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Bring It On! – June 30, 2014

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Clarence Boone and William Hosea welcome Robert Johnson.

PART ONE
it’s the vacation season and many African Americans have the privilege of taking time to travel throughout the United States and on occasion, to international points of interest. Joining Clarence and William to discuss the ins and outs of international travel is guest Robert Johnson.

PART TWO
Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.

CREDITS
Hosts: Clarence Boone and William Hosea
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Bring It On! – June 23, 2014

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Bev Smith and William Hosea welcome David Hummons and Greg Tourner from the Bloomington Commission on the Status of Black Males.

PART ONE
Established in 2001, The Bloomington Commission on the Status of Black Males network with groups with similar missions, such as the Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males, the African American National Council, and local commissions throughout the state. They also develop action committees addressing problems of Black males in the areas of Education, Health, Criminal Justice and Employment and serve as a catalyst to promote positive public and private remedies to the multi-faceted problems confronting Black males in the Bloomington community and the resulting effects on the entire community at large.

Joining Bev and William on the show to elaborate on the progress and future initiatives of the commission are members David Hummons and Greg Tourner.

PART TWO
Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.

CREDITS
Hosts: Bev Smith and William Hosea
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Bring It On! – June 16th, 2014

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Bev Smith and William Hosea welcome Dr. Billy Taylor; Founder, President and CEO of Get Back Up, Inc.

PART ONE
PERSEVERANCE ~ The Story of Dr. Billy Taylor is a powerful new documentary exploring the life of one of Michigan’s greatest running backs. The film highlights Taylor’s notable football accomplishments, but goes deeper, exploring the setbacks that destroyed Taylor’s reputation, setting him on a 25-year roller-coaster ride to recover it. The film will premiere on the Big Ten Network June 23rd.

Today, Dr. Taylor has experience to share and a passion to assist young adults, students and student athletes understand and how to manage their transitions, and choices in the world of academics. Currently Dr. Taylor is the founder, President and CEO of Get Back Up, Inc. (GBU). Dr. Billy Taylor joins William and Bev by phone to discuss elements of his life and his passion.

PART TWO
Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.

CREDITS
Hosts: Bev Smith and William Hosea
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Bring It On! – June 9th, 2014

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Bev Smith and William Hosea welcome Carla Wilson and Inger Nemcik

PART ONE
Carla Wilson, MSW, has been a correction officer for more than nineteen years. Bev and William welcome her on the show to discuss her new book “What If I’m Right?”In the book, she talks about herself, the inmates, and the system, all shaped by years of frontline experience as a professional working in the correctional system.

In addition to being an author, Wilson is an inspirational speaker, guided meditation facilitator and life coach in jails, prisons, churches, and educational institutions. She also owns Connection Principle Empowerment Solutions. She is a contributing author in Serving Productive Time by Tom Lagana and Laura Lagana

PART TWO
Inger Nemcik, Operational Specialist for the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, stops by to give an overview of the upcoming Juneteenth festivities

PART THREE
Headline news of interest to the African-American community.

CREDITS
Hosts: Bev Smith and William Hosea
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Bring It On! – June 2, 2014

On a special episode of B.I.O., Bev Smith and Clarence Boone welcome Dr. Osita Afoaku (from IU SPEA) and Roberta Radovich from the Office of the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs. Later in the show, Dr. Stephanie Power-Carter, director of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center and Dr. Audrey McCluskey, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies at IU reflect on the passing of Dr. Maya Angleou

PART ONE
Dr. Osita Afoaku (from IU SPEA) and Roberta Radovich from the Office of the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs join Bev and Clarence to discuss the political, social and contemporary reality of the Boko Haram, along with a follow-up to the recent “Bring Back Our Girls” community forum of concerned citizens of Bloomington, Indiana and Indiana University.

PART TWO
Dr. Stephanie Power-Carter and Dr. Audrey McCluskey join Bev and Clarence to offer a tribute to the memory of Dr. Maya Angelou.

CREDITS
Hosts: Bev Smith and Clarence Boone
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Bring It On! – May 19, 2014

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Bev Smith and William Hosea welcome Gerrick DeVane, owner and proprietor of Gerrick’s BBQ Catering Company.

