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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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bloomingOUT – Lauren Faber – November 2, 2017

This week BloomingOUT anchors Rachel Jones and Kim Hahn discuss recent LGBT headlines with producer Alex Ashkin including the crackdown on the Egyptian LGBTQ community and the halt in Trump’s transgender military ban. On the second half of the show, stand-up comedian Lauren Faber joins the discussion while touring from North Carolina. You can catch their performance with Alice Wetterlund …

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bloomingOUT – Doug Bauder – October 26, 2017

Join BloomingOUT anchors Rachel Jones and Kim Hanh as they catch up on what’s happening in the LGBT community, both locally and globally. Recently Bloomington received a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign “Municipal Equality Index.” In addition, issues in Chechnya continue as “pinkwashing” gains attention regarding the Occupied West Bank and Gaza, Israel, and LGBT rights. During the …

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bloomingOUT – LGBT News Headlines – October 19, 2017

This evening BloomingOUT welcomes new anchors Kim Hahn and Rachel Jones to the show. They discuss the  hottest topics in LGBT news including Trump’s speech at the 12th Annual Value Voters Summit, the #MeToo trend and John Lewis’ interview with LGBTQ Nation. During the second half of the show, Kim and Rachel introduce themselves and interview each other about where …

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BloomingOut – Spencer Pride

On this week’s episode of BloomingOut, we welcome Judi Epp and Marissa Mallo from Spencer Pride. Judi is the Volunteer Coordinator for Spencer Pride, and Marissa is a director for the organization. We spoke a little bit last week about some big news for Spencer Pride, and we wanted to make sure to give time to find out what is …

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bloomingOUT – “Busted in Bloomington” – October 5, 2017

Join producer Ryne Shadday and anchor Grace Thumser as they welcome authors of “Busted in Bloomington” Greg and Candy Dawson. The book centers on a Bloomington High School English teacher Chuck Walls who was forced to hide his homosexuality because of the taboos that surrounded being gay at the time but it also discusses the history of the LGBT community …

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bloomingOUT – Out of Bounds – September 14, 2017

In lieu of BloomingOUT this evening we aired two podcasts from Out Of Bounds, a weekly public affairs radio show in Ithica, New York. First, producer Tish Pearlman interviews transgender activist Josie Zanfordino and discusses issues facing the queer community. In the second half of the show, Pearlman talks to author and Professor Emeritus in developmental psychology Ritch Savin-Williams about …

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bloomingOUT – Steve Sanders Returns – August 7, 2017

Join producer Ryne Shadday and anchor Colin Shassberger as they welcome Mauer School of Law Associate Professor, Steve Sanders. He teaches Constitutional Law, Family Law, and Constitutional Litigation, and his scholarship focuses on questions arising out of the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantees of equal protection and due process, with a special focus on issues affecting LGBT persons and same-sex couples. Before …

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bloomingOUT – LGBT News Update and Brett Roberts – August 24, 2017

Join producer Ryne Shadday and anchor Colin Shassberger as they discuss current LGBT news from around the world. Then meet Brett Roberts, BloomingOUT’s new volunteer. Find out who he is and what he hopes to bring to the show. Music selections include Jackie Shane, Kelela, and Absolutely Not. CREDITS: Anchors: Colin Shassberger and Ryne Shadday Executive Producer: Wes Martin Producer: …

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