Friday, April 29, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Mother's Day Tribute

Tanya Free and Friends Radio is giving you a chance to salute your mother on air. Let the world know just how great your mother is and what it really means to be a mother. Leave your one minute tribute on our voice mail at (804) 321-1010 or send your tribute to me by email at info@tanyafree.com  or post it here. We will play and read as many tributes as possible on air Wednesday May 4th on the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show @ 2:30pm EST.

One Special Mom will be chosen at random to receive a special gift from one of our sponsors.

Listen in to see if your tribute makes it on the air!

Don’t forget to join the conversation this and every Wednesday @ 2:30pm on the Heart and Soul of the City WCLM 1450 AM in Central Virginia and Tanyafree.com.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Support Tonya McDowell

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

An Hour of Social and Political Straight Talk ! Listen to the Podcast Here on TanyaFree.com!

Listen as Dr. Boyce Watkins joins the conversation  as we discuss President Obama's recent low approval ratings,"The Black Agenda" and more!

Dr. Boyce Watkins is one of the most highly sought after African-American scholars in the world.
Seriously committed to social justice, Dr. Watkins has been an outspoken critic of social and racial inequality.  His fourth book, “What if George Bush were a Black Man?” has been featured in the national media as one of the most riveting statements in modern social commentary.

Dr. Watkins has presented his message to millions, making regular appearances on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, ABC News, BET, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Black Enterprise Magazine and many more national media outlets, and now the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show.



 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Miles Davis

With a career spanning six decades,Miles Dewey Davis is widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Miles was at the forefront of bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, fusion, acid rock, funk and even hip hop over his career. Launching the careers of artists too many to list, the legacy of Miles Davis continues to influence jazz and popular music today.


Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the legacy of the master, Miles Davis.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Discontent within the Party

Low job approval ratings have plagued President Obama over recent weeks, triggering speculation of a possible Presidential nomination challenge from within the Democratic Party.

What do you think is behind the speculation and how do you feel about a challenge to this sitting President from within his own party?

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Have a Good One!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Where is the gratitude?

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

Join the Conversation!


LISTEN TO A PODCAST OF TODAY'S SHOW HERE

Studio Call in Line (804) 231-7685


This week's Topics

Arizona Senator Jon Kyl recently claimed that 90% of Planned Parenthood’s resources were spent on abortions. The actual number is closer to 3%. He later stated that his remarks were “not intended to be factual.”
Why do you think Planned Parenthood and abortions are dominating the budget discussions when current law prevents any federal money from being used on abortions?


Courtney E. Jones, Manager of Grassroots Organizing
Virginia League for Planned Parenthood joins the conversation with Tanya and Friends this week.


Guns in Church? Smoking is prohibited in Virginia bars and restaurants,but guns are not.

Guns on college campuses?  Join the conversation!


Donald Trump is leading some polls for the GOP presidential nomination. Serious candidate or cheap publicity stunt?Our friends respond to this week's poll!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Billy Eckstein

William Clarence ‘Billy‘ Eckstein was an American singer and bandleader, whose smooth baritone broke down barriers during the 1940s,first as leader of his own bop big band and then as a romantic popular singer. Billy’s big band served as a haven for young musicians including Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Art Blakey and Charlie Parker.
Later known for his romantic ballads, he recorded more than a dozen hits in the forties including “My Foolish Heart” and “Bing Crosby’s hit, “I Apologize”. Quincy Jones once said that he looked up to Billy Eckstein as an idol. “I wanted to dress like him, talk like him; pattern my whole life as a musician and as a complete person in the image of dignity that he projected...”
Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the contributions and legacy of  Mr. “B” Billy Eckstein.


 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Stick to the facts

Arizona Senator Jon Kyl recently claimed that 90% of Planned Parenthood’s resources were spent on abortions. The actual number is closer to 3%. He later stated that his remarks were “not intended to be factual.” 

