Thursday, July 31, 2014

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

The idea of a time when you won’t have to get up early to punch a clock, not having to answer to anyone other than yourself is the classic vision of retirement. With people living longer, many have had to adjust their retirement plans, including working part time to reduce the strain on savings.     

How close are you to retirement? Do you know how much you need to retire?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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

This week’s topics include:
 

  • Former NFL Coach and now NFL analyst Tony Dungy’s comments about Michael Sam, the openly gay linebacker drafted by the St. Louis Rams have been all the buzz in the media over the past few days.
  • Stephen A. Smith, Whoopi Goldberg and Domestic Violence. Let’s talk about it


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

The idea of a time when you won’t have to get up early to punch a clock, not having to answer to anyone other than yourself is the classic vision of retirement. With people living longer, many have had to adjust their retirement plans, including working part time to reduce the strain on savings.     

How close are you to retirement? Do you know how much you need to retire?




Have You Had Your "SIP" For The Week? Bringing you the latest in sports, celebrity, and entertainment news!
 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Distraction?

Former NFL Coach and now NFL analyst Tony Dungy’s comments about Michael Sam, the openly gay linebacker drafted by the St. Louis Rams have been all the buzz in the media over the past few days. "I wouldn't have taken him," Dungy reportedly said of Sam.”Not because I don't believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn't want to deal with all of it. It's not going to be totally smooth ... things will happen." In an effort to clarify Dungy has now said "I do not believe Michael's sexual orientation will be a distraction to his teammates or his organization," in a statement released Tuesday. "I do, however, believe that the media attention that comes with it will be a distraction….”


My question this week really has nothing to do with homosexuality or Michael Sam but with fair and equal employment opportunity. The NFL Management and coaches have to deal with all types of “distractions” ranging from substance abuse to domestic violence seemingly on a daily basis. One columnist has even suggested that Dungy’s comments could increase viewership for NBC.


What’s Your Take? How is this distraction different? How do you feel about Dungee’s opinions? Should the NFL or NBC respond to these comments?



 

Monday, July 28, 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, July 27, 2014

Taxation Without Representation?

President Obama was asked about the prospect of the District of Columbia becoming the 51st state during a town hall at a city school. The President said,"I'm for it," adding that he has been "for quite some time." He added that:"The politics of it end up being difficult to get through Congress,but I think it's absolutely the right thing to do."

What's Your Take? Do you support DC Statehood?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

At nearly every age level, men are more likely than women to feel good about their appearance, though this margin narrows among older age groups according to a recent poll. More than two-thirds of African Americans (68%) and Hispanics (67%) report that they are confident in their physical appearance compared with 55% of whites and 62% of Asians.


How comfortable are you with your appearance?



 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

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The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show  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. The podcast will be posted later tonight @ TanyaFree.com and repeated Thursdays at 6pm on May We Help You? Radio Network. Listen on the go.

This week’s topics include:

  • Is there a need for what many have called a Black Agenda or should we move toward an American agenda inclusive of the needs of African Americans and other minorities?
  • A recent poll has revealed that Americans are split down the middle when it comes to whether we need stricter gun control laws.
  • Do you think Russian President Vladimir Putin will use his power to end the escalating violence in Ukraine? What steps if any should the US take in response to the escalating violence?
  • Reverend Al Sharpton calls for justice in choke hold death
  • Florida Cop Fired for KKK ties


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll


At nearly every age level, men are more likely than women to feel good about their appearance, though this margin narrows among older age groups according to a recent poll. More than two-thirds of African Americans (68%) and Hispanics (67%) report that they are confident in their physical appearance compared with 55% of whites and 62% of Asians.
How comfortable are you comfortable with your appearance?



Preston Brown,owner of our flagship station WCLM 1450 AM and newly announced Virginia Senatorial Candidate sits in with our panel of friends this wee
k.


Writer Director and the host of the Real Brother Radio Show,Theron K Cal joins the conversation to give his opinions on the need for a Black Agenda.
Listen To the Real Brother Radio Show Monday -Friday 6pm EDT on the Real Brother Radio Network



 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Black Agenda or American Agenda?

Several of our listeners have suggested that there is a need to discuss whether there should be a call to action or Black Agenda to address the issues affecting our community and who should be ultimately responsible for this call to action.


What’s Your Take? Is there a need for what many have called a Black Agenda or should we move toward an American agenda inclusive of the needs of African Americans and other minorities?


 

Monday, July 21, 2014

What's The Next Step?

