Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Podcast

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The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show
Social and Political Straight Talk

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Join us for a special “Message in the Music” 2011 edition of The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show.

We invite you to sit back and enjoy as we highlight some of our most popular and requested message songs from our shows this year.

 

 TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The death of Osama bin Laden was selected as the top news story of 2011 in the recent Associated Press' annual poll of U.S editors and news directors. Time magazine gave the nod to the Occupy Wall Street Protests. Global economic concerns, congressional fiscal showdowns and the Penn State sex scandal all made it to the top ten of various lists.
What would you rank as the top news story of 2011?

Join us when return LIVE next Wednesday January 4th at our NEW TIME 2:00pm ET
 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly poll

The death of Osama bin Laden was selected as the the top news story of 2011 in the recent Associated Press' annual poll of U.S editors and news directors.Time magazine gave the nod to the Occupy Wall Street Protests.Global economic concerns,congressional fiscal showdawns and the Penn State sex scandal all made it to the top ten of various lists.

What would you rank as the top news story of 2011?

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Season's Greetings
Peace and Blessings to you and yours from Tanya Free and Friends Radio and TanyaFree.com.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Gordon Parks

Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks was born the youngest of 15 children on Nov. 30, 1912, in Fort Scott, Kansas.  Motivated by his mother’s strong conviction that dignity and hard work could overcome bigotry, Parks used his largely self-taught talents to pursue careers as a photographer, filmmaker, writer and composer.  In 1938, Mr. Parks purchased his first camera at a Seattle pawn shop and within months Parks’ pictures were being exhibited in store windows.  By 1962, at the suggestion of a fellow Life Magazine photographer, Mr. Parks began to write a story based on his memories of his childhood in Kansas. The story became the hit novel and movie "The Learning Tree".  The success only continued when Mr. Parks created his widely known second hit film, "Shaft," released in 1971.   The man who never finished high school was a recipient of 40 honorary doctorates from colleges and universities in the United States and England and a National Medal of Arts award from President Ronald Reagan. Mr. Parks said in an interview in The New York Times in 1997, "I'm in a sense sort of a rare bird I suppose a lot of it depended on my determination not to let discrimination stop me." 

Tanya Free and Friends Radio Honors the Legacy and accomplishments of Mr. Gordon Parks.


 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas

The Christmas Season is one of my favorite holidays. I have come to enjoy it even more since I no longer put myself in the position of trying to play Santa for each and every family member and person that may have crossed my path since last Christmas .It seems as though the Holiday shopping season starts earlier and earlier each year. Many malls were already adorned with Christmas Trees, wreaths and the sounds of carols in the background as early as Halloween. There will be no more shopping for me until I drop, trying to find that perfect gift for family and friends that in many cases end up being returned or exchanged on December 26th anyway. Oh, and how about that pressure to find a Secret Santa gift for the co-worker or boss that I really didn’t know and honestly sometimes didn’t even like. Sound familiar?
Personally, this yearly ritual took the Merry out of my Christmas because I allowed myself to get caught up in the hoopla and mass marketing of those MUST HAVE gifts and electronics. Retailers are on a mission to convince us that THEY are the reason for the season and stand ready to accommodate us in many cases 24/7 until Christmas Day. Each year I would find myself completely worn out from all the shopping, but even worst, in a pool of credit card debt that would take me a year to recover from and then …… the cycle would start all over again. The cycle ends for me THIS YEAR!
More importantly the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ has been lost in all the hustle, bustle and materialism. December 25th is the celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ- the gift of love. In honor of Jesus Christ - give the gift of love and your time. That’s the true spirit and meaning of Christmas and the Real Reason for the Season!       
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast


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Check out our Holiday Good Cheer Edition of The Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show

 

Check out some of our Good News Holiday Links!

Troops Come Home!

Healthy Baby!

Good Samaritan

Police issue gift cards!

Secret Santas!

Diamond Ring in Salvation Army Kettle!

Dancing Santa!

 

This week's topics:

Question of the Week

The National Transportation Safety Board recently recommended a nationwide ban on the use of cell phones while driving. According to the safety board, distracted driving is becoming the new DUI.   
What do you think? Should talking on cell phone while driving be prohibited?        

 Poll Question

The yearly debate over whether to say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays” is upon us again this season.
Which greeting of cheer do you prefer?

Living Life With A Purpose!

Who was the first African American to work as a staff photographer for Life Magazine?


Find out during the TanyaFree.com “Living Life With a Purpose 365 Moment
 

Monday, December 19, 2011

New DUI?

The National Transportation Safety Board recently recommended a nationwide ban on the use of cell phones while driving. According to the safety board, distracted driving is becoming the new DUI.   
What do you think? Should talking on cell phone while driving be prohibited?     

