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  • 01:26

    Friday At The Movies w/ Betty Jo Tucker

    in Movies

    Amy Beth welcomes noted film critic Betty Jo Tucker for a lively chat about classic and contemporary movies. The author of  Confessions of a Movie Addict and others and host of the weekly Movie Addict Headquarters radio show discusses the origins of her cinematic obsession and reveals some of her favorites. And before the pre-Oscar popcorn dust settles the two film fanatics share their early contenders for Hollywood's big prize,.
    Also enjoy creative nudges for our Inspiration to Action Challenge. And Amy Beth opens the phone lines for the free-flow pop culture convo.
    Call in 347-857-4505 Tweet before/during show @abwrites
    Join us LIVE 9 AM (PT)) 11 AM (CT) Noon (ET) or anytime on demand.
     
     

  • 00:46

    Critics Preview Summer Film Schedule

    in Movies

    Renowned film critics A.J. Hakari and Mack Bates drop by to discuss the movie release schedule for Summer of 2015. Their goal? To help moviegoers pick the cream of the crop from over 85 summer releases. Mack, an Emmy winner, has contributed freelance articles to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and serves as a staff blogger for Milwaukee Magazine’s official film blog. A.J., the Mad Movie Man, writes film reviews for a number of sites including ReelTalk Movie Reviews, Review Express, Classic Movie Guide and Terror Tube. He is also the founder of CineSlice, his own popular movie blog. This should be another lively and fun episode for movie fans! 


    Among the films scheduled for release this summer, which ones are most eagerly anticipated and why? Some of the contenders are: Mr. Holmes, Jurassic World, Mad Max, Pitch Perfect 2, Tomorrowland, Minions, Spy, Live from New York, Insidious Chapter 3, Pan, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Ant-Man, Southpaw, Fantastic Four, Grandma, Master-Minds, Dark Places, Ricki and the Flash. 

  • 01:29

    Betty Tucker

    in Entertainment

    SYNOPSIS: Betty Tucker came of age in Belle Glade, Florida, infamous for its poverty and violence (e.g., see the Wikipedia entry and the 2006 documentary One Percent). Her childhood was one of debilitating poverty, borne of racism: exploitive migrant labor, multiple rapes and other abuse, chronic illness among her family and acquaintances ... the list is long and bitter. Betty survived not only by sheer hard work but also by nurturing a nascent belief that she deserved better. She moved to California, earned her college degree, and raised a family. Then, in 1997, she began a long and eventually successful search for the twin girls she had given up for adoption thirty years earlier.


    AUTHOR BIO: A native of Troy, Alabama, Betty Tucker has a degree in behavioral science from the University of San Francisco. She also has a Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She worked for nineteen years with the U.S. Postal Service and for nineteen years with the San Francisco Unified School District. She has five children and four grandchildren and now lives in Richmond, California, and in Montgomery, Alabama.  Thank you for your consideration.


    Fear, insecurity, sexual abuse, want, neglect: This memoir will look beyond the description of these difficulties in the author's life to examine how they stifled her ability to shape her own life, how she acquired the tools she needed to take more control of her life, and what impact her choices, both intentional and unintentional, had on her life and those of her children.

  • 00:46

    Greatest Dancing in the Movies

    in Movies

    Who are the greatest dancers of the silver screen? What are the top dance films and routines? In honor of the upcoming National Tap Dance Day, Movie Addict Headquarters revisits a lively discussion featuring avid dance fan Fausta Rodriguez, co-host Jazz Shaw, producer Nikki Starr -- and host Betty Jo Tucker, a former tap dancer. The encore presentation is dedicated to Derek Hough, one of today’s most dynamic dancers and star of the movie Make Your Move. Fortunately, Derek has recovered enough from his Dancing with the Stars injury to go on tour this summer with his sister Julianne Hough.    


    Which dancers will be named the best by the show’s diverse panel? Among the contenders are: Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Gregory Hines, Eleanor Powell, Fred Astaire, the Nicholas Brothers, Ginger Rogers, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor, Leslie Caron, Vera Ellen, Christopher Walken and Bill Robinson, whose birthday is celebrated on May 25 – a date established by the U.S. Congress as National Tap Dance Day in his honor.


    Some of the films under consideration during this episode include: Assassination Tango, The Bandwagon, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Singin’ in the Rain, Shall We Dance, Billy Elliott, West Side Story, Take the Lead, Flashdance, Hairspray, Easter Parade, Step Up, Footloose, Dirty Dancing and Tap. 

  • 01:01

    Beantown Pals, The Adventures of Bucky and Betty

    in Family

    Join Bucky for another episode of Beantown Pals, The Adventures of Bucky and Betty. Let's see what's going on in the mythical town where Jack and the Beanstalk's magical beans live, work and play. They are quite the intrepid and fascinating beans. 

  • 01:06

    Beantown Pals, The Adventures of Bucky and Betty with Tom Hayes

    in Family

    Bucky and Betty return after a few weeks off. Join us for an update of what's happening in Beantown with our two favorite characters. 

