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  • 00:30

    Police Officer, Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York

    in Education

    The Gist of Freedom is pleased to welcome Arthur Browne, author of One Righteous Man:Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York!


    In this Sept. 4, 1941 file photo, Lt. Samuel Battle gets a kiss from his 4-year-old granddaughter, Yvonne, at City Hall, where he was sworn in as the city's first black parole commissioner.  AP Photo, File


    In his latest book, Browne — who currently serves as the Daily News editorial page editor — presents a biography of New York City’s first African-American police officer. Based on an unfinished manuscript by Langston Hughes and Browne’s own research, “One Righteous Man” tells the story of Samuel Battle’s groundbreaking rise through the ranks of the NYPD, a decades-long odyssey that is both the story of one man’s unwavering dedication to racial progress and a harbinger of the divisions between police and the communities they serve that plague America today.

  • 01:31

    We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For

    in Current Events

    Today We Discuss How To Recognize What's Sometimes Hard To See--What You Already Have And What You Already Know. How do we know what we know? How do we recognize the love that is already in our lives? How do we transform the shadows of disappearance into the power of change? How dow we learn to imagine the invisible that is always already a part of what we see?


    Join Us For A Special Episode of Real Talk Live 216- Word On The Street w/ Host Keelyn Bradley and his Guest Co-Host Avril Somerville, author of A Journey Of Life On Purpose: Creativity, Love, Womanhood, Community, Race, and Identity. http://www.amazon.com/Journey-Life-Purpose-Creativity-Womanhood-ebook/dp/B00Y2GQSAO Call-In Live 7-8:30p, Wednesday 7/29/15.

  • Police Brutality and Racial Profiling

    in Current Events

    The stories are becoming all too familiar - Oscar Grant, John Crawford III, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, and many others whose names don't make national headlines.  #BlackLivesMatter has become the cry of the African-American community as the lives of young Black men and women are taken at the hands of police while unarmed.  Why are people of color stopped, searched, arrested, and killed in disproportionate numbers compared to their Caucasian counterparts?  How can unarmed "suspects" such as John Crawford III or Oscar Grant get shot on site when people who commit heinous acts - such as James Eagan Holmes who killed 12 and injured 70 in a crowded movie theatre - are arrested and given every benefit of the doubt?  Let's discuss it and find some real solutions beyond the hashtags.  Because of the nature of this subject matter, parental discresion is advised for children under 13.

  • Masterclass:Steve Hickner/Animation Director/Storyboard Artist/Dreamworks

    in Movies

    Steve Hickner has spent over thirty-five years working at some of the most fabled studios in animation; including: DreamWorks, Disney, Amblimation, Aardman, Hanna-Barbera and Filmation.  He has worked on both the production and artistic sides of the process, serving as Producer on such films as:  American Tail II: Fievel Goes West, We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story, and Balto.  His director credits include Bee Movie and The Prince of Egypt.   In addition, he has contributed to such feature films as Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Little Mermaid, The Great Mouse Detective, Madagascar, Shrek Forever After, Peabody and Sherman and Home.  His television credits include such favorites as He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. Most recently, he has contributed to location-based entertainment projects in Singapore, Dubai, China, and London.   For Christmas 2014, he was one of the creative leads on DreamPlace; which was placed in shopping malls across the U.S. He has been a guest speaker at many colleges and universities, film festivals and animation He is the author of Animating Your Career, and Animation Rules! The three subjects we will discuss in depth as follows 1) Breaking into the animation field, and what you can do to grow your career. 2) How the animation field has changed since I entered it thirty-five years ago, and how it is changing now.  What are the influential animation films and TV shows now. 3) The future of the animation business.  You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 00:27

    His Heart Speaks

    in Entertainment

    Tune in to Carolyn King Robertson as the host of His Heart Speaks

  • 01:00

    YGY 2015 Series Preview Show: Yankees-White Sox (7/31-8/2)

    in Baseball

    On tonight's episode of the Yanks Go Yard Radio Show, brought to you by KNODA.com, host and senior staff writer Ricky Keeler gives you the latest on the Yankees trade deadline rumors and reacts to the mega deal in the AL East that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays. Plus, Ricky will react to the first two games in this Yankees-Rangers series. 


    Then, James Poellnitz, a co-editor at Southside Showdown joins the show to help look ahead to this weekend's series between the Yankees and White Sox at US Cellular Field. Ricky and James will discuss Chicago's disappointing first half, their recent five game win streak, and whether or not Jeff Samardzija will be traded before Friday's deadline. Plus, how has David Robertson fared as the closer in his first season? Finally, they will breakdown the pitching matchups and give you their hitters to watch in this series. 


    As always, you can interact with the LIVE show at anytime by calling in at (347)-324-5455 or tweeting us: @YGYRadioShow

  • "Great Mediums of the Past" with Author and Medium Maxine Meilleur

    in Spirituality

    Tonight co-hosts and Mediums Pamela Marie Edmunds and June Elaine Evans welcome to the show Author and Medium Maxine Meilleur.  They will be discussing Maxine's book "Great Moments of Modern Mediumship, Volume 1."


