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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.

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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Inman flies solo this weekend with your news, sports and weather, plus some previews of Monroe County’s 2018 Bicentennial Celebration.  Be sure to check out the Monroe County Public Library’s “Timeline” project for some great historic images of our community.

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We’re excited to welcome back Geoff Aiken from Bloomington High School North and three of his seniors – Ping, Aiden and Wesley.  The crew shares about BHS North’s Habitat for Humanity Chapter, and their big gala event on February 16 at the Monroe Convention Center.

And we have all your news, sports and weather for the weekend.

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Today was the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald Trump.  Inman shares some insights on the speeches, the social media, the riots and Hoosier Vice Presidents… plus, all your news, sports and weather for the weekend.

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This week we welcome The Bloomington Lady – Julie Warren – to the show.  Julie is the Director of Tourism for Visit Bloomington, and she has a great list of activities for everyone!  Plus we will have your news, sports and weather for the weekend!

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It’s the first show of 2017!  We’re excited to welcome Kathy Romy, the Executive Director of Bloomington Meals on Wheels, to The Bloomington Review.  Kathy will share about the organization, volunteer opportunities and how Meals on Wheels helps on so many levels.  Pillar and Inman have your weekend news, sports and weather as well.

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This week we welcome back Joanna Wilson, author of the book “The Triple Dog Dare” and Christmas TV historian.  Joanna shares about the 50th anniversary of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” her experiences with Christmas television specials and more… plus, Inman and Pillar celebrate the fourth anniversary of The Bloomington Review!

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

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This week we welcome Tim Clougher, the Assistant Director of the Community Kitchen of Monroe County.  The holiday season can be a challenge for those in need, and Tim shares what the Community Kitchen is doing for Christmas, and how you can be involved.

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

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Catch the bonus interview with Charles Aiken, our December 03, 2016 guest!

This week we welcome Charles and Geoff Aiken, father and son.  Charles has traveled all across the US, visiting every county seat (aka court house, parish or borough) and taken a photo at every location.  This is a great, fun interview – including the special bonus clip!

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

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