   
 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

The yearly debate over whether to say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays” is upon us again this season.


Which greeting of cheer do you prefer?

 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

#GoodSpotting

 Living Life with A Purpose!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Max Robinson

Max Robinson – a native of Richmond Virginia – began his career in journalism reading news stories at a Portsmouth, VA station with him hidden behind the slide of the station’s logo. Robinson was fired after he requested the slides be removed, revealing his face. Robinson went to Washington, D.C. where his career soared, winning six journalism awards. Robinson earned national prominence as the first African American anchor of a major television news program when he joined ABC World News Tonight in 1978. 

Tanya Free and Friends Radio honors the contributions and legacy of Max Robinson.  



 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

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This week’s topics:


 

Washington DC Attorney Debbie Hines joins the conversation to discuss her Huffington Post commentary,”New Republican Data Shows No Need For Voter ID Laws”.
Ms. Hines is a trial lawyer, former prosecutor and legal/political commentator based in Washington, DC. She found Legalspeaks.com, a progressive blog, on law, race, women and politics.

Two thirds of State legislatures have introduced new voter ID laws and elimination of early voting and same day registration. A 2006 Brennan Center Study revealed that 25% of African Americans are without an ID. What do you think? Are the new voter ID laws and restrictions an effort to suppress the African American vote?


Latest GOP Presidential Polls seems to have narrowed the race to frontrunners Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney after the exit of Herman Cain.
Who do you think will be the eventual nominee?
 

Living Life With A Purpose!

Who was the first African-American broadcast network news anchor in the United States?

Find out during the TanyaFree.com “Living Life With a Purpose 365 Moment
 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Suppression?

Two thirds of State legislatures have introduced new voter ID laws and elimination of early voting and same day registration. A 2006 Brennan Center Study revealed that 25% of African Americans are without an ID. What do you think?
Are the new voter ID laws and restrictions an effort to suppress the African American vote?

 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Latest GOP Presidential Polls seems to have narrowed the race to frontrunners Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney after the exit of Herman Cain.

Who do you think will be the eventual nominee?

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Charlie Sifford

Known as a legend in Black golf, Charlie Sifford became the first African American golfer to be honored at the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2004.  Charlie Sifford  is considered by many to be the “Jackie Robinson” of professional golf.  Sifford was born and raised in Charlotte, NC.  He spent his youth as a caddy at the Carolina Country Club.  Sifford was  later dismissed from the country club, when his talent as an excellent young golfer started to be noticed by many of the club’s white patrons.  Sifford would be 40 years old before the PGA allowed racial integration. Despite harassment and bureaucratic obstacles from segregationists intent on forcing him from the PGA ranks Sifford proved himself to be a formidable opponent, leading many tournaments and winning the Hartford Open in 1967 as well as the Los Angeles Open in 1969.  Sifford continued to compete well into his 70s.  He is known for saying, “Only the strong can survive out here. They counted me out 25 years ago, but I'm still here.”

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Tanya Free and Friends Talk Show Podcast

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Check out the Buddy Roemer for President Website

GOP Presidential Candidate Buddy Roemer joins the conversation this week to talk about his candidacy and his fight against special interests and the corrupting influences in Washington and Wall Street. Governor Roemer served four terms in the United States Congress from 1981 – 1988 as a conservative Democrat and was Louisiana Governor from 1988-1992 as both a Democrat and Republican.



The National Defense Authorization Act has come under fire from the White House for provisions that would allow the indefinite detention of Americans suspected of terrorism arrested within the US.How do you feel about the Act? Are we sacrificing too much in the name of national security?


Raha Wala joins the conversation to discuss the implications and possible ramifications of this act. Rala is the Advocacy Counsel representing Human Rights First a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York and Washington D.C.



Tanya’s Poll Question


Allegations of infidelity and moral lapses continue to plague politicians on both sides of the aisle.
Will issues of infidelity affect your decision at the ballot box?


Living Life With A Purpose!

Who is the first African-American golfer to be honored at the World Golf Hall of Fame?
Find out during the TanyaFree.com “Living Life With a Purpose 365 Moment

 

Monday, December 05, 2011

Too Much?

The National Defense Authorization Act has come under fire from the White House for provisions that would allow the indefinite detention of Americans suspected of terrorism arrested within the US.

How do you feel about the Act? Are we sacrificing too much in the name of national security?

  

Sunday, December 04, 2011

TanyaFree.com Weekly Poll

Allegations of infidelity and moral lapses continue to plague politicians on both sides of the aisle.
Would the infidelity of a candidate affect your decision at the ballot box?



 

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Blowing in the wind

Check out today’s ‘Wassup’ video story.www.tanyafree.com

What would you have done in this situation?