Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Podcast!

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Listen to the PODCAST HERE on TanyaFree.com!

 W. Kent Ruffin,Publisher of Soul of Virginia Magazine joins the conversation this week!



This week’s topics include:

The GOP “No Tax Pledge”and the mastermind behind the movement, Grover Norquist.

Florida A&M Band rocked by a suspected hazing death.

Question of the Week


The Occupy Wall Street Movement continues to raise questions and add to the public debate over whether 24/7 camps in public spaces is protected freedom of assembly. Recent rulings in New York and other cities have resulted in restrictions and evictions.

How do you feel about the evictions and do you think they are an infringement of the protesters’ First Amendment rights?

Poll Question

The failure of the Super 12 Debt Committee was hardly a surprise, considering the steadfast political gridlock in Washington. The sticking point continues to be the need for continued tax breaks for the wealthiest of individuals.

Should tax breaks for millionaires be allowed to continue?
Living Life With A Purpose!

Who was the American singer and bandleader known for his hit “I Apologize”?

Find out during the TanyaFree.com “Living Life With a Purpose 365 Moment

 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Protected?

The Occupy Wall Street Movement continues to raise questions and add to the public debate over whether 24/7 camps in public spaces is protected freedom of assembly. Recent rulings in New York and other cities have resulted in restrictions and evictions.


How do you feel about the evictions and do you think they are an infringement of the protesters’ First Amendment rights?



 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The failure of the Super 12 Debt Committee was hardly a surprise, considering the steadfast political gridlock in Washington. The sticking point continues to be the need for continued tax breaks for the wealthiest of individuals.


Should tax breaks for millionaires be allowed to continue?



 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Be Safe and Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

Listen to the podcast HERE on TanyaFree.com

This week’s topics:

Thanksgiving Day, celebrated in America since 1863, is a time set aside for reflection and giving thanks for our many gifts and blessings, even in these times of strained resources and economic uncertainty.
What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving? 

Many families have been forced to scale back Thanksgiving plans and travel this year due to economic conditions. Has the economy affected your plans this year?

Living Life With A Purpose!

Vickie Neilson joins the conversation to extend an invitation to the less fortunate, elderly and those who would otherwise spend Thanksgiving alone in Central Virginia to attend the Giving Heart Community Thanksgiving Feast this Thursday.

Authors Carol Griffin, Keith Houchen and Anthony Singleton stop by to discuss their new book CornerStories, a place where tales of horror, Sci-Fi, suspense and fantasy are weaved to entertain, delight and scare you.



 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Give Thanks

Thanksgiving Day, celebrated in America since 1863, is a time for reflection and giving thanks for our many gifts and blessings, even in these times of strained resources and economic uncertainty.
 What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving?

 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Many families have been forced to scale back Thanksgiving plans and travel this year due to economic conditions.

Has the economy affected your plans this year?

 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Bert Jackson

Virginia born Bert Jackson was a winner.  With knee injuries, collegiate athletics weren’t an option for Jackson.  Fortunately, he always had an affinity for cars, especially 1967, 68, and 69 Camaros.  For two decades, while operating Bert’s Towing, Jackson maintained Teal Green Racing, before joining the E Love Racing Team in 2004. Bert became a trailblazer in the American Drag Racing League.
 

Known for its signature professional paint jobs, the cars were immaculately painted purple.  On September 9, 2011, Bert Jackson started what would be his final race.  He died as a result of an accident on the track at the Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina.

Bert Jackson is remembered for more than just his competitive prowess on the track.   Fellow racers and crew members remember him for his great smile…win, lose, or draw…his positive spirit, and his contagious generosity.  

Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the legacy of Bert Jackson.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show


This week’s topics:

Our legal consultant Attorney Alex Taylor joins the converstion this week to discuss the ramifications of the Penn State Child Sex Abuse Scandal.



Thousands of supporters of Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno have protested his firing, despite the fact that he  failed to report allegations of the rape of a young boy to police in 2002.The State Police Commissioner has described Paterno’s actions as a lapse in “moral responsibility”.

How do you feel about the University’s response to the scandal so far?
Penn State made the decision not to cancel the final football game of the season after the revelation of alleged child sex abuse and cover up by university officials and athletic staff.

Was business as usual the correct response? 

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

 

Living Life With A Purpose!

Who was the Virginia born race car driver known for his success in the American Drag Racing League?

Find out during the TanyaFree.com “Living Life With a Purpose 365 Moment

Monday, November 14, 2011

What's Going On?

