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WTIU Community Advisory Board Meeting
March 5, 2020
Metz Board Room, DeVault Alumni Center

In Attendance:
Community Advisory Board Members:
John Bailey, Tom Bunger, Joan Curts, Pamela Davidson, Mark Edwards, Sally Gaskill, Mike Hefron, Martha Nice, Lynn Schwartzberg, Sarah Laughlin, Annette Bruner

Staff Members/Others:
Eric Bolstridge, Mary Ducette, Russell McGee, Brent Molnar, Marianne Woodruff, Scott Carmichael


Staff member introductions
CAB member introductions

Station Events
Be More Awards – March 17th, 7pm
Eva Korr Screening/Virtual Reality Experience – April 10-11th
Early Childhood Excellence Awards – May 14th?
WonderCamp – June 1-5th

Amen! Music of the Black Church
Explore the rich traditions, historical significance, and meaning of Black church music in a new concert, Amen! Music of the Black Church. Recorded before a live audience at the Second Baptist Church in Bloomington, Indiana, Dr. Raymond Wise leads the Indiana University African American Choral Ensemble in a performance of sacred music spanning from African traditions to contemporary praise and worship music.

Much of the Black experience has been defined and uplifted by the Black church, with gospel and religious music as a form of self-expression. Amen! Music of the Black Church speaks to the optimism and triumph embodied in this musical genre. Vignettes woven throughout the performance featuring narrative interviews with historic highlights and stylized visuals that give context to the music featured in the program.

Coming Sunday, April 26 at 7pm.
Encore Thursday, April 30 at 10pm.

Capitol Hill Visits
Brent Molnar, Pamela Davidson and Lynn Schwartzberg recently visited Indiana’s Legislators on Capitol Hill to discuss the work Indiana’s Public Broadcasting Stations are doing to serve the state. A review of our visits, and constituents (viewer and listeners) priorities.

Community Engagement Initiatives
In recent years, WTIU has provided content and community engagement activities based on opioid addiction, Veterans’ needs, an issues related to Aging. A discussion to identify the next greatest area of need where WTIU can help, and potential/strategic community partnerships that would be beneficial in tackling the problem(s).

Sarah, Sally and Martha are interested in an arts program, and willing to help develop a treatment for a long form program.
Other content and community engagement priorities identified were:

Career development – potential partner included RADIUS, Lincoln Tech, Ivy Tech
Also recommended locating IN report which identifies areas of greatest need in terms of Indiana’s economic future/outlook.

Opioid Update- crisis centers, new treatments, diversion centers, revisiting subject from Finding the Fix.

Housing- both affordability, availability and new solutions.

Climate Change- the impact on Indiana.

Crisis management / communication- leveraging station resources and area experts to address issues such as Coronavirus, but also to provide educational / e-learning opportunities through our 5 channel streams, should schools need to close for extended periods of time.

2019 Meeting Schedule:
June 4, 2020
September 3, 2020
December 3, 2020