Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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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:

  •    Enhanced Interrogation or Torture? Do you agree with Dick Cheney that the techniques were effective and necessary for national security?
  •   Bill Cosby expects neutrality from Black Press
  •    Chicago Teen Dies defending twin brother
  •   Fox News Host Thinks Bad Parenting is the Black Community’s Real Issue/Not Racism


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Nearly six in 10 Americans (57%) say they are satisfied with the total cost they pay for healthcare according to a recent poll. How about you?

Are you satisfied with your healthcare costs?



 

Monday, December 15, 2014

2014 At A Glance! What's Your Take?

This is the time of year that we look back at some of the topics that we have discussed on the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show this year. We have covered a wide range of people and topics including Donald Sterling and the NBA, how the NFL dealt with its first openly gay player as well as domestic abuse and child abuse within its ranks. We tackled same sex marriage and legalized pot and debated immigration reform, voter suppression and the role of the Church in our community .Our listeners and panelists critiqued the Obama administration’s response to LGBT and Latino Communities and the perceived lack of response to the needs of the African American community.
The names of   Jordan Davis, Marissa Alexander, Michael Giles, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Ezell Ford, Cary Ball Jr.,Tamir Rice and countless others will forever be remembered as examples of how much work is yet to do to achieve true justice and equality. We were encouraged by the nationwide protests against police brutality and unequal justice while questioning whether these protests are a sustainable course of action.I am reminded of our heated debate over Justice Clarence Thomas’ statements earlier in the year that suggested that some of us are are too sensitive about race. Are we? That conversation will definitely continue in the coming year.


What do you think were the top 3 news stories of the year and who you would nominate as the Tanya Free and Friends Person of the Year.



 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Enhanced Interrogation or Torture?

The report released by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence discloses new details about the C.I.A.’s torture practices. The effectiveness of enhanced interrogation techniques including waterboarding has been called into question The CIA even reportedly described rectal rehydration a "well acknowledged medical technique.” The report states that the C.I.A. never produced an accurate count or list of those it had detained or subjected to brutal interrogation techniques and at least 26 detainees were wrongfully held and did not meet the government’s standard for detention.
 
The timing of the release of the report has been criticized by conservatives. Even though most of these techniques have since been outlawed, the debate over the necessity of these techniques at that time to ensure homeland security continues.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said of the methods “I'd do it again in a minute,” "It worked, it absolutely worked."

What’s Your Take? Enhanced Interrogation or Torture? Do you agree with Dick Cheney that " Enhanced Interrogation Techniques" were effective and necessary for national security?

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Giving Thanks for Our Troops

In this week’s address, the President thanks the men and women in uniform who serve and sacrifice to protect the freedom, prosperity, and security that we all enjoy as Americans.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The'SIP" with Coffee Black

Have You Had Your "SIP" for the Week?

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Polling consistently shows that blacks and whites have very different views about many aspects of race — from confidence in the police to progress on racial equality. For example, 48% of whites said a lot of progress has been made compared with 32% of blacks. The divide widens further when the question is: How much more needs to be done in order to achieve racial equality?


What’s Your Take? How would you define our progress towards racial equality?



 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends

Listen To The Podcast Here

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:

 

  • President Barack Obama wants to see more police wearing cameras to help build trust between the public and police. He has requested $75 million in federal funds for body camera technology. Will body cameras reduce instances of racial profiling and police brutality?
  • After the demonstrations wane and the cable news channels move on to the next big story, the problem of unequal justice will still be with us. How do we address unequal justice in America long term?    
  • The mother of 12 year Tamir Rice seeks a wrongful death lawsuit inCleveland.



TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

 Polling consistently shows that blacks and whites have very different views about many aspects of race — from confidence in the police to progress on racial equality. For example, 48% of whites said a lot of progress has been made compared with 32% of blacks. The divide widens further when the question is: How much more needs to be done in order to achieve racial equality?
What’s Your Take? How would you define our progress towards racial equality?

 

 



 

Monday, December 08, 2014

What's Next?

There has been civil disobedience and peaceful protests from coast to coast and around the world in support of the family of Eric Garner and several cases of killings of unarmed Blacks by police officers. Thousands of demonstrators have continued their shouts for an end to widespread and unchecked police brutality. New York protesters chants of “ I can’t breathe” and a “Die In” at  Macy’s  have been replicated  in cities nationwide since the grand jury decision not to indict in the death of Eric Garner .  
 
What’s your Take?  What’s next? After the demonstrations wane and the cable news channels move on to the next big story, the problem of unequal justice will still be with us. How do we address unequal justice in America long term?    

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Are Body Cameras The Answer?

The failure to indict the New York City police officer whose chokehold killing of  Eric Garner captured on video has called to question the use of police body cameras to deter police brutality and racial profiling.An Ohio grand jury failed to indict the police officers who killed John Crawford in a Walmart last September where he had picked up an air rifle from the shelf. And earlier this year, a man in Oklahoma stopped breathing in a movie theater parking lot after several police officers forced him to the ground when he refused to hand over his ID.President Obama requested $75 million in federal funds for body camera technology to deter  these types of incidents.


What’s Your Take? Will body cameras reduce instances of racial profiling and police  brutality?



 

Saturday, December 06, 2014

I Can't Breathe --- How About You?

BROADWAY STARS SEND A MESSAGE ABOUT POLICE VIOLENCE AND THE KILLING OF ERIC GARNER

WalkRunFly Productions (Warren Adams & Brandon Victor Dixon) partnered with poet Daniel J. Watts, and over 100 Broadway stars, directors, producers, musicians, choreographers, designers and technicians in Times Square to send a message about violence and the killing of Eric Gardner.