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Watching Bloomington

Watching Bloomington
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Join host Barry Lessow each Sunday morning as he brings stories and has conversations with guests about area non-profit agencies helping local people. Tune in to stay informed and stay involved with this community-oriented show, both on-air and through the podcast episodes here.
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4-17-2022

April 18th, 2022 01:35pm
This week Denise talk with Nathan Ferrero , director of land development and production with Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County.

4-10-2022

April 18th, 2022 01:34pm
This week Denise talks with Megan Betz from Mother Hubbard's Cupboard of Monroe County. MHC exists to ensure that all people have access to healthy, whole foods. When visiting the Hub, community members can find groceries in our food pantry, a space for shared learning in the garden and kitchen, resources to help grow and prepare food at home, and opportunities to build community and address the root causes of hunger.

4-3-2022

April 18th, 2022 01:33pm
This week Denise speaks with Emily Pike, Executive Director at New Hope for Families.

3-27-2022

April 18th, 2022 01:32pm
This week Denise speaks with Madison Silvers, the Outreach Director at Monroe County United Ministries, and Mary Jean Holwager, MCUM's Development Director.

3-20-2022

April 18th, 2022 01:31pm
This week Denise talks with Tamara Lowenthal from the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation.

3-13-2022

April 18th, 2022 01:30pm
This week Denise speaks with Nancy Gwin, the Senior Director of Early Childhood Initiatives at The Villages in Bloomington, and Jennifer, the Clinical Director at The Villages in Evansville.

2-27-2022

April 18th, 2022 01:28pm
This week Denise speaks with Patt McCafferty, the Director of Financial Aid at Ivy Tech Community College.

2-20-2022

April 18th, 2022 01:27pm
This week Denise speaks with June Taylor, the Volunteer Coordinator at Community Kitchen of Monroe County.

2-13-2022

April 18th, 2022 01:25pm
This week Denise speaks with Alycyn DeClerk, the marketing and events coordinator at Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana.

2-6-2022

April 18th, 2022 01:23pm
This week Denise speaks with Elisa Pokral with the Solid Waste Management District. Elisa is the Community Outreach Coordinator. Learn even more at www.gogreendistrict.com

1-30-2022

April 18th, 2022 01:20pm
This week Denise speaks with Amy Leyenbeck, the Community Impact Director from Monroe County United Way.

1-23-2-2022

April 18th, 2022 01:19pm
This week Denise speaks with Rebecca Warren, Executive Director at the Monroe County Humane Association.

1-16-2022

April 18th, 2022 01:13pm
This week Denise speaks with Pat East, Executive Director at The Mill, a nonprofit center for entrepreneurship and co-working in Bloomington.

1-2-2022

January 2nd, 2022 12:00am
This week, Denise speaks with Mike Stribling, the clinical director of Catholic Charities Bloomington.

12-26-2021

December 26th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise speaks with Cyrilla Helms, the Executive Director of the MCCSC Foundation.

12-19-2021

December 19th, 2021 12:00am
This week, Denise speaks with Chris Myers from the Area 10 Agency on Aging.

12-11-2021

December 12th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise talks with Alycyn DeClerk, Marketing and Events Coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana.

11-28-2021

November 28th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise speaks with Daniel Schlegel, the director of the Monroe County History Center.

11-21-2021

November 21st, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise speaks with Talisha Coppock of Downtown Bloomington Inc. Talisha gives us an end-of-year wrap-up of Downtown Bloomington Inc.'s year.

11-14-21

November 14th, 2021 12:00am
This week, Denise speaks with Emily Pike from New Hope for Families. They discuss New Hope's holiday programming, including their Christmas Tree Extravaganza, which benefits their mission to help families in our area get into stable housing.

11/07/2021

November 7th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise speaks with Lucy Schaich of the Bloomington Volunteer Network. They discuss how the Bloomington Volunteer Network connects volunteers and organizations who want to do good in our community.

10/24/2021

October 24th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise Speaks with Mary Jean and Madison from Monroe County United Ministries. They discuss MCUM's upcoming holiday drives and what you can do to help them make the holiday season better for people in need in our area.

10/17/2021

October 17th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise speaks with Emily Pike from New Hope for Families. They discuss New Hope's mission and work in our community, the progress of construction on their new and improved site, and how COVID is continuing to affect demand for New Hope's services.

10/10/2021

October 10th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise speaks with Tim Clougher from Community Kitchen. They discuss how the Community Kitchen has helped people, how they are evolving, and what you can do to be involved.

10/03/2021

October 3rd, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise speaks with Jake Bruner from Hoosier Hills Food Bank. They discuss the upcoming Book Fair and how you can get involved.

9/26/2021

September 26th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise speaks with Efrat Feferman, the Executive Director at United Way of Monroe County. They discuss the United Way's current campaign and how to contribute.

