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  • 00:26

    Living, Caring, Learning and Sharing W/DON DURANT

    in Writing

    You can listen in while we are live on air on your phone: 718-305-6322  or click on and listen 24/7/365 : Redevelopment of our communities is a means  used by the wealthy Billionaires to uproot a community and bring in  new residents.  Harlem is an example of this kind of change,and now those who grew up in Harlem would not recognize or appreciate teh changes.  This same thing happened in the Accidental Flooding of  New Orleans.  We blame Katrina, but it really was a flood caused by a faulty dike.  Established residents were uprooted and sent to cities and states far away, so that they could not return, after redevelopment took place.

  • 01:15

    #ISIS Global Gang-banging taking #terror to the streets!

    in News

    #ISIS Global Gang-banging taking #terror to the streets! We cannot take the same simplified, unqualified simple-minded approach to ISIS as was done in the war on street gangs and drugs. ISIS does not care about your economic development, blight-redevelopment plans, they don't care about your predefined template of how they should worship or war; gang wars have always been about targets and territory, product and propaganda  all of which ISIS is advancing towards establishing itself as the big dog on the block globally! call-in 347-308-8988

  • 00:32

    Michael Fernandes & Tom Detrinca: Serving to Win

    in Real Estate

    "Making Money in Real Estate When You Have No Money" with 60 years of combined experience in real estate and finance, Ken Sheppard & Dana Leigh share real world "How To" actions to use real estate to generate income, build wealth and create a financial legacy for your family  We started out this way and so can you.

    Michael and Tom of Steward Redevelopment, LLC are our guests today.  These youg guys have a business model the's positively entrenched in the values Ken and I hold so dear.  They purchase homes from folks facing foreclosue or other devestation, rehab the homes and rent to agencies who assist vetereans and folks who need a little bit more from a landlord than most.  Come meet these guys.

    Check them out online.

    Websites: www.StewardRedevelopment.com 

    Find our podcasts on the iTunes store under "Making Money in Real Estate When You Have No Money".

    Please join our online community at CreativeFlips.webs.com and connect with us on LinkedIn- Ken and Dana.

  • 01:00

    Positive Impact Radio James Washington lll -Grant Writer and Social Entrepreneur

    in Entrepreneur

    2 pm Central, 3 pm Eastern: "Positive Impact Radio," host Carol Wachniak

    Join Carol every week, to talk to people who are making a Positive Impact in the World!

    James Washington of Community Development Enterprises is an accomplished grant writer and social entrepreneur with a passion for community redevelopment and missions.  He is an expert cross-functional senior management experience in strategic planning, development, and operations of integrated health care and non-profit organizations. He has a proven track record of successfully implementing outcomes driven programs, spearheading public and private collaboration, and devising innovative approaches to maximize financial growth and community impact.  He perceives impactful business ventures and good stewardship of human potential and capital resources to be his ministry.


  • 00:26

    Living, Caring, Learning and Sharing W/DON DURANT

    in Writing

    So much is being made of the new reconstruction of the Nassau County Coliiseum, and compared to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  The Rich are getting richer and so many others are falling by the wayside.  Money and Ownership is traveling through the hands of Americans directly to the Russians and Chinese. To listen on your phone while we are live on air: 718-305-6322 or click on online at anytime (blogtalkradio.com /don-durant) 24/7  

  • 00:22

    Neoliberalism, Imperialism and Urban Development pt. 2

    in History

    In 2004, an agreement was reached between the United States and South Korean governments to relocate the United States Forces Korea from the heart of Seoul to Camp Humphreys, outside the mid-sized city of Pyeongtaek, and to a second major garrison outside of Daegu 

    The process, scheduled to be completed next year, will consolidate more than 28,000 troops into two regional hubs and will transform Camp Humphreys into the largest U.S. Army garrison in Asia.

    As the population of the garisson increases from 12,000 Soldiers, Family Members and contractors to 37,000 in 2016, the city of Pyeongtaek, in co-operation with the central South Korean government, have developed ambitious plans. 

    These include a major Samsung semiconductor chip plant, the world’s largest fuel cell power plant, an expanded maritime port, a free economic zone as well as tens of thousands of new housing developments. 

    UC Berkley’s Bridget Martin is researching the links between Militarism and Urbanization in South Korea. In the second of our two-part conversation, she talks about the intensity of South Korean urban redevelopment, the goals behind USFK base consolidation and restructuring and the historical relationship between American military bases and South Korean society.

