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Bring It On! – February 16, 2015

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Clarence Boone and Jim Sims welcome Akwasi Owusu-Bempah.

PART ONE
On tonight’s show, Clarence and Jim welcome Akwasi Owusu-Bempah to the show. An Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and an Adjunct Professor within the Department of African American and Diaspora Studies. He is also a Faculty Affiliate, within the Center for Research on Race, Ethnicity and Society.

Dr. Owusu-Bempah joins us this evening to discuss how Black police officers adjust within various police departments. We’ll also talk about his research in Toronto and delve into other U.S. based communities and ultimately on Bloomington.

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

CREDITS
Hosts: Clarence Boone and Jim Sims
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Joe Crawford
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Bring It On! – February 9, 2015

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Clarence Boone and Leila Randle welcome Mike Diekhoff.

PART ONE
On tonight’s show, Clarence and Leila welcome Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff. He joins us to share his perspectives on how the BPD is making Bloomington a safe place to live, work and thrive.

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

CREDITS
Hosts: Clarence Boone and Leila Randle
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Joe Crawford
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Bring It On! – February 2, 2015

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Clarence Boone and Cornelius Wright welcome Robin Winston and Audrey McCluskey.

PART ONE
On tonight’s show, Clarence and Cornelius welcome accomplished business leader and a skilled political strategist, Robin Winston. He joins us to explore the dynamics of the power shift in Washington and in particular how it will affect national and local communities of color. He also provide some perspective on the impending political showdown in 2016.

PART TWO
Local author Audrey McCluskey comes on to discuss her latest project, “A Forgotten Sisterhood: Pioneering Black Women Educators and Activists in the Jim Crow South”.

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

Bring It On! – January 26, 2015

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William Hosea and Cornelius Wright welcome Mark Kruzan and Beverly Calender-Anderson.

PART ONE
On tonight’s show, William and Cornelius welcome Bloomington mayor Mark Kruzan to the show. He, along with Beverly Calender-Anderson, comes on to reflect on mayor Kruzan’s tenure which began in 2003. We also talk about his new appointment to the position of Director of Community and Family Resources Department for the City of Bloomington, Mrs. Calender-Anderson.

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

CREDITS
Hosts: William Hosea and Cornelius Wright
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! – January 19, 2015

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William Hosea and Doris Sims welcome Bennett Singer, Jacinda Townsend & Liz Mitchell.

PART ONE
For our yearly MLK Day episode of Bring It On!, William and Doris welcome Bennett Singer, the keynote speaker for the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. day celebration’s. He is the producer and director of the 2003 film Brother Outsider, a documentary about Civil rights organizer Bayard Rustin. he stops by to discuss the film and other topics likely to be addressed during his keynote speech.

PART TWO
Bring It On Contributors Jacinda Townsend and Liz Mitchell stop by to discuss and review the film “Selma”, based on the events of 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches.

PART THREE
A replay of an archived interview with Bishop Woodie White, the 2009 Bloomington MLK Day keynote speaker, from 2004. it includes his yearly open letter to the late Dr. Martin Luter King Jr.

CREDITS
Hosts: William Hosea and Doris Sims
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! – January 12, 2015

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William Hosea and Jacinda Townsend welcome Roberta Radovich.

PART ONE
On tonight’s show, William and Jacinda welcome Roberta Radovich, University & Campus Program Specialist within the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs at Indiana University. she stops by to discuss the joint MLK Day activities scheduled for both IU and the City of Bloomington.

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

CREDITS
Hosts: William Hosea and Jacinda Townsend
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! – January 5, 2015

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William Hosea and Cornelius Wright welcome Leila Randle.

PART ONE
On the first B.I.O. show of 2015, William and Cornelius welcome Bring It On contributor Leila Randle, a.k.a. the “Savvy Sistah of Shopping!”. She stops by to offer advice that will help our listeners set realistic and attainable goals and resolutions for 2015.

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

CREDITS
Hosts: William Hosea and Cornelius Wright
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! – December 15, 2014

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William Hosea and Clarence Boone welcome Leila Randle.

PART ONE
On tonight’s show, William and Clarence welcome Bring It On contributor Leila Randle, a.k.a. the “Savvy Sistah of Shopping!”. She stops by to to help our viewers get creative with their gift giving and ways to spend more wisely while navigating the final few days of the holiday shopping frenzy.

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

Bring It On! – December 8, 2014

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William Hosea and Jacinda Townsend welcome Valerie Haughton and Megan Lewis.

PART ONE
On tonight’s show, William and Jacinda welcome the Honorable Valerie Haughton, Monroe Circuit Court Judge, Monroe County Defense Attorney Megan Lewis. They join us to help sort through the legal proceedings of the Grand Jury in both the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases and offer their observations with whether or not it should have gone that route to begin with.

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

CREDITS
Hosts: William Hosea and Jacinda Townsend
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! – December 1, 2014

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William Hosea and Beverly Calender-Anderson welcome Evelyn Smith.

PART ONE
On tonight’s show, William and Beverly welcome Evelyn Smith of Middle Way House. she joins us to discuss the psychological and victim’s rights dynamics related to the ever-increasing Bill Cosby rape allegations.

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

CREDITS
Hosts: William Hosea and Beverly Calender-Anderson
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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