Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week?

 

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

1.4 billion people around the world live on less than $1.50 per day. A group of Hollywood celebrities are participating in the “Live Below The Line” campaign, a challenge to live on $1.50 a day for five days.

Could you meet the challenge?  



 

Monday, April 29, 2013

Game Changer?

U.S. officials have reported that the Syrian government has “probably” used chemical weapons. President Obama said that any use of chemical weapons by Syria would be a "game changer," but cautioned that the United States needs more evidence that President Assad has used the deadly agents against his people.

What’s your take? How should the United States respond if in fact chemical weapons were used?



 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Utah has become the first state to explicitly permit general prisoners to donate organs if they die while incarcerated. Accepting organs from inmates who die while in custody is permitted only rarely in the United States and under strictly controlled circumstances.

What’s your take? Should inmates be allowed to be organ donors? If you were in need of a transplant, would it matter to you if the organ was donated by someone who had been incarcerated?   



 

Friday, April 26, 2013

What's wrong with this picture?

The Dedication Ceremony of the George W. Bush Library and Museum

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

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We will not be in the studio live this week. We invite you to listen to the much requested repeat broadcast of our Trayvon Martin update which originally aired April 3rd 2013.

Trayvon Martin Foundation

Attorney Benjamin L. Crump ,principal with the Tallahassee Florida Law Firm of  Parks and Crump, LLC joins the conversation to give us an update on the case of 17 year old Trayvon Martin who was killed in Sanford Florida last February at the hands of neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman.**


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

The recent terrorist bombings in Boston have renewed security concerns in public settings around the country. How will the recent events impact your decision to attend public events that involve large crowds?  


Tanya Free and Friends Extra!

The "SIP" with Coffee Black !
 

Joe Klein: Keep Politics Out of Our Reaction to Boston

TIME's Joe Klein explains why politics, from gun control to immigration, shouldn't be part of our reaction to the Boston tragedy.

 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week?

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

The recent terrorist bombings in Boston have renewed security concerns in public settings around the country. How will the recent events impact your decision to attend public events that involve large crowds? 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Will Not Be Treated As Enemy Combatant

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, an American citizen, won't be treated as an enemy combatant as some Republican members of Congress had suggested, the White House said Monday."He will not be treated as an enemy combatant," White House spokesman Jay Carney said. "We will prosecute this terrorist through our civilian system of justice. Under U.S. law, United States citizens cannot be tried in military commissions."

 

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What's Your Take?

The second suspect apprehended in the Boston Marathon bombing, who reportedly became an American citizen in 2012, will not be read his Miranda rights initially because the government will be invoking a public safety exception, according to an anonymous Justice official.  The public safety exception permits law enforcement officials to engage in a limited and focused unwarned interrogation of a suspect and allows the government to introduce the statement as evidence in court.

How do you feel about law enforcement officers being able to interrogate an American suspect without first providing a warning of rights and legal representation?



 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Surveillance cameras played a major role in the identification of the suspects involved in Boston Marathon bombings.

We are now living in a world of 24/7 surveillance. How do you feel about having to live in a society where our every move may be monitored?



 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Captured

President Barack Obama said at the conclusion of the Boston Marathon bombings manhunt on Friday night that "we've closed an important chapter in this tragedy."
After a day-long massive manhunt for one Boston Marathon bombing suspect that terrorized several cities and riveted a nation, there was shouting and applause on the streets of Watertown, Massachusetts.We are all appreciative of the efforts of the local, state and federal authorities and officials involved in  the apprehension of the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.

 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Shameful Day in Washington

Despite the fact that polls indicate that 90 percent of Americans are in support of background checks, the gun-buyer background check bill failed 54 to 46 in the Senate falling short of the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster. It also voted down other key measures and counterproposals, defeating a string of amendments in a series of procedural votes that likely doomed any major legislation to curb gun violence.
 

Take note of the majority of Republicans and 4 Democrats that neglected to vote on OUR  behalf - the 90 percent majority of the American people that have spoken.

