Sunday, September 30, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The mix of religion and politics is nothing new but seems to have taken a more prominent role in this year’s presidential campaign. The curiosity surrounding Mitt Romney’s Mormonism and the persistent questioning of whether President Obama is really a Christian seems to continue to be a major sideshow distraction. President Obama has even been labeled the anti-Christ by a national televangelist. Pastors around the country have reportedly been weighing in from the pulpit urging congregants to either vote for or against a candidate and in some instances advising them to stay home on Election Day.


How do you feel? Is this crossing the line? Is it OK for Pastors to use the pulpit to advocate for or against a candidate?



 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

A Hole in the Head

 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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Welcome to a Special Twilight Zone episode of the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show  "Things that make you go hmmmmmm!"
  • Church and Politics
  • A Georgia couple is building a $3.5 million indoor shooting range that will feature a full bar, serving alcohol to its patrons.
  • An American University professor is facing backlash for her decision to not only bring her infant child to the first day of her “Sex, Gender Culture” class but to openly breastfeed the child during class in front of the 40 or so students in attendance.
  • Duct Tape used by teacher to silence 4th grader?
  • York City's Department of Education has begun offering "morning after" contraceptive pills to students in a pilot program at 13 of the city's high schools.
  • Mom is angry that a male vice principal spanked her child.
TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll
 
How often do you exercise?
A recent poll revealed that Americans are exercising more frequently. More Americans reported exercising three or more days per week than did so in each of the past four years. Are you working out more frequently?
 
Tanya Free and Friends Extras!
 
“Money Message” from financial advisor Sonji “The Boss” Rollins Tucker 
 “The Sip” with Coffee Black for the latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment News
 

 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

 Have you had your sip for the week?

 

Tanyafree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

How often do you exercise?

A recent poll revealed that Americans are exercising more frequently. More Americans reported exercising three or more days per week than did so in each of the past four years. Are you working out more frequently?

Monday, September 24, 2012

Out of Line?

 An American University professor is facing backlash for her decision to not only bring her infant child to the first day of her “Sex, Gender Culture” class but to openly breastfeed the child  in front of the 40 or so students in attendance. Responding to criticism from students and the University, the professor has since published an essay complaining of a hostile environment. 

What do you think? Was the professor out of line? How should the university respond?        
 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Just as oil and vinegar don’t mix, nor should guns and alcohol. A Georgia couple is building a $3.5 million indoor shooting range that will feature a full bar, serving alcohol to its patrons.Customers who drink are supposed to be restricted from entering the range. 

How do you feel about the mix of guns and alcohol? With 10 being totally insane, how would you rate this idea on a scale from 1 to 10?
 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ralph Bunche

Diplomat and statesman Ralph Bunche has the distinction of being the first person of color to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950 for his mediation in Palestine in the late 1940s. Bunche wrote A World View of Race in 1937.He served in the office of Strategic Services from 1941-1944 and the State Department from 1944- 1977. Ralph Bunche was notably involved in the formation and administration of the United Nations and for receiving the Medal of Freedom from President John F. Kennedy in 1963.


Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the legacy and contributions of Ralph Bunche.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast


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This week’s topics include:

  • Mitt Romney’s recent comments attacking the Obama administration for what he described as “apologizing” instead of condemning recent attacks on Libya and Egypt have left Republican and Democrats condemning the politicizing of a tragedy that left an American Ambassador and three others dead.
  • A recent bill in California requiring parents to discuss vaccinations with a pediatrician or school nurse is drawing mixed reviews from parents.
  • A group representing Atheists are upset that the word “God “was reinserted into the DNC platform. How should political parties address the rights of non believers?
  • Some health care advocates and politicians are pushing to discontinue food stamp purchases for items high in salt, fat or sugar. Should the government limit consumer decisions in the grocery store? Will excluding unhealthy choices make participants healthier?
  • Jesse Jackson believes President Obama should address poverty and violence.
     

Tanya Free and Friends Extras!
“Money Message” from financial advisor Sonji “The Boss” Rollins Tucker
“The Sip” with Coffee Black for the latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment News


Who was the first person of color to receive the Nobel Peace Prize?
Find out during the “Living Life With A Purpose 365 Moment”
 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

Have you had your sip for the week?

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Do you love going to work?
Are you in your dream job or are you still seeking that perfect workplace?
What is your dream job?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Shoot First and Aim Later?

Mitt Romney’s recent comments attacking the Obama administration for what he described as “apologizing” instead of condemning recent attacks on Libya and Egypt have left Republican and Democrats condemning the politicizing of a tragedy that left an American Ambassador and three others dead. President Obama says Mitt Romney didn’t have the facts right and “seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later.” Mr. Obama said that as president, he has learned it’s important to — in his words— “make sure that the statements that you make are backed up by the facts.”


What's your take? What do you think about the comments?



 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

A recent bill in California requiring parents to discuss vaccinations with a pediatrician or school nurse is drawing mixed reviews from parents. Public health officials report that the rate of children entering private schools without all of their shots jumped by 10 percent last year, while the opt-out figures held steady in public schools for the first time since 2004. Parents cite a variety of reasons for not immunizing their children and many feel that this is an unnecessary intrusion.


