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Our Outside View-Life Outside the Mainstream

Our Outside View-Life Outside the Mainstream

By Our Outside View
For 11 years (2003-2014) the original producer (Carol Fischer) and show anchor (Helen Harrell) brought you news, views, music, arts and entertainment from those in and allied with the LGBTQI+ community on bloomingOUT radio show. It was the first show of its kind in Indiana and one of few nationally for many years). Tiring of the restrictions of community radio they retired..But now, once again they offer listeners a similar opportunity to stay in touch with what’s happening through the lens of an historical perspective full of life experience and still from the outside looking in....
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Helen chats with local activist and performer Jada Bee - Part One and Two

Our Outside View-Life Outside the Mainstream

Helen chats with local activist and performer Jada Bee - Part One and Two

Our Outside View-Life Outside the Mainstream

Medicare for All - Join Dr. Rob Stone & host Helen Harrell on Our Outside View
Want further information about health care in the US as viewed from the inside perspective of someone in the medical field? Check out Helen’s conversation with Director of Medicare for All Indiana, member Board of Advisors for Physicians for a National Health Program ( and hospice/palliative care Doctor Rob Stone.
September 30, 2019
Join Our Outside View as Helen & Brandi discuss issues surrounding the Farmer’s Market.
Be sure to tune in because you don’t want to miss this weeks podcast as we continue our discussion of Bloomington IN farmer’s market vs white supremacy vs city government when Helen talks with Primally Inspired Eats Wholesale Bakery owner and market vendor Brandi Williams.
August 22, 2019
Helen talks with Abby Ang and Jeannine Bell about the issues surrounding the local Farmers Market.
Freedom of speech, white supremacists, marginalized groups and threats of violence are under review when Abby Ang and Jeannine Bell join Helen for a discussion about the current status of the Bloomington IN Farmer’s Market. Abby is a PhD candidate at Indiana University and a community organizer who started No Space for Hate Bloomington to combat white supremacy in the Bloomington Community. Jeannine Bell is a legal scholar and Richard S Melvin Professor of Law at IU Maurer School of Law. Tune in for an informative discussion.
August 13, 2019
Helen and Forrest Gilmore, Director of the Shalom Center in Bloomington IN cover topics.
Helen has an enlightening and informative conversation with Executive Director of Shalom Community Center Reverend Forrest Gilmore. Shalom is a Bloomington IN based, low barrier shelter for the homeless and the services they provide are expansive and much needed. Listen in to hear the insights of a gentle and yet powerful individual whose dedication to people in need is unrelenting.
May 06, 2019
Helen chats with local activist and performer Jada Bee - Part One and Two
Part One & Two - Learn about some of the local Bloomington IN happenings and perspectives when Helen chats with local singer, poet, DJ, Core Council member for Black Lives Matter B-town, Chair of the Endorsement Committee for Bloomington’s progressive political organization Democracy for Monroe County and social justice activist Jada Bee. Jada and Helen discuss everything from military assault vehicles and the militarization of police forces as a threat to marginalized groups, especially black communities, to the upcoming local primary elections, un-woke white folks and women ‘helpers’ in the fight for true equality, the need for restorative justice, advancements made - or not with LGBTQ acceptance locally, inherent racism in Indiana and at Indiana University Bloomington.....and everything in between!
April 14, 2019
Get a crash course in grass roots organizing when Helen speaks with attorney Stuart Rosenberg.
Get a crash course in grass roots organizing when Helen speaks with partner at Superior Blue Strategies and lawyer Stuart Rosenberg. Stu is a former Field Director for the Human Rights Campaign and was instrumental in defeating hateful anti-LGBTQ legislation. He also served as campaign manager for openly gay Hoosier Senator J D Ford and Field Director for Senator Tammy Baldwin.
March 25, 2019
Josh and Jeremy chat with Helen on Our Outside View - 14 Feb/2019-Episode 5
Catching up, reminiscing and moving forward when Helen chats with LGBT freelance graphic designer Joshua Sutton and his fiance’ National Promoter of Miss Gay USofA at Large Jeremy Burnett. Can’t go wrong with a little history, some politics and drag talk - so check us out!
February 14, 2019
Helen and Rebecca Riall discuss issues of the day 03 Feb 2019
Sociocultural anthropologist, IU Law School graduate, attorney, Cherokee Indian and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Northwestern State University Rebecca Riall joins Helen for a trip down memory lane as well as a discussion about current events.
February 10, 2019
Helen and Janae Cummings on Our Outside View - 28 Jan 2019
The 17th annual Bloomington Pride Film Festival (IN) is this coming weekend (1-2 Feb. 2019) with new and exciting shorts as well as full feature films not to be seen anywhere else. Learn all about it when Bloomington Pride Board Chairperson Janae Cummings chats with Helen Harrell on the latest edition of “Our Outside View”.
January 28, 2019
Michael and Helen don't miss a beat with a great conversation on our Outside View Episode 2- 21 January 2019
Michael and Helen don't miss a beat from their time on bloomingOUT to the present with a great conversation and personal catch ups.
January 21, 2019
Episode One of Our Outside View
The very first episode of Our Outside View! Listen up folks! Helen Harrell’s conversation with local community activist and Black Lives Matter member Vauhxx Booker on our first Our Outside View podcast to air Monday 10 December 2018. Our Outside View – a perspective looking in from Outside the Mainstream – podcast is to engage, entertain and perhaps educate listeners about current issues and events that affect all people. Listen to the voices of those who wish to effect real change in our country and the world.
December 10, 2018