 

President Barack Obama says the Senate's opposition to a bill that would have expanded background checks for gun buyers marks a "shameful day" in Washington

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

 

 


This week’s topics:

  • Terror Strikes Boston. Deadly explosions rock the Boston Marathon Monday.
  •  Pentagon’s intelligence arm has concluded for the first time, with “moderate confidence,” that North Korea has learned how to make a nuclear weapon small enough to be delivered by a ballistic missile. Director of National Intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr., released a somewhat contradictory statement saying that “North Korea has not yet demonstrated the full range of capabilities necessary for a nuclear armed missile.” Considering the mixed messages from the intelligence community, do you believe North Korea is a serious threat?
  •  The unemployment rate fell last month from 7.7% to 7.6% in despite the fact that there were only 88,000 jobs added, far short of the anticipated 200,000.  The results also revealed that approximately a half million people have dropped out of the job market.
  •   Coffee Black joins us live to discuss the controversial new cut “ Accidental Racist” by LL Cool J and Brad Paisley and “Open Letter,”  from Jay-Z ,his response to criticism regarding his recent trip with wife Beyonce to Havana.




TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll


Many women and men alike are quick to claim that “age is nothing but a number.” Why do you think many of these same people will deny their age or lie about it when questioned? How open and honest are you about your age?


Tanya Free and Friends Extra!


The Sip” with Coffee Black for the latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment News

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week?

 

TanyaFree.com /Urban Views Weekly Poll

Many women and men alike are quick to claim that “age is nothing but a number.” Why do you think many of these same people will deny their age or lie about it when questioned? How open and honest are you about your age?

Monday, April 15, 2013

Boston Marathon Bombings

Two explosions occurred near the Boston Marathon finish line at 2:50 p.m. The race was diverted before being halted as police and fire crews swept the area. Another device was found, which was purposely detonated by Boston Police at Boylston Street. Another incident at JFK Library, which was thought to be a fourth-related incident, is now being considered as a fire-related issue by the Boston Police Department.  Two people are dead and at least 90 are injured. >>> This is a developing story. / Boston.com

Real Threat?

Threats by North Korea over the past few weeks were mostly regarded without merit and dismissed as rhetoric and posturing by the world’s youngest head of state. A new assessment by the Pentagon’s intelligence arm has concluded for the first time, with “moderate confidence,” that North Korea has learned how to make a nuclear weapon small enough to be delivered by a ballistic missile.
Director of National Intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr., released a somewhat contradictory statement saying that “North Korea has not yet demonstrated the full range of capabilities necessary for a nuclear armed missile.”

What’s your take? Considering the mixed messages from the intelligence community, do you believe North Korea is a serious threat? How do you think the US should proceed at this point with North Korea?

Sunday, April 14, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The unemployment rate fell last month from 7.7% to 7.6% in despite the fact that there were only 88,000 jobs added, far short of the anticipated 200,000.  The results also revealed that approximately a half million people have dropped out of the job market.

Have you ever been unemployed? If so, how long were you actively seeking employment?

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Sandy Hook Victim's Mother Calls for Commonsense Gun Responsibility Reforms

This week’s address is delivered by Francine Wheeler, whose six year old son, Ben, was murdered alongside nineteen other children and six educators in Newtown, Connecticut, four months ago. Now, Francine – joined by her husband David – is asking the American people to help prevent this type of tragedy from happening to more families like hers.

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Join the Conversation!

 

           This week’s topics:

  • 88 percent of Americans surveyed said they favored universal background checks while only 10 percent said they were opposed including 85 percent of gun owners.  Why do you think Congress seems to be so out of step with the majority of Americans?
  • A Federal Judge in New York ruled that the FDA must make the morning-after pill available to women of all ages.
  •  Does teen pregnancy cause poverty or is poverty at the root of teen pregnancy?
           
    TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll


Imagine finding the home of your dreams at an unbelievable price. But just before you sign your name on the dotted line, you learn someone died in the house of unnatural causes. Would you purchase a house where someone died as the result of a suicide or crime?

Tanya Free and Friends Extra!

