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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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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 – October 12, 2017

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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