What's your take? Do you think this bill will minimize potential disease outbreaks?



 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

We are taking a break this week but the conversation continues 24/7 @ here onTanyafree.com.
Check out a special installment of The Tanya Free Experience Destination Jazz today @ 2pm on WCLM 1450AM in Central Virginia and streaming on Live
HERE!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

Have you had your "SIP" this week?

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Are you a punctual person?  

A recent survey reported that 15% of American workers were late once per week. It went on to suggest that its effects spread throughout the workplace. Is there someone that you know or work with that is habitually late? Does their behavior affect your workplace productivity?
How do you deal with someone who is chronically late?



 

Monday, September 10, 2012

SNAP

The Department of Agriculture reports that nearly 1 in 7 Americans participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the food stamp program known as SNAP. Some health care advocates and politicians are pushing to discontinue food stamp purchases for items high in salt, fat or sugar. SNAP reform bills are pending in nine states that would restrict the purchase of soda, potato chips and chewing gum.
What’s your take? Should the government limit consumer decisions in the grocery store?

Will excluding unhealthy choices make participants healthier?

Sunday, September 09, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

A group representing Atheists are upset that the word “God “was reinserted into the DNC platform last week. A spokesperson for the group stated that they “are deeply saddened by the exclusion of a large number of Americans by both parties,” “It amazes me that in modern-day America, so much prejudice still exists.”

What’s your take? Is it prejudicial to reference God in the political arena?  How should political parties address the rights of non believers?

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Coming Together to Remember September 11th

Watch as President Obama marks the eleventh anniversary of the September 11th attacks by remembering the innocent lives lost, and honoring the first responders and men and women in uniform who have served and sacrificed to keep our country safe.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Black Wall Street

Greenwood,a prominent African American enclave in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the early 1900’s known as the Negro Wall Street, is now remembered as the Black Wall Street.  Greenwood was home to more than 10,000 African Americans in one of the most successful concentrated African American communities in America. The Greenwood community had their own grocery and clothing stores and shops along with doctors, lawyers and other professionals. Black Wall Street was also home to two African American newspapers, “The Tulsa Star” and “The Oklahoma Sun”. May 31, 1921 marked the date of one of the worst race riots in history. Reports reveal that up to 300 were killed and 8000 left homeless, destroying the entire Greenwood community..

Tanya Free and Friends Radio pays tribute to the African Americans of Greenwood, Oklahoma, the “Black Wall Street.


      
 

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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This week’s topics include:

  • Are you better off now than you were four years ago?
  • Democratic National Convention updates and a look back at Clint Eastwood’s “Empty Chair” speech at the Republican National Convention last week.
  • A recent poll recently placed Mitt Romney’s statistical share of the Black vote at zero per cent. Why is the GOP banking on apathy among African Americans to actually help Romney/Ryan?
  • Our resident financial advisor Sonji Rollins Tucker “The Boss” joins the conversation us to break down the Romney Ryan budget.

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll
Are you ready for some football?
Professional football fans are counting the hours to opening day of the 2012 NFL season. A recent players poll has picked the Green Packers to win Super Bowl XLVII. Let’s get you on record now! What team are you picking to win the big game at the Superdome in February?
 

Tanya Free and Friends Extras!
“Money Message” from financial advisor Sonji “The Boss” Rollins Tucker
The Sip with Coffee Black for the latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment News

What Oklahoma community is remembered as one of the most successful and wealthiest African American communities during the early 20th century?
Find out during the “Living Life With A Purpose 365 Moment” 

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have you had your 'Sip" this week?

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Are you ready for some football?

Professional football fans are counting the hours to opening day of the 2012 NFL season.  A recent players poll has picked the Green Packers to win Super Bowl XLVII. Let’s get you on record now! What team are you picking to win the big game at the Superdome in February?

Tune in weekly to the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Wednesdays @ 2pm on WCLM 1450AM  streaming live here onTanyaFree.com.



 

Monday, September 03, 2012

Are You Better Off?

“Are you better off now than you were four years ago” - a question the Romney campaign is touting as a referendum on the President. In his own defense, the President raises the question with a wider perspective, “Are you better off now than you were prior to him taking office?” Regardless of political affiliation, the question at hand, in my opinion is which candidate is best equipped to put the country in a better position four years from now.

My question this week is two-fold. Are you personally better off now than you were when President Obama took office in 2009 and which presidential candidate do you think is best equipped to put the country in better shape four years from now?



 

Sunday, September 02, 2012

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

A recent poll placed Mitt Romney’s statistical share of the Black vote at zero per cent. While overwhelming African American support of President Obama and Democrats in general is no surprise, could the Republican discounting of the Black vote for the most part actually work for Republicans? House Speaker John Boehner reportedly stated that “this election is about economics. These groups [Blacks and Latinos] have been hit the hardest. They may not show up and vote for our candidate, but I’d suggest to you they won’t show up and vote for the president either.”

I just wonder, could Clint Eastwood’s empty chair at the RNC convention actually be metaphor for the almost invisible African American presence in the Republican Party? How about the Speaker’s contention that apathy among African Americans will cost the President votes  in November?

How motivated are you?