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  • 01:05

    Open Talk: A Conversation with Prince George's County Leaders

    in Lifestyle

    Mark Spencer is a native of Prince George's County.  Mark has practiced law for 26+ years, earning high marks from the county's legal community, neighborhood groups and civic associations for his work as a top litigator in the State's Attorney's office.  He currently serves as Inspector General of the Prince George's County Police Department. 


    In his current role as the Inspector General, he conducts formal, scheduled inspections of all components of the office and ensures agency compliance with rules, policies, and EEO laws.  The Inspector General also resolves any complaints of discrimination and harrassment whereever they occur throughout the agency, and ensures that all deputy sheriffs are performing their duties in accordance with the "best practices" of law enforcement.


    Also in this conversation is Mr. Bob Ross, President of the Prince George's County NAACP.  For more than forty years, Bob has worked as an organizer and advocate in Philadelphia where he was a lobbyist, organization director and he held many positions of increasing responsibilities.  He was especially focused leadership development, organization building, contemporary labor and political issues, civil rights and community organizing.   A great conversation to listen to.


     


     

  • MONTROSE CHILDREN DAY SCHOOL SENTENCING-WHAT A JOKE, FORMER DELTA COUNTY SHERIFF

    in News

    MONTROSE CHILDREN DAY SCHOOL SENTENCING-WHAT A JOKE, FORMER DELTA COUNTY SHERIFF DRAVECKY-CHARGES BEING FILED? VICTIM BRANDY KASIK WILL BE ON FOR UPDATE, GJ CITY GIVES AWAY ANOTHER 100K-WHAT A JOKE 

  • 00:45

    Waller County Sheriff officials said they believe Bland died in her cell the mor

    in Religion

    Waller County Sheriff officials said they believe Bland died in her cell the morning of July 13, from asphyxiation with a trash bag, three days after she was pulled over for not using her turn signal and then arrested for allegedly assaulting an officer.


    The Harris County medical examiner ruled her death a suicide. But Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said the 28-year-old’s death would be treated “just as it would be a murder investigation.”


    “There are many questions that are being raised here in Waller County,” Mathis said. “It needs to be a thorough and exhaustive review.”


    Most of those questions and conspiracy theories were dispelled on July 28, when prosecutors released video of Bland walking through the jail and posing for her mugshot during the booking process:


    Before the video was released, the strongest evidence was Bland’s voicemail to a Texas friend, LeVaughn Mosley, from her cell. In the voicemail posted by WLS-TV, Bland said, “how did switching lanes with no signal turn into all of this?”

  • 00:59

    062515 Dennis Virtuoso-Niagara County Legislature

    in Politics

    In this segment of the Vince Anello show, Niagara County Legislator, Dennis Virtuoso discusses several County issues as they relate to the city of Niagara Falls as well as countywide issues. Legislator Virtuoso represents the 6th Legislative District in Niagara Falls.


    The issue of landlords and giving landlords the opportunity and requirement that  properties that receive social service subsidies be inspected at least once a year will again be brought to the County Legislature.


    The new law giving vendors permission to sell fireworks within the county line on designated dates with a list of acceptable fireworks provided.


    Legislator Virtuoso is also the Minority Leader and points out the stress placed on the minority made up of four  Democrats In a Legislative body of 15.

  • 00:14

    Bergen County moves to create LGBT advisory committee

    in News

    Join us on Record Talk Radio on Tuesday, June 30 at 10 a.m. when we'll discuss the news that Bergen County  will will create its first-ever Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender advisory committee.


    The announcement Monday comes days after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding same-sex marriage in all 50 states.


    Our guests will include Freeholder Tracy Zur, Garden State Equality Executive Director Andrea Bowen and SuSu Stewart, chair of Newark's LGBT commission.


    Zur will talk about how how plans for the committee came about. Bowen will offer her statewide perspective on what she calls "the golden age" of LGBT activism" and Stewart will talk about some of the issues Newark's 11-member commission has addressed.


    Bergen County would join Jersey City, Essex County and Newark, which have already created LGBT advisory panels.


     


     

  • 00:12

    What's up with the 2015 Bergen County budget

    in News

    Tune in to Record Talk Radio at 1:30 p.m. when our next broadcast will feature interviews with Bergen County Executive James Tedesco and Freeholder John Felice.


    Both men were interviewed on Wednesday night, shortly after the freeholders adopted a 2015 budget that raised taxes by 4.3 percent.


    Tedesco talked about some of the reasons for the increase, including rising debt service and pension costs.


    Felice, who served as the board's budget chairman this year, talked about how health care costs might be curbed nextyear.