  • 03:06

    Honoring Dr. Betty Shabazz, Gil Scott Heron and Maya Angelou

    in Culture

    TONIGHT: Listen to the The African History Network Show, Thur. May, 28th, Special Time 9:00pm (6:00pm PST) with host Michael Imhotep founder of The African History Network?  We’ll honor Dr. Betty Shabazz, Maya Angelou and Gil Soctt Heron.  We’ll also discuss current events and hot topics on our Facebook Fanpage “The African History Network”.   CALL IN WITH QUESTIONS/COMMENTS & LISTEN AT (914) 338-1375.  Listen online LIVE and the archived show here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theafricanhistorynetworkshow/2015/05/28/five-on-the-black-handside-the-history-of-the-dap-and-african-american-hands or www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com.  


     


    1) Today is the 81st birthday of Dr. Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X.  It has been 1 year since poet Maya Angelou died and Gil Scott Heron died on May 27th, 2011 as well.  We’ll honor all 3 of them on tonight’s show.  2)  The Justice Department issues reforms to fix Cleveland policing.  What is next? 3) Media Mogul Byron Allen did a radio interview this morning where he talked about how African Americans are set up to fail economically and more.  4) In 1994, the Crime Bill that Bill Clinton signed into prohibited prisoners using Pell Grants to get a college degree.  That could change very soon.  5) This date in African American History.

  • 01:03

    Beantown Pals, the Adventures of Bucky and Betty

    in Family

    Another great show!

  • 01:04

    Creating A Virtual Ethnic Genealogy Community with Michelle Tucker Chubenko

    in History

    Join Michelle Tucker Chubenko, an organizer of the Ukrainian research Facebook group Nashi Predky (Our Ancestors), as she talks about how this group formed, how it mushroomed in membership in just a year, and what it offers its members of Ukrainian descent. She'll talk about the difficulty of researching ethnic groups from the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe communist countries. Find out how you too can form your own group that focuses on one ethnic group. This show is not just for Ukrainians!


    Facebook URL:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/NashiPredky/
    Website:  http://nashipredky.org/
    Ukrainian Historical and Education Center:  www.ukrhec.org


     


    Photos:


    October 25, 2014 - Facebook members who attended 1st Annual Conference
    March 21, 2015 - Spring Conference attendees

    1897 Map of Galicia (public domain)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Galicia_1897.jpg

    Map of Russian Empire Gubernias within today's Ukraine
    http://commons.

  • 01:10

    AFC East Talk with Ross Tucker! - Next Fan Up - 5/23/15

    in Football

    PodVader and the SuperFans preview the AFC East and are joined by special guest, Ross Tucker!  He host the Ross Tucker Football podcast and you can tweet him @rosstuckernfl. 


    Ross Tucker reunites with Pod Vader and starts talking about the Bills.  Rex Ryan can be the guy to bring championship gold to Buffalo.  They have a great argument for having the best DLine which for Ross is the second most important position after QB.  But the Bills don't have a QB - or do they. Andrew asks about Ross' position on position battles in reference to Geno Smith being named the starting QB for the Jets. Who's next in the East?  How about the Dolphins?


    Dave breaks down the QB position for the Dolphins and their strengths and weaknesses.  Dave is mostly concerned with the LBs, but Andrew mentions the Dolphins' Oline will have trouble holding up against the Dline's in the AFC East.


    Moving on to the Jets, Andrew has to defend the decision to name Geno Smith the starter already.  Geno does have some weapons surrounding him with a deep RB core and some nice WRs. A QBs best friend is a great defense and the Jets have a pretty good one. 


    Assuming the Patriots are without Tom Brady for at least a couple games, Jimmy Garopplo is the next man up.  Pats Oline is concerning.  Can Julian Edleman be good without Brady?  Patriots secondary looks just awful. Are they the fourth best roster in the division?


    Season predictions for the teams has Pod concerned about a very competitive year ahead. 


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  • 00:46

    Leslie Lewis: Actress, Writer, Producer

    in Movies

    Rising star Leslie Lewis drops by to talk about her key role in With Child, an indie gem of a film nominated for Best World Showcase at the 2015 SoHo International Film Festival. She will also discuss her other acting experience and projects. Her film credits include: Dead Broke, Starving Hysterical Naked, Almost in Love, The Better Man, Chaos Theory, Area Q, and Locked in a Garage Band. However, Leslie is probably best known for creating and starring in Miracle in Rwanda, a one-woman live show based on the life of Immaculée Ilibagiza, who survived the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Over 10,000 theatergoers in six continents have seen the show. This talented actress also played Dorothy Dandridge in another one-woman show titled Yesterday Came Too Soon at the National Black Theatre in Harlem.


    Leslie’s role in With Child is her first appearance as a lead in a feature film. This unique movie tells the touching story of a widowed construction worker trying to rebuild his life as a single dad while struggling with the romantic advances of his eccentric new employer (played by Leslie). "When I read the script, I thought it would be a good fit for my first film as lead producer," Leslie explains. "I love the message of the film: What we choose now affects our past.”