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  • 01:46

    “EMPIRE TALK BACK"

    in Television

    One of the big controversies from season one ‘Empire’ has been the off-camera debate of the use of the “N” word on the show. Empire star Terrence Howard has said its time to get real about the “N” word on TV and drop the stigma surrounding the word making the hip- hop drama more authentic. Costar Taraji P. Henson has said she is against it.“N*gga” - We’ve all heard and sometimes even have used the words but when is it ok and when it is not? Why do some elders cringe while some youth have embraced these words without feeling any stigma? Is it ok for Black folk to use the N word but not Whites? Would “Empire” be any more authentic if Lee Daniels used the “N” word? And what about those other words like B*tch, Fag, etc.? Tim'm T. West is a poet, scholar, rapper, and youth activist who was born in Cincinnati and raised primarily in rural Arkansas. Tim’m brings hip hop to the table and will probably be able to talk about how the younger generation perceives all the words that are considered Taboo by many. M Shelly Conner, PhD is the Executive Director of Quare Square Collective, Inc., she teaches Writing and Literature at Loyola University Chicago. Shelly brings more of the history and understanding of the exploration of the words so freely used by us all.
    Empire Talks, CWT4R Talks, now how about you, will you Talk? 



    Show Wednesday, April 15th starts at 8:30est/7:30cst, call into 347-215-8985 and Press 1 to take part in the conversation.

  • 02:03

    The Biz With D: Interview w/ Syleena Johnson x Hazel E

    in Music

    Imagine this: you’re a Grammy-nominated singer, considered one of the best vocalists of your generation, who has scored major R&B hits and been invited to collaborate with the likes of Kanye West and R. Kelly, yet some folks consider you “underrated.” This has been the plight of Syleena Johnson, acclaimed as one of the finest R&B voices to have emerged during the past decade. Having fought the major label system to allow her true identity to shine forth, Syleena now steps forward with her most personal statement to date. Her boundary-stretching fifth album, entitled, appropriately enough, Chapter V: Underrated, was released on September 27, 2011 on Shanachie Entertainment.


    Syleena Johnson grew up outside Chicago in Illinois. Though she got involved with music during her high school years, initially she was discouraged from getting into the music business by her father, who had many disappointing experiences in the industry. Meanwhile her mother become the nation’s first black female police commissioner.


    After her live acoustic album release performance of Chapter V: Underrated last year, Syleena was moved by her own music and decided to release the live performance as a mini-album titled Acoustic Soul Sessions, released September 25th, 2012. The mini-album includes five songs from Chapter V: Underrated; an introduction to Chapter 6: Couples Therapy which will be released on October 28th, 2014. The Powerful New Recording on the way will take us back to Syleena’s traditional R&B style. The first single, “Perfectly Worthless”, from the hit new album is now available. Syleena also adds television to her roster as a costar in the TV One hit reality series R&B Divas airing Wednesday nights at 10/9c.

  • 02:16

    Shuggie lowdown & Jose Byers

    in Entertainment

    Shuggie gives the inside scoop of how she feels about NeNe Leakes, and later the costar of A Child Called Myracle and CAPTAIN AMERICA'S STRIKE FORCE TEAM MEMBER.


     


     

  • 01:16

    Commercial Real Estate Appraisals: Finding the Right Appraiser

    in Real Estate

    The appraisal of commercial property is, without a doubt, one of the most important aspects of commercial real property practice.  The appraisal touches every part of the business and every person involved in the process, including buyers, sellers, lenders, borrowers and their brokers.  Choosing the right appraiser and understanding what goes into an thorough appraisal can make or break a deal.


    Join my guests, Paul Beisser, Ray Cirz and Dan Boring as we discuss:



    When should an appraiser be retained;
    What should a broker do with an appraisal report;
    Problems and issues with appraisals in today's market;
    What has changed over the last few years;
    The different types of appraisal firms; and
    How has sustainability effected valuations.

  • 01:16

    Omari Newton Continuum Sal Capone Creator

    in Television

    Welcome back to WHR You Decide Radio!
    Montreal-born artist Omari Akil Newton is a fluently bilingual (French/English) professional actor, writer, Slam poet and MC whose work can be found on television, film, stage or radio!
    Omari has appeared in V Series, Fringe and Supernatural. Fellow nerds certainly know Omari Akil Newton as the infamous member of Liber8, Lucas Ingram, as seen on  Showcase/ Syfy network’s hit show Continuum!
    Omari is currently artist in residence at Urban Ink Theater Company working on the completion of an original hip hop theatre piece Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy of.
    Omari is involved in The VMR (The Visible Minority Report), podcast blog he co-produces and hosts with Continuum costar, Luvia Petersen, where he talks with other actors, Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols, including rants about racism and why Luvia Petersen is a minority!
    We look forward to your calls, joining Omari Akil Newton on WHR You Decide Sunday October 20, 2013 at 10 AM Pacific time!
     

