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Kite Line: May 26, 2017- The Death Penalty

The death penalty is the barest, most explicit aspect of state violence. Relatively few people are sentenced to death, and even fewer are actively, legally killed by the state but the death penalty persists as an assertion of the sovereign right to take life or to let live. This week on Kite Line, we’ll begin examining the history and experience …

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Kite Line: May 19, 2017- Steps Forward

This week we share news and stories from two people who have been caught up in very different ways in the web of prison. Both Bresha Meadows and Patrick Pursely have recently made steps forward in escaping this web, and we are excited to share news from them. Listen in for updates on reduced charges in Bresha’s case, stemming from …

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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 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 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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Bring It On! – March 6, 2017

William Hosea and Liz Mitchell host Tonda Pauley, President of the Indiana Democratic African American Caucus, or IDACC.  IDAAC enhances the Democratic Party’s inclusion of African Americans.  Hear how you can join with IDAAC in building inclusive decision making, public office appointments, and party positions.   PART ONE William Hosea and Liz Mitchell host Tonda Pauley, President of the Indiana …

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Bring It On! – February 20, 2017

William Hosea and Clarence Boone host Dr. David Ragland, head of the Truth Telling Project.  There is nothing new about state violence against African Americans.  From slave patrols up through today’s shoot-first practices, racial oppression in the US has always been maintained by violence. Hear about Truth Telling first!  And later in the broadcast Bring It On’s always unique ending …

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