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Watching Bloomington

Watching Bloomington

By WHCC

Join host Denise Lessow each Sunday morning as she 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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Watching Bloomington

11-28-21

November 28th, 2021 09:00am

This week Denise speaks with Daniel Schlegel, the director of the Monroe County History Center.

Watching Bloomington

11-21-21

November 21st, 2021 09:00am

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.

Watching Bloomington

11-14-21

November 14th, 2021 09:00am

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.

Watching Bloomington

11-7-21

November 7th, 2021 09:00am

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.

Watching Bloomington

10-24-21

October 24th, 2021 09:00am

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.

Watching Bloomington

10-17-21

October 17th, 2021 08:00am

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.

Watching Bloomington

10-10-21

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.

Watching Bloomington

10-3-21

October 3rd, 2021 09:00am

This week Denise speaks with Jake Bruner from Hoosier Hills Food Bank. They discuss the upcoming Book Fair and how you can get involved.

Watching Bloomington

9-26-21

September 26th, 2021 09:00am

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.

Watching Bloomington

9-19-21

September 19th, 2021 09:00am

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.

Watching Bloomington

9-12-21

September 12th, 2021 09:00am

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.

Watching Bloomington

9-5-21

September 5th, 2021 09:00am

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.

Watching Bloomington

8-29-21

August 29th, 2021 08:00am

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.

Watching Bloomington

8-22-21

August 22nd, 2021 08:00am

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.

Watching Bloomington

8-15-21

August 15th, 2021 09:00am

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.

Watching Bloomington

8-8-21

August 8th, 2021 09:00am

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.

Watching Bloomington

8-1-21

August 1st, 2021 09:00am

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.

Watching Bloomington

7-25-21

July 25th, 2021 09:00am

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.

Watching 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.

Watching Bloomington

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.

Watching Bloomington

7-4-21

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.

Watching Bloomington

6-27-21

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.

Watching Bloomington

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.

Watching Bloomington

6/13/21

June 13th, 2021 09:00am

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.

Watching Bloomington

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.

Watching Bloomington

5-30-21

May 30th, 2021 09:31am

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.

Watching Bloomington

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.

Watching Bloomington

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.

Watching Bloomington

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.

Watching Bloomington

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.

Watching Bloomington

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.

Watching Bloomington

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.

Watching Bloomington

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

Watching Bloomington

4-4-21

April 4th, 2021 12:00am

This week Denise talks with Amy Thompson from the Monroe County Cooperative Extention Service. Learn all about the coming 17 year cicadas, set to make a return this year.

Watching Bloomignton

3-28-21

March 28th, 2021 12:00am

This week guest host Denise talks to Penny Caudill, the Administrator for the Monroe County Health Department.

Watching Bloomington

3-21-21

March 21st, 2021 12:00am

This week guest host Denise speaks with Emily Pike, the executive director for New Hope for Families. The two discuss the roles "New Hope" plays within the community and the programs the group provides.

Watching Bloomington

3-14-21

March 14th, 2021 12:00am

This week Denise talks with Tyler Garzinski, Development Associate with Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana.

Watching Bloomington

3-7-21

March 7th, 2021 12:00am

This week Denise talks with Talisha Coppock, the Executive Director of Downtown Bloomington Inc about the ways the Covid 19 Pandemic has changed the way things are working in the heart of our city.

Watching Bloomington

2-28-21

February 28th, 2021 12:00am

This week Denise speaks with June Taylor, the Volunteer Coordinator at Community Kitchen of Monroe County. The two speak on the role the organization plays within the community and the difficulties of distributing food within the community.

Watching Bloomington

2-21-21

February 21st, 2021 12:00am

Guest Host Denise welcomes Efrat Feferman the executive director of United Way Monroe County. The two discuss the current landscape of the area during the Covid 19 Pandemic. How it affects local non-profits, and how you can help in the fight against coronavirus.

Watching Bloomington

2-14-21

February 14th, 2021 12:00am

This week Denise talks with Gabe Gloden from Cardinal Stage. Cardinal Stage produces high-quality professional theater that engages audiences and strengthens the cultural, educational and economic vibrancy of South Central Indiana.

Watching Bloomington

2-7-21

February 7th, 2021 12:00am

This week Denise talks with Heather Robinson, Interim President and CEO of the Bloomington Health Foundation. Bloomington Health Foundation, formerly called Bloomington Hospital Foundation, has been the local philanthropic expert for improving community health for more than 50 years.

Watching Bloomington

1-31-21

January 31st, 2021 12:00am

This week Denise talks with Rebecca Warren from the Monroe County Humane Association. They'll talk about the programs and emphasis of the organization and how they serve our area.

Watching Bloomington

1-24-21

January 24th, 2021 12:00am

This week Denise talks with Stephanie Shelton from Life Designs. They'll talk about the changes to this years Week Of Chocolate Events

Watching Bloomington

1-17-21

January 17th, 2021 12:00am

This week Denise talks with Kara Baertsch. A certified EMDR Therapist and EMDRIA Apporoved Consultant. She is the President of Mental Health America/Monroe County and Co-Chair of the Monroe County Suicide Prevention Coalition.

Watching Bloomington

1-10-21

January 10th, 2021 12:00am

This week Denise talks with Scott Albers and Jo Gilbertson from St Vincent DePaul in Bloomington. The society of St. Vincent de Paul is an all-volunteer organization that serves the poor and unfortunate here in Monroe County, Indiana. Although a primarily Catholic-led organization, they welcome volunteers who are dedicated to the principles of spirituality, friendship, and service.

Watchijng Bloomington

1-3-21

January 3rd, 2021 12:00am

This week guest host Denise speaks with Emily Pike, the executive director for New Hope for Families. The two discuss the roles "New Hope" plays within the community and the programs the group provides.

Watching Bloomington

12-27-20

December 27th, 2020 12:00am

This week Denise talks with Leslie Abshier, the Resource Development Director with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the youth in our local community .

Watching Bloomington

12-20-20

December 20th, 2020 12:00am

This week Denise talks with Chris Meyers, the Executive Director for the Area 10 Agency on Aging. Area 10 Agency on Aging is a private, nonprofit organization serving Monroe and Owen Counties. Their mission is to serve as a leader in providing resources, solutions and connections for seniors, persons with disabilities and family caregivers living in Monroe and Owen counties.

Watching Bloomington

12-13-20

December 13th, 2020 12:00am

Guest Host Denise welcomes Efrat Feferman the executive director of United Way Monroe County. The two discuss the current landscape of the area during the Covid 19 Pandemic. How it affects local non-profits, and how you can help in the fight against coronavirus.

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