Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show  WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia and WMXP  95.5 FM in Greenville ,SC  streaming LIVE on Black Talk Radio Network and www.tanyafree.com @ 2pm EDT. Studio Lines will be open @ (804) 321 1010 or Text TANYA to 72727 to share your comment or opinion! Can’t listen Live? No problem! The podcast will be posted later tonight. Listen on the go. Download the FREE LIVE 365 app.


This week’s topics include:

 

  • Artist and Producer Pharrell Williams’ comments in a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey has caused a media stir. He suggested that racism can be overcome by a change in attitude.
  • Research shows that by 2060 white people will no longer be a majority, representing roughly 43 percent of the population. And the increase in interracial marriages not only directly affects the number of bi-racial babies being born, but also has an effect on our perception of ethnicity, particular with respect to the offspring of bi-racial couples.  The poll also revealed that the majority of Americans don't see President Obama who is the product of an interracial relationship as black but rather as mixed race.  55 percent of black respondents said they considered Obama black, with only 34 percent saying they considered him mixed-race.
  • Students, alumni and friends of Howard University have taken to social media after the University’s confirmation of Sean “Diddy” Combs as its next commencement speaker.


TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll


Half of all adults say they would be more likely to vote for a congressional candidate who supports increasing the minimum wage, according to a recent poll. A survey conducted last month found strong support for increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, with 73% of those surveyed in favor.
What’s Your Take? Would you be more likely to vote for a candidate who supports increasing the minimum wage?


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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

What's Your Take?

Artist and Producer Pharrell Williams’ comments in a recent interview has caused a media stir. He suggested that racism can be overcome by a change in attitude.He reportedly went on to say “The “new black” doesn’t blame other races for our issues. The “new black” dreams and realizes that it’s not a pigmentation; it’s a mentality. And it’s either going to work for you, or it’s going to work against you. And you’ve got to pick the side you’re gonna be on.”
 

What’s Your Take on the “New Black”? Is ignoring racism somehow going to make it go away?    Let’s talk about it. Is the goal of a color blind society good for America?



 

Monday, April 21, 2014

What's Your Take?

Students, alumni and friends of Howard University have taken to social media after the University’s confirmation of Sean “Diddy” Combs as its next commencement speaker. Some have applauded the University for solidifying a relationship with a longtime unofficial alumnus, while others have questioned Diddy’s caliber as a role model for this year’s graduates. Combs has been compared to the likes of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Jobs — all entrepreneurs who dropped out of school, became widely successful, and were later asked to speak at their alma mater’s commencement.


What’s Your Take? Did Howard University make the right choice with Diddy?



 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Should we raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour?

Robert Reich explains why we should raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show WCLM1450AM in Central Virginia and WMXP 95.5 FM in Greenville ,SC streaming LIVE on Black Talk Radio Network and www.tanyafree.com 


This week’s topics include:

  • President Obama recently stated that “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago. Voter Fraud Protection or Voter Suppression?
  • Could the entry of Deval Patrick into the 2016 presidential race derail the presumed fast track to the Democratic nomination for Hillary Clinton?

TanyaFree.com/Urban Views Weekly Poll


A recent survey has revealed that a majority of US adults still support the death penalty. 55%of US adults say they favor the death penalty for persons convicted of murder down from the 62% surveyed in 2011. Polls also indicate that public support for capital punishment has been gradually declining over the past couple of decades.
What’s Your Take? Do you support the death penalty? Has your opinion changed over time?
 
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Voter Suppression?

President Obama recently stated that “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” Republicans in some swing states have advanced new laws that go beyond the voter identification requirements of recent years. Among other things, state lawmakers are pushing measures to limit the time polls are open and to cut back early voting, eliminate same-day registration, and making it more difficult to cast provisional ballots or curb the mailing of absentee ballots. Over the last 15 months, at least nine states have enacted voting changes making it harder to cast ballots. Sponsors of such laws have said they are trying to prevent voter fraud.

What’s Your Take? Voter Fraud Protection or Voter Suppression?
 


 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

President Obama said in a recent interview that Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who had previously ruled out entering the 2016 election cycle, shouldn’t rule out a bid. Patrick is nearing the end of his second term as governor and has chosen not to run for reelection later this year. When asked in an interview whether he could envision himself ever running for national office, Deval replied, Maybe, Maybe.

What’s Your Take? Could the entry of Deval Patrick into the 2016 presidential race derail the presumed  fast track to the Democratic nomination for Hillary Clinton?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Equal Pay For Equal Work

In this week’s address, the President underscores the importance of ensuring equal pay for equal work and highlights the steps his Administration has taken to expand opportunity and narrow the pay gap that exists between men and women.
 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

TanyaFree.com Urban Views Weekly Poll

The Supreme Court upheld a federal law that bans anyone convicted of domestic violence from having a gun. In a unanimous 9-0 decision, the court said the ban extends to anyone who has pleaded guilty to at least a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence, and includes cases in which there was no proof of violence or physical injury. The ruling overturns decisions in several regions, including the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California, which had said the ban applied only to convictions that involved a "violent use of force."
What’s Your Take? Should people guilty of domestic violence be forever banned from having a gun?

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Tanya Free and Friends

 

We apologize,but we lost our servers mid-show. There is no podcast this week. We will be back next Wednesday!