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On this episode of SP Radio, we talk to Kevin Bowersox-Johnson from the UP Center of Champaign County about CU Pride Fest 2012. The festival, which takes place on Saturday, September 8, has quickly become a local mainstay after just three years. This year’s event promises to be the biggest one yet, with a huge list of scheduled performers, food, vendors, and kids events from noon to 2:00 a.m. In addition, there will be a murder mystery dinner on Friday, September 7 and a post-Pride brunch on Sunday morning.

We ask Kevin about the growth of the festival, how the UP Center works to make it fun for a diverse crowd, the community's response, and much more. Plus, you'll learn how to appropriately dress for a foam party.

Smile Politely Radio airs each Friday evening at 5:30 on WEFT 90.1 FM in Champaign, and is available as a podcast the following week.