Why do you think Planned Parenthood and abortions are dominating the budget discussions when current law prevents any federal money from being used on abortions?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

"President Obama's Framework for $4 Trillion in Deficit Reduction"

www.tanyafree.com“President 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Listen to the Podcast! Mike Lux of American Family Voices Joins the Conversation

Listen to the podcast here on TanyaFree.com

Social and Political Straight Talk

This Week Topics

Mike Lux, President of American Family Voices joins the conversation to provide updates on GOP plans to cut funding for the EPA, proposed changes to last year’s banking reforms  and how the 2012 GOP budget proposed by Paul Ryan will affect the working class and those on Medicare and Medicaid.

Question of the Week
The birther movement has received rejuvenation from Presidential hopeful Donald Trump.  According to a recent poll, 51% of likely GOP voters believe that President Obama was born in another country and another 21% are not sure.
Why do you think this issue is still drawing traction, long after the Obama campaign released a birth certificate in 2008 indicating he was born in Hawaii?

 Poll Question
Do you agree with the 46% of GOP voters in a recent Mississippi poll that interracial marriage should be illegal?

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

First Lady of Song

Known for a vocal range spanning three octaves, Newport News VA, born Ella Fitzgerald  was the winner of thirteen Grammy awards over her 59 year recording career and the recipient of both the National Medal of Art and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Ella sold more than 40 million albums in a stellar career with a voice described as flexible, wide ranging and ageless. Tanya Free and Friends salute the contributions and legacy of  Ms. Ella Jane Fitzgerald

Monday, April 11, 2011

Won't Let It Go

The birther movement has received rejuvenation from Presidential hopeful Donald Trump.  According to a recent poll, 51% of likely GOP voters believe that President Obama was born in another country and another 21% are not sure.

Why do you think this issue is still drawing traction, long after the Obama campaign released a birth certificate in 2008 indicating he was born in Hawaii?

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Cheaper than cheap

Check out Wassup on www.tanyafree.com 

Thursday, April 07, 2011

"Hole in the Head"

Thanks to my friend Reggie Howell for sharing!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast


Listen to a podcast of today's show here on Tanyafree.com

Government shutdown? What will it mean for us?

TanyaFree.com Question of the Week!

Arizona’s flat tax proposal has triggered debate of whether a single tax rate would stimulate economic growth or whether it would hurt the poor and working poor, who now in many cases pay little or no taxes. How do you feel about a single flat tax for all working Americans?

Kimberly Rhodes of Kimberly Rhodes Accounting and Consultants joins Tanya and Friends for the discussion!
 
Have you responded to theTanyaFree.com  poll question?

Do you think corporal punishment, which is reportedly allowed in twenty states, is an appropriate form of discipline or should the practice of paddling be banned?

Who was the Grammy award winning African American Folk artist that didn’t begin her career until age 65?
Find out during the TanyaFree.com Living Life With a Purpose 365 Moment

Shaka Smart stays at VCU! New Coaches at VSU and VUU!

CALL US AND JOIN THE CONVERSATION !POST YOUR COMMENT @TANYAFREE.COM,FACEBOOK AND TWITTER



 

Elizabeth Cotten

Singer,storyteller,composer,guitarist,banjo player and Grammy Award winner Libby Cotten worked as a houskeeper for decades before beginning a performing carrer at age 67.Her many works,including the folk classic"Freight Train" have been recorded by groups as diverse as the Greatful Dead and peter Paul and Mary. This icon of folk music continued to perform until her death at age 95.

(Courtesy) Lanker, Brian (1999). I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America. New York: Stewart, Tabori and Chang. ISBN 1556709234

Monday, April 04, 2011

One for All

Arizona’s flat tax proposal has triggered debate of whether a single tax rate would stimulate economic growth or whether it would hurt the poor and working poor, who now in many cases pay little or no taxes.

How do you feel about a single flat tax rate for all working Americans?

Friday, April 01, 2011

"Destroying a way of life" - seriously?

Check out today’s Wassup and share your comments or thoughts on any subject.       www.tanyafree,com