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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 Jim welcomes Skip Chambers and Michael Carter, founders of the Monroe County History Club.  The MCHC celebrates three years this month, and Michael and Skip share about the monthly gatherings, the photography project they are working on and much more.  The meetings occur the last Tuesday of each month, at noon, at the American Legion Post 18.

Plus all your news, sports and weather for the week!

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The Minister and the Educator welcome the Assistant Superintendent – Jason Bletzinger, from Richland-Bean Blossom schools in Ellettsville.  The trio discuss ISTEP, snow days, bus drivers and a grant awarded to RBB to help bring new opportunities to the students.

Plus all your news, sports and weather for the week!

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Inman flies solo this week, but he brings some tips for Heart Month (February) that anyone can do.  The American Heart Association’s “Life Simple 7” has seven steps to help improve your health, and decrease your risk for heart disease.  Inman also talks about the Go Red for Women luncheon on Friday, February 19.

Plus all your news, sports and weather for the week!

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This week Jim and David welcome three guests – Jackie Parks, Brian Emmons and Pat Wilson.  Jackie and Brian are students at BHS North, and Pat is an educator and sponsor of the BHS North Habitat for Humanity program.  The annual gala is scheduled for Thursday, February 18 at the Convention Center, with funds going to help build the 16th house in 16 years!  Contact Pat Wilson for more information – 812-219-8447.

Plus all your news, sports and weather for the week!

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An interesting show this week…  we had Julie Warren from Visit Bloomington, talking about all kinds of fun things coming up in the area.  David Pillar was in the studio as well.  And then the recording disappeared – so you have Jim flying solo this week with a recap of the show!  All your news, sports and weather for your weekend, right here!

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This week we welcome local author and historian Derek Richey to the show!  Derek talks about a photography project he is involved in, looking at the history of Bloomington from 1950-1975, as well as the preservation of historic buildings in the community.  Check out Bloomington Fading on Facebook and Bloomington Restorations, Inc. to learn more about Derek’s work.

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

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Welcome back to our first new show of 2016!  Mr. Pillar is back in the studio, and we have a great interview with local adventurer Michael Waterford.  Michael is headed to Salt Lake City to begin a 500-mile trek, and you can follow his story on his website or on Facebook.  Plus, Jim and David have your news, sports and weather for your weekend!

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It’s the last show of 2015!  With Christmas and New Year’s on the next two Fridays, Jim wraps up 2015 with a review of news and guests… plus covers your news, sports and weather for the weekend!

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Doug Hughes from Comprehensive Financial Consultants is in the studio this week with Jim, sharing some year-end financial tips and other information.  Plus, the guys talk Star Wars and Indiana Pacers as well!  All this, plus your local news, sports and weather.

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What would you like to know about Rudolph, Frosty and the Grinch?  We have the expert on the show this week – Joanna Wilson, author and blogger for Christmas TV History.  Joanna talks about the 50th anniversary of the Peanuts Christmas special, real filming locations for your favorite holiday films and much more.  You can learn more about Joanna on her blog or her Facebook page.

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

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The big Thanksgiving show is here!  Jan Allen from the Butterball Turkey Hotline has tips for thawing, cooking, carving and more.  If you are an exert or a novice, Jan has some fun things to share – plus you’re invited to participate in Butterball’s “Throw-Back Thanksgiving” contest!  Find them online, on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter… or call 1-800-BUTTERBALL for help.

Plus all your news, sports and weather!

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Mr. Pillar, and The Bloomington Lady – all in one show?  Julie Warren from Visit Bloomington is in the studio this week to share about the fun holiday events occurring around Bloomington between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Check the Visit Bloomington calendar for all the details.

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Jim flies solo this week – but a packed show of news, sports and weather, and information about Veteran’s Day next week.

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For a Halloween special, we have an encore conversation with retired MCCSC teacher Matt Sheehan.  Matt shares his spooky experience on the IU campus during the Memorial Stadium remodel.  Plus, your news, sports and weather!

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We’re excited to keep the spooky stories going this week, as Jenny Richey from the Bloomington Storyteller’s Guild joins us in the studio.  Jenny talks about the 2015 Festival of Ghost Stories, taking place on Friday, October 30 at 7:00 pm at Bryan Park.  She has a great tale of the Tunnelton Tunnel in Lawrence County to enjoy – plus all your news, sports and weather for Bloomington and Monroe County!

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It’s Halloween time – perfect for telling folklore and ghost stories!  Retired MCCSC teacher Matt Sheehan shares his encounters in Stepp Cemetery several years ago… turn out the lights and enjoy the tale!  Plus, we have your news, sports and weather for the week!

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