Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Join the conversation !  What's your take?
WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia @ 2pmET and  ON DEMAND HERE @  www.tanyafree.com



Tanya's Black History Month Special

This week’s topics include:

  • New voter ID laws in Virginia have been described as a throwback to Jim Crow era politics. Voters who fail to bring required ID will receive a provisional ballot that will be vetted AFTER the election.  Preventing voter fraud or suppressing the minority vote?
  •   Has integration hindered Black business and prosperity?
  •   Country Music DJ Hall of Fame and WCLM Radio Morning radio host Big John Trimble joins the conversation to share the contributions of African Americans in the history of country music.

Living Life With A Purpose!

  • Who is the father of Black History?

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

 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Deserved?

GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has criticized President Obama for his formal apology after copies of the Quran were found burned in a garbage pit on a US airfield in Afghanistan stating “he is consistently apologizing to people who do not deserve the apology of the President of the United States period”.

How do feel about the apology?

 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

A recent poll  revealed that Americans consider Iran as the top enemy of the United States.

Do you agree? What country do you feel is the greatest threat to the United States today?



 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni, born in Knoxville Tennessee is an American poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. Her primary focus is on the individual and the power one has to make a difference in oneself and in the lives of others. Giovanni’s poetry expresses strong racial pride, respect for family, and her own experiences as a daughter, civil rights activist, and mother. She is currently a distinguished professor of English at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg Virginia.


Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the contributions of Nikki Giovanni.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Listen to the Podcast Here on TanyaFree.com!

This week’s topics include:

  • Santorum describes President Obama's "Phony Theology"
  • FAIR AND EQUAL?
    The State of Virginia, on the heels of a bill that would require women to undergo an invasive vaginal ultrasound prior to an abortion is also considering the granting of personhood to fertilized eggs and rights to “unborn children at every stage of development”
  • LINSANITY
    Boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr recently tweeted  "Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he's Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don't get the same praise.

 Living Life With A Purpose!

  • Who is the acclaimed poet and activist whose primary focus has been on the individual and the power to make a difference in the lives of others?

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

Monday, February 20, 2012

Fair and Equal?

The State of Virginia, on the heels of a bill that would require women to undergo an invasive vaginal ultrasound prior to an abortion is also considering the granting of personhood to fertilized eggs and rights to “unborn children at every stage of development”

What do you think? Regardless of your opinion of abortion, are women’s rights being trampled in the goal to provide equal rights for the unborn?


Sunday, February 19, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr recently tweeted  "Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he's Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don't get the same praise,"
How do you feel about the comment?  Fair assessment or racist jab?



 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Whitney Houston

An American singer, actress, producer, mother and model, Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born on August 9, 1963. She began singing in church at an early age, and as a teenager  worked as a backup studio singer and featured vocalist with acts including Chaka Khan and the Neville Brothers. It wasn't long before Whitney's talent was brought to the attention of Clive Davis.  Her accolades include two Emmy Awards, six Grammy Awards, thirty Billboard Music Awards, and twenty-two American Music Awards. Whitney was one of the world's best selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide.  Houston will forever be remembered for her majestic voice and regal image.

Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the legacy and contributions of Whitney Houston.


 Whitney Houston has died

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Join the Conversation! New Time! Listen to the podcast HERE on TanyaFree.com

What's your take? Leave us your comment here.

 

This week’s topics include:

•    How do you feel about Actor Samuel L Jackson’s claims that he voted for President Obama in 2008 "because he was black?" Jackson argues that Obama's positions on issues were not a factor in his choice.

•    New voter ID laws in Virginia have been described as a throwback to Jim Crow era politics. Voters who fail to bring required ID will receive a provisional ballot that will be vetted AFTER the election.  Democrats have challenged the evidence of substantial voter fraud. What do you think? Preventing voter fraud or suppressing the minority vote?


