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CW4 (Retired) Gregory S. Coker
AH-6 “Little Bird” attack helicopter aviator who was specially recruited, assessed, and selected in the Army’s only Special Operations Helicopter unit, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. He was one of the senior Lead Instructor Pilots and planner responsible for planning and executing special operations missions in support of our nation’s most elite special operations units. Achieved 5000 hours of accident free flying, over 4000 hours of Night Vision Goggles and 1000 hours of Combat time.
Supervised and directed teams of up to 200 soldiers in the planning and execution of numerous complex combat operations at the Joint Task Force level. Responsible for leading and planning scores of real world combat missions with significant tactical, operational, and strategic value during Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom with 100% success in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) conducting 11 combat tours 2001-2007.
Author, Journalist, Radio Personality, & Activist With 2015 marking her 20th year in the media business, Raqiyah’s influence goes back to Newark, NJ. Born to a teen mother and domestic abuse survivor, Raqiyah’s climb from mastering a speech impediment to being bullied in school, led a shy, insecure, girl into becoming the confident, outspoken, success she is today. Featured in The Limited clothing store’s 2015 nationwide “New Look of Leadership” campaign, she’s been chosen and honored as a female leader for her passionate work as an author, journalist, radio personality, stepmother, and activist. A writer at heart, Raqiyah’s debut fiction novel, “The Man Curse,” out now, chronicles the world of Meena, a young women who spends her life trying to break The Man Curse and become the first woman in her family to marry. No stranger to the book world, Raqiyah contributed a chapter to Gil Robertson’s anthology “Where Did Our Love Go: Love & Relationships in the African American community.” She was a featured profile in Thembisa Mshaka’s book of entertainment industry professionals, “Put Your Dreams First: Handle your entertainment business” And Raqiyah was a reporter at large for Cheo Hodari Coker’s VIBE book “Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of The Notorious B.I.G,” which was turned into feature film, Notorious. Raqiyah is a passionate activist for issues affecting women, children, and African Americans. In college, she helped create the Diversity Union on Penn State University’s Altoona campus after acts of racism toward black classmates. Today, she continues her penchant for activism. From marching in Ferguson, MO to Baltimore and attending protests in NYC.
Tonight we our most gracious hosts will get elbow deep into this years NFL Playoff scenarios. Lets take a look at who we belive are the REAL or a pretender in contenders clothing.
We will also give our takes on the Bellator / Gracie Vs Shamrock debacle (or brilliant PR move)
And lastly but definitely not least-ly we will preview and do some pick-ems for this weekends UFC 193 event that will be hosted in Melbourne Austrailia and headlined by both the womens Bantamweight and Strawweight Championships.
So sit back and have yourself a listen a laugh and e few brews (that'll make us sound a lot better)
Today's conversation is with Belinda Coker. Belinda is an entrepreneur that assists start-ups, entrepreneurs and existing companies negotiate production sourcing in China and Taiwan.
In 2004, she launched Envirosax, which eventually became the most renowned reusable bag globally. The brand was successful in Australia, Canada Europe, and the USA.
While she still designs and oversees manufacturing for Envirosax, she now runs Bellouco Consulting where she helps others negotiate the vast vortex of manufacturing in China. It pains her to see young companies, with positive, energetic people behind some great ideas, get unstuck with dealing with unscrupulous suppliers - some of them even losing everything before they get started.
She also does a lot of charitable work one of them being the Rescue Mission for Children in Chang Rai in Thailand?
We discuss her success with this company and some of the challenges that come with running a multinational company and what doing business in China is like.
Catch the interview here or below.
Join us for this very special episode of the BYGP Locker Room with Travis Reust, Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning at UTSA. If you want to know what it takes to become a D1-A athlete, here is your chance to find out from one of the best in the game. It is essential for you to get bigger, stronger and faster, to reach your true potential on the football field. Coach Reust, has been with top programs like the university of Colorado, Nebraska, TCU and Oklahoma St. and loves to give back and share what he has learned.
Take advantage of his knowledge and expertise tonight, in the BYGP Locker Room!
JOIN US FOR AN INTERVIEW WITH Darrin Thomas President of Black Pages USA
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Darrin Thomas is a native of Florence, South Carolina and currently resides in Columbia. Mr. Thomas is a graduate of the University Of South Carolina School of Business where he received his undergraduate degree in Marketing and Management. Prior to his entrepreneurial career, Xerox Corporation employed Mr. Thomas as a Marketing Representative in Greenville, South Carolina.
Mr. Thomas currently serves on the board of directors for the local Boy Scouts of America, Wachovia Bank-Midlands Advisory Board, YES Carolina, Coker College Board of Trustees, Palmetto Health Foundation Board, SCANA Corporation Advisory Board, and the USC School of Business Partnership Foundation Board of Advisors. He is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Savannah Chapter-National Association of Guardsmen, Alpha Iota Boule-Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, member of the Columbia Rotary Club and serves as Vice President of the Indian Waters Council Boy Scouts of America. He is also a vigil honor member of Santee Lodge 116 – Order of the Arrow.
Darrin is an active member of Francis Burns United Methodist Church and is married to Kela Evans Thomas, formerly of Orangeburg, South Carolina. They have two sons, Todd Asher and Garrison Ervin. He accredits his success to his faith in God, the love of his family and the principle of relationship building.
American Tennis with Coach Chuck Kriese - Broadcast of July 29, 2015; Coach Kriese interviews Chad Simpson of Point University in Georgia and Coach Bill Simpson of Coker College in South Carolina on his show today. These young coches talk about multiple issues of the collegiate coaching world in regrd to training and motivation and the political issues that seem to burden all teachers and coaches today. They talk passionately about tennis in the United States today and why they were led to this profession as a vehicle to mentor and to direct young people. Listen to Coach Chuck Kriese each Wednesday at noon on the UR10S network.
I think everyone should study ants. They never give up! They live their lives in preparation for the up coming seasons. Never stop looking for ways to get where it is you want to be in life. There is something we can learn from all species here on earth. And, as long as we are living, we will never stop learning.
Jim Coker, Director of Propane Applications, R & R Products
Join us to explode all of the myths we might have about the dangers of propane. Is it safe? How flammable is it compared with gasoline or diesel? We will learn from our guest why the use of propane is the future in turf equipment. Is it budget and environmentally friendly and does it require higher or lower maintenance? Why is the use of propane powered golf and turf taking golf courses by storm? Jim will also share with us how to get it, if it is, indeed, sourced mostly in the USA and how readily available is it for companies and individuals wanting to make the switch. This show is made possible through the generous support of Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona.
Are you letting people define who you are, maybe unconsciously? What does success mean to you? What does prosperity mean to you? How do these questions interrelate, or do they? Think about these questions. Only you, personally can answer for yourself. Listen in to this interesting discussion.