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Bring It On! – April 14, 2014

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 …

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Bring It On! – April 7, 2014

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 …

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Bring It On! – March 31, 2014

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 …

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Bring It On! – March 24, 2014

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 …

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Bring It On! – March 17, 2014

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 …

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Bring It On! – March 10, 2014

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 …

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Bring It On! – March 3, 2014

Clarence Boone and Bev Smith welcome Monroe County Community School Corporation talent and diversity specialist, Diane Hanks. PART ONE On Tonight’s show, Clarence and Bev welcome Diane Hanks, talent and diversity specialist for the Monroe County Community School Corporation, to the show. Diane, the former vice-principal at Tri-North Middle School, joined the MCCSC in the new role in October of …

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Bring It On! – February 24, 2014

William Hosea and Bev Smith welcome Author and IU Assistant Professor, Jacinda Townsend. PART ONE Jacinda Townsend grew up in South-central Kentucky and has published short fiction in literary magazines such as African Voices, Carve Magazine, The Maryland Review, and Xavier Review, and her work has been anthologized in such publications as Surreal South and Telling Stories: Fiction by Kentucky …

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Bring It On! – February 17, 2014

William Hosea and Liz Mitchell welcome guest Dr. Wilbert Smith. PART ONE Author and award-winning filmmaker Dr. Wilbert Smith joins William and Liz on tonight’s show to discusshis documentary entitled, “Hole in the Head: A life Revealed;” which focuses on the life of Vertus Hardiman. PART TWO Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community. CREDITS …

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Bring It On! – February 10, 2014

Bev Smith and William Hosea welcome guest Dr. John McCluskey, professor emeritus of Indiana University. PART ONE In the post-Civil War South, three men are tied to each other by history and faith, but are also bound by secrets. A badly wounded Jewish Confederate soldier returns home at war’s end to find that his family has fled to the countryside. …

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