•    President Obama announced a policy shift Friday that religious employers would essentially be exempt from the requirement to offer free contraceptives to workers. Insurance companies would now be required to reach out and offer contraceptive care to employees of religious institutions free of charge. How do feel about the compromise?

Living Life With A Purpose!


•    Who was the American singer and actress cited by Guinness World Records as the most awarded female act of all time? Find out during the TanyaFree.com “Living Life With a Purpose 365 Moment”


 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Throwback?

New voter ID laws in Virginia have been described as a throwback to Jim Crow era politics. Voters who fail to bring required ID will receive a provisional ballot that will be vetted AFTER the election.  Democrats have challenged the evidence of substantial voter fraud. What do you think?

Preventing voter fraud or suppressing the minority vote?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

President Obama announced a policy shift Friday that religious employers would essentially be exempt from the requirement to offer free contraceptives to workers. Insurance companies would now be required to reach out and offer contraceptive care to employees of religious institutions free of charge.

How do feel about the compromise?

 

Whitney Houston

In Remembrance

Friday, February 10, 2012

What happened to customer service? Unbelievable!!!

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

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Ron Brown

Ronald Harmon "Ron" Brown  was born in Washington, D.C. and was raised in Harlem, New York. Brown attended Middlebury College where he became the first African-American member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, a national men's collegiate fraternity. Upon graduating, Brown joined the army and later obtained a law degree from St. John's Univeristy.  In 1988, Ron Brown headed Jesse L. Jackson's convention team at the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta and the following year, Brown was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee. In 1993, Ron Brown was appointed by President Clinton to the position of Secretary of Commerce and became the first African American to hold this position.  Unfortunately, in 1996, Ron Brown along with 34 others were killed in a plane crash in Croatia.  Many awards, academic scholarships and programs have been established to honor Ron Brown including the Ron Brown Award for corporate leadership and responsibility.

 

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

  This week’s topics include:
 

  • Here we go again! The United States has imposed sanctions against Iran over their nuclear program. In addition, the U.S. along with international allies called for Syria’s President to step down. When did we become the international police? Where does it all end?
  • US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has revealed a “strong likelihood” that Israel will attack Tehran sometime this spring. Should the US engage militarily to support an Israeli attack or should America continue on a course of diplomatic sanctions?    
  • President Obama says he deserves re-election. What do you think?   

    Living Life With A Purpose!   Who was the first African American to hold the position of United States Secretary of Commerce?
    Find out during the TanyaFree.com “Living Life With a Purpose 365 Moment”     

Monday, February 06, 2012

High Alert

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has revealed a “strong likelihood” that Israel will attack Tehran sometime this spring in an attempt to prevent the escalation of Iran’s nuclear program.  Israeli facilities in North America are reported to be on high alert due to predicted threats from Iran.

Should the US engage militarily to support an Israeli attack or should America continue on a course of diplomatic sanctions?



 

Sunday, February 05, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

What is the single most important issue facing America in your choice for president?"

  

Friday, February 03, 2012

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Rahsaan Roland Kirk was born Ronald Theodore Kirk but later transposed two letters in his first name to make Roland. Kirk later added "Rahsaan" to his name. Kirk became blind at an early age and was educated at Ohio State School for the Blind. He played saxophone and clarinet with a school band from a young age and it wasn't long beforehe was leading his own band in the Ohio area. At age sixteen, Kirk experimented with playing three instruments at once, and this later became his trademark. One of his best-known recorded performances is the lead flute and solo on Quincy Jones' "Soul Bossa Nova" a 1964 hit song repopularized in the Austin Powers films. Kirk was renowned for his onstage vitality, improvisation, and the ability to play several instruments simultaneously.

Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the contributions and legacy of Rahsann Roland Kirk.

 

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Really Mitt!

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

  

 

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

 

 This week's topics include:

  • Can a Black person really be a racist?
  • Florida Primary Update
  • Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and President Obama.

Living Life With A Purpose!

Who was jazz innovator  known for his ability to play several instruments simultaneously?

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