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  • 00:33

    Outrageously Talented Transmedia Artist and Performer Phoebe Legere

    in Entertainment

    The New York Times raved: “Legere plays the piano with enormous authority in a style that encompasses Chopin, blues, ragtime, bebop and beyond." Legere has recorded for Mercury Records in England and Epic, Island, Rizzoli, Funtone, ESP Disk and Einstein records in the United States and has appeared on NPR, CBS Sunday Morning, PBS’s City Arts, Soundcheck and Charlie Rose. Check out Phoebe’s website and follow her on Twitter and Facebook


    We'll also be talking with Richard Henry, owner of Phoebe Legere's favorite diner: the Maine Diner


    Visit Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys website and follow the show on Twitter


    Get your copy of Garrison's new book, Postcards from the Highway of Life

  • 00:48

    Motorcycle guide Eytan Magen and Boomer Consumer author Matt Thornhill

    in Lifestyle

    After a career spanning 16 years in various executive roles, Eytan Magen decided to pursue his passion for motorcycle touring and set up TAMAR, the first Israel-based guided motorcycle tour company running unique, professionally-guided two-wheel adventures in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Check out the TAMAR website


    Matt Thornhill is considered the nation’s top authority on marketing to today’s Boomer Consumer. His opinions are sought by major corporations and major media including NBC, CBS, BusinessWeek, TIME, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many others. Matt is Founder of the Boomer Project which advises marketers how to best communicate with Boomers and he’s author of Boomer Consumer: Ten New Rules for Marketing to America’s Largest, Wealthiest and Most Important Demographic Group. Order Boomer Consumer and check out The Boomer Project


    Subscribe to the Garrison Leykam Daily about diners, motorcycles and everything inbetween and order Garrison's new book, Postcards from the Highway of Life Visit Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys website

  • 00:45

    God was created out of colonial imperial evil greed of Italian and European

    in Religion

    There was the anthropic human world before the Roman Empire. So who created the Christian God that was never heard of.  Christianity's climb to dominance was sparked by a single event - the conversion of Roman Emperor Constantine I. Constantine was embattled in a bitter civil war to retain the emperor’s throne. Before the decisive battle against his brother-in-law and chief rival in 312, he was said to have claimed to experience a vision where Christ appeared unto him, instructing him to place the sign of Christ on the banners carried by his troops. He did so, and his army proceeded to demolish that of his rival, securing his position as emperor. He credited the Christian God for the victory, and proceeded to give favor to Christianity over all other religions in the massive Empire.


    Almost overnight, Christianity was propelled to the status of global, theological powerhouse. Roman citizens and subjects converted in droves, as Christians were afforded special tax breaks and other amenities not available to any other religious affiliations. Despite its favored status, other religions were now outlawed by Constantine. It would not be until later in the 4th century (380), when Christianity would be named the official state religion of Rome, illegalizing all other models of worship. This would ensure the conversion of nearly everyone under Roman control, covering much of Europe, West Asia and North Africa. Failing to convert typically elicited deportation or execution.

  • 02:01

    The Maya Akai Show UNPLUGGED Featuring Comedian Nikki Brayden ( Feb 10th)

    in Radio

    Some of the TALK on Tap...


    WHAT'S TRENDING:  Anti-Beyonce Protest by Police Supporters Set Outside NFL HQ


    THE MASHUP: Black lives matter activist commits suicide in public


    WHAT???: Michigan Senate Passes Bill Outlawing Oral and Anal Sex — Violators Will Face 15 Years in Prison


    The Fringe: 2 Bedrooms In Cabrini-Green's New High Rise  Srat at $3200 A Month


    What Would Nikki's SAY???: Nikki goes toe to toe with Dear Abby…trying to help wayward souls seeking Real Honest Advice...


    The WIND DOWN: 'Saved By the Bell'-Themed Pop-Up Bar and Diner Coming to Chicago


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    Get SOCIAL with the Show!!!


    Facebook/Twitter: @TheMayaAkaiShow @NikkiBrayden


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    Website: MayaAkai.com

  • 01:32

    Ralph Poynter:What's Happening

    in Politics Progressive

    RALPH POYNTER: WHAT'S HAPPENING---TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016



    What is the latest evidence of the legacy of colonial terrorism? Fint, Mich: Still no effective response from the so-called Black Political community i.e. The Democratic Party, etc.-- Panelists
    Excerpts from the Black Activists Writers Guild- Pinkney(Black Panther & former pol. prisoner)
    Reports from the Death Camps: Lynne Stewart & Special Guests
    N.Y.C. JERICHO Updates  on our political prisoners: Anne Lamb
    Weekly News Analysis: By refusing to face the reality of American national & international policies, we commit gradual suicide.- R. Poynter, T. Siracuse, J. Meyers, L. Pinkney, R. Shaheed
    Another soldier passes: Remembering  our beloved Sundiata Sadiq

  • 01:01

    Ralph Poynter:What's Happening

    in Politics Progressive

    FEBRUARY 9, 2016---RALPH POYNTER: WHAT'S HAPPENING



    What is the latest evidence of colonial terrorism? Continued  increase of foreclosures on  the Black elderly.
    Reports from the Death Camps - Lynne Stewart (recently liberated political prisoner.
    N.Y.C. Jericho Updates - Anne Lamb
    Excerpts from the Black Activists Writers Guild- Larry Pinkney (Black Panther & former political prisoner)
    Weekly News Analysis: PART 2- We continue to break down last weeks discussion, that by refusing to face the reality of U.S. national policies while demanding community control of the police without attaching a demand to FREE POLITICAL PRISONERS such as Rev. Pinkney, Mumia, & Jalil Montaqim is gradual suicide. 