    Music on this episode is the Pearl Sister's 'Love House' (????? ??? ??)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AAvLhCeUwc

  • 00:30

    NABWIC Talks with Paul Tutwiler, Executive Director at Northwest Jacksonville

    in Women

    NABWIC Talks with CEO Paul Tutwiler
    Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation


    Paul Tutwiler serves as the Chief Executive Officer  (C.E.O.) of Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) since August 2002.  He is originally from Memphis, Tennessee, but has enjoyed the last 30 years working in Jacksonville, Florida.  He is a graduate of Memphis State University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Philosophy.  He also attended the University of Florida graduate program for Urban and Regional Planning. Prior to his tenure at (NJCDC) he worked with Local Initiatives Support Corporation for two years as an assistant program officer. This was preceded by two years in the redevelopment of the Oaks of Durkeeville Public Housing Development. He has a passion for history and music.

    He served on the Enterprise Zone Board and chairman of the Urban Core Vision Plan Steering Committee with the City of Jacksonville. Tutwiler was appointed by the mayor of Jacksonville to the Community Wealth Building Initiative Task Force in September of 2014.  Additionally, he is a member of the Florida Alliance of CDCs since 2009.  His volunteer time is spent enjoying the study of Jacksonville’s history.  Among notable achievements he is a founding board member of the Durkeeville Historical Society and the Myrtle/Moncrief Business Association.


    Paul Tutwiler
    (904) 598-9196


  • 01:01

    Redondo Beach Marina Redevelopment

    in Current Events

    Our guests this morning are Mickey Marraffino and Christina Jesperson.

    Returning guest, Mickey Marraffino, is a Certified Marketing Executive in the shopping center industry. She grew up in Massachusetts and attended The American University in Washington DC, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration. Mickey began her career in Washington, DC.  In search of warmer weather, she moved to the Inland Empire before landing in Redondo Beach 20 years ago. Mickey was the West Coast Regional Marketing Director for Forest City at South Bay Galleria, where she oversaw the marketing of six regional shopping centers.

    Christina Jesperson is the Managing Partner and Financial Consultant for the Retirement Protection Group.   Christine is passionate about her community and she and her husband started the grass roots community group, Voices for Waterfront Vitality. In addititon, Christina currently sits on the Board of Directors for Pediatric Therapy Network, is the First VP of Philanthropy for Las Candalistas and has been a member of the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce since 2000. She earned a Masters of Art in Sociology from the University of North Colorado and in her spare time enjoys golf, reading and cooking.

    This morning, we’re going to discuss the Redondo Beach Waterfront project. Now this is a hot button issue and our hope is to ask the right questions to get some clarification for our listeners.


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  • 00:24

    Forging Change in Communities, with Amy Bretall

    in Entrepreneur

    On Smart Companies KC, host Kelly Scanlon  visits with Amy Bretall, an entrepreneur who when she’s not working to grow her business, Arbor Grove LLC, can be found volunteering across the Kansas City community.

    Bretall left the corporate world in 2014 to start her own company providing community planning, project management and public relations for communities throughout Missouri. Arbor Grove engages in comprehensive, regional, and economic development strategic planning activities that necessitate different types of public outreach and participation. 

    Bretall is a board member of the Linwood YMCA and a graduate of the Kansas City Chamber’s Centurions leadership program and was recently appointed by Kansas City Mayor Sly James to the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority (PIEA). The PIEA fosters commercial and industrial development in specifically designated redevelopment areas and is one of just a handful of women in such a position.

    To listen to more shows hosted by Kelly Scanlon please visit our archives 

  • 00:32

    Real talk Real Game: Reactivated

    in Entertainment

    Focus: Urban development, architecture, sustainability, cost of living after renovations. Has urban renewal been tharted by the behavior of the community? Can cities still afford the cost of redevelopment with shrinking federal dollars?

  • 00:38

    Breaking the Chains.....Leading Change Requires Vision

    in Motivation

    I have a dream...Celebrating Our Jubilee!

    Our forefathers and mothers planted trees from which we gather fruit, and dug wells from which we quench our thirst. Civil Rights Activist marched for us, died for us and pleaded for our equality.

    So what are we leaving behind for our communities today? What are we fostering in the minds of our Black children? How will we strengthen our families and our communities? How will we show the power of LOVE in the world? How are we Leading Change?

    Fifty years ago, Dr. King's "I Have a Dream..." Speech debuted in Detroit and transformed a nation. Today, we Celebrate our Jubilee and join in that movement of teaching us all to evolve in our beliefs, values and purpose for the elevation of our consciousness into the greatness that lies in the Human Spirit.

    Leading change in the City of Detroit, a landmark city that has set the direction of the entire nation, requires Visionaries willing to step in and speak up for the equality of all residents. With the challenge of access to capital to redevelop this city, they must innovate new ways to access capital otherwise, we will continue to see investors siezing opportunity at the expense of the misfortune and disadvantages of others. We must demand new leadership if we want to see change that support all communities, and not just a few.

    With 75-82% of the city being Black Americans, we can't stand by and watch, if we want our children to believe in the freedom our forefathers fought for us to have and continue the fight. Tune in to today's show to learn how we, the majority of residents, can begin empowering our communities and be part of Detroit's rebirth!

    We are powerful, and together we rise!