Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

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This week’s topics include:
 

  • Does straight ticket voting undermine the political system?
  • Should and will African Americans show up in large numbers this midterm election without Barack Obama on the ballot?
  • The Police Chief of Ferguson, Missouri apologized to the parents of Michael Brown in a video message.



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Sixty-one percent of Americans support allowing daily prayer to be spoken in the classroom. Though still solidly above the majority level, this is down slightly from 66% in 2001 and 70% in 1999 according to a recent poll.


What’s Your Take? Do you support spoken daily prayer in the classroom.

 

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Is It Time To Step Down?

The Police Chief of Ferguson, Missouri apologized to the parents of Michael Brown in a video message.  Chief Thomas Jackson told the family,” I am truly sorry for the loss of your son. I’m also sorry that it took so long remove Michael from the street.  "This is something that's just been weighing on me. It's something that needed to be said. It should've been said a long time ago," he told CNN. He also apologized for the way police treated protesters.There’s a saying better late than never, not so sure in this case.  

         
What’s your Take? Despite calls from the community, Chief Jackson says he will not resign. What do you think about the Chief’s apology? Should Chief Jackson step down?  
    

Monday, September 29, 2014

Does Straight Ticket Voting Undermine The Political System?

14 states reportedly offer straight-ticket voting. Straight-ticket voting (also called straight-party voting) allows voters to choose a party’s entire slate of candidates with just a single ballot marking. In 2012, a solid majority – 56 percent – of North Carolina voters marked one box on their ballots to indicate their choices in more than a dozen races, from governor to county commissioner. Critics of straight-ticket voting believe it encourages voters to cast ballots without being fully knowledgeable about the candidates.


What’s Your Take? Does straight ticket voting undermine the political system?



 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

What's Your Take?

Fired from his job at an Oklahoma food processing plant, Alton Nolan returned to the plant and beheaded a female employee and stabbed another before being shot several times by the company’s CEO.  The beheading has raised questions despite the fact that officials initially said no terror link was evident. The FBI has been called in due to information involving his criminal past and what has been described by some as radical social media posts. He had been reportedly trying in past weeks to convert co- workers to Islam. More than 3,000 people have died from workplace homicide between 2006 and 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


What’s Your Take? Was this a case of workplace violence or do you think it was a more sinister act of terrorism as some have suggested?



 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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If we don’t have to get out of the car, chances are we won’t.  We enjoy the conveniences of drive-thru banks and fast food restaurants.  Well, now there is a funeral home in Michigan offering drive- thru viewing.  When a car pulls up, the curtain automatically opens with music playing as well. The mourner has three minutes to view the body. There is even a  guest book that mourners can sign.  


What’s your take on drive through funeral homes?



 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

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The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show ,WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia , WMXP  95.5 FM in Greenville, SC ,AMFM 247Network Nationwide and streaming LIVE on Live365.com,Black Talk Radio Network and TanyaFree.com .The podcast repeats Thursdays at 6pm on May We Help You? Radio Network. Listen on the go. Download the FREE LIVE 365 app.

This week’s topics include:
 

  • NFL commissioner Roger Goodell promised changes to what he described as a broken disciplinary system. “We're like a microcosm of society. We have a lot of young men, a lot of individuals that play or coach or executives. Other individuals in the league that -- they make mistakes
  • CBS and the NFL made the decision to pull a segment featuring Rihanna singing “Run This Town” from its opening week Thursday Night Football broadcast.  Rihanna was not happy with the decision and made it publicly known. Did CBS and the NFL make the right call?
  • US Federal Judge Mark Fuller urged to resign after plea deal for domestic violence.


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

If we don’t have to get out of the car, chances are we won’t.  We enjoy the conveniences of drive-thru banks and fast food restaurants.  Well, now there is a funeral home in Michigan offering drive- thru viewing.  When a car pulls up, the curtain automatically opens with music playing as well. The mourner has three minutes to view the body. There is even a  guest book that mourners can sign.  
What’s Your Take? How do you feel about drive through funeral homes?


We welcome Stacie Vecchietti ,Community Organizing Manager at Safe Harbor in Richmond VA to the conversation this week to discuss  domestic violence and its impact on families.

