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TJ Jaeger

TJ Jaeger

TJ Jaeger is a reporter, writer, filmmaker, and musician in Bloomington. He worked as a writer for the Indiana Daily Student and WIUX while studying in the Indiana University School of Journalism and currently writes for NUVO. TJ has also worked on movie sets for The Good Catholic and Stardust and Moonbeams.

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WonderLab’s Coral Reef Aquarium Teaches Real Science [video]

There’s something lurking under the waves at WonderLab. Its new Coral Reef Aquarium is designed to “intrigue the expert and engage the young child.” Videographer TJ Jaeger takes a closer look at how WonderLab’s fish-filled tank of fun teaches kids and parents about the importance of ocean sustainability. Click here to watch the video.

Local Filmmaker’s Short Film Screened at Cannes

After his short film "Lost Dog" won awards at Campus MovieFest, filmmaker (and LP contributor) TJ Jaeger thought the journey had ended. But then he was invited to show his film at the 70th annual Cannes International Film Festival in France. Now he has many experiences to share. Click here to read the full story.

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Rahim AlHaj: Lotus Blossoms Visiting Artist [video]

Grammy-nominated oud player Rahim AlHaj, an Iraqi political refugee since 1991, was invited by the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation to participate in the Lotus Blossoms outreach program in March. He performed at various Bloomington locations and also at Owen Valley High School in Spencer. Filmmaker TJ Jaeger recorded the trip.

Paths of Homelessness, Part 2: Demonizing the Less Fortunate

In part 2 of "Paths of Homelessness," TJ Jaeger looks at the stigma dumped on the less fortunate people who experience homelessness. While they sometimes commit “nuisance crimes,” they don’t deserve being verbally and physically harassed, demonized, and treated as second-class humans, say the people who devote their time to helping. Click here to read the full story.

Paths of Homelessness, Part 1: Your First Day

It's your first day of experiencing homelessness. What do you do? What are your options? Where will you sleep tonight? In the first of this two-part series, writer TJ Jaeger looks at the difficult circumstances people face — and choices they have to make — when they find themselves living on the streets of Bloomington. Click here to read the full story.

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Theater, Art — ‘Our Mirror to Who We Are’ [video]

David Anspaugh and the cast and crew of Row After Row, a production by Bloomington Playwrights Project, give filmmaker TJ Jaeger a behind-the-scenes look at what their craft means to them, what theater means to the broader world, and why art is important to everybody. Click here to watch the video.

Justice Unlocked Fills a Financial Gap in Legal Services

A paternity hearing could be just another day in court for some lawyers. But for a parent about to lose custody of their child, it could be the most important day of their lives. Local nonprofit Justice Unlocked offers legal services on a sliding scale so people don’t have to fight for justice alone. Click here to read the full story.

B-town ‘Champion’ Brings Somali Soccer Film to Bus-Chum

The film Men in the Arena, showing in Bloomington at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on October 26, documents two young Somalis who play on the national soccer team of their war-torn country. To escape terrorism, they emigrate to the United States. For several reasons, Bloomington’s Tyler Ferguson has championed the film. Click here to read the full story.

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Friday Night Auction at Dinky’s Is Down-Home Hoosier Fun [video]

Nearly every week, people drive from miles away to Dinky’s Auction Center in Daviess County (about 60 miles southwest of Bloomington) to hunt for treasures, mingle with others, or just take it all in. Videographer TJ Jaeger recently visited Dinky’s on a late-summer evening to capture an Amish tradition — the Friday night auction. Click here to watch the video and read the full story.

IU to Showcase Artists with Massive Monthly Festival

Recognizing the wealth of “artists and thinkers” on campus, the IU Arts and Humanities Council has created the First Thursdays Festival at Showalter Arts Plaza. The monthly event will “celebrate and showcase” a range of arts — musical, visual, performance, and other creative endeavors — free and open to the public. Click here to read the full story.