President Barack Obama declared Friday that a surface-to-air missile shot down a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with almost 300 people aboard Thursday in Eastern Ukraine. The President noted that the rebels got weapons and training from Russia and had previously shot down a government aircraft, including a claimed strike of a fighter jet. Some have speculated that the strike could have been a Ukrainian military mistake or a Russian-assisted rebel attack.


What’s Your Take? Do you think Russian President Vladimir Putin will use his power to end the escalating violence in Ukraine? What steps if any should the US take in response to the escalating violence?


 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

What's Your Take On Stricter Gun Control Laws?

A recent poll has revealed that Americans are split down the middle when it comes to whether we need stricter gun control laws.
What’s Your Take? Do you support or oppose stricter gun control laws in the United States?

 



 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Arizona Republican Confronts YMCA Campers' Bus, Mistakes Them For Migrant Kids

UNBELIEVABLE 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Summer is here!

A recent article reminds us that regardless of the color of your skin, you should always wear sunscreen when in direct sunlight. The sunblock should contain a minimum sun protection factor of 15. This will help to block ultraviolet rays from your skin. The article also suggests  SPF 30 or higher if you will be outdoors for an extended period of time.
How about You? Do you apply a sunscreen when in direct sunlight?



 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

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The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia , WMXP  95.5 FM in Greenville SC ,AMFM 247Network Nationwide and streaming LIVE on Black Talk Radio Network and www.tanyafree.com . The podcast will be posted  @ TanyaFree.com and repeated Thursdays at 6pm on May We Help You? Radio Network. Listen on the go. Download the LIVE 365 app.

This week’s topics include:
 

  • One year ago, the Supreme Court struck down the formula for Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.As we head toward midterm elections , state after state have passed or implemented or proposed bills harder for Americans – particularly African-Americans, the elderly, students and people with disabilities – to exercise their fundamental right to cast a ballot.
  • Should inmates be allowed to be organ donors?


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

A recent article reminds us that regardless of the color of your skin, you should always wear sunscreen when in direct sunlight. The sunblock should contain a minimum sun protection factor of 15. This will help to block ultraviolet rays from your skin. The article also suggests  SPF 30 or higher if you will be outdoors for an extended period of time.
How about You? Do you apply a sunscreen when in direct sunlight?



Have you had your "SIP" for the week? The latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment news! Check out "The Sip "


 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

What's Your Take?

More than half of all Americans are prohibited from donating organs to the unrelenting waiting list of dying patients. Typically, they are prohibited due to pre-existing conditions ranging from infectious disease to obesity. However, there are millions of healthy capable donors who are unnecessarily banned. Prisons nationwide have begun examining their organ donation policies in consideration of inmate donations to strangers where only family donations were possible before.


What’s Your Take? Should inmates be allowed to be organ donors?




 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Voter Suppression?

One year ago, the Supreme Court struck down the formula for Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, a provision that required federal pre approval of voting changes in areas with a history of discrimination. As  we heard toward midterm elections , state after state have passed ,implemented or proposed bills harder for Americans – particularly African-Americans, the elderly, students and people with disabilities – to exercise their fundamental right to cast a ballot.


What’s Your Take? Voter Fraud Protection or Voter Suppression?  Do you know the voting requirements in your state?



 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Expanding Opportunity

In this week's address, the President recapped his visits with folks who have written him letters about their own American stories -- their successes and struggles. While Congressional Republicans are blocking meaningful measures that would strengthen the middle class, the President continues looking for ways to grow the economy and expand opportunity for more hardworking Americans.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Two-thirds of Americans have at least one leisure trip planned for the this summer,a slight increase from 64% last year and a more notable growth when compared to the 60% who were planning a summer leisure trip two years ago according to a recent poll. Three in ten Americans (29%) say they're less likely to travel this summer due to their outlook on the U.S. economy.


How about you? Are you planning at least one leisure trip this summer?
 

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Join The Conversation Today @ 2pm

We experienced technical problems and were not able to broadcast today. We apologize to all of our listeners!

The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia , WMXP  95.5 FM in Greenville,SC ,AMFM 247Network Nationwide and streaming LIVE on Black Talk Radio Network and www.tanyafree.com @ 2pm EDT. Studio Lines will be open @ (804) 321 1010 and TOLL FREE @ (844) 321-1010 or Text TANYA FREE to 72727 to share your comment or opinion! Can’t listen Live? No problem! The podcast will be posted later tonight @ TanyaFree.com and repeated 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:

  • Fifty-seven percent of Americans say that religion can answer all or most of today's problems according to a recent poll, while 30% say that religion is largely old fashioned and out of date.
  • Would you eat, shop, work or worship where guns are allowed?



TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Two-thirds of Americans have at least one leisure trip planned for the this summer,a slight increase from 64% last year and a more notable growth when compared to the 60% who were planning a summer leisure trip two years ago according to a recent poll. Three in ten Americans (29%) say they're less likely to travel this summer due to their outlook on the U.S. economy. How about you? Are you planning at least one leisure trip this summer?

 



Speaker, Motivator, Author, Business Trainer, and Life Coach Dr. Sinclair Grey III joins the conversation again this week. An inspirational speaker, motivator, author, organizer and “liberator of persons from all intellectual, social and cultural walks of life”, Dr. Sinclair Grey, III is a committed advocate for communal change. As a strong proponent of gathering the masses through grassroots efforts, Dr. Grey has dedicated much of his life to mobilizing and inspiring others to achieve their true potential.



Have you had your "SIP" for the week? The latest in Sports, Celebrity and Entertainment news! Check out "The Sip "


 

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Guns Everywhere?

Georgia's new “guns everywhere law”  went into effect July  1st. Arizona, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia have all enacted laws in recent years that allow concealed weapon permit-holders to  bring guns into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol, as long as they don't drink. The Georgia law also lets school districts, churches and airports allow visitors to carry concealed guns.


What’s Your Take? Would you eat, shop, work or worship where guns are allowed?



 

Friday, July 04, 2014

Independence Day 2014

July 4th is celebrated as our nation’s Independence Day, but for many African Americans, Juneteenth is the holiday that celebrates freedom and emancipation from slavery. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, with an effective date of January 1, 1863, however the official end of the Civil War was not until April 1865. In light of the slow methods of communication and minimal number of Union troops to enforce Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, Texas slaves continued to live in bondage until June 18th, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 troops arrived in Texas to enforce the emancipation of slaves. On June 19th, legend says that General Granger read the Emancipation Proclamation to everyone while standing on a villa. That day has since become known as Juneteenth, a combination of the word June and nineteenth. Former slaves in Galveston, Texas rejoiced in the streets with jubilant celebrations that became the start of the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery.


Our struggles today are still related to freedom. While we have made extraordinary gains, too often many in our community are left lagging behind the majority population in not only resources but the information necessary to gain those resources. Research shows that while white Americans have on average double the income of black Americans, they have more than six times the wealth. The report demonstrates that wealth inequality is actually increasing, not decreasing over time. Recent developments including the erosion of protections afforded by the Voting Rights Act of 1965 should serve as a cautionary tale that we must remain vigilant in our quest for true freedom.


As we head to the backyard for hot dogs and burgers on this 4th of July, take a moment to reflect on the real meaning of freedom in 2014.

How do you define freedom in 2014 ?


Thursday, July 03, 2014

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

The Missouri Legislature passed a bill last month permitting trained teachers or administrators to carry concealed weapons in the classroom. While the bill awaits the Governor’s signature, several Missouri school districts have started training administrators and teachers to carry concealed weapons in classrooms.


What’s your take? Would you permit your child to attend a school that allowed teachers to carry a concealed weapon?



Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

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 We are taking a break and will not be in the studio live this week. Check out the spirited conversation from our June 18th broadcast.Text TANYA FREE to 72727 to share your comment or opinion! The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show  WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia , WMXP  95.5 FM in Greenville ,SC ,AMFM 247Network Nationwide and streaming on Black Talk Radio Network and www.tanyafree.com The podcast will be  repeated Thursday at 6pm on May We Help You? Radio Network.

This week’s topics include:

  •   What actions if any should the US take in Iraq?
  •   How do we address perceptions versus reality when it comes to racism in America?
  •   How does race influence or define your identity? Would you allow people to assume you were a member of another race if you thought it would benefit you in some way?


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll

Working in retirement is becoming the new normal. More and more people are planning to work in their retirement years according to a recent study.  Until the beginning of the 20th century, most people just didn't retire -- they worked until the very end of their lives. Let’s be clear, retirement used to be defined as the end of work but this study also revealed that nearly three out of five retirees explore new lines of work, and working retirees are three times more likely than pre-retirees to launch their own businesses.  
What’s your take? How do you plan to spend your retirement?


Our Friend Scotty Reid from Black Talk Radio News joins the conversation to give his insights into the situation in Iraq and  the nation's response.