The Talk…May Save The Life of Your Child | Sanya Gragg, MSW | 12 min

June 22, 2017
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[**Click Image to Listen**] Children's book author, Sanya Gragg, has written a book on how to have a talk with your children regarding people being killed by law enforcement officers.  The mother of two boys, she felt it was necessary to create a how-to guide for children and adults when they are pulled over by the police/sheriff.

As you know we always get Real, Right and definitely FUNKKKKYYYYY... Enjoy!!!

Driving and Public Health…Is Driving Making Us Sick?

June 17, 2017
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[**Click Image to Listen**] Paulo Nunes-Ueno, an expert in urban transportation and mobility, hangs out with the FP Crew to discuss driving's impact on health and wellness.

As you know we always get Real, Right and definitely FUNKKKKYYYYY... Enjoy!!!

>400K People without Power…How Did MLGW Get Power Restored? | Alonzo Weaver | 23 min

June 16, 2017
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[ Click on the Image to Listen ] 3rd Largest Storm in Memphis, TN history...What happened and how did the Memphis Public Utility company restore service to over 400,000 people.  MLGW Vice President, Alonzo Weaver checks in with the FP Crew to walk us through this nationally recognized catastrophe!

Can Public Transportation Work For Everyone? | Paulo Nunes-Ueno | 12 min

June 15, 2017
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[**Click Image to Listen**] Paulo Nunes-Ueno, expert in urban transportation and mobility, hangs out with the FP Crew to discuss how to re-engineer urban public transportation so that it fits the needs of today. 

As you know we always get Real, Right and definitely FUNKKKKYYYYY... Enjoy!!!

Do We Fear Our Youth? | RAustin MWorking LPointer | 28 min

June 11, 2017
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Is the village afraid to raise today's children? Is it the fear of our youth that prevents adults from correcting and directing them?  We discuss our youth and the lack of opportunities that are afforded them as well as who’s responsibility is it to provide enriching opportunities for urban youth. Also, what role should government play in the development of our young citizens?

Our Guests:

  • Roshun Austin, Executive Director, The Works Community Development Corporation
  • Michael Working, Atty, The Working Law Firm
  • Leviticus Pointer, Principal, Achievement School District 

Memphis Still Burning? | Beale Street Dynasty-Preston Lauterbach | 55 min

June 8, 2017
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 [ Click on the Image to Listen ] Funky Politics Radio | June 3, 2017 

Preston Lauterbach, Author, Beale Street Dynasty and The Chitlin’ Circuit: And the Road to Rock and Roll hangs out with the Funky Politics Crew. 

Great Politics Great Music Great Fun...Did We Mention Great Politics!!!  Enjoy...

Exponential Living in the Age of Trump | Sheri Riley, Author | 18 min

June 6, 2017
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[**Click Image to Listen**] Sheri Riley, author of recent bestseller self-help book Exponential Living, hangs out with the FP Crew to discuss how to be the best you in our current political and societal climate.  Sheri really digs into some best practices for optimizing your life and uncovering your inner peace. 

As you know we always get Real, Right and definitely FUNKKKKYYYYY... Enjoy!!!

Trump & Russia | RAustin MWorking LPointer | 14 min

May 31, 2017
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Donald Trump and his administration have leaked classified information to Russia, hosted a Russian diplomat for a meeting where only the Russian media was allowed, and also where classified information was leaked, and have had quite a few of his staffers investigated by the FBI.

Let's discuss Trump's connections to Russia and what should we expect? Impeachment?

Our Guests:

  • Roshun Austin, Executive Director, The Works Community Development Corporation
  • Michael Working, Atty, The Working Law Firm
  • Leviticus Pointer, Principal, Achievement School District 

Funky Politics Radio | May 27, 2017 | 60 min

May 31, 2017
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[ Click on the Image to Listen ] Funky Politics Radio | May 27, 2017 | 60 min

Great Politics Great Music Great Fun...Did We Mention Great Politics!!!  Enjoy...

Redefining Community Development | Roshun Austin, The Works CDC | 10 min

May 30, 2017
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[**Click Image to Listen**] Roshun Austin, Executive Director, The Works Community Development Corporation, enlightens us on the innovative way they have decided to approach community redevelopment and the success they are experiencing.

As you know we always get Real, Right and definitely FUNKKKKYYYYY... Enjoy!!!

Funky Politics Radio | May 20, 2017 | 60 min

May 24, 2017
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[ Click on the Image to Listen ] Funky Politics Radio | May 20, 2017 | 60 min

Great Politics Great Music Great Fun Great Politics!!!  Enjoy...

