Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends

We unfortunately will not be able to broadcast the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show  and our regular segments on Sirius/XM this week.

The double whammy of an earthquake and hurricane in the past few days have wreaked havoc on the schedules and facilities of both WCLM Radio in Central Virginia and Sirius/XM in New York .

Stay in touch with us this week on FACEBOOK and Twitter! We  of course welcome your comments and opinions to our posts 24/7 here @ TanyaFree.com and our Voice Mail Hot Line @ 804 321 1010

Take a minute to  catch up on some of our archived shows here on TanyaFree.com.Just click the WASSUP Link to the left and scroll through our Wednesday posts.

 

Until next time,remember to always "Live Life With A Purpose" and "Be Free"!

 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

A recent poll has Texas Governor Rick Perry in front of the pack for the 2012 GOP nomination.

Who do you think will be the eventual GOP Presidential nominee?

 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Barbara Clementine Harris

Barbara Clementine Harris  was the first woman to become a bishop in the Anglican Church. Prior to joining the ministry, Harris was a corporate public relations executive in Philadelphia.  Despite her corporate job, Harris was very active in civil rights issues, and traveled to places like Mississippi to participate in freedom rides, marches, and voter registrations in the sixties.  In 1979, Harris was ordained a deacon and later a priest in 1980. Harris was ordained Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts on February 11, 1989 and was met with wide news coverage and controversy. Harris received constant death threats and despite being urged to wear a bullet-proof vest to her ordination, she refused.   As an African American woman, Harris was outspoken on issues of race and gender in church and society however, she made it clear that her work and ministry would  not be limited to just those issues.   She retired in 2002 and served part-time on the staff of the Diocese of Washington, D.C.

Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the accomplishments of Barbara Clementine Harris

 

 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast



Listen to the PODCAST HERE on TanyaFree.com

President Obama’s approval rating is at an all time low. With a steep decline in economic confidence a few members within his own party are calling for a Democratic Primary Challenge.

Time for a 2012 Democratic Primary?

Karen Bernal and Sharon Kyle from The California Democratic Progressive Caucus will join the conversation to discuss a resolution in support of a possible 2012 Democratic Presidential Primary Challenge.

Should Congress ratify the Korea Free Trade Agreement? Could it lead to more Americans on the unemployment rolls?

Michele Nash-Hoff, author of “Can American Manufacturing Be Saved? Why we should and how we can” joins the conversation this week.

Living Life With A Purpose!

Who was the first woman ordained a bishop in the Episcopal Church in the United States?

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


Monday, August 22, 2011

Presidential Wake-up Call?

President Obama’s approval ratings have hit an all time low according to a recent poll. With a steep decline in economic confidence, a few members within his own party are calling for a Democratic Primary Challenge.

Should President Obama face a primary challenge? If yes, what challenger (s) would you support?



 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Too Graphic?

Lawsuits were recently filed by tobacco companies against the federal government alleging that the newly mandated graphic warning labels on cigarette packages unconstitutionally infringe on the companies" rights.

Are these warning labels too graphic?

Friday, August 19, 2011

Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley----- Born in 1952 to a Jewish mother and African American father,  grew up in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The high racial conflicts flaring though L.A. during Mosley's childhood would later motivate him to speak out about racial inequalities in the U.S. through his fiction novels.  Mosley's fame increased in 1992 when President Bill Clinton named Mosley as one of his favorite authors. Known for more than 34 critically acclaimed books, Mosley has had enormous success, two of his books have been made into films or television specials including his first published book, Devil in a Blue Dress, which was the basis of the1995 movie starring Denzel Washington.   

Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the accomplishments of Walter Mosley.



 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

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

The flash mob phenomenon that started out as an outlet for creative expression through spontaneous performances has now turned into violent riots and looting in cities spanning the globe from London to Philadelphia.

These incidents have been described as everything from political unrest to race riots.   A lot of attention has been placed on Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s response to the flash mobs that included the message that Black youth have damaged their race.

Is it really about race? What’s really behind these flash mobs?