9/19/2021

September 19th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise talks with Tyler Garzinski, Development Associate with Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana. They discuss the upcoming Duck Dive and ways people can get involved to help meet their high demand for volunteers.

9/12/21

September 12th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise speaks with Emily Pike from New Hope for Families. They discuss New Hope's mission and work in our community, the progress of construction on their new and improved site, and how COVID is continuing to affect demand for New Hope's services.

9/05/21

September 5th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise speaks with Suzanne Donnelly, the Nutrition Coordinator at Area 10 Agency on Aging. They discuss Area 10's purpose, as well as the unique nutritional needs of aging people and how they work to meet those needs in our community.

8/29/2021

August 29th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise speaks with John Zody, the director of Bloomington's Housing and Neighborhood Development department. They discuss housing affordability and the programs HAND has available for community members.

8/22/21

August 22nd, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise speaks with Daniel Halsey from Makevention. They discuss what Makevention 2021 is, what kinds of workshops will be featured, and how to volunteer with Makevention. They also discuss Bloominglabs, a local collaborative makerspace.

8/15/21

August 15th, 2021 12:00am
This week, Denise speaks with Efrat Feferman, Executive Director at United Way of Monroe County. They discuss United Way's new round of COVID relief for families in our area, as well as how United Way decides which issues in our community to focus their resources on.

8/08/21

August 8th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise speaks with Abby Gitlitz from the Bloomington Creative Glass Center. They discuss what the Glass Center does, upcoming events, and opportunities to get involved.

8/01/21

August 1st, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise speaks with Mary Jean Holwager and Madison Silvers, the Development Director and Outreach Director respectively from the Monroe County United Ministries. They discuss what MCUM does, new services MCUM will be offering, and upcoming events for those looking to get involved.

7/25/21

July 25th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise speaks with Danielle Bruce, a board member of the Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington, and Adam Nahas, the president of the Alliance and the executive director of Artisan Alley. They discuss the origins of the Alliance, what drew them to the organization, and what they're bringing to the arts scene in Bloomington.

7/18/21

July 18th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise talks with Julie Duhon and Haddie Katz from Tandem Community Birth Center and Postpardum House.

7/11/21

July 11th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise speaks with Nathan Ferreira, the Director of Land Development and Production at Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County. They discuss what Habitat for Humanity is working on currently in our community, and ways you can contribute to the cause.

7/04/2021

July 4th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise speaks with Tamara Loewenthal, the Executive Director at the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation. They discuss the upcoming Summer Night of Lotus event, as well as Lotus's plans for new, year-round programming and events.

6/27/2021

June 27th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise talks with Stephanie Shelton, Development Manager for Cancer Support Community. They talk about the this year's Hoosiers Outrun Cancer and how it supports those in our community. Hoosiers Outrun Cancer is one of the largest 5k running and walking events in the state.

6-20-21

June 20th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise speaks with Mike McAfee, the Executive Director of Visit Bloomington. They discuss how much a reopening Bloomington has to offer for the summer, including dining spots, arts events, and outdoor recreation opportunities. Mike also tells listeners how to sign up for a pontoon rental giveaway.

6-13-21

June 13th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise speaks with Colleen Couper, the WonderCamp Director and Gift Store Manager at WonderLab. They discuss what WonderCamp will look like this year in terms of programming and COVID safety protocols, and how to get your kids signed up.

6-6-21

June 6th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise speaks with Tim Clougher, the Assistant Director at Community Kitchen of Monroe County. They discuss the meal services Community Kitchen provides across Monroe County, and how these services help people in our community.

5-30-21

May 30th, 2021 12:00am
This week, Denise speaks with Emily Pike, the Executive Director at New Hope for Families. They talk about the work New Hope for Families has been doing for homeless families in the community during the pandemic and beyond.

5-23-21

May 23rd, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise speaks with Kristin Bishay, Executive Director at Monroe County CASA. The two discuss ways to get involved, including how to volunteer or donate.

5/16/2021

May 16th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise talks with Penny Caudill, a Health Administer at the Monroe County Health Department. The two discuss the state of COVID-19 and vaccine distribution in Monroe County.

5-9-21

May 9th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise talks with Julie Ramey, the Community Relations Manager with the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department.

5-2-21

May 2nd, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise talks with Tyler Garzinski, Development Associate with Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana.

4-25-21

April 25th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise talks with Karlee Wyatt, the Dean of Health Sciences at Ivy Tech Community College.

4-18-21

April 18th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise talks with Chris Emge, Principal of the Chamber's Success School. The Success School, formerly known as the Franklin Initiative, acts as the connection between the business community and the education community.

4-11-21

April 11th, 2021 12:00am
This week Denise talks with Trudy Weddle, the Vice Chancellor for enrollment services and student success at Ivy Tech, Bloomington

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