The Sip” with Coffee Black for the latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment News

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The "Sip" with Coffee Black

Have You Had Your Sip For The Week?

 

TanyaFree.com/ Urban Views Weekly Poll

Imagine finding the home of your dreams at an unbelievable price. But just before you sign your name on the dotted line, you learn someone died in the house of unnatural causes.

Would you purchase a house where someone died as the result of a suicide or crime?



 

Monday, April 08, 2013

Out of Step

Nationwide, 88 percent of Americans surveyed said they favored universal background checks while only 10 percent said they were opposed including 85 percent of gun owners. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has stated that any bill that passes the Senate on gun control must include broader background checks, but will not include a controversial ban on assault weapons. Reid said he would allow amendments limiting high-capacity magazines and a ban on assault weapons, though their chances on the floor are grim.

Why do you think Congress seems to be so out of step with the majority of Americans?



 

Sunday, April 07, 2013

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

A small Pacific airline will be the first to charge airfares based on a passengers weight. The Samoa Air homepage reads "We at Samoa Air are keeping airfares fair, by charging our passengers only for what they weigh. You are the master of your AirFair, you decide how much (or little) your ticket will cost." What’s your take?

Would you be willing to be weighed at the airport to determine your fare? 

       
                   

 

Friday, April 05, 2013

Brian Banks Signs With The Atlanta Falcons

At 17, Brian Banks had what high school juniors dream of. Ranked 11th nationwide as middle linebacker, the Californian had committed to play football at the University of Southern California after a series of offers from other Division 1 schools.All of that went away the day he was wrongfully convicted of rape.
Now, at age 27, after spending five years in prison, five on probation and receiving an exoneration, Banks revived his dream and signed on to the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday. Read the rest of the story HERE!

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Snoop And His Daughter's Powerful Ode To Take A Firm Stand Against Gun Violence

 

Snoop Lion ft. Drake and Cori B. - "No Guns Allowed"

 

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

Join the Conversation!

 

 


Attorney Benjamin L. Crump ,principal with the Tallahassee Law Firm of  Parks and Crump, LLC joins the conversation to give us an update on the case of 17 year old Trayvon Martin who was killed in Sanford Florida last February at the hands of George Zimmerman.



This week’s topics:

  • Three dozen educators are indicted  on charges of racketeering and corruption in Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal.
  • Justices Scalia and Thomas broke ranks with fellow conservatives last week when the Supreme Court ruled that police could not bring drug-sniffing police dogs onto a suspect's property to look for evidence without first getting a warrant for a search, a decision that may limit how investigators use dogs' sensitive noses to search out drugs, explosives and other items hidden from human sight, sound and smell.


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Do you like adventure? How about gold, diamonds and gems? Well, a multimillionaire want to make it all come true in a real life treasure hunt. Find the nine clues and the secret treasure hidden a few years ago could be yours.  Are you game? What do you think are the chances of anyone finding the treasure?

Tanya Free and Friends Extra!

The Sip” with Coffee Black for the latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment News 
 

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have You Had Your Sip For The Week?

 

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Do you like adventure? How about gold, diamonds and gems? Well, a multimillionaire wants to make it all come true in a real life treasure hunt. Find the nine clues and the secret treasure hidden a few years ago could be yours. 

Are you game? What do you think are the chances of anyone finding the treasure?

Monday, April 01, 2013

What's Your Take?

A New York City campaign targeting teenage pregnancy has drawn criticism that the ads reinforce negative stereotypes about teenage mothers without offering any information to help girls prevent unplanned pregnancies. Haydee Morales, vice president for education and training at Planned Parenthood of New York City, said the organization was “shocked and taken aback” by the tone of the new campaign. “It’s not teen pregnancies that cause poverty, but poverty that causes teen pregnancy,” she said.


What’s your take? Does teen pregnancy cause poverty or is poverty at the root of teen pregnancy as the research indicates? Take a look at the research  and share your opinions about this campaign and whether you think it will reduce teen pregnancy.

Check out the other ads HERE