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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.

The Minister of Culture and The Educator are back together again… and the show is packed tonight.  A preview of the Monroe County Fair, school registrations and an encore of this week’s interview with Indiana Senator Dan Coates.  Enjoy the show!

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Jim flies solo this week, as Mr. Pillar (The Educator) continues to max out the WGCL sick bank.  But it’s a great show with all your news, sports and weather… plus, Sam Durnil comes in to talk about his 1700-mile bike trip with the DeCycles group.  Imagine that – riding 1700 miles over 25 days, as a teenager, starting in Key West, FL and finishing at the court house in downtown Bloomington.  Sam is well-spoken young man, and he’s got a lot of insight on his recent trip.  Enjoy the show!

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Jim and David are excited to welcome Maria Talbert, assistant director of the IU Auditorium, to the show this week.  Maria is going to share about the history of IU Auditorium – how it evolved through the vision of former IU president Herman B Wells during WWII – plus give a bit of insight about what is involved to bring all the shows and entertainment to Bloomington.  Plus, we have your full wrap-up of the week’s news, sports and weather.

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It’s Independence Day weekend… and Jim and David have plenty of news, sports and weather to share with you!  There are fireworks taking place throughout the weekend – http://fireworksinindiana.com/ has all the details – plus lots of IU and national sports news as well.

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This week it’s just the Ministers with you… but lots of things to share!  Fourth of July activities, storm preparedness (after the recent tornado in Plainfield, IN), IU Baseball Coach Tracy Smith’s move to Arizona, and Bug Fest… and that’s just the start!  Enjoy the show…

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Summer officially arrives this weekend… and we are excited to have Visit Bloomington’s own Julie Warren in the studio with us this week.  The season kicks off with the Arts Fair on the Square, and Taste of Bloomington, and Julie shares a variety of local activities and events through Labor Day.  Plus, Jim and David have all your news, sports and weather.

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Golf is a game that has caused heartache, built friendships, made business deals and turned boys into men.

Well, maybe not all that… but we are talking golf tonight with a good friend, Brian Muehlaus, BHS North Boy’s and Girl’s golf coach (and all-round great guy).  Jim and David will talk about the basics of golf, how to know what equipment to buy, and how to get into the game.  Plus, your news, sports and weather for the week as well!

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The Minister of Culture flies solo tonight, but never fear… it’s a great show!  Jim has your news, sports and weather, plus an interview with Becca Anderson, a local woman living with Lyme Disease.  Becca shares how she, and her two young daughters, are fighting the illness, and how you can be proactive in your care if you are bitten by a tick.

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The show this week focuses on a topic you may enjoy, you may hate, you may be afraid of or you may be curious about, but it’s something we all have done in our lives.

Running.

Kelly Smith joins Jim and David tonight to discuss some basic running concepts – shoes, how to train, how to set goals and much more.  If you have always wanted to be a runner, be sure to enjoy the show this week.

Plus, Jim and David wrap up the week’s news, sports and weather!

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We are bringing real culture to the show this week.  The Ministers of Culture and Education welcome Eric Anderson, Jr, from the Monroe County Civic Theater to discuss Shakespeare in the Park.  If you would like to be part of this experience, you do not need to “act” – you simply need to be able to read the amazing words from William Shakespeare.

Later in the show we welcome Kellie Pillar to the broadcast.  Yes, this is the new Mrs. Pillar, and she will share her Top Ten list of her (and Mr. Pillar’s) recent trip to New York City!

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It’s a fun show tonight, as Doug Hughes from Comprehensive Financial Consultants joins Jim as the co-host.  Jim and Doug discuss some basic financial information – understanding “record S&P 500″ news, how debt is doing in America, and how important saving early can be for everyone.  Doug also shares his personal insights on the Pacers – as a season-ticket holder, Doug knows how intense the playoffs are right now.  Plus, Jim has your news, weather and sports wrap-up.

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It’s IU Graduation weekend in Bloomington – the unofficial kick-off to summer in the area.  Is there a better way to start the season off than with Visit Bloomington‘s Director of Tourism, Julie Warren?  No way – Julie is in the studio with all kinds of fun activities for local residents to enjoy.  Plus, we have your week’s wrap-up of news, sports and weather.

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This week’s show features Jim and David discussing a variety of topics – local news, sports, weather, Primary Day, Star Wars, Comic Book Day… there’s so much that you need to tune in to get it all!

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Enjoy a full show with Jim Inman and David Pillar – the guys talk about Little 500, the property tax caps (including an interview with county councilwoman Marty Hawk) and much more.  If you are looking for things to do over the next few weeks, David and Jim can guide you along!

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It’s a full show of news, sports and weather… plus an in-depth discussion with Monroe County resident Becca Anderson.  Becca and her young daughter were diagnosed with Lyme Disease in 2013, and she will share her story of learning about the disease, how it can be misdiagnosed, and how her family is on the road to recovery.  This is an important show for the season, as people begin hiking, mushroom hunting and spending more time outdoors.

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It’s Jim.  It’s David.  It’s the best of the week’s news, sports and weather… plus a little discussion about Salt Lake City, Mr. Pillar’s wedding, the movies coming out in 2014 and much more!

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A great show tonight… Derek Richey, co-author of “Bloomington: Then and Now” comes back to the studio to talk about the growing interest of Bloomington’s history, and also the Indy Eleven soccer team.  Plus, Jim and David have your week’s news, sports and weather… plus, someone will be hearing wedding bells this weekend!

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