Friday, October 31, 2014

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

November 4th is Election Day. Virginia law now requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of photo ID at the polls. Voters arriving to the polls without photo ID will be required to vote a provisional ballot and will have until noon on the Friday after the election to deliver a copy of identification to their locality’s electoral board in order for their provisional ballot to be counted.

Did you know that a photo ID is now required to vote in Virginia? Do you have the proper ID?



 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast on Demand

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WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia , WMXP  95.5 FM in Greenville ,SC ,AMFM 247Network Nationwide and streaming LIVE on Live365.com, Black Talk Radio Network and TanyaFree.com .Text TANYA FREE to 72727 to share your comment or opinion! Can’t listen Live? The podcast repeats Thursdays at 6pm on May We Help You? Radio Network.

This week’s topics include:

  • What needs to happen to deter school shootings and improve the safety of our students and teachers in America? Should parents bear some responsibility for violent acts of their children?
  • What does it mean to be Black or White? How do you define yourself? Let’s talk about it!


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

November 4th is Election Day. Virginia law now requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of photo ID at the polls. Voters arriving to the polls without photo ID will be required to vote a provisional ballot and will have until noon on the Friday after the election to deliver a copy of identification to their locality’s electoral board in order for their provisional ballot to be counted.

Do you know the voter ID requirements for your state?

Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week?

 

 



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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What next?

Is seems like not a month goes by without a report of a school shooting somewhere in America. The most recent involves a high school freshman in the state of Washington, who opened fire in a school cafeteria. Two people -- the gunman and two female students -- are dead with three  wounded, clinging to life at the time, according to authorities. Those wounded were all under the age of 18. The high capacity weapon used in the shooting has reportedly been traced to the shooter’s father.

After every massacre in a school, Americans grapple with how to improve school safety. What’s your take? What needs to happen to deter school shootings and improve the safety of our students and teachers in America? Should parents bear some responsibility for violent acts of their children?

Monday, October 27, 2014

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have you had your "SIP" for the week? The latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment news! Check out "The Sip " Wednesdays on the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show.
Find me on Twitter @coffeeblacksip and Like my Facebook page

 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Princesses Drop F-Bombs to Support Feminism

A viral video featuring young girls between the ages 6 and 13 in princess costumes speaking out against sexual assault and gender inequality has drawn criticism from various organizations, some of whom believe that having young girls swear and discuss sexual assault is akin to child abuse. The video has grabbed the attention of a lot of people across the country, with many critics focusing less on the message and more on the controversial nature of the delivery. The director has stated that “the whole idea was using a bad word for a good cause to get people’s attention. The reason we did use the ‘F’ word is because we want people to focus on statistics like one out of five women will be raped or sexually assaulted in their lifetime, or the fact that women and men doing the exact same job, the woman gets paid 23 percent less than men. In 2014, that’s what’s shocking, not the ‘F’ word.”

What’s Your Take? How do you feel about the use of young girls in this campaign? Has the message been obscured by nature of the delivery?

Viewer discretion is advised.(Language)

 

Friday, October 24, 2014

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Thursday, October 23, 2014

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Facebook and Apple will now pay for women to freeze eggs. The tech giants will reportedly offer up to $20,000 in benefits for female employees to preserve their fertility. When successful, egg freezing allows women to put their fertility on hold until they’re ready to become parents. Opponents believe the practice could limit women’s choices by making them feel required to delay childbearing in order to keep their jobs or excel at their work.


What’s Your Take? Is egg freezing a good idea?



 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia, WMXP  95.5 FM in Greenville ,SC ,AMFM 247Network Nationwide and streaming LIVE on Live365.com,Black Talk Radio Network and TanyaFree.com. Can’t listen Live? The podcast  repeats Thursdays at 6pm on May We Help You? Radio Network. Listen on the go. Download the FREE LIVE 365 app.


This week’s topics include:

  • President Obama has appointed Ron Klain as his new  Ebola Response Coordinator or ’Czar’. Klain has served as chief of staff to both Vice President Biden and former Vice President Al Gore.  Do you think Ron Klain is the right person for the job? Should we be concerned that that our new Ebola Czar isn’t a doctor?
  • A ten year old Pennsylvania boy is being held in the Wayne County Correctional Facility and charged as an adult with criminal homicide, after admitting that he killed a ninety year old woman. Do you agree with the decision to hold this child in an adult correctional facility and to face trial as an adult.
  • Every major poll shows Republicans are favored to take control of the Senate and keep their majority in the House of Representatives
  • Raven Symone and African American and Gay labeling.

 

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll


Facebook and Apple will now pay for women to freeze eggs. The tech giants will reportedly offer up to $20,000 in benefits for female employees to preserve their fertility. When successful, egg freezing allows women to put their fertility on hold until they’re ready to become parents. Opponents believe the practice could limit women’s choices by making them feel required to delay childbearing in order to keep their jobs or excel at their work.

