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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

Bring It On! – April 14, 2014

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William Hosea and Bev Smith welcome author David Leander Williams.

PART ONE
a collector of memorabilia, historical artifacts and information about African American history, particularly slavery and African American music history, author David Leander Williams has used his vast knowledge to write a book about the entertainment empire that developed on Indiana Avenue from its beginnings in 1821 until its demise in the 70′s entitled “Indianapolis Jazz: The Masters, Legends and the Legacy of Indiana Avenue”.

The book talks about some of the nation’s most influential jazz artists. The performance venues that once lined the vibrant thoroughfare that were an important stop on the Chitlin’ Circuit and provided platforms for greats like Freddie Hubbard and Jimmy Coe.

Mr. Williams joins William and Bev, along with B.I.O. contributor Liz Mitchell, to share some of the exciting history contained in the pages of his new book.

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

CREDITS
Hosts: William Hosea and Bev Smith
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 7, 2014

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On a special Spring Fund Drive edition of B.I.O., Clarence Boone and Bev Smith welcome Iris Rosa, Professor and Director of the IU African American Dance Company

PART ONE
On a special Spring Fund Drive edition of B.I. O., Indiana University Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies Professor Iris Rosa, who is also director of the Indiana University African American Dance Company, joins Clarence and Bev to highlight the ensemble’s 40th anniversary and give us a look at what to expect during their spring concert.

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

CREDITS
Hosts: Clarence Boone and Bev Smith
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! – March 31, 2014

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Clarence Boone and William Hosea welcome Dr. Raymond Wise, director of the IU African American Choral Ensemble.

PART ONE
A native of Baltimore, Wise began his musical career at the age of 3, singing gospel music with his family singing group The Wise Singers. He attended Denison University, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in music. He later earned a master’s and a doctorate in music education from The Ohio State University.

In September 2012, Wise joined the African American Arts Institute at Indiana University as director of the African American Choral Ensemble.

Mr. Wise joined Clarence and William to discuss the Choral Ensemble’s annual spring concert set for this coming Saturday, April 5, at the Buskirk Chumley Theater.

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! – March 24, 2014

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Clarence Boone and Bev Smith welcome Dr. Charles Sykes, executive director of the African American Arts Institute at Indiana University.

PART ONE
Dr. Charles Sykes, executive director of the African American Arts Institute at Indiana University, Joins Clarence and Bev for to discuss the recent Southern tour by the IU Soul Revue, and the Institute’s upcoming Herman C. Hudson Alumni Award banquet and the annual spring concerts by the Institute’s performing ensembles.

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

CREDITS
Hosts: Clarence Boone and Bev Smith
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! – March 17, 2014

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Clarence Boone and William Hosea welcome Dr. Stephanie Power-Carter, Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education at Indiana University and Director of the Marcellus Neal-Frances Marshall Black Culture Center.

PART ONE
Dr. Stephanie Power-Carter, Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education at Indiana University and Director of the Marcellus Neal-Frances Marshall Black Culture Center, joins Clarence and William to discuss the happenings at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center and her local mentoring initiative for young adults.

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! – March 10, 2014

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Cornelius Wright and William Hosea welcome the Honorable Valeri Haughton, judge of the Division VIII Circuit Court, Monroe County Deputy Prosecutor Joi Kamper, and Defense Attorney Megan Lewis.

PART ONE
the Honorable Valeri Haughton, judge of the Division VIII Circuit Court, Monroe County Deputy Prosecutor Joi Kamper, and Defense Attorney Megan Lewis join Cornelius and William to discuss the legal intricacies surrounding the Michael Dunn case and the impact of the President’s new social initiative, “My Brother’s Keeper.”

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

CREDITS
Hosts: Cornelius Wright 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

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