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bloomingOUT – May 8, 2014

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Reverend Irene Monroe discusses blacks in athletics and entertainment, Mother Teresa and other related issues.  Director of Development for the Indiana Youth Group (IYG) Sarah Popkin provides updates about the organization and highlights their annual IYG Art Auction to be held on Saturday 10 May 7-10 pm at the Indiana Landmark Center in Indianapolis. Featured artist is Gracie Curran & The High Falutin’ Band.  Musical selections are “Even With the Rain” and “Can’t Getta” from their “Proof of Love” CD.

www.irenemonroe.com
www.indianayouthgroup.org
www.thehighfalutinband.com

Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Associate Producers Sarah Hetrick & Kenzie M.
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson
Announcer Sarah Hetrick

bloomingOUT – May 1, 2014

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The Bloomington Peace Choir is live in studio and performs many selections from their professional repertoire.  In honor of national holocaust remembrance day Helen talks about the effects of the holocaust on the lesbian and gay community on an edition of Queer History.

www.bloomingtonpeacechoir.org

Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Associate Producers Sarah Hetrick & Kenzie M
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson
Announcer Sarah Hetrick

bloomingOUT – April 24, 2014

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Internationally prized opera singer and local musician Amanda Biggs is in studio with information about her latest cd to be officially announced at the release party on 15 May at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre and she also shares some of her latest songs. Musical selections are “More, Baby More,” “Can’t You Tell,” “The Valley” and “Rock and Roll Band.” Louisiana attorney, Cherokee and recovering urban Indian Becca Riall discusses the various historical sexual and gender role dynamics in Indian tribes in general as well as changing trends among tribes across the country.

www.facebook.com/public/Amanda-Biggs

Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Associate Producers Sarah Hetrick, Nick Tumino & Kenzie M
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson
Announcer Sarah Hetrick

bloomingOUT – April 17, 2014

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Policy Analyst with the Civil Rights Policy Project at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Edward Carlson discusses the Hispanic community in general, the Hispanic LGBT community in specific and various issues related to bullying, discrimination and immigration as well as the significance of the recent endorsement by the NCLR of anti-bullying legislation. Co-Owner of the Backdoor Nicci Boroski and Co-Director of Bloomington Pride Sarah Profetti provide information about the PRIDE Summerfest event happening in Bloomington IN September 2014. Spencer Pride members Jacob Balash and Brett Presley chat about the 8th annual Spencer Pride coming up 7 June in Spencer IN. Featured artist is Austin Texas blues band Omar and the Howlers. Musical selections are “Move Up To Memphis” and the title cut from their “I’m Gone” cd.

www.nclr.org
www.backdoorbloomington.com
www.bloomingtonpride.org
www.spencerpride.org
www.omarandthehowlers.com

bloomingOUT – April 10, 2014

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Reverend Irene Monroe returns to chat about “Noah’s Ark,” discrimination against girl scouts and their cookies, displacement due to gentrification and other related topics. Founder and President of Depressed Black Gay Men, Inc. (DBGM) Antoine Craigwell discusses two new support groups (“My Sons’ and “Sons and Mothers”) he has founded to address issues black gay men may have with mothers who do not accept them.

www.irenemonroe.com
www.dbgm.org

Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Associate Producer Sarah Hetrick
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson
Announcer Sarah Hetrick
Guest Co-Anchor Nick Tumino

bloomingOUT – April 3, 2014

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Executive Director of ACLU Indiana Jane Henegar discusses the pending federal court litigation/s regarding same sex marriage in Indiana as well as on a national level. Former IU Professor and current Chair and Professor at School of Dine’ Studies, Education and Leadership, Navajo Technical College in Crown Point NM Dine’ Wesley Thomas provides updates about his career as well as the recent advances made by the Navajo Nation concerning youth and LGBT issues. Featured artist KD Lang. Musical selection is Leonard Cohen’s rendition of “Hallelujah.”

www.ACLU-in.org
www.campusexplorer.com/Crownpoint/Navajo-Technical-College
www.kdlang.org

Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Associate Producer Sarah Hetrick
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson
Announcer Sarah Hetrick

bloomingOUT – March 27, 2014

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Queer, transgender, Asian American, Brooklyn based slam poet from Hawaii Kit Yan performs poetry and talks about his tours, performances and the changing attitudes toward gender related identities among the younger generation. Kit will perform in Indianapolis at the Schwitzer Student Center, IUPUI campus on 7 April 2014 at 9 pm. IU alum, Louisiana attorney and Cherokee Indian Becca Riall discusses the ‘special rights’ that Indians enjoy!

www.kityanpoet.com
www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccariall

Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Associate Producer Sarah Hetrick
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson
Announcer Sarah Hetrick

bloomingOUT – March 20, 2014

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Renown Indianapolis based singer and actress Brenda Williams interviews and performs live in studio. Musical selections are “Masquerade,” “My Girl,” “Unchained Melody,” “At Last” and “What a Wonderful World.” Associate Director at the IUB Center for the Study of the Middle East Professor Cigdem Balim stops by the studio with information about the international award winning documentary film about the parents of LGBT children in Turkey entitled “My Child” to be screened on Monday 24 March.

Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Associate Producer Sarah Hetrick
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson
Announcer Sarah Hetrick

bloomingOUT – March 13, 2014

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Regular guest Reverend Irene Monroe discusses her presentation about homophobia, religion and racism for students at the United Nations private school in NYC, the continued banning of LGBT participation in Boston’s St Patrick’s Day Parade, Pope Francis and civil unions and Katy Perry’s ‘blasphemous act of free speech.’ Canadian native and co-founder of Indiana AIM Chapter Kylo Prince is in studio to talk about the abysmal conditions on the Pine Ridge Reservation especially during this previous winter, Indian activism and the revival of ‘lost languages.’ IU students Maggie Oates and Jesse Menefe stop by with information about their new “Let It Go” Queer Cover Project during which they will create a collaborative all queer audio/video rendition of Disney’s “Let It Go.”

www.irenemonroe.com
www.facebook.com/kylo.prince
www.queercoverproject.com

Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Associate Producer Sarah Hetrick
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson
Announcer Sarah Hetrick

bloomingOUT – March 6, 2014

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Canadian singer/songwriter Toni Vere is live in studio for interview and performance. Musical selections are “When You Were Here,” “Free,” “Sane” and “Levi Strauss.” Cassaundra and Michael respond to Q Mail Bag question “Why is the LGBTQ community focusing on legalizing marriage when we can still be fired for simply being lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans?”

www.tonivere.com

Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Associate Producer Sarah Hetrick
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson
Announcer Sarah Hetrick
Guest Co Anchor Cassaundra Huskey

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