  • 01:05

    Nerd Shuttle - EP 6

    in Pop Culture

    Tonight on the newest episode of Nerd Shuttle we have the pleasure of interviewing actor Alex Vincent best known for his childhood role as Andy Barclay in "Child's Play".  Is your innocence lost when your costar is a homicidal doll?  The triumvirate will also break down the latest news and reviews in the world of movies, video games, and comic books in the way that only Joe, Jeremy and Ben can in Nerd Shuttle! 

  • 02:12

    STR #149 08/13/13 "How We Made Love" is FLOve!

    in Movies

    On Saturday, August 10th, at 2:00/9:00 PM ET we rewatched "For Lovers Only" and "How We Made Love" back~to~back. Hopefully, you purchased your copy of #HWML to add to your Stana Katic collection. If not, you can purchase it here for just a few dollars:
    www.chill.com
    Our rewatch together was slightly different since we now have the opportunity to see the "Behind the Scenes" of the Polish Brothers' [Mark, the author and costar with Michael, the director] perspective on how they created this beautiful film along with nice and interesting "tid bits" from #Stana and the crew BTS that helped create this love story.
    On tonight's scheduled STR show, we'll re-discuss #FLO and how YOU feel about this film 2 years later with the accompanying  #HWML video.  This should ease the wait a bit for Stana to return again as Kate #Beckett in #Castle over the long summer.
    Photo credit/copyright: Polish Brothers films; "For Lovers Only" and "How We Made Love" artwork is combined.
    Music credit/copyright: Kubilay [Kube] Uner, Original Score for "For Lovers Only" ~ all clips are used by permission.
    Note: Please purchase both the feature length "For Lovers Only" and documentary of #FLO, "How We Made Love" along with the original score music through the proper channels so this creative team can continue to make films you enjoy seeing/watching/hearing in the future.

  • 01:00

    Not Dead Yet / Life Doesn't End at 40 - Empowerment Show

    in Film

    Melissa Heisler is joined by Susan Hess Logeais writer-producer-costar, her costars Sherilyn Lawson & Betty Moyer costars, director Sam Hull and producer Roland Sarrazen of the film Not Dead Yet - A dramedy about life, hot flashes and profound re-awakenings.
    Learn how life reflects art reflects life through the story of three actresses who increasingly found it difficult to be cast took matters into their own hands.
    “We may be over 40, but we’re not dead yet. We may be changing, but we embrace that change as opposed to mourning it and withdrawing,” says writer and producer Susan Hess Logeais of her film’s uplifting message about menopause as a powerful new beginning.
    Listen on Blog Talk Radio or call-in with your questions at 323-580-5755. Join the conversation and Like Us on Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/TheEmpowermentShow
    Follow Us on Twitter:  www.twitter.com/EmpowermentShow
    Listen to other The Empowerment Show recordings at www.linkedlocalnetwork.com/empowerment
    Read inspirational and empowering blogs:  http://women.linkedlocalnetwork.com/melissa-heisler/
     

  • 00:16

    You Are Not Dead Yet / Life Doesn't End at 40: Empowerment

    in Film

    LISTEN TO THE FULL HOUR EPISODE HERE
    Melissa Heisler is joined by Sam Hull director and Betty Moyer costar of the film Not Dead Yet - A dramedy about life, hot flashes and profound re-awakenings.
    Learn how life reflects art reflects life through the story of three actresses who increasingly found it difficult to be cast took matters into their own hands.
    “We may be over 40, but we’re not dead yet. We may be changing, but we embrace that change as opposed to mourning it and withdrawing,” says writer and producer Susan Hess Logeais of her film’s uplifting message about menopause as a powerful new beginning.
    Listen on Blog Talk Radio or call-in with your questions at 323-580-5755. Join the conversation and Like Us on Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/TheEmpowermentShow
    Follow Us on Twitter:  www.twitter.com/EmpowermentShow
    Listen to other The Empowerment Show recordings at www.linkedlocalnetwork.com/empowerment
    Read inspirational and empowering blogs:  http://women.linkedlocalnetwork.com/melissa-heisler/

  • 00:43

    Remembering Jean Stapleton

    in Television

    Jean Stapleton, the character actress whose portrayal of a slow-witted, big-hearted and submissive — up to a point — housewife on the groundbreaking series “All in the Family” made her, along with Mary Tyler Moore and Bea Arthur, not only one of the foremost women in television comedy in the 1970s but a symbol of emergent feminism in American popular culture, died on Friday at her home in New York City. She was 90.New York Times
    All in the Family writer-producer Norman Lear said “No one gave more profound 'How to be a Human Being' lessons than Jean Stapleton,” while her costar Rob Reiner called her a “brilliant comedienne with exquisite timing.”
    Jerry Pippin discuss the state of comedy in 1971 and today(2013).
     

  • 01:01

    Making Happy Happen

    in Health

    with Dr Cammie
    Today's guest is Robin Jay.  She is the writer, producer and costar of the new movie “The Keeper of the Keys” staring self-help icons Jack Canfield, John Gray.

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