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bloomingOUT – Sarah Hetrick – May 4, 2017

Join bloomingOUT anchor Grace Thumser and producer Ryne Shadday as they do a special farewell interview to bloomingOUT Associate Producer and Board Engineer, Sarah Hetrick. Sarah has been with the show since 2013, and has been the regular Associate Producer, board engineer, an occasional correspondent, and go-to-tech person. Tonight, Sarah says farewell to Ryne and Grace, sharing her experiences from …

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Daily Local News – May 3, 2017

The Monroe County Democratic Party is voicing frustration with the governor’s signing of an anti-solar energy bill, Senate Bill 309. Holcomb signed the bill yesterday. Seven Oaks Classical School is pushing back after a local group filed a lawsuit seeking to have the school’s charter revoked. The City of Bloomington is taking another step towards developing a proposed tech park …

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Gay Role Models Needed as Mentors

In this WFHB community report, we hear from Indiana University senior Tristan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick came out as gay when he was 15, but found that he didn’t have any gay role models to look up for guidance and support. That changed, however, when he came to IU and met Doug Bauder, director of the LGBTQ+ Culture Center at IU Bloomington. …

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bloomingOUT – Current Events Roundtable – April 27, 2017

Tonight on bloomingOUT, join anchors Colin and Grace as they host a Current Events Roundtable. Our roundtable discussion will cover stories such as Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s comments on anti-gay violence in Chechnya, the Trump administration’s pick for Army Secretary’s anti-LGBTQ history and comments, and other LGBTQ headlines from this week. The featured music from tonight’s episode comes from featured …

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bloomingOUT – Ryan Cassata – April 13, 2017

Tonight on bloomingOUT, join us for a special conversation with Ryan Cassata, a transgender musician and YouTube personality. Ryan talks with bloomingOUT anchors JP and Colin in a special conversation ranging from breaking into the entertainment industry and YouTube’s recent newsworthy censorship of LGBTQ+ content to underage viewers. This episode features your weekly LGBTQ+ news roundup from bloomingOUT News Director, …

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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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Steve Sanders speaks on LGBTQ legal issues

Last week, WFHB’s LGBTQ public affairs show, BloomingOUT, hosted a conversation with Indiana University law professor Steve Sanders. Sanders begins by addressing the Trump administration’s reversal of a directive related to transgender access to bathrooms.

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bloomingOUT – Steve Sanders – February 23, 2017

Join bloomingOUT anchors Grace and JP as they welcome Steve Sanders to the show! Steve is an associate professor at the IU Maurer School of Law who has spoken with us previously about legal issues often faced by the LGBTQ+ community. Tonight, Steve will discuss the potential legal battles facing members of the transgender community after the decision by President …

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bloomingOUT – JJ Gufreda – February 16, 2017

Join bloomingOUT anchors Colin, Grace, and JP as they welcome JJ Gufreda to the show! JJ is an author, artist, and playwright. She is the former president of the Indy Rainbow Chamber, and has recently written an article for The Advocate. JJ joins us tonight to talk about her most recent projects and what inspired her to write about the …

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Daily Local News – February 13, 2017

Trace levels of lead have been discovered in the soil at the site of a former water tank owned by the City of Bloomington Utilities; Indiana transportation officials have announced yet another change to the Interstate 69 construction schedule; The city of Bloomington hired an interim director of planning and transportation two weeks after the departure of the former director; …

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