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bloomingOUT – Patrick Haggerty – May 25, 2017

Hosts Jeff Poling and Colin Shassberger welcome Patrick Haggerty, frontman of Lavender Country, to Bloomington before his show at the Backdoor. Lavender Country formed in 1972 and produced the first known gay-themed album in country music history. Haggerty talks about what has happened to Lavender Country since the 70’s and what’s coming up next. Ryne Shadday brings us up too …

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bloomingOUT – Camp Buckwood – May 18, 2017

Hosts Colin Shassberger and Jeff Poling sit down with Ben Gleason, the co-owner of a gay campground in Brown County, to learn about Camp Buckwood’s history, upcoming events and more. You can find more about the camp on their website at: http://egay.biz/joomla/ This episode also includes a local and global news discussion about banning conversion camps, the local organist who …

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bloomingOUT – News Segment – May 11, 2017

In this brief segment, bloomingOUT producer Ryne Shadday discusses current LGBT news and events. Topics include conversion therapy, artificial insemination, and same-sex marriage. CREDITS Producer: Ryne Shadday Board Engineer: Jessie Grubb bloomingOUT News Director: Noelle Philipps Executive Producer: Joe Crawford The bloomingOUT theme is an original composition from Aaron Gage.

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bloomingOUT – Sarah Hetrick – May 4, 2017

Join bloomingOUT anchor Grace Thumser and producer Ryne Shadday as they do a special farewell interview to bloomingOUT Associate Producer and Board Engineer, Sarah Hetrick. Sarah has been with the show since 2013, and has been the regular Associate Producer, board engineer, an occasional correspondent, and go-to-tech person. Tonight, Sarah says farewell to Ryne and Grace, sharing her experiences from …

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bloomingOUT – Current Events Roundtable – April 27, 2017

Tonight on bloomingOUT, join anchors Colin and Grace as they host a Current Events Roundtable. Our roundtable discussion will cover stories such as Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s comments on anti-gay violence in Chechnya, the Trump administration’s pick for Army Secretary’s anti-LGBTQ history and comments, and other LGBTQ headlines from this week. The featured music from tonight’s episode comes from featured …

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bloomingOUT – Ryan Cassata – April 13, 2017

Tonight on bloomingOUT, join us for a special conversation with Ryan Cassata, a transgender musician and YouTube personality. Ryan talks with bloomingOUT anchors JP and Colin in a special conversation ranging from breaking into the entertainment industry and YouTube’s recent newsworthy censorship of LGBTQ+ content to underage viewers. This episode features your weekly LGBTQ+ news roundup from bloomingOUT News Director, …

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bloomingOUT – Jonathan Balash of Spencer Pride – April 6, 2017

Join bloomingOUT anchors Colin and JP as they welcome Jonathan Balash to the show! Jonathan discusses what’s new with Spencer Pride as well as plans for this year’s festival. The bloomingOUT crew also shares reasons for the community to support WFHB during out Spring Fund Drive. Tonight’s episode features your weekly LGBTQ+ news roundup from bloomingOUT News Director, Noelle Philipps; …

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bloomingOUT – Mrs. Kasha Davis – March 30, 2017

Join bloomingOUT anchors Colin and Grace as they welcome Mrs. Kasha Davis to the show! Mrs. Kasha Davis was a contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race, season 7. She talks with Grace and Colin about drag as an art, the experience on the show time on the show, and her own experience into developing her character. Tonight’s episode features your weekly …

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bloomingOUT – Current Events Roundtable – March 23, 2017

Tonight on bloomingOUT, join anchors Colin, Grace, and JP as they host a Current Events Roundtable with bloomingOUT producer, Ryne Shadday. Our roundtable discussion will cover many current notable events that have been in the news lately, such as Kentucky’s recent passing of a ‘religious freedom’ bill, the backlash over YouTube restrictions of LGBTQ content, and other current LGBTQ+ headline …

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bloomingOUT – Ashton Shaw Melvin – March 9, 2017

Join bloomingOUT anchors Colin and Grace as they welcome Ashton Shaw Melvin to the show! Ashton is a first-time guest to the show has recently released his first novel titled Life’s Uncertain Journeys: A LGBTQ Short Story Collection. Ashton joins us tonight to speak bout his new book, his life as an Out Hoosier in Mitchell, IN; and his inspiration …

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