Thousands of supporters of Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno have protested his firing, despite the fact that he  failed to report allegations of the rape of a young boy to police in 2002.The State Police Commissioner has described Paterno’s actions as a lapse in “moral responsibility”.

How do you feel about the University’s response to the scandal so far?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Penn State made the decision not to cancel the final football game of the season after the revelation of alleged child sex abuse and cover up by university officials and athletic staff.

Was business as usual the correct response?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Debra Gaines and Mishonda Cobb who will each receive a pair of tickets to "An Evening With Dick Gregory"

Thanks to Urban Views Weekly for sponsoring this Give-Away!

We still have a few General Admission tickets available.Get yours now at Plan 9 in Carytown and at the door (if available)

Dick Gregory

Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory's early surroundings of poverty and violence influenced him to stand up for civil rights.  Beginning in the mid sixties, he became more involved in struggles for civil rights, economic reform, and anti-drug issues, just to name a few. Dick Gregory used his comedic gift and social satire to change the way white Americans perceived African American comedians, resulting in compliments from some of the highest leaders in the world.  He is known as one of the first comedians to successfully perform for both black and white audiences.  Dick Gregory expanded the title of African American comedian, by running for public office including running for mayor of Chicago in 1967 and running for President of the United States in 1968.  Gregory's devotion to revealing truths helped moved the U.S. Assassinations Committee to investigate the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and John F. Kennedy.  Gregory continues his fight for truth and justice with wit and comedy as his sword and shield.

Tanya free and Friends Radio honors the contributions of Mr. Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory.



 

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

Comedian and Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory  joins the conversation this week for another installment of Ask Dick Gregory!  Mr. Gregory will give us a preview of what we can expect when he heads to Richmond Friday for his performance at the Historic Byrd Theatre.

 

Listen to today's show on demand HERE www.tanyafree.com

Can’t listen Live? No problem! A podcast of each week’s show is available @ TanyaFree.com by 9pmET every Wednesday night. 

Monday, November 07, 2011

Who Would Have Thought?

Who would have thought GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain would take the lead over the much ballyhooed Rick Perry and would wind up in a dead heat in the polls with Mitt Romney despite allegations of sexual misconduct?

How do you feel about Herman Cain and do you think he will be the eventual nominee? 

 

Sunday, November 06, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Passengers aboard five JetBlue flights were reportedly stranded on the tarmac in Connecticut for more than 7 hours, some without food, water and operating restroom facilities.

How likely are you to be traveling by air during the upcoming holidays?

 

Friday, November 04, 2011

An Evening With Dick Gregory

The Urban League of Greater Richmond is proud to announce “An Evening with Dick Gregory”.  This unforgettable evening, produced by Freedom Marketing, will benefit the Urban League’s Professional Development Programs with a portion of the net proceeds.  Dick Gregory, activist, philosopher, comedian, and author will perform at the Historic Byrd Theater on November 11, 2011 at 7:30pm.  
Dick Gregory is eternally relevant and a beacon for social justice.  He personifies resilience in the fight for equality and has been steadfast in his commitment to change the racial and economic climates in America. Dick Gregory was on the frontline in the sixties during the Civil Rights Era; today he continues to be a "drum major for justice and equality."
Like Mr. Gregory, the Urban League of Greater Richmond serves as an advocate for all underserved individuals, families, and communities.  Where there are service gaps in our communities, the Urban League strives to fill those gaps.

Tickets available online @ www.freedommarketingevents.com.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Dorothy Irene Height

Dorothy Irene Height was an educator and leader of the African American and Women’s Rights Movement. Ms. Height, born in Richmond Virginia , had a career in civil rights that spanned over 80 years, from anti-lynching protests in the early 1930’s to the inauguration of President Obama in 2009.Considered to be one of the “Big Six” ,and only woman of the civil rights movement, with Dr.King, James Farmer, John Lewis, A. Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins and Whitney Young.
Ms. Height served as National President of Delta Sigma Theta from 1947-1957,President of the National Council of Negro Women from 1957 -1997 and founded the National Women’s Political Caucus in 1971 alongside Shirley Chisolm, Gloria Steinham and others. She received numerous awards in her career including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.
Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the legacy of Ms. Dorothy Irene Height.


 

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

Listen to the podcast HERE on TanyaFree.com

 This week’s topics:

Michele Nash-Hoff, author of “Can American Manufacturing Be Saved? Why We Should and How We Can” joins the conversation to answer our question of the week:



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?       

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?

Who was the Richmond Virginia native who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and  Congressional Gold Medal?