Martavius Jones hangs out with the FP Crew.
#MakingMemphisGreat |David Waters, Respected Memphis Columnist and Leslie Lynn Smith, CEO EpiCenter | A very insightful conversation. An uncommon conversation that you do not want to miss! #KUDZUKIAN #BlackPeople #WhitePeople #Love
The Funky Politics Crew engage in enlightening conversation around the urban community and its connection to the arts. Linda Steele, Arts Memphis, Ardria Lisle and Ned Canty thoroughly discuss current programming at each organization. Enjoy!!!
TFP interviewed three professionals who have committed their lives to Art and Culture and the societies knowledge thereof. Jen Bradner, is leading the charge for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Ned Canty, for the Opera and Terri Freeman for the National Civil Rights Museum. Enjoy!
TFP interviewed three of the most committed women in education and its reform. Passionate about our children, Dynamic leaders and Committed to making the necessary changes to supply a better result and experience. Enjoy!
The Funky Politics Crew increases the Funk Level to 10 to 10th Power with three outspoken, intelligent and committed elected officials. TN State Senator, Lee Harris unwraps the problems at Graceland and the Concerned Citizens Protest and the racial profiling that ensued. Next we have, Memphis City Councilman Martavius Jones breaking down the plan for Wiseacre Beer Distillery's proposal for the Historic Mid-South Coliseum and last but certainly not least, Memphis City Councilman Berlin Boyd, highlights the Pure Unadulterated Funkiness of the City of Memphis' recently completed Business Disparity Study. Sit back and relax to this Funkified Funk on Funky Politics.
#MakingMemphisGreat | Fred Jones, Founder, Southern Heritage Classic, Linda Steele, Chief Engagement Officer, ArtsMemphis, Sports-Based & Arts-Based Community Development. A new way of looking at the economic impact of two entities thats focused on improving the lives of Memphians. A very insightful conversation. An uncommon conversation that you do not want to miss! #KUDZUKIAN
#TwoPowerfulSisters | DC & Doc chop it up with State Representative, Raumesh Akbari and they discuss her experiences before, during and since being a keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention and Lucy Shaw, Tri-State State Bank's Chairwoman of the Board, checks in to discuss the current status of Memphis' one and only black-owned bank, its recent growth and new initiatives. She also touches on the challenges the bank has experienced over the last few years and its plan for growth through better connection with the Black Community. Great conversation with two amazing women! #TwoBrilliantBlackWomen #KUDZUKIAN
#DontMissThisOne | David Lenoir, Shelby County Trustee and Erika Blair, Founder of Young Wall Street Traders, check-in with the FP crew to discuss the current situation with taxes and Shelby County and what we can do to offset the challenges we have as a community and need for enhanced financial literacy especially with our youth. Erika also discusses the Young Wall Street Traders program, its development, successes and growth strategy. A very insightful conversation. We are down with OPM!!!
Earl "Butch" Graves, Jr., CEO of Black Enterprises, Inc. and Joann Massey, City of Memphis, Dir. of Compliance and Business Diversity, explore the issues facing wealth in the Black Community and the need for intentional efforts to change the dismal situation with Black-Owned businesses. A thought provoking conversation with a two tremendously smart and committed guests. Enjoy!!!!
#ListenNow | Funky Politics welcomes Memphis leader that serves in many capacities, Keith Norman and Bobby White, Founder and CEO of Frayser Community Schools. We discuss various topics and issues affecting the City of Memphis: Millenials, Public Education, Urban Community Gentrification, MPD, Crime and the role of the Black Church. Enjoy this information packed show.
