Diversity & Inclusion??? | Rory Verrett, Exec Search | 20 min

March 22, 2017
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During Rory's visit with the Funky Politics Crew, we discuss his new executive search firm, Protege' Search and we unpack the concept of "Diversity & Inclusion".  Truly understanding the concept and why has it gained so much traction over the last 15-20 years. Enjoy!

GUMBO | Latanyua Robinson, Martavius Jones & Lee Eric Smith | 21 min

March 17, 2017
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[Click Image to Listen] Gumbo is a segment on Funky Politics that allow professionals to join DC & MD around the table to discuss hot topics.   The Funk can get very thick when our Funky Friends join us in the studio. 

Today’s Ingredients:

  • Latanyua Robinson Executive, GMACW
  • Martavius Jones, Memphis City Councilman 
  • Lee Eric Smith, Journalist and Multi-media specialist, TSD

Enjoy!!!

Street Talk | Rhyane Wagner, Victor Montgomery & Sean Waddell | 18 min

March 12, 2017
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[Click Image to Listen] Street Talk is a segment on Funky Politics that allow people from around the country to join our conversation.  The Funk can get very thick when our Funky Friends from around the world join D.C. and M.D.  Hot Topics get even hotter!!!

This Street Talk Segment has:

  • Rhyane Wagner, Political Consultant/Strategist, Atlanta 
  • Victor "QuePsiRef" Montgomery, Education Advocate, Washington D.C. 
  • Sean "The Rat Daddy" Waddell, Public/Civil Rights Advocate, Louisville

Enjoy!!!

GUMBO 03.11.17 | Lisa Moore, Tosha Downey & Darrell Cobbins | 26 min.

March 10, 2017
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[Click Image to Listen] Gumbo is a segment on Funky Politics that allow professional to join DC & MD around the table to discuss pressing topics from the week.   The Funk can get very thick when our Funky Friends join us in studio. 

This Street Talk Segment has:

  • Tosha Downey, Director of Advocacy, Memphis Education Fund
  • Lisa Moore, President & CEO, Girls Inc.
  • Darrell Cobbins, President & CEO, UniversalCommercial  Memphis

Enjoy!!!

Street Talk | Sam Upshaw, Vigilantee, Mike Working, & Bernal Smith | 25 min

March 5, 2017
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[Click Image to Listen] Street Talk is a segment on Funky Politics that allow people from around the country to join our conversation.  The Funk can get very thick when our Funky Friends from around the world join D.C. and M.D.  Hot Topics get even hotter!!!

This Street Talk Segment has:

  • Sam Upshaw, Nashville
  • Roger "Vigilantee" Suggs, Kansas City
  • Bernal Smith, Memphis (In-Studio)
  • Mike Working, Memphis (In-Studio)

Enjoy!!!

Funky Gumbo Pt 2 | Bernal Smith & Mike Working | Funky Politics - 030417

March 4, 2017
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Bernal Smith, Tri-State Defender & Mike Working, Working Law Firm join the Funky Crew to discuss today's political happenings in a way that only Funky Politics can do it.  Eat it Up and Lick the Bowl!

Funky Gumbo Pt 1 | Mike Working & Bernal Smith | Funky Politics - 030417

March 4, 2017
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Bernal Smith, Tri-State Defender & Mike Working, Working Law Firm join the Funky Crew to discuss today's political happenings in a way that only Funky Politics can do it.   Bon Apetit!!!

Wendi Thomas, Journalist | MLK 50, Economic Justice & Poverty | Time: 17 min

February 26, 2017
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During Wendi's visit with the Funky Politics Crew, we discuss her new project, MLK50 and Martin Luther King's last fight of economic justice, and the debilitating impact poverty has on communities of color.  Enjoy!

D.C. & M.D. Ward | What If There Was a 30 Day Return Policy..?

February 24, 2017
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The Funky Politics Crew gives their take on recent current events.

Michael Rallings, Memphis Top Cop | How Is Video Changing Law Enforcement? (16 min)

February 16, 2017
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Mike Rallings, Memphis' top cop visits Funky Politics.  During his visit, we discuss the ubiquity of video capturing equipment (mobile phone, dash cams, body cams, etc.) and their impact on the police officers' ability to do their job.  This is a lively and informative conversation.  Enjoy!

D.C. & M.D. Ward | BANNED In The U.S.A. (10 min)

February 14, 2017
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The Funky Politics Crew gives their take on recent current events. 

Tequilla Banks , EVP TNTP (The New Teachers Project) | Teacher Shortage!!!

February 11, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Tequilla Banks, Executive Vice President, TNTP (formerly The New Teachers Project)

  • There is a severe teacher shortage. What can we do?

 Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!

 

D.C. & M.D. Ward | About the Wall… ( 6:00 )

February 7, 2017
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The Funky Politics Crew gives their take on recent current events. 

Robert Jackson | Future of Education for Black & Brown Boys (13:00)

February 3, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Robert Jackson, Education Consultant & Author, No More Excuses Series

  • The Future of Education for Black & Brown Boys

Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy

D.C. & M.D. Ward | The Women’s March

February 2, 2017
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The Funky Politics Crew gives their take on recent current events. 

Tequilla Banks & Tomeka Hart | EDUCATION: The Achievement Lie (21:00)

February 2, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Tequilla Banks, Executive Vice President, TNTP (formerly The New Teachers Project)

Tomeka Hart, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Student achievement scores and the lie that was told to parents

 Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!

 

 

Ellen Rolfes | Adverse Childhood Experiences a/k/a ACE (15:00)

January 31, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Ellen Rolfes, Executive Director, ACE Awareness Foundation

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences = ACE

Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy

D.C. & M.D. Ward | Golden Showers

January 29, 2017
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The Funky Politics Crew gives their take on recent current events. 

Dr. Kent McGuire | Why Are Black Boys Being Expelled At Such A High Rate?

January 23, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Dr. Kent McGuire, President + CEO, Southern Education Foundation

  • Addressing the issue of expulsion of black boys at a rate higher than all others 

Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy

Dr. James Johnson | Mediating Institutions Are Vital To Student Success! (18:00)

January 22, 2017
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#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the brightest and most committed minds in the Education arena.  

Guest for this show: 

Dr. James Johnson, Professor & Demographer, Univ. of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 

  • The importance of mediating institutions 

Ths series is about tackling the issues of Education Reform.  Enjoy!