arts in Bloomington. Join us for a live chat on this website.

September 10, 2010

Islam In America

This week on Noon Edition, we took a look at Islam in America, and discussed the challenges facing Muslim-Americans in Indiana.

September 3, 2010

Local Beer Makers Discuss Tips/Techniques

This week on Noon Edition, we'll be discussing both home brewing and micro brewing in Indiana.

August 27, 2010

Area Superintendents Discuss Issues Facing K-12 Education

This week on Noon Edition: A discussion with area superintendents.

August 20, 2010

Indiana University's New Health Engagement Program

August 20th's Noon Edition: A discussion of IU's new Health Engagement Program and its effects on university employees.

August 6, 2010

Managing Animal Welfare In South Central Indiana

Following the recent incident in Greene County where 70 dogs were discovered housed in a trailer, WFIU's Noon Edition took a look at issues surrounding animal welfare management in the state.

July 30, 2010

Weathering A Crisis: An Update On Indiana's Housing Market

This week on Noon Edition, we reexamined and discussed Indiana's housing market.

July 23, 2010

20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

This week on Noon Edition, we discussed how the Americans with Disabilities Act has impacted Hoosiers over the last two decades and what that legislation means to for people in South Central Indiana today.

July 16, 2010

What’s Working For Hoosiers: Obama’s Policies and Indiana

This week on Noon Edition, we discussed the impact President Barack Obama's economic policies have had on the state. Joining us in studio were SPEA Professor David Audretsch and Professor of Labor and Employment Law Ken Dau-Schmidt.

July 9, 2010

Pinching Pennies On Tourism

This week on Noon Edition, we discussed the state of tourism in Indiana since the economic downturn. Joining us in studio will be Indiana State Tourism Director Amy Vaughan, Brown County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau Director Jane Ellis, and Columbus Visitors Bureau Associate Director Cindy Frey.

July 2, 2010

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. “Ask the Mayor” host Stan Jastrzebski was joined in studio by Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan, Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong, Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett, and Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight.

June 25, 2010

Local Reaction To Arizona's Immigration Law

This week on Noon Edition, we discussed local reaction to Arizona's new immigration law. We were joined in-studio by local policy makers and experts to discuss the issue.

June 18, 2010

The Oil Spill In The Gulf

This week on Noon Edition, we sat down with three experts from Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs to discuss the environmental and policy implications of the BP oil spill.

June 11, 2010

Kids These Days

This week on Noon Edition, Herald Times Editor Bob Zaltsberg sat down with area high school seniors to talk about their time growing up in Indiana as well as their plans for the future.

June 4, 2010

A Conversation With State Superintendent Tony Bennett

This week on Noon Edition, we sat down with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett and discussed the state of Indiana schools.

May 28, 2010

Five Years Later: The Indiana Department Of Homeland Security

This week on Noon Edition, we sat down with representatives from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and discussed what the IDHS has accomplished in its five years in existence.

May 21, 2010

A Conversation With Elinor Ostrom

This week on Noon Edition: a conversation with Nobel Prize Winner Elinor Ostrom. She was in-studio talking about her whirlwind year and how her life has changed.

May 14, 2010

Meeting Rural Indiana's Health Care Needs

This week on Noon Edition, we discussed rural health care in Indiana. Joining us in-studio were Medical Director of the Richard G. Lugar Center for Rural Health Jim Turner, Union-Clinton Hospital Administrator Terri Hill, and medical students Julia Freeze and John Wheat.

May 7, 2010

Noon Edition: Bullying In Indiana Schools

This week on Noon Edition, we discussed the issue of bullying in schools. On the panel: Midwest Bullying Prevention Project Director Bill Voors and IU Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology Professor David Estell.

April 30, 2010

Noon Edition's Primary Preview

This week on Noon Edition, we'll devote the program to previewing the upcoming primary election. Joining us in studio for our discussion is Political Analyst Brian Howey.

April 23, 2010

Noon Edition's Annual Spring Gardening Show

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

April 16, 2010

Earth Day in the Computer Age

This week on Noon Edition, as part of our Earth Day program we discussed the growing issue of electronic waste. Joining us in studio are Indiana Recycling Coalition Executive Director Carey Hamilton, IU Office of Sustainability E-Waste Intern Laura Knudsen and UITS Graduate Assistant for Sustainability Coordinator Susan Coleman.