Stacie Vecchietti, M.S.W. has been involved in the movement to end interpersonal violence for 21 years and earned both her Bachelor of Social Work degree (1994) and her Master of Social Work degree (1995) from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Vecchietti has served in the Peace Corps, been the Director of a local sexual and domestic violence program, and provided technical assistance and training to local sexual/domestic violence programs as the STOP Administrator for Virginia.  Vecchietti currently works as the Community Organizing Manager at Safe Harbor, a mainstream anti-violence program in Henrico County, Virginia.  Vecchietti is a past board member of Virginians Aligned Against Sexual Assault and currently serves on the board of Native American Advocates Against All Violence (NAAAAV). She participated in the formation of the Virginia Anti-violence Project, a statewide group that addresses intimate partner violence, sexual violence and hate-motivated violence within and against the LGBTQ community. She is a frequent presenter at various local, state, and national anti-violence conferences.
 

Safe Harbor offers comprehensive services for survivors of sexual and/or intimate partner violence including: 24 hour helpline, children/youth services, community education and training, counseling, court advocacy, emergency shelter, and hospital accompaniment. Our team collaborates with survivors to provide support, education and referral information to help survivors meet their goals.

 



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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Broken Disciplinary System?

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell promised changes to what he described as a broken disciplinary system. “We're like a microcosm of society. We have a lot of young men, a lot of individuals that play or coach or executives. Other individuals in the league that -- they make mistakes.” The press conference left more questions than answers but I agree that the NFL is a microcosm of society, but why does it seem that these crimes against women are too often characterized as mistakes. Is it a mistake that a federal judge in Atlanta is still on the bench after a plea deal for abusing his wife?  Reports reveal an estimated 1.3 million women are victims of domestic assault by an intimate partner each year.


What’s Your Take? Why do you think domestic violence remains one of the most chronically underreported crimes?


Sunday, September 21, 2014

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CBS and the NFL made the decision to pull a segment featuring Rihanna singing “Run This Town” from its opening week Thursday Night Football broadcast.  Rihanna was not happy with the decision and made it publicly known.   It was the first Baltimore Ravens game since Ray Rice was indefinitely suspended .The lyrics “Feel it comin' in the air, And the screams from everywhere, I’m addicted to the thrill, It's a dangerous love affair” was considered too controversial considering the allegations of domestic abuse dominating the NFL.


What’s Your Take? Did CBS and the NFL make the right call?

Friday, September 19, 2014

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Several celebrities had their apple accounts hacked into and hackers were able to gain access to leaked nuked photos. Reportedly, hackers gained access from personal cloud accounts. According to experts, “It’s important to remember how the cloud works and that when you sync a device like your Smartphone to the cloud, it creates two copies of files.”  

 
What’s Your Take? Are you concerned that information on your Smartphone may be accessible to hackers?



 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

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The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia , WMXP  95.5 FM in Greenville ,SC ,AMFM 247Network Nationwide and streaming  on Live365.com,Black Talk Radio Network and TanyaFree.com. Text TANYA FREE to 72727 to share your comment and opinions. The podcast  repeats Thursdays at 6pm on May We Help You? Radio Network.

This week’s topics include:
 

  •  Ray Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens and indefinitely suspended by the NFL last week, a reversal of the NFL June announcement of a much criticized two week suspension resulting from his February assault on his then-fiancée (now wife) Janay Rice. Should Roger Goodell’s job be in jeopardy? Will Rice be reinstated?
  •  Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted and surrendered to Texas police on a charge of injury to a child. Peterson allegedly spanked his son with a switch resulting in injuries all over the boy’s body.The running back will not play for the Minnesota Vikings until his legal issues are resolved, the team said early Wednesday.It's a reversal for the Vikings. The team had earlier said that Peterson, who is facing a child abuse charge, would practice this week and could play in Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints
  • Federal judge Mark Fuller accepts plea deal in domestic violence case; could have arrest record expunged. Should he be removed from the bench?


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Several celebrities had their apple accounts hacked into and hackers were able to gain access to leaked nude photos. Reportedly, hackers gained access from personal cloud accounts. According to experts, “It’s important to remember how the cloud works and that when you sync a device like your Smartphone to the cloud, it creates two copies of files.”   
 What’s Your Take? Are you concerned that information on your Smartphone may be accessible to hackers?


 

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