PART ONE
Gerrick DeVane, owner and proprietor of Gerrick’s BBQ Catering Company, joins Bev and William on the show to acquaint the listening audience with his new establishment on the corner of 17th and Dunn.

With over 5 years of experience, Gerrick’s specializes in catering graduation events, sports events, birthday parties and cookouts.

PART TWO
Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.

CREDITS
Hosts: Bev Smith and William Hosea
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Bring It On! – May 12, 2014

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Bev Smith and William Hosea welcome Dr. Khalil Muhammad, director of the acclaimed Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

PART ONE
Beginning with the collections of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg more than 85 years ago, the The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located in Harlem, New York has collected, preserved, and provided access to materials documenting black life—in America and worldwide. It has also promoted the study and interpretation of the history and culture of peoples of African descent.

A research unit of The New York Public Library system, It is recognized as one of the leading institutions focusing exclusively on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experiences.

In 2010, Dr. Khalil Muhammad, a former faculty member in the Department of History at Indiana University Bloomington and a former contributor to Bring It On!, was appointed director of the acclaimed Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Dr. Muhammad joins Bev and William to discuss several of the program offerings as well as a few of the relevant social issues that the Schomburg Center is addressing.

PART TWO
Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.

CREDITS
Hosts: Bev Smith and William Hosea
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Bring It On! – May 5, 2014

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William Hosea and Clarence Boone welcome Portia Maultsby, Professor Emerita of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University.

PART ONE
Recognizing that student talent and interest in Black performance styles could foster the development of such ensembles as a vital part of academic coursework, the IU Soul Revue was established in 1971 by Herman C. Hudson with Ethnomusicologist Portia K. Maultsby was appointed as the ensemble’s first director.

She served in this capacity for 10 years. Demonstrating a repertoire based in R&B, soul, and other forms of urban Black popular music, the “Revue” would become America’s first collegiate Black popular music ensemble offered for academic credit, under ethnomusicologist Professor Maultsby’s direction.

Portia joins William and Clarence to discuss this years spring concert and reflect on her distinguished teaching career upon her retirement at the end of the semester.

PART TWO
Headline news of interest to the African-American community.

PART THREE
William and Clarence reflect on BIO’s recent recognition after receiving an award from the Indiana Society of Professional Journalist annual awards banquet in Indianapolis.

CREDITS
Hosts: William Hosea and Clarence Boone
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Bring It On! – April 28, 2014

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Bev Smith and Clarence Boone welcome Dr. Tyron Cooper, three-time Emmy award nominee and the director of the IU Soul Revue.

PART ONE
The IU Soul Revue was founded in 1971, with ethnomusicologist Portia K. Maultsby appointed as the ensemble’s first director. Over the course of the last 40 years, the “Revue” has wowed audiences not only locally but across the country with dynamic performances of timeless R&B, Soul, Funk, and contemporary Black popular music styles delivered by its commanding male and female vocal ensemble, powerful horn line, and tight rhythm section.

Joining Bev and Clarence on the show is current Director of the IU Soul Revue, and three-time Emmy nominee, Dr. Tyron Cooper. Dr. Cooper talks about what to expect from the Revue at their upcoming spring concert.

PART TWO
Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.

CREDITS
Hosts: Bev Smith and Clarence Boone
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Bring It On! – April 21, 2014

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William Hosea and Clarence Boone welcome Tamara Carter, president of the Kappa Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha and her soror Hattie Johnson.

PART ONE
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908 and is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women. AKA is comprised of a nucleus of 260,000 members in graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U. S. Virgin Islands, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Germany, Korea and on the continent of Africa.

Next month, the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Kappa Tau Omega Chapter (on the Bloomington campus) will be hosting a Fashion Show entitled High Tea, High Fashion at the Fountain Square Ballroom. The event will highlight wearable fashions for men and women.

Joining William and Clarence to shed more light on this community project are Tamara Carter, president of the Kappa Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha and her soror Hattie Johnson

PART TWO
Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.

CREDITS
Hosts: William Hosea and Clarence Boone
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

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