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Bring It On! – November 11, 2013

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Clarence Boone and Cornelius Wright welcome Morgan Newman, her mother Sharlene and Bethel AME Church Pastor Dennis Laffoon

PART ONE
When Morgan Newman saw a preview of the CNN Freedom Project, a series of documentaries on modern-day slavery, one part of the story stood out. The documentary featured Free the Girls, a non-profit organization that provides job opportunities for survivors of sex trafficking, collecting gently used bras and donating them to the women as starting inventory for their own business. The documentary and the charity stuck with Newman.

What also struck Newman was the simplicity of the project, and though a busy extracurricular schedule forced her to put it off for a while, this summer she decided to finally move forward, bringing the project to Bloomington. She and a few friends came together and set a goal: they would try to collect 300 bras to give to Free the Girls for resale. The girls collected five times their goal, totaling about 1,500 bras by the time they were ready to ship to Free the Girls.

Joining Clarence and Cornelius in the studio to talk about her community-wide effort to empower women is Morgan Newman, her mother Sharlene and Bethel AME Church Pastor, Dennis Laffoon, who successfully nominated her for a Bloomington Everyday Hero Award.

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

CREDITS
Hosts: Clarence Boone 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! – October 28, 2013

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Bev Smith and William Hosea welcome Patrick Smith, executive director of the Office of Mentoring Services and Leadership Development and Kim Morris-Newson, associate director of the Office of Community and School Partnerships.

PART ONE
A middle and high school student empowerment symposium will be hosted on Friday, November 8th at Indiana University.  This is in partnership with IU’s Offices of Community and School Partnerships; and Mentoring Services and Leadership Development; and the Monroe County Community School Corporation. This takes place at the Neal Marshall Black Culture Center’s Grand Hall. The theme for the conference is “Developing Self-Reliance.” The Symposium /Workshop presenter is Mr. Shawn Woods.

On that same day, the collegiate crowd will enjoy the 2013 Diversity Leadership Conference, co-sponsored by the Office of Mentoring Services and Leadership Development and the Hudson and Holland Scholars Program. This event represents the combining of two separate conferences under one banner to recognize their common goals of scholarship and student development in the areas of leadership and self-efficacy. The conference consists of workshops, seminars, and engaging speakers.

Joining Bev and William to elaborate more are conference planners, Patrick Smith, executive director of the Office of Mentoring Services and Leadership Development and Kim Morris-Newson, associate director of the Office of Community and School Partnerships.

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! – October 21, 2013

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Bev Smith and Cornelius Wright welcome Vincent Isom, director of the Atkins LLC; and students Shanika Daniels, Christina Slaughter and Marlon Williams.

PART ONE
A group of Indiana University students, with the Thomas I. Atkins Living Learning Center, have been studying African-American’s buried in Southern Indiana cemeteries. The bulk of their research has centered upon the black settlers who lived in Owen County, Indiana in the 1800’s.

They recently presented their progress-to-date and future plans for the project at the Owen County Historical and Genealogical Association in Spencer, IN.  Joining us to talk about this and more are Vincent Isom, director of the Atkins LLC; and students Shanika Daniels, Christina Slaughter and Marlon Williams.

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

CREDITS
Hosts: Bev Smith 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! – October 14, 2013

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William Hosea and Clarence Boone welcome Vernon Williams, senior vice president for Communications with Indiana Black Expo and Charla Booth from Word of Mouth Productions.

PART ONE
This past weekend, Indianapolis hosted yet another successful Circle City Classic Weekend. One of the key organizers is Vernon Williams, senior vice president for Communications with Indiana Black Expo. Vernon stops by to provide a wrap-up on the Circle City Classic and he brought along with him Charla Booth from Charla Booth from Word of Mouth Productions, who joins us to talk about an upcoming theatrical production scheduled for this weekend in Bloomington that coincides with the Neal-Marshall Alumni Club Reunion. They both join Clarence and William to discuss their respective topics.

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! – October 7, 2013

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On a special Fall Pledge Drive episode, William Hosea and Bev Smith replay our February interview with Ms. Nancy Streets-Lyons

PART ONE
The Indiana University Neal-Marshall Alumni Club will be hosting a reunion on the weekend of October 18 through the 20th. One of the keynote speakers during the weekend is Nancy Streets-Lyons, the first women of color who was crowned Miss IU. She accomplished this back in 1959. On a special Fall Pledge Drive episode of Bring It On!, we replay her interview from February when the Miss IU organization paid tribute to her during their 2013 pageant.

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! – September 30, 2013

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William Hosea and Bev Smith welcome William Vance and Lou Robinson of the Monroe County Branch of the NAACP

PART ONE
The Monroe County Branch of the NAACP will host its 35th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, October 19 be at Terry’s Banquet Center and Catering in Bloomington, IN. This year’s theme is “We Shall Not be Moved” which focuses on current events to roll back the progress from the 1960s civil rights movement and on our efforts to challenge these events. This year our keynote speaker will be the Honorable Valeri Haughton, Circuit Court Judge, Division VIII.

Here to provide an overview of the banquet and to discuss local initiatives of the NAACP are the president of the Monroe County Branch, William Vance, and Lou Robinson, treasurer of the Monroe County Branch.

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! – Septmber 23, 2013

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William Hosea and Cornelius Wright along with Bev Smith and Eric love, welcome James C. Wimbush, Vice President of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs at IU.

PART ONE
Back in August, IU President Michael A. McRobbie selected James C. Wimbush, dean of the University Graduate School, as the successor to Dr. Edwin Marshall as the vice president for the Office of Diversity Equity and Multicultural Affairs.

Vice President Wimbush, who will continue in his position as dean, has served as IU’s top graduate school administrator for the past seven years and has been a professor at the IU Kelley School of Business since 1991.

Recently, Bring It On requested and was granted special access with Vice President to acquaint himself with our listeners and discuss his vision for DEMA. What followed is a prerecorded interview featuring Bring It On contributors Bev Smith and Eric Love.

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! – September 16, 2013

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William Hosea and Leila Randle welcome director Tom Evans, and actresses Nora Leahy and Gladys DeVane from the play “Grace and Glorie”.

PART ONE
“Grace and Glorie” is an upbeat and life-affirming COMEDY! Grace Stiles is a 90 year old, terminally ill cancer patient who lives alone in a small, somewhat primitive cottage in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.   She is a strong willed, cantankerous, and very proud woman.
Glorie is a hospice volunteer.  She is a Harvard MBA, a successful New York attorney, and a recent transplant to this rural community.  Cantankerous Grace and sophisticated Glorie create the sure recipe for a clash of cultures.

The play is the season opener at the Brown County Playhouse. The show run begins October 2nd through the 19th.  Joining William and Leila tonight to share their insights “behind the curtain” of this stage project is director Tom Evans, and actresses Nora Leahy (Grace) and Gladys DeVane (Glorie).

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

CREDITS
Hosts: William Hosea and Leila Randle
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! – September 9, 2013

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William Hosea and Bev Smith welcome B.I.O. contributors Gladys DeVane and Liz Mitchell to the show.

PART ONE
Although Indiana law clearly prohibited slavery, indentured servitude, a different kind of slavery, was a common practice within Indiana territory during the early years of statehood. Three Indiana women known to petition the Indiana Supreme court for release from indentured agreements were Mary Bateman Clark, Polly Strong and a woman only known as “Elizabeth”.

Long-time B.I.O. contributors Gladys DeVane and Liz Mitchell both have done research on the topic of Indiana indentured servants, and come on the show to share their information with Bev and William

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! – September 2, 2013

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