WFHB Local News – September 5, 2023 – WFHB
This is WFHB’s local news Tuesday, September 5, 2023.
In today’s report, local journalist Dave Askins of the B-Square Bulletin reports on efforts to add a nurse to the dispatch center during the 2024 city budget hearings. More in the bottom half of tonight’s program.
Also coming in the next half hour is Lil Bub’s Lil Show – a co-production between WFHB Local News and Lil Bub’s Big Fund. But first, your local addresses:
Monroe County Commissioners
At the Monroe County Commissioners’ meeting on Aug. 30, Health Director Lori Kelly gave an update to the department.
Next, Planning Department Director Jackie Nester Gillen informed the public about the county development code hearings.
Later in the meeting, commissioners heard from Chief Planner Drew Myers about Ordinance 2023-29, Lemon Lake Marina Rezon Petition.
The commissioners decided to postpone a vote on the petition until they heard more information from the Highway Department.
The next meeting of the Monroe County commissioners will be held on September 6th.
‘This summer has been devastating all over the world due to extreme heat,’ says IU expert (Part 2)
Last week, WFHB News reported record high heat waves this summer. Today we continue this report.
Dana Habib, an architect and urban designer at Indiana University, studies how climate-responsive design can help mitigate climate change. She is the principal investigator on the Beat the Heat project – a collaboration with the IU Environmental Resilience Institute and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs that began in 2021.
Beat the Heat selected Clarksville and Richmond, Indiana as recipients for the program. Through this project, both communities have appointed full-time heat relief coordinators to develop programs and projects to deal with the health impacts of extreme heat. I expanded on what the Beat the Heat project entailed.
Given her background in urban design, Habib discussed how urban planning can help people most at risk during extreme weather events.
Habib says there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution for society to deal with the rise in extreme weather events as a result of climate change. However, she said that by working together, we can take a step in the right direction.
In today’s report, local journalist Dave Askins of the B-Square Bulletin reports on efforts to add a nurse to the dispatch center during the city’s 2024 budget hearings. This comes from the B-Square Bulletin’s “Morning Bulletin.” Dave Askins has more.
Now it’s time for Lil Bub’s Lil Show – a co-production between WFHB Local News and Lil Bub’s Big Fund. We now turn to this part.
You’ve been listening to the local WFHB news,
Today’s headlines were written by Kade Young Noelle Herhusky-Schneider, in partnership with Cats – Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Dave Askins.
The Lil Bub Show is produced by Christine Brackenhoff and Stacy Bridavsky.
Our music is provided by Mark Bingham and Social Climbers.
The engineer and executive producer is Kade Young.
The announcers are Benedict Jones and Ashley Foss.