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bloomingOUT – June 26, 2014

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Professor of Law & Policy with SPEA at IUPUI, Faculty Fellow with Centers for Religion and American Culture and School of Liberal Arts as well as Director of the Center for Civic Literacy Sheila Kennedy discusses the significance of education and understanding of constitutional law as relates to public policy, civil rights/freedom and same sex marriage. Helen and Michael chat about their reactions to same sex marriage legalization in Indiana. Bloomington Pride/Summer Fest Director Sarah Perfetti and Member Abby Hinkle stop by to share the excitement of having been the second couple to marry in Monroe County/Bloomington after the same sex marriage ban was declared unconstitutional by Federal Judge Richard Young. Prism Youth Community and Summer Fest Activities Officer Laura Ingram and Bloomington High School South student Spencer Biery provide information about planning for the pride summer fest and the Prism Youth group.

Producer Carol Fischer
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Board Engineer Carissa Barrett
News Director Josh Vidrich
Original Theme Music Mikial Robertson
Announcer Sarah Hetrick

bloomingOUT – June 19, 2014

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Reverend Irene Monroe discusses her observations about pride events around the country and other related issues. Helen and Michael chat about the significance of pride as well. Featured artist is British Indie pop singer/songwriter currently based in Miami FL Darren Ockert. Musical selections are “Modern Life,” “Force of Gravity,” “You Don’t Know Me,” “Crumbs” and “Everybody’s Lonely” from his “Short Story Long” cd.

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

bloomingOUT – June 12, 2014

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Documentarian and founder of Depressed Black Gay Men (DBGM) Inc. dedicated to raising awareness, changing and saving lives Antoine Craigwell provides organizational updates and discusses the importance of family members’ acceptance of black gay youth in preventing depression. Executive Director of Northwest Indiana’s Rainbow Serenity Brandon Wagman provides regional updates and highlights their 6th annual Pride Picnic in the Park to be held in Highland IN on Saturday 21 June from 12 noon to 5 pm. Featured artist is NYC singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nedra Johnson. Musical selections are “Love is Not Concerned,” “Working Hard for the Joneses,” “Where Will You Be” and “About A Girl.”

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 Hannah Crouch

bloomingOUT – June 5, 2014

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The Publisher/Editor of Nashville Unite magazine and the new United Indianapolis magazine Joey Amato discusses the publishing industry, success of the Nashville LGBT magazine in reaching all communities, support of the country music industry and the new Indy magazine slated for launch at Indy Pride on 14 June. Outreach Coordinator for the Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault (MESA) at Purdue University Skye Brown talks about how to enjoy pride festivities and remain safe from violence, HIV/AIDS and other STI transmission as well as other health related issues. President of Tri-State Alliance in Evansville Wally Paynter reports more highlights of their upcoming Pride Festival Sunday 8 June.


bloomingOUT – May 29, 2014

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Former bloomingOUT Co-Anchor, Indianapolis photographer, winner of the Caregiver of the Year Award and budding author of “Raising Dad” Mark Lee is in studio with personal and professional updates. The first and only Native American to graduate with a PhD from IU School of Public Health and member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma LaDonna Jessie BlueEye stops by to chat about various topics related to Natives in higher education as well as her own achievements and perspectives. Director of Spencer Pride Kim Fidler and festival activities committee member Ed O’Brien provide some last minute updates about this year’s event coming up on 7 June at the Spencer Court House Square.

www.greatexposures.net
www.spencerpride.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 – May 22, 2014

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Renowned neuroscientist Simon LeVay discusses issues surrounding nature vs nurture in determining sexual/gender orientation predisposition and the biological basis of same. Attorney and Cherokee Indian Becca Riall talks about “the only good Indian is raised by a white foster family” addressing the annihilation of Indian culture by white culture via adoption and fostering. Featured artist is Ray Isaac. Musical selections are “U Want or U Don’t” and “Who I Am.”

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 JJ Marie Gufreda

bloomingOUT – May 15, 2014

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Authoress of Left-Hander in London-The Earthquake, parent, grandmother, spouse, entrepreneur, writer, entertainer and President of the Indy Rainbow Chamber of Commerce JJ Marie Gufreda is in studio to chat about the upcoming world premiere of her one-woman show to be held in Toronto as well as other potential tour dates and locations.  She also provides some updates about her recent activities and sings a couple of original songs.  Selections are “I’m so Happy, I don’t have the Blues” and “Come to Me Little Ones.” President of Tri-State Alliance Wally Paynter phones in with details about their upcoming 35th Pride Picnic on 8 June in Evansville IN.

www.lefthanderinlondon.org
www.tsagl.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 – 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

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