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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.

David and Jim are back in the studio this week with a little bit of news, a little bit of pop culture (what show turns 20 years old this month?), and a lot of fun.  We have an encore replay of Marty Hawk’s conversation with Glass about the Amy Gerstman verdict, talk about allergies, and whether or not the iPhone 6 really does bend.  Tune in for an informative and fun hour!

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We are proud to bring Indiana State Police Public Information Sergeant Curt Durnil to the studio this week.  Curt had planned to be in the studio two weeks ago, but he was called to duty – and he explains his role with the ISP in the show.  Plus, Curt talks about public safety and offers tips to our listeners to be alert and prepared.

Later in the show Julie Warren from Visit Bloomington talks about some of the exciting things going on in Bloomington and Monroe County.

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We are excited to have Julie Warren, Director of Tourism from Visit Bloomington, in the studio with us this week.  As we start into autumn (and yes, winter is around the corner), Julie has plenty to share about what to do.  Between Hoosiers Outrun Cancer, the Indiana Balloon Fest and IU Homecoming, there is something for everyone in the community.

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A last-minute schedule change has Jim and David in the studio alone this week… but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to talk about.  The guys give you the week’s wrap-up of news, sports and weather, plus touch on Jim’s recent trip to Boston, plus share ten Bloomington Sstereotypes that are completely accurate.  If you want to see the list, be sure to like The Bloomington Review on Facebook!

We are excited to have Vanessa McClary in the studio with us this weekend, to talk about the Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana Balloon Fest.  The second annual event is taking place September 12-14, and this family-friendly event will definitely “raise” your spirits!  Learn about the events for the weekend, and plan your visit to the Monroe County Fairgrounds.

Jim and David have your news, sports and weather, plus a little flashback to their first days at Indiana University (since we have welcomed the kids back this week).

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We are excited to have Edgewood High School principal Dirk Ackerman in the studio this week.  Dirk has been with the Richland Bean-Blossom Community School Corporation for more than 20 years, and has a lot to share with our listeners – the completion of the renovations, technology and resource officers in schools, AP college courses for high school students and much more.  Plus, Jim and David have your wrap-up of news, sports and weather.  Enjoy the program!

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This week Jim and David are joined by Sarah Peden.  Sarah is heading up the One Small Step event on Saturday, August 30.  The event will raise funds for Prader-Willi Syndrome research, a condition that Sarah’s daughter, Lillian, lives with every day.  This is the second annual event, and a great day for kids and families to enjoy.

Plus, Jim and David have your week’s wrap-up of news, sports and weather… plus some thoughts about the passing of comedy genius Robin Williams.

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We are excited to welcome Michael Waterford,  an adventure tourist,  to the show this week to discuss the Charity Chug on August 18.  The event raises funds for Gear Going Global, a local non-profit, that sends athletic gear and school supplies to children in developing regions of the world.  Michael will talk about his upcoming trip to Peru. Plus, Jim and David have all your local news, sports and weather for you.  Enjoy the show! Are you on Facebook?  Keep up with the Bloomington Review there!

We are excited to welcome Dr. Ron Jensen to the show this week.  Dr. Jensen is part of the team at Teacher’s Warehouse, a tremendous resource for local educators.  You may think it’s just crayons and paper, but there is much more to this non-profit organization.  Be sure to enjoy the full interview – plus catch up with Jim and David on the week’s news, sports and weather!

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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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