  • 01:57

    The Yehudah Project: United Nations says " African Americans need reparations"!

    in Culture

    “The colonial history, the legacy of enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism, and racial inequality in the US remains a serious challenge as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent. Contemporary police killings and the trauma it creates are reminiscent of the racial terror lynchings in the past. Impunity for state violence has resulted in the current human rights crisis and must be addressed as a matter of urgency.” The United Nations

  • 00:58

    George Washington Inn and The Shot Heard Round the World

    in History

    In February Americans have more to celebrate than Valentine's Day. Indeed, what better time to honor our first Commander-in-Chief than Presidents’ Day--this, by commemorating George Washington’s birthday? And what better place than his namesake Inn, one of Washington State’s finest bed and breakfasts  nestled along the Strait of Juan de Fuca between Sequim and Port Angeles? Join the Inn’s owners, Dan & Janet Abbott, & Washington historian Vern Frykholm as together we relive colonial history & explore forgotten facts about the father of our country & the gracious estate he called home.

  • 00:31

    WORLD WIDE AFRICA THE VOICE OF THE PAN AFRICAN MOVEMENT

    in Politics

    "The threat to American apartheid led by Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X in the ‘60s initiated a great democratic awakening, especially among young Black People.  This awakening was the de-nigerization of BlackPeople —the process of turning sacred, intimidated, helpless folk into bold, brave hopeful people willing to live and die for Black freedom.  


    The Black Panther Party was the most advanced organized effort to exemplify this awakening. In other words, it was the highest from of deniggerization in niggerized America. The Black Panther Party was the greatest threat to american apartheid because it was indigenous in composition, interracial in strategies and tactics, and international invasion and analysis.  It was indigenous in  that it spoke to the needs and hope of the local community, as can be seen in the historic Survival Program of the party.  It combined bread-and-butter issues of everyday people with democratic empowerment in the face of issues of everyday people with deep democratic empowerment in the face of an oppressive status quo.  It  was interracial in that it remained open ot stratigic alliances and tactical coalations with progressive brown, red, yellow and white activists.   And it was international in that it understood American apartheid in light of anti-imperial struggles around the world, especially in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.  the revolutionary politics of the Black Panther Party linked  the catastrophic conditions of local Black communities (with the disgraceful school systems, unavailable health and childcare, high levels of unemployment and underemployment, escalating rates of imprisonment, and pervasive from of self-hatred and self-destruction) to economic inequality in America and colonial or neocolonial realities in the capitalist world system. Needless to say this great awakening was too much for the american establishment." West

  • 00:47

    From Banking to Coffee Beans: Profile on Stefanie Kasselakis Kyles

    in Lifestyle

    The story of Vassilaros & Sons is about an institution that’s served all five boroughs with high-quality, hand-blended coffees, for nearly a century. 5 million cups a day of Vassilaros' coffee fuels New Yorkers with the spirit that they need to build today and tomorrow, each and every day. Symbol of the strength and values of the Vassilaros family is Stefanie Kasselakis Kyles who traded her high heels as a very successful investment banker to run the family business. 


     


    Also on the show:


    Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog and author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future and Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It. 


    Check out Dorie's website and follow her on Twitter


    Check out Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys website


    Photo of Stepanie Kasselakis Kyle by Buck Ennis from the Crain's article Where Have All The Diner Gone by Aaron Elstein

  • 00:24

    James Madison University Softball Preview

    in Sports

    #199: Mickey Dean, Head Coach, James Madison University.  James Madison's 2016 softball schedule, which features 22 games against 14 NCAA teams and five non-conference tournaments prior to the 21-game Colonial Athletic Association slate.  JMU opens the season Feb. 12-14 in Orlando, Fla., at the UCF Knights Invitational. The Dukes will face Fordham in the season opener while also taking on Rutgers twice, as well as NCAA teams Alabama and host UCF. The following weekend, the Dukes return to Florida Feb. 19-21 to compete in the Michele Smith Invitational in Clearwater, where they'll hit the field against Tennessee, DePaul, Fordham, Auburn and Oklahoma State.  JMU opens the home slate Feb. 26-28 when it hosts the JMU Invitational, featuring Binghamton, Toledo, Saint Joseph's and Robert Morris. Dukes Twitter, Dukes Facebook, Coach Dean Twitter, TCRS Twitter, TCRS Facebook,