Monday, October 31, 2011

Trading Places

Despite the number of American jobs lost as a result of previous U.S. trade agreements, Congress has recently passed free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama in what Washington believes will stimulate the economy and have a favorable impact on the job market.  
What do you think? How do you feel about these free trade agreements?  

    

Sunday, October 30, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Ever feel as though someone is watching you? Well, a recent patent application could lead to mini cameras installed in your car’s highway toll EZ passes.

How concerned are you about Big Brother?

 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, organized in 1925, was America’s first African American Labor Union to receive a charter in the American Federation of Labor. The Brotherhood was formed when a small group of porters went to A. Philip Randolph and sought his help in the creation of a union of porters. Randolph was the publisher of The Messenger, a newspaper that campaigned for black rights. The union struggled for twelve years, even threatening a strike, before forcing the Pullman Company to agree to a labor contract in 1937.
99 year old retired Pullman porter, Linus J. Scott stated “We went through miles of smiles and years of struggle.”

Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the legacy of the “Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters”


 


 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

Listen to the podcast HERE!

This week’s topics:

Is It Time?

On the heels of the demise Muammar Qaddafi, President Obama announced the planned withdrawal of troops from Iraq by year’s end. Republican Senator Lindsay Graham has stated that the decision to pull out of Iraq is a serious mistake.

What do you think?  Is it time to bring the troops home?
The consumer price index continues to rise with escalating gas and food prices according to the National Labor Department. Unfortunately, reports indicate the same cannot be said about wage increases.
When was the last time you had a salary or wage increase?

Check out Michael Lind's article "Iraq War:Mission Failed"
 

Join the conversation!
What was America’s first African American Labor Union to receive a charter in the American Federation of Labor?
Find out during the Tanyafree.com 365 Moment!


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Monday, October 24, 2011

Is It Time?

On the heels of the demise Muammar Qaddafi, President Obama announced the planned withdrawal of troops from Iraq by year’s end. Republican Senator Lindsay Graham has stated that the decision to pull out of Iraq is a serious mistake.

What do you think?  Is it time to bring the troops home?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The consumer price index continues to rise with escalating gas and food prices according to the National Labor Department. Unfortunately, reports indicate the same cannot be said about wage increases.

When was the last time you had a salary or wage increase?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Women to the back - What !?!!!

Check out today’s ‘Wassup’ story and share your comments. www.tanyafree.com 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

We are taking a break this week but we will be taking your comments 24/7 @ Tanyafree.com and on our 24 hour hotline @ 804 321 1010.Take a moment to check out the podcast of our May 25th show when we tackled the issue of how and whether we can both support and criticize the President.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Power In Numbers

The “Occupy Wall Street” movement and mounting solidarity against corporate greed and social inequality continues to grow and has now gone global. Current GOP Presidential frontrunner Herman Cain described the protesters as “jealous Americans who play the victim card” and want to take somebody else”s Cadillac.
What do you think about movement? Do you plan to get involved? 

         

 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Sex Education classes will be mandated in New York City Public Schools for the first time in nearly two decades .The curriculum includes lessons on how to use a condom and the appropriate age for sexual activity. Opposition from religious groups is mounting as the national debate grows over what schools should teach students about sex.
How do you feel? Should sex education be mandated in public schools?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth

Alabama native and civil rights activist, Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth was born Freddie Lee Robinson, later taking the name of his stepfather William N. Shuttlesworth. Shuttlesworth is credited as one of the co founders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Despite the bombing of his home, beatings and being a victim of police brutality, Shuttlesworth was relentless in leading the fight against segregation and racism in Alabama.

Shuttlesworth vowed to “kill segregation or be killed by it?”

Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the legacy of Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

Apologies to many of you who tried to listen live today. WCLM's live feed and internet stream were both interrupted during the show.. Aftershocks in Central Virginia and worldwide Blackberry outages! Wow,but the show must go on!

Listen  to the rebroadcast here  on TanyaFree.com!

This week’s topics:
A look back at last night’s Republican debate.

                   

Why is Herman Cain being dismissed by the press while continuing to lead in many of the polls?

Jobs Jobs Jobs! The President’s job bill appears to be  dead in the water.What's next? Are you better off? President Obama conceded that “American people are not better off  than they were four years ago.”  The President’s transparency may be a day late and a dollar short. What does the President need to do to turn the economy around?   

Raising fees seem to be the name of the game in banking. How will the new debit card and higher checking account fees affect the way you bank?


 

What civil rights activist  vowed to “kill segregation or be killed by it”?
Find out during the Tanyafree.com 365 Moment!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Better Off?

President Obama conceded that “American people are not better off  than they were four years ago.”  The President’s transparency may be a day late and a dollar short.

What does the President need to do to turn the economy around?   

Sunday, October 09, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Raising fees seem to be the name of the game in banking. How will the new debit card and higher checking account fees affect the way you bank?

Saturday, October 08, 2011

John Coltrane

Jazz pioneer John William Coltrane, also known as Trane pioneered the use of modes in jazz and was at the forefront of free jazz after dominating the world of bebop and hard bop earlier in his career. He was prolific, organizing at least fifty recording sessions as a leader during his career, and appeared as a sideman on many other albums including sessions with Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk.
Born September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina, John Coltrane was always surrounded by music. His father played several instruments sparking Coltrane’s study of E-flat horn and clarinet.
The John Coltrane Quartet created some of the most innovative and expressive music in Jazz history including the hit albums: "My Favorite Things," "Africa Brass," " Impressions," " Giant Steps," and his monumental work "A Love Supreme" which attests to the power, glory, love, and greatness of God.
 

Tanya  Free and Friends Radio honors the legacy of John Coltrane.

An Evening With Dick Gregory

Reserve your seat today!

 

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

Join the Conversation!

Listen to a rebroadcast of today's show Here on TanyaFree.com!

This week’s topics:

The “Occupy Wall Street" movement against corporate greed and social inequality continues to grow and has garnered support from a diverse group including celebrities and demonstrators from across the political spectrum.

Why do you think this movement has been ignored for the most part by the mainstream media?
 
The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki by U.S. counterterrorism forces has generated condemnation from civil liberties groups. Should the government have the authority to assassinate an American citizen, without trial or due process?


Reverend Herman "Skip" Mason, Jr., the 33rd General(national) President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.joins the conversation to preview the upcoming Association for the Study of African American Life and History Conference this week in Richmond Virginia.


Who was the prolific jazz saxophonist  credited with being  at the forefront of free jazz?
Find out during the Tanyafree.com 365 Moment!

Monday, October 03, 2011

Two Weeks And Counting

The “Occupy Wall Street" movement against corporate greed and social inequality continues to grow and has garnered support from a diverse group including celebrities and demonstrators from across the political spectrum.

Why do you think this movement has been ignored for the most part by the mainstream media?

Sunday, October 02, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki by U.S. counterterrorism forces has generated condemnation from civil liberties groups.

Should the government have the authority to assassinate an American citizen, without trial or due process?