#DontMissThisOne #ListenNOW and #PleaseShare...Terri Freeman, President of the National Civil Rights Museum stopped by to discuss and put into a historical perspective the Black Lives Matter Movement. We asked and contemplate the question is this movement that we experiencing sustainable and should it be mentioned with the great movements in history. The United States may be in the midst of a New Civil Rights movement. Several cities around the country are dealing with protests lead by young African-Americans and they are making it clear that they will not sit idly by and wait for the powers that be to affirm their lives... Black Lives Matter is their rallying cry and they are singing it from the streets, the expressways, the public spaces and anywhere they choose. With the recent deaths of #AltonSterling and #PhilandoCastile, urban america has reached its boiling point. Tune in and don't miss this thought-provoking, engaging and enlightening conversation with the FP Crew.
#ListenNOWandShare...Memphis and the country is on Fire...Black Lives Matter, Minority Business, NAACP, Obamacare, Spirituality, The role of The Black Church and much more is discussed with Reverend Doctor Keith Norman of Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corp, Memphis Chapter of the NAACP and Pastor of First Baptist Broad. We are at a historic moment in time and Mr. Norman has a lot to say with very little time to say it all. We did our best to cover as much ground as possible. Tune in and don't miss this thought-provoking, engaging and enlightening conversation with the FP Crew.
Memphis is reshaping its workforce, Shelby County is right-sizing its school system and Kevin Woods is leading the way on both fronts! FPX is the complete interview with Kevin Woods, Executive Director of the Workforce Investment Network and a Shelby County Schools' Commissioner. We discuss the challenges we face as a community and the issues confronting one of the largest school districts in the country. Don't miss this thought-provoking, engaging and enlightening conversation.
FP Xtra with Kevin Kane, Pres & CEO Memphis Tourism & Conventions | #SharetheFunk | #MemphisTourism | #BealeStreetMemphis
Get Ready to Learn about Memphis! The complete interview with Kevin Kane of the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau. We discuss the likelihood that Memphis can host the NBA All-Star Game, Memphis vs. Nashville, the importance of the Memphis Grizzlies, Bass Pro, $10 cover charge for Beale Street and much more. Don't miss this thought-provoking, engaging and enlightening conversation.
Jim Strickland, Memphis Mayor & Ralph Moore, E.D. MAAG | #ListenNow | #PleaseShare | State of Memphis & Regionalism
Funky Politics welcomes Mayor of the City of Memphis, Jim Strickland and Ralph Moore, Executive Director of MAAG. We discuss various topics and issues affecting the City of Memphis: Public Education, MPD, Crime, Public Education, Minority Business and Regionalism. MAAG, Memphis Area Association of Governments is taking a leadership role in the conversation around Regionalism and believes the area is not fully leveraging its assets and resources. Enjoy this information packed show.
Kevin Kane, CEO MCVB & Kevin Woods, E.D. of WIN | #ListenNow | #PleaseShare | Tourism & Workforce Development I| WDIA Show
Funky Politics welcomes Executive Director of Workforce Investment Network, Kevin Woods and Kevin Kane, President & CEO of the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau. We discuss the needs of the initiatives and focus of WIN, how WIN is improving our workforce as well as the importance of tourism to the Memphis economy, the $10 charge for Beale Street and Nashville vs. Memphis. Kevin Woods and Kevin Kane are working to make Memphis an even greater city tomorrow than it is today! Enjoy this information packed show.
The complete interview with the Federal Co-Chairman of the Delta Regional Authority, Chris Masingill. Chairman Masingill addresses a myriad of topics from economic development, public health, minority business growth and regionalism. Don't miss this thought-provoking, engaging and enlightening conversation.
The complete interview with the Superintendent of Shelby County Schools, Dorsey Hopson. Don't miss this thought-provoking, engaging and enlightening conversation exploring issues with our school closings, I-Zone vs. ASD, Shelby County Government and much more.
FP Xtra with Paul Young, Director of Housing & Community Development - City of Memphis | #PleaseShare
The complete interview with the Director, City of Memphis Housing & Community Development, Paul Young. Don't miss this thought-provoking, engaging and enlightening conversation exploring issues with our neighborhoods, affordable housing, community partners and much more.