What’s Your Take? Is egg freezing a good idea?

Have You Had Your Sip For The Week?
 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Rewards Program

Tanya Free and Friends Rewards Program

The Sip with Coffee Black

Have you had your "SIP" for the week? The latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment news! Check out "The Sip " Wednesdays on the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show.
Find me on Twitter @coffeeblacksip and Like my Facebook page


 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Responding To Ebola

Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has come under sharp fire from congressional leaders after the admitted errors in the handling of Ebola cases. Amid calls from lawmakers  for Dr. Frieden’s resignation, President Obama has appointed Ron Klain as his new  Ebola Response Coordinator or ’Czar’. Klain has served as chief of staff to both Vice President Biden and former Vice President Al Gore.  

Mr. Klain reportedly “comes to the job with strong management credentials, extensive federal government experience overseeing complex operations and has good working relationships with leading members of Congress, as well as senior Obama administration officials, including the president.”

 House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Edward R. Royce has joined many in Congress who have questioned Klain's lack of medical credentials. Klain will report directly to the president’s homeland security adviser, Lisa Monaco, and the president's national security adviser, Susan Rice.”


What’s your Take? Do you think Ron Klain is the right person for the job? Should we be concerned that that our new Ebola Czar isn’t a doctor?



 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

What's Your Take?

A ten year old Pennsylvania boy is being held in the Wayne County Correctional Facility and charged as an adult with criminal homicide, after admitting that he killed a ninety year old woman. Tristen Kurilla told police he was angry at the woman because she had yelled at him when he entered her room. He said he wanted to ask her a question. The boy admitted to grabbing a wooden cane, holding it against 90-year-old Helen Novak's throat for several seconds and punching her in the throat and stomach, according to the police affidavit. Kurilla will reportedly remain in adult prison after his attorney Bernard Brown removed his bail plea due to his parents not being ready to take him into their custody,


What’s Your Take? Do you agree with the decision to hold this child in an adult correctional facility and to face trial as an adult?

 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Weekly Address: What You Need to Know About Ebola

"I want people to understand that the dangers of you contracting Ebola, the dangers of a serious outbreak are extraordinarily low. But we are taking this very seriously at the highest levels of government. We are going to be able to manage this particular situation, but we have to look towards the future. And if we are not responding internationally in an effective way, and if we do not set up the kind of preparedness and training in our public health infrastructure here in the United States, not just for this outbreak, but for future outbreaks, then we could have problems."

– President Obama, October 15, 2014

In this week’s address, the President discussed what the United States is doing to respond to Ebola, both here at home and abroad, and the key facts Americans need to know.

Friday, October 17, 2014

TanyaFree.com /Urban Views Weekly Poll

Recent polling has indicated that national turnout in the midterm elections this fall could be lower than in the past two midterm elections. Republicans reportedly vote at higher rates than resulting in higher scores for Republicans than for Democrats on voter engagement questions.

What’s Your Take? Do you plan to vote on November 4th?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE

WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia , WMXP  95.5 FM in Greenville ,SC ,AMFM 247Network Nationwide and streaming LIVE on Live365.com,Black Talk Radio Network and TanyaFree.com.Text TANYA FREE to 72727 to share your comment or opinion! Can’t listen Live? No problem! The podcast repeats Thursdays at 6pm on May We Help You? Radio Network. Listen on the go. Download the FREE LIVE 365 app.

This week’s topics include:

  • A recent poll reveals that one-quarter of Americans now view Ebola as a major public health threat to the United States and say they may change their travel plans due to Ebola fears.
  • A different survey found that 58 percent of Americans want a ban on incoming flights from West African countries hardest hit by the virus, such as Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.
  • Brittany Maynard, who in April was given six months to live, intends to end her own life with medication prescribed to her by her doctor – and she wants to make it clear it is NOT suicide


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Recent polling has indicated that national turnout in the midterm elections this fall could be lower than in the past two midterm elections. Republicans reportedly vote at higher rates than resulting in higher scores for Republicans than for Democrats on voter engagement questions.

What’s Your Take? Do you plan to vote on November 4th?

 



 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

Have you had your "SIP" for the week? The latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment news! Check out "The Sip " Wednesdays on the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show.

Death With Dignity?

Brittany Maynard, who in April was given six months to live, intends to end her own life with medication prescribed to her by her doctor – and she wants to make it clear it is NOT suicide. She and her entire family moved with her to Portland earlier this year so she could have access to Oregon's Death with Dignity Act, which has been in place since late 1997. Since then, 1,173 people have had prescriptions written under the act, and 752 have used them to die.Opponents of the Death with Dignity Act counter with the question that if is dignified and brave for cancer patients to kill themselves, what are you saying about cancer patients who don’t?


What’s Your Take? Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives?

 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Do you view Ebola as a major health threat to America?