    More About Maxine Meilleur;


    Maxine's journey in the religion and service of Spiritualism began in the early 1980's. She was a personal student of the Rev. June Bletzer of St. Petersburg, Florida and author of the ground-breaking "The Encyclopedic Psychic Dictionary." She helped in the editing of this work that was admitted before its time and helped Reverend Bletzer earn the second ever PhD granted in the United States. Much later, Maxine began a 10 year relationship with the Arthur Findlay College in the United Kingdom where several of tutors and Ministers are her confidants and friends. She is a Master of Divinity candidate at Harvard Divinity School - where she is the first working medium there since Harvard expelled Frederic Willis for conducting seances in 1857! She is the author of "Great Moments of Modern Mediumship: Volume I" with "Great Moments of Modern Mediumship: Volume II" due out shortly. She is passionate about evidential, responsible and ethical mediumship. Although she does intuitive readings almost everyday, her joy is the trance state.

  • 00:31

    "The Power of Laughter"

    in Goals

       Arthur’s stimulating topic for today is the “Power of Laughter". He will share the latest research which explains how laughter lowers blood pressure, creates health, reduces stress, chases away gloom and illness, eases chronic pain, prevents illness, burns calories, and establishes amazing connections. He will explain how laughter will give you options for a happier life.

  • 01:41

    Ceremonial Herbs, History & Summer Fun in Yuma, Arizona

    in Fun

    Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Happy Hour variety show, airing live online from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona.
    On This Episode:
    - Ceremonial Herbs – Herbalist Cynthia Johnston, owner of MoonMaid Botanicals, discusses the different herbs used for various ceremonial and spiritual practices.
    - Casa De Coronado Museum – Yvonne Peach nostalgic travel and household artifacts featured in the Casa de Coronado Museum in Yuma, Arizona
    - Yuma Events & Activities – Hear about upcoming summer events and activities in Yuma with Rex Ijams – Yuma Art Center & Historic Yuma Theatre, Chuck Heeman – Yuma Civic Center, Oscar Chavez – City of Yuma Recreation Program Specialist, and Ronnie Ridgers – Desert Hills Golf Course.
    - The Peanut Patch – Hear about the Fabulous Fan Fudge Club presented by The Peanut Patch in Yuma, AZ
    - Medjool Dates – Summer Medjool Date treats with Debbie Mansheim of Basket Creations & More in Yuma, AZ

  • 01:00

    Guest:Kelli Jones/Costume Designer/Sons of Anarchy/Homefront

    in Movies

    With Straight Outta Compton, Kelli Jones has cemented herself as the go-to Costume Designer for gritty, realistic depictions of television and feature films’ most compelling characters and genres. After getting her start on season two of the critically-acclaimed FX series The Shield, Kelli was tapped to develop the look that sparked a fashion phenomenon with the wildly popular biker gang drama Sons of Anarchy. Through Sons, Kelli not only brought unquestionable sex appeal to the characters, but also garnered a Costume Designer’s Guild nomination in the prestigious “Best Contemporary Costume Design” category. In a true testament to the populatiy of her original looks and style, she even developed a Sons Of Anarchy clothing and jewelry line that is sold directly to fans on the FX Network’s website. These signature designs and point-of-view were not lost on the producers of the motion picture thriller  Homefront, who picked her to create the looks for stars Jason Statham & James Franco, Winona Ryder and Kate Bosworth. Additionally, Kelli has she designed for such feature films as Chrystal starring Billy Bob Thornton, Four Reasons starring Josh Lucas and Radha Mitchell and Isolation, for Sons of Anarchy Director Stephen Kay. Jones’ other successful television credits include Hawaii, North Shore, Standoff, Women's Murder Club, Memphis Beat, Parks and Recreation, Franklin & Bash and several television pilots including Star-Crossed for the CW network and the groundbreaking Fox series The Following. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 00:26

    A. Louise Robertson talks about her latest book

    in Books

         A. Louise Robertson talks about her latest book, Chained to Mineola (Long Island, New York Book 2)


         About Chained to Mineola: Carly Eubanks returns to her hometown for her aunt's funeral. Before flying back to California she drives down the street in Mineola where she spent her childhood. The house was originally owned by Betty and Bill Edwards, her grandparents, who bought the house after WWII. Carly is dismayed when she discovers a road crew who is just about to cut down the oak trees on Oak Street, including the one she played in as a child in front of her old home. She can't let this happen. She mades an instant decision to save the tree, climbing inside the limbs and then chaining herself to the branches. With the help of her cousin and an old high school boyfriend she sets out to save the tree and the environment and swears not to come down until the City changes its plans to widen the street and to demolish the trees. It's not going to be easy, in fact, the unforeseen future presents more than one challenge to this determined woman. It's Carly's story, but also her cousin and her niece's story. Her niece, Alison becomes involved with a young man from Scotland who has an uncle also very concerned about the environment, in fact he makes a career from working in Perthshire's annual Enchanted Forest. Destiny is about to step in and change all of their lives, because of a girl who loves a tree.


         About A. Louise Robertson: A. Louise Robertson was born in New York City in 1948. She's been a writer since first opening the cover of Little Women as an eight-year-old and falling in love with the written word.