Reverend Kevin Johnson, Senior Pastor of Bright Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia will join the conversation this week to discuss his recent Philly.com OP/ED article,”Tackle The Real Reason For Flash Mobs

 

Who is the author described as one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today?

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

Monday, August 15, 2011

What's Going On?

The flash mob phenomenon that started out as an outlet for creative expression through spontaneous performances has now turned into violent riots and looting in cities spanning the globe from London to Philadelphia.

These incidents have been described as everything from political unrest to race riots.  What do you think is really behind the surge in violence and what needs to happen?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

A recent survey revealed that 64% of Americans are without the means to handle an unexpected $1000 expense.

Do you have savings or other means to handle a $1000 emergency?

 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer, the granddaughter of slaves and the youngest of 20 siblings, worked in the cotton fields of Mississippi at the age of 6.  

Hamer became involved in the fight for political and social justice in the early sixties with the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee. Despite the risk of jail or even death, Hamer continued to speak out and register people to vote. She once reflected in her later years, "The only thing they could do to me was to kill me, and it seemed like they'd been trying to do that a little bit at a time ever since I could remember."

Her accomplishments included co founding the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in 1963 and mounting a Congressional campaign in 1964.

Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the legacy of Ms. Fannie Lou Hamer.

 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Join the Conversation!

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

Our friend Mike Lux, President of Progressive Strategies, LLC and author of  "The Progressive Revolution :How the Best in America Came to Be"joins us this week to talk about the winners and losers in the debt ceiling debate, repercussions of the S & P downgrade and what’s happening on Wall Street.

 

Minimal national media attention has been given to the historic recall elections in Wisconsin. Several State Senators on both sides of the aisle are at risk due to outrage over the repeal of collective bargaining rights of public employee unions, signed into law by Governor Walker.

Why do you think these elections have been largely ignored by much of the media outside of the State of Wisconsin, especially considering the reported $30 million dollars that has poured from the outside to influence the outcome?  

Who was the Mississippi civil rights leader and activist known for the quote “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired?

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


 

Monday, August 08, 2011

Minimal Exposure

Minimal national media attention has been given to the historic recall elections in Wisconsin. Several State Senators on both sides of the aisle are at risk due to outrage over the repeal of collective bargaining rights of public employee unions, signed into law by Governor Walker.

Why do you think these elections have been largely ignored by much of the media outside of the State of Wisconsin, especially considering the reported $30 million dollars that has poured from the outside to influence the outcome?  

Sunday, August 07, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

A Pennsylvania restaurant recently announced a ban of children under the age of 6. Other businesses have already implemented similar practices. 

 How do you feel? Do you find the ban offensive? 

 

Friday, August 05, 2011

Kudos Governor

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

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela – raised by royalty, was groomed at a young age for leadership. Being the first member of his family to receive a formal education, Mandela became active in the fight against racism while attending college. Leading the charge of an anti apartheid movement resulted in Mandela serving 27 years in prison in South Africa. After release, Mandela led the negotiations to a multi-racial democracy that resulted in his election as their first Black President.      

Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the legacy of Nelson Mandela.     

  

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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Today's topics include:

What was the debt ceiling debate really about? Difference in Ideology or something a lot more personal?

How do you feel about Washington’s ability or inability to govern and their handling of the debt ceiling deb

 Will the influence of the Tea Party in the GOP lead to even more gridlock?

Another apology from a member of Congress for his racist "Tar Baby" comment!

Who is the South African leader that has been the recipient of more than 250 awards for his commitment to peace and social justice?

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

Radio Legend and WCLM Morning Drive Host Big John Trimble joins the conversation to discuss his upcoming “Virginia Has Talent Contest”

Monday, August 01, 2011

Temperatures Rising

Sweltering triple digit temperatures coupled with the heated debt ceiling debate in Washington have put the country on edge. It is now August 1st and speculation of financial Armageddon still looms in the minds of some economists.

 How do you feel about Washington’s ability or inability to govern and their handling of the debt ceiling debacle?