Monday, April 30, 2012

How Safe Is Safe?

Recent reports of seafood deformities including eyeless shrimp and fish with lesions in the Gulf have raised questions from scientists and fisherman about poisoning of the food chain and the overall safety of the seafood.

BP and the government maintain that Gulf seafood is safe.   
What do you think? How comfortable are you eating seafood from the Gulf?

 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Many states are passing or considering laws that would allow phone companies to discontinue providing landline service to everyone. A recent survey indicated that the number of American homes with only wireless phones continues to grow.

My poll question this week : How often do you use a residential landline?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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Jesse Lava Campaign Director for Robert Greenwald’s new movie “Koch Brothers Exposed”  joins  the conversation this week to share the story of the billionaire  Koch Brothers and how they bankroll a vast network of organizations that work to undermine the interest of the 99%.

 This week’s topics will also include :

•    Zimmerman apologizes and set free on $150,000 bond.
•    Ted Nugent’s threatening comments! Why is Mitt Romney silent?

Living Life With A Purpose!

Who was the first woman inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?
Find out during the TanyaFree.com “Living Life With A Purpose 365 Moment”

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Urban Views Weekly Poll

Will higher gas prices affect your travel plans this summer?

Respond to this week's poll here and visit Urban Views Weekly @ the link to the right

Monday, April 23, 2012

Should Mitt take a Stand?

Ted Nugent, who has endorsed Mitt Romney is standing by his inflammatory comments to the NRA that included that he would ”either be dead or in jail” by next year if President Obama is reelected. He accused the government of “wiping its ass with the constitution” and that “we need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November.Considering the media frenzy during the 2008 campaign that forced then Senator Obama to disavow and repudiate his minister of 20 years due to what was perceived as Anti-American comments, should Mitt Romney follow suit and repudiate these comments from his friend and supporter Ted Nugent?
 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

George Zimmerman apologized to the family of Trayvon Martin moments before a Florida judge set bond at $150,000. Prosecutors had requested Zimmerman either remain in jail without bond or have bond set at $1million.


How do you feel about the decision to set bond at $150,000?



 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Out of Control?

Check out today's Wassup video.What do you think about this railroad altercation caught on tape?

Post your comments and opinions here on TanyaFree.com

 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

Join the conversation! Check out this week's show! Post your comments and opinions!

Brendan Fischer , Law Fellow  and reporter for the Center for Media and Democracy joins the conversation to  EXPOSE ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council .Find out which politicians and corporations support ALEC  and what legislative bills they support.



This week’s topics will also include :

  • Stand Your Ground’s Double Standard. We will explore the case of John McNeil, an African American from Georgia who defended himself from great bodily harm and is in prison for the rest of his life.
  • What do you think are the chances that George Zimmerman will be convicted of second degree murder?
  • Have “Stand Your Ground “laws made America less safe?


Living Life With A Purpose!

Who was the first African American news anchor on a major television network?

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

 

Monday, April 16, 2012

What are the chances?

George Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder, a criminal act demonstrating a depraved mind and disregard  for human life in the death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman has claimed self defense under the Florida Stand Your Ground Law which has been labeled by some as the “License to Murder Statute”.


What do you think are the chances that Zimmerman will be convicted of second degree murder?



 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Stand Your Ground laws across the country are coming under increased scrutiny after the killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida. NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg has labeled these laws as vigilantism and feels they have “done harm to public safety” How do you feel?

Has “Stand Your Ground “made America less safe?
 

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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Roberto Guzman, Senior Legal Assistant for The People's Task Force to Free the Wrongfully Convicted joins the conversation this week to discuss the case of Davontae Sanford. A judge refused to throw out this teenager's guilty plea to four slayings in a Detroit drug den, despite the confession of a hit man in prison for other murders who said he never used the learning disabled youth as an accomplice.

What does it say about our society or our country when the President of the United States is referred to as a “thug” by right wing conservatives?

Living Life With A Purpose!
Who was civil rights leader Jimmy Lee Jackson ?
Find out during the TanyaFree.com “Living Life With A Purpose 365 Moment”  
 

Monday, April 09, 2012

Thug?

President Obama has been labeled a thug by some right wing conservatives after his statement that he is confident that the Supreme Court will not take what “would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.”

What does it say about our society or our country when the President of the United States is referred to as a “thug”?

Sunday, April 08, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll


What’s on your facebook page? In a growing trend, some employers are demanding access to employee and applicant facebook accounts. Rejecting access could jeopardize employment. What do you think about this new trend? Would you give your employer access to your facebook page?


 

Friday, April 06, 2012

Teacher asks student to READ BLACKER!

Check out this week's 'Wassup' video and leave your comments here on TanyaFree.com 

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Frances Ellen Harper

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, born free in Maryland in 1825 was a noted anti-slavery lecturer and poet whose work was largely neglected and forgotten until she was "rediscovered" in the late 20th century. She had a long and prolific career, publishing her first book of poetry at twenty and her first novel at age sixty-seven. She lectured frequently on abolitionism in New England, the Midwest, and California, and also published poetry in magazines and newspapers. Harper worked for women’s rights and civil rights after the Civil War and helped to organize the National Association of Colored Women in 1896.

Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the legacy and contributions of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.



 

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Join the Conversation! Post your comment or opinion here on TanyaFree.com! Listen to today's show on demand!

 
Post your comment or opinion here!

This week's topics include:

•    Oprah Winfrey has expressed an interest in interviewing George Zimmerman, the killer of Trayvon Martin. Should she give him the platform? Would you watch the interview?

•    Calls for the immediate arrest and detention of George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin continue to escalate from coast to coast.

      Based on the information as you know it, do you agree there is sufficient probable cause for an arrest?

•    We have all demanded justice in the Trayvon Martin case. But just what is your definition of justice? What end result would be justice served as you see it?


Living Life With A Purpose!

Who was the African American anti-slavery lecturer and poet who worked worked for civil rights after the civil war?
Find out during the TanyaFree.com “Living Life With A Purpose 365 Moment” 
 

Monday, April 02, 2012

Must See TV?

Oprah Winfrey has expressed an interest in interviewing George Zimmerman, the killer of Trayvon Martin.

What do you think about her giving him the platform? Would you watch the interview?

Sunday, April 01, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Calls for the immediate arrest and detention of George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin continue to escalate from coast to coast.

Based on the information as you know it, do you think there is sufficient probable cause for an arrest?