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Bring It On! – May 22, 2017

“If it affects one, it affects us all.” State Senator Eddie Melton helps us understand the recently completed Indiana Legislative Session, including important educational changes. We conclude with insights and inspiration from Mrs. Maggie DeVane, as told by her son, Gene DeVane. Mrs. DeVane soon turns 112. Two exceptional conversations, hosted by Leila Randle, and Liz Mitchell. Part One “If …

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Bring It On! – May 8, 2017

Knock, Knock. Who’s There? Rob! Rob who? Robert Scherrell, the nation’s first college graduate awarded a degree in Stand Up Comedy is guest and teacher for aspiring comedy hosts Clarence Boone and William Hosea. Robert tells us about his path to the Individualized Major, Stand Up Comedy degree, and personal experiences as a social observer and activist as part of …

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Bring It On! – May 1, 2017

Bring It On! continues our highlight of Dr. Khalil Muhammad, currently a professor at Harvard University. Dr. Muhammad, previously a Bring It On! contributor while a professor at Indiana, spoke along with Dr. Renford Reese on negative black male stereotypes and how black men themselves may be perpetuating such negative views. Professor Reese examines how young African-American males have unwittingly …

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Bring It On – April 24, 2017

Congratulations to the entire “Bring It On!” team for receiving yet another first-place distinction from the Society of Professional Journalist’s “Best in Indiana” awards. The broadcast entitled, “A Conversation on positive community interactions with Indiana State Police” was recognized under the Radio Public Affairs category. Co-anchors Leila Randle and Cornelius Wright joins Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad for a prerecorded interview …

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Bring It On! – April 17, 2017

Co-Anchors Amrita Myers and Cornelius Wright invite William Palomo and Esmeralda Martinez to speak about the IU UndocuHoosiers Alliance, and their hopes to treat IU as a campus sanctuary for undocumented immigrant students and various immigration policies. Also, Liz Mitchell joins the Bring It On! cast to speak about a unique and special church restoration project in the French Lick. …

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Bring It On! – April 10, 2017

Bring It On co-anchors William Hosea and Jim Sims welcome Indiana State Senator and attorney Greg Taylor (representing District 33) to discuss the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus, an organization that strives to improve educational efforts in order to close the achievement gap that threatens to shut of opportunity to minority students at all grade levels. In addition, we also interview …

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Bring It On! – April 3, 2017

Hosts Cornelius Wright and William Hosea speak with pharmacist John Homes. Aside from dispensing medications, a pharmacist helps patients understand their medicines, explore ways to reduce costs, and become an integral member of their health. Only 6% of African Americans select pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences as a major. Join us for his special perspective as the person behind the counter. …

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Bring It On! – March 27, 2017

IU Soul Revue Director Crystal Taliefero provides a master class on successful performing, learned as part of bands with multi-platinum records (you know the ones!). As part of the African American Arts Institute, the renowned IU Soul Revue presents a Spring Concert March 30, and April 22. Join us as hosts Cornelius Wright and Leila Randle talk with Crystal about …

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Bring It On – March 20th, 2017

Bring It On’s William Hosea and Dr. Amrita Myers speak with Dr. Kali Gross, Professor of African American Studies at Wesleyan University about Violent Intersections: Women of Color in the Age of Trump, a large community/campus event on violence against women of color [scheduled for tomorrow, March 21, from 6-8pm in the IMU Whittenberger Auditorium on IU Bloomington’s campus]. In …

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Bring It On! – March 13, 2017

Jim Sims and Liz Mitchell host Cherrish Pryor, Chairwoman of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus.  Hear how the caucus is advancing the primary concerns of minority citizens in the current legislative session.  Representative Pryor also gives advice for contacting your state representative and providing direct citizen feedback!   PART ONE Jim Sims and Liz Mitchell host Cherrish Pryor, Chairwoman of …

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