A recent poll reveals that one-quarter of Americans now view Ebola as a major public health threat to the United States and say they may change their travel plans due to Ebola fears. A different survey found that 58 percent of Americans want a ban on incoming flights from West African countries hardest hit by the virus, such as Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.


What’s Your Take? Do you view Ebola as a major health threat to America?



 

Thursday, October 09, 2014

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

In a recent study the number of people getting married continues to decline. Twenty percent of adults older than 25, have never married according to Pew Research Center Report. Since 1970, each group of young adults has been less likely to marry than the previous generation.  
      
 How do you feel about marriage? When was the last time you attended a wedding?



 

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Rewind

 

The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show is taking a break this week.Listen On Demand as we rewind to our sprited September 24th broadcast.

 WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia , WMXP  95.5 FM in Greenville, SC ,AMFM 247Network Nationwide and streaming on Live365.com,Black Talk Radio Network and TanyaFree.com .The podcast repeats Thursdays at 6pm on May We Help You? Radio Network. Listen on the go. Download the FREE LIVE 365 app.

This week’s topics include:
 

  • NFL commissioner Roger Goodell promised changes to what he described as a broken disciplinary system. “We're like a microcosm of society. We have a lot of young men, a lot of individuals that play or coach or executives. Other individuals in the league that -- they make mistakes
  • CBS and the NFL made the decision to pull a segment featuring Rihanna singing “Run This Town” from its opening week Thursday Night Football broadcast.  Rihanna was not happy with the decision and made it publicly known. Did CBS and the NFL make the right call?
  • US Federal Judge Mark Fuller urged to resign after plea deal for domestic violence.



We welcome Stacie Vecchietti ,Community Organizing Manager at Safe Harbor in Richmond VA to the conversation this week to discuss  domestic violence and its impact on families.

Stacie Vecchietti, M.S.W. has been involved in the movement to end interpersonal violence for 21 years and earned both her Bachelor of Social Work degree (1994) and her Master of Social Work degree (1995) from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Vecchietti has served in the Peace Corps, been the Director of a local sexual and domestic violence program, and provided technical assistance and training to local sexual/domestic violence programs as the STOP Administrator for Virginia.  Vecchietti currently works as the Community Organizing Manager at Safe Harbor, a mainstream anti-violence program in Henrico County, Virginia.  Vecchietti is a past board member of Virginians Aligned Against Sexual Assault and currently serves on the board of Native American Advocates Against All Violence (NAAAAV). She participated in the formation of the Virginia Anti-violence Project, a statewide group that addresses intimate partner violence, sexual violence and hate-motivated violence within and against the LGBTQ community. She is a frequent presenter at various local, state, and national anti-violence conferences.
 

Safe Harbor offers comprehensive services for survivors of sexual and/or intimate partner violence including: 24 hour helpline, children/youth services, community education and training, counseling, court advocacy, emergency shelter, and hospital accompaniment. Our team collaborates with survivors to provide support, education and referral information to help survivors meet their goals.

 

Monday, October 06, 2014

The "SIP" with Coffee Black

 Have you had your "SIP" for the week? The latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment news! Check out "The Sip " Wednesdays on the Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show.
Find me on Twitter @coffeeblacksip
 

Sunday, October 05, 2014

What's Your Take?

The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency's chairman indicated on Tuesday. The FCC enforces whether words that are inappropriate or racist can be used on the airwaves and a petition claiming that the word “Redskins” falls within that category, and should be banned from the air. Under current law, broadcasters face a fine of up to $325,000 per incident deemed indecent and could lose their licenses to operate.

What’s Your Take? Should the nickname of the Washington NFL team be banned from the airwaves? `



 

Thursday, October 02, 2014

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Sixty-one percent of Americans support allowing daily prayer to be spoken in the classroom. Though still solidly above the majority level, this is down slightly from 66% in 2001 and 70% in 1999 according to a recent poll.


What’s Your Take? Do you support spoken daily prayer in the classroom.

 

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

Listen To The Podcast Here


WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia , WMXP  95.5 FM in Greenville ,SC ,AMFM 247Network Nationwide and streaming LIVE on Live365.com,Black Talk Radio Network and TanyaFree.com @ 2pm EDT or Text TANYA FREE to 72727 to share your comment or opinion The podcast  repeats Thursdays at 6pm on May We Help You? Radio Network. Listen on the go.

This week’s topics include:
 

  • Does straight ticket voting undermine the political system?
  • Should and will African Americans show up in large numbers this midterm election without Barack Obama on the ballot?
  • The Police Chief of Ferguson, Missouri apologized to the parents of Michael Brown in a video message.



TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Sixty-one percent of Americans support allowing daily prayer to be spoken in the classroom. Though still solidly above the majority level, this is down slightly from 66% in 2001 and 70% in 1999 according to a recent poll.


What’s Your Take? Do you support spoken daily prayer in the classroom.

 

Have You Had Your Sip For The Week?