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Daily Local News – December 28, 2017

On today’s Daily Local News Episode, we’ll continue our retrospective on some of our best reporting from 2017:  contributions from the city of Bloomington, Monroe county government and private donations extend Shalom’s hours of operations through weekends; Brown County resident and Indiana Forest Alliance volunteer Dave Seastrom speaks out against the logging in Yellowwood State Forest; and Indiana University Professor Brian Powell’s …

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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 – Featured Organization – Freedom Indiana

The bloomingOUT crew will be taking a hiatus this week, but return with a live episode. In honor of the holiday season and the end of the giving year, we will be featuring interviews from LGBTQ nonprofit organizations that we have interviewed on the program. We at bloomingOUT would like remind everyone that in honor of the season of giving, …

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Top Stories of 2016: The Targeting of Muslim Hoosiers

Today is number 4 on our countdown of the Top Stories of 2016. In this episode, we take a look back at WFHB’s coverage of issues surrounding the perception and treatment of Muslims in south central Indiana. We start with the October 2015 attack at Sofra Cafe, then move on to the community’s response to anti-Muslim rhetoric and the Pulse …

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bloomingOUT – Shane Windmeyer – September 15, 2016

On tonight’s episode, join anchors JP and Ryne as they welcome Executive Director of Campus Pride, Shane Windmeyer, to the show. Campus Pride is a nonprofit organization that helps collegiate campuses around the country create safer environments for LGBTQ+ students, and spread awareness about discrimination in the college environment. More information can be found on the Campus Pride website: campuspride.org. …

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Interchange – The Hijabi Diaries: Muslim Women Speaking for Themselves

For today’s Interchange we bring you a special anthology episode of the local podcast “The Hijabi Diaries” which is a joint production of the Islamic Center of Bloomington and friends Aubrey Seader and Anna Maidi. Seader writes of the project on her website that she and Maidi, started hearing more and more anti-Muslim rhetoric coming out of the mouths of …

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bloomingOUT – PRISM Youth Community – April 21, 2016

Join anchors Janae and Jeff as they’re joined by Spencer, Laura, and Becca; three members of the PRISM Youth Community, to talk about the group’s youth events and history. This episode features music from Duran Duran, Boston, and Pearl Jam; plus a new segment of “Open Doors.” CREDITS Anchors – Janae Cummings and Jeff Poling Executive Producer – Joe Crawford …

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Bloomington City Council Opposes Pence’s Stance Against Syrian Refugees

City Council members unanimously approved a resolution opposing Governor Pence’s actions to withhold support for Syrian refugees. City Clerk, Nicole Bolden, read the resolution aloud: “The measure opposes Governor Pence’s actions to withhold support from Syrian refugees; and welcome Syrian refugees to our state and our community. The resolution documents the widespread suffering of Syrians, the unconstitutional nature of the …

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Freedom Indiana Is Seeking More Legal Protections

The statewide grassroots organization that successfully fought a constitutional marriage amendment and campaigned against the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act has a new legislative project. Freedom Indiana has launched a new campaign to update the state’s existing laws against discrimination. Updates would include prohibitions on discrimination against gay and transgender Hoosiers. Chris Paulsen is the new campaign manager of the …

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