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BloomingOUT – Brian Powell and Dan Canon – January 11, 2018

This week on BloomingOUT Indiana University professor, Brian Powell discusses a current ideological divide in American culture with WFHB News director Wes Martin. Our hosts Frankie, Rachel and Alex share their opinions on the division before turning to Indiana 9th District Primary Candidate, Dan Canon. Dan spoke to our hosts yesterday regarding his work as a civil rights attorney, his …

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BloomingOUT – 2017 Round-up – January 4, 2018

BloomingOut hosts Frankie, Rachel and Alex discuss hot topics within the LGBT community including the Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission and a similar case in Oregon. They question whether the Oregon discrimination case is indicative of a greater trend and how this case could impact future court rulings. During the second half of their discussion, our hosts reflect …

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bloomingOUT – Jean Capler – December 28, 2017

This week BloomingOUT hosts Frankie, Rachel and Alex are joined by guest Jean Capler. Jean Capler is a social worker and LGBTQ+ activist. She shares her experiences and gives advice on how to incorporate local and national advocacy in your life. The group discuss systemic changes to improve lives within the LGBT community, including an extended conversation regarding adoption cases …

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bloomingOUT – Sergeant Dana Cole – December 21, 2017

On this week’s edition of BloomingOUT Alex, Frankie and Rachel are joined by Dana Cole from the Bloomington Police Department.  Detective Sergeant Dana Cole serves as Bloomington’s first LGBTQ liaison for the department. Tune in to their discussion regarding LGBT concerns in Bloomington and how the police department is working to serve the LGBT community.   Our featured artist this week …

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bloomingOUT – Cindy Hall – December 14, 2017

This week on BloomingOUT, Producer Alex and hosts Rachel and Frankie are joined by Cindy Hall. Hall interviewed Mariella Castro in Cuba and spoke to BloomingOUT about LGBT rights in the country. During the first half of the show, they discuss public affairs involving the LGBT community, including Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, …

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bloomingOUT – Nicci Boroski – December 7, 2017

This week on BloomingOUT, Producer Alex and hosts Rachel and Frankie are joined by Nicci Boroski, co-owner of The Back Door. During the first half of the show they discuss public affairs involving the LGBT community like Trump proclaiming December 1st as World AIDS Day. Get to know Nicci during the second part of the show. Operating Bloomington’s only queer bar, …

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bloomingOUT – Mayor John Hamilton – November 30, 2017

Hosts Rachel, Kim, and Alex are joined by Mayor John Hamilton on this weeks broadcast of BloomingOut. They discuss topics related to the government and the LGBT community of Bloomington. This weeks featured artist was Michael Jackson, celebrating 25 years since the release of Thriller. Anchors: Kim Kahn and Rachel Jones Producer: Alex Ashkin Board Engineer: Jessie Grubb Executive Producer …

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bloomingOUT – Guest Caroline Hippler – November 23, 2017

Join BloomingOut anchors Rachel Jones and Kim Hahn for a special Thanksgiving broadcast. They are joined by counselor Caroline Hippler and discuss LGBT related topics such as conversion therapy, hormone treatment and transgender rights. This episode also catches up on LGBT news from around the globe including the Me Too hashtag trend, marriage equality in Australia, being transgender in politics and …

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bloomingOUT – Interview with Transgender Activist Elbe – November 16, 2017

Join BloomingOut producer Alex Askin and hosts Rachel Jones and Kim Hahn as they discuss issues affecting LGBTQ+ people in Indiana, the US, and across the globe. Topics include backlash regarding the #MeToo campaign, Louis C.K. and George Takei’s accusations of sexual misconduct and controversial groups within the Reddit community. The second half of the show is spent getting to …

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BloomingOut – November 9, 2017

This week on BloomingOut, Anchors Kim Hanh and Rachel Jones, along with Writer/Producer Alex Ashkin discuss Kevin Spacey’s molestation allegations and subsequent ‘coming out’ controversy, Hong Kong’s appeal of a court decision which granted a lesbian British expat visa status with her partner, and Taipei’s Gay Pride Parade. Later in the show, we’re joined by Guest Frankie Presslaf. Tonight’s featured …

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