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  • 00:30

    Public Housing and Welfare: "More Harm than Good?"

    in Lifestyle

    Public housing is designed to provide low-income earners and their families with a place to live. It may include large high-rise buildings in the middle of a city or low-slung apartment complexes in rural areas. People turn to public housing when they cannot to pay for other forms of shelter; once they're residents, they can encounter disadvantages due to the living situation. Most of these problems stem from unpleasant locations for housing, safety problems, overcrowding, poorly maintained facilities, and lack of access to good jobs and schools.
    The other problems associated with public housing are many public housing projects have developed problems with drugs and crime. The long-term effects of public housing on children is a matter of debate, and available evidence shows both negative and positive results for children in public housing projects. What are your thoughts concerning public housing? If you have lived in public housing, please share your thoughts concerning the pros and cons of public housing.


     

  • 02:00

    Has Rioting Ever Accomplished Anything? What If I Told You That It Has.

    in Current Events

    Today on Coffee, Current Events & Politics, we're going to finish our discussion from last week about how government legsliation, policy and social codes created the troubled inner cities that seem to be social pressure cookers about to blow today.  We'll talk about a few contributing factors that we missed last week, such as the New Deal in the 30s and the Federal Highway Act of 1956.


    We'll also talk about riots.  Specifically, we want to answer the question "Has rioting ever accomplished anything?"  Because in the not-so-distant past, rioting actually DID accomplish something, and it was something very significant.


    If you want to know what it was and why it's so important to today's growing social unrest, bring your mug and we'll pour you a cup of strong coffee.

  • 00:30

    Becca Stevens: The Way of Tea and Justice

    in Motivation

    Our Host: 


    Svetlana Kim, Speaker, Author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee, Speaker, Consultant, and  Community Advocate. www.svetlanakim.com. 


    Our Guest: 


    Becca Stevens is one of the premiere speakers in the United States proclaiming love as the most powerful force for social change. She is an author, Episcopal priest and founder of Thistle Farms-Magdalene, a community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. She founded the residential community in 1997, and the social enterprise in 2001. Thistle Farms employs residents and graduates of Magdalene, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio, Thistle Stop Café, and its new global initiative, Shared Trade. She demonstrates that love is good business and raises millions of dollars annually. In the anti-human trafficking movement Stevens believes in a housing first model with economic independence for survivors. Most recently she has been featured in the PBS documentary, “A Path Appears.” She is a prolific writer and has been featured in the New York Times, on ABC World News, NPR, PBS, CNN, and Huffington Post and named by the White House as one of 15 Champions of Change for violence against women in 2011. She was named 2014 Humanitarian of the Year by the Small Business Council of America, has been inducted into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame, and was conferred an honorary doctorate by Sewanee: The University of the South. Her newest book is, “The Way of Tea & Justice: Rescuing the World’s Favorite Beverage from its Violent History.” She lives in Nashville with her husband, Grammy-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon, and their three sons. http://www.thistlefarms.org/index.php/about-becca

  • 00:15

    What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Effective Public Speaking

    in Business

    Some people would rather die than speak in front a group of people.  Yet it is important for Entrepreneurs to be able to communicate effectively about the product or services they offer to groups of people.  I have been speaking in front of people since the age of three when I delivered my line in a church Tom Thumb Wedding.  I guess I had a talent for public speaking, or at least I didn't let fear keep me from the spotlight.  One of the things I enjoyed most about Pastoral Ministry was delivering the Sunday Morning Sermon and I trained church members in the fine art of sermon delivery  In this episode I want to share with you a few things I believe can help you be an effictive public speaker.


    In this episode you will:



    Understand that fear is your friend;
    Understand ways to emotionally prepare yourself to speak in public;
    Understand how to use your Diaphragm effectively when speaking in public.

  • 00:31

    Bump it! or Dump it! - Indie Indeed

    in Music

    Gift of Gab Records Radio show - Bump it! or Dump it! is a show that caters to the underground, undiscovered artists in the U.S. and abroad. All songs played will be listened to and voted on by the public, giving the artist the opportunity to hear what the world is feeling about their artistry. All submissions should be sent to giftofgabrecords@yahoo.com at least 48 hours prior to the airing of the show. For further info. please contact Bigga @ 2164960242 or email us. We are also available on reverbnation.com/giftofgabrecords. Thanks for the love and support of Indie artistry. Don't forget to Google: Gift of Gab Records & Google: Bigga Black...


    IG @ mrbiggablack


    FB @ biggablack


    TW @bigga_black

  • 00:35

    Guest: Pete Hendrickson

    in Culture

    Pete Hendrickson - author, artist and political activist fighting for freedom from inappropriate taxation - is the first American in history to secure a complete refund of Social Security and Medicare "contributions" withheld from his earnings, along with all other property taken for federal taxes. His books include "Cracking the Code - The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America" and its sequel "Was Grandpa Really a Moron?" Since 2003 students of his legal analyses have been routinely retaining and recovering billions of dollars which otherwise would have gone to federal or state government treasuries.


    Hendrickson is also a widely-read essayist on matters of politics, public policy and law. Many of these works are collected in his book, "Upholding the Law And Other Observations." He is a member of Mensa; an award-winning artist; and has paid his dues as a youth soccer coach.