Can Sports End Racism? | JBalink EBandele KTaylor | 18 min

May 23, 2017
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Sports is always viewed as the great convener of diversity and the time when people of all races and backgrounds come together for a common cause.  However in the commentary written by Wendi Thomas for theundefeated.com she wrote:  

Yes, the crowds at Grizzlies games are more racially mixed than probably any other setting in town. But proximity is not proof of progress, no matter what civic boosters want to believe. In virtually all measures that matter — rates of homeownership, poverty, income, graduation and wealth — black Americans lag behind white Americans. And in some measures, like wealth, the black-white gap is growing.

What are your thoughts on the power of sports and its teams.  Can they lead us to racial harmony?

Our Guests:

  • Jennifer Balink, Executive Director, Exchange Club Family Center
  • Ekundayo Bandele, CEO and Founder, Hattiloo Theatre 
  • Ken Taylor, Executive Director, Beale Street Merchant Association

The Exchange Club Is… | Jennifer Balink, Executive Director | 10 min

May 20, 2017
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[**Click Image to Listen**] Jennifer Balink, Executive Director, The Exchange Club Family Center, enlightens us on the role that the Center plays, the services it provides and what it means to the Memphis, State of Tennessee and Mid-South Region.

As you know we always get Real, Right and definitely FUNKKKKYYYYY... Enjoy!!!

Don’t Sleep On Beale Street! | Ken Taylor, Beale Street Merchants Assoc. | 10 min

May 20, 2017
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[**Click Image to Listen**] Ken Taylor, Executive Director, Beale Street Merchants Association, enlightens us on the regional impact of Beale Street and what it means to the Memphis, State of Tennessee and Mid-South Region.

As you know we always get Real, Right and definitely FUNKKKKYYYYY... Enjoy!!!

Sponsor Spotlight: The Amazing Water of Memphis | AWeaver CMcCormick | 10 min

May 18, 2017
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Sponsor Spotlight:  MLGW Executives explain the greatness of Memphis Water! 

Black Theatre Is Religion & Ritual | Ekundayo Bandele | 18 min

May 17, 2017
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[**Click Image to Listen**] Founder & CEO of Hattiloo Theatre, Ekundayo Bandele, addresses the importance of Black Theatre beyond its entertainment value.  He equates Black Theatre and Hattiloo to a church pulpit and a place of education and enlightenment.  He also takes us on a historical ride that allows us to have a greater level of context as it relates to Black Theatres around the country and some of the trailblazers that created the lane in which he is thriving.

As you know we always get Real, Right and definitely FUNKKKKYYYYY... Enjoy!!!

Did The Bethune Graduates “Do The Right Thing”? | KTaylor JBalink EBandele | 18 min

May 17, 2017
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Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education was invited by the administration of Bethune-Cookman University but after numerous request to disinvite her by students, graduating seniors and families the administration forged ahead.  No one would have anticipated what occurred during the keynote address of the education chief.  Not only was she "Boo"-ed for the entirety of her speech, turned their backs to  Secretary DeVos and ignored the verbal reprimand from the School’s President Dr. Edison Jackson.  We dig into this topic and a few others associated with 45 and his cabinet. 

Our Guests:

  • Jennifer Balink, Executive Director, Exchange Club Family Center
  • Ekundayo Bandele, CEO and Founder, Hattiloo Theatre 
  • Ken Taylor, Executive Director, Beale Street Merchant Association

 

 

 

 

Regional One…Trauma 1 and More! | Tammie Ritchey | 10 min

May 17, 2017
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[**Click Image to Listen**] Tammie Ritchey, Executive Director, Regional One Health Foundation, educates us on the importance of Regional One and we get into a few other issues...health care, ACA, AHCA and other areas!

As you know we always get Real, Right and definitely FUNKKKKYYYYY... Enjoy!!!

Why Are Millennials Leaving The Church? | Dr. Stacy Spencer | 10 min

May 16, 2017
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[**Click Image to Listen**] Pastor at New Direction Christian Church, one of the largest if not the largest Disciples of Christ Church in the US, Dr. Stacy Spencer.  The Rev. Doctor joins the Funky Politics Crew to discuss what is going on between today's youth and church.  The good reverend does not mince any words or thoughts on the topic.

As you know we always get Real, Right and definitely FUNKKKKYYYYY... Enjoy!!!

Mothers Day Salute | M.D. & D.C | 4 min

May 14, 2017
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Mother's are making it happen!