WFHB Local News – February 14, 2022 – WFHB
Here is the local news from the WFHB for Monday February 14, 2022.
Later in the program, WFHB correspondent Abe Shapiro interviews Haley Moss, Florida’s first openly autistic female attorney, in part three of our new weekly segment, Disability as Ability. More information in today’s features report.
Also coming in the next half hour, we have recent prison-related news and announcements from the producers of Kite Line – our public affairs program devoted to prison issues in the Midwest and beyond.
Some residents divided over mask mandate at county health board meeting
At the Monroe County Board of Health meeting on Feb. 10, Bloomington Utilities Manager Vic Kelson provided an update on the sewage sampling program.
Kelson explained how to access the data using the City of Bloomington’s Open Data Portal.
The board then discussed Monroe County’s mask regulations and whether or not they should be expanded.
Board member Mark Norell said while masks are effective, there are other factors the board should consider when making its decision for the community.
Norell added that while he thinks Monroe County is almost out of the woods with the Omicron variant, he’s still concerned about high hospital occupancy rates and exhausted healthcare workers.
During concerned public comments, mother Angela Northcut asked the council to reconsider the mask mandate.
A member of the community, Mr Miller, argued for the individual’s choice whether or not to wear masks.
The board agreed to recommend to county commissioners that the mask mandate be revoked when the governor’s executive order expires on March 4.
The next Board of Health meeting will be March 3.
Next, we have recent prison-related news and announcements from the producers of Kite Line — our public affairs program devoted to prison issues in the Midwest and beyond. Kite Line airs every Friday at 5:30 p.m. on WFHB. The full program is available online or wherever you get your podcasts.
In today’s report, WFHB correspondent Abe Shapiro speaks with Haley Moss, Florida’s first openly autistic female attorney, in our new weekly segment Disability as Ability. This is the third part of the interview.
Today’s headlines were written by Noelle Herhusky-Schneider, in partnership with Cats – Community Access Television Services.
Our feature film was produced by Abe Shapiro.
Kite Line is produced by Mia Beach.
Our theme music is provided by Mark Bingham and the Social Climbers.
The engineer and executive producer is Kade Young.
The anchors are Don Geyra and Kade Young.