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bloomingOUT – Current LGBTQ+ News Discussion – July 27, 2017

Join anchors Colin Shassberger, Jeff Poling and producer Ryne Shadday for our monthly round-table discussion of recent LGBTQ+ news headlines. The hot topic of this show is the transgender military ban that was passed yesterday but the conversation covers all interactions between Trump and the LGBT community, further debate on gender neutral restrooms across the country, and Facebook categorizing LGBT …

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Eco Report- July 27, 2017

Eco Report is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we live. Each program features timely …

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Standing Room Only: Paying the Price

From May 31 to June 3, the Working Class Studies Association held their annual conference at Indiana University. Each day, there were several rounds of panels and speakers. On June 2, keynote speaker Sara Goldrick-Rab detailed her research into why so many students are forced to drop out of college and leave with debt. Goldrick-Rab is a professor of higher …

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Interchange – With Ears to Hear: Voices Against the Heroic

Cynthia Wolfe joins us to discuss her “Platinum” ranked audio program “Nuclear Nightingales” which consists of readings from the oral history Voices from Chernobyl by 2015 Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich. With the troupe of local readers, Cricket’s Bone Caravan, Wolfe and company produce stories, literary and historical with national, global, and collective significance. 2016 marked the 30th Anniversary of the …

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Bring It On! – July 24, 2017

Hosts Cornelius Wright and William Hosea speak with two potential Monroe County candidates.  Geoff Bradley is considering a run for a county judicial post.  Current Monroe County Clerk Nicole Browne will be seeking re-election.  Even though the county deadline for filing is next year in January, 2018 we are fortunate to hear from these two early candidates.  Join us to …

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Hola Bloomington – July 21, 2017

Host Maria Auxi Viloria and Jonathan De La Cruz interviewed Jane “Juanita” Walter and Alma Lebrato about El Centro Comunal Latino and the service they provide. Locutores Maria Auxi Viloria y Jonathan De La Cruz entrevista Jane “Juanita” Walter y Alma Lebrato sobre El Centro Comunal Latino y los servicios que ofrecen.

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bloomingOUT – JJ Gufreda – July 20, 2017

Join our anchors Jeff and Erica as they chat with JJ Gufreda about transgender politics and activism. JJ will be performing her show “Left Hander in London: The Earthquake” at the Indy Fringe Festival, which is taking place August 17-27. Musical selections include “Drama” by Torraine Futurum featuring Rubby, “If You’re Hearing This” by Hook N Sling, Parson James, & …

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Eco Report- July 20, 2017

Eco Report is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we live. Each program features timely …

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Standing Room Only: Can we derive a secular spirituality from the seasons?

On July 7, Bart Everson spoke about eco-spiritual practices at The Venue in Bloomington. A longtime atheist, Everson emphasized the celebration of living on Earth and the process of becoming better citizens of the planet. Much of Everson’s talk revolved around ideas also found in his book Spinning in Place: A Secular Humanist Embraces the Neo-Pagan Wheel of the Year.

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Standing Room Only: Trumpism before Trump

From May 31 to June 3, the Working Class Studies Association held their annual conference at Indiana University. Each day, there were several rounds of panels and speakers. On June 1, opening plenary speaker Josh Pacewics placed the American populist moment in a historical and social context, zooming in on Rust Belt populism during the 2008 and 2012 elections.

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