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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.

A very informative show this week, touching on the measles outbreak and vaccinations.  If  you have questions about either topic, local pediatrician Dr. Jason Simmonds from Riley Children’s is in the studio to talk about Indiana’s immunization laws, the symptoms of measles and how to protect yourself and your family.  All this, plus your news, weather and sports for the week.

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This week Julie Warren from Visit Bloomington joins Jim in the studio – there is lots of stuff coming to Monroe County as Spring approaches, and Julie has the details for everything… plus your week’s news, sports and weather.

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This week Jim and David Pillar are back in the studio, with guest Pat Wilson from BHS North.  Pat heads up the BHS North Habitat for Humanity project in Monroe County, and their 14th home is on schedule for move-in in February.  The gala fundraiser will be held Thursday, February 12, and tickets are available through Monday, February 2.  For details about the gala, contact Pat at  pwilson@mccsc.edu.  Plus, Jim and David have your news, sports and weather for the week!

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Jim is flying solo this week, but he is joined by two seniors from Edgewood High School – Ethan Gomes and Amanda Burrell – to talk about the 2015 Contest of Champions show choir contest on Saturday, February 7.  There is also a lot of fun and interesting stuff coming up in Bloomington over the next couple weeks, and Jim has that along with your news, sports and weather update.  Enjoy the show!

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This week we welcome Doug Hughes from Comprehensive Financial Consultants – the talk goes from taxes to first-of-year financial tips to general financial planning to a favorite of Doug’s – the Indianapolis Pacers.  Plus your news, sports and weather update for the week and weekend!

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Jim and David are excited to welcome Monroe County’s new sheriff, Brad Swain, to the show this week.  The guys discuss Brad’s experience with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, how he plans to keep the deputies engaged in the community and what his plans are for his tenure.  Tune in and enjoy the show – including your news, sports and weather updates for the week.

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It’s the last show from 2014, and the first show of 2015… David and Jim wrap up the top stories of 2014, plus an encore interview with Dr. Ron Jensen from Teacher’s Warehouse in Bloomington.  The guys have your news, sports and weather – tune in and enjoy!

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A little bit of old and a little bit of new… this week’s show features an encore of our 2013 interview with Joanna Wilson, blogger and Christmas TV History expert.  If you want to know about Rudolph, Frosty and Santa on television, catch this special interview.  Jim and David have your news, sports and weather for the week as well.

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This week Jim and David have your news, sports and weather updates… plus, if you are looking for some Bloomington-themed gift ideas for those hard-to-buy-for friends and family, we have some suggestions for you.

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The boys are back in town!  Jim Inman and David Pillar are in the studio this week with your news, sports and weather – plus a little trivia on Rudolph (in honor of 50 years of holiday TV)!

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If you are one of those people that likes the retro, unique and “old school” decor, we have the show for you.  Alison Zook, owner of AZ Vintage in Bloomington, is in the studio this week to talk about those crazy artifacts you find as you decorate your tree.  Some of those ornaments and decoration may be worth something – and Alison has some insights for you.  Plus, we have the week’s news, sports and weather wrap-up!

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It’s Black Friday, Small Business and Saturday and (coming up) Cyber Monday… but, why worry about all that shopping when there is plenty of fun going on across Bloomington and Monroe County?  This week we have an encore of last week’s show with Marty Van Ness from Butterball Turkey, plus Julie Warren from Visit Bloomington has lots of great activities to share with our listeners.  Enjoy the show!

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Gobble up this week’s show.  Marty Van Ness, one of the Butterball Turkey experts, joins Jim, David and Visit Bloomington’s Julie Warren for a Thanksgiving 101 – cooking the turkey, what to do with the giblets and how to carve the bird like an expert.  If you have last-minute questions on turkey, you can speak with Marty or one of the experts at 1-800-BUTTERBALL (or use their social media links for information as well).

Later in the show Julie has great information about some of the exciting activities taking place around Bloomington and Monroe County.  Check out the Visit Bloomington website and their holiday blog for all the spots to shop, eat and enjoy with your family.

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Tonight Jim has James Douglas from DADZ BBQ in Loogootee in the studio.  While November may not be barbeque season, many people don’t bake their Thanksgiving turkey, they smoke ’em — and James has some tips to help you out before the family comes to town.

Don’t forget that November 21 we welcome the Butterball Turkey experts to the show.  Got a question – comment here, or email jim@wgclradio.com with your turkey concerns!

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This week Jim Inman and David Pillar give a brief overview of Veterans Day, plus an update on the week’s news, sports and weather.  Enjoy the show!

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Halloween + snow + elections = a full show this week!  Jim and David are back together, catching up on Hoosier Hysteria, Ebola and Halloween candy.  All of your week’s news, sports and weather are right here.

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What a week it has been… Jim Inman is in the studio with Julie Warren from Visit Bloomington tonight, as Halloween is just a week away.  Julie has all the updates for our listeners planning their trick-or-treating.

We also have your full wrap-up of news, weather and sports (Hoosier Hysteria this weekend!).  Catch it all here.

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