Monday, October 20, 2014

Responding To Ebola

Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has come under sharp fire from congressional leaders after the admitted errors in the handling of Ebola cases. Amid calls from lawmakers  for Dr. Frieden’s resignation, President Obama has appointed Ron Klain as his new  Ebola Response Coordinator or ’Czar’. Klain has served as chief of staff to both Vice President Biden and former Vice President Al Gore.  

Mr. Klain reportedly “comes to the job with strong management credentials, extensive federal government experience overseeing complex operations and has good working relationships with leading members of Congress, as well as senior Obama administration officials, including the president.”

 House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Edward R. Royce has joined many in Congress who have questioned Klain's lack of medical credentials. Klain will report directly to the president’s homeland security adviser, Lisa Monaco, and the president's national security adviser, Susan Rice.”


What’s your Take? Do you think Ron Klain is the right person for the job? Should we be concerned that that our new Ebola Czar isn’t a doctor?



 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

What's Your Take?

A ten year old Pennsylvania boy is being held in the Wayne County Correctional Facility and charged as an adult with criminal homicide, after admitting that he killed a ninety year old woman. Tristen Kurilla told police he was angry at the woman because she had yelled at him when he entered her room. He said he wanted to ask her a question. The boy admitted to grabbing a wooden cane, holding it against 90-year-old Helen Novak's throat for several seconds and punching her in the throat and stomach, according to the police affidavit. Kurilla will reportedly remain in adult prison after his attorney Bernard Brown removed his bail plea due to his parents not being ready to take him into their custody,


What’s Your Take? Do you agree with the decision to hold this child in an adult correctional facility and to face trial as an adult?

 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Weekly Address: What You Need to Know About Ebola

"I want people to understand that the dangers of you contracting Ebola, the dangers of a serious outbreak are extraordinarily low. But we are taking this very seriously at the highest levels of government. We are going to be able to manage this particular situation, but we have to look towards the future. And if we are not responding internationally in an effective way, and if we do not set up the kind of preparedness and training in our public health infrastructure here in the United States, not just for this outbreak, but for future outbreaks, then we could have problems."

– President Obama, October 15, 2014

In this week’s address, the President discussed what the United States is doing to respond to Ebola, both here at home and abroad, and the key facts Americans need to know.

Friday, October 17, 2014

TanyaFree.com /Urban Views Weekly Poll

Recent polling has indicated that national turnout in the midterm elections this fall could be lower than in the past two midterm elections. Republicans reportedly vote at higher rates than resulting in higher scores for Republicans than for Democrats on voter engagement questions.

What’s Your Take? Do you plan to vote on November 4th?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

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This week’s topics include:

  • A recent poll reveals that one-quarter of Americans now view Ebola as a major public health threat to the United States and say they may change their travel plans due to Ebola fears.
  • A different survey found that 58 percent of Americans want a ban on incoming flights from West African countries hardest hit by the virus, such as Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.
  • Brittany Maynard, who in April was given six months to live, intends to end her own life with medication prescribed to her by her doctor – and she wants to make it clear it is NOT suicide


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Recent polling has indicated that national turnout in the midterm elections this fall could be lower than in the past two midterm elections. Republicans reportedly vote at higher rates than resulting in higher scores for Republicans than for Democrats on voter engagement questions.

What’s Your Take? Do you plan to vote on November 4th?

 



 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have you had your "SIP" for the week? The latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment news! Check out "The Sip " Wednesdays on the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show.

Death With Dignity?

Brittany Maynard, who in April was given six months to live, intends to end her own life with medication prescribed to her by her doctor – and she wants to make it clear it is NOT suicide. She and her entire family moved with her to Portland earlier this year so she could have access to Oregon's Death with Dignity Act, which has been in place since late 1997. Since then, 1,173 people have had prescriptions written under the act, and 752 have used them to die.Opponents of the Death with Dignity Act counter with the question that if is dignified and brave for cancer patients to kill themselves, what are you saying about cancer patients who don’t?


What’s Your Take? Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives?

 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Do you view Ebola as a major health threat to America?

A recent poll reveals that one-quarter of Americans now view Ebola as a major public health threat to the United States and say they may change their travel plans due to Ebola fears. A different survey found that 58 percent of Americans want a ban on incoming flights from West African countries hardest hit by the virus, such as Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.


What’s Your Take? Do you view Ebola as a major health threat to America?



 

Thursday, October 09, 2014

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

In a recent study the number of people getting married continues to decline. Twenty percent of adults older than 25, have never married according to Pew Research Center Report. Since 1970, each group of young adults has been less likely to marry than the previous generation.  
      
 How do you feel about marriage? When was the last time you attended a wedding?



 

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Rewind

 

The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show is taking a break this week.Listen On Demand as we rewind to our sprited September 24th broadcast.

 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 .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.



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.