     

  • 01:07

    A Kind Voice On Music featuring Bill Phillippe

    in Indie Music

    Our next guest is Blues legend Bill Phillippe. Bill has spent the last twenty years playing guitar and singing all over the San Francisco bay area. During that time, he could be seen or heard in some neighborhood tavern, hipster cafe, jazz lounge, blues club, The Fillmore poster room or on a late Sunday night preaching to the faithful at the Boom Boom Room on Fillmore street. After ten years covering deep New Orleans funk, three CD releases (Ascended Masters of the Order of the Tantric FOnk-2003, FOnk-2008 and FOnkOlOgy-2011) and generous press accolades, Bill turned his attention to the origination of his thirty year musical odyssey, Delta Blues. In early 2012 Bill embarked upon a musical journey channeling the music of Blind Willie Johnson, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, and Mississippi John Hurt, along with traditional New Orleans tunes and songs by contemporary giants like Tom Waits in a solo guitar format. Bill has been a previous guest with A Kind Voice and we are excited to have him return to share what's new with him and his fabulous music!

  • WEBCAST: The Death of Sandra Bland

    in Current Events

    Call-In 516-387-1639


    On July 13th, 2015, Sandra Bland, a 28 year old Black woman from Naperville, IL, was found dead in a Waller County, Texas, jail cell on July 13, three days after she was arrested for a minor traffic offense. She was in Texas to begin a new job at her alma mater, Prairie View A&M University. The cause of death was listed as "self-inflicted asphyxiation"  - suicide - with a noose fashioned from a plastic garbage bag.

    Join me with my co-host, educator and civil rights advocate Sharonda Allen, as we discuss the disturbing aspects of this case, how a traffic stop for a minor offense escalated into a major confrontation, incarceration, and the unexplained death of a young woman with so much to live for.

    What is it like to be Black in America?

    We anticipate a no-holds-barred discussion on the unanswered questions in the Sandra Bland case and the repeated violations of the civil rights of African-Americans at the hands of police, and the callous disregard for Black lives.



    CALL US at 516-387-1639 to join the conversation.
     

  • 00:15

    Effingham County Navigator Team receives grant from Enmarket Encourage Health

    in Business

     (SAVANNAH, GA) Tuesday, August 25, the third lecture in the 2015 Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series, “How to Train for a 5K,” will be presented by Chris Ramsey from Fleet Feet Savannah. After the sudden loss of Robert Espinoza, Ramsey will present the lecture in honor of his memory. Ramsey has worked alongside Espinoza for 4 1/2 years.


    The Encourage Health grant donation will be presented to the Effingham County Navigator Team, a not-for-profit support group and recreational program for children with special needs and different abilities. The group provides recreational activities such as basketball, baseball, soccer, cornhole and bowling.Founder and President Pauline Shaw talks with Laurie Ross today about the value of this donation.


    The Effingham County Navigator Team will also be raising funds on Saturday, August 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the enmarket located at 6188 Highway 21 South in Rincon. During this “Enmarket Dollar Day” there will be opportunities for the Effingham County Navigator Team to receive $1 for every car wash, $1 at their charity table and $1 donations will be accepted at the enmarket cash registers.


    This Enmarket Encourage Health presentation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Auditorium of the Savannah Morning News, located at 1375 Chatham Parkway in Savannah. A healthy lunch will be provided by local business sponsors. Attendance is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required at Healthy Savannah’s website, http://healthysavannah.org/event-signup-how-to-train-for-a-5k/.


     


    more information can be found at: http://www.effinghamcountynavigatorteam.com

  • 00:17

    Expectations of quick divorce settlement

    in Legal

    When a divorce begins, many think that these cases should settle quickly and efficiently.  Is it reasonable to expect that parties will be able to reach a quick settlement when emotions are high and the inability of parties to agree is often the cause of a divorce?  


    This episode is based on an article on Family Law Headquarters titled: Is expecting divorcing parties to settle quickly reasonable?  


    Stange Law Firm, PC is a divorce and family law firm with office in Missouri and Illinois.  To find out more about our firm, you can contact us at 1-855-805-0595 or by visiting our St. Louis Divorce Lawyers Webpage.  


     


     


     

  • 02:01

    Westchester On the Level with Narog and Aris

    in News

    Westchester On the Level with Narog and Aris open its Friday broadcast day this Friday, July 31, 2015 with Democratic Senate Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins. Her concern over the looming Communication Workers Strike against Verizon is pending over this weekend, ethics reform is another pertinent issue for the Senator. We'll discuss these issues and more at 10:00 am.


    Nicole Benjamin Horsford is a candidate vying for the office of Westchester County Board Legislator serving the 16th Legislative District. She awaits validation of the petition signatures collected with respect to her candidacy and then the September 10th Yonkers City Democratic Committee Primary. Ms. Benjamin Horsford attends the show at 10:30am.


    Assemblymember Shelley Mayer representing the 90th A.D. speaks to the rights of Coop owners among other concerns. She attends the program day at 11:00am


    Daniel Lipke, Yonkers Downtown Business Improvement District Executive Director speaks to the Friday, Saturday and Sunday extravaganza of events to consider along the waterfront.


    Your participation is shamelessly solicited; share your perspective; ask a question, be heard! Engage us during the two-hour radio time slot using our newly installed Chat Room or place your call to (347) 205-9201. You are only asked to please be respectful of all our guests and stay on topic.


    Hezi Aris is your host today.


    Listen live or on demand: http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/WestchesterOnTheLevel/