    With a business background in solar and renewable energy, he now focuses full-time on the restoration of the rule of law in America. He is currently working on his next book.  Website: www.losthorizons.com/

  • 01:29

    TGIF edition of Civil Chat with Lee looks at what's trending on this TGIF

    in Politics Progressive

    Civil Chat with Lee looks at what's trending on this TGIF and also ISIS, Rand Paul's comments on ISIS. Who's really to blame? Lee looks at the inception of ISIS from the beginning, the point of "coming out" and who the players are in this party of barbaric ruthless terrorists.  Is it Obama? Is it Bush? Both? How has the Middle East factions and civil holy wars contributed to the rise of ISIS? Syria? The Kurds? Iran? 


    Lee will also look at where Common Core is today in Ameican Education.

  • 00:58

    Jean Busby, Community Organizer with ActionNC

    in Business

    Jean Busby, is an active community organizer, working for ActionNC, a nonprofit social justice organization throughout the State of NC. Jean is a motivational speaker and published author with the focus of encouraging and inspiring women and youth to start and maintain their own businesses along with encouraging low-income individuals and families to maintain their physical and mental health.


    Jean has mobilize people and I built relationships with NC residents; especially those living in low to moderate income communities. Encouraging the community to become involved in direct actions that would bring about changes for community improvements.   Collectively approaching local banks, Mayor’s and Senator’s making demands  for better schools, community safety and beautification, the creation of jobs for youths, and higher wages. 


    Action NC’s mission is to confront and reduce the root causes of poverty, underdevelopment, and social and economic inequality through grassroots education, training, organization and mobilization. Organize in poor and working-income communities full of talented and committed people looking for an opportunity to work together to build a stronger and more secure future. We reach out to them in a variety of ways to offer them the opportunity to join, organize, fight, and win.


     Campaigns we are currently organizing target improvements in affordable housing and tenant rights, public education, health care access, immigrant rights, consumer justice, employment opportunities, tax and revenue policy, and more.


    704-625-4050 * www.actionnc.org  * jean@actionnc.org

  • 00:08

    Rutgers and Bergen County team up on efficiency study

    in News

    Tune in to the next Record Talk Radio broadcast at 1 p.m.. Friday May 29when our topic will be the partnership announced Thursday between Bergen Countty and Rutgers University.


    My story in today's Record described a plan to have graduate students from Rutgers' School of Public Affairs and Administration conduct data analysis on county government operations.


    During the broadcast, you'll hear excerpts of my interviews with Bergen County Executive James Tedesco, Freeholder Tracy Zur and Marc Holzer, dean of the school, all of whom talk about their hopes for the project.


     


     


     


     


     


     

  • 00:28

    How Colour Psychology Can Help You in your Day to Day Living

    in Self Help

    Tamara Lisa Graham is a Interior Decorator, Colour Psychologist, Author, Speaker


    Ms T Lisa Graham is well known for being a leader in her industry and continues to strive to bring light to all she does. After being through such a rough start in life she lets nothing stand in her way.


    Being a single mom to a beautiful gifted child, she has proven that nothing can stand in her way and owning a very successful Interior Decorating company delivering a concept that brings wellness to one’s life, writing a book and being an inspiration to many people wanting to better their life is the simplest ways. Tamara continues to climb the ladder of life with grace and style.


    Certified Interior Decorator, Colour Psychologist, Author and public speaker – T. Lisa Graham is also owner of an amazing Interior Decorating company, TLG Interiors located in Toronto, Canada.


    Services include but are not limited to:



    Colour Consultations
    Decorating
    Space planning
    Budgeting
    Sourcing
    Organization/Decluttering

    With a team of qualified professionals, TLG Interiors is able to maintain the highest standards when it comes to home renovations projects.


    TLG Interiors see that every homeowner or business professional wants the best in their surroundings and her company is capable of making that happen for you.


    To learn more about Tamara and her company you can visit her website at www.tlginteriors.com



  • 01:00

    Grades of Green – Verte 2015 Fundraiser

    in Current Events

    Our guest this morning is Emily Gee, Marketing and Movement Manager for


    Grades of Green.


    Emily has a passion to create environmental change in our community, and feels 


    the best way to do this is through our students. Emily began interning with 


    Grades of Green in 2009, and was originally drawn to the nonprofit because of its 


    core values and mission. Truly inspired by the passion of the Directors and 


    motivated by the energy of the school communities, she feels Grades of Green’s 


    dedication to instilling environmental values is vital to affect environmental 


    change. A recent University of Southern California graduate, she double majored 


    in Public Relations and Political Science with a minor in Environmental Science 


    and now holds a masters degree in Strategic Public Relations. Emily worked in Los 


    Angeles south central public schools through the Joint Education Project (2008-


    2012) and continues to help with after school tutoring and mentorship programs. 


    Emily has conducted environmental field research abroad in Belize (2009) and 


    China (2011). Her work on environmental advertising is published in the American 


    Political Science Association Journal (2012). 


    This morning, we’re going to learn about Grades of Green and talk about their big 


    annual fundraiser, Verte 2015.


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    To Find Out More about Jackie Balestra visit


    http://www.SouthbayByJackie.com


    To Find Out More about George Butts visit


    Web: http://www.MBCERTA.org


    Email: gbutts@mbcerta.org


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