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The Bloomington Review

Join Jim Inman and David Pillar every Friday night at 6:00 and Saturday morning at 8:00 for The Bloomington Review. Jim and David bring a review of the week in news and sports in Bloomington and Monroe County, plus special guests and local information.

Have a question about a show? Email jim@wgclradio.com.

Taste of Bloomington, one of the biggest Bloomington events, celebrates 35 years this weekend… and Talisha Coppock and Ron Stanhouse are in the studio to give you the inside scoop on the food, the music and the fun!

Plus Inman has all of your news, sports and weather for the weekend!

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Imagine kayaking the Mississippi River… in record time!  That’s what local adventurer Michael Waterford plans to do in his upcoming Race to the Gulf.  Michael shares about the trek – his training, his team members, his tools and more.

Plus Pillar and Inman have all of your news, sports and weather for the weekend!

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This week we welcome Erin Erdmann White from Visit Bloomington to the show.  Erin brings some great activities in Bloomington and Monroe County to our listeners… be sure to tune in to the show!  We also celebrate Inman’s high school friend, Jeremy Moore, who saved the life of a coworker earlier in the year and was honored with “Jeremy Moore Day” on June 1!

Plus… Inman has all of your news, sports and weather for the weekend!

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This week we welcome back Craig Hickman, vice president of ProBleu IT, to discuss the global computer hacking crisis.  You may not have government files on your PC, but you may have important family photos, documents or bank information… and what would you do if that information were stolen?  Craig will have some insight and tips to share for our listeners.

Plus… Inman and Pillar have all your news, sports and weather for the weekend!

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We welcome Lemonade Day Champions Donald and Nicole Griffin to the show this weekend.  Lemonade Day Monroe County is this Saturday, May 20, and kids will be all over the area selling lemonade and treats.  Be sure to stop by and check out the kids!

Plus… Inman and Pillar have all your news, sports and weather for the weekend!

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This weekend we welcome Rex Hinkle, Bruce Peyton and Jerry Harken to the show – the guys share about the history of the Monroe County Airport, and the Wings and Wheels 2017 event, with the 1929 Ford Tri-Motor airplane.  Come out to the Monroe County Airport and take a ride in a vintage 1929 Tri-Motor Aircraft – tickets available online!  The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the local Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 650, Cook Aviation and the Monroe County Airport.

Plus… Inman and Pillar have all your news, sports and weather for the weekend!

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This week Inman and Pillar welcome Bruce Calloway from Duke Energy and Jacqui Bauer from the City of Bloomington, to share about the Hoosier to Hoosier program.  What happens to all the furniture, clothes and other items left behind by IU students – Bruce and Jacqui share about the program, how local residents can participate and who benefits from the service.

Plus… all your news, sports and weather for the weekend!

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The two greatest guys in radio – Inman and Pillar – take the air for a full hour… news, sports, weather, concerts, music and life analysis.  It’s a fun show – enjoy!

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We welcome Bet Savich, Director of the Bloomington Volunteer Network, to the show this week.  Regular WGCL listeners know her from her Wednesday morning appearances on Glass in the Morning, and we get to learn more about volunteerism in Bloomington – and Bet shares how you can get involved!

Plus we have all your news, sports and weather for the weekend!

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This week we welcome Steve Bryant from the Gayle and Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship at Ivy Tech Bloomington and Bruce Calloway from Duke Energy to share about Ivy Tech’s “Duke It Out” ideas competition.  The guys share some of the background on the program and how you can attend and see some fun, innovative presentations on Friday, April 14.

Plus we have all your news, sports and weather for the weekend!

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This week we welcome Indiana State Police Trooper Kent Rohlfing to the show.  Kent is part of the ISP’s Drug Task Force, and he shares about the issues we all hear and read about regarding methamphetamine, heroin and other drug use.  If you suspect drug activity in your area, you can call the ISP at 812-332-4411 and provide an anonymous tip.  It’s a very informative show – tune in for the full hour!

Plus we have all your news, sports and weather for the weekend!

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This week Dr. Pillar and Inman welcome Deb Brewer from The Villages.  She shares about the urgent need for foster parents in Bloomington as well as across Indiana, and how you can maybe help a child in need.  The guys also talk about the firing of IU Basketball Coach Tom Crean.

Plus we have all your news, sports and weather for the weekend!

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Where else can you get Bela Fleck, Mary Wilson, mac-and-cheese and Buddy Guy?  Julie Warren – The Bloomington Lady – from Visit Bloomington brings all kinds of fun events to share, starting with Spring Break week through May.  Enjoy the show!

Plus we have all your news, sports and weather for the weekend!

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This weekend we welcome Craig Hickman and Dan Hittle from ProBleu IT to discuss important internet issues – ransomware (when someone hijacks your computer and holds your family photos and important documents hostage), social media privacy and the “internet of things.”  It’s a great show filled with good information mixed with a little laughter.

We shared several links on the show, including:

Local PC Backup Software
https://www.macrium.com/products/home

Cloud Backup | PC&MAC
https://www.crashplan.com/en-us/

Filter Home Internet Access
https://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security/

Virus/Malware/Ransomware Protection
https://www.cylance.com/en_us/home.html

A great home Internet router & WiFi
https://www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/wifi-routers/R8000.aspx

The best and very expensive home Internet router & WiFi
https://www.netgear.com/landings/ad7200/
Plus we have all your news, sports and weather for the weekend!

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This week we have a packed show – Michael Carter and Skip Chambers from the Monroe County History Club join us, along with Christine Friesel from the Monroe County Public LibraryThe History Club is celebrating four years this month, and we’ll learn what they have coming up… plus Christine shares about the library’s Timeline project, which will help in planning Monroe County’s bicentennial in 2018.

Plus we have all your news, sports and weather for the weekend!

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He’s back!  We’re glad to have Dr. Pillar in the studio this week as we discuss the news, sports and weather – plus the 2017 Monroe County Sports Hall of Fame class, and the youngest NY Times crossword puzzle author!

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We’re happy to have Audrey Schmalz from BHS North in the studio this week.  The junior is heading up the Project Middle Way event at BHS North, which is a fundraiser for Bloomington’s Middle Way House.

You can email Audrey at ProjectMiddleWay@gmail.com for more information on tickets and participating.

Plus we have all the week’s news, sports and weather for you!

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