April 9, 2010

A Conversation With The Soldiers Of Cultivating Afghanistan

This week on Noon Edition we talked about the experiences of the National Guard 119th Agribusiness Development Team in Afghanistan. Joining us in studio were Colonel Brian Copes, Deputy Commander Colonel Cindra Chastain, and Operations Officer Shawn Gardner along with Cultivating Afghanistan Reporter Doug Wissing.

April 2, 2010

Hoosiers And The New Health Care Bill

This week on Noon Edition, we explored what new health care reform laws mean for people in Indiana. Joining this week's panel were Volunteers in Medicine Executive Director Elizabeth Sturgeon, St. Ann's Clinic Volunteer Medical Doctor James Turner and Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan Director Dr. Rob Stone.

March 26, 2010

Reviewing Indiana Education Policy

This week on Noon Edition, we took a look back at how education policy was handled in this year's legislative session and a look ahead at what to expect in the coming year.

March 19, 2010

Guns, Privacy, And The Press

This week on Noon Edition, we discussed gun issues considered in the 2010 legislative session. Joining us in studio were Hoosier State Press Association General Council Steve Key and District 60 Representative Peggy Welch.

March 12, 2010

Volunteering In Bloomington And Beyond

This week on Noon Edition, we discussed the growing need for volunteers in a down economy. Joining us in the studio were Bloomington Volunteer Network Director Bet Savich, IU Kelly School Civic Leadership Development Director Molly Barwick, and St. Charles School Principal Alec Mayer.

March 5, 2010

Arts And Their Place In The Down Economy

This week on Noon Edition, we sat down with leaders of area arts organizations and discussed how they have been affected by the recession.

February 26, 2010

Education And State Budget Cuts

Severe funding cuts are forcing school officials to take creative measures in an effort to balance their budgets. Superintendents from Brown, Bartholomew, and Monroe Counties hashed over their plans on this week's Noon Edition.

February 19, 2010

Coal And What It Means To Indiana

This week on Noon Edition, we took a look at coal and what it means to Indiana. Joining the discussion were Director of the Center for Research in Energy and the Environment JC Randolph, Center for Coal Technology Research Associate Director Steven Son, and Nelson Shaffer with the Indiana Geological Survey.

February 12, 2010

Black History Month

This week on Noon Edition, we took a look at President Barack Obama's first year in office as part of a broader discussion of Black History Month. Joining us in studio were Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Director Audrey McCluskey and Chair of the Bloomington Commission on Black Males David Hummons.

February 5, 2010

Discussing the Sunday Sale of Alcohol

This week on Noon Edition, we'll discuss the ongoing debate over the Sunday sale of alcohol in Indiana. We'll discuss the status of current legislation on its potential economic impact on local and state business.

January 29, 2010

Balancing History and Development

This week on Noon Edition, we discussed how communities in South Central Indiana reconcile historic preservation and economic development. Joining us in the studio were Bloomington City Councilman Chris Sturbaum, Terre Haute City Councilman Todd Nation, and Co-developer of 120 Kirkwood Jim Regester.

January 22, 2010

Indiana's PRIDE Film Festival

This week on Noon Edition, we'll took a sneak preview of the PRIDE Film Festival and discussed what it means to south central Indiana. Joining us in studio were PRIDE Steering Committee Coordinator Danielle McClelland and Communication and Culture Professor Mary Gray.

January 15, 2010

Climate Change: From Copenhagen To Indiana

This week on Noon Edition, we discussed the recent climate talks in Copenhagen and what they mean for people in the US and Indiana. Our panel of guests included Law and Public and Environmental Affairs Professors Kenneth Richards and Robert Fischman as well as DePauw student Andrew Maddocks, who attended the talks.

January 8, 2010

A Conversation With IU President Michael McRobbie

This week on Noon Edition, we were joined in studio by Indiana University President Michael McRobbie. He discussed current issues at IU and how they affect the region.

January 1, 2010

The Year In Review

This week on Noon Edition, we took a look back at the year and decade in local and national events. Joining the program were Tribune Star Editor Max Jones and Herald Times Managing Editor Andrea Murray. Herald Times Editor Bob Zaltsberg and WFIU Assistant News Director Daniel Robison were your hosts.

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